Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Secret of Europa and the Star of the Sea

The Secret is a straight-to-DVD supernatural soap opera starring David Duchovny and Lili Taylor and Olivia Thirlby. It's kind of a paranormal Freaky Friday - Duchovny plays an optometrist whose wife and daughter are killed in an traffic accident, but the daughter then returns to life possessed by the spirit and personality of her mother.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Event Horizon, or Watchers over Manhattan

Say, have you heard about the Event Horizon open-air mass ritual art display? 

... 27 naked men, all anatomically correct, have been bolted to rooftops and ledges as part of installation Event Horizon. But concerned locals have been calling 911 because they believed the statues, by British artist Antony Gormley, are real people on the verge of jumping off the buildings.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Intervention Theory and the Sixth Extinction


I'm not going to speak as to the veracity of the statistics or the science presented here, or comment on whatever political agenda is at work. 

Environmentalism is like religion and politics- it's been grossly distorted and exploited by rich and powerful interest groups across the spectrum, particularly now with the climate change agenda and its attendant controversies.*