10:45 AM Feb 27, 2010

by Rob Ritchie

An amazing column that I urge everyone to read...and share:

A prayer from the living world

8:22 PM Feb 22, 2010

by Rob Ritchie

Robot Drum Circle Makes Human Hippies Obsolete

Instapundit comments "aren’t they obsolete anyway?"

8:40 PM Feb 10, 2010

by Rob Ritchie

When Films are Ruined by ‘Special Features’

Recently I rented a DVD of the award-winning 2003 documentary Winged Migration. Famed as one of the most unique and beautiful films ever made, Winged Migration literally takes the viewer up into the sky as it follows birds on their long-distance seasonal flights around the world. Somehow, seemingly as if by magic, the cameras are right there amongst the migrating birds, and you feel as if you are flying thousands of feet in the air with your fellow avians over landscapes which range from the picturesque to the breathtaking. When the film was over, all I could say was “Wow!”

And then, I made the terrible, terrible mistake of clicking on “Special Features” in the DVD menu. Ten minutes later, I realized retroactively that I didn’t like the film after all. In fact, I hated it.

Why? Because among the special features was one of those short “The Making of…” mini-documentaries which divulged the secrets of how they filmed Winged Migration. And it revealed that the film was all a lie. A beautiful lie, but a lie nonetheless.

Very interesting, and something I haven't considered but in retrospect I agree with.

Use caution.

The message here is....

6:45 PM Feb 8, 2010by Rob Ritchie

...they're taking over, so get on their side early.