Archive for April, 2008

Video: Witch night mix

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For all you witches out there tonight – your night – Walpurgis Night – here comes the witch mix….

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Animation: Love your Neighbours

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An absolute classic stop-motion film from 1952. Starts a bit slow but worth watching in full length. We can only imagine the efforts required to create this film without digital technology…

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Quote of the day: Driving a car called Politics

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American politics are much like driving. To go backward, put it in R. To go forward, put it in D.

anonymous, found on the Internet

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Animation: The old Man and the Sea

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This beautiful animation of Hemingway’s saga “The old man and the sea” has been completely hand painted – all 29,000 frames of it. It’s actually more an independent film created by Russian artist Alexander Petrov and Canadian Pascal Blais Productions that helped him to get the 21 minute film onto celluloid with IMAX technology.

It won a series of awards and received an Oscar nomination for Best Animation Short Film…

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Humor: Previously on Lost – What?

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A 2:10 min compilation of what seems to be the most important scenes from a TV sequel called “Lost” – no wonder if they only use one word. What?

BTW – who’s going do the more appropriate Where? version…

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Quote of the day: Civic courage

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A decline in courage may be the most striking feature that an outside observer notices in the West today.

The Western world has lost its civic courage, both as a whole and separately, in each country, in each government, in each political party, and, of course, in the United Nations.

Such a decline in courage is particularly noticeable among the ruling and intellectual elites, causing an impression of a loss of courage by the entire society.

Alexander Solzhenitsyn, famous Russian dissident writer, Nobel prize and Templeton Prize winner, Harvard University address (1979)

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