Wherein I stand athwart Docudharma, and all that you believe.

I’m so-o-o-o-o tired of buhdy, ek, nightprowl, edger, momcat…I’m just going to unleash, so here it comes.  I’m going to start breaking things.  Hey: Eventually, all pretense of decorum broke down.  Not my fault.

“What is the state of our moral being when Lloyd Blankfein taking a $9 million bonus is viewed as this great act of contrition, when every penny of it was a direct transfer from the taxpayer?” asks Eliot Spitzer…

A Moral Taxonomy:

There are, it has been said, two types of people in the world. There are those who, when presented with a glass that is exactly half full, say: this glass is half full. And there are those who say: this glass is half empty.  The world belongs, however to those who can look at the glass and say: ‘What’s up with this glass? Excuse me? Excuse me? This is my glass? I don’t think so. My glass was full! And it was a bigger glass! ”

-tibor fischer, The Collector Collector

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  1. “started breaking things”

    I remember at this one point we started breaking things, and breaking things is just so much fun… And it’s… I think that in a way it’s everyone’s fantasy to …

    When I finally grew up, I stopped practicing and started breaking things.

    Dana screamed at him not to call her like that and he screamed back at her and started breaking things.

    My 4 year old son has recently started breaking things, especially toys. I’m not talking cheap easy to break toys either. …

    In her mind she had even started breaking things in her office when he said, “That’s it!”

    Everything exploded and I started breaking things. It was like I was a human piñata-years of hatred and anger came bursting out. …

    Wills started breaking things, flushing his father’s shoes down the toilet, and for the next few years was obstreperous and mouthy. …

    i got to one point where i started breaking things and ruining my moms stuff, like i let one of …

    … seems to be for debug anyway – it seems to work ok. However, it still doesn’t explain why it started breaking things all of a sudden. …

    He started breaking things. “[He] waved his arms violently, knocking items off the counter,” Lt. Paul said. Things went downhill from there. …

    and started breaking things of mine. So I just went upstairs and started breaking things of hers. Brother and sister, typical stuff. …

    I became a little too ambitious with it, started breaking things until it raised some eyebrows and was brought back into line. …

    … of cigs outside once, when i went out on my break they were fucking gone so i stormed inside and started breaking things and i ended up getting fired …

    I would swat at them with a pillow until I started breaking things. She would take over and snap her floppy old jowls in the air, then look at me as if to …

    My symptoms were getting more and more violent; I started breaking things unintentionally and threw myself down the stairs at least once. …

    And that’s when I started breaking things. Things are different now in L.A.

    He got caught flipped on her and started breaking things. She was scared for her life. So next time you wanna talk bad about a woman that …

    … yet they editorialise and decide to report the story as if I had just gone mad and started breaking things by writing:

    18 months in she started breaking things, slamming them at the walls. 2+1/2 years in she did hit me. It was bad. There were no bad bruises …

    The man said he got angry and started breaking things, but that he would clean up the mess.

    That muscle head banman would of just started breaking things to get out and would of made things 100 times worse! …

    He allegedly started breaking things and throwing more punches, hitting a baby who was being held by another family member. …

    A pretty intense, passionate romance started, and then she started breaking things. As in, physically breaking things? Alex: Yeah. …

    According to the mother, the men immediately started breaking things and being violent with the children. They then took her and her 16-year-old daughter …

    She started breaking things around the house. The child witnessed all this.

    You can, of course, just leave your cat alone and let it go about its business, but every time I did that it just started breaking things and pissing all …

    Bend them before you break something, and I started breaking things miles before the snow started. “Sounds like you broke your unbreakable …

    … haven’t broken any controllers, but that’s because I can’t afford to replace them along with everything else I would break if I started breaking things. …

    Bean claimed his girlfriend started breaking things. He said he asked her to leave and she attacked him. He was stunned when he was told his …

    I was so far beyond annoyed at this point that we left before I started breaking things. Was this review …? Useful (2); Funny (2); Cool (2) …

    … this as a military operation,” says Cassidy, “and then when people started breaking things, there was no manpower left over to just act like police.” …

