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Elementary (season 6)

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{5/5} “It made me realize that grudges are pointless, and that people who hold them are petty and small minded. I am neither of those things.” Elementary season 6, aired in 2018 Sherlock finds out what’s been causing his memory loss and hallucinations — he’s suffering from post-concussion syndrome. His doctor is giving him a […]

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{5/5} “This is the best life I could ever have possibly chosen, Captain. This is what I joined Starfleet for — to see the galaxy, to go where no one’s gone before. I’ve tasted the fruits of planets I couldn’t have even dreamed of, seen places and people no human may ever see again.” (from […]

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{5/5} “I hate to pull the my-past-is-a-sad-story card, but listen: I am the end product of a few very stupid, well-intentioned people who thought it would be a great idea to redefine Humanity. It didn’t start with much. A tweak here, a splice there. But things escalated, as they always do, until it became something […]

The Humans

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{5/5} “Humans, as a rule, don’t like mad people unless they are good at painting, and only then once they are dead. But the definition of mad, on Earth, seems to be very unclear and inconsistent. What is perfectly sane in one era turns out to be insane in another.” The Humans by Matt Haig, […]

The Far Side Gallery

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{5/5} “After 23 uneventful years at the zoo’s snakehouse, curator Ernie Schwartz has a cumulative attack of the willies.” The Far Side Gallery by Gary Larson, published in 1984 They build the Great Wall of China to keep a dog out. Dorothy, the Scarecrow, and the Tin Man meet joggers on the Yellow Brick Road. […]

Jane

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{5/5} “I had no training, no degree. But Louis [Leakey] didn’t care about academic credentials. What he was looking for was someone with an open mind, with a passion for knowledge, with a love of animals, and with monumental patience.” Jane, released in 2017 Jane Goodall’s dream of going to Africa to live among animals […]

Stranger Than Fiction

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{5/5} “Little did he know that this simple, seemingly innocuous, act would result in his imminent death.” Stranger Than Fiction, released in 2006 Harold Crick, an IRS agent, starts hearing a voice narrating his life, which is fairly annoying. He’s auditing a baker who he’s attracted to. When the voice mentions that Harold is going […]

A Quiet Place

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{5/5} “Who are we, if we can’t protect them?” A Quiet Place, released in 2018 After an apocalypse, a family lives on a farm with no one else around. They forage for useful items, they play games. But they can’t make any sounds at all because monsters kill anything that makes a sound. Tragically, that’s […]

The Big Sick

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{5/5} “Hey, can we have an awkward hug before we part forever?” The Big Sick, released in 2017 Kumail is a stand-up comic and he meets Emily at one of his gigs. They hit it off right away and start dating. Things are going really well but Kumail is worried because his family insists that […]

Sense8 (season 2)

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{5/5} “Whatever you do, child, do not let it be at the cost of your beautiful heart.” Sense8 season 2, aired in 2016-18 Lito takes his boyfriend to a premiere and finds that people want to talk about his relationship rather than his movie. Wolfgang comes across a sensate from another cluster who BPO isn’t […]