Saturday, June 24, 2017

I Bravely Take A Stand Re: Racism (I'm Con) & Good Trek/Bad Trek #25 This Side Of Paradise

Intro: I’ve loved Star Trek since I was a kid. I started by watching TNG in 6th grade. I’ve been a fan since then and though I’ve spent a lot of time watching Stat Trek, I’ve never watched The Original Series. So, I’m watching and reviewing them as a fan of Star Trek, but one whose never seen any of them. So I’m watching all the TOS episodes for the first time and saying whether or not they suck. At the end, I give examples of better Star Trek to watch that remind me of this episode. That’s it. 

I almost forgot to write about Trek this week. Just getting this one in just in the nick of time. I don’t know why. There’s no real time constraint. I don’t owe you shit. So get off my back. I’ll write my Trek when I good and goddamn well please.

Aside from Trek, there was that awful Philando Castile outcome. As a guy who reads internet comments for a living, I’m usually pretty able to turn off my brain and take this shit in. I try not to let it bother me. This week it bothered me. People are just so fucking dumb. I don’t know why folks can’t be upfront and begin their stupid comments with the truth. If you look at the video of that cop shooting Castile a whole bunch of times for absolutely no reason then there’s a good chance you’re racist. So all your comments should start “as a racist, I believe…” There. Then we all know where you’re coming from. It will save everyone some time. Maybe there should be some kind of autocorrect feature whenever you write something so fucking dumb about a police shooting it corrects to “as a racist I believe…” I actually read someone say that he heard that there was video evidence that Castillo had been smoking pot. For starters, I can think of nobody more on Earth who could stand to smoke some pot than someone who thinks that a couple puffs both ready to kill and deserving to be executed without judge or jury. Any person who thinks that is, in all likelihood a racist and should have their posts auto corrected to reflect their racism going forward. And also, please smoke some pot. 

Every time there’s a police shooting there’s always cops and apologists who come out talking about how hard a job being a cop is. It might be. I don’t know. It might be very tough. The parts about being able to murder, drive drunk, park on the sidewalk, and commit domestic violence with impunity seem like a pretty nice perk, but I’m sure there are downsides too. The having to stop crime part seems unpleasant. So unpleasant that a lot of cops want to snap and shoot people who don’t deserve it. If that’s your default reaction then maybe you shouldn’t be a cop. If it’s such a hard job that you know will break people and cause a certain segment to go all Judge Dredd on dudes with busted taillights then maybe quit hiring those folks. If it’s a hard job then maybe try to find people who are good at it. Though, finding this new breed of cops also sounds hard. So rest assured I will be doing neither. 

What I will be doing is watching Star Trek, which can be hard in its own way. Because sometimes they kinda suck. Like this week’s entry, This Side Of Paradise. See what I did there?

Recap:

The gang is headed to a planet where a group of settlers went to. There’s too much radiation and pretty sure everyone should be dead. Don’t know why the settlers went there, to begin with. Who knows. 



This week in Bones knocking it out of the park

Turns out everyone is still very much alive. Including a woman from Spock’s past. They should be dead. Nobody knows whey they’re alive. It’s all very curious. 

Fun fact: 80% of this episode’s production budget went to Vaseline rub on the lens to make the focus this soft. 

Turns out they’re under the influence of a mind controlling spore. They need it to stay alive and when they get it in their system it takes over and makes them all happy and wanting to stay on the planet. Eventually, everyone is affected save Kirk who figures out that he needs to piss people off in order to shake the influence of the spores. Kirk gets Spock angry. They fight. Spock breaks free of the spores’ influence. Then Kirk and Spock rig the communicators to make everyone angry. Everyone breaks free the influence and they go on their merry way. 

Good Trek/Bad Trek?

I’d say this falls in the meh Trek category.  I see what they were trying to do here, but it didn’t do it for me. Maybe it was just because the last few episodes have been so solid, but this one just felt like a half completed episode. I get all the garden of Eden stuff, but good gravy it felt forced. Yeah, I get it. Humans were never meant to be any place where they’re not challenged. That’s what makes us human. Blah blah blah. 
This seems like a line that Kirk ad-libbed, and nobody wanted to tell him how dumb it sounded

McCoy continues being the best part of the show. I’ve been reading about how Leonard Nimoy and Shatner used to have a bitter rivalry because Nimoy’s Spock was more popular and that pissed off Shatner because he was (is) such a stupid goon. The real solution is that they were both wrong. McCoy is the star of this show. 

