Sunday, June 24, 2007

Bilbo Baggins & Wendell Berry Cousins?

Did you know that Hobbits are from Kentucky?
This post by Fred Sanders has finally confirmed my suspicions that Wendell Berry is part Hobbit. So, the question now is, do I have to move to Kentucky to experience the good life?

Blog Discovery

I've discovered a great Christian philosophy blog, thanks to Derek at A Thinker's Progress. You can check it out via a great post concerning philosophy of time. In this post, Alan Rhoda asks whether the Special Theory of Relativity poses any real problems for the A-theory of time. I know, I know, you're chomping at the bit, right? Whoa there, Sea Biscuit!
Friday, June 15, 2007

The Sith Hate Cell Phones

I wish I had Vader's power.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Rorty's Death

Bill Valicella pays an appropriate tribute to "philosopher" Richard Rorty, who passed away on June 10. This is worth a read.
Monday, June 11, 2007

The Sweet Tea Line

When I lived in Atlanta, Chick-fil-A was one of my favorite places to go, good book (or Good Book) in hand, and sit in the presence of the Lord. I reclined at a booth, savoring both the sweet fellowship of Jesus, and the sweet tea. I wasn't a coffee drinker in those days, so free refills on tea was as good as it got. Then I moved to Kansas. Needless to say, it was a big disappointment when I visited Chick-fil-A and found, to my horror, that I had migrated north of the dreaded Sweet Tea Line. Check out the link for a clever bit of cultural geography.

I propose that another cultural geographer should undertake the plotting of a "Boiled Peanut Line." I know for certain that it is somewhere north of Atlanta and south of Chicago. I discovered this in 1991, when I attended my first Chicago Cubs game at historic Wrigley Field. Walking toward the stadium, through the throng of street vendors, I couldn't find boiled peanuts anywhere! I panicked. How could I watch a baseball game without boiled peanuts? We might as well omit the seventh inning stretch! Of course, until then, I had never watched a game anywhere but Fulton County Stadium (may it rest in peace).
(Hat Tip to Evangelical Outpost)
Friday, June 01, 2007

Michel Gondry Solves a Rubiks Cube with his Feet

Watch this one first! Michel Gondry, a French Academy Award winning screenwriter, film, commercial, and music video director, is one of the most innovative commercial artists of his generation. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind was his second feature film and remains one of the most moving comedies of the decade. Hat Tip: Evangelical Outpost

How Michel Gondry Did It

Don't watch this until you've watched the first video.

Michel Gondry Solves a Rubiks Cube with his Nose

Watch this one last of all. Prepare to LAUGH!!