Archive for August, 2010

I Am Legend by Richard Matheson

I Am Legend by Richard Matheson

Am Legend by Richard Matheson is in fact a short story. It is amazing that they managed to make a movie of it, much less one that differed so much in content from the original story. In I Am Legend the main character, Robert Neville, is a blond haired man who spends his days killing the victims of a plague that has swept the entire earth, though I applaud the film's use of Will Smith as the main character. At night he hides within his fortified house hearing the screams of the undead to come out to them. If you've seen the movie you should still read the book because there are next to no similarities between the book and the movie. There is a possible explanation provided as to why Neville has proved immune to the the virus that has [Read the rest of this article...]

OK, What’s the Deal?

OK, What’s the Deal?

Many moons ago during the Women's liberation movements of the 60's and '70's, bra-burning was a pretty big social event. Off came the bras, out came the hooters, and it made for good media, not to mention a very entertaining lunch break. [Read the rest of this article...]

Mortal Ghost by L. Lee Lowe

Mortal Ghost by L. Lee Lowe

Sometimes you get exactly what you pay for and Mortal Ghost by L. Lee Lowe is the proof to that rule. Mortal Ghost was a free download from Barnes and Noble e-reader Nook for PC. It was a singularly disturbing tale about a young man who has the ability to heal others, and who also has the ability to start fires simply by thinking about them, or by getting too angry. The young man, whose name is Jesse falls in love with a young woman named Sarah and ends up staying with Sarah and her family. He becomes quite close to, and quite protective of all of them. As time goes on Sarah is brutally raped by her ex-boyfriend and a friend of his. Sarah is ashamed of what has happened and so remains silent about her experience. It's only to Jesse that [Read the rest of this article...]

Barnes and Noble e-Reader versus Amazon Kindle for PC

Barnes and Noble e-Reader versus Amazon Kindle for PC

I have both a Barnes and Noble e-reader for PC as well as a Kindle e-reader for PC. I wish I had a Kindle. Once upon a time I wished I had a Barnes and Noble Nook for comparison purposes, but I have to say this is no longer the case. I have an extensive library of Kindle for PC books. It is a collection I've been building for just over a year. Some of the books I purchased for little to nothing, but a great many of them I purchased at a price that wasn't much cheaper than traditionally published books. Considering the current state of affairs with Barnes and Noble and their possible upcoming sale, I wouldn't want to own much more than the hundred or so books I already own on my Nook for PC. I don't want to find myself missing valuable [Read the rest of this article...]

Let Me Guess, You’ll Cut Taxes

Let Me Guess, You’ll Cut Taxes

The script, friends, is simple; cut taxes for high wage-earners and high revenue business, cut domestic programs that target the working class, cut military spending that is directed towards personnel, and then grab a fiddle and watch Rome burn. This is a group of people still committed to a pair of ideals that are diametrically opposed to the best interests of our democracy; the thoroughly debunked notion that any market can police itself, and the thoroughly undemocratic notion that the people of the United States should play second fiddle to corporate interests. Beyond those ideals is an intellectual apathy that stands in stark contrast to the standards set by conservative movers and shakers of the past. [Read the rest of this article...]

Tatas Desire to Be Free

Tatas Desire to Be Free

In support of National Topless Day (I was unaware that there was such a day), and on the shimmering sidewalks and beachs of Venice Beach (put this place on your Bucket List because you will see things that will amaze you, kinda like an open air freak show), where else, women were marching for their God-given right to share a larger-portion of their birthday suits with the rest of humanity. God bless 'em. [Read the rest of this article...]

Feisal Goes Western

Feisal Goes Western

Which brings us to a man in desperate need of great marketing, a man who’s very name causes foaming at the mouth and gnashing of the teeth. Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, the shadowy extremist scheming to erect two gigantic marble sculptures of Osama Bin Laden to replace the twin towers, is in desperate need of a great adman! Balls International Industries, in return for drilling rights in choice Middle East locations, will be happy to cure the Imam’s ills with a bit of Balls marketing magic. [Read the rest of this article...]

The Midterm Elections: Ten Weeks To Zero

The Midterm Elections: Ten Weeks To Zero

The one thing that is certain about the 2010 mid-term elections is that turnout will mean everything. If the standard model applies, then the GOP will approach a retake of the House and cut the Democrats close to 50 seats in the Senate. If the Democrats are somehow able to get Obama voters back to the polls, then progressives will have a chance to see what the party can do with a solid and loyal House majority, and more than 60 in the Senate. Halftime is almost over, and the teams are coming out of the locker rooms. It is ten weeks to go, and we are all tied up. [Read the rest of this article...]

The Lowest Common Denominator

The Lowest Common Denominator

We Americans internalize the information we receive from sources we have come to trust. Once inside us, they form a perception that resits logical argument and appeals to rational thought. Once we are told enough that Islam is a threat, we begin to act in ways that alienates practitioners of the religion. Alienation leads to misunderstanding. Misunderstanding leads to conflict. Conflict leads to hatred. Islam as a threat becomes the self-fulfilling prophesy. It is the same vicious cycle that we have endured within racial debates; the same cycle we endured with the million of illegal immigrants from Ireland, Eastern Europe, and Italy after the turn of the 20th Century; the same cycle we endure with today's immigration debate. [Read the rest of this article...]

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Animated Balls: Election 2012

Episode 1: It's Hard to Choose Just One

Episode 2: Occupy Wall Street

Episode 3: 999! The Cain Train to Prosperity

Episode 4: Small Government

Episode 5: Newt is Forgiven

Episode 6: A Candidate with Big Balls

Episode 7: Why We Must Elect Rick!

Episode 8: Don't Make Me Use the "S" Word!

Episode 9: Santorum & Obamaville

Episode 10: Settle for Mitt!

Episode 12: Austerity and Obama's Debt!

Episode 13: From My Cold, Dead Hands!

Episode 14: Ryan is a Bold Choice for VP!

Episode 15: Mitt Romney's Taxes

Episode 16: Mitt & Me; 2 Peas in a Pod!

Episode 17: Mitt and the 47%

Episode 18: The PA Voter ID Law

Episode 19: The Boss is Running!

Episode 20: Benghazi Has Legs

Episode 21: Grover, the NRA, and the GOP

Animated Balls: A New Frontier!

Piers Morgan & the White House Conspire Against Alex Jones!

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