Monday, June 25, 2012

TV Role Models

Having grown up in the late 70s and 80s I wonder how much the people and stories from inside that box effected my worldview and character. I think I will make a quick list of the first few to pop into my head:

Hawkeye Pierce
Andy Griffith
Ponch and John
Fat Albert

Aside from those who I thought of first most of my favorite shows were all basically the same, they all feature a guy (it was almost always a guy aside from the bionic woman and Isis) who went around fighting injustice and helping people. He usually achieved this with the help of his trusty car or motorcycle or he posses some special skill or ability. In addition to the regular shows I often watched the Steve Tatone (car dealer) Sunday Morning Movie. These usually starred Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, Peter Fonda or were some cowboy, there were also some love movies but not that often.

Hmm something to think about. Who did you watch?

Friday, March 23, 2012

Sam Harris

The only way to know which way is up, ethically speaking, is to honestly assess what people want and what they believe.  We must confront the stubborn reality of differing intentions: In every case it is essential to ask, “What would these people do if they had the power to do anything they wanted?” 

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Wisdom from: in the heat of the night

"The only way you can execute a man without torturing him is to tell him you forgive him, then set him free, Then when you see that big smile come on his face, shoot him in the back of the head."

Chief Gillespie on the difference between torture and execution.