Scam Artist Called my Cell
Friday, May 10, 2013 1:29PM
I just received a very amusing phone call on my cell phone.
My cell phone rings, showing this phone number in Washington DC: (202)210-0054. I answer and end up speaking to a woman with a foreign accent and a suspiciously American-sounding name. She explains that the government has selected a series of "good citizens" to receive a $9,000 grant from the Federal Reserve that may be used for education, buying a home, etc. etc and doesn't need to be paid back. She asked for which of these I'd... [more]
Responses to SAS Criticisms
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 7:23PM
The following is a response to complaints I have received regarding my recent actions on Facebook. Lately, I have exercised my right to openly criticize the practices of the Shreveport Anime Society (SAC) from years past. The following response constitutes only my own personal opinions and perspectives as well as the guidelines by which I express general criticisms in public.
Now that the disclaimer is out of the way, let's play ball. A new anime group has emerged in the Shreveport/Bossier... [more]
RWBY "White" Trailer
Friday, Mar 22, 2013 8:19AM
Since I was out of the loop on this project, the second of the four trailers is already out. The trailer for Black will be coming out soon. Until then, here is White. [more]
RWBY "Red" Trailer
Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 9:52PM
Rooster Teeth, the producer of Red vs Blue, is releasing a new animated series in 2013, RWBY. This is the trailer for the character, indentified only as "Red." I am blown away by the action in this trailer. I am seriously considering taking a trip to Austin, TX in July to watch the premiere. [more]
Conspiracy Theorists: Crazy and They Don't Know Why
Thursday, Feb 7, 2013 10:23PM
People often ask why I am so hard on conspiracy theorists. Many of the posts I make on Facebook take shots at conspiracy theories, from chemtrails to anti-vaccination, and I am often quite aggressive in my handling of them. Earlier this evening, one of my friends made a post about survivors of the Aurora, CO shooting being harassed by conspiracy theorists who claim the shooting never happened. I could say that I am hard on conspiracy theorists because of their unscrupulous breach of taste,... [more]
Gun Control Defeated by 3D Printing
Monday, Jan 28, 2013 12:21PM
Alright, you gun control opponents! I have a concession to make, so pay attention.
I am changing my position on the plausible effectiveness of enforcement on the gun control proposals. It is common to hear the analogy that outlawing marijuana didn't eliminate it from our society and that outlawing alcohol only made matters worse in our country. I have rebutted these analogies by stating that a person cannot produce an assault rifle in their home without extensive skills and resources, making... [more]
Anime Review: Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai!
Saturday, Dec 22, 2012 3:37PM
I am taking a break this week from science and reasonable thinking to indulge the side of me that occasionally craves the exact opposite -- delusions, fantasy, fiction, and unreason. As much as I enjoy the Japanese culture and their animation industry, I don't get a whole lot of time in my personal life to sit down and watch anime on a regular basis. I don't collect manga, but I do collect DVDs. The latest addition to my library is the ridiculously short, but profoundly hysterical,... [more]