I decided to use the word press blog as a supplemental to the podcast. The above is a picture of my Diablo 3 mage Ishtar. I haven’t played much so there she is. FYI: The first character in any game is always Ishtar. My second is Lydia. The reason for Ishtar is that it was a movie that was super hyped and bombed horrible. The movie stars Dustin Hoffman and Warren Beatty. I don’t think the movie was bad. It suffered because the expectations were so high. I think one’s enjoyment of something is relative to how far away the experience is from your expectation of it. I always try to have an expectation level of 0. This is to give my experiences a fighting chance. I admit that this isn’t possible.
The philosophical issue this week is body image. I focused on being larger than what we typically see. There are people who are naturally thin. They are tiny pixiesque people. They eat but due to genetics and habit they are just naturally very thin. Society loves to make you feel bad and guilty about yourself. Sure there are the “you are beautiful” campaigns. But who really subscribes to those? I think what we find beautiful is the familiar. If we are constantly seeing images of a certain body type then that body type becomes the norm. It becomes the standard. Different often gets noticed in a negative way. The bottom line is to focus in on being healthy. Make sure you exercise and try to eat healthy. The rest will take care of itself.
The song of the week was Philosophy by Ben Fold’s Five. The version I use if off Ben Fold’s album “Best Imitation of Myself.” This is a compilation of the best of Ben Folds and Ben Folds Five. It is a good album to pick up if you are just starting to get into Ben Folds. With the new album about to be released, I’ve been catching up on the previous music of Ben Folds. This song is a great song to use as my intro my philosophy section of my podcast. The piano is the usual catchy music. The lyrics are outstanding. This is just a fun song. I hope you like it.
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Song of the week: Philosophy by Ben Folds off the album “Best Imitation of Myself”
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Philosophical issue of the week (or what’s wrong with me?):
This week I talk about body image and gender.
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Opening music “Open Up Wide” under the direction of Brian Cardanay 2008 URI Marching Band. The closing song is “Do it anyway” unreased song by Ben Folds Five. Download the song here!