Old Man Strength
Art by Walther Hernández
I hope everyone had a nice strawberry full moon on the 14th. Things are chugging along. Writing, watching movies, recording podcasts, etc. It’s a great year for art all around.
It’s been a strange week. Ole boy at Google got suspended for claiming an A.I. chatbot was sentient and deserved better treatment/respect. He leaked a bunch of convos and acted out of pocket or maybe he wasn’t acting out of pocket. Who knows? And I just learned that people on twitter are calling vaginas a “biohole” in stark contrast to the rise in popularity of sexdoll pussy.
"Elements of the religious ecstatic, memorable characters, and a Dionysian climax with a perfect ending thrilled me. The sexual violence triggered and appalled me. The necrophilia, cannibalism, castration, rape, and someone wearing someone's else intestines like gold chains all absolutely disgusted me. Triggering, appalling, disgusting, thrilling---I am so happy Grant Wamack is writing again!"- Laura Lee Bahr, author of Haunt
I had a chance to watch World of Kananko which is fantastic btw, and hopped on a fun 2 hour episode of Agitator with J. David Osborne and Kelby Losack to discuss it. You can listen here: https://agitator.podbean.com/e/47-the-world-of-kanako-ft-grant-wamack/
Also, watched Dashcam earlier this week. It’s a tense, mercurial, anxiety-inducing ride and definitely has its place in the found footage arena. However, the protagonist is so damn annoying and reeks of white privilege so I had to knock a couple stars off the flick.
It’s a shame because it’s such a fun film but I get the feeling if they had a different MC or maybe toned her down a bit, and didn’t try so hard to make this so politically-charged, I’d probably be in awe right now...
Also, watched Glover Teixiera fight Jiri Prochazka last Saturday in one of the best lightweight matches I’ve seen in my life. Teixiera won the lightweight championship earlier this year at the age of 42. He’s built like a house of bricks and he’s strong as hell. Look up his fight with Anthony Smith where he knocks the teeth out of the younger fighter’s mouth in brutal fashion and kindly apologizes to his opponent. What a gentleman.
Even though he lost his championship, it was an impressive display of skill and strength in what’s considered to be a young man’s sport. These type of feats are inspiring and I can’t wait until my old man strength activates in the future.
I’m still chopping away at Project Hum and revising some short stories and sketching out some scenes for a couple of other potential books. I like to stay busy.
Currently Watching: Moon Knight & Ozark Season 1
Currently Smoking: Project Fusion-Diamond Infused Gush Mints Pre-Rolls
I don’t remember the last time I was serenaded, but wow, the Puerto Rican songstress pulled it off. Warm vocals, saturated visuals, lovey dovey lyrics…I’m sold. This single brought tears to my eyes believe it or not.
Kanye’s protege KayCyy has been slowly but surely leveling up over the last couple of years and it’s no surprise that “Replay” is another fire single.
Kevin Gates has that old aggression back since separating from Dreka and I’m here for it. He airs out his personal life, subs random people and talks freaky about Rubi Rose, Beyonce and Nicki Minaj. Looking forward to listening to his new album Khaza which dropped Friday.
Young Dolph affiliate Key Glock is carrying the torch with gusto on this 7:12 AM record, sippin lean, and talking his shit. So much money, apparently his accountant is pissed with the workload.
Until next time…stay hydrated, and don’t let the summer heat get you down.