Friday, January 30, 2009

Her Morning Elegance

Check this out its a fantastic use of stop motion by Oren Lavie.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Force: Science, Religion, and Philosophy of Star Wars

Wow some people have no lives, this is a very long paper on Star Wars and Zen Buddhism. It is written by Jeffery Gurpp a Philosophy professor at the Grand Valley State University. If you are into Star Wars or philosophy its wroth a skim.

The Force: Science, Religion, and Philosophy of Star Wars

Friday, January 23, 2009

Interesting Take on The Internet

"We have a perfect example of hatred of the good for being good with the internet. Anyone familiar with it knows that the internet is infested with those consumed by a burning hatred of anything good. Instead of finding what they enjoy in life and enjoying it, they haunt the internet, devoting their lives to hate. Hiding under their cloak of anonymity, these cowards rant against anything and everything. What they hate most are values because values promote life. If you choose to think for yourself rather than submit to their dogmatic beliefs and dictatorial vents, they invariably turn to insults, abusive language, and threats. The style of a writer, even a writer on the internet, reveals that writer's soul. Their own words betray their inner corruption. They seek not to discover and enjoy the good in life, but to make your life miserable. They hate that you enjoy anything in life. They hate the good for being good. When you come across the venom from these zeros, I hope you will remember this quote and know them for what they are." - Terry Goodkind

Is this true? Though it is well known that the internet has a large group of uninformed individuals rampaging through its spaces but are the majority of them down right evil to the core? What does this say of our generation?

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Today in History

Today in history an interesting event took place. This event was known as the battle of Isandlwana. This battle was a major part of the Zulu war in 1879. 20 000 Zulu warriors took on and killed, 850 British solders and 450 African servicemen. This is the worst military defeat the British army has suffered since its creation.

Later that day the battle of Rorke's Drift took place. The same Zulu warriors marched 5 000 of their men over to the local mission and were staved off by 139 British soldiers and engineers. 30 of these men were hospitalized before the battle began. Only 14 British soldiers died, 11 men were given the Victoria's Cross. This was one of the most famous defenses in British history.

This battle spawned the movie Zulu which was Sir Micheal Caine's first movie.