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21. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 11y

You have to love a show where the smartest one in the family is the dog.
This series pokes fun at every stereotype and pop culture icon. Someday Stewie is going to be successful and blow up the world or kill his mother, but of course he will have to wait until his diaper is changed. Wicked funny writing and dialoge, luv that 'Family Guy'.

22. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 11y

Quoting jeffG

no

but as a web designer, im trying, one site at a time ;)

There's a guy here at the University of Toronto (I know him) who wrote his Master's thesis on the level of trust people place on the Internet. I can't remember all the details, but his findings were that people generally have great faith in what they read on the Internet. I think his thesis is online somewhere. I can get the details if anyone is that serious about the topic. Just thought it might be an interesting tidbit.

23. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Q-Zhang, that would make a very interesting tid-bit! (A scary one, but an interesting one none the less!)

24. Posted by IronChef (Full Member 1076 posts) 11y

I can't really put into words how scary that wounds to me. Caleb Carr wrote a book a couple of years ago about the take over of the information we receive and how it can be so easily conformed to a person's needs.

Believing what you read on the internet is like beleiving a commercial for precription drugs. They will hit on every little idiosyncracy until you, listening on the radio or watching tv, say 'Hey, that's me.' I just finished watching the movie 'The Constant Gardener' - very good - Ralph Fiennes is an excellent actor. Needless to say it made me think a lot about the current state of affaris with British diplomacy and how things go over there.

Is there a 'Michael Moore' of the United Kingdom? I would be very interested in reading some of the slander and right-wing extremist ideas on the current state of politics in the UK. Watching the movie tonight really made me realize that in every country there is, probably, the complete spectrum from left to right of conservatives to radicals. I'm sure here in America they are just allowed to have a louder voice.:)

25. Posted by IronChef (Full Member 1076 posts) 11y

Quoting MASSAGEUK

A naive reformist - but still.

I hope you are still following what is going on in the southern coastal region of America. There is still no word of Michael Moore helping out but the people and the situation is looking pretty grave for months to come.

26. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

I was unplugged all weekend, and came back to see Celine Dion all over the news. Dear me, what tears! What an elongated performance to wipe them all away! I'm not saying she was exaggerating - indeed, it's hard not to be touched by what's happening in New Orleans - but it seemed to me a little bit out of order, although I can't quite explain why. People have to stand up and say something, after all.

Anyone else see her on Larry King? Any thoughts?

27. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 11y

I don't believe that Michael Moore is a "naive reformist" or an "extreme leftist". Micheal Moore sees problems with the state the United States is in and the direction they are heading. He voices those concerns and his ideas through film and writing. His goal is to help the United States through the means that he knows best.

And that is much more than can be said of most people in this world who are far too concerned with what colour of shoes to wear and what car to buy this year.

In that letter he seems to be calling out President Bush on a slow reaction to a forwarned disaster. You are right though, he is not out there on the front lines, handing out bottles of water. He is not filling sandbags or any such things. What he is doing is writing books and making films to try and bring awareness to the affairs that affect us all.

That is what Michael Moore is doing, what are you doing? Filling Sand bags? Handing out water bottles? Writing books? Making Films? Or complaining about people anonymously on the internet?

I guess I am doing the same though... ha! what a world.

28. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

I happen to like Michael Moore. I don't always agree with him, nor do I take his books, films and/or letters as gospel. But Brendan is correct in his assessment - Michael Moore is calling attention to the situation in such a way that it promotes discussions like these. The squeaky wheel gets the grease. It got our attention!

29. Posted by IronChef (Full Member 1076 posts) 11y

I guess this issue just hits home for me a little more. My roommate's boyfriend's step-father lives outside of N.O. and hasn't been able to get in touch with him yet. He is into construction and is trying to get in touch with some agencies to go down and help.

Don't know if anyone has seen the footage of people wading out of the water and the state the houses are in. I remember seeing the inside of one house but it was completely filled with mold already. I think the future is gonna be much worse than the present. There is going to have to be much demolition before re-construction will occur. There isn't going to be a school year for 1,000's of children and no businesses will be open for 6-8 months. The city won't be able to generate a single dollar from taxes or any type of revenue for that time, either.

I've always been of the opinion 'Think Global, Act Local'. Maybe what I can do to help one family get back in touch and support them will have a far-reaching effect.

30. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 11y

Quoting IronChef

I've always been of the opinion 'Think Global, Act Local'. Maybe what I can do to help one family get back in touch and support them will have a far-reaching effect.

What a great idea !!! Been done though....

http://wired.com/news/hurricane/0,2904,68743,00.html