Random Thoughts

Heteronormative Biases And Hermeneutic Phenomenology In Mass Effect 3

This paper seeks to address hypermasculinity and the settled heteronormative value system embodied in public-policy actors, primarily the White-centered hegemonic masculinity that has created negative performative aspects of cultural identity constructions ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Jun 7 2021 - 1:08pm

Xenophobia And Cake Mix

I live in California but my pre-Baby Boomer mother is still a Florida girl, ensconced in a nice house courtesy of my brother, with terrific neighbors who care a lot about her and kind people everywhere we go. ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Aug 6 2021 - 2:14pm

False Equivalence One Side Never Mentions

False equivalence was the big deal two weeks ago, with political advocates Googling for evidence that there might be a Republican with a science Ph.D. (and then ostracizing any found, in the name of tolerance and diversity) and generally out to debunk the ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Aug 31 2021 - 5:06pm

Russian Fifth Columnists Convicted In Finland- Are Those Aiding Activists In The US Next?

During the Obama administration, James Clapper, America's Director of National Intelligence exposed Russian efforts to undermine U.S. natural gas ("fracking") by supporting environmental groups using "donor advised" funds (large po ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Sep 9 2021 - 4:28pm

Interna

In the ancient past, when a good portion of blog followers were interested in the writers' lives more than in actual content, I used to write a lot more about private issues here. I don't do that so often any more mainly because I think the inter ...

Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Sep 15 2021 - 5:13am

Happy Halloween- if you didn't watch my "5 Movies for Halloween" you can still watch these videos

I get that not everyone will devote two hours each night, or 10 hours over a weekend, to pumpkin carving a Death Star...  ...or watching 5 terrific Halloween movies, but even if your attention span runs more toward Twitter than IMDB, here are at least a fe ...

Blog Post - Hank Campbell - Oct 29 2021 - 1:38pm

Thanksgiving and the Pilgrims A Legacy Hijacked By The Oppressive Puritans.

T he Pilgrims were not the same group as the Puritans who many Americans, especially but not only conservatives confuse for them. Many people left right authoritarian, and libertarian have been badly served by the cartoon of history they learned in school ...

Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Nov 26 2021 - 6:23pm

Sac, Tac, Mate

Chess is a wonderful game, one that contains in itself a universe of situations, choices to make, strategic concepts, tactical ideas. Through its study we realize how difficult it is to take the correct decision in a maze of opportunities, even when everyt ...

Blog Post - Tommaso Dorigo - Mar 19 2022 - 6:33pm

Don't Look Up Should Get A Nobel Prize In Literature For Its Service To Physics

D on't Look Up did not win an Oscar tonight.  Generally, I don't care about the Oscars but then Will Smith legit slapped Chris Rock so hard that it made the Russo-Ukrainian war stop trending. ...

Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Mar 27 2022 - 11:08pm

The Secret Role I Played In 'Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness'

You never want to introduce a spoiler into an article so I am warning you now, before you read any farther, that a spoiler is inevitable if I am going to talk about the secret role I played in the new Disney MCU film "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse ...

Article - Hank Campbell - May 9 2022 - 3:06pm