Divine by Zero: Whitney Houston Shot Han First

It makes sense in context. In that it doesn't.

February 13, 2012

In this episode, we go after George Lucas, the Komen Foundation, Whitney Houston, and Chuck Norris… but not in that order. There are too many things to talk about right now, so let’s shotgun this.

2 Replies to “Divine by Zero: Whitney Houston Shot Han First”

  1. I have a question regarding the last one…or maybe a statement…and I don’t think it’s directly related. Fuck it. I am an aspiring musician, songwriter, and maker of things awesome and beautiful. Emphasis on “aspiring”, but I still take it pretty seriously. I am nineteen years old and working at arby’s, and I seem to have succumbed to acting like a sixteen year old girl. I drink alot, smoke a pack and a half a day, and my sexual escapades are by now just borderline shameful. I find this lifestyle has marred my creativity. I’m not particularly fond of just cutting out almost everything that I enjoy, but something has to give because I feel that I’m too young to just let my dreams die. Any advice?

    1. Focus on your goal. Do you want to make something? Do you want to share it with the world? Figure out what’s getting in your way. Maybe the pack and a half isn’t helping. Cut back. Drinking, too. Work stressing you out? Try to find something else, anything else, if it means paying the bills while you hone your craft.

      The painful thing to realize is that this is going to take years. I worked for a long time to find the right balance of work and free time to let me write and work freelance. It’s really all about discipline. How much do you want it? How much are you willing to give up? Don’t stop living, though. Don’t give up all the things you enjoy, but put them in perspective. Play and fun and sex and drinking are nice and good, but they should not be the reason you wake up in the morning. Your first and last thought should be, “How can I get better and get the word out?” The things you enjoy should be enjoyed, sure, but if they get in the way, get rid of them. Don’t stop living. Trust me, you’ll need that anchor of humanity, so don’t turn into a hermit, but see your craft for what it is: a job. And a job requires you put your full strength behind it.

      If you’re serious, you may find that the “sacrifice” wasn’t as painful as you thought.

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