|| Blade Runner, originally released in 1982, was filmed as a Dystopia set in 2019, and will soon have a sequel set, I assume, in 2049. Rolling into 2017 makes us less than two years away from experiencing it for reals. And while we certainly need to get a jump-start on the Offworld Colonies, flying … Continue reading The Utopian Paradise of Blade Runner
A couple days ago Conservative cartoonist Glenn McCoy once again exemplified the Republican penchant for false equivalencies. As you can see below, he tried to compare billionaire Betsy DeVos to six year old Ruby Bridges in Normal Rockwell's iconic The Problem We All Live With. DeVos not only has no experience in education, but she donated thousands of … Continue reading Toxic False Equivalencies
I posted some politically themed Valentines Day poems on Twitter yesterday, riffing off the venerable, "Roses are red, Violets are blue..." Regardless of your thoughts on the content, you gotta admit I did pretty good with the meter! For posterity: Roses AREN'T red! Violets AREN'T blue! Says the new @GOP, Gaslighting you. Roses are red, … Continue reading Twitter Valentines Poems
A couple weeks ago now I posted the first poem I'd written since forever, inspired by the Republican's assault on our Constitution and rule of law. I was encouraged to finish and post it after reading the following poem by Peter "Petey" Delacroix, a friend I met via the weekly Fark Writer's Thread. Petey is … Continue reading F. I. N. E.