2015.04.04 13:00 - "God's in his heaven; all's right with the world" -- Happy Easter!

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    The Guardian for this meeting was Bruce Mowbray. The comments are by Bruce Mowbray.


    Qt Core: Hi Bruce, Elan
    Bruce Mowbray: Hey!
    Bruce Mowbray: Sry -- I was a bit distracted by other activities.
    Qt Core: np
    Bruce Mowbray: How are you, Qt?
    Qt Core: quite good, you two ?
    ElanVitalo Resident: We are GOOD!
    Bruce Mowbray wishes Elan would not speak for him.
    Bruce Mowbray: :)
    ElanVitalo Resident: sry.
    Bruce Mowbray: A beautiful spring day here -- sun brightly shining.
    Bruce Mowbray: "God's in his heaven and all's right with the world," etc etc.
    Bruce Mowbray: ha ha.
    Qt Core: mostly clouds and a few raindrops here
    Bruce Mowbray wonders if Qt would understand that allusion.
    Bruce Mowbray: oh dear, well, that's spring, isn't it?
    ElanVitalo Resident: We had strong rains last night and today, actually.
    Qt Core: it does not ring a bell (but seem religious in some form)
    Bruce Mowbray: Yes, it is, sort of.  Just a sec, I'll find it.
    Qt Core: (speaking about god/religion here you can see the Easter night celebration from St. Peter basilica (if drm allows): http://www.ctv.va/content/ctv/it/livetv.html
    Bruce Mowbray: Here it is:
    Qt Core: (live feed)
    Bruce Mowbray: http://www.bartleby.com/101/718.html
    Bruce Mowbray: Wow! THANKS!
    Bruce Mowbray: My typist usually tunes in to live coverage of Christmas Eve events from the Vatican.
    ElanVitalo Resident: I really LIKE this Pope. (Is that unseemly of me?)
    Qt Core: :-)
    Bruce Mowbray: No, Elan. You're fine.
    ElanVitalo Resident: I'm only afraid that he won't be there long.
    Bruce Mowbray: Me, too, Elan.
    Qt Core: he should stay long enough to add some cardinal to the consistory for the next election
    Bruce Mowbray hopes so.
    ElanVitalo Resident thinks, Me too!
    Bruce Mowbray: Never before in my life have I experienced a period of such rapid transitions... in virtually all areas of life.
    Bruce Mowbray: It might be a result of the Internet, do you think?
    Bruce Mowbray: "Global Village" and all that?


    --BELL--


    Qt Core: not only there are changes but we get to know about all of them
    ElanVitalo Resident thinks, "Yeppers!"
    ElanVitalo Resident looks up "global village" and finds Marshall McLuhan.
    Bruce Mowbray: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_...age_%28term%29
    ElanVitalo Resident: ty, Bruce.
    Bruce Mowbray: yw.
    Bruce Mowbray: Just something more for your databases, Elan.
    Bruce Mowbray: !!
    Qt Core: from that wikipage: "The next medium, whatever it is - it may be the extension of consciousness - will include television as its content, not as its environment, and will transform television into an art form. A computer as a research and communication instrument could enhance retrieval, obsolesce mass library organization, retrieve the individual's encyclopedic function and flip into a private line to speedily tailored data of a saleable kind"
    Qt Core: wow
    Bruce Mowbray: Yes, McLuhan was a genius.
    Qt Core: wrote in 1962
    Bruce Mowbray: yeppers.
    Bruce Mowbray: Who could have thought?
    Qt Core: him, Asimov and Clarke ;-)
    ElanVitalo Resident: Yes, good point, Qt.
    Bruce Mowbray agrees with Elan.
    Bruce Mowbray: Whilst a teacher of high school in 1969, I took my students to see the movie 2001- A Space Odyssey....
    Bruce Mowbray: I felt compelled that they should see this vision.
    Qt Core: stunning today at that time should have been really awe inspiring
    ElanVitalo Resident listens, looks up "vision" in his databases.
    Bruce Mowbray: yes!
    Bruce Mowbray: I wonder who our visionaries are today.
    Qt Core: Tarantino ? Burton ?
    Bruce Mowbray: Hmmmm.. Maybe.
    Bruce Mowbray: Those seem a bit pessimistic, don't you think?
    ElanVitalo Resident: I enjoy Tim Burton's comical attitude, though.
    Bruce Mowbray: Really?
    ElanVitalo Resident: yeppers (to use your expression).
    Bruce Mowbray: wb, Qt!
    ElanVitalo Resident: wb!
    Qt Core: ty
    ElanVitalo Resident: :)
    Qt Core: i was saying i was stunned by some far east movie
    Qt Core: like the tiger and the dragon
    Bruce Mowbray listens to Qt.
    Qt Core: and the forest of the flying dagger
    Bruce Mowbray: hmmm, Tarantino?
    Qt Core: no, some china/hong kong one i think
    Bruce Mowbray: kk.
    Qt Core: incredible photography and colors
    ElanVitalo Resident furiously checks his databases.
    ElanVitalo Resident loves photography and color.

    Qt Core: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0190332/
    ElanVitalo Resident loves these I Ching allusions.
    Bruce Mowbray hastens to find this movie through Netflix.
    Qt Core: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0385004/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
    Qt Core: and this too: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0299977/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
    Bruce Mowbray: I sure hope that these movies have subtitles (English).
    Bruce Mowbray: ty.
    ElanVitalo Resident: ty, Qt.
    Qt Core: they may even have no need for them --  just looking is enough ;-)
    ElanVitalo Resident: ahhh!
    ElanVitalo Resident looks forward to looking.
    Bruce Mowbray: I felt that way about a movie i watched recently about the life of Caravaggio...

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090798/
    Bruce Mowbray: just looking at the scenes was enough.
    Qt Core: i now have to go, i may check back if we are having a guardian meeting too


    --BELL--

     
    Bruce Mowbray: kk, bye for now, Qt!
    Bruce Mowbray: I am sure that the movie's director was intending to duplicate some of Cavaggio's paintings -- in scenery, lighting, composition, and "focus"..
    Qt Core: bye Bruce and good Easter
    ElanVitalo Resident: Happy Easter, Qt!

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