kabyle revolutionnaire survival is :
hiding in the olive trees or behind barren brick buildings or in dark deserted alleys in tizi ouzou in mortal fear from front islamique de salut soldiers who would like nothing better than to hunt you out like the animal they almost convinced you that you are and find you and then shoot you point blank in the temple and afterwards, just for fun stand there watching while your family, your wife and your children are weeping and shaking with terror and maybe even kick you a few times in the head so that you bleed even more and wait in mocking hatred as you die to join so many who have died before you in the same vain of wanting nothing more than access to every human's right to exist in this world knowing that your language and culture are valued as a gift to your people which should be honored and passed to all other cultures and not hidden, shunned or forbidden by assemblies of arrogant self righteous dictators who claim that their law is the only law and their god is the only god and their language is the only language and their way is the only way...

survival is :
desperately holding on to another miserable and excruciating day even though you know that a deadly infection is ravaging your already emaciated and wasting corpse of a body and knowing that even though you fight through the fever and sweat and vomit and the shitting of absolutely nothing but water, while lying in the street in the middle of kinshasa because your family was afraid to even be in the same room with you and you were driven from your sick bed by your own mother who could not look you in the eye as she proclaimed "you are already dead to me" and as people pass over you, turning their heads from your direction in fear, distaste or hopelessness because what can they do anyway when they have no way to change the already impoverished and failing system of the country they live in and which doesn't care enough and which doesn't have enough money to provide even the most meagre healthcare and medicine for those who are like you, all the millions of souls like you who are dying even at this moment while the whole world sits back and wonders "well, how many more will die this year from such a tragic epidemic ?" but basically doesn't do a thing or give a damn...

survival is not :
16 people chosen to fuck around on an island for 4 months until the last one victoriously returns to their corporate or suburban or academic or married with 2.5 children or divorced father looking for new wife existence while becoming 1 million dollars greedier.
net ? 010507
nocturnal survival is crap. that's all there is to it. big brother is, was, whatever, crap. temptation island was crap. IT'S ALL CRAP, PEOPLE!!! 010507
nocturnal oops. I meant survivor is crap. it's not even worth learning the name. 010507
Casey I have never watched that show and i never will 010508
sweetheart of the song tra bong Right on, Casey. Me either. 010613
dB Over here we made a really cheap version of temptation Island. It consisted of a raft that was about 50 feet square, completely flat, covered in astro-turf and plonked out in teh harbour about 100 feet from the shore.
They put 8 people on it and told them to stay there and they win five grand.
It was rediculous.

What I find scary is that a great many people enjoy these "real life" shows, not only that, but they watch them religiously (spelling?).
My sister bought a survivour t-shit. I 'aquired' it, and still haven't given it back.

Why? Why are people so willing to succumb to something they know to be shit? They know that it's a marketing excercise. They know that it is crap, yet they still watch.

Why are people sheep? You can show them something better, yet they will still return to their stupor and call you an idiot.
"Pearls before swine".

*Much Peace*
Glory Box *whoosh*

didja all see that?

see that arrow stuck, still quivering, in the shallow bark of that tree?

that there was a missed point.
bijou i wonder how many lives could be reclaimed with what, 2 million dollars now? ten, a hundred? a thousand? one? perhaps we should put those people on tv and let them meet regis and david letterman. 010619
Mr. Marksman . 050621
Lemon_Soda Um...maybe some people watch tv and they like this show or the other. I watch the Simpsons, That Seventies Show, and The Family Guy. Maybe, even though its crap, untrue, unbelievable shit logged corporate spoo, its still just a tv show. Proffessional wrestling is bad acting and worse stage combat, but plenty of people still find that entertaining.

I guess a line CAN be crossed when your sitting on your couch wearing your survivor t shirt, drinking out of your survivor cup, smoking your survivor cigerrettes, and eating your survivor instant kebobs...maybe your a little obbsessed. But I only nock that because I think evreything should be taken in moderation.

There is some stuff out there I do abhore, don't get me wrong. lord knows I condemn anyone who watchs american idol to the murkiest most humid depths of heck.

I guess in the end if you don't like it, don't watch it. Let zoned spuds lay. Just be sure to turn them once in awhile toward the sun and water frequently.
marshall mcluhan the medium is the message 050621
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