If you like babies or even learning about other cultures, this is a fascinating documentary. By Thomas Balmes, it follows the early development of four babies from different parts of the world. It starts with the birth of four babies from Namibia, Mongolia, Japan, and the United States and follows the babies until a little over the age of one. It is a great illustration of how different cultures are, yet how similar and precious human life is. Without narration and very little dialogue the film really capturea the preciousness of these four babies with simply filming their actions, interactions with others, and expressions. It is a wonderful film and I highly recommend it!
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
A Texas fan, a Nebraska fan, and an Iowa State fan were out riding horses one day. At one point, the Texas fan pulled out a bottle of expensive bourbon, took a long swig, threw the bottle to the ground, pulled out a pistol and shot it.
"What are you doing?" asked the Nebraska fan. "That was perfectly good whiskey.""In Texas, we have more whiskey than we need," said the Longhorn fan, "And bottles are cheap."
They rode along for a while, and the Nebraska fan was thinking. Then he pulled out a bottle of champagne, opened it, took a swig, threw down the bottle, pulled out his pistol and shot the bottle."What are you doing?" asked the Iowa State fan. "That was perfectly good champagne.""In Nebraska," said the Husker fan, "We have more champagne than we need, and the bottles are cheap."
They rode along for a while, and then the Cyclone fan pulled out a bottle of beer, drank the whole thing, put the bottle back in his saddlebag, pulled out his pistol and shot the Nebraska fan."What are you doing?" asked the Texas fan.
"In Iowa, " replied the Cyclone fan, "we have more Husker fans than we need, but bottles are worth a nickel a piece."