Oscar Gordon’s Tech Tuesday from Ordinary Times. Happy New Year Everyone!
The follow-up stories to the headline grabbing viral ones never receive as much attention. This one, where Der Spiegel’s Christoph Scheuermann went to the town at the center of the Claas Relotius scandal, should.
One of the most thrilling BCS games I can remember was the 2007 Fiesta Bowl when an outmanned and outranked Boise State team upended the mighty Sooners. That’s the kind of thing I would want to see in an expanded playoff system. Not another chance for Georgia to blow a big lead against the Tide.
The Punisher: Season 2
Also Not Included: Instructions
“Face it, Republicans. Trumpism is a slapdash replicate of P.T. Barnum’s Greatest Show on Earth. Moreover, like a ringmaster’s illusion, Trump and his sideshow of insatiable propagandists on a grander scale, consciously sold fake news, and hyper-partisanship to a trusting audience. Mike Pence as president, restores faith and sanity to our governmental institutions while providing an opportunity to salvage a doomed 2020.”
It’s easy to see the vestiges of Falwell, Sr.’s “I Love America” rallies in President Trump’s MAGA spectacles. Falwell the younger has evolved from organizing conservative Christians to mastering how to monetize them. With Donald Trump and the future of America as the new pitch, they have been politically weaponized.
Holy cow, is it 2019 already?
Indeed it is.
The excellent “Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse” accomplishes something that few superhero movies can manage: it makes us care.
To dive deeper into the implications of Mark Greif’s “Against Everything,” Roland Barthes’ “Mythologies” is required.
What we now have in this latest version of Trump v Romney is two men in whom it’s been established who and what they are. In Romney we have a throwback vestige to the Republican party of the time before Trump the disruptor came, in many ways, as the reaction to that type of politics.
The treatment of honesty on “Better Call Saul” is fascinating because it is REAL.
Your weekly roundup of law and legal related links from around the web, including bad lawyers, dumb criminals, elephants in court, Al Pacino, and more.
Trump’s re-election numbers look worse than his predecessor’s, in more ways than one.
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Waiting until everyone else has eaten.
Dying is easy.
Comedy is hard.
Batman: White Knight
Remember FTL? Well, the people who made it made another game.
And the game happens to be on sale on Steam this week.
Into the Breach
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And auld lang syne.
For over a year, I have been commuting by train and bike from my home in Santa Rosa to South Marin County. This change in how I get to and from work has allowed for reflection on what it means to construct livability in our towns and cities.
So my co-workers took me to Dragon Man’s.
Are you ready for the ruffneck bass?
Delve even deeper into the well of American crapulence.
The joys of getting to know a little bit about the bad guy before the action scene takes place
I’ve compiled a list of songs about wanting something really bad and then about the pleasure of finally getting it for people who hate holiday music just as much as I do.
Cultist Simulator is my game of the year.
Alan Maloney made Andrew Johnson cut his hair. Although they disagree vociferously, everybody involved is absolutely certain as to why he did that.
A decade after its release, we’re still wrestling with The Dark Knight’s murky politics.
So … ten stellar collisions weren’t enough for you, huh? How about ten, ten colliding black holes! Hahahaha.
Some new animated fantasy shows are definitely worthy of your time.
Your weekly roundup of the best law and legal related links from around the web, including frivolous lawsuits, zombie chasing criminals, pro se babies and more.
On a personal note, we spent the weekend in Flagstaff, and Bug got to see Mars through a 16″ telescope, and he got to see the Orion Nebula through the Clark Telescope, which showed him 8 baby stars and the glowing green gas of the nebula. Totally worth staying up late and standing in line in the cold.
It’s not that Walter Kaufmann’s Faith of a Heretic saved my life. But it made it easier.
The quintessential first world problem – what holiday gifts can we give that won’t simply get thrown onto the heap?