The person still has the record for being the youngest astronaut in space.
It was quite a Ride.
“Let’s Light This Candle”
Despite the tragic shooting that happened in a movie theater in Aurora Colorado, The Dark Knight Rises has become the biggest box office 2d film of all time, beating out its predecessor The Dark Knight. Christopher Nolan’s swan song to the batman franchise was quite the conclusion, but what lies in the future for Warner Bros./DC. Well I suppose rebooting America’s favorite superhero of all time will have to be ample recompense:
Let’s all hope that Zack Snyder doesn’t do to Superman whatever the hell it is he did to Watchmen and Sucker Punch. It does look like the franchise is in good hands however as Christopher Nolan is producing the film and let’s be honest, that guy knows whatsup. The film seems to be peppered with the darker and more grounded tone that Nolan used to reinvigorate the Batman Franchise. With Nolan’s powerhouse trilogy concluding (somewhat), DC/Warner Bros. will be looking to further establish solid superheroes in the DC universe in order to continue competing with Marvel/Disney in Hollywood.
Who is the Man Of Steel?
“Superman is a hero that reflects the potential in all of us for greatness; a beacon of light in times that are grim and a glimmer of hope for the hopeless. He’s an archetype for us to project upon; whether you consider him a messiah or just a Big Blue Boyscout, Superman’s impact on the genre and pop culture is undeniable.” Let’s take a look.
He had a voice, and he had found it.
And his natural talent was to teach, using that voice.
“Find your voice and inspire others to find theirs…” [The 8th Habit]
And that’s what he did, for he was a Teacher Idealist, a Proactive Idealist.
An Educator. “… as inherent in the word educator, it has to be educed by an individual skilled in drawing out potentials. In this interaction the Diplomatic Initiators have an edge over all others, including the other Idealists. They seem uncannily able to influence those who seek to improve what they say and do at work.” — Dr. David Keirsey
Miles: “Pain takes away pain.”
Dr. Richard Baer: “Really, hows does that work?”
Miles: “Outside pain make inside pain hurt less.”
Dr. Richard Baer: “You mean if you cut yourself on the outside, your feelings will hurt less?”
Dr. Richard Baer: “Where did you learn this?”
“I don’t know. Jensen does it, too.”
She woke up in pain. She had just had a baby by Caesarian, but she didn’t know it or anything else. She felt alone and scared.
“The nurse kept calling me Karen.”
The Keirsey Research 2012 Presidential election tracking poll continues to show a consistent gap when comparing the preferences of the 4 Temperaments. In a nutshell, if only Guardian men were allowed to vote, Mitt Romney would easily be elected as the next president of the United States. Unfortunately for him, no such restriction exists, and the overwhelming preference of Idealists and Rationals, as well as marked preference of all Artisans and of Guardian women, is Barack Obama. We have sliced and diced the data in many directions this month, with graphs and charts to help explain what is going on, and why Romney faces such an uphill battle to November.
First, a short word about our poll and validity. Since we analyze and present our data with a Temperament stratification, we have received a number of emails from readers questioning our results. These emails usually take the form of, “Your data shows that [ex] Idealist women strongly favor Obama. I’m an Idealist woman, and I am voting for Ron Paul. Your data is wrong!”
To start, this is a poll. It shows that just as there are Guardian men who are planning to vote for Obama, there are Idealist women who are planning to vote for Romney (or Ron Paul). Those are the smaller bars on the charts. The data indicates the preferences of the majority of voters, not that all people of a particular group will vote identically. Our poll is statistically valid to within 1-2% at it’s highest level, ie the entire sample of 1000 US registered voters who are planning on voting in the upcoming election. At the individual temperament / gender level, it is accurate to +/- 5%, as each of these groups is a smaller subset of the 1000. However, since we are running a tracking poll, and the results have been consistent now for 3 months, our confidence level is very high. But back to the individual noting that they are an outlier of the majority of their Temperament group, I will give a specific example – Dave Keirsey and I are both Rational males. We don’t plan on voting for the same candidate. Each of us, in our heart, thinks of the other as an outlier. So it goes. (The fact that everyone in our poll has enough of an interest in self-awareness to spend 10-15 minutes taking the KTS-II may introduce some bias into the poll, but as you will see our representation by political party mirrors the US general population, so we have satisfied ourselves that interest in self awareness is not limited by political belief).
