Thursday, April 30, 2009


I've been reading alot about philosophy and lifestyles and it seems to me some people have confused or forgotten some things in their passion to identify themselves and their being. I speak mainly on my thoughts of the Gorean philosophy as I see it. (but we all have opinions, I know :P)

Philosophy is the study of general problems concerning matters such as existence, knowledge, truth, beauty, law, justice, validity, mind, and language.[1][2] Philosophy is distinguished from other ways of addressing these questions (such as mysticism or mythology) by its critical, generally systematic approach and its reliance on reasoned argument.[3] The word is of Greek origin: φιλοσοφία, philosophía, "love of wisdom".[4][5][6] source from wikipedia, granted not a proven definitive source, but finding other sources sums it up here :) .

It is an overall vision of or attitude toward life and the purpose of life. Definition of philosophy of life, according to Webster.

It is not a dictatorship. There is a philosophy to dictatorship, too lol...but that really isn't the point, here. I speak of the Gorean philosophy. I listen to some people and I see they are not using "reasoned wisdom" in their arguments. Granted..."reasoned wisdom" is in the eye of the beholder. Even more reason to *reason* that there are many different aspects and ways to interpret and apply the philosophy to oneself. The concept of a Gorean philosophy (living it as a Gorean, I mean...not a Greek!! lol) has been around for as long as they've been written. What? Since the 60's sometime, I think the first one came out? Since the author of this series, a professor in philosophy does not comment or expound on whatever he intended to instill in the pages to be extracted as a lifestyle, based on philosophy leaves it opened to much argument and opinion as to what Gor exactly means.

As I read peoples thoughts on the matter, it means so very many different things to so many different people. Each right, in his own right, to call it Gorean, if they so deem fit to (imho). If something more uniform is desired, something more rigid, more controlled...then something more structured, with a system of authority, must be put in place to enforce and ensure everyone is living according to one single set of standards and laws. If that is whats wanted, then maybe investigating dictatorship, instead of Goreanism, or dictatorship in the name of Goreanism (Websters and wiki's ) wouldn't be a bad thing afterall.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Replacing the old with the new

I have been a fan of American Idol since the show started. I saw the very first season, and my husband and I have been watching it ever since. I know alot of people don't like it, but I do. :P I like real music...I'm not saying I don't like rock & roll or anything like that. But I like music that is REAL music. Not just screaming and saying off-the-wall shit like....i dont know...whatever! lol I also like the 'hutzpah' and ferocity of those kids. They take brutal criticism, endure under the stress of constant competition, while making bonds of true love WITH their competition, they sing their hearts out, they take criticism by the judges every week, they are judged by all of America every week, and they're just kids. Hell, my daughters feelings get hurt if I call her a pain in the ass! Not only that, some of them do sing very, very good. Until last night, I don't think I would have ever given up or replaced American Idol with anything else.


I'm also a huge Ozzie Osbourne fan, from the day. Back then, Ozzie was the king of off-the-wall shit, and is still pretty bold, and I really, really think he and Sharon are cool. Well, last night, I was forced to pick between American Idol and Osbourne's Reloaded...and Ozzie won. :)

It was great, and my husband laughed our asses off. They did some incredible stuff to people. Like...paying someone to kiss someone for $500. They brought up this 30ish guy and this cute 30ish girl, blind-folded him (no doubt with him assuming he was going to be kissing the cute little 30ish girl), then switched the girl with a woman who appeared to be at least in her 70's. LOL. I won't go into the gruesome details cuz I'm really not into writing, but after it was all over and done...and the blind-fold was removed and the guy saw who he was actually kissing...Sharon asked him if he was ready to do anything else for $500. LOL...he said no. There was a wedding on the show. A real life, honest to goodness wedding!! Only, the conditions of the wedding were surreal, and I'm sure my Gorean and BDSM friends wouldn't have gone for it. But it happened, and after the "I do's" were said, Ozzie sprayed white foam over them, his family, the audience...hell, everyone as the song "It's a nice day for a white wedding" played. I still laugh thinking about everything that the Osbourne's did last night...and if it has to, it's definately replacing Idol, too. At least for as long as it lasts. :)