Black Mirror (season 4 episode 1)

Posted on February 15th, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{5/5} “Press any button, they’re all the same.” Black Mirror season 4 episode 1, aired in 2017 Nanette wakes up and finds herself seemingly aboard a starship, like in “Star Trek.” She soon finds out that her boss at work, Robert, has stolen her identity and plans to force her to do his bidding in […]

Star Trek: Titan — Fortune of War

Posted on February 15th, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “If you’re selling flotation devices, you add a markup when the customer’s drowning. Any Ferengi child knows that… At least they used to, before Nagus Rom and all his fairness and equality claptrap.” Star Trek: Titan — Fortune of War by David Mack, published in 2017 Twenty years ago the Husnock were obliterated — […]

Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams (season 1)

Posted on February 14th, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “Like… a coherent dream. Stable, rational. Longer I was there the more familiar it became. I remembered it — I remembered my life there. That’s the eerie part, like I was remembering my real life for the first time.” Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams season 1, aired in 2017-18 In “The Hood Maker” telepaths […]

Star Trek: Discovery (season 1)

Posted on February 11th, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “I look around here and I just… I see people living their lives. Maybe it’s not normal to us but in their own way ordinary. The emperor was wrong, this is a home. And if we give the Federation targets to attack it won’t ever be the same.” Star Trek: Discovery season 1, aired […]

Star Trek: DS9 Gamma — Original Sin

Posted on February 11th, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “He wondered how he would be remembered, and what history would say about his role in ending the tyranny that the Avatar brought with her. Many had interpreted The Book of Ohalu, but none had read the prophecies with the clarity and understanding that he finally had.” Star Trek: DS9 Gamma — Original Sin […]

What your ancestors looked like and did

Posted on February 11th, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

This tale with drawings by Tim Urban starts with your most recent ancestors and goes back in time. It describes what your great grandfather might have been doing in the 1800s, and what your great500 grandfather might have been doing in 11 000 BC. Going further back to before there were humans, you get to […]

Against gay marriage because of the Bible

Posted on February 11th, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

Do you know anyone who is against gay marriage because of the Bible? Please set them straight. Here are 2 ways to do so. They both amount to the same thing — if  you’re going to be against gay marriage because one verse in Leviticus forbids it, then you need to be against all the […]

KW Symphony’s “Symphonie Fantastique”

Posted on February 10th, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

I went to the KW Symphony’s performance titled “Symphonie Fantastique.” The conductor was Alpesh Chauhan. Here’s the program: Magnus Lindberg — Aventures This is a bit of a jumble — there are some interesting sections, but no unified whole. Some sections were quotations from composers such as Beethoven and Mozart. Ludwig van Beethoven — Concerto […]

Refusing to bake a cake for a gay couple

Posted on February 10th, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

My respect for Jimmy Kimmel has increased, as he stands up for what’s right in the Trump era. The notion that you can refuse to bake a cake for a gay couple because of your religion is garbage. Kimmel destroys it in this sketch from his show: Jimmy Kimmel Demonstrates Why Denying Gay Couples Wedding […]

Faller

Posted on February 4th, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “As he raised his head he caught Storm’s eye; from the layers of expression crossing her face, Faller suspected she almost believed him now, and everything she thought she’d known about the world was collapsing.” Faller by Will McIntosh, published in 2016 The world used to be bigger. But no one knows what happened […]