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Rogue One: A Star Plot Hole

Scene: Princess Leia’s starship, Tantive IV. Vader: Several transmissions were beamed to this ship by rebel spies. I want to know what happened to the plans they sent you. Leia:  I don’t know what you’re talking about. I’m a member … Continue reading

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America, the Gradual

America is unimaginably more liberal today than it was in 1950. The America of 1950 was crazily, wildly liberal compared to the America of 1880. And 1880’s America was an orgy of liberalism compared to the America of 1776. The … Continue reading

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SPACE FART

I have a “todo list” of sorts for music ideas, and normally they are quite descriptive and fleshed out, sometimes even with references to recorded files to capture the actual guitar riff. However, I found one entry today that has … Continue reading

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I’m weird? You’re weird.

Everything you consider normal would be considered weird a hundred years ago, and will be considered weird a hundred years from now. All of your habits, expectations, and rituals, are completely arbitrary, generated by the randomness of where you showed up on the … Continue reading

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Queen of the Damned

“Queen of the Damned” is wealth porn. I think about half the book is descriptions of wealth and opulence. Combined with the moody drama and endless gothic romanticist self-reflective melancholy – this explains the popularity of the book. It is … Continue reading

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And Starring Scarlett Johansson as Kunta Kinte

I was really excited to hear that they announced a big budget sequel to the amazing and incredibly moving cinematic triumph Roots, but I thought it was a little odd that they cast Scarlett Johansson as an elderly Kunta Kinte.

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What Lurks Beneath

Do you realize how many horrible things are just swimming around in the darkest parts of the ocean right now, looking for something to kill?

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