Pat Gunn (dachte) wrote,
Pat Gunn

To Conjure Clouds

Recent Music for Moods:

  • Happiness - Alan Jackson - Little Bitty
  • Getting Moving - Oingo Boingo - Same Man I Was Before
  • Evil Laughs - Danny Elfman - Oogie Boogie Song (and some alternate versions I have that are more ominous)
  • Goth Dancy - VNV Nation - Standing (motion version)
  • Other Dancy - Aneela - Chori Chori
  • Random Singing - Weird Al Yankovic - The Saga Begins (Much more fun than Don MacLean's "American Pie")
  • Sadness - Amir - Romantic Flamenco
I've recently been looking for interesting renditions of "Minnie the Moocher".

Some possibly interesting news and links:

  • Censored things on Google Earth
  • It's really weird to see Goethe (THE Goethe) on IMDB, especially as "Miscellaneous Film Crew", having written "Soundtracks", and been a writer for Filmography.
  • Dell is shipping some systems with DOS again. :)
  • Sometimes tradition leads to idiocy. Some old villages in Africa don't understand the environmental impact of their actions .. well, this isn't that odd, considering that western governments (mostly) don't get the point either.
  • Hezbollah is flexing its muscle in Lebanon.
  • Mohammad Ali Abtahi, in a recent blog post, wonders the other side on why Persia is allying itself with Socialist South American countries, given the radically different philosophies they embody.
  • Should encouraging people to do something stupid be criminal? Apparently the family of some idiot who drank too much water in a contest thinks so.
  • Watch out for businesspeople - they'll worm their way into any community and ruin it. "What's the harm if we start to infect your project with dollarsigns and possible threats of lawsuits over tortious interference?". They need to be stopped at the door, slapped, and sent elsewhere. Sure, they may call communities that do that as "extremist" or "idealist". What's the harm in that? :) A strong sense of morals/ethics that is opposed to many forms of capital, especially if it blocks many theoretical types of business, is a sign of good character for a person or an organisation. It's a pity we don't see more of that in the world.

  • On Recognition of Palestine

    Today, there was a vote by the United Nations on recognising Palestine as a non-member state. Despite intense lobbying by the US, it passed with…

  • Handling a Losing Game

    One of the most difficult things about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is that there are so many frames from which to view it. One can focus on the…

  • Zooming Out

    With the most recent conflict involving Israel and Gaza, I find my attention unwillingly returning to the area, but find the task of judging…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded