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Battlestar Galactica – Sometimes a Great Notion

Monday, January 19th, 2009

Thus will it come to pass. A dying leader will know the truth of the Opera House. The missing Three will give you the Five who come from the home of the Thirteenth. You are the harbinger of death, Kara Thrace. You will lead them all to their end. End of Line

Spoiler Alert: Episode – Sometimes a Great Notion. January 16th, 2006

This is the last line that the Hybrid gives to Starbuck before being unplugged during the Season 4 (1st half) Episode – Faith. Why is it so significant? Well, for the second part of season 4 this will be the line to unravel the story (or so my theory goes).

Danielle has an interesting theory actually. She believes that Starbuck is actually a 13th cylon or cylon related “creature”. The theory is actually pretty good if you tie it to this specific line. This is go it goes.

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Anthony Bourdain in Colombia

Friday, December 5th, 2008

I tried to look for Anthony Bourdain’s email address on the internet with no success. He is apparently very hard to get a hold of, which seems reasonable with the crazy schedule he must handle whenever he shoots No Reservations. So my only hope is that maybe for one crazy twist of life, he stumbles across this post on the internet.

I grew up in Bogotá, Colombia. For many, the synonym for a drugs, violence and corruption. I grew up on a very different Bogotá though. Mine was full of kids playing soccer, my mom working 8am to 7pm and a catholic school that taught both Creationism and Evolution without any of the controversy surrounding the same matter here in the states.

I was not oblivious to the violence that occurred in my country growing up. I remember guerrillas taking over the Justice Palace where the supreme court of Colombia resided. I remember presidential candidate getting killed (one in a plane, one in a platform while giving a speech), and their funerals. I remember the kidnappings of periodists, the release of some and the dead of others. I remember bombs exploding on government buildings and malls. I remember Escobar being taken down from the roof of a house. His bloody shirt, and his limp hands tucked in his pants.

I also grew up on less violent times and yet a lot scarier. A corrupt president that gave half the country to the guerrillas in a lob sided trade to sit on “Peace talks”, and that same president that sunk my beatiful country so far into the mud that my family was forced to leave it in search of a better future.

Those are realities we cannot hide, not should we ever forget. Yet, life in Colombia has changed (as Anthony Bourdain so beautifully has shown). Gone are those days of daily fear. Optimism can be smelled in the air. An economic boom that has sent ripple effects through out the nation has occurred in the last 8 years. I didn’t get to enjoy any of those things, but I’m happy to see my own country do much better than when I left it.

…and it’s over!

Monday, December 31st, 2007

What a year it’s been. I can’t believe it’s over and done with. So many things have come to pass this year that it’s hard to wrap my head around it being over. And for my own pleasure, I will recap them in a semi chronological order!

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