Saturday, October 24, 2009
Go check out the awesome new RYAN'S RANTINGS.
Okay, so maybe 'awesome' is an exaggeration. In fact, as of posting this, the new WordPress is pretty darn ugly. It's not my fault, I've been pampered by Blogger so long I don't know how to deal with the real world.
I'll get used to it and make it pretty, as soon as I learn how to label my posts correctly.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Saturday, March 7, 2009
This just confirms my suspicious that this film is inspired by Miyazaki. Biplanes and zeppelins, a flying house; they’d feel right at home in a Miyazaki universe (I personally wouldn’t mind a few more zeppelins around this universe, but too few agree with me.)
Don’t even get me started about the animation. It’s in a word: stunning. I’d like to talk about the light reflection on those balloons; but you’d just get bored and go watch the dancing parrot in the previous post.
So I’ll jus let you watch the trailer in peace.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Based on this video, I have decided that animals deserve rights (or at least dancing parrots, but they have to also like Queen.)
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Robert Locke writes one of the most thorough and well thought-out articles on political economics I have read in a very long time. The words “socialism” and “fascism” have been abused by misuse for so long they have essentially lost their meaning. I prefer the word “statism”, as a blanket word to cover many kinds of political control (but I realize this is too broad to be effective.)
Locke uses the word “corporatism”, which has a very specific meaning and is far more accurate then any other word commonly used in the public. To Locke, corporatism is particularly dangerous because all nearly all-major political ideologies support it in one way or another. The slow drift towards corporatism has been steady sense the turn of the 19th century.
His article is a good read, be sure to check it out.
Thursday, February 26, 2009
As for my other little sister, she just won first lace in her track meet relay. So my family is doing quite well, in case you where wondering.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Everything's amazing, nobody's happy.
The world we created around ourselves really is incredible, I wish people saw it more. No, instead we decide to text each other about the dehumanizing affects of technology while sipping Jamba Juices in the middle of a metro area (true story.) Brats.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Read it here.
Binswanger sums up recent silliness well by the end of the article:
"It is amazing that in this crisis, which is a crisis of over- consumption, over-borrowing, too little liquidity, the government's idea of a "stimulus" is to encourage more consumption, more borrowing, and less liquidity. It is especially amazing when all these points were known and well explicated by the classical economists, from Adam Smith on."
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Well, I think the electric bass is a fine instrument in its own right. Just listen to this: