Saturday, March 31, 2012

The Destination is the Journey

I just read a fascinating interview regarding the closing of a video store in Brooklyn. It made me so sad. In the discussion, they bring up so many areas about which I have felt the same for years. Sometimes when people ask me what I want to do, I ponder whether I'd like a video store. But reading stories like this reminds me that it's hard enough to start small business right now, and the rental world is dying unnecessarily. So why bother doing something that isn't going anywhere?

I encourage everyone to follow the link and read this piece because it is amazing. This beautiful elegy reminds me of the things that make me happy and are important to me, and sadly reminds me that the world is leaving me behind. Don't throw away the chance of buying things in stores, or visiting stores, or renting hard copies instead of doing it all on a computer. Sometimes you get more than just what you thought you wanted. It's good to have a place for these things; sometimes you'll find the destination was really the journey.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

St Patrick's Day

A little lesson for the day from VeggieTales. It's fun, despite the fact that it's idea of paganism is vastly oversimplified for kids, and takes a shot at Disney's Pocahontas for no reason.

Furthermore, the shamrock is NOT a metaphor for God, and I don't know why they continue to tell kids this. It has three separate leaves. God is much more like water than he is like a shamrock.

But you don't want to read my blatherings, just watch the video. And hey, is that tiny stonehenge a reference to Spinal Tap?