Monday, July 30, 2007

Bye Bye Bergman

So Ingmar Bergman died today. At least he had a good innings. The clip is from Bergman's existential classic, 'The Seventh Seal', which I watched recently and can highly recommend.

It seems rude not to mention that earlier this month a friend of mine died, who also had had a fairly good innings.

So here's to Death, the biggest (chess playing) cunt of them all! And as my friend used to say, "Live long and prosper"...

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Isn't Evolution Funny?

It's certainly been a while since I posted any words. Unfortunately I'm still not quite in the mood for anything too deep and existential, but I did want to share these two video clips. The first is from a National Geographic documentary on human evolution and shows what happens when chimpanzees are threatened by artificial leopards (it made me laugh!). And the second is from the brilliant 13 part documentary 'The Ascent of Man', by Jacob Bronowski, which reminded me a lot of Carl Sagan's Cosmos, and is well worth a watch.

There may be more to follow...but don't hold your breath...