Tag Archives: science fiction

Exploring Black Nirvana, going inside the EMU “no confidence” vote, and the likelihood that we’ll see other Flints in the future… on episode 40 of the Saturday Six Pack

I’m still playing catch-up, trying to get the most recent episodes of the Saturday Six Pack posted here. I’m sorry that it’s been taking me so long… The episode I’m posting here tonight was our 40th, and it was great… There was something for everyone; political intrigue, grassroots activism, science in the public interest, societal […]

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The state of hip hop, the eating of 20-foot-long sausages, and the erotic drawings of fictional amphibians… on episode 7 of The Saturday Six Pack

If you missed the last episode of The Saturday Six Pack on Ypsilanti’s AM 1700, you missed one hell of a good time. I don’t want to give too much away, as I think you should listen for yourself, but here are a few of the highlights. [If you’d like to listen to the episode […]

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Fondly remembering Roger Ebert… nerdy kid in search of friends, childhood zine editor

I have very few regrets in life. One of the biggest is not pursuing an interview with writer and Pulitzer Prize-winning Chicago Sun Times film critic Roger Ebert more aggressively. (He finds himself in the distinguished company on Don Knotts and Joey Ramone in that regard.) If you haven’t heard, Ebert passed away today at […]

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A glimpse of Prometheus by way of a TED talk given 11 years in the future

I like good, inspired marketing, and I think the following video qualifies. It’s a new trailer for director Ridley Scott’s highly anticipated sci-fi film Prometheus. The trailer, as you can see, is disguised as a TED talk from the year 2023, given by Peter Weyland, the extremely confident, boundary pushing CEO of Weyland Industries. (If […]

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Moon Nazis

Here, while I’m working on my epic post about the showdown shaping up between Romney and Santorum in Michigan, is a trailer for a new film about those Nazis that have been biding their time on the dark side of the Moon. [You know how we’re always talking about the Finnish education model on this […]

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