Friday, February 18, 2011

Casual Friday: The Blog Turns 100! And SPECIAL REPORT on the Roxie

Here's a photo of the blog today. From Trustar Vibrations.
Yay! Today the blog turns 100! Well, not 100 YEARS old, but 100 POSTS. Yes, this is my 100th post here, and I intend to use it in the laziest way possible.

If you don't want to be as lazy as me, go to San Francisco tomorrow. Why? Because you can see a "sneak-preview" screening of the documentary HAPPY at the Roxie Theater at 7:00 pm. Director Roko Belic will be there, and so will Melissa Moody, one of the people featured in the movie. They will hold a Q&A session after the film.

Tickets are $10, or $6 for seniors. You can order online or see more info at the Roxie website. You can also pay at the box office. As this is a non-profit, fully independent film, proceeds go toward a proper theatrical release (expensive costs borne by a movie studio or distributor on most films).

Remember:  Tomorrow, February 19, 7 pm, at this address:

Roxie Theater
3117 16th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 863-1087

Hope you can make it!


  1. You should see this:
    "According to new research, pigs feel optimism and pessimism based on how they are treated:"

  2. Wow, that is an interesting video. I've heard of experiments that show animals can feel hopeless or depressed, based on Seligman's Theory of Learned Helplessness, but those were rather extreme experiments (they used electric shocks on dogs. It was in the 1960s, before animal rights apparently). Anyway, these pigs sound like they are picking up on more subtle cues, so their response is more surprising. Animals probably have better minds than we realize, and these findings about environment and optimism probably have human applications as well. I may post about something like this in the future. Thanks for the link and the anniver-message above!!