First is a very funny video I saw after writing yesterday's post (I Blame Prometheus) which harmonizes fortuitously with the enormous futility - matched only by the quixotic imperative to try - to curb human foibles like, say, exponential population growth. It is from the Voluntary Extinction Movement, which I first endorsed in "Thank you for Not Breeding" from 2009. My favorite excuse for reproducing, enunciated by a smart-aleck talking cancer cell, is "if we smart ones don't, then only stupid cancer cells will, and that will make everything worse!" because it is a real attitude I happen to know is harbored by members of the educated younger generation. It's almost 40 minutes long, so you have to be prepared to settle in - and also be forewarned about some grotesque graphics, which, being a person who has given birth a few times, I didn't exactly appreciate. As turnabout is fair play I fully expect Wibble, the blogger who embedded this, to sit through the Lady Gaga production that follows, in its entirety. Hey, at last count 59,595,807 people already have!
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- Weekend Movie Matinee!
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- I Blame Prometheus
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- Hell and High Water...Fire and Rain
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- "Queen of the Sun"
- Wake the Fuck Up
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