The Clint Eastwood Film ‘Richard Jewel’ is an Indictment of the Media

The real-life dramatization of the Atlanta Olympic bombing and the central figure in that investigation — security guard Richard Jewell — is being strategically released this weekend, primed for the upcoming motion picture awards season. Yesterday actress Kathy Bates was granted a nomination for her supporting role, and it is awaiting further recognition in the coming weeks.
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I am only mildly annoyed, but my friends hate Yaz’s empty rhetoric and his lack of intelligence

Here is a video by Yaz. Some of the factual claims made in the video are correct. I even agree with some of the not-entirely-factual descriptions, such as “cyberpunk is considered postmodern.”

I don’t endorse this video. I think it’s idiotic. Some people would say that we should not link to the things we dislike.

I hate empty rhetoric in general. I am mildly annoyed by Yaz’s brainless bloviation and my friends hate Yaz’s lack of intelligence as well. But if we are defined by the things that mildly annoy us, we might as well link to them:

I don’t have enough mental energy to hate people like this. I can’t even muster the energy to hate his lack of logic. I tried to analyze his failures of argumentation with my friends. One of my friends summed it up perfectly: “He’s not arguing to prove his points. This is a piece put out there to find the people who agree with him already.”

Why is a game from 1999 in the top 50 most played games on Steam? Because it was a really good game and they stopped making RTS games, so I guess if you only get to play old games, might as well play a really good one.

A writer considered whether gamers have stopped liking strategy games. He wrote:

Looking at the most played games on steam, we find Age of Empires II on spot 28. It’s consistently been in the top 50 for a while. Why is a game from 1999 in the top 50 most played games on Steam? Because it was a really good game and they stopped making RTS games, so I guess if you only get to play old games, might as well play a really good one. I also checked StarCraft 2, which displays the number of games being played on Battle.net when you log in, and according to that number it’s more popular than Age of Empires II by at least 25%, but the numbers are hard to compare.

If we broaden the criteria a little bit and look at all strategy games and derivatives of strategy games, the top 50 is full of them: Dota 2, Football Manager, Sid Meier’s Civilization V and VI, Dota Underlords, Total War: WARHAMMER II, Hearts of Iron IV, RimWorld, Oxygen Not Included, Europa Universalis IV, Cities: Skylines and Stellaris. That’s thirteen out of fifty.
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Sequential art out of sequence – beware spoilers for Blassreiter

I had selected a few frames from Blassreiter. However, you can watch episodes 18 and 19 if you want to see them in sequence. I am willing to scramble up their order because I don’t think much meaning is lost by such scrambling.

 

Many fantasy battle shows feature attractive young people who are not so busy battling that they can’t find the time to fall in love and at least get as far as kissing and holding hands.  I might very well complain about such shows – I probably have complained about them at some point in the past.

If these fantasy battle shows were taking place in a dangerous time, the young people might find that they did not have any time to fall in love.

Blassreiter has a lot of attractive young people. Spoilers below.

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