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Schrödinger's Cat is not dead.

Also, be sure to visit Julian Beever's page for such wonderful pavement drawings as this )


And no, this picture isn't moving )



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Even in our sleep, pain which cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, until, in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom through the awful grace of God.


Dragon in the dark,
Your eyes move across the stars,
Your breath moves the moon.

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Now, when I went back to Florida this past December, my brother (the wonderful soul that he is) got me hooked on Studio 60 and the Sunset Strip.  Since my television is good only for watching movies, I rely instead on the wonderful powers of online episodes to get my fix.  These are hosted on the NBC.com site for a few weeks, before they vanish into the ether.  Now, I'm sure that I could look up and find out when the next episode is going to be aired, but it's amusing to me to check back in on the site every now and again, just to see if they've updated (which they haven't for a few weeks, the bastards).  While there, I stumbled across the first full episode of Thank God You're Here (which I posted about awhile ago.  I wouldn't find the link, but I don't really care).  Now, it's actually supposed to air tonight at 9pm, so I don't know if someone just messed up or what, but it's online.  Because I like to share my thoughts with people, I will be doing much the same as I did for the Oscars and liveblogging these (meaning that I'll update this periodically, as watch).  Yes, it's all under the cut to save your flists.

So, without further ado, I present the first episode of Thank God You're Here

Which Could Never be as Great as Whose Line ) Watch it online. Skip to the parts you want. Ignore the rest. I'm going to bed now, good night, and good luck.
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In the little less than an hour left of 4 April, I thought I should mention this as I haven't seen it anywhere else.

On this day in 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assinated.  Now, this was shocking and tramatic for many people, but what is particuarily interesting is that he was killed a year to the hour after the end of his Beyond Vietnam: Breaking the Silence speech.  He was very much opposed to the Vietnam "conflict", and this generated major outcry against him (including Time magazine calling the speech "demagogic slander that sounded like a script for Radio Hanoi," and the Washington Post declaring that King had "diminished his usefulness to his cause, his country, his people").  The transcript, and audio file, of this speech can be found here.  If you choose to listen to it, be warned that it is about an hour long.

Now, when MLK was assinated, Robert Kennedy was campaning for President of the United States.  He arrived in Indiana and was told the news, hours before he was supposed to give a speech.  Police advised against making his apperance that night, but he chose to do so anyway.  Once on stage, Kennedy broke the news of MLK's death to a crowd that loved him dearly, and you can hear everyone go silent.  Kennedy spoke of what MLK's death would mean to the country, and to the people.  He included poetry, which I now give to you.


My favorite poet was Aeschylus.  He once wrote: "Even in our sleep, pain which cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, until, in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom through the aweful grace of God."

You can find the audio and full transcript of this speech here.

Ooops

Mar. 2nd, 2007 09:30 am
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So, Switzerland accidentally invaded Liechtenstein.  God, I love how smart people are.

Also, Alaska had a pretty show recently.  Picture under cut.



Preeeety )
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Just saw Donnie Darko. Loved it. Laughed at Frank so much. Fell in love with Gary Jules "Mad World". Was amused that Drew Barrymore had her own makeup artist and hair stylist. Wished for more infro on Middlesex school, and why that physic discussion could have had the teacher fired.
Also, maybe there is fanfiction for how the rest of the town behaved after Donnie died. Will have to look into this.





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