Live from Emo Dojo
Live from Emo Dojo

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John; August 12, 2021

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"Something is different this time," "It feels like something is happening." Nope. Things are better than usual. We just have the internet constantly overflowing our senses with divisive "content." Turn off social media and listen to music or take a nature hike.

Day 12 of the August Daily Episode Challenge

Oh Hey, don't worry about me, I'll be fine. So what's up? It's Thursday, the twelve Sahi Tso happy it's Thursday. I was reading an article, not the firstI've read, where I've heard this statement, something like I don't know, somethingis different this time, as if you know societies, like, Ohmy God, something huge is happening. What is it? Such a mystery? Whoa what is it break? Why? Why do you think that? Whatdoes your ego make you think that? Oh my God, this is likemore trying times than we've ever been through in the history of earth.You know what it is? There's one thing that's different, the Internet.That's what's different. You see things happening immediately and humans are affected with memisisall we do is mimic shit and try...

...to copy what we see. Butwith the fucking Internet, you see it so fast, there's no filters,there's no guard rails. You think he got to follow every trend and chaseevery little thing. It's driving you crazy, especially when the Internet gets infected withnegative news and, you know, distrust in the power structure and thingslike that. Well, and here's what drives me crazy about that, thatterm it's something's different this time then when we were you here the last time, some crazy shit was going on. The last time, I mean whenI was a teenager. Fuck, the president got shot. As that happenedin a while? has there been a political assassination of any kind? No, we were at a Cold War with the USS are. Russia was thewhole continent, like all of the states, and Russia was the USS are,and they had their fucking intercontinental ballistic missiles pointed at us. This soundslike some nineteen six s bullshit, but...

...in the S, you know,back to the future, ghostbusters, all that stuff, we still had airraid sirens and air raid drills at school because we were almost at a nuclearwar with Russia. And who was the president? Reagan, and then someoneshot him. But you know what, because news was slower, we didn'thave the Internet. As kids were like us, someone shot the president,as he did. No, okay, cool, fuck that Guy Anyway,and we just got on with it. We didn't dwell, we would getup the next morning and smoke some pot and hop on our skateboards and goto school be done with it. We wouldn't be arguing about like did youget your Shotsnu fuck it. We always got our shots back in the day. Auntie vaxers weren't a thing. Why? Because they didn't have the Internet tospread their not sense. That's why the idea of dining in a nuclearwar was so entrenched in our psyche that one time, when I took acidwith my buddies, I thought we were...

...about to die. Literally, Iliterally thought that. I mean, obviously I was tripping on acid, soit wasn't happening. But what had happened was we had we were up inSacramento and we used to like to hang out on the river and there wasa this one bridge that crossed over the river, fair oaks bridge, andthat particular night we could see really far, like all the way to the bayarea. Almost was, I don't know, twenty thirty miles, itseemed like we could see. Well. Sacramento was also home to many airforce spaces. Well, under the influence of acid, simultaneously I saw afull moon rise above alone cloud over the bay area and I saw strato fortress, is gigantic nuclear bomber that would fly out of Sacramento, flying at midnightand is super late at night. We're...

...tripping on acid, like a Fridayor Saturday night, and effectively, I thought I just saw that full moonrising over that solo cloud. I thought that was a nuclear explosion and thatwe were about to feel the force of the nuclear blasts. I just stoodon that bridge and clung to the fence. I could hardly even speak, youknow. I was like having a panic attack or something. And youknow my friends, they weren't quite tripping as hard as I was. Sothey're like do what the fuck, come on, and I like Whoa.So at that moment I thought we were dead and the cops had seen ourcar parked on the Upper Bank of one side of the river, where weweren't supposed to park, apparently, and they thought that, by yelling ontheir bowl horns, that we were just going to come out like fuck,that we're high, we're fucking frying on acid. So we're like ducked underthe underside of the bridge and we're not coming out to the cops on theother side of the river. Just for what? So we get in trouble, get a ticket, maybe possibly taken to jail or something. We wereseventeen, maybe sixteen. I don't think...

