The so-called “Dr. Evil” Rick Berman is not a doctor, not evil and not a scourge, just another self-serving huckster. Big Oil, labor exploiters, industrial food factories, frackers and other corporate profiteers have been paying a lot of money to a man that celebrates himself [more…]
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Once upon a time, there used to be sanctuaries of silence called “libraries” There used to be a sanctuary to which you could retire for that most blessed and peaceful of soul satisfying balms — silence. This sanctuary was known as the ‘library,’ and throughout [more…]
“Ex Machina” – a film review by Gary Chew From a machine stems much consternation regarding ‘Ava’ in British director Alex Garland’s debut film Ex Machina. ‘Ava’ is an android that nearly perfectly resembles a young, adult woman. In order for a world-shaking high tech [more…]
The 2016 presidential candidates are chomping at the bit “And They’re Almost Off.” Yes, the entrance to the 2016 Presidential Derby has officially been flung open wider than the gap between George Bernard Shaw and Pee Wee Herman. Backstage at the Bolshoi Ballet and the [more…]
Making fun of the headlines today, so you don’t have to The news doesn’t need to be complicated and confusing; that’s what any new release from Microsoft is for. And, as in the case with anything from Microsoft, to keep the news from worrying our [more…]
Journal entry: May 23, 1977 (age 8) Adults are always asking me, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” My standard answer is “Taller.” (A fully formed cerebral cortex also strikes me as a reasonable expectation, but my judgment may be off.) [more…]