I have definitely taken the time to show Mom’s love on this site, but only drop some quick nods to Dads, here and there. Why? Well, Dads are different from Moms in the sense that a Dad might have done something awesome for you and been the greatest guy ever, but some Dads just aren’t comfortable talking about that. To some Dads, the ultimate reward is just you going out and doing the best you can, and every now and then, if we hug and admit we love each other, all will be well with the world. But come on, it’s Father’s day for crying out loud. If there is only one day a year we go on and on about how cool Dads are, this is the day. I did it last year, and even if my Dad and I, and most people with their Dad’s, don’t always see eye to eye, I am gonna blather about Dads some more. Seriously, though, I might be outta nice things to say about Dads after this, so I would bookmark this article.
As a medium, film not only possesses the power to move us, but to also shift how we see the world, shift the way we interact with others, and shift the way we live our lives. And no genre of film holds quite as much power over us to do that as documentaries. Rather then tell us a fictional story, a documentary peels back the layers of a true story, and often reveals to us a side of life we have never had an opportunity to take a good, long look at before. The end result of this can often be a profound impact on the viewer, resonating deeply into their daily lives, and the way they live that life. Here are six documentaries that are wildly varied, yet all have the power to change the way you think, be it for better or worse.
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You see, my webmaster up and bailed on me to seek a bohemian lifestyle of bedding younger women and sailing the high seas, which has left me at the helm of this glorious ship, yet at the helm alone. So this is where you, masters of the web, can come in. The reality is, the site already has legs, has ads, and has found its flow, so all you really need to do is stand behind the scenes like Oz, and help me run this show from time to time when stuff gets kooky. But also, help me run it more efficiently. And on top of that, you help me find writer gigs (cuz freelance is still a great deal of how I make my living), you make money, too, so win win. And the reality is, I am creeping steadily towards two million readers in just over a year’s time, with no advertising and using only word of mouth (and some fucked up writing). So really, who WOULDN’T want to jump on this rocket ship, when you know the only destination is, well, really, who the fuck knows, but maybe you can help me get there. Either way, we know it will be somewhere awesome.
As much as I know this site is filled with insane autobiographical accounts of some of my finer moments, this story might be the most insane of the bunch. From how innocuous the whole day began, to how soul (and nose) shattering the day ended, it is the perfect example of knowing to live in the moment, because at any second, the stupid girl who is driving the car you are in with your friends may lose control of her car and smash into a tree going 40 miles an hour. While you are tripping your face off on LSD.
God is dead, all love is fallacy, and the only hope we have is that we are truly hopeless. Nihilism and I have a strange relationship. Because as much as I try to take massive leaps beyond it, something hopeless happens, rising up out of nowhere like a wall, and knocks me off my feet, reminding me that nihilism exists for a reason. Or does it? Some claim nihilism even negates a belief in morality or even, actual reality in some cases. So, there is no point to anything, and we don’t actually exist. Nihilism is the pessimists way to sound like they are more existential than whiny, even though the two go hand in hand sometimes. And if the theory of nihilism escapes you completely and you need more examples, well, this list is for you. These are the movies that, by the time they end, make you feel like there is no point at all to life and that all our actions amount to nothing more than ashes. And while I already talked nihilist directors, this time I am talking specific movies, and specifically movies you’ve probably missed. But go into this knowing that these movies are incredibly heavy, and it is not a good idea to watch them in a depressed mental state. No, seriously, a few of these are that fucked up. .