The “Axe Cop”:http://axecop.com/ comic strip is deeply, deeply weird–as you might expect given the author is 5. The movie is astonishingly good at capturing that weirdness–that sense of things just happening one after another with no actual, err, plot–and even a lot of the visual style of the original.
Look at it this way, it couldn’t possibly be worse than the upcoming _Green Lantern_ film is likely to be.
It doesn’t surprise me in the least to find that Ayn Rand abandoned her principles when the time came that they were truly tested–many, perhaps most, people would do the same.
The thing that annoys me is that she, and her followers, would actively seek to deny others the same option of which she took advantage, justifying it with a “philosophy” suited only to tedious jeremiads masquerading as novels.
“Read it and weep”:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-ford/ayn-rand-and-the-vip-dipe_b_792184.html.
Who knows if this will ever go anywhere to speak of, but it’s an interesting idea of how you might arrive at distributed social network.
“Check out the spec”:http://open.buddycloud.com/.
I still can’t read this short bit of rumination without feeling shivers down my spine. I can’t speak it aloud without a hitch in my voice. “Go read it all”:http://slacktivist.typepad.com/slacktivist/2009/06/wanderlustwarning-sign.html, and think about how anything–[*anything*]!–can challenge you to dig deeper.
bq. Strip away pretension, propriety, insecurity, fear and the bills you have to pay.
bq. A foundation principle of creative thinking & problem solving is this: _unless we are able to hold two contradictory positions simultaneously, solutions will escape us_.
— “Robert Fripp”:http://www.dgmlive.com/diaries.htm?artist=&show=&member=3&entry=18743
Love, grief and money cannot be concealed.
— Patrick O’Brian, in _H.M.S. Surprise_
bq. Awareness is a more powerful tool than effort.
— Hannah Byrum