are people actually posting to dreamwidth blogs these days?
These are the movies I want to see at SIFF this year. My SIFF watching friend is currently pursuing a postdoc out of state, so if someone is interested in watching any of these with me, let me know. In general, I tend to watch a lot of the Black Comedy and Science Fiction Series, and to skip out on other categories unless they’re recommended by friends of mine. I’ll go watch standout things from all categories, that’s the whole point of SIFF.
The Thief of Bagdad — http://www.siff.net/festival/film/detail.aspx?id=44596&fid=206
Thrilling tales of Astonishment — http://www.siff.net/festival/film/detail.aspx?id=44615&fid=206
Karate Robo Zaborgar — http://www.siff.net/festival/film/detail.aspx?id=44489&fid=206
A Thousand Fools — http://www.siff.net/festival/film/detail.aspx?id=44538&fid=206
The Last Circus — http://www.siff.net/festival/film/detail.aspx?id=44328&fid=206
The night of counting the years — http://www.siff.net/festival/film/detail.aspx?id=44225&fid=206
Detention — http://www.siff.net/festival/film/detail.aspx?id=44396 Salvation
Burke and Hare — http://www.siff.net/festival/film/detail.aspx?id=44379&fid=206
The Catechism Cataclysm — http://www.siff.net/festival/film/detail.aspx?id=44392&fid=206
Do you wonder why our economy is in such a mess? Do you wonder why the world you grew up with and thought you knew doesn’t seem to be the world you live in? Do you feel less safe today than you did 10 years ago? Do you wonder why the most powerful nation in the world still feels unsafe? Do you sometimes wonder if the nation will survive and wonder how it will survive? Are you concerned about how much foreign ownership of business there is?
These are all hallmarks of information revolutions. For example, when the printing press was introduced, Spain was the most powerful nation with a cosmopolitan outlook, support for science and exploration and unheard of wealth. Yet as that information revolution worked its way through Europe, it became economically out competed; a political, cultural, and scientific backwater. They were bested by their former colony, Holland (The Spanish Netherlands) and the little no-account island upstart country – England. Trade was almost entirely taken over by foreigners. Their gifted and brilliant finance minister Gonzalez de Cellorigo lamented,
“… there are rich who loll at ease or poor who beg, and we lack people of the middle sort, whom neither wealth nor poverty prevents from pursuing the rightful kind of business enjoined by Natural Law”[i]"
The tech world will continue to have periodic dustups until everyone realizes that using ‘gender?’ as shorthand for the question ‘this program would like to describe you with pronouns, which ones should it use?’ really annoys a small percentage of their user base
— a discussion of a halloween promotion from a guy whose company sells bingo cards.
— Interesting perspective on “transcending the model” from John Stewart, in his recent interview on NPR’s fresh air. (relayed by Safety Phil.)