    Then the soldiers started breaking things. They fired tear gas into the house. My brothers and sisters and I couldn’t breathe and had to run out into the …

    They started breaking things and then one of them beat me with his rifle butt. One of the officers tried to stop the man. They all went out but then this …

    I couldn’t hear well what was happening in the broadcast studio when they started breaking things there. I heard yells and saw our reporters …

    I was there, I was 8 years old and remember gusts of wind started breaking things about 5pm on 24/12/71 and the wind blew hard all night. …

    She started breaking things, she had a 2lb hammer in her hand and said she would kill me. I stood my ground and said “go on then” and she broke down sobbing …

    The argument turned violent as DiTursi started : “breaking things up in the apartment,” the prosecutor said. : : Joan DiTursi ran from the apartment and …

    Unfortunately I nearly started breaking things when I saw that my pantry lacked, of all things… pasta. I had a few options: give up, eat something else; …

    They haven’t started breaking things yet. 12:00 P.M. update: Only two arrests so far. New York has an ordinance against wearing masks at public meetings …

    … no peace,” before they started breaking things. The chancellors of the UCs and the presidents of the CSUs don’t set fees for students. …

    After Kendall had stormed out, Erica started breaking things. Anything she could pick up was tossed at the walls until not a single thing remained intact, …

    He was out of control and started breaking things and hitting me. I thinks he needs help mentally

    She started breaking things and hurled the turkey and those two fruitcakes right through the front window, the whole time she was yelling. …

    ended up coming on the porch, broke through the glass window and started breaking things. I wasn’t really afraid. I was more afraid of her seeing that. …

    … more controversial: “I remember in 1965 we were in this rich woman’s apartment in New York and we started breaking things and pissing on …

    I am glad it got solved before you started breaking things. lol.

    He went into a screaming rage, and started breaking things and throwing chairs, and finally he was subdued by Wilpon. After several minutes, he came back, …

    But he said if he had done it in their hotel room, she would have started breaking things

    … that it evolved from being verbal to being physical, that Hershel started breaking things, that he threw her down, shoved her and punched her. …

    We had to leave because Darragh had started breaking things.

    He started breaking things–a transistor radio, plates, a rice cooker. Then he began throwing objects at her. Eventually, all pretense of decorum broke down …

    Fred and Robert before they started breaking things. To take full advantage of Flickr, …

    But it is like Ben Stiller arrived and just started breaking things. How long was it before he broke the urn with the ashes in it? …

    The reason I lost lead is hail started breaking things off the airplane. When I heard it I looked away for a split second to see how the engine was doing, …

    When he immediately started breaking things as soon as he saw Roy shatter the mirror, that was one of the funniest and most real moments for …

    how he has got so heavy that he has started breaking things by being heavy handed, clumsy and just generally too heavy. …

    Even if they did have a cause, all credibility was lost when they started breaking things. There was not a lot of real damage. …

    had snapped inside me, but I started breaking things. Eventually my therapist encouraged me to seek additional through medication, and I started working …

    Old Trafford on Sunday (not a highlight for me i might add) where Eirin started breaking things in the souvenir shop. She also got VERY annoyed with some …

    She was on the phone with someone, yelling louder and faster until shit started breaking. Things were getting thrown at walls and tipped over in a very …

    “The other two started breaking things and then I joined in,” Rau said. All three were ordered to jointly pay restitution to the school. …

    … was anyone else thinking (during the Frankenstein-Vader scene, when he started breaking things) “No Mongo, No!” just me? ok then. …

    Bowles started breaking things and assaulting both the owner and her 15 year old son. Bowles was arrested for Assault IV x2 DV and Criminal Mischief IV DV. …

    She became agitated and started breaking things. When the Riggs attempted to stop her, Thomas swung a steak knife at them and stabbed a stereo; according to …

    They started breaking things that weren’t props, and three of them had to be tapped quietly on the shoulder and led off the set.” …

    “When we started breaking things, and pushing chairs and tables around, and getting aggressive and dark in our music, people started to notice and then we …

    That was when he started breaking things. There’s a science behind all that. It’s all to do with your brain chemistry. If you try and do things when you’re …