The other stars of this episode are Kirk and Spock’s very visible stunt doubles. It’s even crazier this week because they’re not even doing stunts really. He kind of jumps across the room. That’s it. Was William Shatner that lazy where he couldn’t dodge a haymaker and then jump across the room? Give me a break, fellas. 
100% not Spock taking a swing at 100% not Kirk. 

If you’re looking for something better, I’d go with TNG’s The Game. This is far from a perfect episode, but it holds a special place in my heart on account of it’s the first episode of Star Trek I saw. It doesn’t feature a ship’s crew that’s fallen under the influence of mind control and using some odd measures to free folks. Plus, as a person who really likes Wil Wheaton as a person, but hated his character of Wesley Crusher, this is one of Wesley's best episodes. That’s not saying too much, but still. 

I’m sure there are a bunch of others that’d apply, but that’s the only one I can think of at the moment. I thought about including the movie Serenity in my recommendation, but I don’t think that counts as good Trek. Don’t get me wrong it’s fucking great. But then I’d have to change the name to Good Trek and/or Whatever/Bad Trek and/or whatever.


That’s it. Watch TNG’s The Game it’s solid, and if you’re a cop who feels like you might shoot an innocent person please quit your job and do something else. Maybe be a painter? I don’t think many cops would make good painters, and I think there’s probably too many painters as it is. But there’s also too many cops killing folks. 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Shooting People You Disagree With, Father's Day, & Good Trek/Bad Trek #24 A Taste of Armageddon

Intro: I’ve loved Star Trek since I was a kid. I started by watching TNG in 6th grade. I’ve been a fan since then and though I’ve spent a lot of time watching Stat Trek, I’ve never watched The Original Series. So, I’m watching and reviewing them as a fan of Star Trek, but one whose never seen any of them. So I’m watching all the TOS episodes for the first time and saying whether or not they suck. At the end, I give examples of better Star Trek to watch that remind me of this episode. That’s it. 

When debating health care people often complain because Congress doesn’t have any skin in the game. These folks can say and do whatever they want about health care because it doesn’t matter to them. They’ll be fine. They have their precious government health care so they can afford to be libertarian about because they know their shitty libertarianism will never bite them in the ass. Maybe it's the same thing with the gun debate. They don't ever have to worry about guns because they don’t have to worry about it. Members of Congress rarely get shot at. Not only do they rarely get shot at, but when politicians do get shot it's usually by a drooling Mark Levin fan. That’s why folks on the right fell they can say stupid fucking shit like this:
"No, I meant please shoot the OTHER shitbag politicians in THEIR dumb faces." - Paul Ryan



You realize that’s you, right? You have to realize that includes you. You can't be that fucking stupid to where you think that you're some beloved politician and that nobody could ever find a reason to think your politics tyrannical. People think that of you. Again, I'm not a fan of shooting people because you disagree with them or because they vote differently than you. But if folks are going to get shot for their politics then the crazy has to be bipartisan. If we're going to have crazy mother fuckers targeting folks, then we need crazy mother fuckers on both sides of the isle. Seems if we’re going to be this divided of a country then both sides should suffer the consequences of a system that seems to celebrate and reward brain dead dumb dumbs who take in only inflammatory propaganda from dubious sources. What can I say, I guess I've always been a centrist at heart. 

The footage of the shooting was pretty boring, mostly consisting of empty platitudes about toning down the rhetoric. The empty platitudes on toning down rhetoric lasted all of three minutes before devolving into hyperbolic cries for the other side to be tried for incitement and charged with treason. Other than that, there was a lot of shaky-cam footage of a baseball field. Know what wasn’t boring though, and that’s the TOS episode A Taste Of Armageddon. It was pretty solid. Let’s go. 
A few good episodes in a row. Now we're cooking with Dilithium. (Or now we're cooking with anti-matter and it goes through Dilithium? I have to say I don't actually know how the tech actually works) 


Recap:

The Enterprise is on a diplomatic mission. When they get to the planet they’re told to stay the hell away. That’s weird. The diplomat in charge tells them to ignore the warning and proceed to orbit. Kirk goes down to check it out. Turns out at, despite being highly advanced, the planet wanted them away because they’ve been engaged in a war for over five hundred years. 

