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Taken (Liam Neeson)

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Saw it last night. If you like the Bourne series, you'll like this movie. It has the same feel, though not quite as shaky camera work. Liam Neeson does a great job as a badass, but comparing his character's skills to Bourne's, no contest, Bourne wins. Go see it! It would make for a great daddy-daughter date, too. (So long as she's a teenager.)

Underground View of Ant Hills

This video is amazing. These complex underground structures built by ants are rightly being called a "wonder of the world." What these scientists have done is taken an abandoned giant ant hill and filled it with cement. Then they dug it up. It is remarkable.

Ant Superhighway - LiveLeak.com

Blog Names Changed

Changed the naming convention of my blogs. They are as follow:

Truth | Skyler Collins --> Truth.SCFaith | Skyler Collins --> Faith.SC Life | Skyler Collins --> Life.SC

New Star Wars Plot

In this hilarious video made by a guy named Joe Nicolosi, the Star Wars story is retold by someone who has only seen bits and pieces. It is really funny:

Star Wars: Retold


Star Wars: Retold (by someone who hasn't seen it) from Joe Nicolosi on Vimeo.

Hotel for Dogs

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This was a great movie and my son loved it. The acting was great and the story was great. If you have kids, even as young as 3, take them to this movie! They'll love you more for it. And it was entertaining for adults, too.

Wingsuit Base Jumping

Absolutely insane. And yes I wish I had the cojones to do it. Watch how close one of them gets to the road at the 3:25 time mark.


wingsuit base jumping from Ali on Vimeo.

Here, Have a Pet Spider

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Ever wanted a pet spider? Well now you can have your very own, and it will never die! Check out this link to play around with a virtual spider. Use your space-bar to drop insects for it to eat.

Paul Blart: Mall Cop

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Julieta and I saw this last night. I'll admit I was only semi-excited to see it, and now that I've seen it, I'm glad I wasn't fully excited. It had a few funny parts (all in the preview) but overall wasn't worth my nine bucks and hour-forty-five. In fact, I would even pass on renting it. It's unfortunate too because I love Kevin James and his King of Queens sitcom. Also, I was suprised to see that it was produced by Adam Sandler's production company, Happy Madison. Not one of their best. The funny thing is every theatre I looked up was nearly sold out. We went to Jordan Landing to see it and the line for it was huge. I wonder what it'll pull in this weekend.

It Shouldn't Be Hard to Be Humble

Lawrence Reed, president of FEE, delivers an excellent commencment address at Northwood University in Midland, Michigan on December 13th, 2008, regarding the "crisis of character" at the root of our liberty and economic crises in America. It is a great talk. The transcript and video can be found here at the Foundation for Economic Education website. The introduction:
More often than not, commencement addresses are light and aimed at puffing up the crowd, especially the graduates. But I want to focus on some serious business. We are a country in crisis, and I’m not referring to the economic situation, the stock market, crime, education, or any other problem that dominates the headlines. In fact, the crisis I’m most worried about is the main reason we have all those other problems. Fix this one thing and the rest of our problems would shrink to comparative insignificance. I refer to the crisis of character.