Saturday, April 30, 2011

One Hat To Rule Them All

Star Wars: The Old Republic Sith Warrior Progression Trailer

Jesus Saves

Tsunami Trolling

Couple of guys having some fun and making a pretty good point about trolling.

/hat Tip to Magghie Tzu.

Simone de Beauvoir


All the idols made by man, however terrifying they may be, are in point of fact subordinate to him, and that is why he will always have it in his power to destroy them.
Simone de Beauvoir

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Risk


And then the day came
when the risk
to remain tight
in a bud
was more painful
than the risk
it took
to blossom

Attributed to Anais Nin

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Happy Birthday, David Hume!


"Be a philosopher but, amid all your philosophy be still a man."

And sport a jaunty hat!

John Muir Quote


Take a course in good water and air; and in the eternal youth of Nature you may renew your own. Go quietly, alone; no harm will befall you.
John Muir

Monday, April 25, 2011

Happy Bat-Day!


On this day in 1939, Detective Comics introduced Batman for the first time.

Norman Maclean Quote


"Something within fishermen tries to make fishing into a world perfect and apart - I don't know what it is or where, because sometimes it is in my arms and sometimes in my throat and sometimes nowhere in particular except somewhere deep. Many of us probably would be better fishermen if we did not spend so much time watching and waiting for the world to become perfect."
Norman Maclean

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

He is Risen


And when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint Him.

And very early in the morning on the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulcher at the rising of the sun.

And they said among themselves, "Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulcher?"

And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away, for it was very large.

And entering into the sepulcher, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were frightened.

And he said unto them, "Be not afraid. Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He is risen! He is not here. Behold the place where they laid Him.

But go your way. Tell His disciples and Peter that He goeth before you into Galilee. There shall ye see Him, as He said unto you."

And they went out quickly and fled from the sepulcher, for they trembled and were amazed; neither said they any thing to any man, for they were afraid. (Mark 16)

Even the Bunny Knows!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Schopenhauer Quote


Every parting gives a foretaste of death, every reunion a hint of the resurrection.
Arthur Schopenhauer

Friday, April 22, 2011

Resurrection: Rob Bell

Something hipstery and tripstery to kick off this Easter weekend....

Edward Abbey Quote


The missionaries go forth to Christianize the savages - as if the savages weren't dangerous enough already.
Edward Abbey

Wishing All a Peaceful and Reflective Good Friday


Love always involves responsibility, and love always involves sacrifice. And we do not really love Christ unless we are prepared to face His task and to take up His Cross.
William Barclay

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Little Thor

Here's a little Thor for Thor's Day!

Charlotte Bronte Quote


"Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity, or registering wrongs. We are, and must be, one and all, burdened with faults in this world; but the time will soon come when, I trust, we shall put them off in putting off our corruptible bodies; when debasement and sin will fall from us with this cumbrous frame of flesh, and only the spark of the spirit will remain, -the impalpable principle of life and thought, pure as when it left the Creator to inspire the creature: whence it came it will return; perhaps again to be communicated to some being higher than man -perhaps to pass through gradations of glory, from the pale human soul to brighten to the seraph! Surely it will never, on the contrary, be suffered to degenerate from man to fiend? No; I cannot believe that: I hold another creed; which no-one ever taught me, and which I seldom mention; but in which I delight, and to which I cling; for it extends hope to all: it makes Eternity a rest -a mighty home, not a terror and an abyss. Besides, with this creed, I can so clearly distinguish between the criminal and his crime; I can so sincerely forgive the first while I abhor the last: with this creed revenge never worries my heart, degradation never too deeply disgusts me, injustice never crushes me too low: I live in calm, looking to the end."

Charlotte Bronte

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Ayn Rand

America's abundance was not created by public sacrifices to the common good, but by the productive genius of free men who pursued their own personal interests and the making of their own private fortunes. – Ayn Rand

Monday, April 18, 2011

Have a Happy Passover



"Passover affirms the great truth that liberty is the inalienable right of every human being." Morris Joseph

Arthur Miller


Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.
Arthur Miller

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Happy Pussy Willow Sunday!


From wikipedia: "In Latvia, Palm Sunday is called "Pussy Willow Sunday", and pussy willows - symbolizing new life - are blessed and distributed to the faithful. Children are often woken that morning with ritualistic swats of a willow branch. People also catch each other and spank each other with the branches."

Blessed Palm Sunday

John Calvin


“There is not one blade of grass, there is no color in this world that is not intended to make us rejoice”
John Calvin

Friday, April 15, 2011

Sri Ramana Maharshi


Wanting to reform the world without discovering one's true self is like trying to cover the world with leather to avoid the pain of walking on stones and thorns. It is much simpler to wear shoes.
Sri Ramana Maharshi

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Mother Night


We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Happy Birthday, Thomas Jefferson


Difference of opinion is advantageous in religion. The several sects perform the office of a Censor morum over each other. Is uniformity attainable? Millions of innocent men, women, and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, fined, imprisoned; yet we have not advanced one inch towards uniformity. What has been the effect of coercion? To make one half the world fools, and the other half hypocrites. To support roguery and error all over the earth. Let us reflect that it is inhabited by a thousand millions of people. That these profess probably a thousand different systems of religion. That ours is but one of that thousand. That if there be but one right, and ours that one, we should wish to see the 999 wandering sects gathered into the fold of truth. But against such a majority we cannot effect this by force. Reason and persuasion are the only practicable instruments. To make way for these, free enquiry must be indulged; and how can we wish others to indulge it while we refuse it ourselves?

Benjamin Franklin


Hear reason, or she'll make you feel her.
Benjamin Franklin

Medical Marijuana by Drew Carey and Reason.tv

The Battle of New Orleans - Lego Video

Sandy Springs, Georgia: The City that Outsourced Everything

Fascinating!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Frédéric Bastiat


There are people who think that plunder loses all its immorality as soon as it becomes legal. Personally, I cannot imagine a more alarming situation. – Frédéric Bastiat

Monday, April 11, 2011

William Lane Craig vs Sam Harris - Is the Foundation of Morality Natural or Supernatural?

Easily...

John Mayer - Tracing - (Cover by The Towers)

Another sweet rendition from Pablo and Diego -- The Towers.

Quote From "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress"


A rational anarchist believes that concepts, such as "state" and "society" and "government" have no existence save as physically exemplified in the acts of self-responsible individuals. He believes that it is impossible to shift blame, share blame, distribute blame ... as blame, guilt, responsibility are matters taking place inside human beings singly and nowhere else. But being rational, he knows that not all individuals hold his evaluations, so he tries to live perfectly in an imperfect world ... aware that his efforts will be less than perfect yet undismayed by self-knowledge of self-failure. Robert Heinlein

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The Towers

I know these two guys and they are quite talented:


Thomas Sowell


The welfare state is the oldest con game in the world. First you take people's money away quietly, and then you give some of it back to them flamboyantly. – Thomas Sowell

Monday, April 4, 2011

Martin Luther King, Jr


A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on the installment plan.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Governator - First Trailer

This from the "I can't believe this isn't THE ONION Department"

Sunday, April 3, 2011

"Thundercats" Trailer From WONDERCON 2011

Kinda cheesy and kinda cool at the same time:

William Barclay


The only victory love can enjoy is the day when its offer of love is answered by the return of love. The only possible final triumph is a universe loved by God and in love with God! –William Barclay

Thor - TV Spot #4 "Power of Thunder"

It's all coming together...Avengers Assemble!