Category Archives: Culture

Inside Job? The real truth about the Death Star

Okay, my bad for being busy and not posting for a day or two!

So today after yoga I was mentioning to my friend that I was staying away from the news and my iPad since i didn’t want to spoil my watching of George St.Pierre’s fight against Nate Diaz in Montreal last night. I was really excited to get home and watch the recorded fight!

Just then, some dude, from across the room, decides to blurt out the winner of the main card. Spoiler Alert. Some people are really foolish.

But this has put me in a good mood: was the destruction of the Death Star an inside job? This video is quite convincing and the evidence is damning.

Habemus papam!

And nope, wasn’t me 😉

Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina was elected in a “surprise” (according to Reuters News) choice (not a big surprise to many because he was the number 2 choice last time) to be the new leader of the Roman Catholic Church today, the first non-European pontiff in nearly 1,300 years (Syrian born Gregory III in the eighth century), and said he would take the name Francis (not Francis I, as noted in the media. He become I when there is a II). Bergoglio is the first Jesuit to become pope.

So it appears that his name is for Francis of Assissi but I would think, as a Jesuit, it would be for Francis Xavier?

I wonder if this dude got a good shot of the new pope?
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Yes. That’s what I was doing, studying art!

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (MoMA) is presenting an exhibit on old school video games such as Pac Man, Tetris, and Myst!

From the MoMA website: Are video games art? They sure are, but they are also design, and a design approach is what we chose for this new foray into this universe. The games are selected as outstanding examples of interaction design—a field that MoMA has already explored and collected extensively, and one of the most important and oft-discussed expressions of contemporary design creativity.