From Twitter (paraphrased for brevity and clarity): Them: “Public businesses have to be open for the whole public!” Me: It was a private business. Them: “Conservatives never consider that businesses are supported by police and fire departments. No business is an island.” Me: If anyone had the choice to opt out, that would be a […]
The morning news today said that the American Academy of Dramatic Arts would be taking extra steps today to ensure that they would not repeat the mistake of having awards announced incorrectly. Are there any steps which they could take to get some good movies made?
Ryukyuan martial arts were not a monolithic entity called “toudi”, any more than there is one martial art in China called “kung fu” (or more precisely, “quan fa”). There were two major schools of Ryukyuan martial arts; one based in the capital city (Shuri-te) and one based in the major port (Naha-te).* “Toudi”, or more […]
So, I have recently started back into the arena of powerlifting, after a nearly twenty-year military-enforced hiatus. No, the U.S. military doesn’t ban powerlifting; I am just not genetically gifted enough to train in powerlifting and do my daily military PT. In trying to break back in (at the age of 45, now), I first […]
“So, how did you like the tuna salad sandwich at that new deli?” “Well, it wasn’t tuna salad.” “Yes, it was! It said so right on the menu!” “Well, it was made with ham. That makes it ham salad, not tuna salad.” “You’re just afraid of change! You’re intimidated by things that challenge your tiny […]
Look, it’s very simple. If you don’t WANT to do a movie about Tarzan, don’t call your movie “Tarzan”. Say it was “inspired by” Tarzan. Conversely, if you call your movie “Tarzan”, then make it a faithful adaptation of the source material. And since Hollywood has officially run out of people intelligent enough to write […]
Just so that everyone understands: 1: When people of Western European descent adapt practices of other cultures, it is “appropriation”. 2: When people of Western European descent do NOT adapt practices of other cultures, it is racism. 3: When other cultures adapt practices from Western European traditions, it is imperialism by the Europeans. All clear […]
I held my nose last election and voted for the “moderate” Republican to block Obama from another term, but voting for a Clinton-loving liberal to keep a Clinton out of office is an exercise in futility. Republicans, you had the most principled conservative since Calvin Coolidge, and you threw him away. Trump says he doesn’t […]
Donald Trump gets less plausible by the day. Rubio lost almost all respect from me through his de-facto endorsement of John Kasich “to stop Trump” (laughable on several levels). Cruz continues not only to be an exemplary Presidential candidate, but the only worthwhile Presidential candidate.
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