Daily Archives: November 24, 2014

Warner Bros. Announces: 3 ‘Harry Potter’ Spin-Offs?…

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Date: November 24, 2014

…Warner Bros. Announces 10 DC Movies, 3 Lego Movies and 3 ‘Harry Potter’ Spin-Offs…

“Outside of the DC properties, the studio will also further explore J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter mythology with three movies to be released in 2016, 2018 and 2020 based on her Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them novella. The first movie, which features Rowling’s screenwriting debut, will be directed by Potter veteran David Yates.”

Something to look forward too…”Harry Potter movies”, without Harry Potter…presumably.

I’m intrigued, over whether they are going to follow on with any established characters…or if the cast will be entirely new…I wonder if these are supposed to pre-date the original series…Could be interesting, if it tells the backstories of older HP characters.

I’m glad to see this, because in terms of future outlook…I don’t see much on the horizon, that really makes me want to get back to the theater…I mean, the final Hobbit movie, sure…but after a few tacky things they slipped into the last Hobbit movie, I’m even a bit less excited to go see that…The DC Justice League movies are feeling lukewarm to me, at best.

It was a bit depressing, when the HP series came to an end, because there were supposed to be no more…and this was such an excellently done series…We could not expect anything quite like it, ever again…Which was a real shame, considering this is a proven winning formula.

You know…at times I’ve thought they should take the phenomenally successful movies, and treat them like they do the James Bond series…make a movie, then shelve the series for three to five years…make another movie, and shelve it again for three to five years [unless any of the movies intimately tie into one another, and depend on each other]. At the very least…so long as they maintain a standard of quality, it will keep the fans happy and they can keep milking the cash cow.

Granted…it’s not impossible that this new “HP” trilogy will bomb…but it’s not likely, either…and it could open up a whole lot of future possibilities.

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On Being: Islam’s Reformation…


Date: November 24, 2014

…On Being: Islam’s Reformation…

…Direct Download Link…

I’m not so sure this episode gets all that deep…and for sure, a number of commenters took issue with this episode…and not over trivial things. I would agree, this is not a hard hitting interview…It does not focus on various issues, which concern a lot of us…issues which a lot of us really wish we would see more informed discussion about.

This interview with Reza Aslan, mainly sticks with all the points which I think most of us can already agree upon…as in, they are obvious to any thinking, rational human being, who possesses some degree of social experience. There weren’t any really hard or inconvenient questions asked here.

…And the comments about atheists [or “the new atheists”]…while I appreciated them on some level, I do think it was unfair to equate “the new atheists” with merely tearing down what others have built.

I think, this episode may still be worth listening too.

The “Pedo-Run Government”…


Date: November 24, 2014

…Pedophile Rings Run the Planet – Alex Jones…

…Pedophile Rings Run the Planet – Alex Jones…

…’InfoWars’ YouTube Video…

The “Pedo-Run Government”…

…which is throwing pedophiles into prison, left and right…and perpetually inventing new excuses to imprison, cripple and demonize pedophiles…?…

I almost fell over, when I heard Alex mention gay sex [prostitutes]…because it seems, since he came online, he wont mention gays and lesbians in any way that directly disparages them…But if you knew him from his short wave radio days, you know he absolutely would not allow an episode to pass, without attacking gays and lesbians…usually, numerous times, in every single episode.

If Alex Jones were behaving today as he did during his short wave radio days…”Infowars” would be identified as a hate group.

This says an awful lot about his true resolve.

One thing to remember about Alex Jones, is that he attaches himself to whatever social issue [or phobia] is most easy to exploit in the moment, and distances himself from any issue that will gain him to much trouble…Which is why he just talks about the fringe government conspiracies, today.

One of the things Alex Jones built his reputation, persona, business [or whatever it happens to be] upon…is the intolerance and smearing of sexual minorities…including mainstream gays and lesbians.

Today…if you only know this guy from his YouTube videos, you would be hard pressed to know anything about that.

Alex tries to put himself over as a decent, on the level person…when he is not.

He will say anything, or refrain from saying something, depending on whether he thinks he can get away with it.

…And that, my friends, is not integrity.