Holocaust Twitter Wars part 1: Anne Frankly Torture is Offensive

Thus began the twitter war I got myself into regarding the Holocaust.  I just can't help myself.  I just wasn't expecting this to be a long drawn out thing with two other primary users.  That of NathanAngelus (the horse's ass), and 12841chelmno.  And, finally, I got some serious competition for revisionist history.  In that I … Continue reading Holocaust Twitter Wars part 1: Anne Frankly Torture is Offensive

RE: Debunking Holocaust Denial (part 7)

Jesus Christ.  This isn't something I really intended to become an ongoing thing.  But fuck it, it gives me an excuse to learn some history.  There's a chance I may edit and lengthen this post, depending on how any responses go.  I'm just reposting from the comments section from part 6 (comments which I'll delete … Continue reading RE: Debunking Holocaust Denial (part 7)

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: March 1991

Del Ballard Jr throws most famous gutter ball in PBA Tour history. Janet Jackson signs a US$30 million contract with Virgin Records, making her the highest paid female recording artist ever. Michael Jackson signs a contract with Sony for 1 billion dollars. UN votes in favor of US resolutions for cease fire with Iraq. US … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: March 1991

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: February 1991

South African President F. W. de Klerk says he will repeal all apartheid laws. US Air & Skywest Fairchild jet collide at LA Airport killing 32. American writer John Grisham publishes his second novel "The Firm" (bestselling novel of the year). Baseball's Hall of Fame board of directors vote 12-0 to bar Pete Rose, due … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: February 1991

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: January 1991

Wayne Gretzky becomes fastest and youngest player in NHL history to score 700 goals (886 games at age 29 years, 342 days) in LA Kings’ 6-3 win over the NY Islanders at the Nassau Veteran Memorial Coliseum. Saddam Hussein prepares his troops for what he says will be a long violent war against the US. … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: January 1991

The International (2009) and its relevance

Rated: 3.5 / 5 Made after the 2008 housing market crash, this is a film that hasn't lost a single ounce of relevance.  It's a corporate thriller about a corrupt bank, and the efforts to expose the corruption and put those who are responsible in prison.  Problem is, any potential witness, and potential whistle-blower, gets … Continue reading The International (2009) and its relevance

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: 1990 in review

When I first started this little nostalgia trip endeavor, I wasn't thinking too seriously about it. My intention was to prove to myself (and anyone else who was curious) that the 90s was an overall better decade in the entertainment industry than the 2010s are (or were, in the present-tense). After going through each month … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: 1990 in review

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: December 1990

Film director John Carpenter (36) weds producer Sandy King.  Iraq accepts Bush's offer for talks.  First parliamentary election in newly reunified Germany.  US 69th manned space mission STS 35 (Columbia 11) launches into orbit; first time 12 people in space at the same time.  Due to Persian Gulf crisis gas hits $1.60 per gallon price … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: December 1990

Owning up to mistakes regarding WWI and Feminism.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvkBvzpbBPs So I've been in a couple discussions, and I've been shown to be in the wrong in a couple of them.  For the sake of introspective, so that I can remind myself to never be too full of myself (it's ok to be a little full of myself, that's what makes this fun), I'll … Continue reading Owning up to mistakes regarding WWI and Feminism.

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: November 1990

Notable events: Sandra Miller awarded $100 for Mike Tyson fondling her breasts. Iraq says it is preparing for a "dangerous war". Reports of increasing Saudi petroleum production and lower world demand. Fire destroys some of Universal Studios' stages. Saddam fires his army chief & threatens to destroy Arabian peninsula. Unconfirmed rumors emerge that Bush might … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: November 1990