What gets me about these episodes is that they aired in 2010 and the plot revolved around lizard people living in the center of the Earth. I mean, that is some classic shit, and I loved it, but it’s two-thousand-and-ten! Can’t we come up with something better?
Anyway, I loved the classic Who feel to this, because the concept was silly but everything went off totally serious. (The Doctor never found out his favorite science lizard died, sadface.) Moral was maybe a little heavy-handed, but whatever.
What really bites me is the ending. I mean, they kill Rory and then erase him from existence? That’s not a good prize! Mickey got to grow up and be a badass in the future, but not nebbish Rory, no! And that zinger! I can’t imagine the howling when this aired. It’s like this show is actively trying to piss people off. And I fucking hate it because I want see where it goes still.
I mean, Matt Smith is really irritating me because he’s replaced moping about being the last Time Lord/Rose with being a dickhole to his companions. He never seems to pass up an opportunity to stare blankly into space at a time when he could be divulging pertinent information to make Amy feel better about something. They’ve got no chemistry whatsoever, and no I’m not talking about romance, shut up.
I’m so mad right now. Fuck this show, ugh, next episode.
"Despite the seemingly strong empirical support in previous studies for theories of majoritarian democracy, our analyses suggest that majorities of the American public actually have little influence over the policies our government adopts. Americans do enjoy many features central to democratic governance, such as regular elections, freedom of speech and association, and a widespread (if still contested) franchise. But, …" and then they go on to say, it’s not true, and that, "America’s claims to being a democratic society are seriously threatened" by the findings in this, the first-ever comprehensive scientific study of the subject, which shows that there is instead "the nearly total failure of ‘median voter’ and other Majoritarian Electoral Democracy theories [of America]. When the preferences of economic elites and the stands of organized interest groups are controlled for, the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy."
Not that we were ever a democracy, ironic, given how much the US touts spreading it. We’re supposed to be a democratic republic, but now it’s just people electing which official they want corporations to buy.
AHMIR is a really amazing Boyz II Men-style R&B group, so of course the song of theirs I’m going to blog about is the funny one.
But seriously, this is hilarious. And they’re amazing, go check out their other stuff.
So like, two years ago, I figured out why I don’t value or respect rap as a genre, and I may have been a little too excited to share my findings. Well, this is the first ILM on Youtube, so you can all see what it is I do. I had to take part of it out, of course, so you’ll have to go to FA for the full version.
And of course I review a bunch of albums by Dr. Deimos, As Seas Exhale, Truxton, and Eternal Infamy, as well as the first charity album from Bronies for Good.