Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Tonight on Blog Plus Ultra the original "Rivers Of Babylon" by the Melodians

Let us all sing along


by The Melodians

(B. Dowe - F. McHaughton, adapted from Psalm 137:1)

By the rivers of Babylon
Where we sat down
And there we wept
When we remembered Zion

But the wicked carried us away in captivity
Required from us a song
How can we sing King Alfa song
In a strange land
Cause the wicked carried us away in captivity
Required from us a song
How can we sing King Alfa song
In a strange land

Sing it out loud
Sing a song of freedom sister
Sing a song of freedom brother
We gotta sing and shout it
We gotta talk and shout it
Shout the song of freedom now

So let the words of our mouth
And the meditation of our heart
Be acceptable in Thy sight
Over I
So let the words of our mouth
And the meditation of our heart
Be acceptable in Thy sight
Over I

Sing it again
We've got to sing it together
Everyone of us together

By the rivers of Babylon...

(Original lyrics from the 1972 album sleeve of "The Harder They Come" o.s.t. )
by Don Julian

they recorded their biggest hit, "Rivers of Babylon" for Leslie Kong. This song became an anthem of the Rastafarian movement, and was featured on the soundtrack for the movie The Harder They Come.

Summit/ Trojan label SUM-6508. 1970.

Before the Wailers came on to the scene, the Melodians were one of the biggest names in reggae music. Many of the lyrics of their later music reflected Rastafarian beliefs. This spiritual aspect, coupled with their catchy melodies and strong rhythms, made them enormously popular in their home country of Jamaica.

Peter Tosh Mystery Babylon
Sister Carol Dread Natty Congo
Lee "Scratch" Perry
Beatles Reggae Mashup
Where have all the Rude Boys Gone
Desmond Dekker the Israelites
Toots and the Maytalls
Reggae 101

Monday, July 30, 2007

This blog post could fry an egg

I am hot. The sweat is dripping. My air conditioner is broke. I may be going mad. Is this heat stroke? I can't remember this kind of weather here in Winnipeg. It is 38 degrees or something like that. Jungle, tropical, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada? The globe it is a warming. The globe is getting hot. Read between the lines because the heat could happen to you too.

What time will it be when the shit hits the fan? Is it the Green house or the runaway green house effect that is making everything sticky? When is Bush going to blow up Iran. I hear he is now at the arming Saudi Arabia part of his plan. I love the way he walks. I love the way he talks. George you are a puppet of a man with a wooden nose that always grows and everybody knows which way the wind blows.

Where did all the dinosaurs go? About forty million years ago. Why are we burning their remains? Fossil fuels to fly our planes. Have a drink or three or seven, join N.A.S.A. and fly to heaven. What to do when the weather is on fire? Go insane and call Bush a liar. Rapidly reach a fever pitch, sit around just in my gitch and bitch about that annoying itch. Scratch the surface of paranoia, switch from meat to eating soya. Plant a tree of marijuana, watch it grow in this sauna, take a toke, make a joke, melt away, enjoy today, because it will be this hot again tomorrow.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

False Media, We Don't Need It, Do We?

Here is an animated short that appeared on (GE / NBC owned) Saturday Night Live. The short was part of TV Funhouse a recurring skit on SNL featuring cartoons created by one of the shows longtime writers, Robert Smigel. I've read that they only played it ONE time, but now you can watch it again and again!

Eric Mink writes in his article 'SNL' Kills Cartoon Spoof for Reddit; "Alert viewers will notice something missing from this weekend's "Saturday Night Live," a repeat of a March broadcast hosted by actress Julianne Moore: the "TV Funhouse" animated segment that aired in the original show.The slyly lighthearted piece - titled "Conspiracy Theory Rock" and produced in the style of PBS' "Schoolhouse Rock" kids' show - actually was a sophisticated satire of the increasing concentration of media ownership in a small number of huge multi-national corporations. It included references to Disney/ABC, CBS and NBC and its parent company, General Electric. "SNL" executive producer Lorne Michaels said he decided to pull the segment because "I didn't think it worked comedically."

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Plusultra gets Simpsonized

I have been getting a bit obsessive about the Simpson's lately, but when I heard I could generate my own Simpson self by uploading a pic of myself I had to try it.

And voila! I really think they got my eyebrow.

If you want to try it yourself click here.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Get Out The Munchies...

