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Donate to HRC in honor of Orson Scott Card

Sep
25
Posted on September 25, 2008 at 6:48 am

Inspired by the recent flood of donations to Planned Parenthood in honor of Sarah Palin, I’d like to call on rational human beings who believe in consenting adults’ right to marry regardless of their gender to donate to the Human Rights Campaign in honor of Orson Scott Card. Hang on, I’ll explain …

It turns out that the fella who wrote Ender’s Game—one of my favorite books in my early teen years—is quite a bigot. Like, a really really crazy bigot.

Here’s what OSC thinks about legalizing marriage for all Americans:

“Regardless of law, marriage has only one definition, and any government that attempts to change it is my mortal enemy. I will act to destroy that government and bring it down, so it can be replaced with a government that will respect and support marriage, and help me raise my children in a society where they will expect to marry in their turn. Only when the marriage of heterosexuals has the support of the whole society can we have our best hope of raising each new generation to aspire to continue our civilization…

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Last 5 Movies I Watched on NetFlix

Jun
21
Posted on June 21, 2008 at 7:27 pm

I signed up for NetFlix a few months ago, primarily out of frustration with free tv and movie sites linking to slow-loading foreign video servers which don’t even work half the time, and torrents that never finish downloading. It’s totally worth $8.99 a month to have HD quality video available on demand. The NetFlix “Watch Instantly” selection leaves a little to be desired, but it’s improving. Here are the last 5 movies from my Instant Queue, and my thoughts on each.

1) Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead
☆☆☆☆

I’m kind of surprised at how little attention this movie received when it was in theaters. The plot revolves around two brothers’ botched jewel store robbery, with the story being told in that out of order film noir kinda way. Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ethan Hawke, Marisa Tomei, and that old guy from Big Fish are all phenomenal. I could have done without the sex scene with Philip Seymour Hoffman, but that’s OK.

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