“The feelings that hurt most, the emotions that sting most, are those that are absurd - The longing for impossible things, precisely because they are impossible; nostalgia for what never was; the desire for what could have been; regret over not being someone else; dissatisfaction with the world’s existence. All these half-tones of the soul’s consciousness create in us a painful landscape, an eternal sunset of what we are.”
- Fernando Pessoa
How did THIS become a tradition? The day after we give thanks for our friends and family, we rush to the stores, trample, kick, punch and kill each other for discounted toasters and tvs. We’re Too lazy to get on the streets to protest against the mass NSA spying and the violations of our own Amendments. But when it comes to a few hundred dollars off a flat screen TV, we rush by the hordes to participate in these clusterfucks. The media has thoroughly brainwashed us to consume and its fucking us up.
Base of turkey breast and gravy
by George P.H.
Like the caterpillar above, most people think that “everything will be better” once they get/become/achieve something. Whether it’s the right job, car, home, number of lovers or something else, we really expect that one thing to finally make us happy and complete.
This is what I call “waiting to be saved”; expecting an event, time or situation to make you happy.
(My personal favorite is, “I’m not happy now but I will be once I’ve given the best years of my life to my career! Then I’ll finally be able to do and feel what I want!”)
Of course, “everything” doesn’t “get better” when you get what you want. In fact life often becomes harder and more confusing when you’re successful. Why else would so many celebrities have depression & substance issues?
If you’re waiting to be saved, know one thing: it’s killing you. The true secret to being happy and free is to lose all hope. Here’s why & how.
His name is Dan Bilzerian and he is known as one of the wildest and craziest poker players in the game today. The son of wealthy corporate takeover guru Paul Bilzerian. Bilzerian enlisted in the Navy in 1999 and first went into BUD/S after completing boot camp and Quartermaster school. Bilzerian completed 2 hell weeks and all but 2 days of Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training before being rolled all the way back to the beginning of second phase for a safety violation on the firing range. He was then administratively dropped a few weeks before graduation for a personality conflict with an instructor. Dan first became well known after the lid was blown on Hollywood poker games involving Tobey Maguire, Ben Affleck, Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon. Bilzerian was interviewed about his participation in these high stakes poker games and even called Maguire a “cheap bitch.”
The poker playboy has also gained notoriety for having three heart attacks and bragging about his use of steroids. With all of this being said, the latest chapter in his wild life is pretty easy to believe.
While playing at the Aria poker room recently, Bilzerian tweeted a picture of $2.5 million worth of chips (see below). He added the following message that explained what happened to the money: