Monthly Archives: January 2009

Davos 2009 : The Issue of Ethics

This is a video about a couple people who clearly have an issue with C.E.Os not having some type of ethics code by which they ran their companies.

Quote : Doctors have the Hippocratic oath, lawyers have to pass the bar so why not C.E.Os

My personal thought

Personally i think the whole fuss about ethics is rather legitimate. Human beings were created( if you believe in creationism) or evolved( from a big bang) with something that other animals on the planet don’t have and is very underrated, but very effective and it is, COMMON SENSE. We know what is right or wrong but we, 9 out of 10 times do the latter hoping that our acts will go unnoticed. The funny thing is though with the whole ENRON debacle and subsequent arrests of top level managers you would think that that would be enough a deterrant for other green-back junkies of C.E.Os that manage our economies. Scary thing is they are still out there but will be meeting the same fate their predecessors met as a result of their greed, plane and simple. Money stinks and the longer a large pile stays with you on your 10milllion dollar yatch or 50million bucks estate on the French Riviera the faster the whole room will be pointing their fingers in your direction when the teacher asks who farted . Top level managers DO have an ethics code but its the one we ordinary people have; AKA don’t kill people, don’t steal and stuff like and I think its more than enough for anyone on the planet be it a C.E.O or the beggar on the street corner wearing your missing lucky baseball cap. Just a thought

Davos 2009 : The Issue of Ethics

This is a video about a couple people who clearly have an issue with C.E.Os not having some type of ethics code by which they ran their companies.

Quote : Doctors have the Hippocratic oath, lawyers have to pass the bar so why not C.E.Os

My personal thought

Personally i think the whole fuss about ethics is rather legitimate. Human beings were created( if you believe in creationism) or evolved( from a big bang) with something that other animals on the planet don’t have and is very underrated, but very effective and it is, COMMON SENSE. We know what is right or wrong but we, 9 out of 10 times do the latter hoping that our acts will go unnoticed. The funny thing is though with the whole ENRON debacle and subsequent arrests of top level managers you would think that that would be enough a deterrant for other green-back junkies of C.E.Os that manage our economies. Scary thing is they are still out there but will be meeting the same fate their predecessors met as a result of their greed, plane and simple. Money stinks and the longer a large pile stays with you on your 10milllion dollar yatch or 50million bucks estate on the French Riviera the faster the whole room will be pointing their fingers in your direction when the teacher asks who farted . Top level managers DO have an ethics code but its the one we ordinary people have; AKA don’t kill people, don’t steal and stuff like and I think its more than enough for anyone on the planet be it a C.E.O or the beggar on the street corner wearing your missing lucky baseball cap. Just a thought

My Trip To Japan


I took a trip to Japan on Flickr and these are the pics i brought back with me :). Some of them are just breathtaking. There are a couple of things i wish i could do before hitting the grave; one of them happens to be visiting Japan. Emphasis on ‘visiting’. I’m one of those people who thinks a city loses it charm and energy when you decide to stay too long ( more than 6months). You start to notice the foul stench of the drainage and sewage system, the people start looking like characters out of some bad 70s Chinese flick.

Another thing on my to do list before becoming worm food is to go skiing [I’ve always said that there was some white kid inside me somewhere screaming to bust out of my black overalls; proud of my African heritage nonetheless ;)]. The Swiss alps would be a nice place to start then somewhere in the north of Germany… Anyway enjoy the pics from my fake trip to Japan.

And you know you haven’t seen Japan until you’ve seen Mt. Fuji, so here it is in all of its grandeur and splendour

Source of pics : Flickr

My Trip To Japan


I took a trip to Japan on Flickr and these are the pics i brought back with me :). Some of them are just breathtaking. There are a couple of things i wish i could do before hitting the grave; one of them happens to be visiting Japan. Emphasis on ‘visiting’. I’m one of those people who thinks a city loses it charm and energy when you decide to stay too long ( more than 6months). You start to notice the foul stench of the drainage and sewage system, the people start looking like characters out of some bad 70s Chinese flick.

Another thing on my to do list before becoming worm food is to go skiing [I’ve always said that there was some white kid inside me somewhere screaming to bust out of my black overalls; proud of my African heritage nonetheless ;)]. The Swiss alps would be a nice place to start then somewhere in the north of Germany… Anyway enjoy the pics from my fake trip to Japan.

