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What's on the Ol' Boob Tube?I was surprised at how much I enjoyed The Punisher. The character can be so grim and joyless, and Daredevil certainly portrayed him that way. But his own series behaved like entertainment first and drama second, relying on thrilling acti Go »
I Still Need ExplanationsYeah, from what I heard, yesterday's ruling only applies in this specific case about this specific baker, because it's about how he was mistreated by the anti-religious Colorado state commission. A similar case brought to the Supreme Court might get a com Go »
We Don't Need No Stinking Badges... Do We?Well, so much for that: We have a tied vote (as of now anyway). I have decided to keep badges for the Summer 2018 season, with the possibility of switching back to the other system in three more months. Chris, thanks for the comments. Go »
Roseanne ReduxPet peeve: People are saying that now that Roseanne is cancelled, the entire cast besides John Goodman and Laurie Metcalf can go back to obscurity. "No one had heard of them before, and no one will ever hear of them again." What? Go »
Al Capone's Virtual VaultI also have a bit of a different experience with traffic patterns. Whenever I use Google Maps on my phone while setting off to drive somewhere, I never fail to be annoyed that it automatically starts navigating to work (in the morning) or to home (in the Go »
Past TenseFirst thing that came to mind is the: following Sam the dog into a building scene from I Am Legend. The YouTube clip doesn't do it justice, but I will never forget seeing that in the theater. Heart Go »
Memento MiscellanyDo certain objects unexpectedly feel like a connection to the past for you? I expect that feeling for souvenirs and picture frames that are intended to evoke memories, but I find myself surprised when I think about how certain ordinary objects conjure up Go »
Lowest of the LowI'm very much against corporate personhood. Corporations should not get legal protection for their "beliefs" and "opinions." But if we're going to have it, we can't reward some opinions and punish others. Go »
Singularity SensationA truly beautiful mind. I'm in my third reading of A Brief History of Time and highly recommend Black Holes and Baby Universes. Remarkable, witty, and possessing an accelerated sense of irony. Go »
Oscars 2018It was a good year in our contest. Returning players did well, but new player Dave Guthmann, who joined only a day before the contest, won with 120 out of a possible 124 points. Incredible! Go »
ParklandCredit where credit is due - Rick Scott is actually trying to do something: http://www.tampabay.com/florida-politics/buzz/2018/02/23/rick-scott-proposes-450-million-school-safety-program/ Go »
Dexter and PebblesI have no doubt that some people do legitimately need such animals. I haven't really tried using a hamster to cope through life's cruelties, so who am I to judge? But simultaneously, I very much doubt that most of the airline passengers (and restaurant-go Go »
Star Trek: DiscoveryKelly and I just finished watching the end of the first season. Final verdict: We love this show. This has become both our favorite show on the (proverbial) air today, and a Sunday-night ritual for us that I cannot wait to resume in the fall. Go »
The Truth is Still Out ThereI was so hard on the premiere that I thought it only fair to mention that the next few episodes since then have been much better, still in the mold of the original X Files but acknowledging the series's (and characters') age. Any season that Go »
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