Why We Still Have Guns: Twenty-Four Hours From Tulsa

The other day something awful happened. The Umpqua Shootings. I won’t insult you by making you read a recap, the internet is 20% recaps of the events right now. And I will say, it’s tragic. It is, it’s awful. But you don’t need me to tell you that. If you’re actually taking the time to care what some random person is saying than you probably have enough capacity to care where you feel for those people.

Afterwards, Obama made an address. An incredibly and understandably pissed Obama. He reminded us we’re one of the only countries where this sort of thing happens with such regularity. He reminded us that we need to stop catering to the NRA and that we need to stop cancelling all these gun control bills that never get to see the light of day.

And all I could think to myself is, “why”? Why don’t we stop this? Then Stacy Boylan spoke… Continue reading

Need Something to Read? Try “Koko Be Good”.

I meant to do more of these “Need Something to Read” blogs but honestly I just slacked on it but recently I picked a book up from the library that was so fucking good I needed to run on here and type this immediately after finishing book one.

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Next Comes the Bullying

Not long ago, and I mean maybe an hour ago, I posted a blog in which a young kid posted a tweet encouraging Sarah Silverman to kill herself. I wrote it as it angered me to see people were still doing that.

I wrote it, sent it, and then did what I’ve been trying to do when the internet bothers me; I went for a walk. Honestly, it was nice. There were some cranes out and I’m fairly certain I saw a fox, but that’s not what you came here for.

Then, I came home and decided to get back online for a moment. In the words of Mike Birbiglia, “I know, I’m in the future also.” Continue reading

Apparently We’re Still Casually Telling Strangers To Kill Themselves in 2015.

Recently noticed a tweet by Sarah Silverman, in which she was replying to someone who told her to kill herself. Honestly, in this day and age, telling people to off themselves should be something we’ve already moved past as a society like colored water fountains and women not being able to vote, but this girl is apparently choosing to “bring it back”. Continue reading

Doctor Who Needs to Step Up It’s Game

So, the new trailer for the new season of Doctor Who has aired. And with the new trailer lies something that has become a problem for me with this series.

First off, I’ll throw this disclaimer out there that I absolutely love Doctor Who. As an aspiring screen writer Doctor Who allows you to write in any point in time and space and be as funny, dramatic, and/or action packed as you please and you can get away with damn near anything.

The problem is that while that should apply to the writing, it should not apply to the special effects. The writing on the show, for better or for worse, has evolved since it’s confused start in 2005 when they didn’t know what audience they were making the show for. But the special effects have not. Continue reading

The Last of the Old Guard

I was taking a nap today with my son. Was nice, a little long but we were both warn out and we both tend to take pretty strong naps when we lay next to each other. When I woke up I just felt really odd. Rested but odd. My brain had been stretched pretty damn thin lately and if felt like something else was just resting on that frayed cable that was once my sanity. As I often do when I just get up, I checked my laptop and saw I had a message from my mom.

I know, I’m in the future also. Continue reading