Like Living in the “Everybody Hurts” Video

The scene that resembled "Everybody Hurts" from REM

On October 1, Tina and I were driving back from a job downtown. We had all of my photography and video equipment with us. As soon as we pulled onto Lake Shore drive we both said, “Oh, shit” in unison.

What usually takes 10 minutes took 0ver an hour.

Traffic was standing still. The longer we sat there, the longer we — we being the collective unit of the entire 600 plus cars that were stopped — got restless. One by one, people exited their vehicles. Some through the doors, other through their moonroofs. I posted pictures from the experience here. I was able to run to the scene of the accident and shoot some shots.

When I was editing the “50 scent” video, I found the video that Tina shot that day, and thought it might work as a little introduction to the motion picture versions of Tina and Jeremy that I hope to start cutting once we start our fertility treatments.

The VirtualDS‘ers might already kind of know me, but they don’t know Tina yet.

While we were sitting in the car waiting to move, I updated at Twitter and Tina updated at Facebook that we were stuck in traffic. I didn’t write anything about REM, but Tina did. My friend @AtheistDamsel responded with a link to the REM video for Everybody Hurts, which is featured in the video.

Here’s the goods. Bon appétit.

Preacher says, “I would rape if I could get away with it.”

Skip to minute 1:50 if you want to pass over the inanity. I’ve personally heard similar things come out of the mouths of believers. It speaks volumes. In sum, there are Christians who say: “If it weren’t for the threat of hell, I’d commit awful sins.”

On the surface, it makes a great case for religion. For all those weaklings out there, go with Jesus, right?


I think non-belief removes the mystery of sinfulness.

Premeditation of sin is a huge part of the Christian culture. “Sins” are committed often under the guise that “I could do it, then ask for forgiveness.”

The trouble with that is, of course god says he forgives you, but try telling your wife or neighbor that god has forgiven you for rape or adultry. Yeah, it goes a LONG way. Love has its limits doesn’t it.

Without this concept of supernatural forgiveness, it eliminates the compulsion for desire that leads many people to the “sin” in the first place.

50 Scent (NSFW)

Last week, I went with my buddy Nice Peter to shoot him interviewing 50 Cent fans at Macy’s where Fiddy was launching his new frangrance called “POWER”. Things didn’t go as planned. There weren’t any fans standing outside to interview. So we improvised this video that I edited together today.

This is NOT safe for work: