Ira talks about shit we believe in. Focusing on the idea of Karma and whether or not western thought can truly understand it.
OPENING MOVIE CLIP
Repoman’s got all night every night (From Repoman)
- The Sugarland Express Main Theme
- Jaws Main Theme
- Close Encounters of the Third Kind – Suite
- Raiders of the Lost Ark – March
- Raiders of the Lost Ark – The Map Room; Dawn
- The Extra Terrestrial – Adventures on Earth
- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom – Mine Car Chase
- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom – End Credits
- Empire of the Sun – Exultate Justi
- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade – Indy’s First Adventure
OLD RADIO SHOWS
The Adventures of Superman – Superman versus The Atom Man (Episode 32)
THE JAW JACK
- Music Intro – Instant Karma – John Lennon
- Crap We Believe In : Karma – Ira Harmon
- Music Outro – Karma Chameleon – Culture Club
- Payback –James Brown
- Back Stabbers – O’Jays
Comics for Wednesday
|Karma: What It Is, What It Isn’t, Why It Matters by Traleg Kyabgon (ISBN: 1590308883) –A jargon-free explanation of two central teachings of the Buddha: karma and rebirth.
The Buddha’s teaching on karma (literally, “action”) is nothing other than his compassionate explanation of the way things are: our thoughts and actions determine our future, and therefore we ourselves are largely responsible for the way our lives unfold. Yet this supremely useful teaching is often ignored due to the misconceptions about it that abound in popular culture, especially oversimplifications that make it seem like something not to be taken seriously. Karma is not simple, as Traleg Kyabgon shows, and it’s to be taken very seriously indeed. He cuts through the persistent illusions we cling to about karma to show what it really is—the mechanics of why we suffer and how we can make the suffering end. He explains how a realistic understanding of karma is indispensable to Buddhist practice, how it provides a foundation for a moral life, and how understanding it can have a transformative effect on the way we relate to our thoughts and feelings and to those around us.