And you know you haven’t seen Japan until you’ve seen Mt. Fuji, so here it is in all of its grandeur and splendour

Source of pics : Flickr

Copyright dogs have bitten

One of my videos has been taken down from youtube. They claim the video was in violation of a couple of copyright laws and that i didnt have the right documentation or permission from the owner ( Six pence none the richer ) so they took it down. The remaining two are still there; i wonder how long it will take for them to be pulled down as well. This is a sad day for me indeed… Youtube could have cut me some slack; there thousands of videos like mine out there and they havent been pulled down….

Sundance 2009 : My 2 cents

Ahh Park City, Utah is alive again with the ‘indie’ spirit; from seasoned filmmakers to new comers hoping to get their first time films snatched up by some big shots who have seen ‘ The Blair Witch project’ and ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ and hope their movie goes on the garner similar success.

There are a couple of films that I found worth talking about in this year’s competition ( err I am basing my degree of likingness according to their trailers; how the real thing will be i have no idea since the films are not out yet on wide release; both theatrical release and on DVD ) and cant wait to limewire them …Just kidding 🙂

Definitely my FAVOURITE PICK just because of how rib-cracklingly hilarious the trailer is BLACK DYNAMITE[ Rated- R] .I think this movie is going to be a hit with the right marketing. Shot in the 70s superhero cop style, you follow the adventures and sexcapades of the fouled-mouth, 12 inches packing, kungfu red belt martial artistist aptly named BLACK DYNAMITE as he takes on the crooks and dope dealers in his city [ whiles getting some man-on-fineasschick-action]

I LOVE YOU PHILLIP MORRIS. This is another comedy starring Jim Carrey. He plays a guy who after a car crash realised he is gay…gay, gay, gay, gay … as he himself puts it :). Its not a classic but am interested in seeing how a story about a gay jailbird does at the box office.On all accounts it has some big shoes to fill after the huge success of ‘ Broke Back Mountain’, although they are two very different films; genrewise at least.

[side note: will watch any movie starring Jim Carrey]

‘The Cove’ is a documentary about the Japanese fishing industry and uncovers some shocking stuff about what they do to their dolphins and whales in one Japanese city. You follow the filmmakers in the quest to uncover the truth, illegally, after being denied access to make the film legally. It looks like a really good piece of documentary making; cant wait to see it.

…..Some sights and sounds of Day 1 of the Festival……

Sundance 2009 : My 2 cents

Ahh Park City, Utah is alive again with the ‘indie’ spirit; from seasoned filmmakers to new comers hoping to get their first time films snatched up by some big shots who have seen ‘ The Blair Witch project’ and ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ and hope their movie goes on the garner similar success.

There are a couple of films that I found worth talking about in this year’s competition ( err I am basing my degree of likingness according to their trailers; how the real thing will be i have no idea since the films are not out yet on wide release; both theatrical release and on DVD ) and cant wait to limewire them …Just kidding 🙂

Definitely my FAVOURITE PICK just because of how rib-cracklingly hilarious the trailer is BLACK DYNAMITE[ Rated- R] .I think this movie is going to be a hit with the right marketing. Shot in the 70s superhero cop style, you follow the adventures and sexcapades of the fouled-mouth, 12 inches packing, kungfu red belt martial artistist aptly named BLACK DYNAMITE as he takes on the crooks and dope dealers in his city [ whiles getting some man-on-fineasschick-action]

I LOVE YOU PHILLIP MORRIS. This is another comedy starring Jim Carrey. He plays a guy who after a car crash realised he is gay…gay, gay, gay, gay … as he himself puts it :). Its not a classic but am interested in seeing how a story about a gay jailbird does at the box office.On all accounts it has some big shoes to fill after the huge success of ‘ Broke Back Mountain’, although they are two very different films; genrewise at least.

[side note: will watch any movie starring Jim Carrey]

‘The Cove’ is a documentary about the Japanese fishing industry and uncovers some shocking stuff about what they do to their dolphins and whales in one Japanese city. You follow the filmmakers in the quest to uncover the truth, illegally, after being denied access to make the film legally. It looks like a really good piece of documentary making; cant wait to see it.

…..Some sights and sounds of Day 1 of the Festival……

TV Series Spolight : Catterick

Reeves and Mortimer for me are the best comic duo in the UK.
I first saw ‘ Catterick- DVD’ in local branch of the British Council in Accra. I went back for the DVD four to five times, and watched close to 30+ times( back in the day when i had no life :). There is just this ‘Brit’, raw, edgy feel to it that you cant get anywhere else in the anglophone community. The humour is sometimes hard to get but when you do your ribs will start to hurt. I watched it on DVD with the added benefit of subtitles( some of the accents are a bit hard on the ears… lol)

Well out of curiousity i decided to search youtube for the third time to see whether the full season 1 had been uploaded. And to my great relief it now has, by vaughnography.

