Thursday, April 28, 2011
"The lives of three of these philosophers overlapped somewhat in both time and place. But which of the following could not possibly have met any of the others?
Your answer: Cicero
Socrates, Plato and Aristotle all lived in Athens in the 4th century BC. Plato was a student of Socrates and wrote much about his tutor's life, while Aristotle studied under Plato. Aristotle was 15 years old when Socrates was sentenced to death, so while their connection was indirect it is possible they could have crossed paths. Cicero, on the other hand, while a keen student of Greek philosophy, lived more than two hundred years later in Rome." - Online Trivia
Friday, April 08, 2011
I got free tickets to DEVO and Penn and Teller this month. DEVO has an amazing stage show as great as ever with large video graphics on screen behind them on stage. They were innovators
of video music back at the start of videos on cable TV. A good show to catch if you are still in the area to see them.
Also, I saw the Penn and Teller show last night! Very controversial. I mostly like them because of their 9-11 episode. However, I feel they did not go far enough to depict the searing and boiling hatred many Americans, like myself, feel towards the American government and military due to 9-11 and it's aftermath. People may not like what they have to say, but there is such a thing as freedom of speech they are defending. If you just watched a documentary on public TV on government issues, people would all fall to sleep. Mix in a bit of comedy, magic, and charisma and the message actually gets to people. I am glad I got to see it firsthand.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Sadly, I gained 15 pounds when I could NOT work out due to being sick for a few weeks. That sucks. I am fixing that now. Setbacks happen. :-)
Thursday, March 31, 2011
This is also how bad it feels to run without an asthma inhaler when you need one badly, and the government will not give you health care for asthma. "What theory was Einstein trying to explain when he said, "When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute, but let him sit on a hot stove for a minute, and it's longer than any hour"?
Your answer: Relativity
Einstein, one of the most influential scientists the world has ever produced, was born in 1879 and died in 1955. He contributed a vast amount of knowledge to many areas of physics, but is most associated with his General and Special Theories of Relativity. He made the above quote to his secretary when trying to explain the principle of relativity to her, and also used it in 1938 in the extract of a short scientific paper he wrote for the "Journal of Exothermic Science and Technology"."
P.S. I have medication NOW, but the fact that I was made to wait due to money suck rotten eggs.
Friday, March 18, 2011
This oddly prophetic trivia answer I got today was written BEFORE the quake in Japan this year. An irony is that I just re started playing Pokemon games with a Pokewalker this month. Pokemon means "pocket-monsters" which are a pocket sized anime cartoon version of the the popular comic book characters like Godzilla. Godzilla is a metaphor for the social and natural forces which destroy society in monstrous ways like earthquakes. Pokemon is also based on popular hobbies of bug and coin collecting. "Which earthquake-prone city, the host of the 1964 Olympic Games, lies near the 35th parallel, and has often been the victim of attacks by giant monsters in movies?
Your answer: Tokyo
Tokyo, the capital city of Japan, hosted the Summer Olympics in 1964. The city often experiences earthquakes and was devastated by the 1923 Great Kanto earthquake, which measured 7.9 on the Richter scale, and killed over 100,000 people. In Japanese monster movies, Tokyo has frequently been ruined by creatures such as Godzilla, Gamera, and Megalon."
Strange that something so HAPPY and cheerful would come from something so dark? It says something about the people's will to overcome darkness of the soul.
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