“Think about it…what have the press done for us lately? Have they been diligently scrutinizing the emergence and workings of the surveillance state? Or have they been pursuing Madeline McCann’s parents for some crazy reason? Did it clear up the confusion about the MMR vaccine, or did it add to the panic? In other words, what exactly are we protecting by not asking for a better system of regulation?”—Apology noted. Now what? « Why, That’s Delightful!
I gather this guy’s a bit of a douche, but this article is actually quite interesting. Not something many people are ever likely to need to do, but the processes used to lose the weight give good insight into how the body works. Edit: Contains mild pseudoscience (something about water microclusters).
The Avatar is pretty much the only western attempt at an anime I’ve seen that’s worked. Good over-arching plot, silly but good-natured jokes throughout and a cool re-working of asian and inuit cultures into a very compelling and engaging background world. There’s also no white people in it. Which makes the predominately white cast surprising. And Shyamalan is directing it. I wonder what the twist will be. (Hint: that it’s going to suck).
Also, Keanu Reeves as Spike in the Cowboy Beebop remake. I can’t decide if that’s terrible or perfect…
“The theatrical genre of Melodrama utilizes theme-music to manipulate the spectator’s emotional response and to denote character types. The term combines “melody” (from the Greek “melōidía”, meaning “song”) and “drama”(Classical Greek: δράμα, dráma; meaning “action”).”—Melodrama - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This guy and his wife kicked their teenage son out of the house at the age of 17 for smoking weed, then his wife wrote a book for the “Tragic Lives” section detailing how painful it all was. The comments sum things up quite nicely.
So, their article is an incomprehensible mess and their social comments mostly consist of people spamming the URL to each other, but I think this might be the start of better comments on the internet. Ideally this will help bring reputation and accountability to the world of UGC which in turn will make the internet a better place. Ideally. Until then, if this is anything to go by, it’s just going to be noisier.
“This was what made everyone want computers. Nerds got computers because they liked them. Then gamers got them to play games on. But it was connecting to other people that got everyone else: that’s what made even grandmas and 14 year old girls want computers.”—Paul Graham in Why TV Lost