So I've been up all night tantalizing my hippocampus with loads of info about classical and operant conditioning. I don't know if its the insomnia talking or the NyQuil I've been sipping on like hot coco, but suddenly I feel a genuine need to smack someone in the face. Or maybe punch a wall like all the badass kids did in high school. Unfortunately knowing me, the result would probably involve expulsion and a trip to the hospital for a broken hand. Not necessarily in that order. So instead I've decided to purge my violent thoughts with a little cinematic masterpiece I like to call 300. Mmmm, a hearty bowl of Spartan defeat? for breakfast.
Frank Miller you sure are master, even if the moral conclusion of the film implants a seed of historical inaccuracy. Even if these noble Greeks encouraged incest, polygamy, promiscuity, homosexuality between kids and their mentors, and propagating for the sole purpose of military breeding. So what if they left their children to die in the mountains, had less than 1000 men at the time of J Christ because of this slaughter, and are continually compared to Nazi Germany in their tactics for ethnic cleansing? In Hollywood the facts aren't always important. What is? The way that loincloth really accentuates Gerard Butler's chiseled abs; he's just so darn pretty to look at.
I meant to share this gem earlier but the last few days I've been obsessed with the newest mixtape from DJ Doc Rok. A man who has chosen to try and best DJ Danger Mouse's bootleg The Grey Album by remixing Jay's American Gangster with another classic band, Led Zeppelin. I don't have too much to say about this one - the amazingness is inherent. It transcends cultural barriers. Sort of like the Kofi Annan of remixes. Heres the album in zip form. If you're technologically stunted, and don't know how to unzip a file, download WinRar and let the healing begin.
DJ Doc Rok - American Zeppelin
Oh, and bring it on home for Otis Redding today. The anniversary of his untimely death was actually on the tenth, but we think his legacy lives on no matter what a silly thing like the date says. Thats how strong my love is, okay.
Otis Redding - A Change is Gonna Come
Otis Redding - That's How Strong My Love Is
Otis Redding - (Sitting on) The Dock of the Bay
Otis Redding - White Christmas
Now back to King Leonidas and his verbal whiplashing of Xerxes. Time to wage a little war in the shade.