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Sherminator

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  1. Sports are important part of culture. More prominent finns: -Linus Torvald, the maker of Linux. I actually met the dude when I was young. -REnny Harlin, the director of Die Hard 2. Married Geena Davis. Brilliant!!! -Eliel Saarinen, the world famous architect. But back to topic: I loved Flashpoint, but had no idea it was a canadian production.
  2. Animals respond to love. Now, if animals were just biological robots, they would not respond to love, any more than, say a car would. But since animals respond to love and other feelings too, they do have a soul! And with love, I did not mean the kind of love Catweazle used to have when he was a lad growing in a cattle farm.
  3. I love the picture quality when watching old VHS tapes on a brand new LED telly (samsung) I have these old rock concert videos on VHS and now and then I just plug me old VHS player to the telly and have a nostalgic rock session. And it really is amazing how the pic looks. I mean in the LED, the black is really black and not grainy gray, as it was in those old tellies. And with a bit of grain removal, the pic is very smooth too. And colours are more vibrant too. Boy, I'm really happy I have not thrown all of my old VHS tapes away. Or the VHS player.
  4. If it pleases the court, I have here two pieces of solid proof why those heathen cave paintings cannot be spiritual in nature. Firstly: Spiritual people are very egoistic. Fact. When spiritual people do spiritual stuff, they want to have a big audience. They want to be as visible as possible, and make as much noise as possible, while they are doing their spiritual stuff. So, would a spiritual person go to a very remote, dark cave to paint a spiritual mural? -I do not think so! A spiritual stoneage artist would do his painting in as visible place as possible, to attract a crowd. -They would also choose a place where the painting would be seen by all. So, they would choose a outdoor cliff wall for their art, rather than some remote, hard to reach, pitch black cave. So, based on the psychological profile of these so called spiritualists, those cave painting could not have been done by spirtiual people. So, they cannot be spiritual in nature. At this point I would like the jury to consider spiritual people of today: -popes, gurus, preachers, they all want to be seen by all. They really are egoists. And when they pray, they want a crowd of thousands to admire them. No lonely cell for them! And spiritual gurus? even worse! For example, there's gurus who lived on top of a pole, in middle east! -not because it was spiritual. -No, they lived on top of a pole because that way everyone could see them for miles, and think, man that's one spiritual dude!!! Also, think of spiritual people in backward tribes of the Amazons (the place, not the website) -Their witch-doctors are very egoistic indeed. They are the loudests and the most colourful of their people, and they are pathologically obsessed at being the center of attention in every tribal business, be it a hunt or a funeral. Egoism, pure and simple, dominates the minds of spiritualists and mystics. -Objection your honour! That is pure slander! -Wannamaker -Overruled. Proceed, sherm, but try to keep it short. -Tripper Very well. I shall move to my second point of proof: Spiritual art is of very low quality. -whereas those cave paintings are very high quality indeed. So, they could not be spiritual in nature. Again, consider the spiritual, or new age artists of today: Their inferior, badly executed paintings are full of dolphins, milkyways, dolphins swimming in the milkyway, and, worst of all, floating people with auras around them. -they are not the kind of expressionist rubbish an art critic wants to see on full stomach. And as you can see fro exhibit c, d, and e, dolphins, milkyways and auras are mercifully absent in cave paintings. I rest my case, your honour.
  5. Aalto, as a disigner. Sibelius, as a composer Kimi Raikkonen and many others, as a formula drivers of great renown. Martti Ahtisaari, nobel peace price winner, for bringing peace. Tommi Makinen and others, for rally cross legends Sherminator, as a major pain in the butt
  6. I just found solid proof why the cave paintings cannot be spiritual in nature! -I will tell you tomorrow. But now I just have to say this: The best cave paintings in europe are so refined, both in technique and in style, that there must be a history behind them. -a complete art history, spanning hundreds of years. Because such fine art does not just appear out of thin air. Such fine art tells that there is an institution of art in the society. A system of masters and apprentices. A style, refined over generations. Also, the paints used are of such quality that it tells there must have been 'professional' paint makers in those early societies. So, art must have been an istitution ever back then. Who knows, there might even have been a school of artists in some village, where gifted boys of the tribe were send to learn the art of making paints and painting. As to what the art was used for: In my opinion the art was used to record the history of the tribes. there was no written language, and spoken language was rather crude too, so the best way to remember past victories and event was to paint them. Most were probably painted on skins of animals, but walls and barks were used too. So, no need to bring spirituality into it.
  7. BTW anomaly, here's something interesting you might try: Get a movie DVD that came out with the first generation of DVDs, in the year 2000 or so. now, get a DVD of the same movie that was made very recently, say, in 2011. Now, play those two DVD movies with same settings. Be amazed how different the pictures are, even though it is the same movie on both DVD:s This is because the older movie DVD was made for scart/composite using players, while the brand new movie DVD was made for HDMI using players and flatscreens. Blade runner is a good example to use here, as it is easy to get in multiple versions and ages, from most second hand dvd stores.
  8. Internet will bring us world peace! TOday, young people all over the world are connected via internet. -they know each other, and know that people are the same all over the world. There in no jingoism or patriotism in the young. Not the way their parents have them. So, in the future all mankind will be connected into a single whole, via internet. And nobody will want to wage war, unless it is virtual war in world of warcraft! Hooray for internet! Euthanasia? -well, people get extended life spans these days, and therefore, they stay old geezers longer. Dying at the age of 90, and not 70, means 20 more miserable years of being old. So, euthanasia will become commonplace, because more and more people will not want to linger, but will want to pass on before the miserly life between years 70-100 starts. What religion says about this is another matter, but hey, who cares about those dumbskulls?
  9. many historian say cave art was very rare, and therefore sacred and special. They are imbeciles. Let us consider the facts: Specialists and historians agree that cave paintings we know are extremely well drawn. -they were made by people who knew how to paint, and who were extremely practiced and skilled at the art. This is a fact. Now, how did they became so skilled at drawing animals? -With practise. Lots of practise. They must have painted hundreds of cave and cliff faces, to get that good. also, there must have been paint making skills that were passed from master to disciple for generations. This must mean the following: -there was a lot of cave and cliff paintings done in that era. A lot. And that means the paintings were very commonplace in that era. Therefore they could not have been very sacred. Of course, most paintings have been lost to the ravages of time. Only ones left, are the ones in deepest caves, where forces of nature or humans could not touch them and destroy them. So, those cave paintings we have now, were not the only ones in the era. They're just the ones that survived. Now that's logic. There's no need to become spiritual and mystic about it.
  10. NEver liked Veronica Mars that much. Bit too stuck up girl. -Miracle Falls was much better, but very similar to Veronica Mars.
  11. So! You know any good films or serials made in Canada, of all places??? -share your knowledge of Canadian television with us! I know one: Gavin Crawford show. Brilliant comedy show from very funny canadian. -totally worth watching. Mind you, it has some very rude gay jokes, so if youre overly sensitive...
  12. have you noticed that animals have personalities, just like humans? -take a litter of dogs: one puppy is extremely shy, other very curious, third will eat everything, and fourth is very corageous. same with cats and other animals. And those of you that have worked on a farm will know that cattle, too, have personalities. Cows, sheep and so on do have distinct personalities that help separate the animals from each other. -kinda strange, but true! So, since animals have personalities, they cannot be mere automatons.
  13. Anomaly, have you noticed that many movie theatres have replaced analog projectors with modern HD digital projectors? -to me that is rather worrying. You see, in those digital projectors the picture can be adjusted by the blokes in the projector room. Colour balance, intensity, level of black, all can be adjusted. And while there is the official calibration for those devices, I'm certain there is always one bloke on the theatre staff, who thinks he knows better and who is constantly fiddling with the projectors display settings to ge the 'best' picture... And this means that when you go to a movie theatre today, you cannot be sure wether the pic on the silver screen is the way the movie makers intented it to be wiewed! Should be worrying, especially to a purist like you!
  14. although wether the cave paintings are real art is to be determined -to me, no. Lot of cave art and cliff painings were done for very utilitarian purposes. For example, here in finland, cliff painings were used as guide for navigating the thousands of labyrinthine lakes of finland, and marking fishing territories of different tribes. So, while some people think them art, I cannot agree. I mean are todays traffic signs art???
  15. Okay, a hard one here: Imagine you are at a beach, and your friend brings you a tall glass of delicious looking cocktail. You take a sip from the cool glass. And then realise the drink tastes horrible!!! Now what will you do??? Will you spit, or will you swallow???
  16. ah guerrilla girls! I just read about them from an art history book! -theyve been around for ages, it seems!!!
  17. I believe all animals (including homo sapiens) have souls, although I havent the foggiest what happens to these souls after animal dies. -It seems church does not either.
  18. Sherminator

