Monday, December 31, 2007
Sunday, December 30, 2007
Saturday, December 29, 2007
Can you imagine being all excited to get an iPod, opening up the box and finding some books and a note? Personally, I'd be excited, I love books and I would have thought it may have been part of an ARG, but who knows. I just think it's some funny news.
Friday, December 28, 2007
"...when Yeltsin was naming him as his successor. My soul exploded with joy! 'An ubermensch! God himself has chosen him!' I cried."
Man I don't know about you, but I'm glad this sort of thing doesn't happen too often in the States. If someone tried to tell me Bush was "The Chosen one" I'd be out of here and over in Scotland quicker than you can say "Fall of Humanity".
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
These are fantastic. I recommend them for anyone, regardless of if you’re into the Graphic Novel sort of thing (my mom thoroughly enjoyed them and she isn’t exactly “in” with the younger generation). There’s no real underlying theme or style (which I like) and most, if not all, of the art is beautifully drawn. To quote one artist and critic “"it hurts my hands when I look at it".
I love the stories, some have no dialogue what-so-ever but the story couldn’t be told with words, and best of all they make you think. One saga is about a fox like creature and his adventures (and misadventures). Another shows an Egyptian cat and it’s various exploits, along with a mystic fortuneteller reading humorous omens involving the cat. The stories evoke an incredible sense of emotion; in one story about a floating girl I nearly started crying. Then others make you laugh out loud, and some make you think.
Really take a look at this series, Flight Volume 5 comes out July 2008, and I’ll be pre-ordering it.
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Sunday, December 23, 2007
People are weird.
Saturday, December 22, 2007
So, I was bored and looking around the net. Found a magazine devoted to meat. Meatpaper. Not for the best marinades, but a Mac World meets Poultry sort of thing (no pun intended). I read one of the articles about a new definition of Kosher, and it was very well written.
So, basically PETA caused trouble, and exposed a cruel kosher slaughterhouse. This sparked a huge debate a few years later about the definition of Halakhah. More specifically, should the treatment of workers count in whether or not food is Kosher? From what I’ve read in the article, it sounds like yes, it should, however the biggest factor preventing it from becoming a part of Halakhah is cost.
Now this might be the “Atheist Devil” inside me, but coming from Jews? They’re pretty much the religious world’s whipping boy (no offense), and are now holding cost above religious principle. That’s like being a woman, fighting for the right to vote, being subject to rape and genocide because of the want to vote, then not voting. I mean, yes, this isn’t what the whole religion is about, but from what I know about Judaism this is what they see sets them apart the most, they can’t share a meal with others because it might not be Kosher. (Well, that and the whole Jesus thing, but we’re talking about food, not Prophets).
Maybe it’s because I’m not religious that I can’t seem to understand why this wasn’t made part of Halakhah a long time ago. I can see people being worried that this would carry on to other things, like clothing made in sweatshops, but is that a bad thing? I know the whole idea of making money revolves around cheap labor (unless you’re Gucci) but in this article Safran Fore is quoted saying,
To be Jewish is to strive to make the world less cruel and more just. Not only for oneself, and not only for one’s people, but for everyone.
Well, then being Jewish should relate to the fair-trade market? Maybe I’m making bad connections or maybe I’m under informed, but it seems to me that these laws should be looked at. I don’t like going half-assed into something I voluntarily do, I don’t see why anyone else would want to. So, I guess it all comes down to whither or not they should change that “strive to make the world less cruel and more just” to “ought to make the world less cruel and more just.”
Now I'm not bashing Judaism. It's just my own opinion, agree with it or disagree with it, that's all alright.
Friday, December 21, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
You can read Issue #1 online here.
Swedish Techno about Warcraft III. Does life get any sweeter?
This guy's two years older than me and already he has a #1 hit in Europe. And the song's damned catchy too, it's hard to find another annoying song to get stuck in your head so you aren't humming the lyrics all day (I'd sing them but I don't know Swedish).
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
It's an interesting idea, it has some advertisement, which is how the site probably gets its money.
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
I really like Heath Ledger as Joker, I think he'll knock Jack out of the water (not that it would be hard given the...quality of the old Batman.)
Never thought he'd be so creepy though.
Monday, December 17, 2007
Don’t for one second feel that you are less feminine or less sexy because you aren’t a C cup or above. Sure, guys like boobs. But they like all boobs. They feel lucky that boobs even exist. There isn’t a boob he’s met that he hasn’t liked.
From my good friend over at I Should Write This Down. She's right ya know, we do feel lucky that boobs even exist.
I'm enjoying this