Tuesday, August 12, 2014
It's hard work being a member of a terrorist organization...but there is always time to go on Twitter and debate fave filmz.
A strange conversation broke out on Twitter yesterday,—a an Isis militant named "Abdullah" reflected on the death and career of Robin Williams. "Jumanji" got high marks:
Many of us have been touched by the tragic, untimely death of comedian and actor Robin Williams. Some, however, have asked why we should truly care at all, and why so much media time has been spent covering his passing rather than focusing on various pressing world events. After all, even the United States president rushed out an official statement on Williams, before devoting one to, say, the Michael Brown case in Missouri.
Regardless of how sensitive you or I might feel about the death of Robin Williams, these questions regarding the importance are valid ones. It is helpful to reflect on why this "celebrity news story" is such a "big deal."
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
One could say the imagery for this Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles poster—explosions coming out of a building—is evocative of 9/11. But you could say that about a lot of movie posters and actual scenes in films since that tragic date. Lest we forget:
Friday, July 25, 2014
A 9-to-5 job in the office may be grueling, but there is always the TV set and video game console to blow off some steam when you get home, right?
Well, according to a study published in the Journal of Communication, you are most likely to feel even worse after watching your television show or playing "Call of Duty."
The research indicated that people who engaged in such activities "had high levels of guilt and feelings of failure."
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Certainly, this whole "Reptilian Agenda" thing is so over-the-top and ludicrous that any sensible person wouldn't stoop to even justify it with a response.
Well, any sensible person except someone working for the U.S. House of Representatives, apparently.
A beloved children's icon is tarnished in the news and on the Internet...we've seen this with countless stories about Mickey Mouse/Disneyland, the Bert Is Evil craze, Deadly Elmo, Pervy Elmo, and many more.
The latest, it seems, is Hello Kitty.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Well, 2012 seemed like a big fat bust...nothing more than Doomsday hype coupled with hippy-dippy New Age mumbo-jumbo.
While the year 2020 has been flagged by some as the next big "prophecy" year—the symmetry of its numbers making it very attractive to fixate on—a number of spiritual/conspiracy types are actually citing 4 years previous as the time to keep an eye on.