    Aliens!

    back to the crop cicles, man! The tricksters have admitted to copying the original crop cicles, in their fake circles. So, who made those original crop cicles, that have been appearing for ages??? I say aliens use crop fields for landing for following reasons: -very smooth surface, as there are no big rocks or tree stumps in the fields, and the crop stalks cushion the landing. -no traffick or roads nearby. -no lights at night. No doubt aliens signal their transports from these fields, and get picked up after a reconnaissance mission. Scientists say that anything that can exist, must exist, in this unlimited universe. Therefore aliens must exist! -weirdly enough, these same scientists vehemently deny the existence of aliens...
  19. still, without wars the earth would be even more overpopulated as it is now. -so something good. And wars have given us advances in tech and engineering. and why is it that it is all right to kill animals, but not all right to kill humans???
  20. I get a headache from those tattoos. -those military bands and their cacophony, and the facist marching of the troops. not my thing...
  21. What? those rabbits are so cuuuuuuuuuuute!!! -seriously, I love them! But that rayman, his disjointed arms and his silly face, they just annoy the heck out of me. Sorry, but that's just how I am. -same way I hate those silly aliens and their shiny violet harware in halo games.
  22. Do you really wanna see chumlee eat???
  23. Playing raving rabbits on wii. great party game with totally brilliant minigames. and tnakfully there is very little rayman in it.
  24. right... BTW, anomaly, you do realize that the first and second generation of DVD:s were mastered to be used with 1.scart, and 2.vacuum tube tellies. -so, when you use them with modern lcd telly with HDMI compliant bluray player, the picture will be way off, and not to the modern industry standard. So, adjusting pic is important in older DVDs. SAme goes for old consoles. They were also meant to be used with scart and vacuum tellies, so their pic looks horrible when you plug them to modern telly. -so, again radical pic adjustment is neccessary. Personally i do not care what the movie makers meant the pic to look. When i buy movie, it's mine, so I can do whatever i want with it. and i can always reset my telly to the 'industry standard' which is the 'movie' setting in my telly, with a single puch of button...
  25. I remember matrix films, where the directors green tinted the pic on purpose to underline that the matrix was virtual reality. -I disliked this, so pulled down the intensity of green, so as to get more natural picture. Many movies do have a quite strange colour space as a norm, because the directors wanted it, but to me, this does not mean I would have to look at the film that way. With music, I fiddle with the settings till the music makes love to my ears. -with movies, I do the same with the picture.
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