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The man from Utopia*
« on: 2009-06-05 04:08:41 »
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"The world is like a ride in an amusement park. And when you choose to go on it you think itís real because thatís how powerful our minds are. And the ride goes up and down and round and round. It has thrills and chills and itís very brightly coloured and itís very loud and itís fun, for a while. Some people have been on the ride for a long time and they begin to question: ďIs this real, or is this just a ride?Ē And other people have remembered, and they come back to us, they say, ďHey, donít worry, donít be afraid, ever, because this is just a ride.Ē And we kill those people."

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"I don't do drugs any more...than the average touring funk band."

"It's just a ride, and we can change it any time we want. It's only a choice. No effort, no work, no job, no savings and money, a choice, right now, between fear and love. The eyes of fear want you to put bigger locks on your door, buy guns, close yourself off. The eyes of love instead see all of us as one."

"That is one of my big fears in life, that I'm gonna die, you know, and my parents are gonna come to clean out my apartment, find that porno wing I've been adding onto for years."

"I'll tell you, too, that's starting to depress me about UFO's, about the fact that they cross galaxies, or wherever they come from to visit us, and always end up in places like Fife, Alabama. Maybe these are not super-intelligent beings, man. Maybe they're like hillbilly aliens. Some intergalactic Joad family or something. "Don't you all want to land in New York, or L.A.?" "Nah, we just had a long trip, we gonna kick back and whittle some." Oh, my God, they're idiots. "We're gonna enter our mothership in the tractor pull!" My God, we're being invaded by rednecks. My biggest fear. Last thing I want to see is a flying saucer up on blocks in front of some trailer, you know? Wouldn't that be depressing? Some bumper sticker on it - "They'll get my ray gun when they pry my cold, dead, eighteen-fingered hand off of it.""


"I just cannot, you know, believe in a war against drugs when they've got anti-drug commercials on TV all day long, followed by, "This Bud's for you.""

"Supreme Court says pornography is anything without artistic merit that causes sexual thought, that's their definition, essentially. No artistic merit, causes sexual thought. Hmm. Sounds like...every commercial on television, doesn't it? You know, when I see those two twins on that Doublemint commercial? I'm not thinking of gum. I am thinking of chewing, maybe that's the connection they're trying to make. What? You've all seen that Busch beer commercial, where the girl in the short hot pants opens the beer bottle on her belt buckle, leaves it there, and it foams over her hand and over the bottle and the voice over goes, "Get yourself a BUSCH." Hmm. You know what that looks like, nah, no way."

"Here is my final point, oh thank you God. About drugs, about alcohol, about pornography, whatever that is. What business is it of yours what I do, read, buy, see, or take into my body as long as I do not harm another human being on this planet? And for those of you out there who're having a little moral dilemma in your head about how to answer that question, I'll answer it for you - none of your fucking business. Take that to the bank, cash it, and go fucking on a vacation out of my life."

"I was in Nashville, Tennesee last year, after the show I went to a Waffle House, I'm not proud of it, I was hungry. And I'm alone, I'm eating and I'm reading a book, right? Waitress walks over to me, "Tch tch tch tch. Hey, what you readin' for?"
Is that like the weirdest fucking question you've ever heard? Not what am I reading, but what am I reading for. Well, godammit, you stumped me. Why do I read?
Well... hmmm... I guess I read for a lot of reasons, and the main one is so I don't end up being a fucking waffle waitress."

"Cause you know, if you play New Kids on the Block albums backwards, they sound better.
"Oh come on, Bill, they're the New Kids, don't pick on them, they're so good and they're so clean cut and they're such a good image for the children."
Fuck that. When did mediocrity and banality become a good image for your children? I want my children to listen to people who fucking rocked. I don't care if they died in puddles of their own vomit. I want someone who plays from his fucking heart."

"How about a positive LSD story, that would be newsworthy. Don't you think? Anybody think that? Just once, to hear a positive LSD story. "Today, a young man on acid, realised that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration. That we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively, there is no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves... here's Tom with the weather.""

"I love talking about the Warren Commission, I love talking about the Kennedy assasination as well. The reason I do is because I'm fascinated by it. I'm fascinated that our government could lie to us so blatantly, so obviously for so long, and we do absolutely nothing about it. I think that's interesting in what is ostensibly a democracy. Sarcasm - come on in. People say, "Bill, quit talking about Kennedy man. It was a long time ago, just let it go, alright? It's a long time ago, just forget it." I'm like, alright, then don't bring up Jesus to me. As long as we're talking shelf life here, you know."

"You ever noticed how people who believe in creationism look really unevolved? You ever noticed that? Eyes real close together, eyebrow ridges, big furry hands and feet."

*[Bl.] Frank Zappa's phrase - another one, like Hicks, who was lost too soon.




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« Reply #1 on: 2009-06-05 19:25:21 »
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Me enjoyed Blunderov


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« Reply #2 on: 2009-06-05 20:08:11 »
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[Blunderov] Glad you enjoyed it Walter (I'm sure Letheomaniac did too -she's the one who hipped me to Hicks.) I Recently acquired the DVD "Totally Bill Hicks" and it is most enjoyable  - not to mention thought provoking.

"WARNING: This website contains everything your parents hate, everything the Church preaches against, everything the Government fears. Enjoy. Ė Bill Hicks" http://www.billhicks.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Hicks

<snip>William Melvin "Bill" Hicks (December 16, 1961 Ė February 26, 1994) was an American stand-up comedian. His humor challenged mainstream beliefs, aiming to "enlighten people to think for themselves." Hicks used a ribald approach to express his material, describing himself as "Chomsky with dick jokes." His jokes included general discussions about society, religion, politics, philosophy and personal issues. Hicks' material was often deliberately controversial and steeped in black comedy. In both his stand-up performances, and during interviews, he often criticized mediocrity and banality within the media and popular culture, describing them as oppressive tools of the ruling class, meant to "keep people stupid and apathetic." Hicks died from pancreatic cancer in 1994 at the age of 32.</snip>

[Bl.] Lots of crunchy goodness at  http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Bill_Hicks

One to sign off with:

"People suck, and that's my contention. I can prove it on a scratch of paper with a pen. Give me a fucking Etch-a-sketch, I'll do it in three minutes. The proof, the fact, the factorum. I'll show my work, case closed. I'm tired of this back-slapping "aren't humanity neat?" bullshit. We're a virus with shoes, okay? That's all we are."

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[Blunderov] Glad you enjoyed it Walter  (I'm sure Letheomaniac did too...

[letheomaniac] Thanks Blunderov, I did indeed! Bill's humour fits into the funniest category of comedy: funny-because-it's-true. It occurs to me that if I had never started listening to Tool, I probably never would have heard of Bill Hicks. They included this on one of their albums:

"You see, I think drugs have done some good things for us. I really do. And if you donít believe drugs have done good things for us, do me a favor. Go home tonight. Take all your albums, all your tapes and all your CDs and burn them. ĎCause you know what, the musicians that made all that great music thatís enhanced your lives throughout the years ó rrreal fucking high on drugs." - Bill Hicks, Relentless (1992)

[letheomaniac] Truer words were never spoken. Here's an image from the inside cover of their album "Aenima":



[letheomaniac] Thanks to the tireless efforts of my high school history of art teachers, I'm pretty sure that is not an actual patient Dr. Bill is examining up there, but American society as whole...
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