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A detour into stuff that isn’t what I normally write about.

The Tragedy of Robert Mugabe

“The evil that men do lives after them; The good is oft interred with their bones.” ― Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare. Note: this blogpost has been edited. Yesterday I was driving when over the radio came the news that … Continue reading

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The Pushback against Science Denialism begins

Since the start of the year, we have seen numerous issues brought about through pseudoscience, and science denialism. Right now, Europe is sweltering under the worst heatwave in recorded history. In the US, the number of measles cases is higher … Continue reading

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Lessons from World War 2

A few days ago was the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Landings. Troops from over a dozen nations stormed beaches in Normandy to liberate Mainland Europe from Nazi domination. Less than a year later, VE Day was declared. Last year, … Continue reading

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Breaking Star Wars Part 3 – Ship sunk or righted?

Part 1 is here. Part 2 is here. In January of this year, the website Cosmic Book World published Disney’s SEC filing from 2017-09-30 to 2018-09-29. It revealed that LucasFilms had made a huge loss. Since then, a great deal … Continue reading

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Breaking Star Wars Part 2 – TLJ, Solo and smearing the fandom

Part 1 is here. Part 3 is here. In December 2017, Star Wars: The Last Jedi was released to cinema. Few things had been greeted with such anticipation, and fewer have been as massively disappointing and awful as it turned … Continue reading

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Breaking Star Wars Part 1 – The seeds of failure

Ten years from now, Disney’s handling of Star Wars is likely to be taught in Business Schools as a lesson on what not to do. Having purchased LucasFilms and Star Wars from George Lucas, Disney has mismanaged this intellectual property … Continue reading

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Rant alert: the dishonesty and disingenuity of “time to move on”

I saw the phrase “you need to move on” recently. “Move on” and its related phrasings are offensive, insulting, and like I said dishonest and disingenuous. Below is how I think it should be responded to: (MO is short for … Continue reading

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