Monday, February 28, 2011

You Got To Get It Together (Or Leave It Alone)

O.K., we've been kind of falling behind on our blogging, so here's a bunch of random stuff that's been slipping through the cracks as we've been following Wisconsin and whatnot.


BTW, the photos might even be more random than usual, because we're emptying that file, too. Alright, here we go:

Colorado Springs police used a stun gun early Thursday morning to try to stop a man calling himself 'God' from what was originally reported as an attempted burglary.

The incident happened at an apartment complex just north of Austin Bluffs Parkway and North Academy Boulevard around 3:40 a.m. Thursday. When police arrived, they said a man claiming to be God charged for them, a police report said.

A neighbor told KRDO Newschannel13 he walked outside when he heard the commotion.

"One of the cops told me to go back to my apartment, but of course I sat there with the door cracked and listened. The guy was totally tripped out," said Rod Smith.

Police said he would not comply with orders, forcing officers to use a stun gun. It didn't stop the man, and he charged officers once again, according to police.

Police tried again to use a stun gun, but it still didn't work. The man tried to run, but was tackled by officers in the hallway, police said. It took four officers to get him under control.

After medical personnel arrived, the man admitted to smoking mushrooms, a hallucinogenic drug with similar effects to LSD.

Smith said the man was talking, but not making much sense.

"He kept trying to tell the cops that he would take them on one by one if they'd take his cuffs off. he asked them if they wanted to smoke a bowl with him," said Smith.
We don't know - he sounds like "the real deal" to us - not like this flake:
Saudi police arrested a man who was stopping people and telling them that he was the long-awaited savior of the world, a newspaper in the oil-rich Gulf country reported on Sunday.

The 43-year-old man was shouting to passers-by in a street in the central town of Makkah to stop and listen to him.

“He used his car to block their way to force them to listen to him,” Sabq online Arabic language daily said.

“He claimed that he was Al-Mahdi Al-Montathar (the Chosen Imam Al-Mehdi) and that he has an advice for all Moslems.”

Police caught the unnamed man red-handed and took him for investigation to determine if he is mentally normal.
Now you see, we don't get that:

You've got all these people waiting for a savior - whole societies based upon the idea they believe one will show up - but every time somebody claims to be "that guy", they either lock him up or haul him away to see if he's mental. What gives?

It's enough to make you wonder if anybody believes in this stuff,...all it takes is a little imagination. Like this guy, for instance:
I'm not one of those people who spends his whole life wishing things had turned out differently. Sure, the so-called "real world" can be a pretty cruel place sometimes, but why sit around all day worrying about the way things are when, with a little imagination, determination, and blinding denial, you can convince yourself that everything is great?

It may sound crazy, but I'm telling you, if you put your mind to it, you can make yourself believe just about anything!

Don't let annoying little hang-ups like logic, reason, or even reality stand in the way of what you want to be true. Your mind is the most powerful tool you have, and if you use it correctly, you'll be amazed at all the incredible things you can deny.
Yeah, "it may sound crazy", but that's right! So the next time you want to believe, say, a naturopath's a doctor, or recycling's a good thing, or even The New York Times is a good paper because their lies are so well written, just remember - you don't have to!

Hell, you don't have to "believe" anything at all! You don't even have to think! We swear! Let it go, man!

At that point you'll be fitting right in!