Archive for March 13, 2011

The Aftermath of the 2011 Tsunami-Earthquake Looks Like Half Life 2

March 13, 2011 3 comments

Have you noticed that pictures and video clips of the aftermath of the 2011 Sendai earthquake and tsunami looks a lot like the dystopic environment in the Half Life 2 game series?


Categories: Musings

Obvious Question: Why Is Doping In Sports Illegal?

March 13, 2011 12 comments

Since the beginning of human history, public sports has always been about entertainment- a form of ‘reality’ entertainment.

So here is the question:

Why are people so opposed to doping in sports?

We do not care if strippers and actresses have had plastic surgery or use makeup. We do not care if “reality” shows are real. We do not worry about the factual accuracy of movies, plays and stories. I can on..

But it all boils down to one simple fact- people who watch something for entertainment do not care about fairness, truth, reality or consequences. It is just about escapism. Do you really care if a person who sets a new record in a 100m run was taking performance enhancing drugs? What about a cyclist who has set many consecutive records? What about weightlifters who surpass previous expectations?

Excellence in any of these areas has no relevance to your ability to perform any tasks in real life. It is all about entertainment, so lets us stop pretending that it has any meaning beyond that and act accordingly.