    Ray – I haven’t started breaking things just so I could fix them yet, but I wish ol’ Punxatawnie …

    At first is was bumps, knocks, scratches on the walls, says Donna, then it started breaking things. Then it attacked Katie, says Sam. …

    … hour later started an argument,i wouldnt buy into it,so she started breaking things,tearing up our wedding album,past letters to eachother and was being …

    We were supposed to play two nights, but after the first night, everyone went insane and started breaking things. There were coffee cups flying through the …

    He wasn’t through and started breaking things, and punching and kicking my car, and threatening me and my family. …

    However, she started breaking things in the house and after we confronted her, she started keeping things that she had broken inside drawers. …

    This proved to be much more than any moderately-trained taco enthusiast could handle, so they all started breaking things.

    If someone just walked into your home and started breaking things or taking things…..would you just stand there and let them because the government says …

    If someone you were living with became violent and started breaking things and you were scared…would you not do whatever you could to get …

    They started breaking things like delinquents as a way to show how angry and cool they can be. That is not how a human being should act and …

    Ollie got angry and started breaking things in the house, and Michelle just cussed out the Diary room and also asked “Do I look like I have …

    I started breaking things. I was full of rage” (Pepinsky 1998b). She realized not just that she needed help, but that “parts of me through the years had …

    started breaking things when the students made fun of President Bush.

    My dad choked my mom and started breaking things in the house. I had to call the cops on him, and he went to jail. …

    I started breaking things. I knew I would never see her again,” Henson said. Two days later, his mother’s car was found parked awkwardly at …

    He is ok if no one make him mad, then he started breaking things and throwing things. He works well at his job and has no trouble there and he is ingaged to …

    So all the crew guys filed back to the bus one by one, yelling at him, and one crew guy had this incredible temper tantrum and he started breaking things. …

    We thought it was a junk yard so we started breaking things. Turns out it wasn’t a junk yard…

    • pfiore8 on February 19, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    the world doesn’t belong to anybody. even those who think they’re in control haven’t any.

    and that’s what we can break: this idea that we can control the world. life. others.

    we can break this idea too: that others control us. no. most of us allow ourselves to be controlled.

    this guy who crashed his plane into that building broke a lot of things. people see it in terms of good and evil … killing innocent people.

    i’m not sure i see it that way. a few days after the twins towers, it wasn’t so black and white for me either.

    breaking things. life is short. i’m not concerned about my life (not so much). it’s mostly over and it’s been pretty good. i’m more concerned about leaving something left for those who follow… or that there will be those left to follow.

    breaking things. it doesn’t always mean destroying things. eggs are broken and chicks pop out or an omelet.

    break down or break through.

  2. I hand painted pots in majolica, a low fire ancient Italian glazing method. My son threw the pots or I used commercial ones from a pottery supply place. I loved the process but mostly I loved the fire, the alchemy that transformed them. I would look threw the kiln peep hokes hoping top catch them in that moment when they become molten liquid.

    When I opened the kiln I never knew what would come out after the fire god transformed them. At first I was accepting of what came out and viewed them all as separate from my preconceptions of creation. After awhile I wanted control, they were my creations out of my mind and hands and I wanted them to look like I had envisioned and painted. Yellow should be yellow, reds should not crawl.

    I started breaking things, kiln loads of things that the fire had taken over and transformed with it’s wanton chemistry. I would stand on my back porch and gleefully smash them onto the cement driveway. It was so fun, it felt so good. Hours of my life smashed because I should not let go of my own ego and give it to the fire. I gave up painting pots after my son and I got a booth at Saturday Market and the pots became a product that I used to get money. I did not attach to them.  

    One Christmes eve when holiday market was over we put all the pots left in a pile in front of the booth and broke them all, smashed them into small pieces on the cement, the shoppers loved it. I no longer do ceramics but I miss the fire and the breaking things. Pots are so fun to break as they shatter and the noise is wonderful. I saved my favorite pieces and they are scattered in my garden.                  

    • BruceMcF on February 19, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    … those who understand binary and those who do not.

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