Sunday, June 29, 2008

Sebastien Tellier, The Legend, The Frenchman

I came across this song while I was in Italy and instantly loved it. Not only is music interesting and unique, but the video is hilarious. If only we could all be so handsome. The song is called divine and is off the album sexuality. Check it out for yourself.

Update: It was just made known to me through wikipedia that this album is a meditation on love making and the artist has directed his listeners to only partake in this album by candlelight. A novel idea, but he is alienating his daytime consumers.

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Pirates of Mountain Springs Retirement Center

I really don't have a whole lot to say about this picture other than it is important for you to see it in all of its glory. Pirates IV: Jack escapes the home.

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Which Clockwise Is It?

Here is an interesting animation* of what appears to be a spinning woman. Take a close look at it. What direction is she spinning when you look at it. Clockwise or counter-clockwise? According to some the direction in which you see the woman spinning hints and whether you are "right-brained" (artistic, philosophic, emotional, etc...) or "left brained" (logic driven, pays attention to detail, scientific, etc...)

Clockwise = more right brained
Counter-clockwise = more left brained

I am not so sure about this interpretation, but I will leave the judgment call to you.

After looking at this a few times you may be able to see the woman spinning in both directions. Click "Read More" for a hint for seeing it go counter-clockwise if you initially see it rotating clockwise.

Try focusing on the direction her shadow is moving and slowly direct your gaze up towards her body. You may see her go counter for a sec and then lose it. After a couple glances you should be able to "control" her direction.

*borrowed from the Sunday Herald

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Brief Intermission

Well, I was hoping to have something posted about the ridiculous things that happened on my Italy trip, but I decided to wait for the journal entries. Megan has yet to give the journal back to me, so I have opted for the lazy route and decided to wait for those entries rather than rewriting everything. In the meantime I have a few interesting/strange things for you to take a look at.

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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Where to Begin

It has been a long while since I last posted here and so much has happened since that last post that I am having trouble deciding what to say first. Lets begin with some obvious good news; I am alive. Why is that news? Well, you may or may not have known, but I spent last 3 weeks traveling around Italy. This trip was 2/3 wonderful with all the accoutrements of a great, mind-expanding trip. The other 1/3, however, was a nightmarish experience that I am only glad I was able to walk away from with a small scar.
I will describe both with pictures and language as best I can, but nothing I write can even come close to the experiences I had on this trip. I jotted down a few entries in a journal while I was in Italy and I'll post them up once I can find it.

PS: I found this picture on a site that says we must "prepare for end times, have you made your decision yet." (I put the fractions, they weren't insinuating that you can pop into thirds and enjoy heaven and hell).

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