Friday Night Freestyle Volume 6

Lets talk about Cannibalism.

I recently came heard about a book that piqued my interest, especially around this time of year, called Dinner With A Cannibal: The Complete History of Mankind’s Oldest Taboo. In the book Carol Travis–Henikoff goes into a detailed history of cannibalism,  covering the variety of tribes that still perform this ritual today – and the belief system that surrounds it.

Let me drop some pre-reading knowledge on ya:

Survival cannibalism. This well-documented variant involves consumption of human flesh in emergency situations such as starvation. Some of the most famous cases are the 1846 Donner Party in the Sierra Nevada and the South American athletes stranded in the Andes in 1972, whose plight later became the subject of the film Alive (1993).

Endocannibalism. Endocannibalism is the consumption of human flesh from a member of one’s own social group. The rationale for such behavior is usually that in consuming parts of the body, the person ingests the characteristics of the deceased; or through consumption there is a regeneration of life after death.

Exocannibalism. Exocannibalism is the consumption of flesh outside one’s close social group—for example, eating one’s enemy. It is usually associated with the perpetration of ultimate violence or again as a means of imbibing valued qualities of the victim. Reports of this practice suggest a high incidence of exocannibalism with headhunting and the display of skulls as war trophies. The majority of the controversies about the practice of cannibalism refer to endocannibalism and/or exocannibalism.

Here is another topic of grossness for your mind – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autophagy_(feeding)
And to finish this post off, I’d like to share with you the trailer of one of my favorite horror movies of all time – Nightmare on Elm Street 4.

Have a safe Halloweenie everyone!

Friday Night Freestyle Volume 5

First off, I’d like to apologize to all 2 or 3 of my readers for not having any content up lately.  I just let life get in the way, and in my quest to try and make 3 meaty posts a week, I ended up making none. So, I will be starting fresh next week, promising a new meaty post every Monday and then we will see where things go from there.

With that out of the way, lets get back to serious business – Armadillos.

I’m not into sports all that much, so this is the kind of thing that gets me pumped up. You can find more awesome vidoes like this one at the Museum of Animal Perspectives.

Friday Night Freestyle Volume 4

I like money because it helps me buy things, so the more of it I have, the better. I’m assuming that you too also like money. If this is the case, then I urge you not to spend your money seeing this movie:

The only thing that prevented me from committing seppuku in the middle of the theater was the conversations and comments that everyone else was having during the movie. By watching the above trailer, you’ve pretty much just seen the movie for free. However, if you are some kin to Scrouge McDuck and money is no concern to you, then by all means grab a bunch of friends and go see this comedy of a horror movie – just don’t expected to be scared…unless doors slamming loudly sends you into panic mode.

Friday Night Freestyle Volume 3

Would ya look at that…its actually Friday this time!

Which means 4 more days until Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is released exclusively on the PS3:

Aside from Metal Gear Solid 4, this is the only game that I can remember being this excited about in recent memory. I’m so glad that gaming technology has reached a point where gaming as an industry is finally starting to garner the serious respect that it deserves. In terms of quality script writing, voice acting and story line, many of the game put out by big studios such as Naughty Dog, Konami, Rockstar and Square-Enix are rivling the big budget films that we see in theaters. Although I’ve never seen an Indiana Jones movie, I’ve seen enough clips of them and many other action adventure movies to notice that this game shamelessly borrows from said big blockbusters, and there ain’t nothing wrong with that!

I smell a game of the year award coming up soon.

And incase you’re not interested at all in video games, here is a trailer of the best movie that you’ve never seen:

WARNING: The trailer does get a bit bloody at time, so if you want to avoid such awesomeness, do not click play.