This cat might need to lay off the ‘nip.
despite the typical animosity a yankees fan normally feels toward the Red Socks, I have to admit,
Today we are all Boston fans!
When America stands together, America stands strong!
I’ve recently been forced to use a mac for work.
“forced”, you say?
yes, forced but that’s a whole other story. The point is I have needed to discover apps to replace long-time favorite windows programs that perform specific functions. For example, irfanview isn’t available for mac. Xee is the best bulk image viewer for mac that I’ve discovered so far.
I’m a long time winamp user and if it wasn’t obvious from the name, there is no winamp for mac. I’d rather not use the apple music store (known as itunes) since I buy all my mp3’s from amazon. I’ve found a music library management app / player that I like and would highly recommend called Songbird.
and they have both windows and mac versions, so you don’t have to be forced to use a mac to check it out :-)
My new favorite clip.
“Inner peace, you’re goin’ down!”
Identity is a fluid thing that changes as we learn more about ourselves and the universe around us, but we are in control of those changes. If you are not controlling it, then someone else is. If someone else is controlling your identity, then the question is what are they getting out of it?
Here is a beautiful example of how we control our own identity from the movie “Dogma”, in a dialog between the characters Bethany (the last scion) and The Metatron (an archangel who acts as the voice of God because the actual voice of God is so powerful it would destroy a human form were you to actually hear it.)
[Bethany has just found out that she is the last descendant of Jesus]:
Bethany: [crying] I don’t want this. It’s too big.
Metatron: That’s what Jesus said. I had to tell him. You can imagine how that hurt the Father, that one word from his lips would destroy the Son’s frail human body. So, I had to tell a scared child who wanted nothing more than to play with other children that he was God’s only son, and that it meant a life of persecution and eventual crucifixion at the hands of the very people he had come to enlighten and redeem. He begged me to take it all back. He begged me to make it all not true. And I’ll let you in on something, Bethany. It’s something I’ve never told anyone before. If I had the power, I would have. It’s unfair. It’s unfair to ask a child to shoulder that responsibility, and it’s unfair to ask you to do the same. I sympathize, I do. I wish I could take it all back. But I can’t. This is who you are.
Bethany: [miserable] Everything I am is a lie.
Metatron: No, no, no! Knowing what you now know doesn’t make you any less who you were. You are Bethany Sloane — no one can take that away from you, not even God. All this means is a new definition of that identity. Be who you’ve always been. Just be this as well… from time to time.
Bethany: [chuckles mirthlessly] I guess this mean no more cheating on my taxes.
Metatron: [smiles]To say the least.
I am so glad someone made this cuz I’ve always wondered how the movement of the solar system might look as a whole….
BUT LOOK HOW EPIC THE SOLAR SYSTEM IS GUYS
In which the solar system is a bunch of utterly sloshed planets trying to play tag with the sun, who is getting real tired of this shit.
If this is accurate, it’s TOTALLY COOL! if not, it’s just plain cool.
What my friend asked: What’s Doctor Who about?
What I said: It’s about an alien named “The Doctor” who travels though time in a spaceship that looks like a police telephone box, who saves people and other aliens with the help of his companions and a tool called a “sonic screwdriver.”
What I meant: IT’S ABOUT FRIENDSHIP AND BRAVERY AND LOVE AND LOSS, AND LIFE AND DEATH AND FORGIVENESS AND GUILT, AND BEING HUMAN AND BEING LESS THAN HUMAN AND SOMETIMES A BIT MORE THAN HUMAN, SKILL AND INTELLECT AND SOMETIMES A LITTLE BIT OF LUCK, FINDING THE EXTRAORDINARY IN THE SEEMINGLY ORDINARY, LOOKING UP AT THE NIGHT SKY AND REALIZING YOU’RE PART OF AN IMPOSSIBLY BEAUTIFUL AND MYSTERIOUS UNIVERSE AND THAT YOU DON’T KNOW ALL THE ANSWERS NO MATTER HOW CLEVER YOU ARE. IT’S ABOUT LOOKING INSIDE YOURSELF AND REALIZING YOU’RE FAR GREATER THAN THE EXTERNAL CONDITIONS OF YOUR LIFE: YOU’RE NOT A SHOPGIRL, YOU’RE NOT A SUCCESSFUL MEDICAL DOCTOR, YOU’RE NOT A TEMP, YOU’RE NOT A LITTLE GIRL WHO NEEDS TO GROW UP OR A BOY THAT THINKS THE LOVE OF HIS LIFE COULD HAVE DONE BETTER. YOU’RE THE MOST IMPORTANT PERSON IN CREATION AND AT THE SAME TIME YOU’RE THE MOST INSIGNIFICANT THING IN THE WORLD, AND HAVING THE ABILITY TO CHOOSE BETWEEN THE TWO AT ANY GIVEN TIME IS FANTASTIC. IT’S ABOUT EMBRACING YOUR INNER DARKNESS SO THAT YOU CAN STAND IN THE LIGHT OF YOUR TRUTH. IT’S ABOUT HAVING THE GUTS TO DO WHAT’S RIGHT EVEN WHEN EVERYONE ELSE JUST RUNS AWAY.
absolute perfection. i don’t believe the concept of Doctor Who has ever been expressed better, or ever will be.
THIS IS WHY I LOVE ELEMENTARY
INSTEAD OF THE PUNCHLINE OF THE JOKE BEING “LOL SHE’S ON HER PERIOD” THE PUNCHLINE OF THE JOKE IS HER CALLING HIM OUT AND TELLING HIM HE’S AN ASS
I THINK THIS IS THE FIRST. FUCKING. TIME. I’VE SEEN A SHOW CALL SOMEONE OUT ON THE “WELL CLEARLY IT’S YOUR PERIOD AND THAT’S WHY YOU’RE UPSET” AND CALLS IT EXACTLY WHAT IT IS
I am reblogging this to my main and side blog because fucking yes
I need to watch Elementary.
still not as good as Sherlock. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherlock_(TV_series)