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Matt Borgard
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Author and software engineer.
Author and software engineer.

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Lucasing the Joint - Look at LIFE (1965)
Background Unlike his contemporary, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas did not grow up making films. His major at USC--cinematography--was something of a lark, as he needed something artistic but professional-sounding so as not to arouse the suspicions of his c...
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Lucas-ing the Joint - The Beginning
Inspired by Brian Jay Jones's excellent biography, "George Lucas: A Life" (which, if you haven't read, you should), I've decided to do a deep dive into the filmography of Mr. Lucas? Why? Simply because he's one of the most fascinating directors in existence...
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Human Stories Are Not a Thing
Rachel Handler reported some, shall we say, troubling comments from the cast of the upcoming Hulu adaptation of The Handmaid's Tale. The story brought forth some issues I've been thinking a lot about recently, and I thought it worthwhile to collect them for...
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Carrie Fisher has died. Princess Leia lives on.
C arrie Fisher passed away today. She was depressingly young--only 60 years old. She had more wit, more snark, more acerbic takedowns of Hollywood culture to give to us. We will never get to hear them. Many people have spoken at length about Carrie's most i...
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The Fight Never Ends
I read, with some bemusement and a lot of frustration, an article asserting that President Obama "permanently" protected Planned Parenthood by executive action. It's interesting to me that this piece was written prior to the election, but only went viral af...
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Will I "Give Trump a Chance?" Sure. Here It Is.
Over the weekend, liberal and conservative pundits alike were falling over themselves to implore us to give President-Elect a chance. A chance to do what, exactly, is terrifying to think about. But let's assume the best. Let's say we do give Mr. Trump a cha...
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White Liberals Need to Listen -- But Not to Other White People
Over the past few days, I've been hearing two sentiments repeated among my liberal friends -- most of them white. "I'm disappointed. I knew there were racists and xenophobes. I just never thought it was a majority." and "We should have listened more to the ...
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Craymer vs. Craymer: A Podcast about Politics, Pop Culture and Philosophy
Hey everyone, hold on to your butts! If you just can't get enough of my musings, you can head over to craymershow.xyz and check out my new-ish podcast, Craymer vs. Craymer! It's a discussion show I run with my cohost, White Locke, It's generally half-comedy...
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Retro Review: Legend of Dragoon
I'm something of a retro game connoisseur, especially when it comes to role-playing games. But even I have blind spots. For the past month or so, I've been working though Legend of Dragoon, a game with the reputation of being a me-too copycat of other, bett...
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Rebooting the Prequels - Bad Idea, or Worst Idea?
Miles Teller IS Anakin Skywalker 2.0! My prequel post from last week got me thinking about a topic that's popped up here and there since The Force Awakened was announced. Even more than an era of prequels, we live in an era of reboots and remakes. Red Dawn,...
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