hope you hit a whale on your way to france.
I've read about this experiment but this little video explains it really well.
This is also really cool. A magnetic liquid in a magnetic field. The shapes it makes are so organic, they look like cells.
In case you didn't already know you're being lied to and stolen from and manipulated, you should watch this movie.
Interestingly, if you look at the Google Video rankings for Canada, Mexico, Chile, Austria, Argentina, Switzerland and a few others, this the most popular video, even more popular than "Fire Fart" or "Barbie Girl." Currently in the U.S., Fire Fart is more popular. But this is number 8. It has 4.3 million views. You gonna pay your income taxes next year?
I've been having a bit too much fun with iMovie since I got back. I took the video I took on my trip and put in some background music and made some cheesy movies. The music is mostly from stuff I was listening to on the trip. Hopefully they're not completely unbearable.
One of the things that was interesting about Tokyo is how everyone waits at the crosswalks. Really huge masses of people all crowd into a sort of waiting area outside Shibuya station. Then when the light changes the place empties for a second or two before the wave of people from the other side arrives. There's also some video of some chanting people with some sort of shrine or something that they're carrying. I don't really have any answers for that. Scaring away evil spirits maybe?
Also I was the only one that I saw that hugged the guys at the end holding the free hugs signs. I felt bad cause I must have been the sweatiest guy around. Either they were a little shocked that somebody actually hugged them or I smelled worse than I thought, not really sure which.
I rented a digital camera and case from Black Tip for one of my dives off Ko Tao. The camera case fogged up as soon as I got in the water so I couldn't really aim all that well. It was also a lot more colorful in real life.
I also have all my photos posted to Flickr now.
What will the planet Earth look like in 100 years? Al Gore testified before congress yesterday on the global warming crisis. Video below.
He presents some information from the latest studies. One shows that the methane trapped in frozen tundra is 23 times more potent at global warming than carbon emissions. If it melts, there's no way to undo it in any timeframe that matters to humans. Another shows the artic ice is capable of melting much more quickly than previously thought. We could be looking at ice-less polar caps in summers within 34 years, meaning most of Florida would be underwater, billions of displaced refugees world wide.
In the last third he outlines some specific things the congress needs to do. He basically says we need to link enviromental impacts to our markets and proposes some interesting ways to do that: a revenue-neutral tax shift from employment-related taxes to polution-related taxes; an immediate ban on new coal-fired power plants.
I also discovered that Nancy Pelosi posts to YouTube. Cool. She posted Gore's testimony.
What about cows? Did God make cows for us to eat too? Must be why their legs are about the thickness of our palm's grasp, the better for gnawing on... Or, maybe we should be eating nothing but bananas..
Perhaps this woman can talk some sense into them, also via GodTube.com.
God's Warrior. She'll take care of them. She said it in Jesus' name, and we all know what that means. She also works as the voice of the bus driver on South Park, in case it wasn't obvious. Listen and compare.
One last gem from GodTube.