Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Politics of Star Wars at the Museum of Contemporary Art

Self-promotion time: I will be giving a talk on the Politics of Star Wars as part of the Denver Museum of Contemporary Art's "Any Three Things" lecture series. They're pairing me up with someone who does electric guitar loops and someone who makes giant pom poms. I don't know how this works.

Thursday, June 15th, 7-8:30PM. Tickets available here.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Spicer goes all in

This may have been the best response to Sean Spicer's Hitler commentary on Tuesday.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

"The dragon saves the town."

Even if you have only a dim idea of what Dungeons & Dragons is or how a D&D game works, the #GOPDnD Twitter stream is comedy gold, imagining how Trump and his party might be inserted into a game. A couple of articles summarizing it are at Gizmodo and Distractify.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Suggestions for 2018

I'm dropping these here so I don't forget them.

Too Like the Lightning by Ada Palmer

Walkaway by Cory Doctorow

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Yacht Rock

All twelve episodes of Yacht Rock collected in one spot. I think this is one of the underappreciated gems of online comedy. It's worth watching them sequentially (and contemporaneously). Here's what Wikipedia has to say about Yacht Rock. And here's the series on YouTube:

Yacht Rock 1

Yacht Rock 2

Yacht Rock 3

Yacht Rock 4

Yacht Rock 5

Yacht Rock 6

Yacht Rock 7

Yacht Rock 8

Yacht Rock 9

Yacht Rock 10

Yacht Rock 11

Yacht Rock 12