The Simpsons: S2E9: Itchy & Scratchy & Marge

Skippable Intro So I'm going to do something a little different.  Rather than review an entire series, or an entire season of a show, I'm going to do an episode review.  Besides, when it comes to a show like the Simpsons, most die-hard fans will agree that this show has been dying a slow death … Continue reading The Simpsons: S2E9: Itchy & Scratchy & Marge

What is censorship in the face of sensitivity?

So I originally had this as a blog post on boardgamegeek.com.  I suspected it would be too hot for it to handle.  Sure enough, before the day was over: "Your blog has been deleted due to multiple severe violations of site rules, including defending sexism and objectification, dismissiveness to concerns about inclusiveness, personal attacks, and … Continue reading What is censorship in the face of sensitivity?

The War on Film Culture: Part 6: The Star Treatment (1910-1935)

Studio employees had little time or energy for social life except when they were not working, and in those circumstances they stuck as close as they could to other motion-picture people, hoping to find a new assignment. [...] After working together all day, players and directors often dined together, visited together.  For many performers, whose … Continue reading The War on Film Culture: Part 6: The Star Treatment (1910-1935)

If It’s Cyber-War They Want, It’s Cyber-War They’ll Get!

So yesterday InfoWars got banned practically simultaneously across several social media platforms.  While I've never been too much of a fan of them myself, especially with how nutty Alex Jones is, this is something I don't condone for the reasons these companies have stated.  The following companies who have banned InfoWars include: iTunes Spotify Facebook … Continue reading If It’s Cyber-War They Want, It’s Cyber-War They’ll Get!