Episode 695: Old Movies, New Technology with Jim Rohner

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  1. FictionIsntReal says:

    People don’t normally try to shoot for the head because center mass is easier to hit (and typically also contains enough vital organs).

    Rather than “Aliens” presenting a dated vision of the future, it could be presenting one akin to Woody Allen’s “Sleepers” in which things like smoking came back into vogue.

    I think that Lovecraft’s wife asked him to complete their divorce paperwork, but he never got around to it. And their reasons for divorce were that she relocated for work, and he hated living anywhere but New England (and also couldn’t keep a job).

    The Horror at Red Hook does mention “negros”, but is motly about “Mongoloid stock, originating somewhere in or near Kurdistan”. He was drawing on the reputation of Yezidis as being “devil-worshippers”, which is tied into their persecution by ISIS today.

  2. Julius says:

    On the matter of statues, Dutch historian Maarten van Rossum had a pretty good rule of thumb: if there’s a statue of a guy on a horse, that guy was a piece of shit; if he’s standing, he’s probably problematic; if he’s sitting down, he’s fine.

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