While looking for something for my dog's allergies the other day I saw this little hamster. While it's fortunate they can live in an environment with no predators, I do pity them as the wheel is really the only source of entertainment for them.
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Paul of Thebes is generally regraded as the first Christian hermit (someone who lives a life of seclusion for religious reasons) back in the 3rd century. He apparently lived to the age of 113 in Egypt.
Saturday, December 7, 2013
I never played the original Kid Icarus on NES, but I do know of it's notable legacy. I did play the sequel on the Nintendo Gameboy called Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters and was rather unimpressed. Like many others, I did like the "new" Pit (the hero of Kid Icarus) in Super Smash Bros. Brawl on Wii. I guess it's no wonder that Super Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai was asked to make a sequel for the modern generation of video games.
Friday, December 6, 2013
Yesterday former South African president Nelson Mandela passed away at the age of 95. Mandela led South Africa out an era of oppressive policies akin to a pre-1964 American South. He was an international hero of democracy, equality, and peace.
I'm rather ashamed that the Sheriff of nearby Pickens County in my home-state of South Carolina refused to fly the flag at half-staff despite an order from the President of the United States. He claimed that the honor should only be reserved for Americans, but knowing the ultra-conservative reputation of Pickens County, I doubt that was his real reason.