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48 Hour Film Festival

I'm in the middle of the Greensboro 48 Hour Film Festival.
Team Daydreamthief is rocking it old school.
Good times!


What's beef?

Whether you're a Democratic-Republican or a Federalist, pour a little bit of mead on the corner for the original gangsters.
202 years ago today Vice President Aaron Burr fatally wounded former Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton in a duel in Weehawken, New Jersey.
Better watch your step when you besmirch the character of cabinet member who packs a flint lock gat.
RIP Hambone.

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A declaration of independence

Everyone put their burgers and kool-aid down for a few minutes and let's just take some time to really read this document and think about how this experiment is going.

In CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

When, in the Course of human Events, it becomes necessary for one People to dissolve the Political Bands which have connected them with another, and to assume, among the Powers of the Earth, the separate and equal Station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent Respect to the Opinions of Mankind requires that they should declare the Causes which impel them to the Separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.—That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,—That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.—Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

Enjoy your fireworks show.
William S. Burroughs - Thanksgiving Prayer

While technically this is a "Thanksgiving Prayer", this piece by Burroughs really cuts to the dark heart of this holiday. There are a lot of great things about this country, but there is also a really dark aspect to our history. Leave it to the deviant gentleman junkie to pick at the bloody flag that covers the foul smelling wound that America won't disinfect.
Mission accomplished, Dr. Benway.