The Master

monkey meditating in hot spring

I still think back to those days in Japan, when I studied zazen under the guidance of Rōshi Miaki. I had been looking for something in my life, and when I stumbled upon the group of monks, quietly sitting, I knew I had found my place. Eventually, I had to acknowledge that he was not the teacher for me. His koans were too difficult to understand, and I couldn’t overcome my resentment of the way he kept throwing his feces at me. Not to mention the lice.

Alltop is into funtric yoga.Meditation in the hot spring, originally uploaded by Katsura. Originally published March, 2010.

Paging Dr. Godhead

Paging Dr. Godhead - photo of charismatic chimp

“…whoever wishes to become a philosopher must learn not to be frightened by absurdities.”

–Bertrand Russell

“The satirist is prevented by repulsion from gaining a better knowledge of the world he is attracted to, yet he is forced by attraction to concern himself with the world that repels him.”

–Italo Calvino

“There is only one step from the sublime to the ridiculous.”

–Napoleon Bonaparte

“All human race would fain be wits.
And millions miss, for one that hits.”

–Jonathan Swift
Alltop would fain be a wit. Verily, brother. Beauty is relative, originally uploaded by True_Bavarian.

Appropriate Dress Required

zombie fighting girl

Sometimes you feel like putting on a pretty little sundress, and prancing around in a meadow with the butterflies.

Other days, you wake up and think: rubber dress … fishnet stockings … gasmask and shotgun … fuck yeah!

But pack the sundress and a cardigan just in case. And that nice cocktail dress, and high heels, ’cause you never know…

What happens if they have a big fancy party after all the zombies are dead?

Alltop enjoys its ass-less chaps. Atomic girl, uploaded by Midnight-digital. Originally published March, 2010.