Turns out they use computers to simulate war. They’ve come to an agreement where they only have to theorize an attack. When they do both they and their enemy vaporize the real people who were theoretically killed. This includes the Enterprise which Kirk does not like and most the episode is him trying to stop this practice. 

He of course does. He destroys the computer and this makes the folks think that if they don’t reach out with some real world diplomacy then the theoretical attacks are going to start becoming very real. 

Good Trek / Bad Trek?

An emphatic good Trek! This is everything great about Star Trek. I was watching this and it wasn’t until half way through that I remembered when this first aired. 1967. Even though that was the “Summer of Love,” 1967 was also when America was in the middle of draft fever. This wasn’t an episode about how awful reporting to a disintegration chamber was because a computer told you to, it was an episode about the draft. It was a good episode. Looked at in historical context, it’s just awesome. 

I’ll admit sometimes the analogy is a little too on the nose and a lot heavy handed, but still, it works. I’d be curious the cultural impact of it at the time. I don’t think a lot of folks were watching Star Trek then, but those that were must've been blown the fuck away by this episode. I know there was a lot of shit going on where people were protesting and whatnot. Rock music had only been political for like six months. And then a low-rated primetime TV show up said “fuck you” to the US government.

"Hey hey, First Councilman Anan 7, how many kids did you order to the disintegration chambers today!"

Couple qualms, but nothing major. Boy does this episode ever make diplomats look like pieces of shit. Scotty has a weird hatred of them. It’s justified in the episode because this particular one is a real jackass. Still, it’s weird that in an episode about making peace they make the folks who are tasked with making peace to be these dumb villains. 
This person looks a little blasĂ© about the whole "about to enter the eternal void thing"

You can also tell that this was in a different era for war. Where even a civilized war involved just dropping bomb after bomb in the middle of a city. No smart bombs here. Carpet-bombing was still in the gentlemen’s war quiver. That’s how shit was done in the sixties. 
Disintegration chamber, getting a taste of its own medicine

The plot gets in the way of the metaphor a bit by the end. But it doesn’t really matter that Kirk risks two planets to save his ship, everything that happens towards the end is overshadowed by the first half. I mean that in a good way. Especially since the diplomat tries to redeem himself at the end. Staying on the planet in the hopes of helping the two sides come to an agreement. Though it should be said that he was so dumb throughout most the episode that I think there’s a good chance both sides completely destroy each other within a couple of days. 

Better Trek?

I was going to recommend Star Trek 6. It’s my favorite Trek movie and it’s also about diplomacy and it mirrors a real conflict. That one a stand in for the Cold War. Watch that one if you want. It’s great, but I think I’d be better off recommending a completely unrelated episode and that’s DS9’s The Visitor. 
FYI Avery Brooks, if anything ever happens to my dad, you're on deck

It’s common in movies and on TV to give a relationship meaning because it’s strained. That’s particularly common when showing fathers and sons. The only way you can get an audience invested in their relationship is if they start out hating each other, or the father is absent and looking for redemption, or has wronged the son in some way and has now changed. Sometimes it’s done well. Sometimes it’s cheap and emotionally manipulative. What’s harder though is making a real relationship between a good dad and a teenage son who both love each other, but have issues from time to time, because that happens. The relationship between Jake and Ben Sisko is one of the best showings of a good father and son that I can think of. So, in celebration of Father’s Day, tomorrow watch Avery Brooks and Cirroc Lofton in this perfect hour of TV. I don’t want to give too much away if you haven’t seen it, but in it, Jake is forced to learn what his dad means to him growing up. Again, it’s absolutely perfect. I’ve seen it dozens of times and have never made it through without tearing up. 


So to both the amazing Avery Brooks, and to the amazing David Sokol, I say happy Father’s Day. And to Paul Ryan, I want to reiterate I don’t want you to get shot. I will probably laugh if/when you do though. 

Monday, June 12, 2017

Ready To Feel Old? Here's What The Cast Of 'Cocoon' Looks Like Now!

It’s hard to believe that cultural phenomenon Cocoon came out in 1985. Over thirty years ago! Whether you were old enough (and lucky enough) to see in the theaters or it was the only VHS that was lying around your grandparents house while your parents stashed you there for the weekend so they could “get some goddamn peace and quiet for once in their goddamn lives,” I think we can all remember the massive cultural impact that the movie Cocoon had. As us Cocooniacs get ready to celebrate the Cocoonaversary, let’s take a look at what the cast is up to now!

