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Thus Spoke Sheen: Nietzsche and Tiger’s Blood

Posted in Random with tags , on April 6, 2011 by Scott Odekirk

I have long been a lover of the writings of Nietzsche. Surprisingly though, the recent Charlie Sheen spotlight has brought me back to a book I have read and reread a bunch of times, Thus Spoke Zarathustra (my copy is translated by Clancy Martin and I know Izak would take umbrage with that). In case you haven’t read it, the book is about a “mystic” that descends from the wilderness to speak revolutionary truths to a town of people, the first and most famous of which is “God is dead.” Here, early in his writing career, Nietzsche uses the character to express his ubermensch concept. Without commenting on the connections I see between Zarathustra and Sheen any further, I would just like to put some of their notable quotes side-by-side as food for thought.

“You have made your way from worm to man, and much within you is still worm. Once you were apes, and even yet man is more of an ape than any ape” (Zarathustra 9)

“It feels like from the people I talk to in and around my circles, it seems like the worm is turning” (Sheen).

“they do not understand me; I am not the mouth for these ears” (Zarathustra 13).

“You can’t process me with a normal brain” (Sheen)

“since childhood, short, weak, thick-glasses, never seen by a goddess, only owned by the bully. Like a bitch. sizzle, losing, bye” (Sheen)

“The people have little comprehension of greatness, that is to say: creativeness. But they have a taste for all presenters and actors of great things” (Zarathustra 46)

“I’m sorry, man, but I’ve got magic. I’ve got poetry in my fingertips. Most of the time – and this includes naps – I’m an F-18, bro. And I will destroy you in the air. I will deploy my ordinance to the ground.” (Sheen)

“when I lived with them I lived above them. Therefore they took a dislike to me. They wanted to hear nothing of any one walking above their heads. Thus they muffled the sound of my steps, and so far I have been least heard by the most learned… and even if I walk on my own errors, still I am above them and their own heads. For men are not equal…” (Zarathustra 110)
“I’m a frickin’ rock star from mars, people can’t figure me out, they can’t process me” (Sheen)
“Even in your folly and contempt you each serve your self, you despisers of the body. I tell you, your self wants to die and turns away from life. No longer can your self do what it desires most… And therefore now you are angry with life and with the earth. An unconscious envy is in the squint-eyed glance of your contempt. I shall not go your way…” (Zarathustra 33).

“I don’t have time for their judgment and their stupidity and you know they lay down with their ugly wives in front of their ugly children and look at their loser lives and then they look at me and they say, ‘I can’t process it’ well, no, you never will stop trying, just sit back and enjoy the show. You know?” (Sheen)

“There have to be more important things going on in the world than my past… What you come to discover is, it isn’t how you get there, it’s that you get there. If that’s what it took to get me where I’m at today, so be it.” (Sheen)

“”It was”: thus is the Will’s teeth-gnashing and lonesomest tribulation called. Impotent towards what hath been done—it is a malicious spectator of all that is past… That time doth not run backward—that is its animosity: “That which was”: so is the stone which it cannot roll called.” (Zarathustra)

“I think my passion is misinterpreted as anger sometimes. And I don’t think people are ready for the message that I’m delivering, and delivering with a sense of violent love.” (Sheen)

“Something unappeased, unappeasable, is within me; it longeth to find expression. A craving for love is within me, which speaketh itself the language of love.” (Zarathustra)

“I’m bi-winning. I win here, I win there.” (Sheen)
“Aye, for the game of creating, my brethren, there is needed a holy Yea unto life: its own will, willeth now the spirit; his own world winneth the world’s outcast.” (Zarathustra)

“I have a different constitution. I have a different brain; I have a different heart; I got tiger blood, man.” (Sheen)

“I am happy to see the marvels the warm sun hatcheth: tigers and palms and rattlesnakes.” (Zarathustra)

“As it happeneth with me, so is it with all fruits that turn ripe. It is the honey in my veins that maketh my blood thicker, and also my soul stiller.” (Zarathustra)

“For now, I’m just going to hang out with these two smoking hotties and fly privately around the world. It might be lonely up here, but I sure like the view.” (Sheen)

“But one day will I take them up, and put each by itself alone: that it may learn lonesomeness and defiance and prudence. Gnarled and crooked and with flexible hardness shall it then stand by the sea, a living lighthouse of unconquerable life.” (Zarathustra)

“I’m here and I’m ready. They’re not. Bring it.” (Sheen)
“They are not ready” (Zarathustra)

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Posted in Random on October 8, 2010 by Scott Odekirk

Friday Foto Kaption Kontest – 09/03/2010

Posted in Random on September 4, 2010 by izak

The winner of last week’s FFKK is a new face to me, as far as I know: Roland. Roland has an insightful question for last week’s foto:

Why didn't I consult the grizzly?

This week’s FFKK has to do with things that don’t belong:

Can you win this week's Kontest...before hell freezes over?

Good luck, and thanks for all the submissions!

Friday Foto Kaption Kontest – 8/27/2010

Posted in Random on August 28, 2010 by izak

The winner of last week’s FFKK is a person near and dear to me: Big Mead!

Desperate times call for desperate measures...and Izak was all out of puppies.

This week’s FFKK is a little off base, but we’ll give it a shot:

Can you win this weeks Kaption Kontest...before it's too late?

Good luck, and thanks for all the submissions!

Friday Foto Kaption Kontest: 8/20/2010

Posted in Random on August 21, 2010 by izak

This week’s Friday Foto Kaption Kontest is a little strange.

Can you win this week's delicious Kaption Kontest?

Good luck!

And the winner of last week’s FFKK is…

Posted in Random on August 21, 2010 by izak

Jack (McGougan??) with the following:

Though it is needless to say that Steve Pointer’s RFDs could be harsh, this one seemed to outdo the rest.

Sounds like McGoogs was on the wrong side of a couple of these, no?

Thanks for all the submissions!

Friday Foto Kaption Kontest: 08/13/2010

Posted in Random with tags , on August 14, 2010 by izak

This week’s Friday Foto Kaption Kontest is a doozy and might give a whole new meaning to Pointer Duty:

Can you win this week's Friday Foto Kaption Kontest...and survive?

Thank you for all of your submissions, and good luck!