I knew you’d fall for it. That’s your weakness. You always want everything to be clever. Now shall we finish the game? One final act. Glad you chose a tall building. Nice way to do it.

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Guano Apes - Close to the Sun
From the upcoming album OFFLINE (release date: May 30th, 2014).


[2000] Battle Royale バトル・ロワイアル

[Based on the 1999 novel by Takami Koshun]
In a future where society is on the verge of collapse, the government takes drastic action against the problem of rebellious teenagers. Japan’s economy has taken a dramatic turn for the worse, and massive unemployment and inflation have thrown most adults into a state of chaos; the nation’s youth culture responds with unprecedented violence, delinquency, and truancy. Desperate to restore order, the Japanese parliament responds by creating the Millennial Reform School Act, in which groups of junior high students are selected at random, sent to an isolated island, and forced to play a rigorous war game, in which all but one of their number are killed.

The first transatlantic telegraph cable was made of 340,500 miles of copper and iron wire, designed to stretch 2,876.95 miles along the ocean floor. Once the cable was in place, you could use electrical impulses and signal code to send any message you wanted to the other side of the world.
Human beings are hard-wired with the impulses to share our ideas… and the desire to know we’ve been heard. It’s all part of our need for community. That’s why we’re constantly sending out signals and signs. It’s why we look for them from other people. We’re always waiting for messages. Hoping for connection. And if we haven’t received a message, it doesn’t always mean it hasn’t been sent to us. Sometimes it means we haven’t been listening hard enough.

In spite of all our communication technology, no invention is as effective as the sound of the human voice.
When we hear a human voice, we instinctively want to listen, in the hopes of understanding it.
Even when the speaker is searching for the right words to say. Even when all we hear is yelling, or crying, or singing.
That’s because the human voice resonates differently from anything else in the world.
That’s why we can hear a singer’s voice over the sound of a full orchestra.
We will always hear the singer, matter what else surrounds it.

~   Touch (via zombiegrinderpowerviolence)