Monday, July 14, 2008

1600 years old and likes it

Are you in a good shape? Are you a match for Saint Silvan who lies since 350 on his bed and there is no sign of corruption on his body?

According to the Catholic Church there are Incoruptibles whose body don't decompose which is a proof of their sainthood. Here's a top ten list of Incorruptibles.

Have you seen the first one? I bet lots of women would kill for her facial skin. Seems too good to be true.

Is it only a white life on the behalf of the Church to attract more believers? I wonder if there was a scientific investigation of the bodies.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Gang War on Video

THe local tough guys kidnap a kid from a group which flees in despair. But the bad guys can't enjoy their prey too long, because the underdogs call some tough friends of theirs and return to kick some ass.

Sounds like Hollywood movie? It could be, but it is for real and takes place in the animal kingdom.

It's not your usual nature video where hyenas pull bloody chunks of meat from a carcass surrounded by flies. It's as exciting as an action movie:

Saturday, July 5, 2008

A Haunting Piece of Music

This music below is the theme of the movie The Usual Suspects. This film is very memorable to me, because I didn't know anything about it when I went to watch it and I was washed away by the ending. It was so well thought out and executed that I was rooted to my seat while watching the cast list rolling away.

During the end credits the music linked below was heard and so it's sort of attached to the experience I had in the cinema.

It's a very a nice piece of music, the haunting theme is sinister and dark. I like it very much. Give it a go by listening to this 3 minutes with your eyes closed as some kind of short relaxation concentrating only on the music. It's not your average movie theme:

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Being a Woman

Have you seen a beauty contest page like this? With a Western eye it is very strange. It's rather a burka contest than a beauty contest.

I really don't envy women, because their life quality can be very low or very high depending on where they are born. In China the foot of girls were bound for thousands of years and it had gruesome results. Forced female circumcision is still practiced in various places of Earth. And even if you're the first lady of a country your life might be very much controlled as the example of the first lady of Iran shows.

We know from the past women are the first to suffer when things turn to worse (e.g. raping in wars) and being a women is very much equal to being defencelessness against the circumstances. Even in the womb as in Asia people do anything they can to abort female fetuses which leads to the situation that not every male can have partner, so kidnapping women for wives is becoming more and more commonplace, so here also the women are those who suffer.

But even here in the Western world women are worse off than men. They earn less, it's harder for them to get a job if they didn't have a child yet, they have to be a good lover, a good mother and a good worker which is not easy. Poster girls are set before them as examples, and men see photoshopped ideals in Playboy, ideals which can not be reached in real life.

Of course, women can give birth, they can give life which men cannot do. It's true, but they also have to suffer morning sickness, carry their big bellies and live with the back pain, so it's not only bells and whistles after all.

Compared to that being a man is easier. A man with a tummy has no problem finding a partner which is harder for a woman with a tummy. When a man grows older then he is better looking. It's not such a big deal if a man is born into Taliban country or Africa, because they are still better off there than women.

I wouldn't trade places with a woman even if I could. It's easier for us. I wouldn't say a woman's life is continuous suffering, but I do think we men were luckier when our sex was decided.

Of course, a woman may think it differently.