|Existentialist Thought For The Day|
Monday, 13 June 2016
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Thursday, 28 January 2016
Wednesday, 27 June 2012
I'm back! Been away for a while in the real world but was so inspired by a great quiz I saw over at Archie's I had to post it...
Your Soul is Searching
You are a wanderer. You constantly long for a new adventure, challenge, or eve a completely different life.
You are a grounded person, but you also leave room for imagination and dreams. You feet may be on the ground, but you're head is in the clouds.
You see yourself with pretty objective eyes. How you view yourself is almost exactly how other people view you.
Your near future is still unknown, and a little scary. You'll get through wild times - and you'll textually enjoy it.
For you, love is all about caring and comfort. You couldn't fall in love with someone you didn't trust.
Tuesday, 20 March 2012
Wednesday, 7 March 2012
Monday, 5 March 2012
Wow! This video compilation, shot from the International Space Station is stunning. It shows the Earth at night and features the lit cities of the world, countless lightning storms and a stunning aurora (I've just learned in my physics course why the aurora is usually green - it's the oxygen in the atmosphere that makes it so). What surprised me is that, for once, I didn't frown and tut to see all the man-made illumination. Firstly, it was simply beautiful; also, the natural light effects seemed even more powerful and dramatic, if more short-lived. But chiefly, I found it rather thrilling and at the same time comforting to see all those twinkly lights. It was like passing along a street at night before people close their curtains. How comforting to see all those illuminated interiors, to see all that life carrying on. All of a sudden, I could imagine what it will be like when we start to investigate other planets. How lonely to approach an entire planet lying in complete darkness! How exciting to see the lights on!
Friday, 2 March 2012
I love funny films more than any other kind, and Will Hay is one of my favourite masters of the funny film. In this short clip, Hay, Albert and Harbottle are incompetent policemen who are trying to find smugglers. Harbottle's dad is the key to completing an old poem that locates the smugglers' den. Cue laughter...