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Film: Winter’s Bone (2010)
February 19, 2012 • 2 comments • 851 views

Details: IMDB Link: tt1399683 Category: Drama Director/Writer: Debra Granik Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes and Garret Dillahunt   17 year old Ree Dolly (Jennifer Lawrence) is left to take care of her sick mother and her little brother and sister while her father, a criminal, is missing. Her father has put the family’s little house up […]

Film: Gattaca (1997)
February 19, 2012 • no comments • 709 views

Details: IMDB Link: tt0119177 Category: Sci-Fi Drama Director/Writer: Andrew Niccol Stars: Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman and Jude Law   In a not-so-distant future genetics is what determines your value to society. Discrimination of the genetically inferior is illegal, but in practice it’s everywhere. In this future our main character, Vincent Freeman (Ethan Hawke), is born with […]

Pirates of the Interwebs
January 18, 2012 • no comments • 668 views

I assume everyone has heard of the actions taken on the internet today as a reaction against the SOPA and PIPA acts, which is basically an attempt to censor the internet. You can read all about it all over the net, and probably already have, so I’m not going to dive into that. I rather […]

Definition: Hamster-wheel Logic
January 17, 2012 • 2 comments • 2 394 views

Hamster-wheel logic noun The use of a rapid series of circular arguments to argue a point. It is similar to a “Gish gallop”, a debating technique that involves drowning the opponent in a torrent of half-truths, lies, and straw-man arguments. Example: The creationist Kem Ham’s attempt to answer the question: “How do we know other […]

The Real Cookie Monsters
January 12, 2012 • one comment • 628 views

It saddens me greatly whenever I see young people publicly promote bigotry and hatred. My hope for the future lies with a new generation of open-minded and educated people. Unfortunately groups like Honest Girl Scouts do their best to indoctrinate the next generation with hatred towards people who they deem “different” – people who already […]

The Pope on Gay Marriage
January 11, 2012 • one comment • 591 views

The Pope is naturally an expert on gay marriage. I mean he lives with a whole lot of men you know. Apparently he’s not paying attention though. His significant experience with sex and family life makes him well qualified to make insightful comments like: The family, based on the marriage of a man and a […]

TV: Sherlock
January 9, 2012 • no comments • 570 views

The modernized rendition of the old classic Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes is back for a second season on BBC. The series is created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss who also write for Doctor Who. It runs in 90 minute episodes, had three episodes in season one, and is now back for another […]