Saturday, April 28, 2012

FILM: Well This Seems Like A Bad Idea

Let's review:

Mark Zuckerberg got Jessie Eisenberg:

I think that makes two degrees of separation between Jobs and Charlie Sheen. 

CHANGE: Millenial Advocacy

Here's how the bright new generation sees advocacy:

From the manifesto of the website Upworthy ("Here's what we think is wrong with the Internet, what we plan to do about it, and a picture of a cat.")

For those of you who tut-tut this younger generation of Upworthy's and Kony2012s who think that the "importance" of the message trumps anything like depth, complexity, or accuracy to the facts... just know the same rules apply to high-brow performance.

 No naming names.

Monday, April 23, 2012

POLICY: Weddings are Beautiful. Damn them.

A fantastic look at marriage, actually presented at a real, honest to god wedding:

I celebrate Taylor. I celebrate Karina. I celebrate [Taylor&Karina]. But this wedding also has a third party involved, and it ain’t the Holy Spirit. It is the State. After today, Karina and Taylor will be a legally recognized union, and with that recognition the State will provide a package of benefits and rights which should be inalienable, and offered to all people regardless of relationship status. These rights include but are not limited to joint holding of property as tenants, lower tax rates, access to joint healthcare, and, according to the Government Accountability Office, hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of federal benefits, rights, and privileges. You may think it’s a big deal to update your relationship status on Facebook. When you update it with the State, you suddenly have more rights. You are more of a person now.

This should not be.

Applying to the State to endorse a relationship is ceding to the State the power to define, condone, and judge the validity of relationships. This is a power they do not have, and it is one I am distinctly unwilling to allow them.


- Posted from brain to blog via iPad.

PERSONAL: Coming Up For Air

Take this as another apology from me... Periodically, I get swamped by work and by performances, and it takes me a bit to reboot. So I'm back in the saddle, will do some catching up.

Also, in order to try and get my life back in order, I'm looking at using my iPad to its full potential.

- Posted from brain to blog via iPad.