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Lol, I love these guys.

"You can thank ICANN for this policy, we because if it were up to us, and you tasked us with coming up with the most idiotic, damaging, phish-friendy, disaster prone policy that accomplishes less than nothing and is utterly pointless, I question whether we would have been able to pull it off at this level. We're simply out of our league here."
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This should be used from here forward as a universal scale of problem measurement...
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In addition to acting, Mr. Nimoy directed films; published poetry, autobiographies and books of photography; and recorded music.
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Someone posted this on facebook a while back, and I finally finished reading it. Very insightful, and worth reading. The authors make a very compelling case for the benefits of the kind of work families used to do together, and how essential that time/work is for building family relationships. Really has me thinking of how we do this in our modern world, and I'd love to hear suggestions from any of y'all.
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I first saw this play some time in the mid-70's in Las Vegas with the original cast.  It was amazing and transformational, and watching this cheesy, campy, '80s version of it brings back such great memories :).  I feel a little sad for folks who have only seen this rendition of the play -- it's OK, but falls way short of my recollection of the original production (of course, I was rather young then, so my memory may not be very accurate :) )

Also, I'm glad to see an intact digital version of it uploaded.  Thanks!  I have the DVD, but it seems to have developed some kind of bit-rot, and has glitches and skips over some parts of the performance.
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Oh goodness YES!  A THOUSAND TIMES YES!
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Somehow that seems even more badass than the guy who catches the arrow in midair and shoots it back.
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I keep sharing stuff from Matt because I read his articles, and I think "yeah, I've been thinking that too, only I didn't know how to say/write it!"

In my case, this isn't really about GoT specifically, as I've never even watched it. But it's about the general "garbage in -- garbage out" principle.

When we watch something, or consume any kind of media/news/entertainment, it becomes part of us. If the only news we read/consume is highly biased toward our own preconceived political views, it reinforces our preconceptions, and we become even more polarized and biased toward that view ourselves. If we watch trashy youtube videos or TV shows, our minds become accustomed to the trash, and we begin to think the behavior portrayed in those places is normal and OK, and we become more like the trash we watch. Matt makes a telling analogy towards the end of his article that I really like:

"at least treat our brains and souls with the same respect we give a kitchen sponge. You wouldn’t put your sponge in the toilet and then use it to clean your dinner plate. Why, then, do we let our brains absorb hours of filth every day and then think we can turn around and use those same minds to be decent, virtuous people in real life?"

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Christians, Now Is Probably A Good Time To Stop Watching “Game of Thrones” http://ow.ly/2YRLon
Over the course of the last couple of years, I’ve gotten many emails from people asking my opinion of Christians watching “Game of Thrones.” Here it is. Of course, “Game of Thrones” isn’t the whole issue, just one example. In general, many of us have Continue reading →
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I had two reactions to this:
First, Matt makes his own point without even knowing it.  His objection is to the nudity, sex and rape in the show as gratuitous filth.  GoT also contains a lot of murder - but no one ever complains about that.  Murder and killing are just expected and tolerated, even by Matt (I assume, since he doesn't mention it).  The good news is, he's still bothered by rape.  The bad news is, murder isn't even worthy of objection.

Second, I should probably quit reading any more news.  My sponge is already polluted with the kind of crap that people do to each other all around the world today - the world we actually live in.  At least GoT has a writer, which leaves us some hope that he will write some justice into the show :)
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Wow, these are really cool looking, and it'd be fascinating to watch one form -- from a far distance, in a nice safe helicopter :).  Sounds violent.
Remember those mysterious craters that appeared in northern Russia last July? As it turns out, satellite imagery has revealed there are four large craters and likely dozens of additional smaller craters as well.
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