Could You Ever Be A Cannibal? (And A Brief Talk About Animal Rights)

So I never said explicitly that children shouldn’t read my posts… but they just shouldn’t. Any of them, Especially this one though.

I heard a story a long time ago on The Late Night Show with Nick Margerrison on Kerrang! Radio. It was a tale of a man who was making an expedition in the Arctic I think. Anyway, as he was flying over this area, with no civilisation for miles and miles in either direction, the plane crashed. With him and very few survivors left in the wreckage, these people needed to survive, by any means.

They had no way of knowing in what direction the nearest inhabited building was, and all means of communication with someone had been destroyed, so they needed to wait for a rescue team to be sent out, which wouldn’t arrive for a couple of days.

As time progressed, there food supplies ran out, and they were forced to do the only thing possible to survive. Eat the deceased victims of the crash. They didn’t want to, but to survive, they had to. They managed to cook the meat somehow, so as to not poison themselves. As a result of this, however, they survived.

For those wondering, my post about this was of course influenced by the last few weeks disturbing The Walking Dead storyline, but I was wondering, would you do it? Would you resort to this extreme measures if your life was at steak?

I would, if it was cooked properly of course. I wouldn’t want to, but when it comes down to it, what is the difference between that and eating an animal? Both were alive and both feel pain, so how is this any different? As Morrisey says, Meat is Murder. Animals feels pain like we do. They live and breathe our own air. They feel, so why should we take there lives? If you want to see what really happens to these animals, search up slaughterhouse videos on the internet, I dare you.

Anyway, tell me, would you resort to cannibalism to stay alive? Thanks for reading, and remember to comment, like, and follow!

The Life Poster

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We Need Better Sound Engineers

I am not saying all sound engineers suck, but I have been to too many concerts with idiots on the mixing desk! I am in the process of qualifying to be a sound engineer, and I seem to know a lot more then most of the people doing the jobs themselves. I saw a band the other day called Anathema, and they were great, but the sound engineers did a terrible job, and I mean terrible.

First of all, the band were late coming on because they couldn’t fix a problems with one of the mics. This lasted about twenty minutes. They also wrapped one of the leads connecting the mic around to tight, meaning if one of the members had just tried to move it, it would have pulled the mic out of the socket.

After this, during the first two songs there was constant feedback. They didn’t even try and fix it until one of the band members said something to one of the engineers! This is just terrible! I always seem to be attending concerts were there are loads of problems with the sound! I don’t know if it is like it in other places, but I can tell you one thing, we really do need better sound engineers.

From what I have heard it is because there are too little people trained to be sound engineers out there, so they have loads of open vacancies. This is great for people like me, because it means we have a better chance of getting a job, but it isn’t good for the actual shows themselves. We need more sound engineers, and mainly ones who are good! All of the roles were filled the other night, and yet the job they did was terrible. I know Anathema’s songs are quite complex because there are lots of different instruments, which means lots of channels, but come on! Sorting feedback is simple! You just need to send the signal to an Aux channel and add a High Pass Filter! It takes like two seconds if you know how to do it right!

I assume it is because the Slade Rooms (the place I saw Anathema at) had to scrape the bottom of the barrel for sound engineers because it is a very small venue, but they could have at least got people who knew what they were doing, and it doesn’t give the other venues that I saw bigger bands at an excuse. I saw Metallica at the LG Arena in 2008 and for all of the support act you could barely hear the vocals. The entire 45 minute set.

Anyway, thank you all for reading! Follow for more posts about a range of topics, and like this if you enjoyed your read!

The Life Poster

What the Media Fails to Tell Us

Now to start this off, I know that the title of this sounds like I am a weird conspiracy theorist with a foil hat on, but I actually am not. I left the hat in the other room. No seriously, I have been studying this for a while, and since what goes on television is always surveyed by the government, I KNOW that what I am saying is true.

Now if you go on BBC (Yeah I am from England but similar shows air in America as well so my point is still valid) you will see loads of normal programs, like Doctor Who, Eastenders or whatever, and then there all these other programs. Some are about the police, and the work that they do to protect the city. Others are about council workers who go and repair houses, or do the plumbing, or stop rat infestations.

If you think about it, it is quite obvious the main reason why these programs air. To make people think that the services provided to you by the council are amazing, and you should always call them if you have a problem, or, of course, pay for some of there other services (a money making ploy).

The main purpose behind this trickery however is to make you blind to all of the terrible work they do. I have actually heard someone say in response to a news article about corrupt policemen ‘Oh but I have seem them do loads of good work on TV’. This is what the council aims to achieve with these programs. Fill your heads with loads of information about all of the good things these companies do, so that you will not pass judgement on all of the bad things they do when you see them on the news.

It is also not unheard of for news articles to be warned by the government not to print things in there papers, and loads of newspapers (especially The Sun) would definitely look the other way if some money was thrown there way. This is not the society we should be living in. We should live in a world of truth. Where if someone makes a mistake, or if someone does wrong, we should know about it. We have a right to know the truth about people who protect us, or the work we pay for.

Thanks for reading,

The Life Poster