joaquin phoenix and the futility of celebrity
(with all due respect to Mr. Phoenix, and the celebrity community of course, many of whom I count as dear friends)
If you are offended easily, avoid this blog. Its about my personal and ongoing journey into atheism. The opinions expressed are thus entirely my own and not those of any employer, client, friend, or associate of mine.
Tree Kyomoon: "its the altazimuth quaternion sir. Im going to need more money."
Tree Kyomoon: "we are in danger of going cartesian"
Morgaine Dinova: 3D. Whereas quats aren't 3D, that's how they get around gimble lock by using a 4th dimension
Tree Kyomoon: "our dimensions are in need of upsizing to avoid gimble lock...thats going to triple the budget"
Tony: can you astral project?
Tree: I can imagine im in space, or something if that is astral projecting then yes and I can bend spoons with my hands!"
Tony: do you see a silver chord attaching you to the earth?
Tree: no usually im just floating free...sometimes Im a pilot of a super cool styrofoam airplane
Tony: now its important that you dont come to resent the "sources of stress" but try to detach yourself from them and deal with them logically, as if you are someone else controlling a body.
"I think Second Life is a good analogy for that...think of your body as an avatar and use your mental "alt zoom" to look down on the situation and then you can see the solutions better." -Tree Kyomoon
usually its better to let smarter people do the talking. I will heed that advice for today!
". . . imagine a puddle waking up one morning and thinking, 'This is an interesting world I find myself in, an interesting hole I find myself in, fits me rather neatly, doesn't it? In fact it fits me staggeringly well, must have been made to have me in it!' This is such a powerful idea that as the sun rises in the sky and the air heats up and as, gradually, the puddle gets smaller and smaller, it's still frantically hanging on to the notion that everything's going to be alright, because this world was meant to have him in it, was built to have him in it; so the moment he disappears catches him rather by surprise. I think this may be something we need to be on the watch out for."-Douglas Adams
"In an infinite universe, aren't we an INEVITABLE eventuality?"-source unknown
"Religion convinced the world that there's an invisible man in the sky who watches everything you do. And there's 10 things he doesn't want you to do or else you'll go to a burning place with a lake of fire until the end of eternity. But he loves you ... and he needs money! He's all powerful, but he can't seem to hold on to a few bucks."-George Carlin
If you take specific verses, sentences, or phrases, then yes, they can very well make sense if placed in a completely different context.
Do you believe that that the above statement is in any way ridiculous? Is it
irrelevant? Is it a raving of any kind? Is its source guided by the phases of
the moon? Perhaps you feel that someone who thinks a wise men listening to
advice is something that should commit a person to be restrained and placed in