Yesterday, Kim Davis was arrested by order of Eastern District Federal Judge David L. Bunning on charges of contempt of court. This happened after the Rowan County Attorney told Kentucky Trial Court Review that “deputy clerks would issue lawful marriage licenses. They are simply afraid to do so. And if Judge Bunning instructs them to do so . . . they will.”
Among LGBT supporters and external observers, the reaction was a mix of schadenfreude, legal reminders and post-event frustration.
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This is an ongoing list of films which I’ve found to have passed both Bechdel and Mako Mori tests. I’m interested in seeing what films can pass a higher threshold like the combination of both tests. I’ll add more later.
- Mad Max: Fury Road (as stated here)
2012 (as stated here)
- The Hunger Games
- Wreck-It Ralph
- Snow White and the Huntsman
- Zero Dark Thirty
- This is 40
- Pitch Perfect
- Mirror Mirror
- Underworld: Awakening
- Titanic (Imax 3D)
- The Devil Inside
- The Possession
- Beauty and the Beast 3D
- The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
- Resident Evil: Retribution
- Cabin in the Woods
- What to Expect When You’re Expecting
- Rock of Ages
- Step Up: Revolution
- Joyful Noise
- The Dark Knight Rises
- I Can’t Think Straight
- Alien vs. Predator
Misae Ikari, the wife of Detective Keiichi Ikari, delivers the most powerful speech of the entire series of the anime series Paranoia Agent, and somewhat foreshadowed the series creator’s own unsuccessful fight with cancer. There are few character speeches or monologues in #anime which I would recommend for reading and inspiration, but Misae’s monologue is a beautiful testament to the gift of life.
Management: While my opinion of the show is generally positive overall, this essay, by no means, is meant to serve as a comprehensive review, but rather, as an articulation and analysis of some of what I feel is this series’ most integral and interesting themes. This essay, in particular, is about Episode 11 of Paranoia Agent, “No Entry,” though it does contain some elements of Episode 13, “The Final Episode,” towards the end.
“Paranoia” is a term that could be described as seeing daggers in shadows where there are none. It’s a mental state where minor suspicion of the intentions of people and things, whether or not those people actually know who you are and whether or not those things are actually sentient, degrades to the point to a neurotic obsession. It becomes a plot against your life, a conspiracy where certain people, certain things, or all people and all things, are out to get…
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August 26, 11:28 pm: “I’ve never listened to anything by Lil’ B as of yet. I don’t know why he’s famous or why people call themselves Based God. I’m about to start listening now.”
August 27, 12:08pm: I’m feeling this track, “The Age of Information”. Interesting cutback to techno-utopianism.