August 2013

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No one is monitoring the growing number of lodges offering to train foreigners to make and serve a potentially deadly brew. "People study for years to become a shaman," Rumrill said. "You can't become one in a few weeks....It's a public health threat." Disciples of ayahuasca insist that a shaman's job is to control the movements of evil spirits in and out of the passengers, which in layman's terms means keeping people from losing their shit.

Rise of the Phoenix

Tell Me Lies



"God forgive me, but I love the attention of people."
(Burt Reynolds)

"Burt Reynolds is an original, an actor with a personality that comes over in a clear, funny, sexy way not a million miles removed from what Cary Grant had. So why do we demand great serious dramatic accomplishments from him? And yet now he seems to demand them of himself. "I got a check in the mail the other day," he said. "It was part of the profit-sharing for a film I made called 'The Longest Yard.' So far it's made $57,000,000. The check was for $700,000. "You know something? I'd trade three or four checks like that for another picture like 'Deliverance.' That was a good movie, a movie that will be remembered. Sometimes I'm surprised people even know who I am. I'll get out of a car and there'll be this commotion like there's some big shot there, and I'm looking around to see who it is. 'Who's here?' I ask..."

by Roger Ebert

"One with the courage to laugh is master of the world almost as much as the person ready to die."
(Italian Proverb)


"The only actor who I think probably might have possibly taken a swing at me if he could have would be Burt Reynolds. He used to call Roger and me the Bruise Brothers, out of Chicago. In fact, Cannonball Run II. I used to pick that as the worst movie ever m....
(Gene Siskel)

"My argument is Shigeru Miyamoto the creator of Mario is well experienced with the mushroom how else would he know the effects if eaten? Not to mention it has been used as a medicine for thousands of years and Japan just happens to be one place out of a hundred where it grows."

"I'm willing to bet there's something cold in here. Well, at least we won't have a shortage of toilet paper..."
(Luigi, from Luigi's Mansion)

"Whatever is a reality today, whatever you touch and believe in and that seems real for you today, is going to be - like the reality of yesterday - an illusion tomorrow."
(Luigi Pirandello)