Good Thing 49/366

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First of all, thank you so much to all of you who took the time to reply to me via email or comments on my last post.  It’s always so freaking cool to know that there are people out there who are a) reading my posts and b) inspired to share in return.  It is such welcome fuel to keep on writing!

Following up on my recent admission to non-fiction addiction, I must also confess a similar affection for documentaries.  It’s really just non-fiction for the eyes!  I love watching something that leaves my hubby and I with something besides kids and work to talk about.

Tonight we watched these two documentaries:

  1. History of Iran & Iraq in 10 minutes
  2. What the #$*! Do We Know!?

We also attempted to watch some you-tube thingy from those Anonymous folks, but the music scared Finn enough to call downstairs for us to “please stop watching the movie with the creepy music.”  Yep, he nailed it.  We moved on.

The first documentary, aptly titled, is a short education about the US’s history with Iran/Iraq.  I learned more in ten minutes that I ever knew before, and that is just shameful!  Also, what’s up, governments?  Why do you have to be so unlike the people you watch over?

The second is a quirky (VERY quirky!) take on quantum physics and the philosophy of perception and choice.  It was zany in spots, but charming.  And PLENTY of food for thought.  It starts out kind of slow and trippy, but hang in there–it gets a lot better.  Also, I would like to adopt the older UCLA professor with the crazy white hair to be another grandpa.  He was awesome.

Sometimes it seems like I should just stick to posting about handmade stuff and shop events–stuff like that.  But, as I mentioned before, part of my mission for Hello Bluebird is to build a community of thinkers, do-ers, and change-makers.  Yep, we all love pretty stuff, but, ultimately, we are building a new society where education, enlightenment, caring and kindness are the foundation.  So, I blog about random food for thought that gets my brain working in new ways, and I implore you to reach out with your own ideas and reactions!

Do you like documentaries?  What are some of your favorites?  Is there a particular subject that you love to explore and discuss?


Good Thing 49/366 : Watched some non-fiction TV with my hubby.

Good For : My awareness of new subjects and outside opinions.  Also good for my marriage, which can always use new subject matter to discuss and debate!

  • Hellobluebird

    Also, just a side thought that, even though I included a link to a you tube video that involves subject matter that might be considered political, it just happens to be what hubby and I stumbled upon tonight!  And we honestly don’t know nearly as much about the subject as we feel we ought to…just trying to say that I’m not pushing any particular agenda, unless it is one of love and peace! xo

  • Sarah

    I do like documentaries- especially those related to food. (Ha! Of course.) I also like Morgan Spurlock’s 30 Days series.