The mystery of “Rahul” finally solved: http://tinyurl.com/yjwtbae
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Hey anyone seen the movie Twilight Samurai(2002)? I generally look at imdb user ratings, rottentomatoes’ review ratings and the wiki article on the film when deciding on watching a random movie on TV. While browsing channels the other day, this Japanese movie came up and I was soon engrossed in it and didn’t bother to check the ratings out. I loved the film. It was indeed a classic.
I agree with an imdb reviewer who called this movie “A Samurai flick Jane Austen would love”.
Mozart and copyright
“The copyright extremists have a myopic view of the issue that would stifled the creativity of the Mozarts of the past. Funny that the great composer would be cited as supposed support for such a myopic and regressive approach to intellectual property.”
Hi Grafers, been traveling lately in a third world country with little access to decent internet. Derek, heath and Ed thanks for your responses to Oprah-Chopra article. I wanted to share my thoughts on Orac and Chopra, but I think I better give it a rest. I want to share some thoughts about Sarah Palin, but I quit that thought.
Here’s something I just read that I like to share:
“the sorrow of a rose” by annaruiz
the sorrow of a rose
in her thorns
she makes peace
with the blood-red sun
how the sunlight
trickles with tears.
Although the imagery is cliched, this poem works for me. I think the power of this poem lies in the brilliant way in which the (cliched)imagery of the rose is connected with the (cliched)imagery of the ‘finger pointing to the moon’.
P.S. Steve Toth, from the comment thread:
“When winter comes
roses lose their blossoms
but hang on
to their thorns”
a distant storm
the city noise drowns out
what thunder there is
all i hear is the train
and flashes so bright
even the city lights
can’t blind them out
this street reminds me of Philly
and a cheesy mural
painted on the big garage door
of the piano warehouse
where we rehearse
his one man show
captivating and inspired
but out the window
and the corner of my eye
the rumble of the city
a storm passes by
“If you lend someone £20, and never see that person again; it was probably worth it.”
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Orac at Science blogs takes Deepak Chopra to task one more time after Chopra’s recent column criticizing NEWSWEEK’s brilliant cover article on Oprah promoting quackery on her show, “There is, however, one person who may cause Oprah a bit of trouble. Ironically, it’s one of her staunchest supporters. Indeed, it’s someone we’ve met many times before on this blog, and he’s outraged that NEWSWEEK would be so mean to Oprah. Indeed, I’m referring to a man for whom I once coined a term to describe his mystical, magical, pseudoscientific New Age blather. Oprah, meet Chopra. Deepak Chopra, that is. Again.”:
The mind is a chatter-box, the clatter of a cartwheel on cobbled streets, the clicking of a slow train, going over points as duality rails, so, mind the gap, when arriving at the station.
Truth is just the ticket to ride. Nothing stands still 😉
As a gardener, my mind reminds me of a cauliflower…..virtually 🙂
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Okay, so I’ve been a busy little artist.
Here is my youtube channel.
or you can just type in “derek alderman” in the the search bar.
More stuff to come……..
Non-local communication: what do you think about it?
Any of you guys visiting Intent? Haven’t been there for some time. What’s going on there?
I think I should put a message out there in the openthread (an account I created after IB closed down) but I haven’t posted a new OT in at least a month.Many members joined in the conversations then. LPB had a OT going on for a while too, and then there was someone posting “theopenthread.”
Hello all, this is Scott from intentblog. Good to find you here — my pleasure to join you — under heather’s tree, looking forward for your contributions and conversations here at Grafetti.
Thats how it will be now on. My way is the only way!!!! And I haven’t even had a drink yet.
I just might show some courage and change my OS so I can comment too! Don’t bet on it though. 🙂
You both seem almost on target Heath and Ed, on the waffling bit. Its just that maybe if you appreciated the miniscule shift in paradigm which is really an off centric parabolic type – once you factor that in the whole thing takes off. I think the secret of success for this whole gigantic overload on the brain is to get that one basic faultline retored to its original owners.
Have a waffle.
An editorial in the Indian Express of 20 Mar. Its on the national rural employyment guarantee act which I have read, reread and then read some more and am none the wiser. Appropriately headlined:
“Digging a hole.
…..Yes, the core competence of the act is expanding rural employment (and acting as an automatic, counter-cyclical macro economic stabiliser in these diffcult times), and the fact that some of the assets being created aren’t quite as useful as they could be has been much discussed in the past and eventually dismissed as, in the end, not really the scheme’s main thrust.” There is more …..
I know it makes sense, I’m just wondering to whom?
One comment fits all.
No.1. Heath, Im sure its an IE problem but as I explained earlier, there are others using this comp. who are loathe to change. I don’t have the guts or authority to tell them to take a flying jump. There are some who simply must be obeyed. 🙂 I do, I do, I do.
No.2. Dear Ed, don’t let an Indian politician in here. One was caught on video kissing a fistfull of notes (bribe) proclaiming ” Money sure isn’t God, but it isn’t lesser either.” This gentleman sees no difference between love, money or God. Isn’t that a happy state to be in? Incidentally that was the last we heard of him and thats about 4 years now.
No. 3 Hey UT, did I ever tell you that your comments bring an instant smile 🙂
No 4. Heath, Sabu’s blog is a fun place.
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Love nor money
I feel that a Creator’s Love is All-pervading, the very glue that holds our Universe and Us together.
It bothers me, in general terms, that we should hitch a ride on Love to make a relative affluence of fame and fortune, whilst a huge proportion of our brothers and sisters are spiritually starved.
May I suggest, we are here on Earth to make (fulfil) Love, not money. Money can ‘freeze’ Love, so that, like a glacier, it flows quite imperceptably. Only the warming of individual hearts towards each other can induce the thaw and set Love flowing among the collective whole. Money, if then a facilitating tool, can flow at Love’s own warm pace and be the true symbol of Love’s quickening.
To each their warming hearts, never to forget, in our impatient judging, that it is not over until the fat lady SINGS!!
What a Fat Lady Mother Earth is!
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Starting a topic is easy Heath. But I sure can’t make any comments yet. That is bugging me no end. If every comment of mine becomes a post, I am certainly going to be creating one big unholy mess. But don’t boot me just yet, a miracle may yet happen.