The Gospel According to Philip K. Dick
It’s early morning now. While a lot of people’s are just waking up early to attend their weekly church gatherings, I am getting my dumb-atheistic-ass ready to go to the local bookstore to pick up, yet, another philosophy book (probably something by Nietzsche) to massage my brains and question the existence of us low-minded primates. While we’re on the subject of beliefs, I rented from Netflix a documentary about Philip K. Dick entitled The Gospel According to Philip K. Dick. If you are unaware of who he is, Mr. Dick is the legendary science fiction writer whose movies like Total Recall, Blade Runner, Minority Report, and the latest Paycheck, are based on his fictional works. What I was personally unaware of was the fact that he had written 8000 pages based on a mystical experience he had before he died entitled Exegesis. Wow, how many of us actually can sit down and write even 1000 pages interpreting what goes on in our minds and lives? Most of us can, I bet. Give it a try… you never know what you actually believe about this world. Anyways, you can find official excerpts of Exegesis here.
2:21 PM: At this point, Shelly and Sheena are about half-an-hour into watching The Return Of The King. It was nice of them to invite me but I had other obligations to attend to that I was unable to join them. I know what you’re thinking, though. I know you wanna yell at me. But, as of now, yes, believe it or not, I haven’t seen the third and final installment of the famous J.R.R. Tolkien fatansy epic directed by Peter Jackson. I’m part of the extreme minority who has committed a crime. I”ve been a bit too patient about watching this movie despite my love for the first two. Okay, okay, you can stop scolding me now… (bowing my head in shame.)
But I was productive today… I was able to finally get my hands on a copy of the first issue of Frank Miller’s Robocop. Don’t confuse this with the regular Robocop comic series. This 9-part mini-series is by the one and only Frank Miller of Batman: Dark Knight and Sin City fame. He’s one of my heroes. This is his adaptation of a screenplay that was suppose to be a sequel to the first Robocop film. For whatever reason, I’m unsure of why this never made it to the screen. I’m bringing this up because not so much that I loved Robocop but more so that I love Frank Miller’s work. Especially his Sin City series. If you haven’t read it yet, then you are missing out of some great stuff. (I’ll get around to talking about it soon.) He is a genius in 2-D stories using only ink and paper. Please, read Frank Miller’s Robocop!