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Jan 19 2017
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How Would We Even Make First Contact with Aliens?

Telepathically?
Maybe we already have and don’t even know it?

Nov 19 2016
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BraveStarr — good catch! I don’t think I would have figured that out in a million years. But I might have to locate that show online and check it out again.

Nov 19 2016
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Don’t forget the miniature versions of the mecha-tank from the big final battle in Ghost in the Shell, crawling through the airducts. There’s one just above Daft Punk, and there’s a cop in front of the building letting them into the duct work.

Nov 19 2016
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And it looks like a StarCraft reference, maybe?—the blonde woman with the rifle in the top right. And are those two kids in the upper left from TurboKid?And an alien from Space Invaders on one of the store signs in the bottom right. But I can’t figure out who that woman is with the bowler hat and the electric hammer, Read more

Sep 23 2016
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LOL - I’ve got to hand it to them. They awarded the Peace prize to a study that only ever starts fights.

Sep 22 2016
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Nope. The problem isn’t a lack of intelligent people breeding. The problem is greed and the resulting poverty. Those with the money and power want more money and power; so they systematically attack or block anything that threatens their privileged position--such as legislation to guarantee a livable wage, or Read more

Sep 22 2016
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Wow--This! Thank you for verbalizing this. This goes double for the word “Sheeple”--implying that most of people in the world are useless sheep following the herd, and the person using the word is somehow more intelligent and rare and worthy than they are. Nothing could be further from the truth. Rich, poor, Read more

Sep 22 2016
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Maybe I’m getting older and possibly wiser, possibly just more crotchety, but I have zero interest in this. I suspect I’ll see it on DVD or Netflix or wherever, but I’m in no rush. As a sequel, it’s unnecessary. As a future vision, it’s outdated. I’m done with dystopias. Particularly cyberpunk dystopias. We all Read more

Sep 22 2016
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Try not to let the Lorn get to you. I’ve only recently encountered his music but most of what I’ve heard seems insanely bleak to me. Acid Rain—especially in combination with the video—is expertly designed to instill a feeling of hopeless, hellish despair in the listener. It borders on psychic warfare. Anvil seems like Read more

Sep 10 2016
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I wasn’t raised Catholic, but I can totally relate to this. Protestants can be just as puritanical.

Unfortunately, much as Nimoy’s Spock in this episode really articulated how I felt as a shy teenager; for me it also reinforced the idea that sexuality is something difficult, embarrassing, and shameful.

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Sep 10 2016
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Am I some kind of mutant then? I don’t experience any pleasure when someone fails at something, unless the thing they were doing was itself causing other people to suffer. And even then the “pleasure” is more like relief than joy.

Aug 12 2016
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Aging doesn’t need a “cure” because it’s not a disease; it’s a normal part of life; just like rainy days and broken hearts. People thinking they’re entitled to live hundreds of years, on the other hand, sounds like a pretty bizarre mental illness, to me.

Jul 28 2016
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LOL, that’s possible, but it wasn’t just that—it was also because Psychology was a very new branch of science. It emerged in the late 1800's, and by the 1940's and 50's, it was (and certainly still is) really struggling to establish credibility as a discipline on par with physics and biology, which is really hard to Read more

Jul 1 2016
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We can’t stop the climate from changing and we shouldn’t try. But we also might want to stop accelerating the changing of the climate by continuing to burn fossil fuels. The Earth’s climate might change naturally, but why add to it, if it makes it harder for us to survive?

Jul 1 2016
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The trope might be overdone, it might be a literary cheap trick, and it might be rare in the modern world... but I don’t find it the least bit creepy. It’d be creepy if they got married as kids, but it’s not creepy at all if they’re consenting adults by the end of the story — even if it is cliched.

Plus - Contrary to Read more