http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5700431505846055184 (This is the full 1:45 lecture of Randy Pausch, a professor dying of pancreatic cancer).
http://www2.oprah.com/videochannel/videochannel_player.jhtml?video=1178&category=31 (This is a smaller version of his lecture on Oprah. Go to "Professor Randy Pausch's last lecture").
This lecture was so sincere and real. I really enjoyed listening to this man's final words to his class and at some point, his kids, who do not yet know that their father is dying from pancreatic cancer. Very inspirational!
It really helps me to put things in perspective with the nerve damage in my leg too, that causes leg cramps and such. There's a great part about complaining vs. "playing the game harder". And balancing hope and realism. It was just so amazing! I would definitely recommend taking some time to listen.
Monday, December 10, 2007
A Disney Masterpiece for sure. I love this film. This time around I noticed the beautiful music with the animation (a trademark in most Disney masterpieces), and the interesting social messages about families and living the "single" free life and realities of settling down. The dogs in this movie are just so adorable.
This movie was really good, despite the seemingly odd mixture of suspense, highschool drama, humor, and decent drama. There was something kind of off about it as a whole, and the end was a little disturbing, hence the title. But overall, I went in having sort of low expectations and was impressed with the acting and overall story.
Saturday, December 1, 2007
This movie was similar to it's partner, Death Proof, in the sense that it's really awesome, but not in the typical way. I'm usually not into zombie movies, especially ones with gross bloody scenes. But they were able to make light of the situation in the movie and it almost seemed like a spoof at times. I was entertained throughout the movie, even though I probably wouldn't recommend it to most people.
Besides having the typical appeal of women and fast cars, this movie ended up being really cool. It was a little disturbing at parts and a little too "racy" for me, but I was really into the movie and totally enjoying the plot by halfway through the movie. There is a lot of language but it is used in a semi-humorous way.