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"I want to perform an unnatural act."

- Lenny Bruce



"I get a kick out of being an outsider constantly. It allows me to be creative. I don't like anything in the mainstream and they don't like me."

- Bill Hicks



"I don’t like ass kissers, flag wavers or team players. I like people who buck the system. Individualists. I often warn people: “Somewhere along the way, someone is going to tell you, ‘There is no “I” in team.’ What you should tell them is, ‘Maybe not. But there is an “I” in independence, individuality and integrity.’” Avoid teams at all cost. Keep your circle small. Never join a group that has a name. If they say, “We’re the So-and-Sos,” take a walk. And if, somehow, you must join, if it’s unavoidable, such as a union or a trade association, go ahead and join. But don’t participate; it will be your death. And if they tell you you’re not a team player, congratulate them on being observant."

-George Carlin



"The more I see, the less I know for sure."

- John Lennon

Horror movie recommendation!

Okay, it's not a book, but I just watched this last night, and if you're in the mood for a different sort of horror movie for Halloween - something more psychological than slasher - I think you'll enjoy Session 9.

 

Session 9 poster

 

 

An asbestos cleaning crew is hired to take on a huge abandoned mental hospital - and get the entire building done in a week, which most of the crew thinks is impossible - but they're promised a huge bonus and agree to take it on. In the meantime, the building starts to have an odd effect on the crew, and tensions rise.

 

Danvers hospital

 

One of the men finds a box marked "Evidence" and inside are recordings of a patient believed to have multiple personalities. The doctor keeps coaxing the personalities to tell him what happened on a Christmas night years ago, and the patient, using different voices, protest and respond in terror. The patient's story starts to unfold as the crewman becomes more and more obsessed with listening to the recordings.

 

recordings

 

The film was actually shot in the Danvers State Hospital, and in the extras the actors confess being affected by the disturbing setting. Can you blame them?

 

Danvers hospital

 

Patient treatment Danvers

 

Take a look, and enjoy.