Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Broken Phone Calls By K.V. Sart

Not the words that are said,
but the words that are not said,
or the ones I cannot say,
but have tried many times,
and at times have come close to saying,
to the point where she knows the words that I am not saying
and knows what these words would mean and do mean.

*Vicarious World's Best of the Month*: the November edition

Another month has come and gone. The leaves have turned, the children are frolicking through nature's debris, Black Friday has become no different then a crackhead gathering, and Vicarious World's team of wannabe writers continue to deliver. This month features the debut of the great Lebron Hawk-Ali, our relationship guru pens another NC-17 rated poem, and a young man broadcasts his new Manchester mancrush. Brothers and Sisters we present to you Vicarious World's Best of the Month. Read... and be merry.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Lebron Hawk-Ali's notebook ramblings II

From mind to technology I breathe fire into the waters of thought; what you read before u is the vapor.
Today's focus will b on the appalling yet revealing police tactics exercised domestically in the U.S. regarding civic unrest; particularly in relation to the Occupy Wall Street movement. Again, I must stress the term civic. A state, ideally, is to remain in response to the needs, desires, and inquiries of the mass populace; being an extension of the main civic body. Following this logic, there should exist no laws that have not been comprehended, discussed, and voted on by the the people, which from this point on I will refer to as the body politic.

notebook ramblings by K.V. Sart

On The American Dream

          Hunter S. Thompson went searching for the American Dream in Las Vegas, but all he found was a fear and loathing.  He pronounced the American Dream officially dead; estimated time of death: the 1950’s.
            I do not agree with Dr. Duke's conclusion.  Rather, it seems the American Dream has mutated into an untenable form.  So what happened to the American Dream?  What made the American Dream so great in the first place, and what did it mean when it was great?

Lebron Hawk-Ali's notebook ramblings I

notepad ramblings is Vicarious World's official journal. Whenever we feel the need to express ourselves through literature in short bursts, we come to the journal and release our thoughts. 

Should we reevaluate our economic principles? Should morality be infused into economics?
Damn, a thought, considering our economic system, do you ever consider an improved ethic when transacting business?

Monday, November 28, 2011

What attracts you? by NYC Robert

Have you ever thought about what attracts you the most to someone you view as your potential significant other?

What attracts me: I'm attracted to women who play hard to get but, at the same time, let's me know she's interested. To me that's a turn on. Not just because it's a challenge, which I like, but also because I know she's not an open book. The mere fact that I cannot read her troubles me(I can read just about everyone women in seconds). I then become curious to find out more, and although she may be stunningly attractive it doesn't matter. Just the fact that she's curious makes me want to be Inspector Gadget with her.

Share what attracts you, I'd like to read it.

Suicide Me by Jersey Campbell

Everyone I know goes about their lives believing with all conviction that life is preferable to death. Sure, life is great if you own a yacht and a PLNL franchise, but those of us less fortunate it ain’t so rosy. What makes life better than death? Until someone can explain what death is like we have no business making definite statements about the matter. 

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Dating Anxiety- Before You Know Them by NYC Robert

The feeling of liking someone. Wanting to tell them how you feel about them. You become so worked up

On Freedom Pt II: the Shackles of Democracy by Jersey Campbell

Jersey Campbell apologizes for being a week late with this post. But he's not getting paid or anything so who cares right? 
It is strongly recommended that you read Pt. I before tackling the conclusion.
                So where does all this talk of cause and effect and everything effecting everything take us? Even if we are not willing to concede the nonexistence of freedom, we can still hold on to the philosophy of freedom by embracing a democracy fundamentally opposed to the government we have now. (I trust we all know that America is not a democracy, but a representative republic.)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

*Vicarious World Special*- Democracy in the Workplace by Lebron Hawk-Ali

 Vicarious World would like to introduce Lebron Hawk-Ali. In a world of upstanding individuals, Mr. Hawk-Ali stands the tallest. He will be contributing to VW from time to time, discussing his thoughts on things we should all take into consideration. In a previous existence, contemporaries would describe him as a revolutionary... then he got locked up for tax evasion and was handed the death penalty. You live, you die, you are reincarnated, then you live again.
His first post dissects hegemonic business hierarchies and the stripping down of critical thought required to maintain one's job. Read... and be exposed.