Here are a few classic "drug" movies to entertain and amaze, courtesy of Plus Ultra.


Stoned in Suburbia

Beyond Within The Rise of L.S.D

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Spoonerisms on plusultra TV

Sandisk 512mb ultra ii sd plus w/usb

As I often do, today I typed in Blog Plus Ultra into the google search engine to see where this blog would show up. In doing so I came across a very cool new digital memory product called the "SanDisk Ultra® II SD™ Plus Cards"

The SanDisk Ultra II is the high-performance digital memory solution for serious photographers. This family of outstanding flash cards provides the durability and high-speed quality needed for advanced amateur photographers and photo enthusiasts.

The newest addition to this family is the innovative SanDisk Ultra II SD Plus. This ground-breaking card gives you the capability to connect your SD card directly into a USB port by transforming into a USB adapter, via our unique hinged cover, eliminating the need for any readers to offload content to a PC.

Ever Higher Ever Farther Ever Better,

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Introducing A user friendly celebrity gossip site

Do you like celebrity pictures ranging from every star from 50 Cent, Anjelina Jolie, to Xzibit and Zooey Deschannel? First Beat Media produces an awesome Brand New aggregate celebrity gossip site that brings you the latest Hollywood buzz and lets you vote on the current scandals and all the other hot latest celebs' scoops and pics. At celebritygossip.com you can register for free and have all kinds of fun discussing and voting on the exclusive rumors about the superstars of this world like Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan,Victoria Beckham, Dave Chappelle, Nicole Richie, Paris Hilton, Martha Stewart, Jessica Alba, Paula Abdul, Kevin Federline. What are you waiting for? Check out the site now. I am serious, this site is fresh, get going.

Dijon Donkey

What is a Dijon Donkey?


Dijon is a city in eastern France famous for its mustard, even though nowadays around 90% of all mustard seeds used are imported, mainly from Canada.

The French word for Donkey is Ane.

I am an ass.

See the connection?

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Falcon Quarterback Michael Vick indicted for dog fighting,

Michael Vick becomes involved in the business of dog-fighting.

That is, until his dog Cofi is shot during a fight by the rival owner whom Mike Vick then stabs. While being fired at by his pursuers, Vick finds himself in a car chase along with his lifelong friend, and the wounded dog. In the crash his best friend Daunte Culpepper dies, while he is badly injured.

Wait A Second.... I have been confusing the recent Breaking News
, "Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick's indictment late Tuesday afternoon by a Federal Grand Jury in Richmond, Va., for conspiracy to transport dogs across state lines for the purpose of dog fighting with the plot of Amores perros, an Academy Award winning Mexican film directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu in 2000.

The movie is superb, Plusultra recommends you check it out and that Michael Vick Checks himself in to the crazy house.

I was a big fan of Vick's awesome quarterback style and especially his running capabilities. He was my favorite football Player. I used to love O.J. Simpson too, now I can only admire their athletic skills with a tinged and tarnished perspective. I wish Mike the strength to realize his involvement in this Pit-Bull atrocity of dog abuse is wrong and that he can bear the burden he has created for himself now that he has gone from hero to zero faster than Daunte Culpepper(Who was let go today by the Miami Dolphins).

A dark day in football history today indeed, I am sure we will be hearing a lot more of this gruesome case for years to come,
Ever Higher Ever Farther Ever better,


Sunday, July 15, 2007

Moore Flips on Blitz!

Michael Moore Rips Wolf Blitzer on CNN: "Why Don't You Tell the American People the Truth"

From AlterNet

I have always noticed that Michael Moore only receives one kind of coverage from the mainstream media: the bad kind. Every time one of his films comes out, from Bowling for Columbine, to Fahrenheit 9/11 and now Sicko, they have been on a quest to "debunk" them. Why?

Because one of the themes that has run consistently throughout Moore's films is a contempt for the mainstream media's laziness and complicit role they have many American atrocities and problems. He has, as he points out in this fantastic (and live) broadside delivered to the archetypal cable news tool, Wolf Blitzer, been ahead of the curve on Walter Reed, the War in Iraq, gun violence, and a host of other issues and all these networks and talking heads can do is try to pick apart his work to "expose" how he's somehow "fudged the facts", always ignoring how incredibly right he has been and continues to be about our American condition.

