Directed by Alexander Amenabar, Agora stars Rachel Weisz as the philosopher, mathematician, and martyr Hypatia of Alexandria, whose history has long been muddled and contested since the limited release of the film. Many Christians including Catholic evangelist Rev. Robert Barron, condemn Amenabar for the film, calling it an “atheist agenda” despite the fact that the director insisted on a multi-faith cast and crew and the distributors insisted on a preemptive screening by the Vatican, which reported no issues with the film.
History buffs already know how the movie ends, so I won’t worry about spoilers. Agora is a about a woman mathematician, philosopher, and scholar in Roman Egypt. We, the audience, see Hypatia teaching men of prominent families, including Orestes, who admires her but cannot attain her because she loves philosophy first. Davus, one of her father’s slaves (whom she pities), also loves Hypatia, but the latter is oblivious and the former is burdened by his lower status. He begins to turn to Christianity for solace.
Do you fear Wasp’s? They are miniature flying dragons you know? Out terrizing society and fools like me… They like to come come fly down and land in your pool while your swimming to cool off for a bit.. What happens? RUN! (swim fast)
Yes folks..Wasp are scary stuff..
So what’s it all about? I thought I’d take a look at it.. Ya know? Just to try and discover exactly what the deal is. I found a Video clip that explains it…Well, sort of….
Sure man…. Sounds good to me.. I assume he is some kind of wasp counselor… He says it’s “learned behavior and that it can be “unlearned” Hmmm?
The problem remains… I’m still learning to fear them!
Wasp Fearsome Memories
I remember a neghbor kid swatting at some wasp. Fighting those flying dragons. They came buzzing about and one stung me right on the face. I haven’t been the same since. She apoligized for getting me stung… Of course I forgave her… But the Wasp…. He still haunts me.
Wasp in The Car
Isn’t it fun when your sitting in your car at a stop light and one comes flying in your car just as the light turns green. You hear it’s evil buzzing..
That’s when the panic starts.
It’s hard to drive down the road when your under attack. I wonder how many wrecks those demons have caused.
And the pain they inflect on a guy. The Pink Floyd song “Comfortably Numb” always had meaning for me with the lyric…”My hands felt just like two balloons” That cat must have been stung with both hands…OH the HUMANITY!
The WASP! Beware…. Spheksophobia.
Hey, I’m just trying to keep it real…..
Me and a friend of mine from back in the day. We had an idea… Drive around town and yell out the car window something like this: HEY… YOU WANNA START SOME SHIT!! Can you guess what kind of responses we got?
Needless to say our little experiment didn’t last long… We felt we needed to cut that one short….
Yes folks…. Its reality… If you look for trouble (shit) -your gonna find it… Just grab a big bucket… Pour it in and grab a stir stick… I’ll bring the fan and we can let the fun begin.
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I wrote some ramblings years ago about having a “Bambi Burger Bash” in my backyard. We could have one Bambi hanging in a tree and another on the grill… We could also have a bucket of KFC along with some other snacks and appetizers. Later, we could have some home made ice cream. Milk – it does a body good.
What about Vegetarians?
But what about my vegetarian friends that I invited to my burger bash? Hmmm? I could call one up before hand for a consultation to see what is and what is not acceptable for their palette. They all seem to have different rules. Check out more »