Daily Archives: June 14, 2013

Making their job easy

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Long before the CIA and FBI had facebook, the ATF had the NRA do its data collecting for it.

A colleague made an interesting point this morning.  If the NRA and its paranoid membership are so worried about the government creating a national gun registry, lest the government use that list to confiscate guns, they should stop worrying: The best list in the country already exists.  It’s called the NRA membership.

via There already is a national gun registry: the NRA membership list.

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Superman and 9/11

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Get ready for some more psychic driving in your local propaganda complex known as a movie theatre. You’re getting the treatment and you’re paying for it. Aren’t people tired of the same cities being demolished in the same way by the same superhero? I guess not. Pay attention to the 2013 CGI technology. You’ll probably be seeing it in a media event near you real soon.

When the World Trade towers fell on September 11, 2001, there was one refrain I heard over and over again, a common response that was both automatic and indicting: “It looked like something out of a Michael Bay movie.” More specifically, the explosions and citywide carnage resembled Armageddon, the Bay-directed action vehicle that had come out four summers prior and contained scenes of epic metropolitan mayhem that were still something of a cinematic novelty at the time.

via Hollywood Blockbusters Can’t Stop Evoking 9/11 — Vulture.

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What it’s all about

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I don’t get much support for my thesis that major sports are fixed due to their crossover into entertainment (and cult-like following of teams), but this latest article doesn’t hurt my case either.

.The Chicago Blackhawks beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 last night in triple overtime in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals, but it was NBC who really scored.

via Stanley Cup Finals Game 1 Ratings Hit 16-Year High.

Still pretty sure that Boston will win in triple overtime in game 7 (in Boston? not following who has home advantage).

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What it's all about

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I don’t get much support for my thesis that major sports are fixed due to their crossover into entertainment (and cult-like following of teams), but this latest article doesn’t hurt my case either.

.The Chicago Blackhawks beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 last night in triple overtime in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals, but it was NBC who really scored.

via Stanley Cup Finals Game 1 Ratings Hit 16-Year High.

Still pretty sure that Boston will win in triple overtime in game 7 (in Boston? not following who has home advantage).

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