There is often much verbiage regarding the morality of employees under the tutelage of fortune 500 companies. These are times of misfortune, or a bear market if one is familiar with economists' vocabulary. As a result, the globalist economy and it's function of sustaining the concentration of wealth at the expense of employees, has become "shop talk" once again; civic disscussion has been reignited.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Rough Economy: How to keep your relationship by NYC Robert

The other day while listening to z100, radio station, the host was talking to an artist about his latest song. It's about the difficulties for relationships in these tough economic times.Although I didn't hear the song the interview was insightful. I'm sure those ofyou in relationships now can agree that money is tight and the things that you twouse to do you probably can't do as much, or not even at all anymore. Ending yourrelationship because of the economy would be foolish, I think, so I've put togethersome ideas that can help you two get through this economical rough patch.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Stop! Consuming So Much Saturated Fat by NYC Robert

Our nation is in an epidemic with regards to our health.  I’m really not much of a sugar-coater so I’ll tell you the things they don’t. Before I begin I have to pick an area because there’s way too much to put in one post… After pondering I’ve got it. Saturated fat, have you heard of it? I’m sure many of you have. But do you know why it is bad for you?

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A Sad Rant By NYC Robert

Yesterday was my twenty-third birthday, but when I woke up I was sad. Sad because of the things that are existent in my life, and for the first time in a while, I felt like crying. My father has Parkinson's, and my mom has a nerve imbalance. I feel in the blink of an eye I can lose the ones who love me the most.

I've always been tough, and fierce; and I've always had the ball in my hand, but I don't feel that way anymore. Love is a strong thing; I now know why it's used against people in certain situations. But I feel broken with no control. I've been sad and thinking of these things for some time now. I've also been asking myself why I don’t feel like my usual self, I'm young right? I guess I'm stuck in this old mind. In a way I still think God is existent. How else would I have the notion to feel the love for someone (family and friends) if not? Although I wrote that doesn't take away the pain I feel inside. My eyes will still water, and I'll still feel helpless.

I think about the future. What may happen to my sisters, and me? Where will we all end up? I mean time moves so damn fast. Before you know it I'll be thirty with a kid, and the cycle has started again. But this notion I have inside of me, where will it go?  

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

PLNL: Q and A with league commish Wilfred Samson- an interview conducted by Jersey Campbell

In the first installment of Vicarious World's PLNL Q and A series our very own Jersey Campbell interviews one of the luckiest men in sports entertainment, the one and only Commissioner Wilfred Samson of the Professional Ladies of the Night League. The following Q and A probes Commissioner Samson on the state of competitive prostitution, prospective franchises in Vegas, and the issue (or non-issue) of hoes thinking they are worth more then what their salary suggests. Read... and be informed.

Jersey Campbell: First off, we’d like to thank you for taking the time out to answer our questions.

Commissioner Samson: Well Jersey, this is a part of my job, and I’d be remiss if we never had a conversation, no?

JC: Iight cool. So, you’ve been commish for 17 years now, why don’t you tell us about some the challenges you’ve faced as the head of the PLNL?

Monday, November 14, 2011

Empty Reverb by K.V. Sart

The sound from the television echoes and reverbs in the room.  Not many things here.  Not many things to kill the sound, to absorb the echo.  The echo of the television or the computer speakers, not the echo of live voices, but sometimes the pounding of the computer keyboard.  The space is nice to look at but is difficult to be in.  A claustrophobic feeling of open space, of being completely contained in the emptiness of the thing.  Just me in here, and a few other things.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

A Kiss With No Meaning By NYC Robert

What’s a kiss with no meaning, sweet lady? To me there’s no fire, no passion, or pleasure. A kiss with no meaning has no body, no life itself. It’s lifeless, the kiss.

