Monday, March 30, 2009

Overwhelming feelings of being Overwhelmed pt. 2

There's a scene in the Disney Movie Bolt that I know is a riff on something, but I can't figure out what it is.... The Scene where Rhino Says "Knock, Knock. Who is it? Destiny? I've been expecting your call!" The bit where he cracks open the gerbil ball, and his hand tentatively reaches out and touches the ground.... wtf is that!?
On a side note, Stink (The 2 year old) almost has the entire movie memorized, and tends to quote it in his own inimitable way... quite funny.
Anyways, back to what I'm reading:
2. Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds - Charles Mackay, LL.D.
Originally published waaaaaaay back in 1841, this book was loaned to me by a friend. The title is probably the easiest thing to read in this book, as it deals with group psychology and examines the way societal fads can rip through groups like nothing else. Covers such incidents as Alchemy, Tulipmania, and stock speculations.
3. The Devil's Dictionary - Ambrose Bierce
If you don't know what this book is, go out and buy a copy; This is from the early 1900's and is freakin' dense.
4: The Principia Discordia or How I found Goddess and what I Did With Her When I Found Her - Malcalypse the Younger
My Bible: read it, if for nothing else, just a good giggle.

Gonna go grab some lunch with the stinks and LW.

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