The concept of machine rule is a common theme in science fiction stories and film, in which an artificially created lifeform takes over the naturally evolved beings that created them. As a theme, it may reflect a fear of one's creations running out of control, becoming the new masters.
A remake of Starship Troopers is in the works, joining remakes of Total Recall (2012) and RoboCop (2013). That's half of Paul Verhoeven's six Hollywood films.
Five of Paul Verhoeven's six Hollywood films spawned sequels — RoboCop (2, 3), Basic Instinct (2), Showgirls (2), Starship Troopers (2, 3, 4), and Hollow Man (2) — while Total Recall 2came really close to happening, several times.
Levi Macallister is on the speaking team for XXXChurch.com, where he discusses his own destructive experience with pornography and the redemptive hope of the gospel, and exhorts audiences to transparency, repentance, accountability, change, and a bunch of other words that are sure to offend the majority of autonomous, relativistic society. [source]
"Autonomous, relativistic society." Bet he's under 25.
Jon: hey Ben: yo yo Jon: i have a few more ideas i want to run by you Ben: OH GOD Jon: to improve major league baseball Ben: …i'm listening
» In the American League, players run the bases clockwise.
» Replay is only used by request. A manager can replay challenge any call, but for each challenge, one of his relief pitchers, selected by the opposing manager, is ejected from the game. Once his bullpen is barren, no more challenges allowed.
» Five bases. Instead of a diamond, a star. Convert shortstop to third baseman, and third baseman to fourth. 360/5 = 72 feet between bases = more stealing, fewer outs at first, more strategy.
» Each team customizes its ballpark's outfield with sand traps and areas of rough grass for more interesting home field advantage.
» Offer homeless people a free hot dog and drink to fill empty seats with 4G mobile hotspots tethered to their bodies.
Ben: i think that's your best idea Ben: and that's saying something Jon: i'll spare you the conveyor belt one then Ben: i don't even want to know
» An Adventure Time, Venture Bros., or Archer arcade beat 'em up game à la Konami's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Simpsons, and X-Men.
» A platform game in which you play as a man who suffers from multiple personality disorder. Instead of power-ups, each personality possesses different abilities, and you gain increasing control over the personalities as the game progresses.
Our Tumblr, The Agony of Defeat, crossed 4000 posts this weekend. Later this summer: Our first Summer Olympics.
If [Mitt Romney] were to win the presidency, Republicans would control the White House, the House of Representatives, most probably the Senate (the swings that would see Mitt Romney home would flip the Senate as well), and, in the eyes of a great many people, the Supreme Court, too.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a liberal justice, turns 80 next year, and three more of the nine justices are in their 70s. A President Romney could quite possibly guarantee a conservative court for decades to come. [source]
Why do we accept life tenure for Supreme Court justices?
You know who else had life tenure? Fidel Castro and Joe Paterno.
Shouldn't our Supreme Court reflect modern sensibilities? Otherwise, it's the Baseball Writers Association of America.
I just finished reading Hitchers by Will McIntosh, in which spirits of the dead return to possess the living. It's not a memorable novel, but it can be affecting.
Idea: A man who travels backs in time to capture smoking gun crime footage to sell to prosecutors.
Creator Mick Gleissner is a German fashion photographer based in Hong Kong. He came up with the idea with his girlfriend, Kaoru Kikuchi, a Japanese model. They share a passion for Mandarin study [but have] both struggled with boring learning materials. [source]
The "59" buckle was conceived by respected teaching professional Trevor Derrheim. Derrheim recognized a fashion shift in golf clothing towards micro-fibers and European styling but also a void in accessorizing the movement with stylish, quality belts.
Aesthetically, I understand why the "5" looks like a "6," but…
And when you see it on a dorky-looking 17-year-old amateur at the U.S. Open…
Halloween Costume Idea: A 59 belt buckle, a French Connection UK (FCUK) shirt, and a University of South Carolina "COCKS" hat.
In-game interviews with coaches are the Mad Men episode previews of journalism.
This photo of Adam Morrison in college is amazing.
Warplayer: How was the Thrice show? I have tickets to the final one next week.
Jon: It was, uhh…
Jon: It was good!
Image of the Invisible
The Artist in the Ambulance
Kill Me Quickly
Under a Killing Moon
Words in the Water
Of Dust and Nations
The Earth Will Shake
Stare at the Sun
To Awake and Avenge the Dead
Come All You Weary
Jon: Same setlist as Seattle and Portland.
Jon: I…tracked their setlists in preparation.
Warplayer: You studied for a concert?
Jon: Eh, refresher course.
Jon: The bassist stole the show.
Warplayer: The bassist?!
Jon: I know, right? But I couldn't take my eyes off of him. Dood was really into it – conspicuously more so than his bandmates.
Jon: Picture a cross between Jennifer Beals' "Maniac" training in Flashdance and Kevin Bacon's angry dance in Footloose – with a bass guitar. I was dying.
Jon: If you isolated his performance, it could be the next "Star Wars Kid."