Party up as the lights go down.
Experience the enigma of black light and urban art as you party up to the sickest beats of University DJ's from around the metro. This November 28, 2014 at Area 05 in Tomas Morato, the UP Junior Marketing Association Reloaded applicants are bringing you BLACKLIST. Themed around the revelry of urban art, BLACKLIST is an inter-college event that caters to college students from a vast network of universities, bring with it as a chance to unleash their wild side and experience for themselves this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to party it up like never before. Featuring free-flowing drinks, glow-in-the-dark urban art, unlimited beer pong, as well as upcoming disc jockey talents from UP Diliman, Ateneo, De La Salle Univeristy, and the hottest tracks from a special guest DJ, this is one event you won't want to miss.
Brave the dark. Glow under the black lights and dare to celebrate the chaos. Transcend the night and surround yourself with the heart-thumping beats. Unleash your wild side. Put your name on the Blacklist.
Tickets available in the University of the Philippines-Diliman, as well as selected partner organizations across different Universities. For more details, visit the UPJMA facebook page (facebook.com/officialUPJMA) or you may contact us at 0917-537-1800.
WARNING: CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES OF THE HUMAN BODY. VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.
So now we move on to the actual film. Hey, it’s okay. I’m not going to make it too graphic.
The film opens with the director interviewing the man who owns the company who does the human suspensions, in which he tells the story of how his odd business started. Now if you think they’re doing this in a sketchy underground tunnel or whatever, no they are not. They keep their equipment sanitized and they actually have this small studio where they do most of the suspensions. Their equipment? Oh you know, just large hooks that are about the size of a grown man’s palm and are actually used to cast large fish. No big deal.
And then, the actual process of human suspensions is shown. Like with blood and everything. It’s not that bloody, really, but if you easily get weak at the sight of blood and unusual things piercing the body, then you might have already covered your eyes at this point of the film. I don’t blame you though. It really isn’t pretty seeing people have large meat hooks inserted in certain parts of their body. And then watch them get elevated about 3 or 4 inches above the ground. And then see them just spin around like a human pendulum. But you won’t see from their faces that they’re feeling any pain. Well, of course they are, but it’s the adrenaline kicking in that’s making them smile while they’re “hanging around” (too soon?)
WARNING: I ATTACHED A PHOTO JUST TO GIVE YOU GUYS AN IDEA OF HOW THEY DO THE SUSPENSION. IF YOU DON’T WANT TO SEE IT THERE’S NOTHING YOU CAN DO IT’S LITERALLY JUST BELOW THIS THING. BUT YOU CAN SCROLL REAL QUICK.
I know what you’re thinking. There are people who are actually daring enough to do this thing? The answer is yes and they are more than just daring. And that, for me, is what’s interesting about this film. Not the suspension itself, but the people who engage in it. For them, it’s an outlet of emotions, a kind of channel where they get to rid themselves of the different feelings stored up inside them. In fact one dude who had this really thick accent couldn’t even find the proper words to describe his experience during and after his suspension.
I could go on about how the people in the film and the whole process of human suspension fascinate me but I might just turn this into a boring article. Of course I still want you guys to see this film (and I hope that you do because it’s very interesting) and I can’t make you want to watch it if I give out every detail. This film is so important. It’s very important. I don’t know how to explain how or why it’s important but it is. More people need to talk about topics like this more often because there’s something satisfying about knowing things that are out of the ordinary. God bless Kate Shenton for this documentary and god bless all those brave enough to challenge the norms.
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If there’s one thing about life that I have learned in my 17 years of living it, it is that it unpredictable. The second you wake up and get up from your bed, you are exposed to the millions of possibilities around you. One can never really be sure about what is going to happen over the course of a day. Even if you plan your schedule ahead by weeks, there is something out there that is going to get you off your course and set you on a new, more exciting one.
Life would be incredibly boring if every single day was filled with the same routine over and over, with nothing straying away from the regular path you set for yourself at the start of the day. These deviations from the path are what makes the entire notion of an unpredictable life enticing and appealing to live out and experience. The little things such as the phenomena of experiencing Deja-vu for the 1000th time or experiencing the weird coincidence of wearing the same outfit as two random strangers that pass you by. These are the things that you remember at the end of the day, right before you go to sleep.
