It’s Tuesday. And that seems as good a time as any for philosophy a la carte.
This is Paul Nizan.
He was a French philosopher in the thirties. He’s kind of a big deal.
He also makes young people feel a lot better about their struggle to make it in this world. Even today, his frank honesty about the way of the world is completely applicable and honest. This quote:
"I was twenty. I will let no one say it is the best time of life. Everything threatens a young person with ruin: love, ideas, the loss of family, the entrance into the world of adults. It is hard to learn one’s part in the world."
taken from Aden, Aribe, really makes sense out of life in our twenties. You don’t have to over think your mistakes, feel badly for not doing ‘enough’ or consider yourself a failure if you haven’t made it to the ‘big time’ yet.
A lot of people like to glorify their twenties, living in the past as it were.
But for most people, the twenties are not just a blur of parties and lovemaking and stumbling around blind. They are a soul-searching uphill battle. So, thanks Nizan for makin’ us all feel just dandy about our blood, sweat, and tears. You’re a PEACH.
Yo yo homies. Don’t be lame!! Come out and rock out with two of my favorite people on the blue planet: Taraka and Nimai Larson of PRINCE RAMA!!!!!
Their post-apocalyptic film airs at 8 PM sharp in the Moma Dome 2 on Rockaway Beach. Be there….
How can you say no to those pretty face, huh? Huh?
“RESPECT YOURSELF ENOUGH TO WALK AWAY FROM ANYTHING THAT NO LONGER SERVES YOU, GROWS YOU, OR MAKES YOU HAPPY.”
Or having a cockfight with Dali….
Obviously, I didn’t write this article. I found it randomly on weather.com while trying to figure out why NY weather patterns have schizophrenia these days. Weirdness.
"The North Pole’s surprise trip toward Greenland is due to Earth’s rapidly melting ice sheets, a new study finds.
The distribution of mass across the planet determines the position of Earth’s poles. Because Earth is a bit egg-shaped, the North Pole is always slightly off-center. It’s also been slowly drifting south, responding to long-term changes since the last Ice Age, as the enormous ice sheets that once covered large swaths of the planet melted and parts of the Earth rebounded from the lost weight.
But in 2005, the pole suddenly started making a beeline east for Greenland, moving a few centimeters eastward each year. The cause? Rapid melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet, finds a study published May 13 in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. Ice loss and the associated sea-level rise account for more than 90 percent of the polar shift, Nature News reported.
Melting ice moves mass around by adding water to the oceans and lightening the load on ice-covered crust. Although global ice melt plays a role in the pole’s shift, Greenland itself is the primary contributor to the eastward movement, the researchers found. “Both of [those factors] are contributing, but now we can say glacial melting in Greenland produces an observable polar motion,” said Clark Wilson, a study co-author at the University of Texas, Austin.
The change is small, dwarfed by the pole’s broad wandering circles, which are caused by Earth’s bulging midriff (the 14-month Chandler wobble) and an annual wobble related to seasonal shifts. However, “if you remove those effects, you’ll see a long-term drift,” Wilson told LiveScience.
Using data from NASA’s GRACE satellite, which measures Earth’s gravity field, the researchers tested whether Greenland’s ice loss changed the pole position. The data can track how water and ice shift across the planet. “Mass is moving around all the time,” Wilson said.
Knowing the precise location of the North Pole has become a critical part of modern life. It’s the foundation of GPS, which guides people with mapping apps, as well as military systems and planes.”
If this breaks the internet, I’m going to be pissed. And also, dead since we’re all going to go stir crazy and wind up eating each other in a bloodlusty frenzy. Bloodlust and icecaps!!!!
My partners and I submitting our application for the IFP Emerging Storytellers Festival.
Resulted in a lot of this:
Followed by a lot more of this:
We were way proud.
As some of you may be aware, my production company- Fat Chix Productions- took a minor breather for the the month of March while our favorite director Jonathan Whittaker was away in China.
But we are BACK. And more excited than ever to get ready for our massive feature film that shoots in a mere five months!!!!!
(Note the over use of exclamation points- one per month seemed most appropriate, no?)
Anywho, my uber talented friend Emilia and I started Fat Chix just one year ago, and we are beyond proud of the company thus far. We have two major films under way, several shorts, and a beautiful bunch of people lending their enormous help and talents to us each and every day. Not to mention a killer web-designer who’s giving our site a whole new vibe, so… be patient with that one guys.
If you ever find yourself in a lull as an actor, you know it can be frustrating. To feel good, we need to express our passion. But at times, it may feel as though everything is out of our control. As if other people are in charge of our ‘gigs’, and therefore, our lives.
THAT, my dear friends, is demoralizing, and frankly untrue. We all have the power within us to create our own opportunities. Myself? I took a few producing courses in that time and met the amazing Molly Pearson who took us under her wing. Now, I am a producer and co-owner of a company.
But if producing isn’t for you, start a web-series! Join an improv troupe! Write a play and star in it! That one is really easy if it’s a one-person show.
New York is the city of dreamers. Go out and live your’s.
Rocking awesome jems at Brooklyn Charm for the Anniversary Party.