Saturday, August 29, 2015

Friday, August 28, 2015

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Delicious Pork Loin chops (in a crock pot)

This came out really well.
Delicious Pork Loin chops (in a crock pot)
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The Extended Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Will Be R-Rated, Somehow

What, are we getting a dialogue polish-up from Tarantino?
The Extended Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Will Be R-Rated, Somehow
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Hollywood Reboots Keep Using This Lazy Trope and It Makes Their Characters Look Like Idiots

Oh hell yeah! Enough with origin stories and characters who hate each other until they don't.
Hollywood Reboots Keep Using This Lazy Trope and It Makes Their Characters Look Like Idiots
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What's Wrong With a Little Free Library?

Busybodies gotta busybody. "This is what conservatives and libertarians mean when they talk about overregulation disincentivizing or displacing voluntary activity that benefits people. We've constructed communities where one must obtain prior permission from agents of the state before freely sharing books with one's neighbors! And their proposed solution is to get scarce public art funds to pay for the needless layer of bureaucracy being imposed on the thing already being done for free. The power to require permits is the power to prevent something from ever existing. This lovely movement would've never begun or spread if everyone who wanted to build a Little Free Library recognized a need to apply and pay for a permit. Instead they did good and asked permission never. Radical libertarians who object to all zoning and building codes are told that they're necessary to keep refineries from operating next to day care centers and to ensure that houses don't fall down in earthquakes or burn up due to faulty wiring. And like most, I favor some zoning laws and building codes. One needn't even be a squishy libertarian to object when power ceded to government for such purposes is then used to interfere with a harmless activity to which almost no one objects."
What's Wrong With a Little Free Library?
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Dying to Eat - Henry Hargreaves | Photographer

The meals of James Bond.
Dying to Eat - Henry Hargreaves | Photographer
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Monday, August 24, 2015

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: LGBT Discrimination (HBO)


Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: LGBT Discrimination (HBO)
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The Hugos, Now with No Mask to Hide Behind

Classy. "That was nowhere to be found at the Hugo Awards ceremony on Saturday, however. The vitriol was shocking, even when I expected it; I expected it, but hoped to be proven wrong. After last year, when this crowd raised a hue and cry because an MC might have told a tasteless joke, I expected at least some effort to stay neutral. Instead, they insulted a religion they disagreed with (and not even a Western or Christian denomination, not that that would have been acceptable either), claimed to be endorsed by Daleks (which, to the geek crowd, is the same as saying you want to destroy everyone but those who think exactly like yourselves), and stated the only proper response to the results is applause. Now, that last one I heard about (I didn’t watch the ceremony live; I went to bed at a normal-person hour for once) and expected it to be the normal order-in-the-court admonition. However, it wasn’t the acceptable, in fact laudable, rebuke that an awards ceremony is not the place for booing (which it isn’t) and that those who have disagreements can air them afterward in appropriate forums. No, it was a firm claim that the only appropriate response was to cheer the fact that a group wanted to shut down certain award categories lest someone they disagreed with be allowed to take home a trophy."
The Hugos, Now with No Mask to Hide Behind
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