When I was about 13, I read Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. I was reading Asimov and Bradbury and I really loved sci-fi adventures. Unlike a lot of other things on my list, this was a book my friends … Continue reading
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Tagged bigot, blueface, diverse, Ender, Ender's Game, film, half-maori, Harrison Ford, IMAX, international fleet, movie, Orson Scott Card, OSC, rumor, space battle, tessellated
I grew up on I Love Lucy. It was one of my favorite TV shows, and it still is. I watched it innocently, without understanding what it represented in American history or our collective consciousness. I read late what it … Continue reading
Posted in Cleverness, Pop Culture
Tagged abusive, CBS, Ethel, hijinks, I Love Lucy, Little Ricky, pilot, relationship, Ricardo, Ricky, television, tv, Walter White
Saturday Write Fever is an event in San Francisco run by playwrights Megan Cohen and Stuart Bousel at the Exit Studio. I went with my favorite date last night, and it was one of the most entertaining evenings I’ve had … Continue reading
Posted in Adventure, Cleverness, Geekery, Love, Pop Culture, San Francisco, Theater
Tagged actors, arif, characters, entertainment, highbrow, leia, megan cohen, monologue, moriarty, number five is alive, peach, poem, poetry, reading, saturday write fever, sci fi, science fiction, stuart blousel, theater, writers, xavier, zelda
Satire is a type of humor that holds up people’s vices or folly to witty mockery. The classic example of satire is Jonathan Swift’s “A Modest Proposal,” that solves problems with cannibalism. It’s pretty simple, and it’s very much in … Continue reading
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Tagged gavin mcinnes, irony, onion, oscars, quvenzhané wallis, racism, rage, satire, Seth McFarlane
Maybe I’m a cynic, but I just can’t get mad at Fox News anymore. They’re not real news. It’s a terrible pity that a large number of people use them as a news source, but that doesn’t legitimize their inadequacy. … Continue reading
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Tagged creedism, fox, news, pagan, paganism, prejudice, Religion, wicca, witch, witchcraft