News Briefs 28-09-2011

I swear virtual monkeys are writing my life.

Thanks RPJ, Moezilla, Kat, N. Redington, & grailseeker.

Quote of the Day:

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.

~ Aldous Huxley

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daydreamer's picture
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It appears even Al-Qaeda are upset about it.

- Al-Qaeda warns Ahmadinejad to stop denying 9/11

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-e...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnew...

etc

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i had a dream of a black dog or grim/garm a few months back. so far no one has died. knowing me if i saw a black dog i might end up taking it home and then finding out later it was a demon in disguise trying to get my soul :P

...I forgot how I got here but everyone seems to be heading off in that direction. I hope someone brought food. I have a feeling this is going to be a long journey................

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It raises an interesting question: are we born as genius or is it cultivated as we age and mature. I'd like to think that everyone has the capacity for creativity, but it is usually superseded by an ever more worrying and fearing world. Can the genius of say Einstein be comparable to the genius of Michelangelo? Are we born as genius or is there some outside force, be it almighty or supernatural, or within humanity itself, that shapes how or brains grow and if we are to become "genius?" This article made me think too much and reminded me of my philosophy classes, thanks for posting :)

...I forgot how I got here but everyone seems to be heading off in that direction. I hope someone brought food. I have a feeling this is going to be a long journey................

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Have you read Daimonic Reality by Patrick Harpur, LastLoup? He expands on Jungian ideas about daimons. I highly recommend it (even though a lot of it went straight over my simple head). Like I said in my intro, my daimon is a bunch of monkeys smashing a keyboard.

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@levitatingcat

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looks interesting. and don't feel bad, my daimon is a drunk that spends my REM sleep time hitting the bottle, no wonder i wake up with hangovers ;)

...I forgot how I got here but everyone seems to be heading off in that direction. I hope someone brought food. I have a feeling this is going to be a long journey................

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The Elder Brothers' Warning (53:27)

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Thanks Kat, the original 1990 film by Alan Ereira still holds up after 20 years. It had a huge impact after airing on BBC2, here's hoping the follow up does the same next year.

Another film I'm looking forward to is OKA!, based on a true story about an ethnomusicologist and the Bayaka pygmies. Oka means "listen" in their Akka language, and the tribe is renowned for their acute hearing (exceptional hearing that is, they don't wear cute earrings!). With deforestation and oil companies, the Bayaka face an uphill battle to keep their traditions.

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@levitatingcat