We all know how flags are used to represent different states. Banners we all use and hang and display proudly to show our heritage. Outside of the confederate flag (which actually represents some pretty awful things from our past), most flags summon smiles in people. But there is some flag news that has leaked recently that has a lot of people scratching their heads. Yes, we are talking about a new design for a flag that will represent all of planet earth. An earth flag, if I may be so bold. First of all, you must be wondering how it looks, yes?
We need to talk about Elisa Lam. You either know her story or you don’t. But if you do, like me, I am sure it haunts you. I can honestly say I have seen very few things in my life (video wise and such) that have scared me. But there is something indescribably eerie about both the young woman’s death and the video of her just before her death. I am going to assume most of you don’t know this story and am just going to tell it to you as if we were sitting around a campfire right now. Just keep in mind, unlike most campfire tales, this one is 100% real and will not be something you will be able to easily shake or explain away. Just be prepared to be unprepared for this is all I am saying. Maybe you don’t believe in the supernatural or the chance that something otherworldly or evil may exist out there, but the following video and story may change your mind about that.
I guess my “thing” is that I talk about dark and disturbing films a lot. I do that because I genuinely like them and the emotions they muster in me. But I have to realize, film covers a wide variety of genres, and I am sure some of my REMlins would like a change of pace here and there. With my awareness that April and May have the highest suicide rates of the year, I thought this might be a good time to throw a list of fun movies at you. The kind of movies you walk away from smiling, no matter how broken, old, or cynical you are. Here are five fun movies that will put you in a good mood, even on your toughest days. Keep your head up, people. There is always a silver lining.
Watching Montage of Heck is one hell of an exhausting experience. Whereas most music documentaries that show the life of an artist after they died offer us a glimpse into that person’s world, Montage of Heck (about Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain) does way more than that. If most music documentaries peel back the curtain and allow you to look in on a life you would never understand, Montage of Heck goes one step further. It doesn’t just pull back the curtain. It undresses you and places you in a bathtub with Kurt, Courtney, and their newborn child. It animates parts of Kurt’s personal diaries and shows us things we probably NEVER should have seen or heard and have no right, by his standards anyway, of ever seeing or hearing. It is goes so deeply into his life and mind, that, by the end, you feel like you have lost a bit of your soul with him. An amazing documentary, but in some ways, one of the saddest and most disturbing movies I have ever seen, and one that ultimately has NO RIGHT existing, even if I feel like I needed to see it.
I am just gonna go out on a limb here and say of all the people you NEVER want to fuck over, you should put writers at the top of that list. They are the one people who actually have voices that get heard. And a writer is like an elephant (in more ways than one) because we remember. Hell, even our own downfalls make great stories, so nothing is safe or sacred. With that out-of-the-way, I decided it was time to tell you all a story that will melt your fucking faces. You know my true stories are always pretty twisted, and I stand behind them all 100%, with this example having been shared with some close friends after it happened, so anyone who may doubt its authenticity, I have references. Hell, SHE openly admitted it to people after it happened, like she fed off it. While most people can say they consider an ex or two evil, you ever walked in on one of yours in a pitch black room, naked and pale, trying to feed ham to a creature she was referring to as “the master?” Yeah, didn’t think so, but I do. Also, note, no names will be dropped, so legally, my ass is covered. But man, this will go up hers sideways.