Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The World

"The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it."

--Karl Marx

Monday, September 29, 2008

Tuesday November 4, 2008

Log onto voteforchange.com to register to vote. The deadline is October 6. Check out the designers of the poster Thunder Dog Studios HERE.

King Tut Exhibit

Left is the 25-foot tall statue of Anubis, who is believed to be a guide and protector for the dead in ancient Egypt. The statue is at the Midway in front of the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas. The Dallas Museum of Art will host the "Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs," which opens October 3. The exhibit will run through May 15, 2009.

Click HERE for more info on the exhibit.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

What Are You Working For? part 2

"All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind."


Aristotle believed that the human soul had a purpose unlike any other thing, which is unique to each individual. If body, mind and soul are all connected, it is vital that all three work in unison. Joy prevails when all three perform together. Aristotle called this the Good Life.

Paid jobs set the mind up for failure. Employees are forced to follow the employer, instead of thinking for themselves. Individuals are so dependent on money that employers have all the power in the relationship, which forces a separation between mind, body and soul. Employees are like lab rats--racing in any direction to find cheese. If cheese is the only thing being chased, the Good Life is never found. Corporations have made this division greater with the McDonaldization of the workplace.

Aristotle said that in order to achieve the Good Life one must find the golden mean. In statistics the mean is the average. In the world gold is a symbol of wealth. Seeking the middle ground between rags and riches will upgrade the mind instead of degrading it. Finding the golden mean is discovering an individual balance and harmony of the mind, body and soul--then the Good Life will come. The Good Life can be realized by grasping the fact that money isn't the only important thing, but doing what you love is.

From Kanye's Blog...

Check out Roadsworth! I like them because I believe art and inspiration is everywhere, even when you're driving down the street--so you have a choice to plug in.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Poo Poo Products

Michael and Tun Flancman turn elephant dung into paper products. They own a gift shop at the Toronto Zoo, Great Elephant Poo Poo Paper Co. They sell journals, photo albums, gift bags, wrapping paper and Christmas ornaments.

The Flancman's want to make our way of life sustainable. They want to make a product from waste and turn it into something useful. Also, they donate a portion of their income to assist elephants.

Read the Forbes article HERE.


"Beware the fury of a patient man."

--John Dryden

Monday, September 22, 2008

Solved Mystery

For the first time in 40 years a historic archeological dig has discovered evidence that Stonehenge was a healing site. Archeologists believe that many would travel from near and far for the power of the blue stones (which were brought after the site was erected). It is believed that the blue stones where brought to the site around 2300BC. Around the site an extraordinary amount of bodies were found, indicating that it was too late for some to be healed.

Apparently, this puts an end to the "mystery" of Stonehenge.

Read more about the discovery here.

Buy Me A Drink

129 college presidents and chancellors have joined the Amethyst Initiative, which advocates that the drinking age should be reduced to 18. The organization believes the current drinking law is comparable to prohibition. They want to put a stop to college "binge" drinking and educate young people on the effects of alcohol.

The National Minimum Drinking Age Act was passed in 1984, but prior to that states adopted their own drinking ages with out penalty. If any state chose a drinking under 21 the federal government would deprive the state 10 percent of their highway funds.

Read the Forbes article here.

Saturday, September 20, 2008


"Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population."

--Albert Einstein

12-Year-Old Changing Energy

William Yuan is a 12-year-old boy from Beaverton, Oregon who is on the way to solving our energy crisis. The epiphany to create a 3D solar cell came to him one day while playing with Legos.

Yuan's new solar cells are capable of absorbing both UV light and visible light in order to harness more energy. The 3D cells, compared to the current 2D cells, will be able to catch 500 times more sunlight.

Read more here.

FDA Standards on GE Animals

On September 18th the FDA released their new standards for genetically engineered food. You can view the guidelines here. The FDA is accepting public comment until November 18.

The only genetically altered animal to reach consumers so far are GloFish.

All animals must be tested and approved by the FDA. GE animals' environmental impact must also be evaluated before approval.

Friday, September 19, 2008

McDonaldize This

The term McDonaldization was term coined by sociologist George Ritzer in his book titled, The McDonaldizaiton of the Workplace. Ritzer used Max Weber's ideas on bureaucracy as a spring board to demonstrate how corporations can affect society.

The book points out that a company cannot have power over it's workers without efficiency, calculability, predictability and control. If any of these four things are missing there can (and will be) a shift in power.

Plan to Workout

"Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness."

--Edward Stanley

Meghan McCain on The Tonight Show

On Wednesday, September 17 Meghan McCain (John McCain's daughter) was on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. She admitted to voting for John Kerry in 2004. Recently, she registered as a Republican as a father's day gift.

Meghan said that she used to be an Independent because she felt it was "more representative of my beliefs."

She's currently blogging for her Dad at McCainBlogette.com.

Age Ain't Nothing But A Number

Ray Moon (#41) is almost 80 years old. He's had prostate issues, open-heart surgery, polio and financial woes. I guess what doesn't kill you makes you stronger.

Picture at Victorian Bodybuilding Championships in Melbourne, Australia. More pics here.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

What Are You Working For?

"All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind."


Guiness Book of World Records

Wow. He's 2 feet, 5.37 inches and she's got the longest legs: 4 feet, 4 inches. More pics here.

Supreme Court Justices

The whole point of the Supreme Court is balance, right?

Soccer Net Recall

MacGregor and Mitre voluntarily recalled an estimated 190,000 soccer goals yesterday. The recall was set into motion by a deadly incident involving a toddler.

The 20-month-old Texas boy got his head stuck in the net and died due to strangulation.

Sadly, the death occurred last year and Regent Sports Corporation continued selling this product until yesterday.

The nets were sold at Wal-Mart, Ace Hardware and other smaller stores nationwide from May 2002 to May 2008.

For additional information, contact Regent Sports at (877) 516-9707 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

  • The MacGregor's model number, 97236, is printed on the assembly instructions. Its UPC code, 029807972365, is printed on the net's packaging.

  • The Mitre soccer goal is model number 89186, printed on the assembly instructions; UPC code number: 029807891864.
  • Nets manufactured after April 2007 with 4 inch-by-4 inch square openings are not included in the recall.

Jewish Roc Boyz

"Jay's like the Moses of this thing..."

Deconstructing Jay-Z: Losing My Religion from jeff on Vimeo.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Can't Tell Me Nothin

Gotta love Kanye and Zach Galifianakis...absorb it

Cover Girl

Ten years ago our society wasn't ready for Ellen DeGeneres. Now, Cover Girl thinks she's beautiful. It's marvelous that Ellen's 50-year-old face will will be plastered all over Cover Girl advertisements. The modern day evolution of defining beautiful.

I Love This Quote

"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."
--Friedrich Nietzsche


UpsideDown house in Trassenheide, Germany. Built to give people the opportunity to see the world differently.


Waffles are good for the brain