Tuesday, October 17, 2006

My Thoughts on an Animated Dinosaur Movie, Immanuel Kant, and Muhammad Yunus

Movie Thoughts
I watched part of this random animated dinosaur movie (mostly because I felt spaced out and tired will be my official excuse). All I can say about it: it was weird and kind of annoying, but I couldn't stop watching it for about 20 minutes.

I have no intellectual thoughts and great comments to make about the movie, although I do have this strange desire where I'd like to find a connection between this film and Immanuel Kant. What would Kant think about this movie? I think the movie allowed my mind to transcend reality and understand the limitation of empirical observations. I think that would make Kant happy.

I'm sorry for making you read that, there was no point to any of that.

Thoughts on International Politics and Yucky Stuff Like That
I know, I know. North Korea's got you down, making you worried about a new era of nuclear proliferation. First of all, be thankful you don't live in Japan. If you do live in Japan, well... be thankful you don't live in North Korea. If you live in North Korea, well shoot, I suppose you can always be thankful you don't live in the tinderbox that is Iraq.

As for some wonderful news that I consider uplifting and upbeat: Muhammad Yunus won the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in lending money to poor Bangladeshis. This work has helped to spread a movement of microcredit loans in the developing world, giving some of the world's poorest people opportunities and a chance at success. The story is genuinely uplifting, and it's a reminder that there are great possibilities in making the world better for everyone.

5 comments:

Shaymus said...

Yeah apart from all the serious shit that could happen with N.korea it will be interesting to see if he changes his outfit.

Sebastien said...

HAha! Yeah, he wears the same thing all the time doesn't he? Well, I guess he's crazy like a fox as they say.

Mariana said...

I heard that news about the microcredit loans! They showed an example in Portugal of a woman who was in the child care business, but out of work for god knows how long. She got a microcredit loan and created her own small kinder garden. Now not only does she (finally!) have a job but she's also employed four other people. It's a great idea.

nicole said...

You took care of all my news and entertainment needs with one blow. Good job! ;)

Sebastien said...

Mariana: Wow, I didn't know they were using it in Portugal! Really unbelievable!

Nicole: Haha! Thank you you're too kind!