Goonies video chat

Posted on April 27th, 2020 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

One good thing about everyone staying at home… the Goonies are back together. Josh Gad brings them all together here: The Goonies Are Back!! | Reunited Apart with Josh Gad

The Pursuit of William Abbey

Posted on April 26th, 2020 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “I have witnessed sunrise in the frozen steppes of Asia: symphonies of azures and silvers, punched through with snowy whiteness as if the sun was sending sharpened heralds to announce its progress. I have watched dawn on the China Sea, the water a mirror of slippery gold that burns the sky to puffy white. […]

Cavernous stupidity

Posted on April 25th, 2020 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

You know who the title is referring to without looking — it could only be one person. It’s sad that it’s the president of the United States, but it’s an apt phrase. Here’s Douglas Brinkley and Eugene Robinson on MSNBC: Brinkley: Nothing Else Like Trump’s ‘Cavernous Stupidity’ In U.S. History | The 11th Hour | […]

Star Trek: The Next Generation (season 6)

Posted on April 23rd, 2020 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{5/5} “Looks like Sheriff Worf’s here to arrest me.” Star Trek: The Next Generation season 6, aired in 1992-93 When the Enterprise encounters a Dyson Sphere, and a ship that crashed on it, they find someone who has been stuck in the transporter for 75 years — Montgomery Scott. When Amanda Rogers comes aboard she […]

Good Omens

Posted on April 18th, 2020 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{5/5} “Don’t think of it as dying. Think of it as leaving early to avoid the rush.” Good Omens, aired in 2019 The Antichrist has been born and will bring about Armageddon in 11 years. Aziraphale is an angel and Crowley is a demon — they’ve both been on Earth for a long time and […]

Videos about US politics

Posted on April 16th, 2020 by Dave Switzer  |  13 Comments »

I’ve previously highlighted a couple of sources of excellent information about US politics, the videos of Robert Reich and Thom Hartmann. Today I’d like to focus on a few more. These four people/channels tell you the latest deal about Donald Trump, Republicans, Democrats, Fox News, impeachment, the presidential race — and Trump’s response to the […]

This Is How You Lose the Time War

Posted on April 13th, 2020 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “It occurs to me to dwell on what a microcosm we are of the war as a whole, you and I. The physics of us. An action and an equal and opposite reaction. My viney-hivey elfworld, as you say, versus your techy-mechy dystopia.” This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar […]

This is the headline I was looking for

Posted on April 12th, 2020 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

This is the headline I’ve been waiting 3 1/2 years for: The Trump Presidency Is Over It’s from Peter Wehner at The Atlantic. He’s a Republican who saw what Trump was at the beginning. The fact that it took a pandemic to end the Trump presidency is shocking. Trump is so obviously horrible in every […]

What led Japan to surrender in WWII

Posted on April 11th, 2020 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

Whenever the story of World War II is told, there’s the part where the US dropped nuclear bombs on Japan and then they surrendered. It was always clear that there was a connection between the two — Japan surrendered because of the nuclear bombs dropped on them. But Ward Wilson at Foreign Policy disputes this […]

Beans instead of beef

Posted on April 11th, 2020 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

Here’s a suggestion for people who want to help the environment but aren’t quite ready to become vegetarian: substitute beans for beef in your diet. James Hamblin at The Atlantic explains what the deal is here: If Everyone Ate Beans Instead of Beef Here is one more article on a similar theme. Melissa Clark at […]