Better Than a Forehead Kiss. By NYC Robert

I want to touch and caress her. I want to make her feel angelically aroused.

Yes that’s the feeling. My hand cupped around her neck, holding her close, so close our lips meet. As we slowly and gently share a bond; her hands come around my neck, and mine around hers. I however, will not stop there. I continue to move my hands lower and lower, but not fast, instead in a steady caressing pace. 

Friday, November 11, 2011

Single Men Who Have Friends That Are In Relationships. By NYC Robert

How many guys,who are in a relationship, or married, hear from their single male friends that you're allowing your women to control you, or “being pussy whipped." I've heard it many times. At first, I thought I was pussy whipped, but I didn't want to be. I wanted, of course, to be masculine, and firm. But as my relationship grew I discovered that I wasn't being pussy whipped. I just wanted to be with my girl. 

Jersey Campbell's video of the day: its a celebration bitches


While all you Americans are watching stop and start "football" (seriously, why is it called football?) there are billions- AND BILLIONS!!- of real football fans enjoying the beautiful game in all its glory.

Today I present to you just one of the many reasons why football is better than American football. Ever since the NFL banned props and choreography in TD celebrations (it's about the Shield, not you brand-less wide receivers clamoring for attention), America's major sports have lacked any creative showboating that kids can mimic after Moss'ing a defender in the end zone. I'm not the only one with a case of nostalgia for the days when Ocho Cinco would mock the NFL by pleading not to be fined. Or when Joe Horn calls his mother to thank her for all she's done after digging out a flip cell phone from under the goalposts. Or when T.O. grabs a couple of pom poms and breaks it down in the end zone. At least we have Aaron Hernandez making it rain on 'em defenses every week as our severly watered down TD entertainment.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

On Freedom Pt I: Slaves of Circumstance by Jersey Campbell

Here is Pt. II
                I don’t know what freedom is. You don’t either, don’t kid yourself. We’re talking about ultimate platonic freedom. Total uninhibited actions. We have never seen freedom and I’ll bet we will never see freedom. Freedom is one of those concepts we love to talk about and throw around in conversation like we know what it is, kinda like objectivity. 

                My question is how can we possibly be free when there is so much going on around us totally out of our control? Freedom stops precisely where circumstance begins, and we can’t escape circumstance. A man may want to run along the shoreline of a beach but that’s never happening if he has no legs. A president may want to run for a third term but the 22nd Amendment forbids it. A 15-year-old girl may be in love with a 35-year-old man but her lover would face rape charges at the end of the day. Freedom of action will always be checked by the conditions that a person finds themselves in.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Jersey Campbell's Quote of the Day: the Sufi edition

Hello boys and girls. Today's quote of the day comes to us from Jalāl ad-Dīn Muḥammad Rūmī, more commonly known as Rumi.
He was a 13th century poet, jurist, theologian, and Sufi mystic from the Persian province of Balkh (present day Afghanistan).
While I may not be a believer myself, I will always respect individuals who genuinely search for truth and the divine. Without further ado, here is the quote of the day: 

"I tried to find Him on the Christian cross, but He was not there; I went to the temple of the Hindus and to the old pagodas, but I could not find a trace of Him anywhere. I searched on the mountains and in the valleys, but neither in the heights nor in the depths was I able to find Him. I went to the Kaaba in Mecca, but He was not there either. I questioned the scholars and philosophers, but He was beyond their understanding. I then looked into my heart, and it was there where He dwelled that I saw Him; He was nowhere else to be found."

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

"Why always me?" A man confronts his greatness by Jersey Campbell

            Mario Balotelli is more than a man. In fact, if we were to call him a man there would be only one man- Balotelli- worthy of being a man. We mustn’t hold men to unattainable standards. For if the one man all men compared themselves to was Mario Balotelli, no man would ever be manly enough.