Last week, I talked about my experiment with http://www.blogtalkradio.com/. It’s part of my experimental with social media, and referenced in the Wiki article at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…. I’m experimenting with Internet Radio, and will be hosting a weekly 15 minute segment, entitled Of Cabbages and Kings, every Sunday at 4:30 PM Central Standard Time (10:30:00 GMT). This week’s planned topic is marketing comic book superheroes. Depending on my experimentation, over the next several weeks, the show could expand in time duration and show content. Stay tuned!
During this time of economic crisis, one of the most overlooked US educational avenues is the local junior college. I recall reading a story, where a Caterpillar intern won a college scholarship. The person planned to major in engineering. The first two years would be spent at the College of Dupage. The last two years would be spent at Northern Illinois University. After completing college, they would work for Caterpillar. What’s interesting here is that COD is an Illinois junior college, while NIU is a state college. This perceptive person would utilize COD to complete core requirements, not related to their major (I.E. – English, P.E., History, Etc.). When they get to NIU, all that remains are engineering courses.
My Mom and Obama
My mom is a die-hard Bush fan, and always complains about Obama. I keep telling her that the American majority voted for him, and he hasn’t started working yet. If she sees something in a tabloid – like the Globe or National Inquirer – it becomes gospel truth. I did see where the Bush family was divorcing, but haven’t seen any collaborate story from a major publication (I.E. – New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Time, Newsweek, etc.). I’ll even settle for a story in Readers Digest. Looks like I’ll have to live with this for four years.
The Gods Must be Crazy
Did you ever see the two movie versions entitled “The Gods Must be Crazy”? See en.wikipedia.org/wiki…. Part of what happens is a Coke bottle falls from the sky, and a native thinks it’s a sign from the gods. A while back, psychiatrist R.D. Lang at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/… postulated that the world is really crazy, and only the people labeled “insane”, see the world as it really is. Interesting thought. I think the Buddhists looked for the self for centuries, but never found it. It reminds me of the song, “Looking for Love in all the wrong places.” Perhaps we should rename the song, “Looking for ‘self’ in all the wrong places.” Shamans, mystics, and mad scientists might really see reality, and the rest of us experience insanity. A good, academic journal devoted to shamans, is Shaman’s Drum ( http://shamansdrum.org). Wait! I think I see a Coke bottle, falling from the sky. I’m going to try to catch it, with my butterfly net.
Let me end the week with some notable boredom quotes:
“I fell asleep reading a dull book and dreamed I kept on reading, so I awoke from sheer boredom.”
Heinrich Heine quotes (German Poet and Writer, 1797-1856)
“When people are bored, it is primarily with their own selves that they are bored.”
“What’s wrong with being a boring kind of guy?”
George W Bush
“Virtuous people often revenge themselves for the constraints to which they submit by the boredom which they inspire.”