The Teenage Tycoon And The Russian Video Game Inventor

Chester Greenwood

The Smithsonian tells the story of Chester Greenwood, a teenage inventor who in 1877 patented his invention, an improved earmuff that proved to be so popular that it kept his hometown of Farmington, Maine employed for 60 years:

Greenwood’s true innovation, and the reason he got a patent, was a v-shaved swivel […]

The Walking Thread: The Other Side (S7, E14)

TWD returns to Hilltop for an episode mostly devoted to setting up future conflicts (Gregory vs. Maggie, Rosita and Sasha vs. Negan, everyone vs. the Saviors) that will pay off later. It’s well-made and has a few tense moments and good character-based scenes, but on the whole its pacing is so deliberate that even […]

The Ugly Liberal Mindset

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It’s not a pleasant read, but this insane AlterNet article titled “An Insider’s View: The Dark Rigidity of Fundamentalist Rural America” is about as accurate a look into the ugliness and misanthropy of the liberal mind as you will ever read.

The author’s assault on “rural white Christian America” starts out by […]

First World Problems Winner Of The Week

Normally, liberal Tweets are so ridiculously wonderful as unfiltered opinions that I just let them speak for themselves, but I just had to highlight this one. So Chaz Bono, Cher’s transgender “son”, has complained on Twitter that “his” housekeeper’s housekeeper (not just a housekeeper, but a housekeeper’s assistant!) has been rounded up by immigration […]

The Walking Thread: Bury Me Here (S7, E13)

In “Bury Me Here”, we finally see the long-simmering tensions between the Kingdom and the Saviors explode into violence, an inevitable development (particularly considering the trajectory of the season heading into the war against the Saviors), but an unfortunate one, as it comes at the price of two lives and Morgan’s sanity. Carol’s long-sought […]

From The Trailer Park - Baby Driver

A professional getaway driver (Ansel Elgort, The Fault In Our Stars) gets mixed up in a heist. Also stars Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Jon Bernthal, Jamie Foxx, and Jon Hamm. Directed by Edgar Wright (Hot Fuzz).

Looks to be a comedic take on movies like Drive and The Transporter. With Wright at the […]

Freedom...For Our Side Only

Alliance Defending Freedom asked some students at UW-Madison whether they thought liberals and Muslims had the right to refuse service based on their beliefs. As expected, they said yes. Then they were asked whether Christians should have the same freedom regarding gay marriage ceremonies. You can see the wheels of cognitive dissonance turning in […]

The Kids Are Alright, Part 4

In previous posts, I made the case that millennials in their 20s and 30s are a lot more conservative than the liberal narrative leads us to believe, and in fact are more conservative than their parents’ and grandparents’ generations. But what about Generation Z, the teenagers who are just reaching voting age or will […]

Keep It Together, Man! Keep It Together!

Work from home, they said. You’ll be productive, they said.

From The Trailer Park - Geostorm

In the near future, the world is threatened with global catastrophe after the satellites that control the weather go haywire. Stars Gerard Butler, Ed Harris, Abbie Cornish, Andy Garcia, Jim Sturgess.

Longtime producer Dean Devlin (Independence Day, Stargate, The Patriot) makes his directorial debut in what looks like it might be the king […]