We all love to see Wolf Blitzer (who tirelessly defends CNN medical "expert" Sanjay Gupta) taken down a peg, but the video to your right is really about the whole mainstream media getting called out on their bullshit, which makes it so much more satisfying. Naturally smug bigots like Lou Dobbs act amused by what they consider Moore's "act". Little do they know, they're the ones making asses out of themselves day in and day out.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Winnipeg Sucks?

Yes. As Canoe.ca reported today; "For the eighth consecutive year, Winnipeg [Manitoba, Canada] sucks like no other city in the world.

Sucks Slurpees, that is. Winnipeg has defended the Slurpee capital crown it has worn since 2000.

'We don't really know why. Winnipeg is like no other Slurpee-consuming city in the world,' said Sonia Chau of 7-Eleven's Canadian headquarters in Vancouver. 'When it's minus-40 degrees, people in Winnipeg can be seen outside ... with a Slurpee in hand.'"

Still the Big Media continue their blackout of the Plus Ultra campaign to bring a Kwik-e-Mart to Winnipeg! Keep the pressure on the polititans they're starting to come around!! In the mean time Plus Ulta salutes Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Jr., Ph.D, a true Kwik-e-Mart Legend.

According to Wikipedia; "During the 1960s, while still living in India, Apu spent some time as a student of the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, when he befriended Paul and Linda McCartney. Apu's friendship with the McCartneys resulted in him being dubbed by some (mainly himself) as The Fifth Beatle. They visited Apu in Springfield around the time he became naturalized. Apu is a U.S. citizen and holds a Ph.D. in computer science. He graduated first in his class of seven million at 'Caltech' — the Calcutta Institute of Technology — going on to earn his doctorate at the Springfield Heights Institute of Technology."

Here are a few videos of The Man in action!

Apu speaks Spanish, sings "Who Needs the Kwik-e-Mart?"

Apu takes 5

Apu saved the life of James Woods, but we can't hold that against him forever!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Plus Ultra is a Myth!

“The adventure of the hero is the adventure of being alive” -Joseph Campbell

Joseph Campbell - A Scholar's Life

By Jonathan Young

For Joseph Campbell, the study of myth was the exploration of the possibilities of consciousness. His lifetime of scholarship was nothing less than the search for the Holy Grail of radiant living. The dialog between Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers that became The Power of Myth was an event that changed many lives. It is more than a presentation of fascinating stories from all over the world. It is a vision of a rich inner life available to anyone willing to go on the initiatory adventures.

Joseph Campbell was born in 1904 in a suburb of New York City. His childhood was strongly Irish Catholic. This heritage led to an earnest immersion in the rituals and symbols of the church, including becoming an altar boy. His interest in mythology began at age seven when he saw the Indians in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show in Madison Square Garden. Campbell developed an intense fascination with Native American lore that ultimately led to vast learning. His boyhood was spent studying the Indian exhibits at the American Museum of Natural History and reading all the books he could find on Native Americans, including advanced anthropological reports.

Campbell graduated from Canterbury School in New Milford, Connecticut in 1921. On a crossing of the North Atlantic in 1924, he met Jiddu Krishnamurti, not yet the great world teacher of the Theosophists. This friendship led to a deep interest in the traditions of India. Campbell received his B.A. in English from Columbia University in 1925. He completed his M.A. in Medieval Literature in 1926 with a thesis on The Dolorous Stroke, the origin of the Wasteland symbolism in the Grail legends. His advisor was Roger Loomis, a leading Arthurian scholar.

During 1926, Campbell also took classes at the New York City Religious Science Church taught by one of the founders of that movement, Fenwick Holmes. As part of the course, Campbell read Science of Mind. A year in Paris (1927-28) for dissertation research included other significant learning experiences, such as tutorials in aesthetics with sculptor Antoine Bourdelle. He was impressed with the art of Picasso, Brancusi, and Braque. During this time, Campbell read W.B. Yeats, T.S. Eliot, and James Joyce. He was befriended by Joyce's publisher, Sylvia Beach, who explained the intricacies of Ulysses.

At the University of Munich (1928-29), Campbell studied how Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung used myth in psychology. He also noted mythic dimensions in the novels of Thomas Mann. All these masters of modernity would greatly influence his thinking, leading him later to theorize that mythologies are the artistic expressions of psychological life.

