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Can What You Don’t Know Hurt You?

Unacknowledged My daughter, Rosanna, and her husband watched this film on Netflix the other day. When they told me, I checked it out on YouTube. The whole film can be seen here:   So this film, by inference, raises the … Continue reading

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Dumbo is No Dummy

But Tim Burton is No Walt Disney I expected to shed a teardrop or two with the live action remark of the 1941 animated film, but I wasn’t moved at all. Have I grown too old and jaded or is … Continue reading

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A Fishing Tale Depends on the Angler

The Media Slant Determines the Angle This started out as a dream about how media bias determines the stories we see every day. Then it developed into a specific instance where this might be evident: a fish story. And I … Continue reading

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Oceanic Flight 815

“Lost”: the Plot When this television series started in 2004, everyone speculated that the survivors of Oceanic flight 815 had actually died and their time on the Island was the afterlife. It took six seasons to tell the full tale, … Continue reading

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Have You Had a Fender-Bender?

Designed for Maximum Damage When I was growing up, during the late 60’s and early 70’s, there was a scandal brewing about the way cars were designed. Although it seems preposterous now, the front bumper and the back bumperĀ of the … Continue reading

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What’s Going on with the Weather?

Geoengineering Let’s face it: for almost 30 years we’ve been told that climate change is the result of man’s activities. In that time, we have been told to create a smaller carbon footprint. We have also been told to stop … Continue reading

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Old Friends: not a merger, but an alliance

Ford and Volkswagen First Ford announced that they weren’t going to make any more sedan cars. Then there were rumours about a merger with Volkswagen. Finally, they announced yesterday that Ford and VW would form an ‘alliance’ to build cars … Continue reading

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