Greed

November 17, 2006

Well I am sure no one has noticed, but all of the links I have to videos on YouTube.com have gone dead. The movies have been removed due to copyright infringement. The Colbert Report, The Daily Show, and most recently Blackadder. Now I am not going to say Piracy is a good thing (although I do participate from time to time) but posting 10-30 second clips is NOT PIRACY, can’t they see this? Apparently not. Watching short clips is at worse harmless and more probably good for their business. They spend millions on commercials and previews, but let someone else create a short preview/commercial for them and all of the sudden that endangers their business model. They are not happy unless they get their pound of flesh, even if it hurts them in the long run.

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Child Byar

November 12, 2006

Robert Jordan describes a character in his novel as follows:

His face was long and gaunt, with eyes so deeply set they seemed to look out from caves. There was no excess flesh on him, no fat at all; his skin was pulled tight over the muscle and bone beneath.

At other times is refred to as having “all of the fat boiled off of him”. I have often wondered what this would look like, but I have to wonder no longer.

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This was on the back of a box of cereal I have, as you can see it is Dean Karnazes an Ultra Marathoner aka Byar, Child of the Light.