Saturday, April 29, 2006

It's really all just about the ride

And the winner of the Firefox Flicks Video Contest is: <drumrolls> Daredevil, by Pete Macomber </drumrolls>

Watching that reminded me of Waking Life. The part where the girl in the Daredevil video says:
It's really all just about the ride.
reminded me of the man in the boat/car saying:
The ride does not require an explanation. Just occupants.

The one part from Waking Life that keeps playing in my head these days given where I currently am in my life is something the now late UT Austin philosophy professor Louis Mackey says:
... So what are these barriers that keep people from reaching anywhere near their real potential? The answer to that can be found in another question, and that’s this: Which is the most universal human characteristic - fear or laziness?

Here's a synopsis and the script but I highly recommend watching Waking Life, if for nothing else but the innovative animation and rotoscoping technique that gives the movie a surreal feel in keeping with the protagonist's persistent dreamlike state.

Oh, and dont forget to check out the second place winner of the Firefox Flicks Video Contest "Wheee!" by Jeff Gill. It cracks me up! ROTFL! =))

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