Antonin Artaud: Post-modernism In A Theatre Of Cruelty

Antonin Artaud, the European avant-garde artist, takes absurdism to another level with his works of art. Jet of Blood aka Spurt of Blood, is a short play that’s sure to shock you due to its Theatre Of Cruelty themes.

The highlight of this controlled madness is Kecak, aka Ramayana Monkey Chant, “performed by a circle of at least 150 performers wearing checked cloth around their waists, percussively chanting cak and moving their hands and arms, depicts a battle from the Ramayana.” Kecak has roots in sanghyang.

Recognized as one of the major figures of the avant-garde theatre, Antonin Artaud is now crucial to the contribution of post-modernism.

His best-known work, The Theatre and Its Double, was published in 1938. A collection of manifestos originally published in 1938, The Theater and Its Double is the fullest statement of the ideas of Antonin Artaud.

The Theatre of Cruelty has been created in order to restore to the theatre a passionate and convulsive conception of life, and it is in this sense of violent rigour and extreme condensation of scenic elements that the cruelty on which it is based must be understood. This cruelty, which will be bloody when necessary but not systematically so, can thus be identified with a kind of severe moral purity which is not afraid to pay life the price it must be paid.

– Antonin Artaud, The Theatre of Cruelty, in The Theory of the Modern Stage (ed. Eric Bentley), Penguin, 1968, p.66


Common Sports Injuries And Solutions

Exercise is a noble activity and physically rewarding, but sometimes the strains can be debilitating. Sometimes the pain just will not go away and solid advice becomes necessary. The help on YouTube is phenomenal.

1. Calf Strain — It is often like a toothache. It is there, it goes away, it comes back, etc. When pressure is exerted the discomfort returns. Please make it go away!

2. Tennis Elbow — Not a big one here, but if you’re into weightlifting this is very miserable and it won’t go away.

3. Shoulder Pain — There’s times when you don’t know what exactly is wrong, as such is often the case with shoulder pain.

4. Shoulder Tendonitis — The pain is almost brutal yet bearable. The area seems to be in the sinking spot.

5. Supraspinatus Tendonitis — Ah! Relief where you need it!

6. Shoulder Tendonitis Cure — The number one step for a cure.


Understanding The Principles Of Distillation

Distilled water has been known since at least 200 AD, when Alexander of Aphrodisias described the process. The distillation equipment is called a still.

A simple way (labeled How To Turn Salt Water Into Fresh Water) explains the process using a few items at hand. The price would be from 2 to 5 dollars.

Maybe a distill water maker such as: Megahome Countertop Water Distiller.

Electrodeionization is a water treatment technology that utilizes an electricity, ion exchange membranes and resin to deionize water and separate dissolved ions (impurities) from water.”

Distillation is an old process also used for desalination, which removes salt from water. Saltwater is not suitable for human consumption and is considered undesirable in that regard. “According to the International Desalination Association, in June 2015, 18,426 desalination plants operated worldwide, producing 86.8 million cubic meters per day, providing water for 300 million people.”

The single largest desalination project is Ras Al-Khair in Saudi Arabia, however, it is Kuwait that wins the race, producing 100% of its water usage.

Will clean potable water be a problem in the future? Are we already there?


The Circle Of Confusion Continuity

Acircle of confusion is an optical spot caused by a cone of light rays from a lens not coming to a perfect focus when imaging a point source. Life sometimes seems out of focus, and you sometimes wonder what the blur is all about.

In the field of photography, the circle of confusion (CoC) is used to determine the depth of field (DOF). This is the distance between the nearest and farthest objects in a scene that appear acceptably sharp in an image.

Your angle of view may be different than mine.

Excuse me if I seem out of focus, I could possibly be posing a member of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, or a man that keeps walking.

Indefatigably exploring new worlds and new civilizations, where no Art Nouveau has gone before. Seemingly out of focus but not out of touch, worlds of fashion away, processed in a New Wave mentality.

Where shall we go after the New Hollywood has faded?

Living in an age where Dystopian political situations seem prevalent; an economy with direct calculation substituting factor markets is the point of focus.

Typically, these movements are like films (Postmodernist film) that break down the cultural divide and with the goal of creating something that does not resemble the traditional narrative. In focus then out of focus.

A new narrative or paradigm is suggested. The circle of confusion continues.


Quick Baofeng UV5R Program Guide

New out of the box—one must learn to program your Baofeng UV-5R radio. This guide is useful especially for newbies. I’m mostly interested in programming simplex type applications, along with local emergency frequencies.

Sometimes I forget this simple process because I don’t do it very often. I will verify the reset procedure that is mentioned in the guide referenced above.

How To Get Rid Of Unwanted Channel
Do not forget that you must delete a channel in order to replace it. It will not override it by itself. Use Menu 28.

Video Tutorials For Baofeng UV5R Radio

1. Watch this video to get familiar with the process: How to program Baofeng UV5R/UV82 without usb cable… (For programming ham radio repeaters.)

2. Watch this video to learn more: Manually set a Baofeng uv-5rv2+/ Police Scanner/ Ham Radio… (Go to 5:06 for delete instructions.)

Quick Baofeng UV5R Program Guide

1. Go To Frequency Mode — Orange Button
2. Punch in frequency number
3. Menu 25 — Repeater Upshift or downshift, press menu again; then edit.
4. Menu 27, MEM- CH — Press Menu, Receive memory.
5. Menu 28 — Delete Unwanted Channel. Select channel then punch delete again.

Reset Radio

1. Menu: Press 40
2. Yes (Menu)
3. Yes (Menu)
4. Yes (Menu)
5. Menu: Press 14 Voice
6. Press For English

* Reset Video: Manually set a Baofeng…(0.50 min.)


And The Satellite-Guidance System Takes Over

It was the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB aka Mother of All Bombs) that was used on April 13, 2017 in Afghanistan. Designed to be delivered by a C-130 Hercules, MOAB is the most powerful conventional bomb ever used in combat as measured by the weight of its explosive material. Enter MOAB. This monster can be dropped by parachute from a C-130 before the satellite-guidance system takes over.

If you’re not living inside a vacuum tube you must have heard about this in the news.

Back in Nam it was the Daisy Cutter, and retired in 2008 to be replaced with the more powerful MOAB. It was used to clear heavily wooded areas.

The 2017 Nangarhar airstrike as it was called, gives reference to the “largest non-nuclear bomb in its arsenal”, as it was touted. The Achin District borders with Pakistan.

The primary crop in Achin is wheat, however Papaver somniferum can be found nearby in the Nangarhar Province.

The blast detonated at 7:32 pm local time in the Achin district of the eastern province of Nangarhar, according to sources.