Hi my name's Matt Fryy. I'm a web developer, technology blogger and social activist from Peterborough, UK.

 

X Factor, Advertising and Reality TV

I just went for a walk down my street and I’m staggered by how many households have X Factor on, many of which were watching in three separate rooms or more!

It got me thinking… What if people used 10% of the time that they currently devote to consuming ironically fake and advertisement ridden ‘reality’ shows, such as the X Factor, to, I don’t know, thinking? Surely then we’d be a much smarter and better informed nation (neigh, world), aware of the corporatocracy which pushes out shit like this, keeping people stupid and content with their mundane jobs and repetitive lifestyles, in the hope that one day they too will have their 5 minutes of fame, big bank account, ‘dream job’, designer clothes, expensive car, and every other form of high class novelty which is sold through programming such as this.

And I know that people want to come home and relax, I know they want to switch off from their debts, their work and their worries, of course in this system everybody needs to, but it’s equally as important to remember that the heavily edited glossy picture of high-class ‘success’ which is just isn’t relevant, real or important, is itself dependent on the working and middle class’s desire to obtain it.

We only play this game once. We get 80, 90, 100 years on this planet with our friends, family and selves. Don’t waste half of it consuming plastic media.

Having a Hicks day today and I don’t want to keep it to myself.

Here’s Bill’s iconic last words shortly before he died of cancer. This pretty much sums up his acceptance of human mortality and what’s really important in life as he neared his own death.

Take it or leave it.

Although September 11 was horrible, it didn’t threaten the survival of the human race, like nuclear weapons do.

Stephen Hawking

(Source: TIME)

Slow down.
Imagine doing less.
Make time for loved ones.
Practice patience.
Learn to gently say no.
Increase your quiet time.
Follow your heart.
Yield to life, yield to peace, yield to joy…

 
F-18 Coming Out of Hyperspace
Or maybe they are just vapor trails forming on the aircraft’s wings, as the RAAF pilots maneuver at low altitude…

F-18 Coming Out of Hyperspace

Or maybe they are just vapor trails forming on the aircraft’s wings, as the RAAF pilots maneuver at low altitude…

erinwright1619:

(via thethirdx)
as much as i find this sort of adorable…. what is that thats holding the end of the gun? :|

erinwright1619:

(via thethirdx)

as much as i find this sort of adorable…. what is that thats holding the end of the gun? :|

The MotorcycleMan: A Concept Becomes Reality
The Carole Nash International Motorcycle and Scooter Show and The Red Adventure recently provided RoboSteel with a fantastic opportunity to create an Eco-minded life size MotorCycle Man sculpture.  They provided the concept and asked RoboSteeel to build a man based on their imagery of a man created from recycled motorcycle parts.

The MotorcycleMan: A Concept Becomes Reality

The Carole Nash International Motorcycle and Scooter Show and The Red Adventure recently provided RoboSteel with a fantastic opportunity to create an Eco-minded life size MotorCycle Man sculpture.  They provided the concept and asked RoboSteeel to build a man based on their imagery of a man created from recycled motorcycle parts.