ACTION SMACKDOWN! This week: Warrant Officer Ellen Ripley, late of the Nostromo, vs. Captain Malcom Reynolds of the Firefly class spaceship Serenity. Ms. "Get away from her, you bitch" vs. Mr. "If your hand touches metal, I swear by my pretty floral bonnet I will end you". Let's get it on like the Yuuzhan Vong.
Dear Non-White-Male correctness reader: You know, we were having a conversation the other day at The Correctness. A grown up, political conversation about how infuriatingly hard it is to insult white males, because, as the entitled culture of authority and power, nothing really hurts our feelings that much. You can call me a cracker, or greymeat, or gringo, or whatever, but it just doesn't sting like our bleachy-white and bleachy-caustic lexicon of slurs we have for you folks. At the end of the day, we still have all that annoying capital, and equity, and those reassuring smug savings plans, and reusable grocery bags made of organic cotton that required ten times as much water to grow than pesticidey cotton. We're a hard target!
Greetings gentle reader. A recent article brought up discussion of Sci-Fi shows, and reasons for watching them. Often on the net, these devolve into arguments and name-calling. So I thought, let's give them a chance to make their case, in a reasonable fashion, as to why their favorite shows are worthy. Also, with so many shows on the air, and so many cancelled early, people tend to miss, or gloss over shows, or miss the first few seasons, then not bother to go back and catch up. Today: Tomass brings us "A Case For Farscape".
They have an “Ave Maria” but they don’t have an “Ave Bob”. Does that seem right to you?
Dear Mr. Woodcutter, I am writing to you seeking compensation for damages to my property and myself, stemming from events of two weeks ago. As you're no doubt aware, your children, finding themselves lost in the woods, took it upon themselves to vandalize a modern art installation I was working on in the darkest part of the forest. Not that you would be concerned, but my goal was to show the juxtaposition of the innocence and color of candy with the bleakness of the forest. Read more...