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

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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Experiences in weight loss

A few months ago, I went for my annual check up and got a wake up call. My blood cholesterol and weight were both at unhealthy levels. Also, when looking at myself side on, I could see I was starting … Continue reading

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Denialism will be the death of us

It is frustrating that people would rather accuse experts of lying than acknowledge the existence of a major issue. Last week, U.S. President Donald Trump once again dismissed Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) as a hoax after a report warning that … Continue reading

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The tragedy of Mmalusi Gigaba

Last week, Mmalusi Gigaba resigned as Minister of Home Affairs and then as a Member of Parliament. His story is a sad one. A former head of the ANC Youth League who had been viewed as a potential future President … Continue reading

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