The Biggest Loser, The Amazing Race and Survivor have created more successful couples than The Bachelor/Bachelorette
Diogenes was the shit. He was easily one of the best philosophers ever. He made himself the least wealthy person, hence living in a “Barrel”. He also, upon seeing a child drinking from a river with his hands, smashed his only wooden bowl claiming to be “Bested by a child”. He did public stunts to make a point towards customs and norms including eating in the marketplace in Athens which was generally not acceptable. When Plato described humans as “Featherless Bipeds” he plucked a chicken and brought it to him, saying “here’s your man”. Plato changed that description to “Featherless bipeds with arms”.
And here’s where it gets real.
Diogenes the Cynic became well known all over. In fact, Alexander the great, the one man who could have anyone killed just because, went out of his way to find him. Upon meeting Diogenes, whom was laying on the ground, he said something to the extent of “Ah, the great Diogenes! Is there anything that I, Alexander the Great, can do you?”. Diogenes’ response was a crude “Yes, Get out of my sunlight.”
But, however, Alexander came back another time, to find Diogenes sifting through a pile of bones. Alex inquired “Diogenes, what are you doing sifting through that pile of bones?” Diogenes the Cynic responded “I’m trying to distinguish between the bones of your father, and that of a slave. I cannot tell the difference.” An insult that any man would want the other beheaded for indeed. But no, not Alexander.
Alexander went on to later say that if he were not Alexander the Great, he would wish to be Diogenes.
Dude’s a motherfuckingbadass.
Inspired by a recent experience I had with someone stealing my art and cropping out my URL.
Dedicated to every artist who has had their art work stolen.
It’s not just art. It’s written work as well.
It breaks my heart when people put it on we heart it without my source on it, or they delete it on tumblr and link the pic to someone else’s blog (ahem disappolnted, yes you you jackass.) It makes me happy that people like my work, but I feel uneasy and extremely sad that others don’t know that I wrote it.
Just because you don’t have the imagination or talent doesn’t give you the right to do that to someone who works hard and wants people to appreciate and recognize them.
Don’t be a dick and source it, leave it as it is. Or better yet, don’t repost it at all.
Episode I had a lot of problems. This wasn’t one of them.
One of the best fight scenes in movie history
I love the unspoken rule that no one fights until everyone takes their swishy robes off.
One of the things Star Wars gets right..fight scenes.