Returning to Columbia University, Campbell wanted to expand the scope of his dissertation topic beyond the Grail myth to include parallels with psychology, literature, and art. His advisors made it clear that such an interdisciplinary perspective would not be acceptable.

Choosing not to complete his doctorate, Campbell spent several years in Woodstock, New York, reading extensively. He visited California in 1931-32 befriending novelist John Steinbeck and biologist Ed Ricketts. During this time, he first read Oswald Spengler's Decline of the West. Campbell's sweeping vision owes much in style to Spengler.

Joseph Campbell was professor of literature at Sarah Lawrence College 1933-1972. He married a former student, Jean Erdman, who became prominent in modern dance as both a performer and choreographer. They had no children. He translated The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna (1942), and a four volume series on The Upanishads with Swami Nikhilananda, the leader of a Vedanta center in New York City.

A principle mentor was Indologist Heinrich Zimmer, a colleague of C.G. Jung. Zimmer died suddenly of pneumonia in 1943. Over the next twelve years, Campbell did the editing and substantial writing of four books based on Zimmer's papers.

Campbell's other early writing included the commentary on a Navajo ceremonial story Where the Two Came to Their Father (1943). He also co-authored (with Henry Morton Robinson) A Skeleton's Key to Finnegan's Wake (1944). This was the first comprehensive analysis of Joyce's complex novel. It was from Joyce that Campbell drew the concept of the monomyth. This is the one great mythic story told in all eras and regions. It is the initiatory adventure of the hero.

It was the publication of The Hero With a Thousand Faces in 1949 that established Joseph Campbell as the preeminent comparative mythologist of the twentieth century. He intended the book to be a guide to reading a myth. Campbell explained how challenging experiences could be seen as initiatory adventures. It was this connection between ancient stories and the emotional concerns of modern life that was distinctive. As Campbell observed,

The latest incarnation of Oedipus, the continued romance of Beauty and the Beast, stand this afternoon on the corner of 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue, waiting for the traffic light to change.

Campbell's description of the hero's journey has been used extensively by generations of artists and scholars. It showed the similarities among the great stories of world mythology. It is a model of initiatory elements in myth, religion, literature, and ritual. Campbell worked from a simpler matrix (departure, transformation, return) developed by Arnold van Gennep in Rites of Passage (1912). Campbell used two theories to explain the universality of the themes. One was the principle of elementary ideas developed by Adolf Bastian. The other was the similar concept of archetypes from the psychology of Carl Jung.

The hero's journey as described in The Hero With a Thousand Faces explains an initiatory sequence. The opening stage includes: the call to adventure, meeting the mentor, and the threshold passage. Once into the adventure, the challenges involve: finding allies and guides, facing ordeals, resisting temptations, braving enemies, enduring the dark night of the soul, surviving the supreme ordeal, and winning the elixir (the boon). The concluding steps are: the return threshold passage, resurrection, celebration, accepting a role of service (sharing the elixir), and, finally, merging two worlds.

Campbell shows why societies must have heroes to incarnate values upon which a nation or world-order thrives or dies. The seeker provides a society with the vitality essential for continued existence. The The Hero With a Thousand Faces showed the similarities among the mythological traditions. Campbell followed this with a series of writings on the great differences among the world myths. The four-volume Masks of God: Primitive Mythology (1959), Oriental Mythology (1962), Occidental Mythology (1964), and Creative Mythology (1968) analyzed the distinctions among the mythologies of various regions and cultures.

Campbell introduced one of his principal theoretical constructs in the Masks of God series. It was in Occidental Mythology (1964), that Campbell outlined the four functions of myth:

First is the metaphysical function. Myth awakens and supports a sense of awe before the mystery of being. It reconciles consciousness to the preconditions of its own existence. Myth induces a realization that behind the surface phenomenology of the world, there is a transcendent mystery source. Through this vitalizing mystical function, the universe becomes a holy picture.

The second is a cosmological dimension deals with the image of the world that is the focus of science. This function shows the shape of the universe, but in such a way that the mystery still comes through. The cosmology should correspond to the actual experience, knowledge, and mentality of the culture. This interpretive function changes radically over time. It presents a map or picture of the order of the cosmos and our relationship to it.

