“If film aspires to be part of culture, it should do the things great literature, music and art do: elevate the spirit, help us understand ourselves and the world around us and give people the feeling they are not alone.”
(Krzysztof Kieslowski, Polish film director of The Decalogue)
When police shoot innocent civilians, mass media often selects images of victims that suggest they’re not truly innocent after all. A brilliant response has arisen on Twitter. Using the the hashtag #IfTheyGunnedMeDown, users speculate how they’ll be shown if they’re ever shot down.
Are you look for a moral and patriotic book for a child in your life? Of course you are! Look no further than the heartwarming children’s book My Parents Open Carry.
The family that shoots together stays together!
“This is a dark chapter in our history. Whatever else happens, our country’s international standing has been frittered away by people who don’t have the foggiest understanding of how the hell the world works. America has been conducting an experiment for the past six years, trying to validate the proposition that it really doesn’t make any difference who you elect president. Now we know the result of that experiment [laughs]. If a guy is stupid, it makes a big difference. ”
(Retired General Tony McPeak in Rolling Stone Magazine, March 7, 2007)
Our Best Friends are Robots.
Obsessed with the quest for cash and material? Crave superiority? A visit to this site reminds you of where you stand compared to other humans on the globe.
In the wake of a police shooing, protests, civil unrest, and the prospect of a race war, the city of Ferguson, Missouri, sought out a public relations firm to help it with its tarnished image.
A glance at the “team” it selected shows they know exactly what it takes to fix the problem!
“Darfur is nothing compared to what’s going on in the Congo,” says Schuler Deschryver, who despite constant death threats, continues to raise the plight of Congolese women. “My father was the founder of the National Park in Rwanda, which is home to rare silver back gorillas. During the war here, just one silver back was killed. And when it happened, within 48 hours millions in funding was sent to ensure the rest of the gorilla population was protected. Why isn’t the same done with our women? I’ll tell you why, because in the eyes of the international community animals have more value than humans in this part of the world.”
(Sydney Morning Herald, Nov. 24, 2007)
Kurt Vonnegut on Sea Pirates and the brave history of America from his Breakfast of Champions.