Brian Dennehy 



One of America’s most beloved character actors still working today. Dennehy is the kind of actor, who every time he shows up has you saying “oh shit, it’s that guy.” You can currently see Dennehy in TV’s The Blacklist in addition to a number of other upcoming roles on the big and small screens. 

Maureen Stapleton



The scene in which Maureen Stapleton’s Mary shows her newfound Cocoon youth and climbs a tree with her grandson is as iconic as the movie itself. Unfortunately, Stapleton is no longer climbing trees as she passed away in 2006!

Gwen Verdon



I don’t think I was alone as cherishing the life Gwen Verdon brought to the role of Bess McCarthy. Unfortunately, there are no magic alien “cocoons” in real life and she is now dead.

Herta Ware



I hope you didn’t use up all your heartbreak watching Herta Ware’s dementia suffering Rose Lefkowitz because Ware passed away in real life in August 2005. 

Jack Gilford 



One of the most touching relationships in Cocoon was between Jack Gilford’s Bernie Lefkowitz and his wife Rose. Bernie refused to use the healing power of the cocoon, instead of trying to help his ailing wife. It was beautiful and touching and heart-wrenching and Gilford passed away way back in 1990. 

Clint Howard



Clint Howard, younger brother of Ron Howard has been steadily working his entire life. Chances are you’ve seen him in any number of roles throughout the years. Though finding steady work as an actor now at some point between now and Stardate 1512.2 Howard will take the form of a space baby and travel the cosmos as Balok. He will then spend his days testing and exchanging ideas with folks he meets along the way in his starship. Safe travels, Mr. Howard/Balok!

Jessica Tandy



Her relationship with her husband gave the film some real emotional depth. Unfortunately, both her and her onscreen husband, played by longtime onscreen partner Hume Cronyn have since passed. Which brings us to…

Hume Cronyn



See above…

Wilford Brimley


Wilford Brimley was in Cocoon, and he’s still around. I know! I was surprised too. But I guess he was in something called “Timber the Treasure Dog” just last year. I’ll be damned. I triple checked but check back for updated version soon. 


Steve Guttenberg





Who could forget Steve Guttenberg’s iconic take as ship captain Jack Bonner. Don’t let the casket worry you, Steve “The Gute” Guttenberg is still very much alive, but prefers to sleep in a casket surrounded by dirt on account of a weird “sex thing.”

Friday, June 9, 2017

#23 Space Seed

This was the first time for me seeing this episode. Little ashamed to say on account of where this fits in terms of Trek history. This is the first appearance of famed Star Trek villain John Harrison! AKA HarrisKhan AKA Khan. I’ve seen Wrath of Kahn a number of times. I’ve also seen Into Darkness. But I’d never seen this one. I really should have. I’ve liked the last couple of episodes and I’m not saying this one was bad, but holy moly is this episode rapey.
Even the ships are being rapey


Recap

The gang stumbles on an old ship of cryogenically frozen folks. One of them happens to wake up and it’s a dude named Khan. Turns out he had to leave Earth around the 1990’s because he’s genetically enhanced and was part of World War 3 which were fought between humans and genetically enhanced folks. I assume. They don’t go into the history of the war all that much, and I don’t feel like getting into a Memory-Alpha rabbit hole reading up on it. 
Harrisoooooooooooooooooooon!

Turns out it's not just strength and brainpower but when you get genetically modified you also get a hefty dose of ambition and ego. And HarrisKhan wasn’t just some run of the mill guy in the 90’s but conquered a quarter of the world. 
The person in this fight is 100% not Shatner, but the worst cast stunt double ever
Pretty soon he gets back to his old ways and takes over the ship. But don’t worry Kirk wins in a fight. Which is complete bullshit. Then after the fight, he just drops him off on a planet and washes his hands of him. 

Good Trek/Bad Trek

Yeah, this one is pretty good. Khan has become such a huge part of Trek lore it was neat to see how it all began. Just some pretty good episode. I can see why they chose him as the villain for a movie. Ricardo Montalbán is an engaging actor. I really believed he was about to rape Marla McGivers all the time. 
he just straight up tosses her


The relationship between Kahn and Mcgivers is pretty fucked. That’s a pretty abusive relationship and they don’t really give it a lot of due. I know that it was the sixties, but still. Yikes. Even for the sixties, this is pretty nuts. The fact that Kirk just leaves her on a planet with him at the end where she will be beaten senseless by this monster is fucked. 

The fight at the end was a little ridiculous too. Khan brags about being five times stronger than Kirk. That is pretty goddamn strong. He’s a superhero. Kirk doesn’t look like the strongest guy on earth either. Doesn’t appear all that fast or skillful in terms of fighting. He is just extremely unremarkable in every way shape or form. Yeah, Khan got a little cocky but I still don’t see him losing that fight. I think that really is the only thing about Into Darkness that seems to make sense is that “John Harrison” is able to crush a grown person’s head with not too much effort and able to just laugh off any physical attack by Kirk. That's how the episode should've ended. By Kirk getting his sweaty melon crushed like a grape. Would've led to some drastic changes. 

McGivers was just about to put a dress on over her uniform for some reason

Gene Roddenberry gets a lot of credit for having a very utopian vision of the future, which he does for the most part, but at the same time his utopian vision of the future does involve a third world war in the 90’s and for a good chunk of the world has to live under the thumb of despots and also we start genetically modifying monsters who kill people at will. I guess you can’t make a utopia without breaking a few eggs. 

This week in Bones being fucking awesome

Starfleet Academy is really the only place that teaches the long slow double handed punch. It’s nuts that they don’t teach anyone how to throw a quick jab in there. Nope. Just long slow swings using both fists for maximum blockability. Seems like a not a great fighting strategy, but what the hell to I know. 

If you’re looking for something better, but still want to watch Khan, then you can go with Star Trek 2. The one where he’s wrathful. It’s really good. Largely considered the best Star Trek movie. I don’t think so, I’m more partial to 6, but this one is still pretty damn good. If you want worse and still see Khan, then watch Into Darkness. Into Darkness is not a very good movie, but you know what they say about even numbered reboots to movie franchises that usually don’t have very good odd numbered entries, right? I don’t know. It just wasn’t very good. Some neat effects, but really not all that great in my opinion. I don’t know why they made it. Star Trek: The Motion Picture wasn’t great. I heard that after they realized it wasn’t great they mined old episodes for a suitable plot to use in the second movie. They settled on Kahn. I don’t know why they didn’t do that with the second Star Trek reboot movie. Go through all the old episodes and find one that wasn’t already a near universally adored movie. But whatever. Watch Space Seed, then watch Trek 2, then if you have time watch Into Darkness and see how it all went awry. 
If you want to hear more about genetically modified folks I'm a fan of DS9's "Doctor Bashir, I Presume." The one where we learned that Dr. Bashir was genetically engineered. It was kind of a 180 for Dr. Bashir's character and some people thought it was a cheap retcon, but fuck it. I like it and prefer post retcon Bashir. If your thing is watching people wake up from cryo-sleep then you can also watch VOY's The 37's. In which Janeway meets Amelia Earhart for some goddamn reason. 

That's it for this week. 

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Good Trek / Bad Trek #22 The Return of The Archons

Intro: I’ve loved Star Trek since I was a kid. I started by watching TNG in 6th grade. I’ve been a fan since then and though I’ve spent a lot of time watching Stat Trek, I’ve never watched The Original Series. So, I’m watching and reviewing them as a fan of Star Trek, but one whose never seen any of them. So I’m watching all the TOS episodes for the first time and saying whether or not they suck. At the end, I give examples of better Star Trek to watch that remind me of this episode. That’s it. 

Well, this has been a busy week. America is now out of the Paris whatever about climate change. That stinks I’m told. I’m sure it does. People smarter than me seem to think this is pretty dangerous business. I’m not a scientist. Most the science I take in is fiction based. But I’ll agree that this is probably bad. Rand Paul seems to think it’s a good thing which is good enough for me to think it’s a bad idea. It’s evidently a good thing for coal miners. I don’t know what is going on with Republicans and coal miners, but good gravy is there some weird ass pandering going on. I’m just saying that a coal miner/fetus ticket would straight up dominate a GOP primary. I don’t understand what people’s fascination with coal miners is. What kind of dirt (soot?) do these people have on the GOP? The whole party won’t shut up about how fucking amazing coal miners are. They’re holding every coastal city hostage because God forbid they attend an adult learning course at a community college and learn a new skillset. They can get a new job and then they can still dig stuff up on their free time. It’s not like coal is the only thing underground. Or they can just dig. I don’t care, but I think they’re being coddled way too much. I mean, what a bunch of soot flakes. 
Coal Miner/Fetus 2024
Also, I watched The Return of the Archons. A really bizarre and pretty solid episode. 

