Look at this poor disfigured girl. Disfigured because people choose to believe in fictitious religion rather than scientific reality. In a world without religion, things like this cannot happen for these reasons. And things like this don’t tend to happen for other reasons. In fact, I can’t think of a time I’ve heard of acid-disfigurement NOT being due to religious reasons — though I’m sure there are some examples out there. They just aren’t the usual case.
God: giving excuses for people to infringe other peoples’ rights for most of recorded history.
The tide of information flow cannot be stopped. It can be hindered, but in the end, information flow will win. Seize a domain? We’ll just come up with a new DNS. Good stuff, good stuff.
Netflix should get involved somehow. It would have been better to get Comcast customers all pissed off at not being able to use Netflix streaming, and have them cancel their cable. Cable cancellations are at an all-time high right now. Netflix has the leverage. Why didn’t they use it?
A friend of mine was there when this happened. Interesting stuff, hearing about Israeli oppression on the micro-scale. We usually only hear the big stories; but small stories like this have plagued the Palestinian population for a lifetime.
November 30, 2010
November 30, 2010
HAIKU REVIEW: Garfield is funny.
Especially the cartoon.
This one, though, sucks ass.
VISUALS: 3-D CGI. I would have preferred more Garfield & Friends style animation.
MORALS: The ability to be funny was inside of you all along! Pfft.
BAD STUFF: Pretty much everything. The jokes, the animation, the plot, the dialog, the depiction of the world as being more cartoonish instead of real. Bubbles coming out of the car’s exhaust pipe? What the hell? Garfield is supposed to be set in the real, normal world!
This was worthy of its 3.9/10 IMDB rating.
CONCLUSION: Even hardcore Garfield fans who have seen every one of the 200+ episodes of Garfield & Friends …. will probably still hate this steaming pile.
November 29, 2010
Now, I am anti-illegal immigrants too. But for Israel — a country created by immigrants who were not ruled legal by the people who actually lived there and had sovereignty over the land — to turn around and deny immigrants entry because they "threaten the Jewish character of the state" (a state that wasn't even Jewish 100 years ago) — smacks of hypocrisy.
And as one of the largest receivers of American tax dollars, this is indeed our business. We're helping pay for this.
If you're pro immigration in America, how can you be pro-Israel too?
November 28, 2010
Apple: A nanny that tells you what you can and cannot read with your own devices that you supposedly "own". Pfft. Not the great company it was in the 1980s. Now more fascist than Microsoft.
So let's drive people back to real pot instead. Pretty funny. Real pot at least has been studied, but the fact that this stuff is so popular really indicates how prohibition is an unwinnable war. Banning pot simply causes people to migrate to other strange drugs like this "fake pot".
November 27, 2010
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PEOPLE: A film directed by Satoshi Kon, who died this year — so we’re watching all his stuff.
UNCOMFORTABLE PLOT SUMMARY (inspired by this): [highlight for spoilers]→ Old lady wastes life chasing after man who was actually dead most of the time. Filmmakers exploit her dying moments; dementia hallucinations ensue.
VISUALS: There is a surreal element, as the characters interviewing this elderly movie star end up being drawn into her story — much like what happened in The Last Action Hero. And various time periods look different — the stuff that happens in the 40s/50s is very desaturated, almost black and white. Lots of care was taken by Satoshi Kun to get things to look right.
MORALS: Learn when to give up! That’s what I got out of it. [highlight for spoilers]→ She may have enjoyed the chase, but she wasted her whole life on unrequited love. Lame.
CONCLUSION: Too random. Felt like ‘what was the point’ a lot of the time. Seems to be more of an emotional string puller. Reminded me of The Last Action Hero if it were a sappy romance. Carolyn actually liked it, and thought it was an interesting story, but thought it was not as well-executed as Satoshi Kon‘s other movies.
RECOMMENDATION: Satoshi Kun completists and hopeless romantics might want to check this out.
SIMILAR MOVIES: I can’t help but say The Last Action Hero, even though the characters and plot are completely dissimilar. It has the same gimmicky “being sucked into movies” kind of feel.
MOVIE QUOTE: “The part I really loved, was chasing him.” (more…)
November 27, 2010
a comment i liked:
"And this is how freedom dies. With open and blatant moves by the ELECTED representatives keeping the public in the dark about their wrongdoings. Right up to the betrayal of the very ideas those countries were founded upon ….
The appalling part is that, they are no longer doing this secretly. They have no issues going about in the open and being open about trying to keep people in the dark about what wrongdoings are committed. They slap 'national security' tag to it, and think that this is a magic word that totally stupefies the public and makes them impossible to understand wrong things are being committed…."
I wonder what goodies are going to come out of this next leak? The number of rulers on this world has been unchanged for a long time, but the number of subjects in this world is now higher than ever. It's nice that that the majority (subjects) will now get to find out what is REALLY happening with their rulers. Freedom of information.
November 26, 2010
The details in this case are astounding.
She called 911 before her daughter was murdered.
She called a neighbor saying she thought the father might harm her.
The father had her blood on his shirt.
The father had her blood on his knife.
The father was a suspect in an unsolved 1977 murder.
The father was later convicted of another murder that happened the same year.
The father worked at a bar co-owned by a cop.
The D.A. let him testify against mommy in exchange for immunity.
And then there's the whole autopsy issue.
She finally got out, and is suing the fuck out of everyone. Rightly so. Dennis P. Donohue is a scumbag already in jail for murder, and suspected for another. District Attorneys Frank J. Clark and Joseph J. Marusak sound like corrupt scumbags who did their best to put an innocent woman in jail. They aren't D.A.s anymore, either.
This shows how tilted our justice system is towards simply FINDING A CONVICTION rather than actually solving the real crime.