Wednesday, December 16, 2009

War On Kids

Here is a torrent link to the movie, War On Kids. I recommend everyone downloads and watches this movie.

Along with being quite entertaining, the movie is also an eye opener for those of us who haven't been in the public school system for a while. Apparently things haven't changed too much, but security and student medication are on the rise. The film discusses the effectiveness of cameras, metal detectors, police officers, medication, strict discipline and several other tactics we use as a country to ensure our kids get the best education.

The most interesting part of the movie for me was when the idea of compulsory public education was put into question as a whole. Overall, a pretty negative picture is painted. Can't say I'm surprised. I've been an advocate of privatizing the educational system ever since I could conceive of such a thing.

I remember in particular having conversations with some of my friends and heard the idea of even stricter even more standardized education being put forth. So for them, here's an interesting look at the way we currently indoctrinate our youth and the potential consequences of such a system being more rigorous.

Also, here is an interview with the filmmaker on the Colbert Report.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Incredible Bread Machine

Here's a pretty cheesy, yet though provoking movie from the 70's that Milton Friedman was involved with. It's very short,fun to watch and has a lot of interesting ideas put out there. I particularly enjoyed seeing how the same ideas were discussed decades ago and the context in which the conversations take place is something to take note of (meaning: what the characters are literally doing. Although you are free to examine the societal and economic context of those times as well).  The movie is called the Incredible Bread Machine, which will be described at the end.

My favorite things about the presentations that I've seen Milton Friedman be involved with is that more than one side of all the arguments is given a voice. After the movie there are interviews critiquing the movie and are a must  watch.

Here is the full presentation in black and white. Right under, I posted the movie from the presentation in color so you can watch the intro, then watch the movie in color and then fast forward to the interviews.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

yum. photos

everyone loves photography i assume.

  • This is on the Brooklyn bridge. I never saw a praying mantis anywhere in New York. No idea how this got on the bridge. Must've been an Umphrey's promotion or something

    • One of the reasons for Barcelona's growing child mortality rate.

      Loveline Sunday

      Loveline Sunday - Episode 3
      2004-02-22 - click here to download

      I listened to a lot of good episode this week. Some of you heard them with me. As usual, the good times didn't stop. Hope you enjoy this weeks episode.

      Sorry about the lack of updates. Tonight's post should be a doozy.

      Monday, November 30, 2009

      Loveline Sunday

      Loveline Sunday - Episode 2
      • Adam and drew discuss the shocking news in the middle east
      • Adam hates on LA
      • Adam hates on junior college
      • Adam hates on religion
      • lots of "the coach"
      • hilarious episode. as you may have guessed.
      • Adam's plan for utopia
      • Yea. There are calls. They're good.
      • electrical fire in the studio on air. 

      Care to discuss Adam's extreme hatred of things in the context of reality? The merits or downfalls of his $5.00 gas plan? Or care just to share about the great times you've had listening to the show? Make sure you get back to me.

      Want to be wild and stand out? Post a video response.

      Sunday, November 29, 2009

      Best of the interwebs today;

      Not a bad day for the internet today. Not great... but not bad either.

      In the news we have tiger woods taking up a lot of attention. He got into a car accident but is already ok enough to be sketchy with the police. Hence, I have now lost interest.

      Moving on to the rest of the internet:

      No idea when this was made. But its pretty awesome.

      I'm convinced.

      Simpsons Family Burning Man from Aung T on Vimeo.

      That's it for the internet today. Everything else was boring or the same. I'm pretty sure things will get updated in no time and I'll make sure to let everyone know.

      Tuesday, November 24, 2009

      yea mannn.. sweet dreams totally rocks

      Thanks to this article about his son, my curiosity with Charles Manson peaked this week. I've been doing some research on him and trying to remember why he's in jail and all that and I came across some really interesting stuff. Here I am sharing...
      Let's start with a brief overview from the universe's most trusted source. Here.

      If you didn't bother reading too much of it. Here's an important fact to consider for those of you who may not be familiar with the case. Charles Manson never actually killed anyone.

      Moving on to, hilarious highlights



      Hilarious? yes.

      I approached this interview and others of his with an open mind and I suggest you do the same. From all that I've seen, I can say that he does not seem crazy at all and has some really interesting ideas that come from a very unique point of view. His ability to speak, express himself and communicate his ideas across is supremely impressive when I consider that he barely knows how to read and write.
      Geraldo does not do a very good job of listening to his answers or asking questions for that matter.

      Throughout the interview I found myself understanding where Manson is coming from fairly often. At points it was too much for my own comfort.

      Here is Part 1. You can and should feel free to watch all 6 parts (part 7 is only a minute long, but a cool ending).

      For those too lazy to watch the whole thing, here I have also included Part 6, which I feel has some really interesting ideas expressed in it, particularly about why there's murder (hopefully it'll entice you to watch the rest of the interview and share your thoughts. Manson seems to have a really unique perspective on the topic, but unfortunately, Geraldo is just no good at communicating and the ideas take a backseat to Geraldo's irrelevant opinions on the man he's interviewing (no idea how this guy keeps his job).

      Hope everyone enjoyed all of that, thought about things... Maybe thought about something in a different way. 

      Please send me feedback in any way through any medium. Share your thoughts.

      Monday, November 23, 2009

      Guess what else I love?


      Here's Revok doing what he does best.

      REVOK x CHARLES HAMILTON x KEEGAN GIBBS from Keegan Gibbs . com on Vimeo.

      1st Ever - Loveline Sunday

      I've not heard too many radio shows, but I have listened to Loveline. I can confidently say it is the greatest radio show of all time anywhere. To honor everyone with the perfect dose of wisdom and entertainment, I will post Loveline episodes, every so often on Sunday nights. Moving on, here it is...

      Loveline Sunday - Episode 1
      • Funny episode. Really funny episode. Lots of great calls.
      • Drew gets acquainted with "Vehicle" by the Ides of March. I myself share the same sentiment as Drew, despite knowing the song. 
      • At 29:00, there is a great call. Some great knowledge rained down on women. As far as my actual opinions on it? I'll share more if there are comments.