Brainfood: Space war is coming

Bryan Bender and Jacqueline Klimas believe that everything from the upper atmosphere to the moon is becoming a battleground that will see Russia, China and the U.S. facing off in a space war. It won’t be a war between spaceships, but instead, it will be attacks on satellites in order to make opponents vulnerable to Earth-based missile attacks. Admittedly, this is one area where Trump … Continue reading Brainfood: Space war is coming

Brainfood: Welcome to the branding presidency

According to Daniel Drezner of the Washington Post, Donald Trump’s Tweet rage reflects the only thing he has left in his presidency: Branding. Drezner said that Trump is near powerless at this point and unlikely to achieve anything of note before this year’s general election. Indeed, Trump’s empty threat to veto the omnibus, and the outrage from his base about the spending, suggest how powerless … Continue reading Brainfood: Welcome to the branding presidency

Retro-review: ‘Out of the Silent Planet’ by King’s X

King’s X 1988 debut album Out of the Silent Planet is a great first effort by a band that has been unfortunately overlooked the majority of their career. Out of the Silent Planet is the first recording they made on Megaforce records following years of being signed to exclusively Christian music labels. While it didn’t make waves and didn’t make as much of an impact … Continue reading Retro-review: ‘Out of the Silent Planet’ by King’s X

Wishing to tune out Trump’s Tweets

I always tell myself in the morning “don’t look at the news, you know it’s going to be about Trump Tweets.” I seem to have trouble following those self-given orders. I just cringe reading the Tweets by a U.S. President who is either trolling for affirmation from the Internet or whining like a petulant child about people he perceives to be his enemies. If it … Continue reading Wishing to tune out Trump’s Tweets

I’m not gone

If you haven’t noticed, there’s been a lack of updates to my website over the last few weeks. It’s not that I have forgotten about it, but with my reviews and columns moving to Medium.com, I just haven’t been sure what to do with it. Also, life has a habit of keeping you pretty busy. Myself, I’m essentially working three jobs, which really cutting into … Continue reading I’m not gone

Endearing, enduring anime ‘Trigun’ turns 20

What do you get when you mix science fiction and westerns with a Japanese spin? You get Trigun. It’s the tale of Vash the Stampede, a not-so-lone gunman on the planet Gunsmoke, who has taken a vow to never kill anyone. Vash aimlessly wanders through the first half of the series and then, in the second half, finds himself in, not a life-and-death struggle for … Continue reading Endearing, enduring anime ‘Trigun’ turns 20

Quick thoughts: John Paul Stevens calls for repeal of the Second Amendment

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens called for the repeal of the Second Amendment in an opinion piece for the New York Times on March 27. I have as of yet to see the fallout. I’m not sure if I have the desire to because I can already see the extreme responses that will be given over rational discussion. Many Americans will surely call … Continue reading Quick thoughts: John Paul Stevens calls for repeal of the Second Amendment

Fur growing unfashionable at Milan

It’s fashion week in Milan, Italy, and all eyes are on the runways. Well, maybe not all. If there are two things that have been intertwined since their inception, it’s been fashion and fur. But over the last few decades, sentiments have started changing. Fur has gradually fallen out of favor over the decades, now limited to either lining winter coats in extreme climates or … Continue reading Fur growing unfashionable at Milan

Retro Review: ‘Formulas Fatal to the Flesh’ by Morbid Angel

Back in 1998, Morbid Angel apparently decided they were going to take a break from Satanic lyrics and indulge themselves in the Mythos. But, the thing that comes to mind when you think of the Mythos is water and space, which is quite a departure from the hellfire that we’re used to hearing from Morbid Angel. The outcome was Formulas Fatal to the Flesh, a … Continue reading Retro Review: ‘Formulas Fatal to the Flesh’ by Morbid Angel