|Jimmy The Headless Frog Boy |
needs yakety sax
It would blow if you wanted to run out to get a bottle of milk when the tide was up. You'd need at least a couple of wind breakers.
|HURF BLURF DUH |
Months and months of mind-destroying tedium broken up by short bursts of sheer terror.
Sounds like a pretty typical tech-related job.
In my experience they're more like "Months and months of mind-destroying tedium broken up by short bursts of mind-destroying tedium."
The closest thing to "terror" I've experienced in a tech job was the brief window between learning I was about to be laid off and the elation of realizing that meant I didn't have a tech job any more.
Pretty sure I've heard that line before.
|Architeuthis Tux |
There is something wrong with me.
I want to live in one of those, for like half a year.
Then I could be fed up with it and leave forever and talk about how I hated living there except for when the tide was angry and I could feel the hatred of tidal pull through my whole body, my flesh made an instrument by sound.
I'd be reminded often when a truck goes by or a jet. That white noise vibration, the rumble.
I want to marry a light house keeper
and keep him company
I want to marry a light house keeper
and live by the side of the sea
I'll polish his lamp by the light of day
so ships at night can find their way
I wanna marry a light house keeper
won't that be okay
we'll take walks along the moonlit bay
maybe find a treasure too
i'd love living in a light house
how 'bout you?
dream of livin in a light house baby
every single day
i dream of living in a light house
a white one by the bay
so if you want to make my dreams come true
who'd be a light house keeper or do
we could live in a light house
the white one by the bay
won't that be okay
Those lighthouses may be French, but they don't surrender to the waves.
|Cap'n Profan!ty |
what i wanna know is, who the fuck is holding the camera?
It needs an angry grief-ridden man in an oilskin jacket and sou'wester screaming at the pitiless sea-bitch that took his son. He lets out a primal snarl as he sobs and attempts to beat back the waves with his bare fists.
When the dark comes he sits inside lit only by the moon through the shoreward windows. He sits at the table cut by dinner knives and boredom, and he knows that the worst of it is that once again, he's going to eat boiled triffids.
|Mike Jordan |
Best use of lighthouses since Thomas Kinkade!
Beautiful, yes. Breathtaking... almost. But as I was about to rate, I was left with the ethical question: But, is this evil?
And I came to the conclusion that, in fact, the music is evil. Not because I dislike Mozart's Requiem, not at all, especially as directed by Christopher Hogwood, as, I believe, it happens to be in this particular case. No, what really froths my goat (which was gotten many a season ago) is that any time anybody wants to set any video to dramatic and sublime music, they automatically default on Mozart's Requiem. Which equates it less to the sublime and more to that of a withered, loose and cum besmirched whore of ample use. Anyway, I turned off the sound and had Nine Inch Nails' Ghosts playing in the background which actually worked out very nicely. So lack of imagination = 5 stars of evil.
Why, Phil... I am very glad you stated that as a question, because the answer is no. As I explicitly said, I love Mozart, especially the Requiem, especially this version. Let me spell it out to you in simple language: I hate the fact that it is overused. The lack of imagination is on the part of the people who use it too often, turning it more into an advert ditty than the sublime piece of work it is. And fer yer info... I am no regular fan of NIN, but Ghosts is Trent Reznor actually just playing with his rather formidable skills as a music producer and was not meant to appeal to the masses that Reznor generally tends to milk for all they are worth (despite the fact that every NIN album has exceptional sound production, which I appreciate).
In all fairness, my comment is actually really annoying and it irritates me to re-read it. In further fairness, your comment was funny and appropriate to one who would normally write such crap as I did. I was in a weird mood yesterday. Meh.
It would have been more effective without the soundtrack.
Despite the description and some of the comments, these are not tidal waves by any definition. High tide and heavy surf, certainly, but that's not the same thing at all.
Still, gorgeous footage of Mother Nature in all her awesome fury.
|Long Gone Daddy |
THEY BUILT THESE THINGS IN THOSE CONDITIONS
According to another site about the construction process:
"built on a rock which emerges to a height of just 1.50 meters at low tide, right in the middle of the Raz de Sein. When time allowed, the construction workers drilled a hole for the future anchoring bars. Throughout the whole of the year 1870, they could only work for 8 hours and for 6 hours in 1873. The construction of Armen was to take 14 years."
That is one tough lighthouse.
Professor August: Look at that lighthouse. That's the ultimate expression of phallocentric technocracy violating Mother Sky.
Marge: I thought they were just tall so boats could see them.
Professor August: No Marge. Everything penis-shaped is bad.
a film by roland emmerich
What I find most interesting is that a bunch of Internet geeks identify so strongly with lighthouses and lighthouse keepers.
Human ingenuity. Five stars for that, always.
Most obscure fetish ever.
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