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Movie Review: All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (2006)
There few experiences more baffling in enjoying movies than coming across a movie which is incredibly flawed, but that you love regardless. It's exactly how I feel about the absolutely brilliant, but fundamentally hamstrung   Conquest of the Planet of the A...

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Will Metal Gear "Survive" Without Kojima?
I'll be honest, I've been lazy about updating the blog lately. I've got about a half dozen posts half-written, but nothing managed to push through and materialize... until now. What could have possibly pushed me out of my lethargy? Trump? Some theoretical v...

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Video Game Review: Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 - Venus (2016)
This happens to be my 200th post on I Choose to Stand, and I've put together something special... After all the shit-talking I've done about Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 , I thought that it was pretty unfair of me to just dismiss it off-hand. As a result, I picke...

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Voter Ignorance, Part 2
These are truly abundant times for us amateur political bloggers. Case in point: this article was originally conceived from Trump's reaction to the recent mass shooting in Orlando. I was skimming the news when I came across a very fitting quote regarding th...

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In All Thy Sons Command
So it's looking very likely  that the (English) Canadian national anthem is going to be changed to be "gender neutral" , much to the consternation of seemingly everyone willing to put their opinions out there. For those unversed, the English variation of th...

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Conjuring Your Perception
So recently I have been rocking out to "Termination" by Book of Black Earth on a pretty regular basis. I think my favourite part of the song though is the last minute or so, which closes with a rather intriguing sample from an interview panel featuring a Ch...

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Vengeance Is Mine
So I finally got around to seeing The Revenant  last night. I enjoyed it, maybe not quite as much as Birdman  though (that said, it was clearly intended to be more of a crowd-pleaser than Alejandro G. Iñárritu's big Oscar winner). As I often do when I see a...

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IC2S Playlist Update 27/04/2016
In case you haven't been paying attention, we are now just past the IC2S Playlist's 1 year anniversary. At 9 1/2 hours and 104 songs long, I find it quite enjoyable to throw on shuffle when I'm at work. I'm going to continue to update it irregularly from he...
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