Monthly Archives: December 2010

Giving Up the Drink

I generally hate new years resolutions. Scratch that, I don’t ‘hate’ new years resolutions, I just choose not to acknowledge their existence as anything that would make a difference in my life. Alas, I think I’ll be making one this … Continue reading

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How Many People Can Live on Planet Earth?

Countries by population density I think I’ve discussed elsewhere how I’m frustrated sometimes with my parents, who currently believe that: a) vaccines, like the MMR vaccine, can cause autism, and b) that vaccines don’t work at all: they’re just a … Continue reading

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Liberia and The Vice Guide to Travel: Liberia

I had never even heard of Liberia before someone suggested I watch this Vice doc (below). For instance, I think I even asked the person “do you mean Nigeria?” Oh ignorance. Anyways, Vice has this amazing doc where a camera … Continue reading

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WikiLeaks Documentary

check it out:

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Surreal Photography – Philippe Ramette

Head over to this blog to find an absolutely amazing collection of photos by the artist Philippe Ramette (who surprisingly does not have an english wikipedia article). These photos are UNALTERED (read: no photoshop or anything) The way he achieves … Continue reading

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John Pilger’s ‘The War You Don’t See’

Just finished watching another great John Pilger doc. This one is about the failure of the media to report on war crimes and human rights violations, or to question governmental actions / reports. The doc covers WWI, WWII, vietnam, Palestine-Israel … Continue reading

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Blind Boy Who Uses Echolocation to See

…just watch this documentary…

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