Posts Tagged ‘human’

What Will the Kids Get?

The Texas that remains after the ecological plunderers pass through may not be a thing of pride.
E.R. BILLS
About 470 years ago, famed Spanish explorer Francisco Vazquez de Coronado and his men got lost in the Texas panhandle. They floundered there for three weeks.


Super 8: Lights, Camera, Alien!

This monster movie shows J.J. Abrams’ remarkable talent – and a few flaws.
KRISTIAN LIN
I hate to be the dissenting voice on a movie everybody else seems to love, especially when I don’t think the movie’s bad at all. Super 8 is the first film J.J. Abrams has directed that’s from an original story rather than...



Bravos to the Brave Ones

Static
It’s always nice to see folks get the recognition due them, and Static gets to let loose a double-barreled rendition this week.  


Pure Animals Out of Paper

Amphibian’s investigation of personalities under stress is a must-see.
JIMMY FOWLER
“Everything is a gift of the universe,” wrote the late Buddhist author Ken S. Keyes Jr. Of course, this can be difficult to believe if your spouse has recently dumped you or a loved one has died violently or you’re an...



The Beast of Old Age

By the time you realize retirement is a farce, it may be too late.
E.R. BILLS
I had a strange, unsettling thought about retirement the other day. I’ve had half an eye cast over the recent French strikes regarding an increase in the retirement age and half an ear tuned to what French citizens are saying...


Why So Serious?

There is a happy land … .
Gwynne Dyer
Surely there can be few things less useful than a World Map of Happiness. If you live in one of the unhappy places, there is little chance that you’ll be able to move to somewhere happier — even if you could be sure you’d...



Recruiting Tolerance

Hatemongers could learn a few things from this football coach.
E.R. BILLS
On my way to work a while back I saw a solitary picketer at the corner of Camp Bowie Boulevard and Cherry Lane. He had a sign in each hand and two or three on the  landscaping buggy he’d dragged to the street corner with...


Can We Fill Out the Form Under the Covers?

Static
There are days in this country when being a sentient human seems to have become a lost art (look no further than some comments on Blotch for proof that Idiocracy is occurring as we speak). On those days, Static would just like ...



Worn Out

COLE WILLIAMS
Man, was I looking forward to this. A CGI movie about live rag dolls fighting terrifying junkyard robots in a post-apocalyptic future? Sign me up. Different and darkly atmospheric, 9 didn’t quite look like it would be for...


Our Other Selves

Gayle Reaves
Shooting through thick glass into the narrow box of a prison interview cubicle, John Holbrook had few options as a photographer.