|| You had one job. One. The Prequels were the first truly, almost wholly blank slate that the Star Wars Universe had had since Return of the Jedi in 1983. The only constraint was that at the end of the Prequel Trilogy, Revenge of the Sith would lead into A New Hope and match the … Continue reading Star Wars Thoughts Part II: THE PREQUELS
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The Utopian Paradise of Blade Runner
|| 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
Toxic False Equivalencies
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
Twitter Valentines Poems
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
|| America was Great at the end of Word War II. We were instrumental in defeating Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan, both of whom committed atrocities in the name of Nationalism, Patriotism, and racial purity. Now, under the motto of "Make America Great Again" our Government is literally embracing the Fascism we fought against. They are … Continue reading #Resist
The Inaugural Singularity
No one expected the Singularity. A Singularity had certainly been postulated, discussed, and dissected ad infinitum, but this was different- it was real. It proved unequivocally that the observed was influenced by the observer, that Dark Energy was real, and that we were its progenitors. It was the darkness within us that fed it, creating a feedback loop … Continue reading The Inaugural Singularity
I woke up this morning from a vivid stress dream. I was in a burning, nearly destroyed city, trying to fight off German Panzers from the rubble of a collapsed building. They were supported by TIE Fighters in the sky, TIE Punishers to be exact, and I woke just as the Fascist forces overwhelmed me. I remember feeling … Continue reading Dream Interpretations
Colin Kaepernick announced Friday that he is no longer standing for the national anthem in recognition of the marginalized groups still being oppressed within the US. It is a peaceful, personal protest, and is a stance very much embraced by our First Amendment. So, predictably, a lot of people lost their shit over it, and … Continue reading Colin Kaepernick
Every job I have ever had has entailed dealing with, "That Guy," at some point. In my experience he has always been an overweight, middle aged white guy who spends more time bloviating than working. He's the time-sink that ambles door to door, holding forth on the topics of the day with the arrogant assurance … Continue reading Drumpf
|| Good news everyone! I have an opinion about Star Trek to share with the Internets! I know the Internet isn't exactly lacking in Star Trek opinion pieces, but I just finished watching through all of Star Trek: The Next Generation courtesy of Netflix, and so it seems like an appropriate time. TNG had been … Continue reading Star Trekique