July 8th, 2012
My wife and I finally made it to see The Amazing Spider-Man last night. It was pretty good, but suffered from being a reboot not so long after a pretty successful initial Spider-Man movie. I’m likely to also write a post soon about some traps superhero films fall into too often and I don’t want to see any more (certain formulaic elements and mainstream assumptions that lead to an avoidance of fully embracing their subject). Let me cap off this introductory topic to an article about the science of Spider-man.
Something else amazing…Amazing Stories is back! The classic magazine has died and returned to life more times than a George Romero zombie movie franchise. It’s back again and let’s support Steve Davidson and his amazing effort. I will…
How Curiosity will land on Mars. The phrase “are they nuts” comes up a lot.
Space science…denied! Sad story for a young teenage scientists.
And the everyday denial of climate change (mostly about the emotional and psychological basis for deniers — not the full blown politically motivated conservative science deniers, just the more casual people aware of climate change who manage not to think about it).
Through a very amusing experiment, Stephen Hawking denies time travel.
And on light pollution:
After the very disappointing Prometheus (and the Phantom Menace)…here are 20 prequels too awesome to exist. Sorry for the slide show. Some are pretty damn funny.
Also funny, but probably a one-note joke overplayed…Fucking Dracula, and other similar titles. Probably will make more money than my novels…sigh. I mean, fucking sigh.
Game of Thrones with light sabers:
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