Monday, September 18, 2006

The true space oddity

Anousheh Ansari, the first female space tourist, says it was her childhood dream to be able to travel into the space one day. In realizing this dream, she hopes to show women and girls around the world that they, too, can reach their dreams, especially given the fact that she was born and raised in a country where not many opportunities were provided to her (I paraphrased part of her interview with the CNN).

Hydra has a dream too, and he truly hopes that it will be realized someday. He wishes that the “media one day flies” like Ansari would not make quasi-philosophical/sociological statements in the future, implying justice and morality in the human world.

There are millions of people on this planet who are more talented, harder working, and prettier than Ansari, but will never have 25 million dollars to afford this luxury trip out of town.

My friends, do not underestimate the chance factor. You could have easily been her, floating around at the space station with millions of dollars in your bank account. Or… you could have been that poor child in Arusha or Johannesburg, infected with the HIV, and destined to await your death in pain. The chances are equal. Make a choice. No, sorry… you can’t.

The choking cat

I was starving, so made myself a hamburger
And one extra so I could eat it up later
Better weather than yesterday… yesterday it was too cold
I hate it when it’s cold. Especially when it’s not supposed to, like in August
I sat in front of my computer… thinking about… I don’t know… work, I guess
Noises…What the hell? Not him again….
I ran to the kitchen, the cat stole my hamburger
Goddamn idiot… I hope you're gonna choke!
I wanna get out of here… I wanna get outta this town, this country, this planet
Maybe I can be one of the future space tourists! Who knows…
Hell, yeah!
I can take protein en vitamin pills all day… cats hate pills…

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Are we blind?

A distinguished man once said that great crimes against humanity are not committed by the aggressor, but by those who stand by to observe, and fail to intervene.

Watch a short video.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Dream part II

Perhaps, he deserves it more than any other U.S. president in recent history.

Read more.