Archive for April, 2008

Harmony & Diversity: Joy, Collective Love, and the Two Ends of Love

Monday, April 28th, 2008

“Joy is the serious business of heaven.” –C.S. “Not Carl” Lewis

“There will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.” –Jesus “Not Quintana” Christ (more…)

I & Thou: Wisdom, Interpersonal Love, and the Two Roles of Love

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

“Love your neighbor as yourself.” –Jesus “Not Quintana” Christ (more…)

University of Nintendo: Video Game Ideas for a Future Educational System

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

A lot of people ask me why I don’t play more video games. (more…)

Golden & Platinum: Rationality and the Two Laws of Love

Sunday, April 13th, 2008

“Irrationality is the square root of all evil.” –Douglas Hofstadter. (more…)

The Frog Is Dead; Long Live the Frog!: A Meme/Gene Stress-Adaptive Model of Humor

Thursday, April 10th, 2008

“Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.” –E. B. White (more…)

Le Mime Est Mort. Vive Le Mime!

Monday, April 7th, 2008

If you’d asked me yesterday what I thought of mime, I’d have told you, the art of mime is cliched, creatively bankrupt, and frankly unfathomable, both as a form of entertainment, on the one white-gloved hand, and as a career choice, on the other.    (more…)

Ultimate Video Store Classification System

Sunday, April 6th, 2008

Behold, the Ultimate Video Store Classification System (a thousand billion fanana-fana-fo-fillion kudos to anyone who can guess what kind of business I manage): (more…)

Name That Film

Sunday, April 6th, 2008

Name That Film:
Overburdened by technology he doesn’t quite understand, Will Smith uses his charm, wits, and determination to save the day against overwhelming odds in a world not his own. (more…)

Why God Why

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

“I went with nothing
But the thought you’d be there too,
looking for me.”

–Johnny Cash, “The Wanderer”

If the garden of Eden tale means anything to me, it means that human beings are not at home in the natural scheme they’re born into. The world as it is, is inhospitable, and to survive we must imagine worlds other than the one we’re in, and weigh them, and then work toward them. (more…)

God Willing, God Forbid, and a Third Thing Altogether

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

“I don’t want to start any blasphemous rumours,
But I think that God’s got a sick sense of humor,
And when I die, I expect to find him laughing.”

–Depeche Mode, “Blasphemous Rumours”

Theologians call it the problem of evil, or the mystery of iniquity… if God’s all-knowing and all-powerful and good, why do things like ebola virus, the holocaust, and televangelists exist? (more…)