Why will it take three movies to adapt 'The Hobbit'?

I’m having a bit of a math problem trying to figure out why director Peter Jackson needs to make three full-length motion pictures to tell the story of The Hobbit, the prequil of J. R. R. Tolkien’s epic fantasy trilogy, The Lord of the Rings. The Hobbit was only one book while The Lord of … Continue Reading “Why will it take three movies to adapt 'The Hobbit'?”

USADA to strip cheater Lance Armstrong of his 7 Tour De France titles

Cheater Lance Armstrong has announced that he will stop fighting allegations that he used banned substances. In response, the USADA, the United States Anti-Doping Agency, has announced it will strip Armstrong of his 7 Tour De France titles. From Armstrong’s statement: There comes a point in every man’s life when he has to say, “Enough … Continue Reading “USADA to strip cheater Lance Armstrong of his 7 Tour De France titles”

Skip Bayless is an idiot

ESPN blowhard Skip Bayless spoke up about Washington Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III and claimed white Redskins fans favor Kirk Cousins over Griffin. They prefer Cousins at quarterback because he’s a white guy like them. He made this assertion yesterday on ESPN’s morning show, First Take. Here is a portion of what Bayless said: … Continue Reading “Skip Bayless is an idiot”

The gals of Pussy Riot sound like a bunch of jerks

A lot has been made on the Internets lately about three young woman, Maria Alekhina, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Yekaterina Samutsevich, from the Russian punk rock band Pussy Riot. That’s the actual name of the band, Pussy Riot. The before mentioned woman were sentenced on Friday to two years in a prison after being convicted of … Continue Reading “The gals of Pussy Riot sound like a bunch of jerks”

Fareed Zakaria suspended for plagiarism

Time magazine editor-at-large and CNN host Fareed Zakaria has been suspended by both Time and CNN for plagiarism. Time is suspending Zakaria for 30 days. CNN has put no expiration date on his suspension. Zakaria stole from an essay on gun control written by Jill Lepore, published in The New Yorker on April 23. Here … Continue Reading “Fareed Zakaria suspended for plagiarism”

Readercon's life-time ban for sexual harassment is really only two years long

Readercon, an annual convention dedicated to written word science fiction, took place last month in Burlington, Massachusetts. A woman who attended the convention, Genevieve Valentine, blogged about being sexually harassed at the con by a fellow attendee, Rene Walling. He repeatedly made unwanted advances towards Valentine, both physical and verbal, and in front of witnesses. … Continue Reading “Readercon's life-time ban for sexual harassment is really only two years long”