A playlist for the 2016 election…

| October 24, 2016

This election is remarkable in that whoever wins will be absolutely loathed by a plurality of the populace, and distrusted by a majority. It is quite possible that on inauguration day our president elect will have underwater approval ratings. If there is any state out there that splits by less than the margin of error, […]

Luke Cage— or what Marvel can learn from itself

| October 4, 2016

I’m only five episodes into Luke Cage and I think I can say Marvel’s managed to hit it out of the park again.  Like the prior two Netflix series, Daredevil and Jessica Jones, Luke Cage manages to draw on all the strengths of the MCU in a smaller-scope more street-level fashion.  It perfectly encapsulates one […]

A Ten Video Defense of Cultural Appropriation

| September 29, 2016

“Cultural Appropriation” has reared it’s sombrero-sporting head in the literary community once again in another series of critiques and critiques of critiques and critiques of critiquing and those doing the critiquing, over something that should, in the end, be a fairly straightforward caution for authors to just get it right, that somehow never ends up […]

Five Favorite Covers

| September 6, 2016

I mentioned on Facebook that the best cover songs are ones that bring something new to the table. There’s something magical when an artist takes an existing song, does something radically different with it, and makes it work. In the following cases, I think the result surpasses the original.

5 remakes I would like to see

| July 28, 2016

So there was this Ghostbusters remake/reboot that caused a lot of angst among various peoples. Since I’ve yet to see it (I’ll probably wait until it’s on Netflix.) I don’t have an opinion on it one way or another. But the existence of the film has made me ponder the idea of remakes/reboots in general; […]

The new phonebook’s here! The new phonebook’s here!

| January 31, 2011

Actually, this, the final book in the Apotheosis Trilogy is here: Not this:

This is going on my iPod. . .

| January 10, 2011

They’re called Utopian Riot, and I like them: Also, their other single:

Exhibit #235 why Libertarians are the new hippies. . .

| January 3, 2011

Progressives really get steamed when people point to the Tea Party and/or Libertarians as the spiritual successors to the last great anti-establishment mass movements of the 60s and 70s. To them I provide the following interview with Starchild, a San Francisco erotic services provider and Libertarian candidate for school board (h/t): I might also note […]

Happy Thanksgiving Redux

| November 25, 2010

No time with the holidays and NaNoWriMo to add something beyond the fact that I’m still alive, and repost this from a couple of years ago:

Videos because I’m too busy editing.

| October 13, 2010

Yes, there’s a theme.