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Know anyone who’s voting for Trump?

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web

If you know anyone who’s thinking about voting for Donald Trump, please point them to this article, which articulately states many reasons for not doing so. The article talks about his conspiracy theories, business practises, and policies. The case against Donald Trump

The problem with movie music

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web

The article/video below talks about how directors use “temp music” while they’re editing their movie to give it the feel they want. This music is supposed to be temporary, but the directors become so used to it during the process of putting together the movie that they sometimes ask their composer to write something similar. […]

Good news for a change

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web

As I like to do once in a while, I’ll point out that although most of the news we hear is bad, there is some good news. Morris M. lists these stories on Listverse, dealing with child mortality, poverty, education, health, violence, war, and women’s lives. 10 Incredible Good News Stories Nobody Is Talking About

Innovative solutions for difficult problems

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Robert Grimminck, on┬áListverse, presents a list of 10 significant problems of the 21st century that might have innovative solutions. It seems to me that some attention should be paid to these suggestions. One solution, eliminating homelessness by giving them a home, has already been done in Medicine Hat, Alberta. 10 Major Social Problems That Could […]

A story about someone you know

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web

I’m not going to tell you who the story is about, because that would ruin the surprise. This is from The Oatmeal: It’s going to be okay

A better list of female directors

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web

When compiling my list of directors worth keeping an eye on, I noted that the vast majority of those directors were male. I then linked to a list of female directors that I’d found. I just found a better one, which lists 100 female directors: 100 Women Directors Hollywood Should Be Hiring For many of […]

Given time travel, would you kill Hitler?

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web

Normally it’s kind of assumed that the answer would be yes. Hitler was the most horrible person in history, or at least one of the most horrible, therefore killing him before he launches World War II would be a good thing. Or would it? Matt Ford, on the Atlantic website, gives careful thought to this […]

A comic strip that disappeared and came back

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web, My thoughts

The comic strip Gil by Norm Feuti was brilliant — it was the successor to Calvin and Hobbes. It appeared in some newspapers for a while and it appeared online for a while. I mentioned it before here. It disappeared but is now back on a different website. You can find it here: Gil Comic […]

Can opinions be wrong?

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web

Here’s an article by Jef Rouner from the Houston Press. It’s commonly said that opinions can’t be wrong, but the problem is people are labelling things opinions that aren’t. It seems like more and more people think that just because they label some thought an “opinion” that everyone must respect it. But if what’s you’ve […]

The problems with America’s Got Talent

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web, My thoughts

I have enjoyed watching America’s Got Talent in the past but I’m not sure I will watch it in the future. Although I realized that other reality shows aren’t very close to reality, I assumed that on this show what they were showing us resembled reality fairly closely. But it seems large parts of the […]