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Neil Sarver
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Football
I love football. I love the Seattle Seahawks , a team whose existence came about just in time for me to take an interest. One of the things I've been excited about moving back to the Seattle area was to be able to participate in Seahawks events and celebr...

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Rebel without a plan
So, Robert Rodriguez is involved in this new El Mariachi -inspired contest for Rebel Without a Crew - The Series . My wife, Kimberly Rae, suggested I try for it. At this point in my life, I've got to say the "the series" part was the first thing that made ...

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Not listening
I can't tell you how exhausted I am by everything right now. The 2016 election has clarified a number of things for me. One of the key things is that none of us listen to each other. It's the way we got the result we, as a society, deserve in that election...

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Moderation and the failure of the future
I'm not a moderate. Probably on anything, but certainly not on much. It's not in my constitution. This is not to say I am, on the whole, against the idea of moderation. I am, after all, a mature adult, and see the benefits of taking time to consider thin...

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Kevin Smith, low budgets and specific audiences
I came to Kevin Smith’s Celebrity Reboot by Abraham Riesman through one of those abbreviated reprint "stories", in this case from The A.V. Club , with the clickbait headline "Kevin Smith knows his new movies suck, too". As a fan from way back, I knew that K...

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Art and survival in cancerous economy
Dipped into the special features on the new Arrow Video edition of Re-Animator . I started with the 10 minute interview with Stuart Gordon on his history with Organic Theater Company , which is an ongoing subject of interest to me. He started it with his wi...

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Han Solo and the creative crisis
I'm not surprised by Why Lucasfilm Fired Han Solo Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller by Peter Sciretta. Not exactly. I don't really have emotions about it either. Despite the overwhelming enthusiasm that exists in the world, including by many people I l...

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The future of the USA
I continue thinking about He has sounded forth the trumpet that I wrote on January 25, 2017. Like all predictions about Trump and Trump's America, it suffers from thinking anything will, or could, move forward in a predictable fashion. Since, as Max Boot ...

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Twin Peaks and the trouble with critics
When I was much younger and I would discuss my thoughts on movies, or other artistic works, people would often say things like "I don't know how you enjoy movies when you're thinking of all of this stuff?" I always found this puzzling, because nothing like ...

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Collaboration
I'm still deeply torn on the idea of collaboration. For a variety of reasons, this is likely an argument against it, but it still haunts me. Part of what intrigues me by own ambivalence is that it doesn't fit my impressions of the reasons most people have....
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