Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Twitter and stuff

Ok, so I am finally trying out this twitter business. So far I like it, but now new questions are entering into my mind. Twitter is obviously a way to feel more connected to people you don't know, nor people you will ever meet (such as celebrities, writers, artists, musicians, etc.). At first I thought well that is sort of cool you get to see these people on a more real less polished level that is awesome and it is awesome. I have become a fan of people who I really had no opinion of before twitter because they sent out entertaining or thought provoking messages. But on the flip side of that is there such thing as too much information. Are we losing a part of these entertainment arts by learning too much. Will anyone be able to have the allusive charm or charisma as Cary Grant? Then again on the flip side of that perhaps if we start seeing celebrities for the real people they actually are then people will not act so foolish about them. I don't know that is just where my mind is about all of this today.
Once again I am sure I am over thinking something basically simple in nature.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Don't Be a Gooey Chocolate Chip Cookie

I slept for like 12 hours last night and didn't finish the book club book now I am all hyped up on caffeine because Ryan Seacrest via twitter update reminded me that Starbucks was giving away a free pastry if you buy a drink, so how could I pass that up...Basically I am a mess today.

Monday, July 6, 2009

The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire

I have been thinking about technology today. I am not sure what spawned my most recent bout of deep thought but here it is for all those in blog world in a nutshell. What will happen if one day we lose all of our technology? Even the most technology resistant of people still use and encounter it on a daily basis. There are so many things now that people do not do, machines handle it. What would happen one day if we didn't have the machines to handle it, would anyone know how?
This dilemma brings to mind the Roman empire. They were innovators of their time. They had come up with incredible inventions of technology. They had figured out plumbing, running water, heating and cooling, etc. Then one day it was all gone and hello Dark Ages. It took hundreds and hundreds of years for people to regain what was lost with the fall of the roman empire. How long would it take us?
I am glad my math teachers in high school made us learn how to do the math by hand and not just rely on calculators, hopefully teachers are still doing that. Computers and technology are great, but anything that we are too dependent on is dangerous.
I leave you with an extrapolation of Aristotle's Doctrine of the Mean "Moderation in all things"

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Why is there not a Neil Diamond Day?

It is a rare male who can pull off wearing a sequined shirt without being in drag... Neil Diamond I salute you.
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