Monday, May 05, 2008

crazy greedy empty soul fuckheads

so this is the news:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080504/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq_growing_the_green_zone

and this is the parody. But like any good parody, and writing, there is much truth in metaphor.
theCockandtheBull.blogspot.com

A Pentagon spokesperson said skateboarding was the perfect sport for Iraqi youth. “These kids are angry, and want to rebel. We can sell them the image of rebellion. It is much better than that whole Islamo-fascist revenge thing being shoved down their throat now. Osama bin-Laden does not skate. We’ve got Tony Hawk.”


A new video game “Tony Hawk’s Green Zone” will be released to coincide with the opening of the park. Tony Hawk commented: “Imagine the first Iraqi kid to pop up over the lip of the half pipe and pull a 180 Ollie out and transition that into a front side grab before dropping back in on the pipe, his skate wheels gliding literally on the bones of those who sacrificed to provide him with this freedom…. The poetry of it gives me chills.” - Dennis Trainer jr


11 comments:

Lisa said...

That sucks! :(

Nina said...

Heh! I told you this area is poisonous w political crap you can't ignore.

Stay in your beautiful yard. Do NOT turn on a TV or radio:-)

Sheree Rensel said...

"The poetry of it gives me chills.”

This statement doesn't surprise me or "give me chills". This is where we are at now. Societal values and personal perceptions are so screwed up, I hold my hands up and thank God I am old enough, wise enough, have lived enough life enough that it is OK for me to just say "F it all!". It isn't like I want to give up. However, it seems things are so messed up right now, it is almost insurmountable. I mean the likes of Tony Hawk with his stupid perceptions, questionable intellect, and misguided comments are worthy of note? Oh Pleeezzzze! I think not. Yet common culture and global mindset gets out their pens to write every word of the idiots. They are our new mentors. This is sick. It is sad. That is why I feel like my insanity is not so insane after all. I am doing just fine. The world on the other hand is really, really in need of major help. Are we doomed?
wizzlewolf

Elana said...

The Cock & Bull is a PARODY WEBSITE, PEOPLE

It's stated pretty clearly in the right sidebar.

One click away takes you to their submission guidelines where they say they accept "fiction & nonfiction, Fiction on parade as non-fiction for added sensational value"

This is the Internet, folks. Check your sources and try not to be so credulous or you just end up villainizing people pointlessly (not to mention looking very silly)

Dennis Trainor, Jr. said...

Thank you Elana. As the author of the post (and host of the Cock and the Bull) I was starting to wonder what was up!?!?!?

And hello Suzi, from Dennis (formerly know as Davis Fleetwood) !!

Thanks for posting a bit of my piece...

You all should know that while much of the article is made up- it is based in truth (click the "AP REPORTS CONTRIBUTED TO THIS REPORT" at the bottom of my post. The news is almost as obscene as the parody.....

suzi blu said...

ohh poo!
ok but, ok, so its a parody but pretty close to our mindset though and is not far fetched.
a) we do not give a crap about their religion or values. We think if it is different than american-european than its BACKWARDS. Tell me Im fg wrong? Grinding up bones for buildings is not as far fetched as it sounds. I could totally see it happening. This parody is a metaphor for how we treat/view the Iraqi people.

b) And marketers are indeed planning on how to make Iraq a demographic to sell to. I mean, thats the only way we look at the world - whats in it for us? We dont help out of genuine good will. When we went to Afghanistan there was lots of hoopla bout how we are there to 'free' the oppressed women. PSHAW! no one gives a fuck who is in a burka over there. or of the millions of women in africa getting raped because screwing a virgin is supposed to be a way of relieving oneself of the AIDS virus. We do things for what it can get us. If Iraq ever does become stabilized, you think we WONT try to market to it? And on the same note, do you think WE are not marketed to either? Every day we are sold a culture. This article epitimizes (sp?) exactly what we WOULD do given the chance. Which is why this fiction rang so true in the first place.

Dennis Trainor, Jr. said...

"art is the lie that tells the truth."

Dennis Trainor, Jr. said...

Suzi- I know that you followed Davis Fleetwood, so by way of explanation, you may want to check this out:

http://www.citizentube.com/2008/04/citizentube-interview-davis-er-dennis.html

suzi blu said...

Wow, DENNIS, thats pretty fucked up man. I mean, I know Davis didn't live in a basement but I thought his passion was real. That his anger frustration lead him to make videos and talk honestly about the world. I never saw him as arrogant. ha. mostly because I agreed with everything he said. perhaps the world is black and white to me. Its all money and live for today, fuck the rest of the world. and we fucking need someone out there telling the truth. That was what I liked about him. Things are bad enough that there isnt any time for la la la lets be political but jesus christ it all has to STOP.

It does sadden me a bit to know, now, that it was just an acting experiment? But it doesnt surprise me. To be that naked and honest and put it out there - ahh thats something most people cant do. But that is what we most long for. Someone to believe in. Someone not intimidated by power and who finds power in their own voice and speaks for those of us who do not have those words.

eh. well. hopefully someone with real passion will be influenced by what Davis has done.

Bonafyde said...

Suzi I have to say i agree with you 100 hundred percent...want to get depressed...watch CNN or Fox news and see whats going on in this crazy world of ours...

I seriously get PO`d by calling other human beings...ALIENS.

a simple offering said...

i already take wellbutrin, zoloft and klonopin. if i watched the news i'd be in a padded cell!

can't handle it. i do what i can for what i know about but just can't take the shit on the "news."