I Got Fooled Again
I was determined to not get fooled again, but I’m human. The Superbowl halftime show used a bit of computer trickeration in making downtown Minneapolis turn purple. I naively thought it actually happened. Well, it didn’t.
A Bit Of A Dumb Thing To Do
|Is this a hoax? I think it probably is.
I posted the above image with a joke about the men of the time the image was taken were probably all that upset these women might be unavailable. It was joke based on the perceived unattractiveness of the women in the photo. Their value and the value of their cause must not be so great because they aren’t pretty.
My wife got after me because of my joke, as did a few other people I know on Facebook. I wasn’t stubborn. I didn’t try to justify the joke. I realized it was in poor taste and I edited the post the reflect my understanding of my insensitivity.
A discussion in the comment thread was launched. There were differing opinions, but, for the most part, the discussion was civil.
It was also pointed out that the image might be a spoof, meant to belittle the women of the temperance movement and illicit the kind reaction that led me to make that joke.
PETA, Honey, And Red Paint On Fur Coat
While I talked about the stern women image being a spoof, I mentioned PETA and their “Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur” campaign. PETA uses honey rather than vinegar to attract flies. They don’t use women attempting to look stern and severe. They use attractive models and actors.
I reminisced about the 90s when animal rights people would throw red paint on rich people’s fur coats. It was a counter-production action. It was vinegar, not honey. So, people wouldn’t likely be drawn to their cause. And rich folks would just buy a new fur coat.
Movie Recommendation & A Pedantic Moment: Logan’s Run (1976) And Gratuitous Nudity
It was the big sci-fi film for about a year until Star Wars was released. The story is intriguing as it focuses on a future that is ruled by pure pleasure. No worries of want or needs. No work. All pleasure. The catch? You aren’t allowed to live past 30.
Some people don’t accept that end and become runners who seek Sanctuary. Then the Sandmen get involved. Sandmen are the cops (and pretty much the only job there is) who hunt down the runners.
Michael York plays a Sandman who is tasked to find Sanctuary. Jenny Agutter plays a woman who is involved in the secret organization who helps runners escape.
The special effects were given an Academy Award then, but they don’t hold up as well as Star Wars.
The Pedantic Moment? Well, it has to do with the gratuitous nudity. York and Agutter get wet and then very cold. There are animal skins available, but first get those wet clothes off!
Top Three Cool Things Of The Week
Here’s Three Cool Things from this week.
3) The Walt Simonson who sent that letter to Marvel Comics is the Walt Simonson who later work for Marvel as an artist.
|The two images are the same image.
|2) A way cool optical illusion (see above) made its way around the internets. Go here for an explanation.
1) It seems a few people disagree with me, but I think Pres. Obama’s portrait revealed this week is pretty cool.
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