Justice League…


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Date: November 29, 2017

With low expectations…I ended up seriously enjoying this movie.

Not only was this the most enjoyment I got out of a DC Universe movie [though I’ve not seen Wonder Woman yet…Shame on me!]…I thought this was a rather good movie, on it’s own.

Could it have been better?…of course…But it was focused, coherent, fun and engaging.

There are valid complaints…like the massive amounts of CGI…or the story being extremely minimal…or the villain only being about a quarter of a step deeper than Doomsday…

The movie still seems to work, despite these quibbles…and the fact that some things could have been fleshed out a bit better.

I think this movie is mostly suffering from living in the shadow of “Man of Steel”, “Batman V Superman”…and probably “Suicide Squad”…

This is the second DCU movie I’ve seen, thus far…that I was reasonably happy with.

It would be a shame, if they didn’t move forward…

…Though, if they do reboot…I’ll still be looking forward to that.


Small homes, big ideas: The best tiny houses of 2017…


Date: November 29, 2017

01) Small homes, big ideas: The best tiny houses of 2017

“New Atlas highlights the very best tiny houses of 2017(Credit: New Frontier Tiny Homes)

Considering most tiny houses are a similar size and shape, you’d think firms would run out of ideas to make their models stand out from the crowd, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. This year has seen many unique takes on downsizing, including an expandable tiny house, a cardboard tiny house, and another towable dwelling that sleeps up to 10 people. Here’s our pick for the best tiny houses of 2017.”


I Am NOT An Atheist: Discussions about Doubt, Discovery, Good, and the Godless (TTA Podcast 337)…


Date: November 28, 2017

01) I Am NOT An Atheist: Discussions about Doubt, Discovery, Good, and the Godless (TTA Podcast 337)

“This broadcast features various conversations with people who – for a variety of reasons – say they are not atheists. Some are simply averse to the label. Others declare that they are “spiritual.” Still others are navigating a very personal (and very difficult) road out of religious belief.

These are candid and compelling discussions about belief, spirituality, labels, and the search for truth.”

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It looks like someone is scheming, to get “pedophiles” banished from YouTube…

Date: November 27, 2017

01) YouTube has a pedophile problem on its hands

“The streaming-video giant has seen a slew of big brands — including Adidas, Deutsche Bank, Amazon and Oreo maker Mondelez — yank ads after a UK newspaper revealed on Friday they got paired with videos of scantily clad children that attracted disgusting comments from pedophiles.

Creeps have been flocking to YouTube videos of young girls in their underwear lazing in bed, doing splits and playing with each other. Many of the segments are uploaded by the kids themselves, with sick viewers asking them to remove their clothes and perform sex acts in future videos.

In its investigation, the Times of London said YouTube, a unit of Alphabet’s Inc. Google, had allowed sexualized imagery of children to be easily searchable, and that it hadn’t lived up to promises to better police its site to protect children.

In some cases, creeps were able to bypass YouTube’s filters by entering their searches in Russian, which brought up videos of Slavic children.”

It’s impossible to say exactly who is behind it…Some of these people are likely plants and moles, who are trying to make things appear like a “pedophile epidemic” on YouTube.

It’s not so much about what’s factually going on, as it’s about what someone can make the paranoid masses believe is going on.

People from that camp get extremely dirty, and underhanded…and I’ve seen things of this nature happen, too many times.

…But I’ve been saying for years, this stuff needs to stop. It serves no purpose, for people to leave flirtatious comments on the videos of young kids…except to enrage and panic paranoid people.

Eventually…someone is going to exploit this…and it’s going to blow up in the face of MAPs, in general.

Now they’re trying to get people riled up, about “pedophiles on YouTube”…and escalate the dropping of advertiser dollars?…

…Another BS, social media panic…

YouTube is spineless, gutless, unprincipled, and bends over for the all mighty dollar…they’ve always treated MAPs like garbage…

…They never needed such extra motivation, to enjoy spitting and kicking us while we are down.

His Eye Makeup Is Way Better Than Yours…

Date: November 27, 2017

01) His Eye Makeup Is Way Better Than Yours

“Would you be inclined to buy makeup because a 10-year-old boy is showing you how to create a look on Instagram? If we’re talking about Jack Bennett of @makeuupbyjack, then the answer could well be a resounding yes.

Since convincing his mother to start his account in May, young Mr. Bennett, who lives in Berkshire, England, has amassed 331,000 followers and attracted the attention of brands like MAC and NYX, which have offered products to create looks. Refinery29 has celebrated him as the next big thing in makeup.

He is the latest evidence of a seismic power shift in the beauty industry, which has thrust social media influencers to the top of the pecking order. Refreshingly, they come in all shapes, sizes, ages and, more recently, genders. Hailed by Marie Claire as the “beauty boys of Instagram,” the early male pioneers, like Patrick Simondac (@PatrickStarrr), Jeffree Star (@jeffreestar) and Manny Gutierrez, (@MannyMua733), have transcended niche to become juggernauts with millions of followers. And their aesthetic is decidedly new: neither old-school-rocker makeup nor drag queen.”

Mmmm…make up on boys…

…I don’t know.

I don’t specifically like it…but I don’t really hate it, either.

The Other, Lesser Known Ways Ajit Pai is Destroying the Internet…

Date: November 26, 2017

01) The Other, Lesser Known Ways Ajit Pai is Destroying the Internet

“It’s no secret that the current FCC Chairman hates net neutrality and is set to unravel Obama-era regulations on December 14th, but that’s not the only way he’s ruining the internet. He’s also opening the door to less reliable, more expensive internet that’s accessible to fewer people. In this segment we’ll discuss the other ways Ajit Pai is destroying the internet.”