“The Last King of Scotland” Review

I was shook after watching The Last King of Scotland. It’s about a young and foolish doctor from Scotland who goes to Uganda in 1970 just after a military coup and becomes the personal physician of the president, Idi Amin — who might seem like a nice guy at first but isn’t. Straightforward but effective filmmaking. It took me for a ride and left me feeling quite unsettled.

Memorable movie moment: Just after graduating from medical school, the young doctor spins a globe and says, “First place you land, you go.” His finger first lands on Canada. He says, “Ah… spin again.” That’s the only part of the movie I’ll give away.

Kirk Cameron vs. Darwin

Check out the latest post on Jim Emerson’s Scanners Blog:

Christian evangelist Kirk Cameron (“Growing Pains,” “Left Behind”) and his buddy Ray Comfort of the Way of the Master School of Biblical Evangelism and Living Waters Ministry — the folks who used a banana to prove the existence of god — have a plan. They call it their Origin Into Schools Project and it goes like this: The 150th anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin’s “On the Origin of Species” is approaching. But guess what? Darwin’s book was never copyrighted by the Walt Disney Company, so it is now in the public domain. That means Ray can write a new 50-page Creationist introduction to the book, re-publish it under Darwin’s name, and give away thousands of copies of the “new edition” at 50 top schools on the anniversary, November 19!

Oh brother.

Watercolour Painting โ€“ Week 2

In the the first week of watercolour painting we learned the basics of the equipment used and some techniques.

This week we practiced the wet-in-wet techniques more:

wet-in-wet watercolour

We did our first real painting that was based on a sketch that everyone followed. My first watercolour painting is titled A Distant City (7.5″ X 5.5″ on paper):

a distant city - watercolour painting by jody cairns

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