May

29

Same Height Party

Welcome to a same-height party. Where the playing field of absurdity is levelled, and everybody can look equally ridiculous. Soon to be an same-IQ party as well, by the look of the beverages being consumed. Personally, I think I would prefer to remain self-conscious and short, than be self-conscious and short on style. Related Posts:I’ve […]

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May

17

Donald Richie’s The Japan Journals: 1947–2004

Article first published as Book Review: The Japan Journals: 1947-2004 by Donald Richie on Blogcritics. This is what every memoir should be. Unhindered by any attempt to be self-serving, Donald Richie’s The Japan Journals: 1947-2004 is about the most unflinchingly honest opening of the tightly turned lid of self you’ll ever read. You can’t help but […]

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May

17

Wave of Beautiful Humanity

Article first published as Bullet-Train TV Commercial Lifts Spirits in Japan on Blogcritics. Initially withdrawn because of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami, a television commercial for a new bullet-train line helps a grieving nation dare to smile once more. mundaneusername: tearing up. Thank you. koy1: why did i cry when i saw this? […]

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May

16

Just a Bubble…

Just a bubble. Floating out of a Norwegian fjord with the sunlight reflecting in it. Nothing unusual there… if your definition of “usual” denotates the otherworldly as commonplace. One half expects to see trolls and fairies dancing in the background, or perhaps the reflection of God—probably with a rather self-satisfied smile on His face. The […]

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May

16

Challenging Impossibility

Article first published as Movie Review: Challenging Impossibility on Blogcritics. Sri Chinmoy’s weightlifting defies belief. People just can not lift the weights that he did, let alone people past the age of retirement. Yet in a two-decade long weightlifting career which only lifted off at age 54, raise the impossible to comprehend Sri Chinmoy did, […]

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May

14

Happiness Machine

Applause and awe-struck, gob-smacked smiles go to Barcelona based motion-graphics and visual effects studio Physalia, who created quite possibly the happiest entry in this year’s “Happy”-themed F5 Re:Play Film Festival—Inductance. One giant magnet and hundreds of colourful capacitor-filled plastic balls later, and you can’t help but smile. But is this superb creation from what is […]

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May

14

Magnus the Magnet Magnate

Four year-old Magnus from Melbourne seems destined to be a magnet magnate. How else to explain his overriding attraction to things magnetic? Related Posts:I’ve Got Nothing

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May

01

A Daughter’s Last Goodbye

In the face of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, words fail me. And fail me they should, for it is good to be speechless at the indescribable and the inconsolable, to be silent in the face of the inconceivable made real. Any words one could offer would mean little, be sounds empty […]

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