I love Thanksgiving, but that time directly after it, let’s call it Christmas, I generally am not a huge fan of. Admittedly, I am a Grinch. The main reason is because I see Christmas as being kind of an artificial and hollow holiday that is based around consumerism.
Sure as a people we attach some pseudo-virtuous meaning to the holiday, and try to infuse everything with a positive message. The spirit of giving, peace and goodwill to all, the birth of our savior, etc., etc., and etc. The thing is that these are superficial, and when it comes down to it, it’s really just a celebration of greed.
It feels good to give a gift. Do we always need a holiday to do so? Not really, and mainly, most people are more concerned with what they are getting as gifts from others, and trying to impress people with their thoughtfulness, epic wrapping skills, and decorations then just being good people. Continue reading “TL;DR: The History of Christmas Pt. 1”
There is a lot that is wrong with both the Republican and Democratic parties. Both appear to be serpents eating their own tails, but the Republicans in my mind are winning that competition. They appear to not only be the more morally heinous party at this point, but they also are the dominating party at the moment. This invites all sorts of problems as well.
As much as I hate certain groups on the left with their constant virtue signaling, I think they probably for the most part have their hearts in the right place. Their misguided fools, but they generally want the best for people – I hope.
With the respect to parties, as an American, I wish we had more options or they simply didn’t exist. Continue reading “America’s Best President Endorses a Really Cool Guy for Senator”
I want to return to the topic of the Justice League movie for an article. Mainly, because on second viewing I soon realized that the movie is pretty bad. It isn’t outright garbage, but it isn’t good either.
My second viewing of the film was sort of like my second viewing of Thor: Ragnarok, I walked away with a completely different opinion. In the case of Thor: Ragnarok, I found the movie to be more charming and hilarious upon second viewing.
In the case of Justice League not so much. There was some charm to the movie, but it wasn’t enough to completely salvage it.
Spoilers after the jump Continue reading “Round Two Review: Justice League Movie”
I write this review with great surprise. Justice League was actually not a terrible movie. Based on the films predecessors (Man of Steel, Batman V. Superman, Suicide Squad), I thought that this movie was going to be another waste of my time and my money. I was prepared going to the movie theater to see Thor: Ragnarok for the third time, a movie that I know wouldn’t disappoint.
Wonder Woman being the exception, the DC Comics movies have been utter dog shit. I say this as a person who actually liked Man of Steel, but I don’t pretend to think that movie was any good by objective standards. Like almost all of Zack Snyder’s films it was eye porn, and I maintain to this day that it is probably the closest thing we’ll ever get to a live action Dragon Ball Z movie that isn’t completely unwatchable.
Continue reading “The Justice League Review”
The president is crazy, there I said it, for awhile I thought that when people said this that maybe it was a bit of hyperbole. Yeah, he seems nuts, but is he crazy? I don’t know, but let’s just say I don’t think he is doing a good job. Now, well fuck, there might be something to that shit. Even if he isn’t crazy he is certainly a terrifying individual.
I’m playing catch up this week with American politics. I took a trip to Europe, and aside from the events that happened in Las Vegas, I am/was completely in the dark. M.I.A. it was nice, but coming home has been sort of terrifying. Especially, as I read about some of the shit going on. Continue reading “Trump Threatens the Fourth Estate”
So I wasn’t expecting to write a follow up to today’s post, but a friend of mine basically dismantled my whole premise with a single tweet. He also alerted me to a bit of news that I was unaware of. Hillary Clinton is coming out with a book about why she lost.
Awesome. Continue reading “Why are Trump supporters still after Clinton? Part 2”
I’m starting to notice a trend on my social media, mainly, that the people who clearly voted for Trump can’t seem to stop attacking Hillary Clinton.
Honestly, I find this sort of behavior bizarre. I can’t say that this is the case for all the people I know who voted for him, but there are several that wave the Trump flag pretty high who do. I certainly didn’t think Clinton was a good candidate, I thought she was incredibly corrupt, and was proven so by the e-mail leaks. Continue reading “Why are Trump supporters still after Clinton?”