The Wizard of Floyd

I’m sure that most of you have heard of the allegedly synchronicity between Pink Floyd’s album Dark Side of the Moon and the movie The Wizard of Oz. If not, the Wikipedia entry Dark Side of the Rainbow explains a bit further.

Someone has taken the trouble to create The Wizard of Floyd, a Google Video of the entire movie with a Pink Floyd soundtrack. You should probably have The “Definitive List” of synchronous instances handy to see the allegedly significant moments, if you’re up to the challenge…

Blood Borders

Armed Forces Journal has an interesting article entitled Blood Borders exploring the notion that the current international borders are at least partly to blame for the ethnic and religious strife in the Middle East:

While the Middle East has far more problems than dysfunctional borders alone — from cultural stagnation through scandalous inequality to deadly religious extremism — the greatest taboo in striving to understand the region’s comprehensive failure isn’t Islam but the awful-but-sacrosanct international boundaries worshipped by our own diplomats.

It’s an interesting article, but the most interesting (and controversial) part is their proposed new map of the Middle East…

flickr Scotland Slideshow

Now that I’ve finally gone through all of our Scotland vacation pictures, I’ve finished posting to my DrikoLand Gallery as well as to my flickr photo set. I came upon a very cool application called PictoBrowser that allows you to embed Flash slideshows of Flickr photosets in a slideshow, which you can see above. Enjoy!

Update: I also wanted to mention that the flickr map for the Scotland photo set gives you a neat way to see where we visited in Scotland and which areas we considered the most photogenic. However, I should point that some of the “blank” spots are because of bad weather, although thankfully we were lucky enough to only have a couple of days of really bad rain.