Archive for May, 2016

Aliens? Brain Damage :)

Posted: May 12, 2016 in News, Politics

Brain Damage

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Alejandro Jodorowsky's Dune (1)

I just realized that while I touched on this while discussing an issue I have with George Lucas, I haven’t actually written anything here specifically on this topic. That needs to change because Alejandro Jodorowsky’s Dune was perhaps the single greatest film that was never made.

Yeah, you read that right. It was a film that was never made. Not a single frame of film was shot on the project, but it may have been one of the most influential film projects of its time in genre cinema. It was a film never made that changed the look of Hollywood’s science fiction films for more than a decade after the project fell apart. Some aspects of how the film ultimately did this was literally chance and fate.

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Coal

It’s an election year, so once again coal and coal workers have become political capital. Once again- wash, rinse, repeat -the tired old garbage is getting dragged out in the political debates as coal miners and their families are propped up in front of news cameras. For this go round’s fun and games we have Hillary backtracking on some comments and trying to sugarcoat other comments that should probably be delivered more directly while Trump stands on the opposite side of the fence falsely promising that under his Presidency we’d see those coal jobs roaring back.

What we need are politicians that will actually be dead straight honest on the matter. As hard as that may be to find, what may be even harder to find will be the audiences honest enough to actually listen. Why will the second part be so much harder than the first? Because people don’t like hard truths; especially when they mean turning the world they know upside down.

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