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I want to be a Mouseketeer [May. 25th, 2004|01:24 pm]



Name: Robert Derrick Jefferies
Age: 19
Sex: Male

A) 5-10 top favorite bands with a brief description:
*David Bowie: They heterosexual's homosexual (o yes he is). Like all the good music i know, i
was exposed by my parents. Too bad it was when i tried to watch cartoons on Saturday
*Air: Can be electro-popish head bopish or mellow sexy business. The only concert i went to
where i didn't feel bad for almost falling asleep.
*Etta James: If re-incarnation be true, may I be born again as a soulfull black women.
*George Gershwin: His songs have been resung by god knows how many people, each time, taking
on a totally different feeling.
*Bjork: her genious speaks for herself. No emotion is left neglected, just exhausted.

L) top 5 albums of all time:
*Amelie Soundtrack (Yann Tiersen): I have listen to that CD god knows how many times. It has
the ability to put me in a happy French mood no matter what. Excellent bikeriding music.
*Post (Bjork): My first, and most favorite, of the Bjorks. Unlike her first album Debut
which was sort of clubby and obvioulsy a solo introduction or her 3rd album Homogenic, which
was pretty much homegenous in it's style (hence the name), Post offers a variety of song
structures and instruments.
*The Planets (Gustav Holtz): Some of the buildups send shivers done my spine.
*Lost in Translation Soundtrack (various): again, i'm a nut for soundtracks. Living in a
rainy city such as Seattle, this one is key.
*Dummy (Portishead): I thank Layne for ever introducing me. Music i don't ever have to think
about but always gets me thinking. Nice in the darkroom as well.

B) 5 favorite books/authors including at least one nonfiction selection:
*21 Balloons (William Pene Dubois): I read this in 5th grade and it was the most fantastic
book. A man gets tired with the world so he builds a ship carried by 21 balloons to take him
to an island where he starts a new community. He describes all the inventions and whatnot.
*Any book by David Sedaris. It's rare that i laugh out loud when reading.
*Dune Trilogy (Frank Herbert): I love Sci-fi, especially when it deals with philosophy over
techno babble.
*A Common Faith (John Dewey): Summarizes my entire outlook on relegious experience and the
goal of mankind (more or less).
*Secret Paris of the 30's (Brassai): It's a book, but it's really a monograph of a 1930's
Parisian photographer i like. He took pictures of the nightlife, lovers, bums, high class,
night workers, "ladies of easy persuasion", bars, etc.

C) 5 favorite films/directors/writers:
*Ridley Scott: always knows how to film smoke beautifully (Blade Runner, Aliens)
*Jean Pierre Jeunet (Amelie for that matter): See music taste above. Very clean style.
*I actually really liked Gattacca for some reason. Formally pleasing, nice film quality.
*Chris Cunningham: Does the most amazing music videos and short films for Bjork, Aphex Twin,
Square Pusher, Portishead.
*Welcome to the Dollhouse: It's just so brutally honest.

D) Any favorite comedians?
Dave Chappelle, Bill Cosby, Gilda Radner, Lily Tomlin

E) Favorite Artists? Why? What medium do they work in?
O Geez!!!
*Sally Maan: (photo) beautiful and sensual children/decaying bodies
*Jock Sturges (photo): NW artist/naturist communities/renders flesh wonderfully
*Brassai: (photo) mentioned above
*Weegee: (photo) crime scenes/trauma/real character
*Witkin: VERY morbid setups with dwarves, amputees, dead bodies (parts), taxidermy, old medical equipment, allusions to western art, quiet sickening
*Diane Arbus: (photo) Freaks/anti-fairytales
Edward Weston: (photo) subject matter not of real interest, technical mastery is amazing
Hans Bellmer: (photo) distorted and deformed mannequins
E.J. Bellocq: (photo) hookers in masks, scratched negatives
Mondino: (photo) crazy color and concepts
Frederick Sommer : (photo) ambigous forms, fetal roosters
Michelangelo: (sculptor) amazing male figures, my type of porn
Caravaggio: (painter) dark, homosexual, hated for his time
Bernini: (sculptor) awe!!!
Pontormo: (painter) Mannerist, odd coloring
Bosch: (painter) way ahead of his time
Gericault: (painter) I like his naked dead men.
James Turrell: (architect) Temples of light and space
i'll leave it there.

F) 5 great things that have come out of TEXAS:
James Turrell
Explosions in the Sky
Janis Joplin
Robert Rauschenberg

Question Forum: Try to answer at least 5 of the following with explanations as to why you have chosen that viewpoint... Convince me.

1) Abortion: pro-choice or pro-life? (legally and personally): Legally, pro-choice, it just isn't MY right to force someone else. Personally, pro-life. After seeing documentaries on fetal development and seeing the activity that goes on internally, i couldn't believe that someone would deny an amazing creature of such complexity and opportunity from ever having a chance to fully realize itself.

2) Gay marriages: seems odd, civil unions more like it. I guess if you are some new progressive Christian type, but civil unions seems more appropriate. I see the potentials for benefits, insurance, and decleration of love. Just for the hell of it seems kind of silly as they are only mocking a straight convention.

3) Racial profiling: help or hindrance? Hindrance. It reaffirms stereotypes that only produce more need for racial profiling. Vicious cycle.

4) The War on Terror: about as successful as the War on Drugs. There's no finish line..ever!

5) War in general: Fucking weird. Unnecessary, but a definite phenomenon. I think it is played up to be too romantic. Especially with all the pomp, tradition, and song that accompnies it. We go through elaborate dispalys of patriotism and whatnot, especially for funerals. If we pretend like someone really does die for a worthy cause like war, then we fail to ever realize the stupidity of the whole situation. I'm sure the military would disagree, but then again, that's why they get paid no?

6) Anybody like the Sopranos? favorite character/episode? this one's for breakermorant and does not necessarily reflect the views of the community as A-hole. no TV.

7) The Lakers:(Specifically Shaq or Kobe) What about the Yankees?(specifically A-rod or Jeter) blah

8) Previous two questions: stupid or significant? trivial

9) If you HAD to fuck an animal, what animal would you choose? polar bear, because then you could snuggle afterwards.

10) The Death Penalty: for or against? Against. Just instinctual. I could go into an elaborate arguement, but, against.

11) Drugs? Legitimacy of legalities, penalties, dangers, etc. go to town with it. Noone should be allowed to tell you what can or cannot go into your body. Especially if it is a naturally occuring phenomenon (mushrooms, pot, etc.) However, education, deymystifying the extreme negative and positives, and quality control are a must. No legalization as taxes would ensue, rather, decriminalization. Education is the most important part!!!!!
Before you go...

*tell someone about this journal in a post, reply, weblink, etc and prove it to me here.

*post a picture or two of yourself just so we know who we're talking to. like i said, it won't be used against you, unless we really really don't like you....or you're ugly.


[User Picture]From: burninglotus
2004-05-25 05:25 pm (UTC)
what? no link? no picture? I'm sorry, you ARE the weakest link... goodbye. Or at least I WOULD say that if I was a mod, or if I was Ann, or if I really didn't want to see your contribution to our little community (of which I'm not even sure if I am an official member yet). But, whatever.

Interesting taste in music. I agree about David Bowie... but he's not strictly Homosexual.

ZZ Top... man those guys are awesome.
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[User Picture]From: kidred5
2004-05-26 10:43 am (UTC)
I'd leave a picture, but Taylor and Layne know what i look like already. Plus, i would have to go through the hassle of going through and registering for picturetrail to post them. Blah! too long. I don't even think of David Bowie as either really. More of an asexual person, lovely to look at and listen to but i can't even imagine him having sex.
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[User Picture]From: laynerox
2004-05-25 06:38 pm (UTC)
i'm guessing that the reason you didn't put a photo up is because you don't have any of your photos hosted...so, here is a link to one of your photo's

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[User Picture]From: kidred5
2004-05-26 10:44 am (UTC)
jesus that picture is huge! I'll take a more recent one soon.
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From: breakermorant
2004-05-29 11:36 pm (UTC)
i do think etta james is great, but i find it hard to list her as the top 5 greatest musicians without listing billie holiday as well. she has, in more ways than one, inspired and influenced the majority of james' works and by far, probably not too far, her superior in range, volume, and voice.

racial profiling...

i've always found the 'good fight' against racial profiling to be quite humerous. especially when bush took a "stand" against it about a year ago all like *whisper*"racial profiling is wrong and we will end it."*whisper*.....that and every other form of terror in the world.

i find it funny because he, or anyone else has yet to fight the terror while providing any bit of evidence of it's very existence. not one person has brought forth anything to prove, or even cast valid speculation on the matter besides saying, "well look here-- there are a lot more blacks and hispanics being arrested than whites. PROFILING!!!"

i'm not saying it hasn't happened. just not a regular practice, and certainly not one that is condoned.

but is it even an issue? would it really be hurting tha tmuch if it were a practice? here's some statistics i just pulled up on a quick random search of the sorts...
"The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that blacks were 10 percent of drivers nationally, 13 percent of drivers in fatal accidents, and 16 percent of drivers in injury accidents." "Blacks in one New Jersey study were 23 percent of all drivers arrested at the scene of an accident for driving drunk, though only 13.5 percent of highway users. In San Diego, blacks have more accidents than their population figures would predict"

and the studies are full of this shit...and that's just for drunk driving alone. the statistics are insane for rape, murder, theft, etc. i seriously doubt that the police are arresting the black rapists and letting all the white ones go free.

and the majority of these cases in which people scream "racial profiling" are legitimate issues. i.e.-- a highway patrol officer gets a tip on his radio that there is a major drug run suspected to be coming through his area involving a few facts like skin color-black car model/color red pontiac. now of course this cop is going to be pulling over just about every black guy he sees in a red pontiac. is that unethical? is that any different than an amber alert claiming that a girl was abducted by a hispanic man in a green truck? that right there is a form of racial profiling.

i'm so sick of people making everything like that a race issue. rodney king...o.j....the guy who got pulled over (for being black apparently) and got shot at, wounding people in the van. this whole case got torn apart for being racially motivated, even though he was clocked in at 74 in a 55...pulled over. attempted to flee by backing into the police cruiser, and then was fired upon while driving backwards on the freeway before hitting another car.

you use the basis that profiling reaffirms racial stereotypes that increase the need for profiling...so you are admitting that there is a need for profiling or what? i'm confused. and if that's the case, and it's proving all of these stereotypes true, than what is the real issue here? it sounds like it's doing more good than bad because the sterotypes are true whether or not the cop pulls them over or lets them commit their crime.

the main issue i have with all of the sensitivity to racial profiling, or lack therof, is that it has made cops so fucking paranoid to pull over, arrest, or even issue a citation to a minority. because they have the right to scream racism and get away with a crime and ruin a cop's career. a white man can just as easily get his ass pulled over looking suspicious and thrown in jail but it won't be called racism. everyone is walking on glass around that issue and letting criminals get away with shit day in and day out to save PC face.

i say law enforcement incorporates a new slogan..." Enforcement gets bigger, to catch all the nigger" just to get it all out in the open

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[User Picture]From: kidred5
2004-05-31 09:33 pm (UTC)
Billie Holiday is great, love her to death, but i don't think i HAVE to mention her if i mention Etta. Billie's voice, to me, is sad, wavering, unrefined and haunting (this is why i like her). Etta, on the other hand, sings the same songs powerfully, deeply, sexually. It just clicks with me more. Sometimes i'm in an Etta mood, sometimes a Billy. I just love Mystery Lady though.

I SERIOUSLY doubt that "cops [are] so fucking paranoid to pull over, arrest, or even issue a citation to a minority". It's not just black people that i'm talking about Taylor. This profiling of minorities is prevalent everywhere. I see homeless people badgered for yelling at a phone booth, but 8 frat guys screaming while piss drunk in front of the same cops don't even get a glance.

What i really don't like about racial profiling is that it connects a skin color with bad behavior. I'm not talking about a description of a man on the radio like the black man in a red car, that's understandable. I'm talking about "reports" and "studies" that come out saying stuff like "Black men are more prone to..." or "Statistics show that African American men are more likely to..." Shit like that i think is ridiculous because it's grouping attributes to a category that is arbitrary. Real descriptors such as income, literacy rates, environment etc. are the real factors that determine a person (i think) rather than skin tone. By using black, hispanic, white, as mean of categorizing it is just making people draw conclusions that someone is being abused.
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From: breakermorant
2004-05-30 12:03 am (UTC)
i find it bland that out of all of the albums ever recorded you only choose one of five that hasn't been recorded in the last 10-20 years. just kind of a big fuck you to all the music pre-95.

