Terminator: Dark Fate appears to have tanked at the box office, at least by blockbuster standards. Its quarter billion dollar world-wide gross sounds like a lot, but that's considerably less than Terminator: Genisys, which was also not well received. For some reason, the Terminator franchise doesn't seem to be working very well any more. Why is that? To try to intuit an … [Read more...] about What’s Wrong With Terminator?
So, I saw someone tweet out this photo:"Sorry to burst everyone's bubble, but there was NO year 0. We started with year 1, so the new decade is 2021."Yeah...not so much. I have a couple of problems with this.I remember back in 1999 when everyone was saying things like this about the year 2000. That it's not the start of the new millennium, so we should be … [Read more...] about Enjoy the New Decade
Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has been advocating a wealth tax for a while now, and it seems like a bad idea to me.Let's start with the Trumpian level of dishonesty in the repeated claims of supporters that Warren's wealth tax asks billionaires to pay a mere "two cents." Obviously, it's two percent -- two cents on each dollar -- and calling it "two … [Read more...] about A Wealth Tax Would be a Mess
This Halloween I set up a new fog system in my front courtyard. That's right, this is the new fog system, because I already had an old fog system.A couple of years ago, my wife bought me a fog machine for Halloween, and it was the perfect gift: Something I didn't know I wanted until she gave it to me. For the last two years, we had that fog machine set up in the small … [Read more...] about My Chill Halloween Fog Machine
I think by now everyone has heard that Trump had someone make him a fake Time magazine cover that he displayed in his golf clubs. And we just found out yesterday that a State Department appointee named Mina Chang has used a fake Time magazine cover to falsify her claims to prominence.I don't really have anything to say about that. It just reminded me of that time I was … [Read more...] about Speaking of Being on Magazine Covers…