Archive for May, 2013



Well I was pleasantly surprised by this one, certainly a great popcorn movie, more comedy than drama.  But, I was wrong on which direction they were heading from the initial teasers.  Seems JJ and crew managed to pull it off, and even left some simmering issues to ponder over.  Thumbs are up (thanks Roger Ebert, maybe I’ll use this distinction in the future).

So, let’s get spoiling!

But wait – a lot of my gripes are just sort of dumb scenes, perhaps hastily written in order to milk the character developments that occur later on.  I get that.  It’s more Fi than Sci.  As a space comedy it’s up there with Spaceballs and Galaxy Quest, and so the added perspective on war and vengeance is delivered with even more resonance.





John McCain poses with known jihad kidnappers in Syria


Business Insider, of all places, wants to tell you how awesome marijuana is…


All The Reasons Pot Is Good For You


This is surely the wildest baseball story you ever heard in your life.



My new White House petition, full text:

Federal Representative Surveillance Act of 2013

This act shall mandate that the offices of the President, the Vice-President, appointed Cabinet Level Secretaries, Senators and Representatives be wired with listening devices and live streamed to the Internet, so that the public may listen in and record the activities of these public servants. Further the email and web browsing activities of all federal executive and legislative public servants shall be made public on the Internet in real time.    Further, surveillance drones equipped with listening devices and real time high definition camera systems shall be implemented where feasible to escort the aforementioned public servants and to monitor their activities as they pertain to the public interest.


Al Nusra terrorists arrested in Turkey, 12 taken into custody delivering Sarin to Syria.



Jihadi-nervegas copy


It took freshmen girls in Denmark to actually test this?

Not sure the details of the actual experiment, but…


According to Kim Horsevad, a teacher at Hjallerup Skole in Denmark were the cress experiment took place, a neuroscience professor at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, is interested in repeating the experiment in controlled professional scientific environments.


Cress Collage

Student Science Experiment Finds Plants won’t Grow near Wi-Fi Router