#5-- yes bobby...that's why we get paid. my job consists of arguing moot points with my peers and trying to convince them that the military is always right. you've told me numerous times that you think my job is unnecessary, regardless of the fact that you have no idea what myself- or 98% of the military even does for you.

you tend to make such flat-out arbitrarily false statements like that that blow my mind as though you just downed michael moore's latest book and took notes with the giddiness of a horny school-boy who can't wait to get my panties wet with all of your biased, baseless knowledge of the world outside of what you've seen in seattle. if you took the time to actually talk to many military people, you'd find that the majority of us aren't to fond of war. we don't enjoy it, we don't look forward to it, we don't glorify it, and we aren't big fans of the current goings on.

but it's easy for someone who knows nothing more than what they read on buzz-flash, hear from their peers, or witness through military correspondent interviews on cnn to throw out these statements that hold no water and are meant for nothing more than to get my attention. i mean what the fuck, bob...you know one of the two mods here is military and that he doesn't share these views that you seem to think the entire military has, yet you make a statement like that to suggest that i'm "payed" my minimum wage to support the war? whatever man...that one isn't even really worth the argument because you're making flat out judgemental accusations about something you really know nothing about. how many service members have you really held in-depth conversations with about war, the military, etc? i'm curious. that's like me sending you an application telling you all gay people are good for is fashion and ass fucking because i have a few gay friends, read sedaris, and watch will and grace.

it doesn't bother me when someone finds war in it's entire history to be futile, or even that they think the military is completely useless in every way,(even though they fully support spending all of our money on space exploration to put schools on the moon and make magical plans to live in outer space within the next 5,000 years) and that the world would be completely self-sufficient without it. it just bothers me when you dish out these biased and rhetorical arguments as if they are new and original, or as if they hold any kind of worth.

you're fucking kid rock's big ass eagle tattoo covering his back that reads "bad-ass" under it.
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From: breakermorant
2004-05-30 12:51 am (UTC)
i'll forgive the missing picture...because you're ugly.

but you totally disregard the request to link someone to our journal. i can't show you a retard stamp without a link.
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From: breakermorant
2004-05-30 02:10 am (UTC)
enough negative...time for some positive...

as much as you like Air, i'm surprised you didn't list 'moon safari' as one of top 5 albums. that album is fucking choice if i were to ever use that word in a sentence. i would have liked to see them live.

so does your "no tv" answer mean you've never seen sopranos before, or that you just don't have a tv? i know you've seen lots of other shows without the help of a personal television. i don't even have hbo, but i've seen every episode of the first four seasons. it's a stupid question anyway...i think you'd hate the show.

i mostly agree with your drug issues. its amazing what the decriminalization process would do away with as far as hard drugs, prison spending, crime in general, etc goes. that's one of the many issues i agree with kucinich about out of all of his crazy hairbrained schemes. did i tell you i'm planning on attending his "cock-us" at a convention at george r brown in june? jennifer will hate me and i have no one to go with me that cares enough.
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[User Picture]From: kidred5
2004-05-31 10:03 pm (UTC)
I have a television, but it has an internal antenna that only picks up PBS, and that's VERY fuzzy. I do see TV shows but they're always on DVD. Star Trek for example (rag all you want). I've only seen 2 actual episodes on TV, but i've seen at least 60 or so on DVD. I haven't see any Sopranos, maybe i would like it. I'll see if it's at our library.

Yeah Kucinich!!!
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From: breakermorant
2004-05-30 09:34 pm (UTC)
goddamnit jordan....

ok...follow my instructions.

go to the community info. click on "join community" at the top. this gives you the rights to post in the community.

then go to your journal...click "update journal". then copy and paste your application in there.

now go to the bottom where it says more options or something like that and choose to post this in 'frameandcanvass' instead of 'frommyfingers'.

as it is nobody can see this app unless they go into bobby's app and look it up...and that's just ocnfusing because bobby will get all of your comments.
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From: breakermorant
2004-06-01 03:02 am (UTC)
you're accepted. not because you can argue your way out of a paper clam, but because you've seen me naked and had the will-power to not act on it. nad because you're my friend. and in my head...my simple little head....the word friend was pronounced like on the ren and stimpy shows of old... "freeend". and cuz you seem able to keep a good point going even if it is dumb. that's my argument...all of your points are dumb. now hopefully we can get some unsuspecting newcomers to stumble in so we can tear them apart from the seams.

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[User Picture]From: laynerox
2004-06-16 10:59 pm (UTC)
you just had to go with the "mo" themed stamp didn't you...

we both know the "screaming retard" stamp would have been sufficient
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