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Cultural Learnings from Movie Thor

Thor is a great movie. Ok, it’s not Quentin Tarantino.  It’s what I like to call ‘biff, boff and eye candy’ – lots of fighting, lots of hunky chest shots, baddies, goodies, and it all works out in the end. … Continue reading

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The Bonobo and the Atheist

Is she a good dog?  Sure she is –  but is she a GOOD dog? ________________________________________________________________________________________________ Why doesn’t the idea of a sinful dog make sense?  People can be good, bad or indifferent, but dogs are just…dogs.  When they sit … Continue reading

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On the Other Hand…

If I had to sum up my theory of life in one phrase, it’d be ‘on the other hand’. In a way, that’s not surprising – arguing, to my family, was like backyard cricket or watching the evening news – … Continue reading

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Bad news equals no news

On the way home I was listening to the radio about a movement in South Africa called the Brass Bands movement, which picks up kids at risk of getting into trouble and encourages them to produce awful music instead. Just … Continue reading

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Rose and the Philosopher’s Chocolate: Do you feel used?

The other day, I was visiting my old man, Mr L, and we were discussing dogs.  Apparently, as a kid, Mr L used to have to shoot the working dogs, after they’d reached the end of their useful life.  He … Continue reading

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The Good-ish, the Bad-ish, and the Evil (ish)

Some people are good (or good-ish).  And some are bad (or bad-ish).  And then, there are those who are…wait for it…. So what is this Evil – that’s just SO much worse, or different, or something, than plain old boring … Continue reading

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Who do I want to be?

A cursory look around tells us that the good are often kicked to the curb while the bad whoop it up in sumptious retirement villas on the Cote d’Azur. I don’t believe in rewards and punishments, heaven and hell, or … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with killing babies?

And apologies in advance for the controversial subject… Two Melbourne philosophy professors recently caused an uproar when they said that it wasn’t any MORE wrong to kill newborn babies than to kill foetuses in the womb, and that sometimes, it … Continue reading

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Plastic surgery for the soul?

Customer: Hi, I’m a loser. Surgeon: Yes, well we can certainly fix that for you!  Let’s see..a little extra drive inserted HERE, maybe some liposuction for those extra kilos of procrastination around the cerebellum, a bit of  lift and tuck … Continue reading

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Who should I kill today?

Re my NR resolution to be more rational – it’s just occurred to me that irrationality is totally rational, in its way. Ergo, I should stop railing against the rest of humanity for being irrational and instead be thankful they … Continue reading

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