Entertainment Politics

The Tide is Turning

The Tide is Turning is what I felt on discovering that the Democrats had won such a major victory in the midterms. It took a few days to sink in, but it is a sentiment that I echoed to many people who lamented that the Senate did not flip to Democratic during the midterms. The …

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Podcast Television

The Day After

The August 8, 2018 episode of On The Media included a little trip down memory lane for me. On The Media, The Day After, Today, August 24, 2018 On The Media In 1983, 100 million Americans watched an ABC made-for-tv movie called The Day After, depicting the immediate fallout from a nuclear exchange between the US …

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OHM Politics Television

Hypocrisy in the Ingroup? Unheard of!

Frankly I expected this to not be a thing in 24 hours. The Twitters and the Facespaces and Instamessengers are all aflame. I think it has been more than 24 hours now. I’m not sure. I don’t really care. Yesterday the trolls started up with the what about Samantha Bee? on liberal groups everywhere. Here’s …

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Entertainment OHM Politics

Not Bedazzled. GroundHog Day.

“I’m here to tell you that there is an enormous difference between those who want power only to benefit themselves and those who seek power for the betterment of us all.” Jim Wright, Stonekettlestation, Hunting the Unicorn — to Extinction That take home line from Hunting the Unicorn — to Extinction is worth including in the …

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Fandom

In Defense of the Supporting Actor, An Ode to Bill Paxton

We lost Bill Paxton last Saturday and it was quite a blow to me as a film buff. I remember pretty much every movie he’s been in, and his characters in each film. What I found surprising going through my traditional (morbid?) ritual of watching something that featured the recently deceased, I couldn’t find anything that …

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Philosophy Politics Television

Madness Takes the Reigns

As a people, we don’t believe in America. We stopped believing in America sometime after WWII. Maybe it was some time during the McCarthy hearings. Maybe it was the assassination of JFK. Maybe it was the sixties and the Vietnam war. Maybe it was Nixon and Watergate. And maybe it’s been the sea change in …

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Fandom

Abramanations Multiply

This is my current review for Star Trek: Into Darkness on the Rotten Tomatoes website; It doesn’t matter if it premieres the resurrected Great Bird of the Galaxy himself, I won’t be going to see this film in a theater. This will be the first film in Star Trek history that I’m actually hostile about …

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Fandom

What the Hell Did That Mean?

I need to stay away from Youtube. That’s what I’m learning.  Just FYI, 100% of this is !spoilers! if you haven’t watched the films in question.  Consider this fair warning. I disagree with Verhoeven and quibble with most of the other answers given here. I hated Lost in Translation.  I was Lost. In Translation. Actually …

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