Sunday, December 30, 2007

Toronto Beauty

A beautiful Hindu temple opened this year in Toronto. A Toronto Star article describes how the pieces were carved by artisans in India and shipped to Toronto for assembly. It sounds wonderful. The temple is open daily for visitors but one should check the web site first.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

300 [2006]

Watched the Spartan 300 recently. Apparently, those warriors followed a 'Spartan' diet and spent much time at the gym doing crunches for the Abs and bench presses for the pecs to build 'bods that your average Bowflex buyer could only dream of... just kidding.

There is a detailed review over at IMDB. This movie presents a black-and-white world... Greeks good, Persians bad. Of course, there is plenty of violence but it seems abstract rather than horrific.

The Spartans valued loyalty, courage, and a never,never quit attitude. I suppose that counts for something.