Archive for July, 2015

[[>This is a repost of material I wrote for another geek website that I’m no longer affiliated with. Per the agreement made with them for my creation of content of material for their site, enough time has passed for me to republish it here on my own blog. I wrote for this for Dragon Con 2014, but, with a few tweaks, it remains just as true this year.<]]

It’s that time of year again. We’ve endured the winter’s snow, ice, and traffic nightmares, we’ve survived the Spring’s annual blessing of yellow rivers that drift lazily through the air, coating our homes, cars, and lungs with a carpet of pollen, and now we’ve finally reached the hot, sauna days of summer. And, if you listen carefully, you can hear the anguished cries of desperation as thousands of cosplayers throughout the land clutch their latest project to their chests and whimper, “I don’t have enough time. It’s less than 60 days away!” This can only mean one thing: Dragon Con is upon us once again. DC Logo (more…)

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This symbol officially stood for Wallace. It shouldn’t officially stand for American states today.

Today I have stood, where once Jefferson Davis stood, and took an oath to my people. It is very appropriate then that from this Cradle of the Confederacy, this very Heart of the Great Anglo-Saxon Southland, that today we sound the drum for freedom as have our generations of forebears before us done, time and time again through history. Let us rise to the call of freedom- loving blood that is in us and send our answer to the tyranny that clanks its chains upon the South. In the name of the greatest people that have ever trod this earth, I draw the line in the dust and toss the gauntlet before the feet of tyranny . . . and I say . . . segregation today . . . segregation tomorrow . . . segregation forever.

Today I have stood, where once Jefferson Davis stood, and took an oath to my people. It is very appropriate then that from this Cradle of the Confederacy, this very Heart of the Great Anglo-Saxon Southland, that today we sound the drum for freedom as have our generations of forebears before us done, time and time again through history. Let us rise to the call of freedom- loving blood that is in us and send our answer to the tyranny that clanks its chains upon the South. In the name of the greatest people that have ever trod this earth, I draw the line in the dust and toss the gauntlet before the feet of tyranny . . . and I say . . . segregation today . . . segregation tomorrow . . . segregation forever.

Okay, this is a bit of a different one. I’m way too busy to type everything that I wanted to say, so I recorded it. Not that again any time soon. Made it easier to get other stuff done as I talked with only short breaks from working to read quotes, but it also causes one to stray a bit here and there. So, yeah, this one is largely audio with quotes and links to support what I discuss in the recording. I go over why I think the flag should not be flown as a state symbol, its almost nonstop, 150+ year history with being affiliated with racism and white supremacy, why most of the Confederate monuments should not be pulled down, how stupid the false equivalency arguments are, and why companies like Apple and TV Land are being incredible dumbasses.

But, again, yeah, not doing this type of blog again any time soon.

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Ebola

We’re coming up on a one year anniversary that probably very few people will want to remember, let alone observe. This would be the anniversary of when noticeable chunks of the population turned into screeching, screaming, trembling, frightened, and in some cases unreasonably angry and paranoid children. The start of this was around the beginning of August of 2014, when the news covered the fact that an American Ebola victim who had been a volunteer treating others overseas was being brought into the country to be treated at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Mad Max just finished up dominating one of the top spots on everyone’s recommended viewing lists a while back even if it didn’t quite set the box office world on fire. Lots of people were looking at the film and looking back at the originals. While I love the original films and was thinking about doing a look back at them while it was still in people’s minds, my mind sort of took a left turn and I started thinking about all the other films that came out of and shaped the film environment that gave birth to the original Mad Max.

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2015 ESO Dragon Con Khan Report

Each year the ESO crew look at the amazing four day event that takes over downtown Atlanta, Georgia every Labor Day weekend known as Dragon Con. This special series of podcasts, their Dragon Khan Reports, update you on what’s happening as the convention gets closer and talks to people with valuable information to give on what to expect, getting ready, tips and tricks that are useful for surviving you 1st Dragon Con or your 29th Dragon Con, and some of the things that you may want to take a closer look at while at the con.

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Hidden just a stone’s throw away from I-95 in Smithfield, NC and located in a perfectly modern looking little area sits a tiny little western town that goes by the name of Shadowhawk. It’s a town that was the labor of love for its one time Sheriff, a veteran (and now retired) western character actor named Bill “Wild Bill” Drake.

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