#056–Can You Think of a Better Way to End the Film, “The Great Dictator?”

I first saw The Great Dictator when I was writing a grad school research paper. I'd read contemporary articles about the film and its reception, and always saw it on "top comedies" lists, but never watched it til I finally bought the Criterion Collection version. I'm one of those people who love to watch the … Continue reading #056–Can You Think of a Better Way to End the Film, “The Great Dictator?”

The “Half-Mile”: recap-ing questions #026 – 050 that made the cut.

Well, reached that halfway point of 100 questions I initially wanted to ask and get answers to. But I'm such a curious nutcase that I'm likely to make it 1000 easy (already got a notebook of 300+ more to tackle as topics, so why not?). So, for easier perusal, I'm providing the links to #026 … Continue reading The “Half-Mile”: recap-ing questions #026 – 050 that made the cut.

#044–Why don’t they call white male mass shooters “terrorists”?

(Photo Credit: nbcnews.com) I am so sick of this crap. I'm sick of these killings. I'm sick of these "woe is me" stories of a guy who can't hack it and says "screw the world, I'm taking you all down with me." I'm tired of white men (NOT BOYS, DAMMIT!) who haven't figured out that … Continue reading #044–Why don’t they call white male mass shooters “terrorists”?