Gavin Hood did the movie? Should have guessed it would thunk. I saw "Rendition" and it is the only movie to elevate "Super Troopers" from the dead bottom of my personal movie ranking. Whew! And I found "Ender's Game" the book, to establish something of an archetype in my mind.
A well-written review, incidentally.
Do cops carry whistles any more?
Who was offended? Surely not the children, to whom a naked person merely has no clothes. Surely not the 20-yr-olds who've seen plenty of that in movies. The elderly should not be offended, unless that feeling come out of envy for the young. The only folks who might really be offended are those just entering puberty--7th graders--who are suddenly possessed of nipples and pubic hair and are obsessed by these new secondary sexual characteristics. In other words, no real harm was done.
A good report. I would have liked, however, to hear more about the professional writers that have attended the con. Larry Niven, Jim Glass, the magnificent John Dalmas, Jim Crumley, Patty Briggs, CJ Cherryh, Sir Arthur Canon Doyle ... well, I just made that last one up. There have been plenty of well-known writers at the con. And the writers' workshop is brisk and trenchant. I'd like to hear more about that the next time you write the con up. Thanks.
I am not one to speak pejoratively about anyone -- well, not often (well, I have some ugly thoughts about our present Supreme Court) -- but Tom Vilsack is an arrogant, hostile-to-consumers, sharp-mouthed little puppet-rat of Monsanto. His vituperative characteristics are matched only by the headlong nastiness of the Chairman of the FCC, Julius Genachowski.
More on-issue, Monsanto has absolutely no regard for the commons -- specifically I refer to the parallel evolution, since the time of Cain, of human beings and edible and/or gardenable vegetation. By infecting our food supply with GMO's, the long-range consequences of which have never been fully investigated (especially by labs OUTSIDE of Monsanto), the very survival of the sovereign human being is threatened. Presently I can escape the consequences of eating concentration-camp-raised meat by eating wild meat ... but every deer or elk I have ever met will gladly eat alfalfa. Has Monsanto no conscience?
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