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Idris Lives

It’s a common theme in many mythologies to have a figure who is regarded as the inventor of writing, and often also a keeper of esoteric knowledge. Greek mythology had Hermes, the Egyptians had Thoth, Babylon had Nabu, and Judaism … Continue reading

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The Frontier Pushes Back

Star Trek Beyond – WARNING! SPOILERS! The third film in the rebooted series sees the crew of the Enterprise stranded on a planet with a warlord who wants to re-create an ancient weapon. Through a bizarre coincidence, the piece he … Continue reading

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Hey Sexy Mama, Wanna Kill All Humans?

Avengers: Age of Ultron – I finally saw this movie on what I believe was its next-to-last day in the nearby theater. There are some pretty major spoilers in this post, but everyone else who wanted to see it probably … Continue reading

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When You’re a Superhero, It Don’t Matter If You’re Black or White

This post on Tumblr, about the racism thrown at Donald Glover when he wanted to audition for the role of Spider-Man, made me think of a topic I’d been wanting to discuss. Whenever a non-white actor plays a character traditionally … Continue reading

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