Monday, November 24, 2008

An interview with the Reverend

A search for Carnival of Light in youtube seems futile. It seems impossible to get a hold on something which is not officially released but I don't expect for the whole track. Just to get the hint of what it is. Still there is no hint or whatever of Carnival of Light in youtube. Not wanting to close the window I clicked aimlessly on the videos. It landed me to a clip of cartoon.
I read through the description
"In 1969, a 14-year-old Beatle fanatic named Jerry Levitan, armed with a reel-to-reel tape deck, snuck into John Lennon's hotel room in Toronto and convinced John to do an interview about peace. 38 years later, Jerry has produced a film about it. Using the original interview recording as the soundtrack, director Josh Raskin has woven a visual narrative which tenderly romances Lennon's every word in a cascading flood of multipronged animation. Raskin marries the terrifyingly genius pen work of James Braithwaite with masterful digital illustration by Alex Kurina, resulting in a spell-binding vessel for Lennon's boundless wit, and timeless message."

Though not a fan of Lennon for his utopian political ambition and what he was the animation looks distinctive and unique in its own way. Lennon in his mild Scouse accent spoke about what length the people could do collectively to achieve peace, the rest of the Beatles (amazingly he missed his closest friend Paul instead talked about George) and the message in his music.
A visionary message to say the least, very creatively narrated and this legendary interview was done by a determined 14 years old!!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Do we have any lifeline?

"NASA scientists have discovered enormous underground reservoirs of frozen water on Mars, away from its polar caps, in the latest sign that life might be sustainable on the Red planet."

whoaa, this is real opportunity. Let's setup a Mars real estate company.Soon the earth will face the devastation due to green house effect, wars between our own kinds and what nots. The land in Mars will appreciate exponentially in only a year time if Mars is sustainable for the Earthlings.

Our own natural reserves will dwindle. The air in 50 years time from now may greatly lack in quality compared to what we have now. Water? We will have water with a little percent of toxic waste in the future (Don't worry we will have our own place to chatter and drink coffee in our own mutant league lounge.)

And the best reason to bid goodbye to planet earth is the global warming and green house effect.

Lets have a methane shower in Mars. Bring all of our own livestock (quasi- Noah and the ark) and become the first Adams and Eves of Mars.

If only that is going to happen.

read the full report here

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Woman you may want to avoid... or men you may want to avoid

As this was taken from a guys dating guide women may want to change the "she", "her", "women" and so on to "he", "his", "men" and so on...


1) She falls in love too fast.

When a woman advances WAY faster than most women do, watch out. It may not mean you're "lucky",it may just mean you're dealing with a psycho. Watch out for her either dominating your life completely or falling out of love with you just as fast as the saying goes "Easy come easy go"

2) She treats her family badly...

If she doesnt mind screaming at her mama and call her an old bag then you can expect more screaming and name-calling at you.

3) She likes to blame the world.

Enough dealing with a wet blanket. If a woman blames the world for everything
that happens to her instead of taking responsibility for her actions, you can be sure there'll be lots of drama in your life if you start dating her. Cut the connection before you even start and avoid the "pessimism" flu

4) She's on drugs.

Drugs are bad and will mess up a woman's mind and body, period. Don't get mixed up with the intention of being a lover to help out a junkie. It may cost your wonderful life. Let rehab do their job and you stay away from smackhead.

5) She's an alcoholic.

It's okay to date an ex-alcoholic who's been clean for a few years, but it is NOT okay to date a woman (or man) who is still an alcoholic.

6) She hangs out with the wrong crowd.

You can judge a person's character by looking at theirchoice of friends. So if your new girlfriend hangs around with the wrong crowd, watch out.

7) She plays mind games from the start.

If you can "sense" a woman is playing mind games with you, chances are, she is.
Stay away...or there'll be a lot of drama and hurt feelings...potentially on BOTH

8) Her income and living space do not justify the lifestyle she has.

A little surprised that she can afford all the nice clothes and makeup when she lives
in a hole or works at a coffee shop? It's a sign that she's a gold digger and has at least one
other man out there who is supporting her.

Always be cautious about women who lifestyles do not match with their income or
home. Even if she is NOT a gold digger, you don't want a woman who maxes out your credit
on handbags and fancy gowns when youget married. (Yes - there are many people
out there who live on credit. NOT good!)

9) Her stories don't match up.

Do her stories seem to not match up? Watch out? She could be a chronic liar.

10) Your friends tell you there are things wrong with the woman.

Friends are usually less-biased than you are since they are not in love with your
girl. If everybody starts telling you how they think your new girlfriend is a slut or a
manipulative bitch, it's time to take a step back and see why they feel that way.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

culture preservation vs animal wefare

A gory scene like this could only be seen in Faroe Island. 950 or so long finned Pilot whales will be killed annually here, mainly during summer as part of their grindadrĂ¡p festival (Pilot whale slaughter).

In this small island, maybe they have had enough of kinky bubble party so they seek for adrenaline-pumping fun activities like this.

Most Faroese consider the hunt an important part of their culture and history but animal rights group as usual hit back by claiming that the hunt is unnecessary and cruel.

Well, I don't bother as long there is ongoing project by the authorities to ensure that the population of the species will not be threatened in near future. For Faroese I dont think they will care as long they could happily whaling while sing along to the chorus line *"Raske drenge, grind at dræbe det er vor lyst"

*Strong young lads, to kill the grind that's our joy