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Feel the Music

Maybe the last great garrison of hope for the CD business is closing in France. In protest people are mourning and drawing on the French tradition of “Liberté, égalité, fraternité!” While the loss of Virgin will claim 1,000 or more jobs the French melodramatic spirit is alive and well. We know all about that from … Continue reading

Are We Independent?

Today the United States of America celebrates its effective 236th birthday when it declared independence from the British Crown. But how much has changed in the problem that created the need for the Declaration of Independence in the first place? Let’s look at the problem the Colonists faced back then… Before the Colonies declared Independence … Continue reading

Brief Passages

The mark of a true artist is the wonder established looking at their own creation and deeming it good regardless of popular approval. Sports is a manufactured and sanitized form of gladiator contests. Film also serves that purpose in action and horror genres. Life becomes a series of morality plays but rather than learn the … Continue reading

Instagram Idolatry and the “New” Church

In the film Blade Runner the anti-hero Deckard, whose job it is to “retire” or destroy human-like androids called “replicants,” is faced with an odd dilemma. Using a test to provoke responses and reactions in the subject Deckard tests someone who he believes is human at first. After a lengthy test he determines that the … Continue reading

What is the Deal with Crosswalks?

Entropy: the randomness of particles in a thermodynamic system. When we walk on sidewalks there’s an unspoken order to things. Stay on the right, stay in line, don’t walk in between two people (especially lovers or a bunch of bad looking dudes), don’t stare at people you pass, and don’t drop your gum…well at least … Continue reading

Reclaiming “Whatever”

“Whatever” is annoying. It’s as annoying as “fuckit” and “who cares.” It bothers me like “you don’t matter anyway” and “shut up.” “Whatever” is all of these things and none of them. It’s a passive-aggressive way to dismiss something said or done by someone else – or that person entirely. It’s an inherently selfish term … Continue reading