One of the newest atrocities brought on by Hollywood’s attempt to drag our butts out and spend that hard-earned cash on something big and flashy is A Sound of Thunder. Based on a short story (by Ray Bradbury?), this gem is supposed to blow us away with fancy special(read: side) effects and the “handsome guy finds cute smart girl” narrative. From a rather elegant story that commented on excesses of elite, streams of political thought, and an overall likeable take on time travel (what could go wrong if you step on the prehistoric butterfly anyways?), comes a horrifyingly altered script that is really about guns and explosions and those sweaty biceps that will make monsters go bye bye.
Monthly Archives: August 2005
Jevon is back, ladies and gentleman. I just spent 2 weeks on the beach of Lake Winnipeg and now I am back to west coast courtesy of the Greyhound time vortex.
Sucks to be me this week. I am supposed to somehow charm all of you out there, and yet I cannot seem to do it without my trusty co-host *rubs eyes* *sniffles* *blows nose hard* *cracks a can under her boot heel*
Anyways, back to business.
Eldest is the newest edition to the majestic world of fantasy that seems to sell faster than cupcakes. JK Rowling, you’re richer than a queen, but the industry has smelled the money, and now they are flailing with excitement to have more! *insert creepy music here* I believe Mark says it best: ” they’re like cockroaches on jam.”
Some critics have pointed to US government not only ignoring the pleas of scientific community, but encouraging its demise throughout the educational system in US as well. This is all fine and dandy, but the truth be told, US has built its economy on two or three major things. One would be the fact that US was too far to be devastated by WWII, unlike the rest of the world. Another would be that it profited from its labouring mothers, immigrants and skilled workers. And the last was that it created an environment friendly to the world of science and technology. The tides have been shifting though, and it seems that US is trying to eliminate its one edge that separated it from the rest of the flock. Looks like science and technology in US is heading the way of UK.
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Stem cells have been on everyone’s mind.
Reuter’s reported that Harvard scientists Dr. Douglas Melton, Kevin Eggan, and others have succesfully binded embryonic cells to skin cells, producing a version of stem cells. Republicans clapped, Predsident’s office sighed with relief at the thought of not having to read any more of that science stuff, and sick everywhere were filled with hope that someday they may find a cure for whatever ails them.
For more information visit: http://www.reuters.com