On to the results. The poll was conducted during the first week of July 2012. The sampled participants are representative of the 2010 US Census data by sex, age, and geographical region. Continue reading Keirsey Research 2012 Election Tracking Poll: The Temperament Gap Holds Steady
“My Brain is Open,” he announced through the phone as it was picked up by his colleague on the other side.
The colleague knew the voice, for he probably had a number 1, already — or soon it would be number 1.
Erdős number of 1, of course.
You see, Paul Erdős was interested in searching for proofs from THE BOOK. Continue reading My Brain is Open
Thomas Szasz is a Rational who has been telling us that the Emperor has no clothes.
Toto, I’ve got a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.
It was a comfortable, almost a Tom Sawyer existence. It seemed to be a much simpler time. Yes, I was young.
It was the 50s.
Well, actually in this particular case, it was played in the innocent 60’s as if it was the 50’s.
He was like those wise, kind, and forgiving fathers of the 50’s. The time of Ike, who protected and provided for us, hiding the complexities and real dangers of life from us. TV fathers and mothers of the 50s and 60s. Providing and Protecting.
Peter Jackson has faced a reasonable amount of criticism recently for shooting The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in brand new 48 frames per second technology. Critics of the newstuff
got a ten minute sneak peek of the film at this years CinemaCon, and essentially claimed that the films aesthetics looked “TOO GOOD”:
While 48fps may create a more realistic, “you are there” picture quality, it actually works against The Hobbit from the 10 minutes of footage we saw. This undeniable “reality” kept pulling me out of the movie rather than immersing me fully into its world as the Lord of the Rings films did; the very fantasy element, the artifice of it all (whether it’s the wigs, fake beards or CG monsters) was plainly, at times painfully, evident.
Now I’m not a rocket scientist or anything but I’d say that twice the quality of video is a step FORWARD for the movie industry and is a GOOD thing.
Peter Jackson responded to the skepticism by saying that people will simply have to deal with his movie looking “too good”:
At first it’s unusual because you’ve never seen a movie like this before. It’s literally a new experience, but you know, that doesn’t last the entire experience of the film; not by any stretch, after 10 minutes or so,” said Jackson. “That’s a different experience than if you see a fast-cutting montage at a technical presentation.
Ya. You idiots. Oh. Did I just say that out loud? Can Peter Jackson yet again bring us a dope sauce rendition of J.R.R. Tolkein’s absolutely delight-filled and charming classic fantasy novel The Hobbit? If I was a bettin’ man. I’d say yes. Because The Hobbit is literally, figuratively, and arguably one of the best fictional novels of all time. Ever. Don’t hold me to that one that though. As there are some pretty solid stories in book form in the world as we know it. Like this top 10:
(Post your personal top 10 below!)
WHAT TRULY MAKES a vivid, illustrious, and captivating fictional tale you ask? Well. Some would say that it starts with a dense and meaningful relationship between the main characters. Like for instance the somewhat strained but still very dear friendship between Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey. Who? You ask? Well. Let’s take a look.
Rationals and Guardians can indeed make for powerhouse dynamic duo’s, as both of them seem to share an inherent fondness for the structures within society, Rationals seek desperately to improve it, while Guardians work tirelessly to preserve it. Indeed a Rational’s pragmatic, skeptical, and relativistic mindset match up quite well with a Guardians stoical, pessimistic, and fatalistic viewpoint. The two however do have a bright side, and can sometimes take break’s from their work to sit back and enjoy one anothers company.
Good morning!” said Bilbo, and he meant it. The sun was shining, and the grass was very green.
But Gandalf looked at him from under long bushy eyebrows that stuck out farther than the brim of his shady hat.
“What do you mean?” he said. “Do you wish me a good morning, or mean that it is a good morning whether I want it or not; or that you feel good this morning; or that it is a morning to be good on?”
“All of them at once, said Bilbo.
Admit it, you know the scene… Meg Ryan.
Ok, another hint.
“I’ll have what she’s having” — Ok, now you know.
That Friendly Fun.
Making fun of the foibles of human relations, was her forte. Taking a jocular look at sensitive subjects. Real issues.