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Various links that I’ll just throw around

Saturday, 23. August 2008

I mentioned that I have an extensive reader. In the two weeks I hardly went online, a lot of things have come together. I bookmarked the links I wanted to pass on, thinking that maybe I will make a post for each. But seeing as I already have posts prescheduled till Tuesday and most of the things are pretty self-explanatory anyway, this will be one collective post for collected links. Enjoy!

Alas, a blog brings us The End of The World and tells us, why it doesn’t matter if we are remembered or not.

John Kessel examines the morality and themes of innocence in Orson Scott Card‘s Ender’s Game and Speaker for the Dead.

Speaking of Orson Scott Card: he also writes crap about homosexuals for the Mormon Times. [And here's the proper rebuttal, thoroughly researched, from Feminist SF.]

And while we’re on that issue, I really liked this (again Alas, a blog):

A California Court has ruled that proposition 8 — which, if passed, will change the California constitution to eliminate the right of same-sex couples to marry — can be officially described as: “Changes California Constitution to eliminate the right of same-sex couples to marry.”

On a slightly different note: I read this enraged review on The Dark Knight (and here’s Part Two) [Watch out, spoilers included]. Unfortunately, she’s right about the points she raises, but personally, I didn’t find them that enraging.

Anyway, continuing on this topic, did you know the Mo Movie Measure? The rules are that you should only watch movies who satisfy these three criteria: 

1. There has to be two women in it, who

2. talk to each other

3. about something else than a man.

I would even go so far and add another rule by saying that both women should have a name. It’s frightening, really, how few movies pass this “test”.

Speaking of sexist trends in movies, the Manic Pixie Dream Girlfriend is driving me insane.

So, yeah, that’s it for today.

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One comment

  1. Just a heads up: Mike Huckabee recently gave an interview in which he holds Mitt Romney responsible for implementing gay marriage in Massachusetts.

    Video here:

    http://chinoblanco.blogspot.com/2008/08/huckabee-romney-responsible-for.html

    Welcome to the ProtectMarriage.com coalition.

    I wish that more rank and file members of the LDS (Mormon) church would realize: the anti-gay coalition they’ve joined in California is one that includes folks who – given the chance – would vote their church out of existence.

    Folks like Mike Huckabee and his Evangelical buddies.



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