Thursday, July 30, 2009

love is in the Air

mackbook air that is. This post is a bit late but I just lurve my little guy so I had to post. My last laptop was just soooooo past it and I went back & forth about what to replace it with but I totally made th right decision. Yea!!!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

RB -reblogging @buckley

My friend Buckley has a very interesting blog that I quite enjoy reading. This week he has a post that I am going to re-print here. It's exactly what I think and I couldn't have said it better myself. Thanks BC!
(you can read his original -and more- HERE)


Bumper Sticker Metaphysics, God ≠ Peace

Driving down the highway this morning, I yet again passed a car carrying a religious message. These, as always, seem to be fairly popular and common and tacky, even in the heathenous land that is southern California. Rather than a bumper sticker, this was the license plate frame with a message.

No God, No Peace
Know God, Know Peace

Wow, that seems deeeep. And almost clever. And really lame. I have been seeing this silly message for years. The basic idea is that if you do not accept that there is a monotheistic Christian God (and Son, and Holy Ghost??), then you will suffer a life wracked with fear and confusions that unbelieving heathens must experience, and face an eternity after death of waist deep headstands in flaming feces while demons pull out your toenails. Whereas, once you accept and concede to a life of blind faith and servitude to an all-powerful and all-knowing creator handled 'unbiasedly' by religious leaders, you will no longer suffer and shall live your life and afterlife peacefully. That sure sounds swell, if it were not so flawed and false.

Can these devout followers be so faith-blinded that they also fail to grasp the thousands and thousands of years of suffering caused by their worship of a contentious über-being?

I say 'also fail' since many of them have had trouble grasping key factual concepts regarding man, such as:

I, and many others, contend that the world would have been far more peaceful without the failed mistake that is religion. Imagine the history we would have shared in our world over the past ten thousand years by foregoing the divisive fancies of 'my god is better than your god'. Think how many people could have contributed to building a better world if they were not otherwise disposed with suicide bombings, Six Day War, other sectarian wars, Holocaust, Medieval Inquisition, Spanish Inquisition, Portuguese Inquisition, Roman Inquisition, Crusades, Holy Roman Empire versus the rest of the world, human sacrifice in the name of any one of many gods, etc. For many thousands of years, we who care have had to live in a world where unthinking hatemongers of various sects have tried to massacre various other members of various other sects, usually in the name of the god or gods of the week/dynasty. Christian v Muslim, Muslim v Hindu, Hindu v Christian, Sunni v Shia, Catholic v Protestant, Protestant v Lutheran, Christian v Pagan et al, Anyone v Atheist.

Perchance, the followers of the tenet 'Know God, Know Peace' might bring this to existence if they were not busy lauding themselves above everyone else who does not ascribe to their same faith. Instead they choose to believe that they and their god are greater than all those who do not follow as they have chosen to do. Their thoughts are no longer on Peace, but on converting the others or simply getting rid of them. While a few people of faith seem to choose to live in peace, too many others take it as their mission to cast aspersions, attack their neighbors, and kill their fellow man, all in seeming violation to that holy book that they take in pieces as they wish, and yet expect you to believe in.

To quote the great John Lennon:

"Imagine there's no heaven.
It's easy if you try.
No hell below us,
Above us only sky.
Imagine all the people
Living for today.

Imagine there's no countries.
It isn't hard to do.
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion, too.
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace."

Here is my take...

"Know God, No Peace.
No God, Know Peace." -BC

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Saturday, July 25, 2009

lunch!!!

At the SyFy "Cafe Diem" cafe in SD. We couldn't stand to eat any more
convention food. This place is fun & a pretty good ad for all their
shows. Let's eat!!!!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

avatar

we waited in line for 2 hours out in the beating sun to get into the "Avatar" panel to see clips & J Cameron, S Weaver etc... Glad we got in. :)

the con

we're at Comic Con today (& the weekend) and first off... Astro Boy panel. It is great to see clips & the panel & my co-workers. yea Astro! :)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Astro Boy

and...
a movie I worked on: Astro Boy :)

9

Went to the movies the other night and there was a poster for a movie
Alex worked on: 9
And...

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

useless stupidity

I think, no, I know warner bros is f-ing lame! they make motorcycles park by the gate, about 3miles from the office, when there are empty "parking" spaces right outside the office door. very frustrating & stupid.

Thanks so much for discouraging me from cutting down my emissions, loosers.

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Thursday, July 09, 2009

room with a view

This is the view from my office this week. Yikes! Those are some big dishes! :O At least the windows open, which is nice. I can get a good breeze in the afternoons.

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Monday, July 06, 2009

my home

for the next week.
I'm working on/helping out with a Tom & Jerry direct to video movie. Fun, but now I have to remember how to use FinalCut :)

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Sunday, July 05, 2009

look!

Look what we found in a box @ mel's house! Fun :)