I read Memoirs of a Geisha. What a read!
I have often been interested in underworld kind of stuff like drug dealing and prostitution. I recently watched Breaking Bad as I had never seen it before so I got a sense of a drug dealing so I thought I should read a book about Prostitution.
Geisha actually are not prostitutes. They are entertainers who sit with men and pour them sake and delight them with conversation and dance and song. The geisha can have sex with them if they choose but usually they do not.
The world of the Geisha is a social world where you have to struggle for power. The story reminded me of Robert Greene’s 48 Laws of Power in that there were certain rules the characters had to follow in order to succeed and “play the game” so to speak.
Also, in the world of the Geisha if you are a beautiful young lady then you can auction off your virginity for a large fee. Quite an interesting phenomenon.
Memoirs of a Geisha is not a book for girls only. It is an interesting tale about trying to survive in a strange world with its own rules.
The book is a bestseller for a reason. Once you start reading it, it becomes a “page turner.”
2 thumbs up.
Stay fluffy, DJ ROBO BISCUIT
An interesting and somewhat bleak tale of life on the streets.
This is about young people who live on the streets and are “Streetwise.”
Dumpster diving, stealing, begging, and prostitution.
See the movie below, it is on YouTube:
If you watch it and you liked it then check out the wikipedia page for more information.
Check out this podcast from This American Life. This is a special episode that has only stories from Scott Carrier who has a unique voice and storytelling on the radio.
The first and second act are the best. It involves traveling and getting stories with Scott’s Unique style. Scott Carrier has won a Peabody for his work with Radio.
(In reference to running and training)
High School Boy: “ya know what I’m sayin’ man MY LUNGS uh uh uh they just not what they used to be!”
High School Boy continued: “Coach tryin’ a make me run poles nuh uh son I’m not feelin’ that!”
(In reference to another girl)
High School Girl: “This BITCH don’t know who she playin’ with. I heard she be talking SHIT I’m gonna have to stomp this Bitch! I don’t let nobody be playin’ me. This Bitch she think she cute but she be busted! I’m seein’ her at the Dollar (in reference to the establishment known as “Dollar Tree”) when school gets out and that’s where this SHIT is going down. uh uh uh this Bitch ain’t playin’ me no more.”
(In reference to texting — sending text messages [maybe to a male] )
High School Girl: “You know I be sending people big messages!”
“But then he be focusing on the bottom part of the message.”
“I mean … why you think I wrote that WHOLE message?! (laughs) That’s what I get for writing a big paragraph!”
(unknown reference, maybe some kind of fight)
High School Girl: “I’m just like Biiiiitttccchhhh! I am too good for you! Try another one!”
High School Girl: “Bruh I was high as hell, he was lookin’ like a Halloween creature, ya know what I’m talking about? Straight up Halloween Town!
(In reference to a female teacher)
High School Girl: “If she is in class today then I’m not going in, I can not STAND that woman! WAY too dramatic!”
Friday October 21st, 2016 — Stay Fluffy, DJ ROBO BISCUIT!
NOT based on a true story
The teacher addressed the classroom.
“Help me out guys. I’m confused about something.”
The students were only half-interested. Some were on their headphones. Some were staring blankly.
“I just want to know why I’m not rich. Any thoughts?”
A student responded “You are a teacher.”
Teacher: But I’m still confused. I thought I would be rich by now. I mean look at me, I’m white. I am good looking. My name is simple. I had good grades. I went to a University. I am a white male! Why is the world not bowing down to me?
Student: Hey Biscuit! That is kind of offensive.
Other Student: We know white men run the world.
Other Other Student: Yeah but just because Biscuit is white doesn’t mean he gets rich instantly.
Teacher (Biscuit): But class I am a White Male … … The world should be at my feet … Why am I not a billionaire? I mean, Donald Trump is a white male and so is Mark Cuban HE is White and Warren Buffett is White! I just don’t get it, Why is Biscuit not rich?
Student: Do we have a meritocracy?
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