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The Noble Nobel

October 19, 2009

It’s been over a week since President Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize and yet I’m still hearing about how he didn’t deserve it. Why is that? Is our country so boring that we need to keep rehashing the “big news” from a week and a half ago? I get it: he didn’t deserve it, the award was premature, his win is a rally call to do better.  But are we seriously putting that much energy into focusing on an award given out by a committee that has shown itself to not exactly have perfect judgment in the past? Read more…

The Five Scariest Batman Villains You’ve Never Heard Of

October 18, 2009

It’s been a crazy week in News and Politics and I’ve got to take a break. Everyone deserves one, right? So I’ve decided to go with something a bit more lighthearted for my second weekend entry. Something that is, from what I’ve gathered by surfing the internet, in true “blogosphere” fashion: a top ten list. Of course, mine’s not ten items, it’s only five. I know; I’m a crazy non-traditionalist. What are you going to do?

My personal favorite when it comes to superheroes is a man who goes by many names: the World’s Greatest Detective, the Caped Crusader, the Dark Knight. That’s right, I’m talking about Batman. If you spent your childhood dreaming of being a superhero, as I did, you either wanted to be Superman or Batman. Maybe Green Lantern, but honestly a guy who runs around in green tights is kind of pathetic. Since I realized I could never be a red-caped alien who gained super powers under the Earth’s yellow sun, I opted to idolize Batman. He’s known the world over and since his inception in May of 1939, he’s faced many insane villains. From Joker and Two-Face to the Riddler and the Penguin, Bruce Wayne’s alter-ego has seen it all. These villains are considered by most to be the creme de la creme of the criminally crazy; but what about the lesser known killers who are just as terrifying? Let’s take a look, shall we? Read more…

Virtual Subtelty

October 17, 2009

As I sat playing Ninja Gaiden 2 on my XBox the other day, garnering more points the longer I was able to keep my enemy alive while still removing each of his appendages in turn, I realized just how far the quality of video games has fallen. Oh, sure, the graphics are exquisite and the physics generators are great; but where is the subtlety of it all? Separate from that question, where are all the truly violent virtual adventures, like the ones we had growing up? Point of fact, they don’t exist because video game developers have gotten lazy. Read more…

99 Red Balloons

October 16, 2009

I’m doing my best to play catch up with this new blog, especially since it’s been a very busy last couple of weeks and I only started this a few days ago. We’ve got healthcare reform, economic crisis, the Nobel Peace Prize “fiasco”, a whole bunch of new video games being released, and even more bad movies on their way to theaters soon. But regardless of how far behind I am of all the juicy news stories, I have to take a minute to write about this ground-breaking piece of Pulitzer Prize worthy journalism. I mean, after all, this is national news. That’s right, it’s the story about the boy in the bubble. Read more…

I’m Mad As Hell and I’m Not Gonna Take It Anymore

October 15, 2009

Public schools: great idea. Public works: sounds good. Public libraries: brilliant notion. Public healthcare: shut your dirty Commie mouth. I know, I know, everyone is bitching about HMOs and the United States healthcare system. I don’t want to bitch, but I can’t say I’m not pissed. And here’s the topper: I wasn’t that upset until I saw a commercial by the Patients First project. Maybe some of you have seen this gem of a propaganda film. It stars Dr. Ami Siems, who has been “a family doctor for 18 years” and essentially wants the viewer to tell their congressperson to stop a public option, because the US needs to “fix Medicare first”. Go ahead; take a look at the video for yourself. I won’t tell. Read more…

Midi-chlorians My Ass

October 14, 2009

I realize I’m about a week behind everyone thinking this is front page news, but the fact that people will soon be able to control things with their minds is kind of… well… mind-blowing. Yes, you read that correctly: control things with their minds. Just like the Jedi warriors in George Lucas’ three Star Wars films. That’s right, all three of them. Soon, thanks to Jedi Mind Inc, the aptly-named technology company taking the world by storm, individuals will be able to control electronics through the use of a headset that interprets brainwaves. You don’t believe me? Check it for yourself:  These Aren’t The Droids You’re Looking For Read more…

Happy Genocide Day!

October 13, 2009

Big news today from the world of calendar publishing. It’s Columbus Day. That’s right; the day when all of America joins hands and in one proud voice cries “Thanks Chris for giving us a day off from work!” Of course, when I say “all of America” I mean everyone except for the people who hate that Columbus gets his own holiday. Oh yeah, that’s where I’m going with this. Let’s get this holiday party started. Read more…