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Think Different

Here’s to the crazy ones.

Here’s to the crazy ones.

The misfits.
The rebels.
The troublemakers.
The round pegs in the square holes.
The ones who see things differently.

They’re not fond of rules.
And they have no respect for the status quo.

You can praise them, disagree with them, quote them,
disbelieve them, glorify or vilify them.

About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them.
Because they change things.

They invent. They imagine. They heal.
They explore. They create. They inspire.
They push the human race forward.

Maybe they have to be crazy.

How else can you stare at an empty canvas and see a
work of art?
Or sit in silence and hear a song that’s never been
written?
Or gaze at a red planet and see a laboratory on wheels?

We make tools for these kinds of people.

While some see them as the crazy ones,
we see genius.

Because the people who are crazy enough to think
they can change the world, are the ones who do.

Previously posted on Apple.com

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Indie Hipness

As much as I try never to be too cool for anyone or anything, I sometimes fail. It’s just fun to be an “indie kid”. Too have some snobbishness about yourself.

I hardly ever listen to the radio anymore, and if I do, it’s NPR (what can I say, i’m a news geek). Thus most of my music recommendations come via word of mouth or music given to me by friends. Therefore I might be the last person on earth to find out about an artist or I might be one of the first, just depends on who I know and when i talk to them.

My original introduction to the Shins came last june, on a roard trip up to Virginia. I thought they were good, but when you’re in a vehicle with 5 other people, you don’t really get to listen to the music.

Time passes, and Garden State comes out. The soundtrack is on fire, the movie is pretty cool, and The Shins take off, because Natalie Portman (who is probably the cutest actress today, imho) says they’ll change your lives. And immediately the Shins lose their indie appeal… bummer. But I’m still not too cool for them.

Unfortunately some people are, behold as Cinecultist talks about the shins, hip movie soundtracks, and indie appeal. It’s a pretty funny and true read.

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Millions

This was a wonderful film. Takes you right into a kid’s imagination, and you know I’m all about that! I can’t do it justice, because I’m not really a good movie critique writer.

But it has my full-hearted recommendation – it’s hilarious, sweet, inspiring, and just look at that kid. I mean he’s cute.

Plus St. Peter’s retelling of the feeding of the 5000 is hilarious!

“I said ‘Miracle’ and for a minute I thought I fooled ‘im, but then I realized that a miracle had really taken place that day… do you understand what I’m saying?”
“No, not really”
“I’m talking about you, you’re that boy.”
“Now I’m really lost.”

5 stars at the moment 🙂

[edit: i could care less about C2, the new new coke, but I absolutely LOVE their advertising. I want to Break Free by Queen, while adults ride through school halls on bicycles? There’s something just invigorating about that. But I still don’t care about C2.]

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Pimp My Ride

You know, I’m not a really big fan of Xzibit (the rapper)… and I could generally care less about the cars with all the jazzed up paint jobs and kickin’ speakers.

But I have to say MTV’s show “Pimp My Ride” is brilliant. Behold:

1) Brilliant self-promotion for host Xzibit

2) Brilliant promotion for West Coast Autos, the shop that does all the pimping

3)New or completely updated car for someone who can’t afford one. And they are usually completely crap cars, for people who aren’t necessarily bums.

4) Engaging to watch, because the people’s reactions are genuine. Actually the whole show just has a genuine feel to it – even though it can be corny and cheesy and some of the additions to the cars are completely ludicrous.

Needless to say I’m addicted, but I’m not hooked…

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Get me there…

Can someone get me to the GodBlogCon?

That would be beautiful. I already have friends to stay with out there… as quite a few of my friends are students in the Torrey Honors Program 🙂

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Some discussion regarding the Catholic Church

A friend called today asking about can there be a Catholic Christian? I really had to give her my best answer, but I am not up to date on church history and theological differences. My failing.

However I have been reading about what’s happened today. As you may know, a new Pope was chosen yesterday.

Andrew Sullivan had some reactions there were umm… liberal?

Have no fear though, the conservative blogosphere is all over it. Dr. John Mark Reynolds has a brilliant (witty yet right on) response to Sullivan, as does Professor Bainbridge entitled “Andrew Sullivan is an Ass”.

Pretty much Andrew Sullivan is pissed that the church elected a Pope that actually believes in what the church believes. Damn Catholics.

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Arrested Development

We expected more from creator Mitchell Hurwitz – he is, after all, the man that brought us Golden Girls – and no one knows better than executive producer Ron Howard how well tried and true formula works. And yet, they expect us to watch a sitcom without a laugh track? It’s like, every single line is potentially funny, and some of them are funny in three or four different ways – how are you suppossed to know when to laugh? They can’t all be jokes … right? And even if they are, what are you suppossed to do? Watch the thing over and over again to glean jokes that flew past you the first time? It sounds to us like Arrested Development wants to reward viewers who are smart enough to remember old details and have the tenacity to careful pay attention to new ones. That’s elitist. We don’t like that.

TV Squad in a fake cry to cancel the tv show Arrested Development, one of the most brilliant tv shows in years.

I just bought the first season on DVD 🙂

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