Get some popcorn, send the kids to bed and enjoy the ride…with seat belts of course 🙂


Episode 1 – PART 1

Episode 1 – PART 2


Episode 1 – PART 3

Episode 2 – PART 1

Episode 2 – PART 2

Episode 2 – PART 3

Episode 3 – PART 1

Episode 3 – PART 2

Episode 3 – PART 3

Episode 4 – PART 1

Episode 4 – PART 2

Episode 4 – PART 3

Episode 5 – PART 1

Episode 5 – PART 2

Episode 5 – PART 3

Episode 6 – PART 1

Episode 6 – PART 2

Episode 6 – PART 3 [final part]

my fav character is DI Fowler… whats yours? 🙂 leave a comment

War On Gaza


I, as am sure most of you also, have been watching with utter disgust at how the Israeli military is literally bullying the Palestinians in Gaza
.
The you-launch-one-rocket-we-bomb-your-asses approach seems to be working to deadly effect. Even Palestinians seeking refuge in UN protected schools haven’t been spared the bombs.

Israel keeps on repeating the same line of Hamas using its citizens as human shield in this war but come on people who believes that crap?
If thats really the case ( and am not assuming to be a military intelligence and tactics expert here but its just common sense) then why not use gound troops and tanks instead of using laser-guided bombs to kill innocent civilians. This kind of reminds me of ‘Brave Heart the movie’; Remember the scene when King Edward I, Longshanks, gave an order for his archery squad to fire into the battle field of Scots and his own men?…Quoting one of his generals, ‘ But sir you will kill our men ‘ ( not verbatim ) and answer was ,’ But you will kill some of theirs as well’…

I have not been known to take sides when it comes to matters of war and conflict, but when the war is so disproportionate then i have the divine right to be biased...

Some 4000 Palestinians are wounded and about 900 dead as compared to 3 or 30 Israelis ( Figures not completely accurate, quoting from memory; subject to errors; but am not too way off).

JUST END THIS FUCKING WAR… and go back to protest marches.

Side note: The collateral damage of this war is spilling into other countries Egypt being one of them. Towns along the border with Gaza have been feeling the full effect of the shock and the noise of the bombs in nearby Gaza; there is a reported increase in kids wetting their beds and themselves l. (Aljazeera)

Cant we all just get along?

What ever side you the reader is on i hope its on the side of peace.

Here are some sights and sounds of the war.

Source for Pictures
Yalibnan

Source for Vids
Youtube

War On Gaza


I, as am sure most of you also, have been watching with utter disgust at how the Israeli military is literally bullying the Palestinians in Gaza
.
The you-launch-one-rocket-we-bomb-your-asses approach seems to be working to deadly effect. Even Palestinians seeking refuge in UN protected schools haven’t been spared the bombs.

Israel keeps on repeating the same line of Hamas using its citizens as human shield in this war but come on people who believes that crap?
If thats really the case ( and am not assuming to be a military intelligence and tactics expert here but its just common sense) then why not use gound troops and tanks instead of using laser-guided bombs to kill innocent civilians. This kind of reminds me of ‘Brave Heart the movie’; Remember the scene when King Edward I, Longshanks, gave an order for his archery squad to fire into the battle field of Scots and his own men?…Quoting one of his generals, ‘ But sir you will kill our men ‘ ( not verbatim ) and answer was ,’ But you will kill some of theirs as well’…

I have not been known to take sides when it comes to matters of war and conflict, but when the war is so disproportionate then i have the divine right to be biased...

Some 4000 Palestinians are wounded and about 900 dead as compared to 3 or 30 Israelis ( Figures not completely accurate, quoting from memory; subject to errors; but am not too way off).

JUST END THIS FUCKING WAR… and go back to protest marches.

Side note: The collateral damage of this war is spilling into other countries Egypt being one of them. Towns along the border with Gaza have been feeling the full effect of the shock and the noise of the bombs in nearby Gaza; there is a reported increase in kids wetting their beds and themselves l. (Aljazeera)

Cant we all just get along?

What ever side you the reader is on i hope its on the side of peace.

Here are some sights and sounds of the war.

Source for Pictures
Yalibnan

Source for Vids
Youtube