Third is the sociological function. Myth supports and validates the specific moral order of the society out of which it arose. Particular life-customs of this social dimension, such as ethical laws and social roles, evolve dramatically. This function, and the rites by which it is rendered, establishes in members of the group concerned a system of sentiments that can be depended upon to link that person spontaneously to its ends.

The fourth function of myth is psychological. The myths show how to live a human lifetime under any circumstances. It is this pedagogical function of mythology that carries the individual through the various stages and crises of life, from childhood dependency, to the responsibilities of maturity, to the reflection of old age, and finally, to death. It helps people grasp the unfolding of life with integrity. It initiates individuals into the order of realities in their own psyches, guiding them toward enrichment and realization.

The psychological function was the principal focus of Campbell's scholarship. He credited his women students at Sarah Lawrence College, with making his work accessible. He noted their insistence on hearing how the material from mythological traditions was relevant to their lives. Partly in response to their perseverance, Campbell put great emphasis on how the wisdom literature reflected psychological dynamics. The use of myth as a guide to the inner life simultaneously gained Campbell a large following and substantial criticism. Some colleagues believed that the original purposes of the mythic texts were primarily sociological.

Campbell was the editor of many books, beginning with The Portable Arabian Nights (1952). He was general editor of the series Man and Myth (1953-1954), which included major works by Maya Deren (Divine Horsemen: the Living Gods of Haiti, 1953), Carl Kerenyi (The Gods of the Greeks, 1954), and Alan Watts (Myth and Ritual in Christianity, 1954). He was the editor of The Portable Jung (1972) which included a lengthy introduction on Jung's thought.

Campbell's involvement in the Eranos Conferences (founded by Carl Jung) led to editing six volumes of papers from the meetings: Spirit and Nature (1954), The Mysteries (1955), Man and Time (1957), Spiritual Disciplines (1960), Man and Transformation (1964), and The Mystic Vision (1969).

Campbell retired from Sarah Lawrence College in 1972, to focus on writing. His interest went beyond the texts to other dimensions of the mythic imagination. He argued that timeless wisdom can be approached from three directions. The mythic story would be a clear form of access to the mysteries beyond conscious knowing. The next primary avenue would be through ritual. Ceremonial practices often accompany major myths and allow participants to enter into a personal experience of the story through dramatic re-enactment of part of the text. The third means of entry would be the image. This could be a sacred image such as a statue or painting of a religious exemplar. It could be an image from a dream or the imagination. For example, pondering mythic stories brings images to mind. The image represents much beyond itself. This larger content can be reached through consideration of the metaphor implied by the image. Campbell wrote a richly illustrated book, The Mythic Image (1974) to explain this point.

Campbell was discovered by a new generation when George Lucas based much of his screenplay for Star Wars (1977) on what he had summarized from The Hero With a Thousand Faces. The most successful film series in history was retelling the initiatory adventures that Campbell had so vividly described. Lucas acknowledged using Campbell's work and considered him a mentor.

In his eighties, Campbell launched a multi-volume Historical Atlas of World Mythology that set out to investigate the major mythological periods. He proposed a stage model of cultural development. The earliest era is indicated by shamanistic hunter-gatherers. This is the beginning of symbolic thinking. Next come the planters' rituals of birth, death, and rebirth. The third stage involves high civilizations of Goddesses, heroes, and priestly orders. Finally, a stage that leads into the current era, in which the individuals are able to comprehend illumination directly as an internal state. All regions of the planet to not go through these stages simultaneously. In contemporary time, cultures can be found that exhibit the perspectives of each of the four stages.

Campbell's lasting eminence owes much to his gifts as a public speaker. He was able to convey the essence of ancient teachings through vivid storytelling and commentary. A series of public lectures at the Cooper Union in New York City became the very accessible book, Myths to Live By (1972). He presented annual seminars for seventeen years at the State Department's Foreign Service Institute. For decades, he gave annual workshops at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California. He also spoke frequently for C.G. Jung Institutes, University of California Extension in Berkeley, and the Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara.

