As I type, Buzzfeed is posting state briefs from the states, which should be posted on the SCOTUS website soon [done] on the same sex marriage page. The novelty of SSM is refuted here. The "marriage is small" argument is made (tied to procreation) as if the SCOTUS hasn't repeatedly made it bigger. Expect the anti-SSM amicus briefs to come as well. [yup]
Friday, March 27, 2015
Thursday, March 26, 2015
By chance, caught the return of this show, one of those shows on a hiatus for so long that you might forget about them (Veep is returning in April). The cliffhanger of sorts was partially addressed, but we end with a new one! Well, this one will be handled somehow within the week. Episode was plot-driven, so wasn't really that amusing as such. Okay.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Sure. He just shouldn't be -- he is a troll. Some cry inconsistency; must be so happy Trump is now on the case. The details are a bit different -- it somewhat more relies on the obvious fact Obama was born in Hawaii. Yes, the real issue here is racism, consistent nativists less prevalent. But, do we really want to debate details? That's playing the trolls' game.
Worthwhile attempt of an animated film using Mexican elements that overall looks good with a promising beginning. But, I got bored with it fairly quickly, and my standards for holding out is stricter these days. Enough here for a great short subject.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
I got this film mainly because of the praised death scene of the pictured character. It was impressive & the DVD had an interview with her. The first third was a gruesome but rather impressive late 1970s bit of film-making with a good soundtrack. Then, it largely focused on a pair of rather dim Hardy Boys mystery sort of deal. BORING. The other part was the killer talking to a girl he kidnapped who he basically starts to really think is his dead daughter. Some of this was pretty good, but a little went a long way. Decent commentary track.
Of course, the first amicus brief against same sex marriage would be from the governor of Alabama. Word for the day (Better Call Saul edition): spoliation. Case -- garbage searches not being an invasion of privacy. Took a case too big to chew there guys. And, Mike decides to go to the dark side again to make money for his granddaughter? Grandpa!
Monday, March 23, 2015
If the governor of Utah thinks the firing squad is a little bit "gruesome," not sure how it will fare elsewhere as a back-up to lethal injection, even if that method is pretty problematic. Utah is an outlier in this field along with nearby Oklahoma and Wyoming.
Note the alternative title is the name of a horror movie blog (by a young cancer survivor), which suggests the opposition to the film (on last night; not the subpar remake) by Roger Ebert et. al. is arguably misguided. The DVD had two commentaries. It has exploitation aspects, but it has a certain low rent horror and yes style that continues to impress.
Watched the first half of this Japanese animation series based on a manga about some social outcasts (one with a close connection with jellyfish per her mom taking her to see them as a girl) meeting up with a cross-dressing rich college student whose family has their own issues. Enjoyable with various intriguing themes. Story left open but continues in the manga.
Sunday, March 22, 2015
The first episode of iZombie was decent; too many voice-overs. But, guess some liked that in Veronica Mars, which has some connection to this show. Wish she would be the new sideline reporter for Mets games. The other guy is dull and she's nicer on the eyes. Good Witch, a few episodes in, continues to be pleasant Hallmark viewing.
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Some note the novelty of SSM, but there are various examples of the basic concept being expressed for some time. One example was the prescient lower court protection of same sex relationships overturned in Bowers v. Hardwick. A same sex relationship was seen as comparable to marriage. The idea was expressed back in the 1950s. And beyond.