We binge-watched The Five on Netflix over the past few nights. It’s a moody, atmospheric British murder mystery that is definitely worth 10 hours of your time. And Tom Cullen is very pretty (as is his co-star, O-T Fagbenle).
We finally saw It this past weekend. I really liked it. I was expecting the worst, being such a fan of the original 90’s miniseries, but when the credits finally rolled, I felt it was money very well spent. I’ve never read the original novel, so I had only the miniseries to go off of, but I loved the character development and the bits of backstory that were missing from the miniseries. As I’m sure others have written, it’s the adults in the film who are as equally as monstrous as Pennywise. Looking forward to Chapter 2 now!
I would love to see a movie from the perspective of aliens discovering the Voyager probes and attempting to decode the golden records.
It’s 2017, any place that charges a convenience fee to pay bills online is just an asshole.
Every day our dogs wake up and wonder if today is one of those two special days that the humans stay home all day with them.
Eric Bennett of Desert Flippers on HGTV. A cute goofball. And you just know the guy’s got a fire crotch…
According to Christian numerologist David Meade, verses in Luke 21:25 to 26 are the sign that recent events, such as the solar eclipse and Hurricane Harvey, are signs of the apocalypse.
Conspiracy theories about a rogue planet impacting the Earth and bringing about armageddon have been circulating online for more than two decades, with the latest dubious prophecy predicting the apocalypse happens today—September 23, 2017.
And since it’s now September 24th in Australia and Asia, well…
North Korea is the world’s chihuahua. It’s small, evil, unpredictable, yaps constantly, and no one wants to get anywhere near it.
Just once on one of these house flipping shows, instead of announcing termite infestation or rotten wiring, I’d like the bad news the contractor inevitably delivers to the charming, photogenic couple halfway through construction to be, “I’ve got the clap. You and your wife both need to get checked out.”
…but I do approve of this message!
I curse Donald Trump and I curse his ideas. I invoke the Hex of Obsolescence.
May he be devoured by his own shadow, may his name stick in every throat, may the favoring of him bind to the earth every roving foot until the nail of hatred is pulled, may his ideas twist to lance any hand which will not renounce its greed, may the churned mud of lies clot every closed heart with weakness and fear, may he and his works fall and be devoured by the teeming creatures that feast on rot and putrescence, may his ugliness be sunk into emptiness and ruin, may his name and his word turn to dust and be driven like ash before a fiery wind, never to find rest in any fertile field, nor nourish any fruit.
In this “Age of Information,” you’d think there’d be a lot less stupid people. But it seems access to the Internet and humanity’s amassed knowledge is just allowing them to broadcast their stupidity from the rooftops.
Coating chicken in egg batter is pretty messed up when you stop to think about it.
.@realDonaldTrump You’re a fucking douchebag.
— Mark Alexander (@voenixrising) October 30, 2012
. @realDonaldTrump somebody change Trump so he stops crying.
— Holy Taco (@holytaco) November 7, 2012
— Terrell D. Lewis (@AIntercessor) November 1, 2012
And from 2013…
So, apparently Putin is the right-wing's new heartthrob. Well golly. Imagine that: right-wingers lusting after an autocratic oligarch.
— Angelo Carusone (@GoAngelo) September 10, 2013
And to be filed under Some Things Never Change…
I just cannot understand a society where gun ownership is a universal right and healthcare is a privilege.
— Keir Shiels (@keirshiels) December 15, 2012
We did our part to destroy heterosexual marriage. Happy 4th to my beloved!
I hope I live long enough to see the day when “It’s just cancer,” is a common phrase.
“It’s a film that plays so well to wild speculative theories because it never shows its full hand…it can never be fully explained or understood.”
From Demon Haunted World (an excellent article that you should take the time to read in full):
From Dieselgate to Wannacry to HP’s sleazy printer ink chicanery, we are increasingly colonized by demon-haunted things controlled by nonhuman life-forms (corporations) that try to trick, coerce or scare us into acting against our own best interests. These devices go to great length to hide their workings from us, making them the ideal host organisms for opportunistic malware infections. Worst of all, the law puts its thumb on the scales in favor of demons, and against exorcists.
Alchemists—like all humans—are mediocre lab-technicians. Without peer reviewers around to point out the flaws in their experiments, alchemists compounded their human frailty with bad experimental design. As a result, an alchemist might find that the same experiment would produce a ‘‘different outcome’’ every time.
In reality, the experiments lacked sufficient controls. But again, in the absence of a peer reviewer, alchemists were doomed to think up their own explanations for this mysterious variability in the natural world, and doomed again to have the self-serving logic of hubris infect these explanations.
That’s how alchemists came to believe that the world was haunted, that God, or the Devil, didn’t want them to understand the world. That the world actually rearranged itself when they weren’t looking to hide its workings from them. Angels punished them for trying to fly to the Sun. Devils tricked them when they tried to know the glory of God—indeed, Marcelo Rinesi from The Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies called modern computer science ‘‘applied demonology.’’
In the 21st century, we have come full circle. Non-human life forms—limited liability corporations—are infecting the underpinnings of our ‘‘smart’’ homes and cities with devices that obey a different physics depending on who is using them and what they believe to be true about their surroundings.
…if he actually surrounded himself with competent boot-lickers?
From Palmer Report:
Donald Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen was set to voluntarily testify today before the Senate Intelligence Committee behind closed doors about his role in the Trump-Russia scandal. But after he made a last minute move that went against the Senate’s wishes, it decided to cancel his private testimony and subpoena him to testify in public instead.
The controversy began when Cohen violated his agreement with the Senate by releasing a statement to the media declaring his innocence just before his testimony was set to take place. This prompted the Senate committee to decide that, because Cohen was speaking publicly about his testimony, he shouldn’t be allowed to testify in private. It promptly sent him home – but his respite will be a very brief one.
Manu Raju of CNN has revealed that “Senate Intel now playing hardball with Trump lawyer Michael Cohen: Now plan OPEN session for Cohen to testify publicly” (link), while NBC News is confirming that he’s being subpoenaed to force him to deliver that public testimony (link). If Cohen defies the subpoena, the Senate can find him to be in contempt of Congress. At that point a judge would have to decide whether Cohen can be legally compelled to show up and testify. This comes even as the Trump-Russia scandal is exploding in every direction over the past twenty-four hours.
Last night it was revealed that Donald Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort has been under a secret surveillance warrant the entire time, and that he’s about to be indicted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Based on the timing of the warrant, it’s believed that Trump was picked up on Manafort’s wiretap when the two regularly spoke by phone after Trump took office. Meanwhile, Michael Cohen is about to be compelled to blab in public about his own role in the scandal.