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Replacing my blog at http://pablosmoglives.wordpress.com


Storytelling vs. Filmmaking

20 Oct 2019 6 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

Movies are my sports.  I have the same interest in actors and film directors that some people have in sports.  I don't have an encyclopedic knowledge of film, and my tastes aren't the same as those instilled in a film student.  I like what I like and...

Pablo Smog: Muse Hunter

19 Oct 2019 1 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

One of the bum side-effects of being burned-out on chicks is not having anything to write about, or worse, not wanting to write for reasons of not wanting to play with the fire necessary for inspiration.  Which means chicks.  It's a boring, stable pe...

How I Became Sexist (and why you should become sexist too)

21 Sep 2019 4 minute read 1 comment Nathan Payne

Let me be clear up front, sexism and misogyny are not the same.  Sexism isn't hate.  It is not necessary to hate the thing you have been taught to disrespect or not take seriously.  Sexism might be a rational response to an irrational set of unreliab...

Join My Cult

14 Sep 2019 5 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

Several months ago, I bought a used computer from a Mexican Nazi.  He had a shotgun on his couch and was all about Windows 7.  He hated Windows 10 almost as much as he hated Jews.  He wanted to talk to me about living off-grid, and had all kinds of t...

Blasphemy Ain't What It Used To Be

27 Aug 2019 2 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

Even blasphemy isn't safe from the clutches of estrogentrification, it seems.  The spirit in me is definitely pained by the refrain of "Barrett's Privateers," but at least I can listen to it.  The lyrics hurt, but the song is great: Painful, but sun...

Why Artists Should Never Call Themselves "Creatives"

24 Jun 2019 2 minute read 4 comments Nathan Payne

The word "creative" is an adjective.  Examples of the word "creative" used as an adjective are, "he is a creative person," or "those are creative accounting practices."  In recent years, the word has been forced into becoming a noun.  "He is a creati...

Self-Righteousness, Abortion, & Life On Mars

21 May 2019 1 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

I don't believe there is any hope for the United States.  It is an ungrateful, self-righteous place.  The people there teach and have been taught to hate themselves and each other, and to hate their country.  With an air of unbearable sanctimony and...

"American History X" is a Nazi Propaganda Film

21 Apr 2019 2 minute read 0 comments Nathan Payne

*Spoiler Alert.  You have been warned! When American History X was released, it was considered edgy and raw.  Edward Norton plays a reformed white supremacist who spouts a lot of reasonable rhetoric under the guise of being a Nazi.  Critical of affir...

Borders Are Like Clothes

7 Apr 2019 1 minute read 2 comments Nathan Payne

Unless there's something better to do, I'm planning on going through Chiapas for several days on my way to the Yucatan. It borders Guatemala, so has an international border to the east. Which is where all this trouble is coming from, presumably. If t...