MRZ

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  • Birthday 01/20/1984

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  1. Happy Birthday to alann

    A happy belated birthday alann.
  2. Photography

    ROFL! I think I just scared myself logging in to check your post I'd forgotten about my stubbly chin being in the picture. His name's Juju (after Mama Odie's adorable snake from The Princess and The Frog) and he's just a random cat we found in our backyard when he was like 10 days old. My wife thought his pattern was really interesting so we kept him although we spent a couple of months feeding him milk through a syringe and stimulating his behind with a napkin to make him pee/poop, which was a new experience for both of us and kind of fun.
  3. Favorite movie lines

    V: Violence can be used for good. Evey Hammond: What are you talking about? V: Justice. - V for Vendetta
  4. Favorite movie lines

    Agent Smith: "Why, why, WHY do you persist, Mr. Anderson?" Neo: "Because I choose to." - The Matrix Revolutions
  5. This is Indian intellectualism. Sound like rock bottom yet?
  6. Happy Birthday to Jim A.

    Happy birthday Jim A.!
  7. Multiple Intelligences

    I don't think an "achievement" is required for a particular ability to be identified. There are always indications of such an ability that can be observed by people one knows (sometimes only by those one knows very well), or just by oneself - you might surprise yourself by making a beautifully intricate soap carving one day and file the information away that you have the ability to carve well and can someday develop this further.
  8. Multiple Intelligences

    I'm a little confused by this. Given my hierarchy of values, and all other factors being the same, do I not have more to gain from someone who is able to do something better than other people as long as it is not something like "manipulating others"? Also, societies like Mensa allow people to meet others with comparable level of intelligence, which in itself, is something usually valuable to people of high intelligence. This is not because other intelligent people are more rational or productive but because, as you go up the IQ scale, people have hugely different processing skills - they, for example, can process a lot more information in a given time or observe a lot more in a given situation and it is hard for someone like that to relate to anyone except others like them in just that sense (i.e. with unique processing skills). Of course, that is not to say that Ted Kaczynski-crazy is something good to relate to but my point is that just intelligence, with all that it implies, might be of value to someone even in a person who is not the most rational or productive.
  9. Is Dagny a Nietzschian?

    I fail to see how this matters with regard to your initial question. If you say Ayn Rand separated from Nietzsche philosophically, then why suggest Dagny was a Nietzschian character? Similar senses-of-life does is not what the term "Nietzschian" means in the sense that you're using it - it means similar philosophical premises, which is not true at all in Dagny's case, as the other posters have explained in more detail.
  10. Jokes

    A DEA officer stops at a ranch in Texas, and talks with an old rancher. He tells the rancher, "I need to inspect your ranch for illegally grown drugs." The rancher says, "Okay, but do not go in that field over there," as he points out the location. The DEA officer verbally explodes saying, "Mister, I have the authority of the Federal Government with me." Reaching into his rear pants pocket, he removes his badge and proudly displays it to the rancher. "See this badge? This badge means I am allowed to go wherever I wish, on any land. No questions asked or answers given. Have I made myself clear? Do you understand? " The rancher nods politely, apologizes, and goes about his chores. A short time later, the old rancher hears loud screams and sees the DEA officer running for his life chased by the rancher's big Santa Gertrudis bull. With every step the bull is gaining ground on the officer, and it seems likely that he'll get gored before he reaches safety. The officer is clearly terrified. The rancher throws down his tools, runs to the fence and yells at the top of his lungs... "Your badge. Show him your BADGE!"
  11. That sounds amazing. Thanks for sharing L-C.
  12. Owl City

    Like most of the songs on this album, these songs have very joyful, lighthearted music. These two are my favourites and are extra special to me because my wife and I discovered them around the time we first started talking to each other. While to me Fireflies stands out for its music, I have not come across many songs like Vanilla Twilight - meaningful, intelligent lyrics that don't feel contrived to rhyme or mean something.
  13. In case you thought Islam was civilized ...

    I have no doubt about the barbarism of the Iranian government but I'm a little unsure how to react to this Sounds like justice to me.
  14. Thanks for explaining Michael. I agree with alann - ROFL!