Saturday, February 27, 2016

The Korner Kares

Today we revive an old recurring segment to share a poster for an upcoming event The Kreation Korner whole-heartedly endorses. Leverage:

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Exhortation Korner

Note: Today's sermon is actually a voluntary survey to encourage self-reflection and emotional growth.

If you feel so inclined, please ask yourself the following questions as loudly as you can as you gaze into an Art Deco vanity mirror, preferably shattered, and then softly mutter the answers to yourself as truthfully as possible:

Why do so many jurisdictions have speed limits but no wealth limits?

Can you really work to dismantle a system you disapprove of "from the inside" or is that just something you tell yourself to sleep at night, as the saying goes?

If I told you that the core aspirational objective upon which all policies and laws should be based is "minimize harm and maximize thriving for all entities," would you call me a dirty liar?

Have you seen Hail, Caesar! yet? It was entertaining without a doubt, but I thought it ultimately lacked substance when compared to the Coen Brothers' earlier canon.

--Ambo Dais

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Video Korner

Sometimes, one is reminded of the impermanence of objects, of places, of life itself. In these moments wherein cracks are noticed in the facade of one's surroundings, it becomes abundantly clear that reality is merely a thin curtain draped tenuously over the void. Say, for instance, one is watching the Homicide: Life on the Street Season 7 DVD boxset checked out from the Boise Public Library Collister Branch. Suddenly, and without warning, the playback begins to skip and freeze and tile. The picture and sound are distorted to the point of compromising one's ability to receive, comprehend, and enjoy the narrative. Indeed, this is a potent reminder of decay, of entropy, of the inevitable demise of all things. A reminder that narrative can last only as long as the physical medium housing it can last. A reminder of the futility of endeavoring to define anything when even dictionaries are an abstraction. One's natural reaction to this state of affairs may well be gloom and listlessness. Rather than dwelling in despair over life's meaningless, however, one may find the lack of any knowable objective truths as an opportunity to create their own meaning. Yes, one may turn the "nothing" into a "something"--especially when portable video recording and editing equipment is readily available and user-friendly. Enjoy whatever this is (or isn't) while it lasts: