Monday, September 23, 2013

This Is How It Ends

I tried my best to keep pharmacists together, but it was over the day we passed 437 River Street.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Four Horsemen | The Age of Consequence

After the greatest financial heist in our history, the modern day 'Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse' continue to ride roughshod over the people whom can least afford it. They are -

One - a rapacious financial system.

Two - escalating organized violence.

Three - abject poverty for billions.

Four - exhaustion of the earth’s resources.

And they continue to gallop unchallenged because we're not questioning the accepted norms.

The documentary, Four Horsemen, is the debut feature from director Ross Ashcroft which reveals the fundamental flaws in the economic system which have brought our civilization to the brink of disaster. 23 leading thinkers – frustrated at the failure of their respective disciplines – break their silence to explain how the world really works. Find some time to watch this.

Here's the trailer. You can watch the entire documentary online at Renegade Economist.

Monday, September 9, 2013


A short film set in Dependence, CA, a place where people go to lose their baggage.

Source: David Altobelli

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The Automated Coffee Machine

Technology and robotics. It's getting more sophisticated, not by the day, but by the hour.

I dropped in for a visit to Good Samaritan hospital pharmacy yesterday just to say hello, and got a glimpse of their new coffee machine in action. I'm guessing that management likely programmed it.

Source: Aries Head Films

Monday, September 2, 2013

Menstrual Man | From Rags to Riches

There are many men who squirm at the mention of a woman’s period. Then there’s Muruganantham, a school dropout who went so far as to analyze strangers’ used menstrual pads in his quest to produce low-cost sanitary napkins for his wife.

It wasn’t long before his community in India shunned him. Even his wife, the source of his inspiration, decided that he was a pervert and left him. But that was then.

Today, Muruganantham is hailed as a visionary around the world. Not only are his machines providing poor Indian women with access to basic feminine hygiene, but his insistence that they produce and sell their own pads is giving them a livelihood.

Menstrual Man” tells the inspiring story of an unlikely hero, a man who rose from below the poverty line to stand up for the ignored and forgotten. It underscores the role of social entrepreneurship in combating poverty, and the importance of economic empowerment of women to enable a better world.

Now that's what I call really filling a niche. Here's the trailer -

Source: Menstrual Man | A Documentary