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TV Acres seems to be full of lots of great random information, presented in a very unhelpful way. Only go there if you have a couple of hours to spend meandering around it, but there are bios of TV characters, and tons of stuff about props and locations and probably much more that I haven't yet found.



My latest community is scifhaiku. Cos it's just funny.

Haiku are poems
With 5-7-5 syllables
Please comment with one!



The Huffington Post has a great article about religion and stuff - it's controversial and very ranty, and in some parts astoundingly offensive, but I'm choosing to think that's a style choice for effect. Er, if you're a member of any of the three major religions, this might offend you. But the comments are worth having a quick flick through, too.



Umwelt is a fabulous word. It basically means a subjective universe. (thishardenedarm mentioned it, and I'd never heard it before.)

Wiki says (among other things):
"An organism creates its own Umwelt when it interacts with the world, and at the same time the organism reshapes it. This is termed a 'functional circle'. The Umwelt theory states that the mind and the world are inseparable, because it is the mind that inteprets the world for the organism. Consequently, the Umwelts of different organisms differ, which follows from the individuality and uniqueness of the history of every single organism."



This blog entry is the spookiest I've seen in a long time, so I'm going to quote it in full.

Double Plus Ungood

I thank all of you who have been so supportive recently. I have never before received so much positive feedback, and it was very heart-warming to know that so many people out there care. Having said that, it breaks my heart to say that this will be my last post on this blog. I wish I could just stop there, but I can not. The following also needs to be said:

For the record, I am officially a supporter of the administration and of her policies. I am a proponent for the war against terror and I believe in the mission in Iraq. I understand my role in that mission, and I accept it. I understand that I signed the contract which makes stop loss legal, and I retract any statements I made in the past that contradict this one. Furthermore, I have the utmost confidence in the leadership of my chain of command, including (but not limited to) the president George Bush and the honorable secretary of defense Rumsfeld. If I have ever written anything on this site or on others that lead the reader to believe otherwise, please consider this a full and complete retraction.

I apologize for any misunderstandings that might understandably arise from this. Should you continue to have questions, please feel free to contact me through e-mail. I promise to respond personally to each, but it may take some time; my internet access has become restricted.


(A couple of the previous entries can be found here.)

Comments

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caitirin
Oct. 24th, 2005 11:14 am (UTC)
That entry scares me!
More than haiku can express.
Big Brother sees all.
pickwick
Oct. 24th, 2005 11:16 am (UTC)
Yay haiku! Yeah, it's very scary.

(And i've just realised my haiku has the wrong number of syllables unless I can pronounce "seven" as one syllable...)
caitirin
Oct. 24th, 2005 11:17 am (UTC)
Make it sev'n :)
kniblet
Oct. 24th, 2005 11:44 am (UTC)
It is frightening
Censorship is the first step
Best be quiet now
gwinniegirl
Oct. 24th, 2005 12:20 pm (UTC)
Jesus Christ!
Heh heh. Got very peeved reading that Huffington Post article, mainly because it was such a vicious attack on ALL people from the big religions. More than that was the fact that he categorically stated that "they are wrong" Well, possibly, point taken. Then again, possibly not. None of us are ever going to know for sure, and I thought it was really arrogant of that bloke just to dismiss other people's opinions in the way he did. Am not standing up for Christianity or any other organised religion, I just don't think any of us should ever be so presumptous as to think we are right and everyone else is wrong. That's what he takes the mick out of organised religions for doing! Something does not compute...
pickwick
Oct. 24th, 2005 12:28 pm (UTC)
Re: Jesus Christ!
Yeah, I know :o) I'd tend to agree with most of what he said (to an extent), but that was the big logical problem with it! I'm assuming that he was doing it on purpose to satirise what the big three religions' more fundamentalist adherents tend to sound like (OUR God is the right God! You are all wrong!), but it's still quite harsh.
dibsy
Oct. 24th, 2005 07:05 pm (UTC)
Re: Jesus Christ!
I'd agree that it's harsh, but I loved it. The patronising certainty of those with faith can grate awfully sometimes. And I think that while we permit those of faith to publicly declare that there is a God, those of us who know that there isn't any divinity should be as welcome to declare their certainty.

As to that blog......{shudder}....all I can say is that there's no speech like free speech. And that was...well, you know the rest.
curiouswombat
Oct. 24th, 2005 12:30 pm (UTC)
The Blog entry is
seriously worrying,
even to a Brit.
gwinniegirl
Oct. 25th, 2005 04:26 am (UTC)
Och, as I say, the only thing I firmly believe is that none of us can ever prove that there is or isn't a divinity. That blog seemed fairly honest, and you can't say fairer than that.
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