The First Man
It could well have been
Anyone of those sheep
Sitting at your feet,
Bowing to you,
Like you are someone to
The Second Man
Look at them,
Are they being hurt?
Are they in pain?
They came here of their own will.
All I did was to show them,
Where I am
And what I believe.
The Third Man
It was me.
You’d have done the same.
But it wasn’t you.
What you wish to think
If you wish to think it.
Now look where you have led us…
The Fourth Man
You didn’t have to follow.
And you heard
From what he said
What you wanted to hear.
The Fifth Man
There’s nothing left to believe in.
Words are only words.
A look is nothing
But a look.
You can’t believe in the truth—
Because everyone’s truth is different.
The Final Man
there is no one
- Eric M Byrne
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH, that’s explains it, Falderal is Wu Yong, a guy who thinks he is something, ahahhahhahhahahhahhahahhahha, what a sad strange little man he is
Awww, that’s sad you feel that way.
“OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH, that’s explains it, Falderal is Wu Yong, a guy who thinks he is something, ahahhahhahhahahhahhahahhahha, what a sad strange little man he is”
A pathetic comment. I am friends with Falderal in real life and he is a respectful, intelligent and humble person who I’ve never known to stoop to personal attacks in order to make a point. But please, go back to insulting us all and posting your own poetry (yes, it only took a quick Google search) to make a point which we have all been well aware of for years.
not to me he ain’t and it goes back over a year, he’s taken opposing views of mine just to be contrary. what kind of user changes his name that often, one that likes to cause problems and hide behind a new name, he’s a hipster to the nth, and if you’re friends in “real life,” well, that doesn’t say much about your character, or maybe he’s the kind of guy that likes to act like he’s something on the Internet, but shrinks in the “real world.” That’s probably it.
Thanks for editing your comment last minute. It didn’t feel right without a completely unfounded insult directed at someone you don’t know.
Anyways, I’m leaving now. I think I’ve already paid more attention to this nonsense than I should have and there’s really nowhere else for this discussion to go.
no problem, we’re all here for people like you and wu
I’m sure he’s crying plaid hipster tears right now. I hope we’re all much prettier in real life than we are on the Internet.
I look just like my picture here
What an idiot! Very deep and profound, Uli Cain’, kind of like your anus.
Here’s a few names I’ll throw your way, in case you haven’t heard:
Charlie Kaufman, David Lynch, Terrence Malick, Gus Van Sandt, Lars Von Trier . . . . . . . .
not original, nothing is original, so keep going with the highlight of your day
Kind of like your thread here. Jeesh, what a waste of carbon.
and yet you felt the need to waste time as well
Perhaps here’s why “The Sheep Look UP”:
“In 1983, 50 corporations controlled the vast majority of all news media in the U.S. At the time, Ben Bagdikian was called “alarmist” for pointing this out in his book, The Media Monopoly. In his 4th edition, published in 1992, he wrote “in the U.S., fewer than two dozen of these extraordinary creatures own and operate 90% of the mass media” — controlling almost all of America’s newspapers, magazines, TV and radio stations, books, records, movies, videos, wire services and photo agencies. He predicted then that eventually this number would fall to about half a dozen companies. This was greeted with skepticism at the time. When the 6th edition of The Media Monopoly was published in 2000, the number had fallen to six. Since then, there have been more mergers and the scope has expanded to include new media like the Internet market.
In 2004, Bagdikian’s revised and expanded book, The New Media Monopoly, shows that only 5 huge corporations — Time Warner, Disney, Murdoch’s News Corporation, Bertelsmann of Germany, and Viacom (formerly CBS) — now control most of the media industry in the U.S. General Electric’s NBC is a close sixth."
Now that is article is 8 years old, but our actual freedom of choice has gotten less since as we buy more and more media from fewer companies every year.
That content providers were not to own distribution and presentation facilities was put into law in the fourties. Studios were not to own theaters. Under Reagan that was abolished.
Meanwhile, we ignore that a stupid international agreement has extended copyright law include the author’s life plus 90 years. Never mind that little material is really under the author’s control, unless they have the clout to push for self ownership. Since this is retroactive, the corporations that own the vast majority of all media all of sudden have material that had been public domain back under their control. (A French company now claims ownership of Hitchcock’s early films.)
Unless we actually fight Big Content in some way we deserve what we get.
For the record, I’ve never once taken a position on here, or anywhere else, that I don’t actually believe in. Though Uli has entered into conversations he had no part in merely to attack me (and if you want the threads I’ll link to them), followed my posts (apparently) to do so and refused to stop after directly confronted. And for all his posturing, he erased that confrontation, my guess is to save himself the embarrassment of being called out publicly for essentially stalking someone he has, over and over again, claimed to not care about, at all (doesn’t his needless attack of me after I’ve exited this thread prove that he isn’t “so over me,” as he literally stated he was).
And even that didn’t stop me from both asking Uli to consider his position more carefully, and to tell him directly that I agree with, in the very least, his general outline in this thread. Nor did it lead me to make assumptions about his personality (I certainly didn’t exhibit the complete childishness necessary to voice them publicly, even if I did).
blah blah blah blah, wu, blah blah blah, any credibility you had left with the fact you have change your name at least twice. But it’s good to see that the block function works so well.
Thread starter thinks Apocalypse Now is greatest movie of all time. snicker
You know both of these names you hate (Wu Yong, Falderal) mean “meaningless” or “nonsense?” It literally makes me laugh when you guys take me so seriously when I defeat your arguments, given that the names I’ve been choosing are specifically self-depricating to let you guys know to not take my posts so seriously (especially if you don’t like me).
And the reason I feel comfortable changing names is because people that know me, know me by my real name.
And Falderal only changed t o this from Wu because a friend jokingly made a remark with falderal in it and he decided he really liked it. I don’t think he’s using it to hide since his profile is the same and others still openly refer to him as Wu in forums.
And there is the great Bogs, and I hate nothing, but good try.
And what exactly did you defeat? But obviously, your point was not to contribute, but to be a nuance, that is no surprise.
I just glanced over threads that you were in and you seem to get into a great deal of arguments.
With Santino (though that is completely understandable), Brad S, etc, you seem to enjoy getting under people’s skin for no other reason than that you’re a bot fly.
But why don’t you guys see if you can Santino me outta here.
BTW, ask Ruby how serious i was.
Uli, I like everyone to be happy!! You should listen to Chorus Line, laugh, love and smile.
OP do you think it’s a case of ignorance on the part the of the masses or do they just not care enough?
Also, do you believe in the Illuminati?
Given that you’ve hounded me for months, I’d say you take this relatively serious (or are you admitting to trolling my account and stalking it?)…
See, you can make assertions that I’m here merely to push people’s buttons, but then you’d need to be able to explain the fact that I knew who you were upon first entering this thread, and that didn’t change the way I posted in any shape, manner or form. In fact, I entered the thread initially by commenting on something someone else had said, not on anything you’d said up to that point.
But as soon as you found out who I was you saw it necessary to not only call me out publicly hours after I’d last posted here, but to attack anyone that chose to defend me.
I don’t think Rubes wants to be involved :)
Mogambo : I remember watching Gargoyles with my dad and he swore it was cancelled by the Illuminati.
I don’t know Falderal/Wu personally but it only took a few posts by him before I realized who this new name was. He has a clear moral vision and is good Mubi people. Uli offers nothing.
I think it’s both ignorance and laziness, it can be easier to just go along and work and pay your bills and take what is given you. What does fighting back get you? What really does education get you?
Are we free to truly say what we feel? No, we are not. If we speak up in disagreement with our bosses we can be fired. If we own a business, can we speak up in disagreement with possible patrons in our area, no, we will loss money.
We can demand more diversity from the Hollywood studios, but will we get it? No. Same with music and books.
Critics don’t care what people have to say ‘cept their bosses and studios, they can’t be trusted for a completely honest opinion, and the joke of online critics don’t count.
The only thing that matters is money, and who controls the money?
And no, I do not believe in the Illuminati.
Bogs, you and I have never agreed, so your opinion of my opinions offer nothing as well.
Hounded you for months, Wu, really, when was the last time i commented on any of your BS? That would be the basketball thread. double check your timeline.
So, keep going guys, try to push me to leave, you can do it.
Who is Bogs?? Jerry??
Yes, he had pic up once that looked like the character from Shawshank Redemption
Guys, c’mon. Can we nix the personal insults?