Friday, May 21, 2010

A Non-Rant Rant, If You Will

5 Things That Make Me Angry

(In no particular order)
  1. The fact that people are more angry about the fact that they have to "press 1 for English" than they are about the fact that there are people in this world without the resources to legally lift themselves out of poverty.
  2. The fact that making a profit will always be more important than helping other people.
  3. The way the squirrels dig up my plants and sometimes poop on my balcony.
  4. That foreign films rarely get a wide release within the United States; the rest of the world makes good movies too! And not all of them are pretentious.
  5. The two party system.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

In honor of Iron Man II

A random quote from

The Salone dei Cinquecento in Florence's city hall was commissioned to be adorned by a massive two-part artwork composed by perhaps the two greatest artists1 who ever walked the Earth. And the contract was signed by Machiavelli. That's like Batman fighting Superman in a cage match refereed by Iron Man.

1 - Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo

Thursday, May 6, 2010

The Truth Shall Set You Free

PhotobucketToday I turned to my internet friends to settle once and for all a debate I've had with a number of people about the Steven Spielberg directed film Artificial Intelligence: AI.

Some people believed that the entities (in the picture above) were aliens, while I was strongly convinced that they were an advanced mecha, due to their cybernetic design and deep seeded fascination with and knowledge of humanity. Well, it appears I was right. According to Mr. Spielberg:

They are not aliens but state of the art artificial intelligence, robots at the point of perfection. They have created themselves and continue to procreate without mankind on the face of the planet. Now had Stanley directed it, would you still have thought they were aliens?

So, case closed. (Some Googling could've closed this case 9 years ago, but I guess it's more fun to argue about it.)