Mindf*ck Movies

Have you ever watched a movie that was so confusing you had to read its Wikipedia article 3 times? Have you ever searched up [INSERT MOVIE TITLE] Explained on YouTube?

I sure have. Some movies are really confusing. But they make you think, and I love that. Now I have a checklist!

Once upon a time, I was browsing on 9gag, and I found a collection of recommended movies that will blow your mind and make you extremely confused.

Apparently, the people of internet categorize this sort of movie as a ‘Mindfuck Movie’, and they’re really popular to everybody intellectual.

To the person who wants to watch mindf**k movies

Out of these 21 movies, I have only watched 6. I guess I better go pump up those rookie numbers. You should too.

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Not Sleeping

Everybody sleeps. That’s a fact that we all know.

Whether they be a child or an adult, big or tall, smart or not, as long as they’re alive, they have the capacity to sleep (unless of course you’re in some sort of coma, but that doesn’t really count does it). Some people enjoy sleep more than others, and some people just can’t control their urge to sleep.

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And yes, we need sleep. Although it’s common knowledge that sleep is vital for us, for some odd reason, we keep on pushing ourselves to not bend under the crushing grasp of sleep.

Well, to be fair, it makes perfect sense.

Drivers, pilots, and navigators push their body’s capability a bit so that they can successfully not die as the complete their job. Students can stay up long periods of time to maximize the amount of stuff that goes in their heads (and complete pesky homework). A lot of people work night shifts while still being active during daylight hours. First world people in general have made it culturally okay to not sleep.

And it seems to be highly encouraged.

A quick visit to the corners of the internet will show you a massive amount of people who go by the saying “Sleep is for the weak.”

The thing is, people keep trying to ditch sleep to do everything they want to do and maximize their time. However, when they do sleep, it feels frickin’ awesome, and it becomes increasingly hard to wake up on command. This is something that I call alarm immunity.

I am one of those people. Sometimes I forget that I even have an alarm… This comes from my productive nocturnal nature. For example, last night I did some KhanAcademy, read a Feynman lecture, and made a post about Harambe.

So you see, in my opinion, if sleep wasn’t vital for human beings and we could choose not to, then I think I would choose not to altogether. So would many, many, other people. Heck, in that hypothetical reality where sleep is unneeded, I don’t think people would sleep. Maybe it would be categorized into the same phenomenon as fainting.

Unfortunately, that hypothetical reality is not this reality, and we all need a good share of sleep. How would you feel if you lived in that reality? Would you choose to ditch sleep altogether, or would you carry on per usual?

We can think that out while we continue living in our world where sleep is actually important. Catch those z’s folks!

Unproductive

Hello people of the internet. It’s been what, a week maybe, since I’ve last posted. I can’t find the post history anywhere to make sure, but that doesn’t matter.

So, as you can see, I’ve put this post under most categories, because being unproductive has EVERYTHING to do with EVERYTHING. For starters, I was sick. Then after that, it became an excuse.

“Why aren’t you pressing words together?” I asked myself not too long ago.

My inner me replied with, “You’re sick and irrelevant anyway.” And I was cool with it.

But not to worry folks, I’m going back in production. With my last day of finals tomorrow, my spare time will be going up and up. There is an undeniable correlation between spare time and the end of finals.

Actually, never mind, I have MORE finals on the 19th – 21th. I just fail to understand curriculum sometimes.

I also haven’t worked on the logo and the banner and whatnot, haven’t even tried, to be honest. I’m blank on the ideas there, so you guys could comment some logo ideas (or even make me one if you’re annoyed with Tesla and Thunderbird sitting up there).

Well, I blame my Pokemon Nuzlocke and Breaking Bad, because they’re a lot more fun than being productive.

And yes I am, Mr. Heisenberg, yes I am.

-R

Khanacademy

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If you’re a student and you don’t know what this site is, I’m not really sure where you’ve been, because this site is extremely useful for studying.

I’ve been using khanacademy.org since I was younger, when the overall interface was kind of weird, and everything was still focused on math. No worries, now Salman Khan’s Khanacademy is a lot better than it was earlier, with tons of videos teaching you practically anything textbooks have to offer.

There are also fun little challenges and the ability to ‘master’ certain skills and earn badges to flaunt to your friends. You can also earn energy points, which unlock avatars for you to use.

Aside from that, the beautiful thing about this site is that it truly believes that primal memorization makes you a shadow of your true potential. It aims to help you understand what school is forcing down your throats, all without charge. Say no more, I have provided the link. Just click on the picture.

-R


I should actually be studying now…

An Out of Topic Forewarning

As a warning, before I actually post anything significantly serious, I want to say that I am an INTJ-A. So no matter how cold, ruthless, hardheaded, indifferent, or condescending I am in my posts, just remember to blame my inherent genes and also what is predestined. And fact: INTJ’s are the perfect mold to make stereotype villains because of our fierce loyalty to our own principles (and because we’re also dense immoral knuckleheads). Yeah, just blame fate.

Actually, everything everybody does may be predestined. Everything that we think we are doing due to free choice might actually not be our choice. It may just be destined. In fact, there’s a high chance that we might not be the ‘real’ reality. Elon Musk (a fellow INTJ) himself said, “There’s a one in billions chance we’re in base reality.”

So is our consciousness real? Is that tiny voice that’s talking in your head when you think real, or is it just some sort of simulation that advanced unknown beings are playing with?

As a matter of fact, I’m not even sure the rest of the world is real, and it may just be me inside of a simulation or an advanced dream. You know, you never really remember the beginning of a dream. Do I remember when I was born? Do I remember my early-early-early youth? And if in fact, you guys are real, do you guys remember? Nope. Not a thing. Is this a dream?

In fact, what is reality? What is real? Is the rancid taste of those weird fridge leftovers you decided to gobble on real? Is pain real? Or is it all in your head? Why am I asking so many questions off topic?

Well, to put an end to my 300 word montage, I’m gonna say I don’t have an answer to any of those. And it looks like I’ve rabbit trailed. Oh well. I blame all of those weird movies like this, and this, and that for this weird post. Thank you for reading.

-R