Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Word According to Squid Part 17

ON POSTMODERNISM

If I wait until I can figure out what postmodernism is, I'll be stuck writing for money until I die. Crisis of faith for the faithless.

ON ILLUSIONS

There are those for whom casting illusions aside are relatively easy. And there are those whose journeys from faith to logic are superhuman odysseys.

INTO THE FRAY

Again we leap into the fray.

ON IGNORANCE

In a world where information and ideas can be accessed instantly, there are still those who chose to live in ignorance, who refuse to test their beliefs against the touchstone of science, who would rather live in a bubble instead of imbibing the universe.

ON DIVINE JUSTICE

Verily, I say unto ye: If we are going to rely on divine justice or karmic retribution then we might as well stop catching and punishing criminals. If we are going to believe that there is a better world beyond this one then we might as well stop getting out of bed and merely wait to die.

ON JUSTICE

I try not to think in terms of what is legal but in terms of what is just. After all, with enough money and power and good lawyers, you can prove anything in a courtroom. I'd steal a million bucks from a corrupt politician to fund a livelihood project for a poor community if I can get away with it. It's not legal, but you can't tell me that it isn't just.

ON COOLNESS

Cool is when you don't show them how fragile your self-esteem really is, how paranoid you really are, and how much of an outsider you really feel like.

ON HAIRSTYLES

Indios on the train wearing South Korean hairstyles. It ain't working, dudes.

20 YEARS

And then one day you start suspecting that you have been born twenty years too late.

ON REVOLUTION

Ang rebolusyon ay bahagi ng ebolusyon.

ON GODS

In the search for truth, we abandon our gods.

ON SHOPPING

Each time I go to the grocery I am reminded that the world is a cup filled with idiots and that cup runneth over.

ON PENITENTS

Penitensiya is just spiritual videoke. You want to pay for your sins? Go do something that's actually beneficial for your fellow humans.

ON HATRED

For my hatred is both my boon and my bondage.

ON SUPERSTITION

One man's religion is another man's superstition.

ON MONEY

Money begets power. Power begets money. Thus the world turns. Gotta get me a bigger piece of that pie.

TAILS

Wouldn't life be more interesting if we had prehensile tails?

ON POWER

The power of gods and devils flows to those willing to pay for it. Blood has always been spiritual currency.

ON REVOLUTION AGAIN

Ang ginagawa natin ay isang rebolusyon, hindi isang relihiyon. Sa bakuran natin ay walang pilosopiyang maaaring maging banal.

ON MORTALITY

I can only wish I had known you better and, when my time is up, I'd be as loved as you.

ON GODLESSNESS

An agnostic is a closet atheist. A skeptic is an atheist trying to be polite.

ON VIRTUES

Self-honesty is the greatest virtue.

ON FRIENDSHIP

You let go of people who let go of you. That's all there is to it.

ON COOLNESS AGAIN

The art of cool is the art of looking like you don't give a flying fuck even when your heart seethes with wrath. Act cool but keep your fangs sharp.

ON REVOLUTION YET AGAIN

Your personal revolution should be but a moment of destruction, of struggle, of annihilation, of blood and thunder. The violence should be blistering but brief. If it drags on for too long without success, it's a failure. Then you have to change your tactics.

ON ART

Art has always been a reflection of reality. Entertainment for the masses is the little brother of art. Thus when reality improves, entertainment improves Translation: Please don't blame us for the stupid things you see in movies and television. We just work here.

ON HALVES

The good news: the glass is half-full instead of half-empty. The bad news: the water has germs.

ON LEADERSHIP

Maybe I should email President Aquino to tell him that I have a solution for every single problem in this country and that he should make me Glorious Supreme Leader for life.

ON MASSSAGE PARLORS

You have to understand that I've never been to a massage parlor because of the fact that I don't like total strangers touching me. I found a solution when I saw a friend's massager. It didn't turn out to be such a good idea. My hair got caught in it.

ON CATHOLICISM

I don't really think being the only Catholic country in Asia should be a source of pride. It's like being the only dude who has a Canon camera in a room full of Nikon users. So what?

ON FAITH

Sola Fide: Faith Alone. It's the belief that our faith saves our souls, not the good we do unto others. But if we give more importance to good works, we'll discover that we do not need faith. We can be each other's messiahs.

ON WRITING

If only writers can be as supremely SUPREMELY cool as Hank Moody, the Christ of wordslingers.

ON PROSTITUTION

Well this is me not giving a fuck anymore. Prostitute, spread thee thy legs and earn thee thy bread.

ON DRUG TRAFFICKING

If there's anything GTA Chinatown Wars for the PSP has taught me, it's that when pushing drugs, one should stick to heroin and cocaine. Weed, downers, ecstasy, and acid aren't very profitable and will just waste your time.

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