Pixar movies

Posted on February 20th, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

Here’s an update to this list. And here is my discussion of a concert of music from  Pixar movies I attended. Toy Story movies Toy Story 1995 -> 5/5 Toy Story 2 1999 -> 5/5 Toy Story 3 2010 -> 4.5/5 Toy Story 4 2019 Monsters, Inc. movies Monsters, Inc. 2001 -> 5/5 Monsters University […]

Coco

Posted on February 20th, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “I thought it might have been one of those made-up things, that adults tell kids, like vitamins.” Coco, released in 2017 Miguel’s family makes shoes but all he wants to do is play music. Unfortunately the one thing his family forbids is music, so he does it in secret. Then he finds out that […]

Star Trek: Discovery — Drastic Measures

Posted on February 19th, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “Ribiero simply wasn’t suited to crisis management. On the other hand, Kodos acted as though he was born to do it. Looking back on it, he came off somewhat less emphatic than I remember. Instead, he was cool, almost detached in a way… If only one of us had been smart enough to see […]

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 […]