Plenty of names are assigned to these. Some call them “strange coincidences”, some “happenings”, but my favorite of all the assigned names is “glitches in the matrix”. The name is so apt and appropriate mostly because it perfectly describes what these weird occurrences do to our lives, they give us entertainment and wonder. The so called “glitches in the matrix” filled the film with special effects and mind-boggling action scenes, giving you a sensation that would make you sit at the edge of your chair at every scene. Seeing two people wearing the same shirt, doing the same action instills the sensation inside of you that the world is not exempted from being strange and unexplainable.
A countless number of people have dedicated themselves to studying the more interesting things in life because they believe that many of these events have some secret explanation that could help us discover more about our universe. One example of this is the “Wow Signal”, a radio signal detected by one Jerry Ehman as he scanned the skies for radio signals. The reason why this signal has become so famous is because the signal should theoretically not exist. The 72-second long signal was picked up by Ehman from something that was not located in our solar system, causing him to write “Wow” right next to his reading. This interesting “glitch in the matrix” has led many people to believe that there is something that exists and lives outside of the Milky Way, and that this signal is the first type of communication we’ve had with an extra-terrestrial being.
The same could be said with the random events we experience every day. Things such as two random bystanders who were wearing the exact same outfit and hairstyle sitting next to each other on the bus. I mean there are millions of commuters in most major cities, and the chances of these two sitting next to each other on the bus were less than 1 to the 1000th, yet somehow the glitch happened, despite the odds. Many people think the experiences of déjà vu or one in a million coincidences are nothing more than little eccentricities, not worth giving any extra attention to beyond the few seconds you spend noticing them. But others, like myself, have a different belief. I believe that these unexplainable occurrences are reminders how utterly unpredictable life can be. The next time you see a “glitch” don’t just shake your head and forget about it in an hour, instead smile and be thankful that you were able to experience the eccentric side of life for a moment. Even Buzzfeed has dedicated a whole article to showing examples of glitches.
There are even cases of twins experiencing the exact same lives, people getting struck by lightning on multiple occasions, and even cases of the supernatural entering our lives. The point I am trying to make is that the universe is made to be strange and filled with surprises. A life without them is just not the same as a life that can keep you on your toes on a second to second basis. These interesting factoids of other people’s lives, and the daily occurrences of “glitches” in yours are what adds to the overarching enjoyment that we experience every day. So the next time you see a strange coincidence, or experience some strange déjà vu, instead of trying to find some explanation, be thankful that these happenings exist, and that they can add some spice into your life.
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Mars is just as fun as Earth. Only no high school drama or school. If I lived on Mars, I wouldn’t be an expert on crying. If I lived on Mars, I could do the surreal things I wanted! I could read my books and I would float on air. Since I have to depend on technology for everything, my mom wouldn’t blame me for being so anti-social.
This is what’s going to happen on my first month on Mars: I would invite my friends and we would have a party. We’ll have games while we floated around the gravity-less land. I’ll save the Martians from the prying eyes of humankind, just like in Phineas and Ferb (where Candace does the same). And they’ll make me their queen. When I’m queen, I’ll have super-fast internet connection for tweeting or blogging or downloading music. Basically, I just went to Mars to become a royal. As long as I protect my Martian friends, I would stay as one. On Earth, I would be famous as the girl who lived on Mars and there would be a plaque just like this:
Only my name’s on it.
Here’s a supercoolhyperdrool vintage video about having fun on Mars:
Mars is so mystifying that everyone will volunteer to explore everything about it. It’s exploring a new part of the world that has driven thousands of races to historic situations. But alas, I am full of shit and this may not happen and living on Earth taught me that.
Mars One is a foundation that will help humankind to settle on Mars. You can actually live on Mars today because of the technology! The Mars One will set out their mission plans that contains cargo missions, unmanned preparations for the human settlement and finally, HUMAN LANDINGS. The foundation aims to find a new home for the human race and they’re taking it one step at a time. They’re planning to colonize Mars by sending new crews every two years.
You can’t always get what you want but sometimes, you just might find, you get what you need.
The travel time to Mars will take about seven to eight months. Imagine what you would do in seven months and you get to spend it on a spaceship eating frozen canned goods, exercise for 3 hours daily, constantly get your life threatened by solar storms and take a bath with wet wipes. But nonetheless, you are still going to partake in a legendary experiment! That’s not a bad way to live life.
But if things don’t go your way and Earth is just going to attract you with it’s 9.8 m/s^2 acceleration and just make you homesick that you plead to the world that you want to go home, you can always watch films and documentaries about the outer space and its elements. Living on Mars will literally be so fun that you die. But there is a chance that you might get picked as the next girl/boy to get to Mars.