Thursday, May 26, 2011

Cats, Gold, and Light

This video of a cat actually manages to get weirder. No, I mean it even gets weirder after that. No, shockingly, it has somewhere to go that's weirder.

So Roger Ebert is gettin' all up in the business of theater owners using 3D projectors to show 2D movies. If the light levels are wrong, doesn't that mean that these theaters can't be THX certified? Surely THX has a digital cinema standard, I mean George Lucas was the one who insisted they put in digital projectors, right?

Our own Stacy Raymond is in the news! (And not for double homicide, although she killed a lot of people in Earthkiller.)



Anonymous said...

While a nice principle, I think the problem with the golden rule is that it pre-supposes that everybody wants the same thing. That everybody wants to be treated the same.

Some people work best when being pushed hard and require strict discipline (think military, or sports), others flourish when left more to themselves and can't take that kind of high pressure (like a lot of artsy people). Treating one as the other still breeds negativity and anger.

At worst, it actually encourages violence and intolerance since (particularly in religion) it permits you to hold others to strict principles that you believe in but they may not.

Taoism and Sikhism are close but I think mostly simply put, as stated by the most excellent dudes, Bill S. Preston Esq. and Ted Theodore Logan people need to just "be excellent to each other".

Wheaton's law "Don't be a dick." also applies.

Andrew Bellware said...

Gotta agree with you there. I suppose "Do unto others and you would have them do unto you if you were them" is a bit complex for an aphorism. But "Don't be a dick" works for everyone.