Miss South Carolina from the Miss Teen USA on the subject of maps. Is it genetic?
Someone compiled a list of the top ten freaks in the world obsessed with body modifications. Not for the faint-hearted. Please do not click this link if you are offended by such stuff.
Why do people do such things to themselves?
Some people are born genetically deformed. These people choose to purposely deform themselves. Ironic.
For me, I must admit I am one of those geeks who enjoy gawking at these folks. I don’t support their actions, neither do I condemn them. It’s their lives and their choices.
Even if I don’t understand why.
My curiosity is piqued by the review Yawning Bread wrote about this documentary. I am definitely going to catch it in the theatres.
Jesus Camp follows several young children as they prepare to attend a summer camp where the kids will get their daily dose of evangelical Christianity. Becky Fischer works at the camp, which is named Kids on Fire. Through interviews with Fischer, the children, and others, Jesus Camp illustrates the unswerving belief of the faithful. A housewife and homeschooling mother tells her son that creationism has all the answers. Footage from inside the camp shows young children weeping and wailing as they promise to stop their sinning. Child after child is driven to tears. Juxtapose these scenes with clips from a more moderate Christian radio host (who is appalled by such tactics), and Jesus Camp seems to pose a clear question: are these children being brainwashed?
Here’s the trailer if you are curious what it is about:
I am usually not interested in subjects about religions because they alway make free thinkers/people with no religion/atheist (whatever you want to call us) seems superficial and insignificant.
If this documentary is presented in a non-partisan manner, perhaps it can help me get a neutral glimpse into the world view of fundamental Christians. It’s something I have been trying so hard to get a grasp on – having been turned off by ten years of aggressive preaching by the Anglican primary and secondary school I attended.
As reported on Pink Tentacles:
Four mutant frogs with gold skin and red eyes, found by children in a grassy field in the town of Shimanto in Kochi prefecture, have gone on display at the nearby Shimanto River Gakuyukan science center. According to a center spokesperson who says the golden specimens are highly unusual, the 2.4-centimeter (almost 1-inch) amphibians appear to be black-spotted pond frogs (Pelophylax nigromaculata, a.k.a. Rana nigromaculata) whose skin turned gold because of an albino mutation that prevents the formation of pigment cells.
The original article can be found on Asahi in Japanese.
My first reaction when I read the article was to ponder what would happen if these frogs were discovered in China instead of Japan. The Chinese will probably think of a new culinary dish featuring “golden frog legs” – sold at a premium price, riding on the auspicious name.
For myself, I never like amphibians as I cannot stand the feel of slimy skins. I cannot envision myself keeping these as pets or even holding them. Then again, these golden variety do look quite cool. Hmmmm…
Watch the video and you will know. 🙂
Rock never dies!
Funtwo played and recorded his cover of Canon Rock two years ago, in 2005. He uploaded his video onto the Internet. It was then snatched up by an amazed viewer, who promptly uploaded the video to Youtube under the title “guitar“. It was not long before it gathered popularity and speculation as to who was beneath the baseball cap. To date, it’s one of the all-time most watched video on the Internet with over 26 millions views.
Funtwo‘s real identity has been shrouded with mystery, with many coming forward claiming to be him. The New York Times (a newspaper I hold in high regards), revealed Funtwo’s real identity to be a 22-year-old Korean guitarist named Jeong-Hyun Lim in an article dated August 2006.
Jeong-Hyun Lim with his famous guitar (picture taken from New York Times)
Whoever he is… way to go man! Funtwo kick asses!
As you can tell, I am clearly very impressed with the video. I am watching and blogging about it two years after I first saw it. Still… I am blown away every time I watch the video again as it is symbolic of the whole Web 2.0 Internet Revolution where the masses are empowered in the media.
Do you feel the same way too after watching it?
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