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Being and Specialness: 'The Zero Theorem' and 'The LEGO Movie'

Contains major spoilers for The Zero Theorem and The LEGO Movie.

Well, I didn’t lie, exactly. It just took a little longer than I expected. I actually did write the main body of this post a while ago (hence the lazy Eurovision crack in the next paragraph), but it was a time when the film had already left UK cinemas, and very few people elsewhere had gotten the chance to see it yet. 2,138 more words

Film

Post-modern Boredom

The notion of being bored has been around since humans had consciousness. Boredom is synonymous to a healthy mind and brain in my personal opinion as it signifies a willingness to learn and grow; it warns you that your brain is under stimulated and it wants to stretch its metaphorical legs a bit and move around, breathe some fresh air and go for a bit of a jog. 359 more words

Ideas

Numerus Klausus #17: Alles War Architektur

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Limited and traditional definitions of architecture and its means have lost their validity. Today the environment as a whole is the goal of our activities—and all the media of its determination: TV or artificial climate, transportation or clothing, telecommunication or shelter.  471 more words

Klaus Outside The Blog

Nihilistic Hysteria: Tattoos and Piercings [excerpt]

The obligation of the modern totalitarian is just that: total. There is no bargain, or space for dissent. Who we are becomes the object to the cultural-capitalist subject. 1,150 more words

Society

In search of the unknown God

When the apostle Paul visited Athens, sometime around 50AD, he found that “the city was full of idols.” (Acts 17:16) Not only was the city dominated by the massive temples of the Parthenon, but the streets were invaded by a veritable forest of smaller shrines, images and altars. 469 more words

God

Lev Grossman: The Magician's Land

Title: The Magician’s Land
Author: Lev Grossman
Genre: Contemporary Urban Fantasy
Source: Publisher (Viking) in exchange for a review
Release Date: August 11, 2014
Pages: 401… 838 more words

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