Ex Machina and the La Brea Tar Pits

A couple of months ago I rewatched Ex Machina and visited the La Brea Tar Pits.

You wouldn’t think these two had anything in common but I was able to link something random and interesting to me.

The La Brea Tar Pits is an area in Los Angeles that have these groups of “tar pits” where animals from the Ice Age became stuck and died. There’s many different ideas of what lead the animals to the tar pits, but what interested me the most was how many of the animals who got stuck were just trying to rescue the ones who were already stuck. Hmm….

There’s live excavation spots still going on to dig up fossils along with a museum that displays all the fossils they’ve already found. It’s pretty cool and you should check it out, if you haven’t.

Ex Machina is a film about human interaction with an A.I. (artificial intelligence). The whole point of the interaction is to see if the A.I. can pass several tests, including emotions. I won’t go into detail about this film but all I will say is that it’s very interesting and somewhat horrific if you really pay attention to why everything happened the way it did. The number one thing I did pay attention to the second time I watched was the human who was testing and his emotions, not the A.I. And I also think this movie is pretty cool and you should check it out, if you haven’t.

So what do I feel these two have in common? Getting stuck in a place that will kill you, if you don’t pay attention to your emotions.

What do I mean by this? Watch the movie and visit the La Brea Tar Pits and you’ll know what I mean. Cheers!


Dear Fellow Bloggers

You guys are awesome! Really, you are!

I’ve been back in Southern California for about a week and I’m ready to leave again!

Southern California, in its essence, is great. However, I’ve come to realize that there are way too many people here and the energy from all the people who take this place for granted have been super rough on me. I’ll blog about all that shit some other time. Maybe when I finally get my ass up to Montana!

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Happy Independence Day!

Today, I celebrated the entire day in a city I’ve been wanting to visit for over a decade: Boston, Massachusetts! It’s also the furthest east I’ve ever traveled in North America.

I did not plan to visit Boston for the 4th of July as Kal and I originally planned to head west but the way in which things worked out brought me back east towards Boston on this day. The day was awesome and it was the best 4th of July I’ve celebrated in a very VERY long time.

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Happy Memorial Day

I just wanted to keep this simple by thanking all American military men and women who had put their lives on the line to protect the freedom of America. As much as I respect and send love to all countries, America is my home country and I deeply, DEEPLY appreciate what others have had to sacrifice in order for me to enjoy being an American in the land of the free. So for my fellow Americans, let’s not forget: The land of the free is because of the brave. Happy Memorial Day!