...we would have gone to jail.But anyway, we thought we were well shit. We hung out there longenough. I guess they thought they would fuck with us and called in thehelicopter. So then there's like a sheriff helicopter flying right above the bridge,shining his bright ass Vietnam kind of little spotlight from his helicopter down through theplanks in the bridge and we're swearing like Oh fuck, don't let the lighthitch, you don't let them. We're just his fucking helicopter super loud intotheir reverberating off the river and the pilings of the bridge. And after aboutseemed like three hours they finally left. They think it was maybe twenty minutes, but time stretches when you're on acid. Long and short of it. Mypoint is that's how entrenched we were in the idea of dying in awar like with another country. It was just part of our existence. Sothe idea that some fucking goofball, you...

...know conspiracy theorists, are going tolike overtake a building, we're like yeah, big deal, just whatever water canin them. That's what they do. Water cannons, you know, bayonets. They used to shoot people back in the day. Straight up,look up Kent State. That was a thing, you know, where thefucking Army National Guard just open fired on some kids protesting on the lawn andliterally murdered a bunch of kids. Well, they did that in the past.I wouldn't be surprised if they did it again. It's my point beingthe things are not like, Oh my God, this is different this time. Yes, in the sense that we have the Internet, but people thatwere old enough to experience some shit way back in the day will you wereyounger back then, so you experienced it different anyway. So there's no comparisonfor anybody on this planet to say, yeah, it's different this time,so just shut up, it's not different. Things are going to be fine.Just got to wear goddamn mask. It's a big fucking deal. Nobodyever protested wearing shoes or pants the mask.

Why? Just wear masks, evenif you don't want to get a shot. Wear mask. Don't bea Dick. Oh. So here's the thing. So you know emo Joe, the logo for Emo Dojo, like the Guinyang logo I made. Well, I turned it into an NFT. Yeah, it's kind of complex process. It's just a whole weird thing. You have to basically get some ethereum, so you have to start out like a coin base account and they'd geta coin base wallets and then loads some etherory and coin, and then youhave to put some etherium into one of the NFT platforms, kind of likeopensee or lazycom whatever. I used open see and then puts. Just starteda gallery of all a bunch of emo Joe kind of characters that have drawnover the past couple of years since we've done the podcast. So that's kindof cool and well, I did it...

...kind of because there's some every oncein a while find my shit on like Amazon or Ebay where people have justtaken my logoing or printing stupid things with it. I doubt they make muchmoney, but it's the principle of the matter. They suggest ask or acknowledgethe fact that they stole it or something. But in the world of the future, emo Dojo and the emo Joe Logo isn't nft. So lock itdown that way. By the time you hear this, twitter made a oflet me back on twitter. They might have my suspension may have ended.So yeah, I can get your messages and comment and Shit like that.But Anyway, I learned about the twitter algorithms and yeah, I don't Idon't even know why bother with twitter. However, I do see people fromthe old days on twitter now and then, like Moody Spice. Just a shoutout to Moody Spice. It's good to see you out there. I'mglad you're doing okay. I hope everyone...

...else is fine too, and Ialso hope, from my old friend Anica, that that black cat we had rescued, maxine waters, the little kittie that we rescued from the freezing underthe house, got retested. Now she's a grown up. Obviously, theyear and a half or two you later, whatever, she does not have feelinefive immunavirus whatever. So that's great. So good news generally all around.My fucking shingles healed up and I'm starting to gain use of my leftshoulder more and more each day. I'm starting to feel like myself and gettingback to the typical ups and downs of just, you know, having amood disorder me. So I've been practicing gratitude, lots of it, andalways try to look at things opposite, like if I'm feeling down or whatever, just try to have an opposite day and look at everything from a differentvantage point and even to the extent of like doing things differently, like drivinga different way to work or trying to...

...brush my teeth with my left hand, things like that. Whatever it takes to try to look at things froma different perspective. Instead of feeling gloomy and like I don't fit in,I just try to make a list of the things I'm thankful for, andthe list keeps getting longer. You are probably on that list, so thankyou for being here. So, that said, going to do a Fridaynight show tomorrow with my buddy g shock in the bay area. They're gettinghit hard by the covid again, lockdowns and all that bullshit and proof ofvaccines and everything. It's really stressing a lot of people out and the Divisionthat causes. So anyway, hopefully that episode will go on as planned.Just wanted to listen to some Friday new music tomorrow and see if there's anycool rock songs that just came out that we might be interested in. Rightcool, all right, that's all I got for tonight. For Thursday,the twelve of August. This is day...

...twelve of my August daily episode challenge. I'm johnny emotions. Thanks for joining me at the Emodojo and now backto the wall.

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