His prizes and awards included several honorary doctorates. The Hero with a Thousand Faces won the National Institute of Arts and Letters Award for Contributions to Creative Literature. In 1985, he received the National Arts Club medal for honor for literature for his work on the Historical Atlas of World Mythology. At the ceremony, Psychologist James Hillman said, “No one in our century - not Freud, not Thomas Mann, not Levi-Strauss - has so brought the mythical sense of the world and its eternal figures back into our everyday consciousness.” In 1987, Campbell was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

The most memorable contribution of Campbell's career was made by way of television. It was the six-part series Joseph Campbell and The Power of Myth with Bill Moyers. Most of the interviews were conducted at Skywalker Ranch, the film studio built by George Lucas in California's Marin County. The interviews for the last episode were done at the American Museum of Natural History. This was where Campbell had pondered Native American artifacts as a boy. Public television stations broadcast the series for the first time in late 1987. It has been rebroadcast many time since then. This book based on the transcripts of the interviews became a best-seller in America. The Power of Myth radically increased public awareness of the wisdom to be found in mythology. In 1987 Joseph Campbell died at his Honolulu home from cancer of the esophagus. In his last days, he was once again reading the Bhagavad Gita. An obituary in Newsweek summarized his accomplishments, “Campbell has become one of the rarest of intellectuals in American life: a serious thinker who has been embraced by the popular culture.”

As it was for so many others, my own first encounter with Joseph Campbell was a life-altering event. His view of the great wisdom traditions vastly expanded my awareness of the richness of living. It was a great honor to assist Campbell at seminars in the last few years of his life. When I was later selected to be the founding curator of his archives, I felt the sense of calling that he had so vividly described. The years I spent on that project involved gathering books and papers from his homes in New York City and Honolulu. Those materials are now archived on the campus of the Pacifica Graduate Institute, just outside of Santa Barbara, California. I can only say that working with Joseph Campbell and establishing his library has been an experience of true wonder.

Several books have been published posthumously, based on papers and recorded lectures. An Open Life is a book of interviews originally given on a radio series. A Joseph Campbell Companion: Reflection on the Art of Living is based on tapes of a seminar given at the Eselan Institute in Big Sur, California. Thou Art That is a collection of studies of the meanings of key metaphors in the Judeo-Christian traditions.

Campbell still stimulates debates in myth and folklore scholarship about whether it is appropriate to use mythology to illustrate psychological principles. Meanwhile, an ever-expanding audience is seeing and studying the Moyers interviews. The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell is set to include several additional new books based on lectures and papers. It is clear that Joseph Campbell's vision of the mythic imagination will have a lasting influence.

-Adapted from two articles by Jonathan Young. The first is the entry on Joseph Campbell in The Dictionary of Modern American Philosophy. The other is the introduction to an international edition of The Power of Myth with Joseph Campbell. If quoting, please reference www.folkstory.com.

The Power of Myth- Joseph Campbell

Sukhavati - A Mythic Journey with Joseph Campbell

The Mythology of Starwars- Interview with George Lucas

Sunday, July 8, 2007

The real Springfield Simpson's secret is revealed at last! Breaking News Vermont Wins!

It's the largest enigma plusultra has ever not known.Where exactly is Springfield? Springfield is everywhere and nowhere.

After more than 18 years and 400 episodes of The Simpsons cartoon, producers have kept the extremely vague location of the Simpsons Springfield secret long enough...

Today is the last day of voting at a U.S.A Today competition where 14 Towns called Springfield in 14 states are fighting to be named the official hometown of Homer, Marge, Bart , Lisa, Moe, Apu and all of the other classic Simpsons characters. One lucky Springfield will host the official 'yellow carpet' film premiere on 26 July.

Springfields from Louisiana and Vermont, Colorado, Nebraska,Missouri,Ohio,Florida, Oregon,Kentucky,Illinois,New Jersey,Massachusets,Tennessee, and Michigan produced short films featuring fictional places like Moe's Tavern and the Krusty Burger fast-food joint.

In Massachusetts, even Senator Ted Kennedy(A.K.A. Mayor Quimby) is campaigning for the town.

'Fox TV have been trying to get him to appear in the show for 18 years and here he is coming to the aid of our small town,' said the entry's producer David Horgan. '

To Cast your vote for the Springfield video that best represents "Simpson Spirit" and is most-deserving of hosting the hometown premiere of The Simpsons Movie, click the link below. Remember The movie(Filmed in 2-D) hits theaters July 27 and Voting ends July 9 at 11:59 pm PT.

The Simpsons Movie' Hometown Premiere Contest

Who Am I?

I am plusultra
I am everything
I am a reverse dictionary,
I am wayne s world,
I am a mongoose of africa and southern europe having greyish-brown speckled fur,
I don't watch wimbledon,
I am a writer of inferior verse

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Buck Fush!! Say No to War!!

"At a time like this, scorching irony, not convincing argument, is needed. Oh! had I the ability, and could I reach the nation's ear, I would today pour out a fiery stream of biting ridicule, blasting reproach, withering sarcasm, and stern rebuke."
-Frederick Douglass, July 4, 1852

Recently declassified documents from the Plus Ultra Embassy reveal imperialist wars for oil and geo-political power are wrong! Here are a few music videos to help us make our point.

Monday, July 2, 2007

Update on Kwik e Mart in Winnipeg

In My Last Post titled,
kwik e mart, 7 11, 7 Eleven,Quickie Mart,Simpson's 711
I did not know the Canadian location for the 7-11 converted into a "Simpson's style" Kwik E Mart . I have just found out it is in British Columbia. (Coquitlam location is at 1198 Landsdowne in Coquitlam, BC.)

This is an outrage!

Winnipeg, Manitoba should have a
Kwik E Mart.

Please read the previous article as to why we deserve a Kwik E Mart in Winnipeg more than anywhere else in the world.

or watch when Flanders and Homer came to Winnipeg

Email this post to other winnipeggers and hopefully we will generate a big enough buzz to get the attention of 7-11 to give us WHAT WE DESERVE,

A Squishie at winnipeg's kwik E Mart and a HOLIDAY in SPRINGFIELD!

kwik e mart, 7 11, 7 Eleven,Quickie Mart,Simpson's 711

A convenience store by any other name. We Deserve a kwik E mart in Winnipeg!
It has just gotten easier to visit Springfield, Home of the Simpsons. Ever wanted to try a Buzz Cola, Krusty-O's cereal, or a Squishie? Now you can! 7-11 has converted several of its stores into Kwik-E-Marts, the fictional convenience store run by Apu Nahasapeemapetilon..

Eleven 7-11 stores across the U-S and one in Canada have been converted as a clever promotional campaign between 7-11 and the upcoming "The Simpsons Movie",(arrives in theaters on July 27th.)

Unfortunately at 7-eleven.com/ I was unable to find the Canadian Location. Here are the American ones:

Burbank, CA
Chicago, IL
Dallas, TX
Denver, CO
Lake Buena Vista, FL/Orlando, FL
Las Vegas, NV/Henderson, NV
Los Angeles, CA
New York City, NY
San Francisco, CA/Mountain View, CA
Seattle, WA
Washington, DC/Bladensburg, MD

Canadians purchase an average of 30 million drinks per year.
I Live in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and we were crowned the Slurpee Capital of the world for the sixth time in a row. In Manitoba, 7-Eleven stores across the province sell an average of 8,330 slurpee drinks per month. The rest of Canada sells an average of 5,990, which makes Manitobans the world leader of Slurpee Sales. I think we deserve a Kwik E Mart here in Winnipeg, after all Homer Simpson was born here! Maybe not, but according to Wikipedia, On May 30, 2003, Homer was made an honorary citizen of Winnipeg, Canada. This was to recognize the fact that Matt Groening's father — Homer Groening — was likely from the Manitoba capital.[34]

If the conversion does not happen here in Winnipeg call your local M.L.A. and demand one. The remaining 7-11 stores will also sell Simpsons items, including the cola, cereal, and frozen treat mentioned above.
They will also sell Pink donuts, but no Duff Beer.

3-D Pics

I stumbled upon these 3-D images at www.voltier.com By rapidly shifting the perspective on these images, your brain interprets them and you see them in 3-D. Cool!

Check out more 3-D pics here

Sunday, July 1, 2007

It's the kind of thing that could make you cry

Somebody just died
The weather is angry
War has yet to be abolished
Slavery has reached a feverish pitch

Police abuse the poor
the poor are getting hungrier
The rich are super sizing their way to obesity
The gap is growing wider and selling you babies clothes

Evil in the garden
Weeds have taken over
The snake has become a doctor
The lawyer is speaking in tongues

Another baby is born
Her parents name her Samsara
She is compelled to live another life
and one day she is reborn in a world without

Seize the day Charlie Brown
Carpe Diem
a world
Without money
Funny a world without money
Funny a world without money
Funny a world without money
Funny a world without money
Funny a world without money
Funny a world without money