Monday, November 28, 2005

I'm Charlie Brown

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Tuesday, November 22, 2005

How stupid are you?

Its good to know how stupid you really are.
I turned out ok..
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Monday, November 21, 2005

Dude, where's the story?

Did you watch the latest Harry Potter? Well, I did… and to say that I was disappointed would be an understatement. I am n HP fan... and I would have liked to see the director stick to the book. The quidditch world cup was glossed over, but that was ok… that’s not important in the larger scheme of things, but the death eaters' march through the tents was skimmed through too… why? I thought that was important. I know it’s a big book to shrink into one movie… but once you take up the challenge, u better do a good job!

Dumbledore, in my opinion, is a very cool, in control kind of character in the book. In the movie, he did not look like any body Neville Longbottom would be afraid of… let alone Voldermort. Running about, shouting, shrinking from the light of the Goblet… come on…! The man seemed out of his depth handling a school event…. And this is the man who the entire wizarding world holds in awe? This is character assassination!!

Special effects are good... but that’s not all a movie is about. I don’t know if there’s a razzie for worst adapted screenplay... but if there is… GOF is a shoo-in for that one. What was all that with the Dragon??? Fancy flying is good to see, but not at the expense of the plot… Mr. Director apparently did not have enough time to give us the whole story… but he did have enough to waste on sp effects.

The only redeeming part of the movie was Voldermort. He looked exactly as I had imagined him (both before and after his resurrection). One can only hope that the next movies are a more mature product.

I might sound a bit peeved… but that’s probably because I am.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

It has stopped

Just yesterday, I was watching some program on The Animal Planet... and they mentioned that most species change themselves to better suit their environment. Man is perhaps the only one that changes the environment to suit his needs. This led me to think, and since it is a rare occurrence I might be a bit rusty here. But hear me out... what is evolution? If by some mutation, a particular group of animals in a species, get better adapted to the environment than the others, it leads to a higher probability of that animal's (and its progeny's) survival. Eventually, since more animals with the new strain will survive and reproduce, we have (over a few millennia, perhaps) a new species. Consider man...In our new environment; is there anything that will give one of us a better chance at survival? I don’t think so. Darwin's theory of Natural Selection does not apply to the humans any more. The weak ones do not die young and the strong ones do not live longer. The strong take care of the weak (yeah, right!). Evolution, for the humans, has stopped. We don’t adapt ourselves to become a better fit into our environment, we build fire places.

In fact, since there is no advantage in being stronger, and no huge disadvantage in being slightly weaker, I would guess, that we have begun, for lack of a better word, de-evolving. We are becoming a weaker species every century. Just count the number of allergies we have these days.

I know this is an over simplification, but it does kind of make sense.