By John Ruberry As we are in the Lenten season it is natural to look at Christ's life and teachings--even if you are not a person of faith or you are a believer of a non-Christian religion. In these reflections, however, what is often overlooked is that Jesus faced three temptations. I was reminded of … Continue reading We have our own Hero’s Journey to fulfill
The Last Jedi is a great flick, so go and see it. I was initially worried that it might try to be political or do something distinctly un-Star Wars-ish, but it stuck to what makes the franchise great while taking a new twist on a lot of things. Go see it, and my only recommendation … Continue reading A Military Review of Star Wars: The Last Jedi
By John Ruberry "So listen, there's still a little bit of it to go," the host of NPR's witty Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!, Peter Sagal said as he opened his New Year's Eve show, "but all the pundits and the pollsters have already called it: 2016 will go down as the worst year ever." Which led … Continue reading Actually, 2016 was a pretty good year
Note: I just saw Rogue One last night, and this post will not contain any spoilers. Go see the movie in theaters, it is awesome! When I heard a remake of Ghostbusters was coming out, I was intrigued. I hadn't loved the original Ghostbusters, but it had been a good enough movie that a reboot … Continue reading A female lead comparison: Rogue One vs. Ghostbusters
By John Ruberry Deadly shootings in Chicago are up 20 percent this year over 2015. Last year Rahm Emanuel and the exclusively-Democratic City Council stuck it to Chicagoans by enacting the city's biggest property tax in history to pay for municipal worker pensions--with probably more hikes to come. Chicago's population decline continues, the onetime Second … Continue reading Rahm touts bread and circuses while Chicago bleeds and pays
After a very good day's sleep I turned on the TV and found this scene from Animal House playing. Watching for a little while and thinking of the Star wars fanaticism that's been going on it hit me that both of these movies came out in the late 70's. It was a time when many … Continue reading The Gospels according to Bluto & Han
It's not Luke, it's Target, but still, TARGET STORES ACCUSED OF SEXISM FOR SELLING T-SHIRT THAT REPLACES PRINCESS LEIA WITH LUKE SKYWALKER Aww man, Target has swapped out Leia for Luke in classic #starwars scene: http://t.co/h8YCdpylcb (via @TheMarySue) pic.twitter.com/mYfJ6SHjTm — Patrick Wood (@Pat_Wood) October 15, 2015 Star Wars purists are rightfully offended, but is this … Continue reading And now Luke Skywalker is sexist?
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Today on Twitchy we found out that the great Star Trek / Star Wars debate between William Shatner and Carrie Fischer is still on. I favor Star Trek over Star Wars myself but since I'm a Doctor Who fan over all I tweeted the following: .@CarrieFFisher & .@WilliamShatner may feud on #starwars vs #startrek but … Continue reading Shatner Tweets me: Jonah Goldberg Eat your Heart out!
but even though I resent the anti Palin stuff, why not focus on areas of agreement? After all some things just can't be argued with: The team also declared the show's upcoming spoof of "Return of the Jedi" would be the show's last full-episode "Star Wars" parody, a venture that's generated healthy DVD sales for … Continue reading I may disagree with Seth MacFarline on lots of things…