Recap

Sulu returns from an away mission all kinds of messed up. So Kirk goes back to the surface with another team and then The Purge happens. It’s pretty nuts. Soon as 6:00 hits everyone just starts making out and raping and throwing rocks through windows. Pretty nasty stuff. 
Spock is worried people will be thrown by his pointy ears so instead, he shows up literally looking like Death

Then eventually everyone goes back to acting all boring and brainwashed. Something is up and Kirk aims to get to the bottom of this shit. Because Kirk, Spock, McCoy, and some bag of shit who was also in the away team aren’t acting all brainwashed they attract the attention of the brainwashing police who say they answer to a character named Landru. McCoy gets wiped, but someone on the inside decided to help Kirk and Spock liberate everyone. Turns out it was a giant computer who was controlling everyone. Kirk gets in a battle of wits with Landru and it explodes due to his humanity and raw sexual magnetism. 

They leave someone behind who’s going to help these folks adjust to not being controlled by the computer. Kirk makes a joke about Spock and that’s about it. 

Good Trek?

Yeah, this was pretty solid. I thought the whole Purge thing was funny. It implied a lot of raping was going on, but still. I don’t know if the makers of The Purge franchise site this as a direct influence, but it seems like it has to be. 


I liked the fact that the computer controls every aspect of these people’s lives and as soon as that control is lifted for a little bit everyone just goes fucking bananas. It’s shot in a jarring, but also a silly way. Most of the purging is filmed as men carrying women over their shoulders and rocks going through windows. 

Getting carried away by purge time
Scotty is in command of the Enterprise while Kirk and Spock are on the surface. Up until this episode, I didn’t think Scotty was even an officer, but I looked it up and I guess he is (was/will be?). I must’ve gotten O’Brien and Scotty confused. That being said, I’m still curious what the chain of command is here. I know there was a beam pulling the ship down that required Scotty’s expertise, but I’d think that more than a few lieutenant commanders would be in line for the big chair before the chief engineer. 
Trek thinks this is what a computer would look like as a person, and I can't say that I disagree


I don’t know what it is, but brainwashed McCoy had me cracking up. Especially when he was trying to eavesdrop on Kirk and Spock plotting to take down Landru. He’s just the best. 
DeForest Kelley is just great 


Better Trek?

This was really good. I’d say watch this one. It’s silly and fun and I really liked it. The whole omnipotent computer is a theme that comes back time and time again so there’s a lot to choose from, but honestly, I was having trouble thinking of one I liked as much as this one. If you want to go for a shittier episode there’s more than a few TNG ones. There’s 11001001 which is not great but does have a scene where Riker and Picard seem to debate whether or not to double team a sexy hologram. You can also go with the TNG episode Ship in a Bottle. Geordi accidentally discovers that the computer is capable of creating a new species of super intelligent holo-beings. Unfortunately, that’s not what the episode is about. It’s just a shitty holodeck episode where Data, as Sherlock Holmes goes up against Professor Moriarty. Ship in a bottle is a pretty well-regarded episode, but I’m not a huge fan of any holo-episode. If I wanted to watch folks run around old England I’d watch something else. I’m watching Star Trek, so trek among them stars, folks. 

There are two episodes I can think of that I liked as much or better. VOY’s Dreadnaught. B'Elanna Torres programs a torpedo to take out Cardassians, but it gets off course and ends up targeting a planet of innocent folks. She has to shut it down, but since she’s the one who programmed it they know each other’s tricks. Torres was a great character who didn’t get nearly enough episodes to be the center. DS9’s Statistical Probabilities is also solid. Bashir and some other genetically modified folks decide that statistically, it’s highly improbable that Starfleet will win the Dominion War so maybe it’d be best if they just cut and run. It’s not about computers controlling people but it is about a smarty pants who thinks he knows what’s best for everyone.


That’s it for this week.