Saturday, August 27, 2005

Rare Islamic Pictures

A friend of mine e-mailed me some information(pictures) related to Prophet Muhammad(P.B.U.H.) and the Ka'bah. I'm not sure about the authenticity of the pictures of the Prophet's things. But, the pictures related to the Ka'bah are structural diagrams exhibiting all it's various dimensions. So, I just thought I post all the pictures on my photo blog(Freedom Shock Photoblog).

The picture of the Prophet's clothes surprised me the most. I didn't know any personal artifact of the Prophet had survived, I thought all his personal items were destroyed. Geuss I was wrong.

I always wondered what is inside the Ka'bah and now I know, well not exactly, but I have some idea now. This brings up an interesting point. Why hasn't anyone made a documentary about the Ka'bah or even why isn't there a video made that shows the insides if the Ka'bah?. I think I have a sneaky suspicion why there isn't one and the reason might be the isolationist views of the Saudi Royal Family. Someone really should do something about those oppressive idiots(Royals).

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Watched Movie List: August 24, 2005

  1. Pahelli (1.5/5.0)
  2. Eurotrip (3.0/5.0)
  3. Two Brothers (2.5/5.0)
  4. Hoffa (4.0/5.0)
  5. Quiz Show (4.0/5.0)

Inside the Actor's Studio Questionnaire

These 10 questions originally came from a French series, "Bouillon de Culture" hosted by Bernard Pivot. It is probably more familiar to many as the questions James Lipton asks at the end of "Inside the Actor's Studio". So, the following is my answers to those questions. :-)

  1. What is your favorite word?
    • Wallahi (By God!).
  2. What is your least favorite word?
    • Work.
  3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
    • Great Power and Influence.
  4. What turns you off?
    • White People(devils) who think their better than me.
  5. What is your favorite curse word?
    • Somebitch! :-)
  6. What sound or noise do you love?
    • Bag Pipes.
  7. What sound or noise do you hate?
    • A southern accent.
  8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
    • Artist(writer, novelist, poet, scholar, 3D artist, inventor etc).
  9. What profession would you not like to do?
    • A penniless college student --I know it's not actually a profession, but it sure feels like one.
  10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
    • Open the gates of heaven! And let the rivers wash away the immoral remnants of his soul! Assemble the maidens(Hur) and let them gratify his every desire! Open the gates of hell! And let the fires burn the scrolls of his misdeeds. Amass the Angels and let them grant his every request! And let the Angels engrave his merits in stone! Embrace him with arms wide open! For he is surely one of the believers. Reunite him with his loved ones! For he is finally home. Shower him with eternal bliss! For he has finally arrived. My servant has arrived, my servant has arrived.

Sunday, August 21, 2005

Lightning Strike

This afternoon a severe thunder storm brewed up right over my house that lasted less than an hour. The lightning strikes were so close that there wasn't even a second's lag between the flashes and thunder. Since, it was cracking directly above the house, the thunder was so loud that it felt as if Aliens were attacking just like in "War of the Worlds".

One lightning strike hit so hard that it knocked out the power. I grew a little concerned and opened the window shutter to look out. As I was looking up at the sky, I noticed this bright flash come down in a linear form and touch the tip of the telephone pole right outside my house. And before my brain could even take the time to analyze this visual input, there was this loud boom that disoriented my senses. I was like "damn! What the hell was that?! ". There was this constant beeping sound in my ears right afterwards, which lasted for few seconds.

Then I realized that I had experienced a very rare event. I had seen lightning strike at a very close proximity. The lightning struck just a few yards away from the very window I was looking out. I clearly saw it fall from the sky and touch the earth. It confirmed one thing though, that thunder is LOUD! No wonder we're able to hear thunder from miles away whenever lightning strikes. If it had struck any closer then who knows, it might have even shattered the window glass.

Friday, August 5, 2005

Take My Quiz

I've recently noticed this quizing your friends website posted on some blogs. So, I went there and also created a Quiz about me! Take my Quiz! and then Check out the Scoreboard! And see how well do you really know me.

Thursday, August 4, 2005

Watched Movie List: August 4, 2005

I have watched some movies uptil now and some of them I don't think are worth a review. So, I'm just going to list and rate them over here now:
  1. 'D' (3.0/5.0)
  2. Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story (4.7/5.0)
  3. Batman Begins (4.0/5.0)
  4. Bad News Bears (3.5/5.0)
  5. Hitch (3.0/5.0)
  6. The Aviator (3.0/5.0)
  7. Hide and Seek (2.3/5.0)
  8. Alone in the Dark (0.0/5.0)
  9. The Jacket (0.5/5.0)
  10. Be Cool (2.5/5.0)
  11. Madagascar (3.5/5.0)
  12. Bewitched (3.9/5.0)
  13. Sin City (3.2/5.0)
  14. White Noise (0.0/5.0)
  15. The Machinist (3.0/5.0)
  16. Boogeyman (0.2/5.0)
  17. Life Aquatic (3.3/5.0)
  18. Assault on Precinct 13 (3.5/5.0)
  19. Merchant of Venice (4.5/5.0)
  20. National Treasure (3.7/5.0)
  21. Phantom of the Opera (2.0/5.0)
  22. Lemony Snicket's A Series Of Unfortunate Events (4.0/5.0)
  23. Assasination of Richard Nixon (2.7/5.0)
  24. Meet the Fockers (2.7/5.0)
  25. Primer (1.3/5.0)
  26. Suspect Zero (2.0/5.0)
  27. The Woodsman (1.5/5.0)
  28. Sideways (1.1/5.0)
  29. Final Cut (0.3/5.0)
  30. Finding Neverland (3.9/5.0)
  31. The Incredibles (3.7/5.0)
  32. Exorcist: The Beginning (2.3/5.0)
  33. Flight of the Pheonix (2.7/5.0)
  34. Cube Zero (2.1/5.0)
  35. Motorcycle Diaries (4.1/5.0)
  36. Control (3.5/5.0)
  37. Shark Tale (3.3/5.0)
  38. The Grudge (0.0/5.0)
  39. Vanity Fair (2.5/5.0)
  40. Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (0.1/5.0)

Play List: August 4, 2005

These are the latest songs I've been listening to recently over and over again since the past 3 days:

  1. Crossfade - Cold
  2. Gwen Stefani - Cool

My Blogger Avatar's Driver License

I copied the template of my Alabama driver license and made my blogger Avatar's license with it. ;-)

Tuesday, August 2, 2005

Idea: Post All Ideas

From now on I will post all my ideas in text as well as in picture form on this blog. Regardless how dumb and stupid some of them might be.