Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Summer Update

I am taking a small hiatus in order to pay off my car. I have taken up Lyft driving part time on top of my day job. I am left with very little time to do much of anything. Good news is that I have raised over 3 grand driving and hope to pay off my car soon.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Episode #5 | All Things Interrogated | X-Men Billboard, Choking Out Mystique and Max Payne

All Things Interrogated is a topical series that discusses news and cultural events. This episode is about the controversy's surrounding X-Men Collapse Billboard that depicts Apolocapse choking out Mystique. The film analysed in the second half of the podcast analyses the Max Payne video game and film. Available on iTunes.

Film References
Max Payne
X-Men : Apolcapse

Episode #4 | Why Horror? | Part 2 | Trauma and PTSD

Why Horror? Part 2 is the first podcast in a series that seeks to reflect on the relevance of horror movies today. This episode focuses Trauma and PTSD. Available on iTunes.

Film References:
Halloween
Irreversible
Lovely Molly

Philosophizing TWD S3E15 This Sorrowful Life | Who Is Morally Superior - Rick Or Merle?

Welcome to our journey into the guts of The Walking Dead. What kind of journey? A philosophical, psychoanalytical and political kind. What I would like to do over the next couple months is dig through the Walking Dead episode by episode to see what it can teach us. Thank you for following me on this journey. I look forward to reading your comments. Be forewarned: There are spoilers everywhere. Don’t forget to check out my previous post in the Philosophizing TWD series: Philosophizing TWD S3E14 Prey Or Suffer Not A Liberal To Live

Merle shares many traits with my favorite character from Game of Thrones. The Hound. Merle and The Hound are wild cards. They are characters freed from social contracts and internal consistency. This freedom allows Merle l a wider ethical berth than most of the characters on the show. Rick, unlike Merle, is trapped in his need to maintain moral consistency in his sense of self and political persona. While Merle’s freedom allows him to do great evil, he is also free to reach ethical good’s inaccessible to characters like Rick who are trapped in pathological need for consistency.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Philosophizing TWD S3E14 Prey Or Suffer Not A Liberal To Live

Welcome to our journey into the guts of The Walking Dead. What kind of journey? A philosophical, psychoanalytical and political kind. What I would like to do over the next couple months is dig through the Walking Dead episode by episode to see what it can teach us. Thank you for following me on this journey. I look forward to reading your comments. Be forewarned: There are spoilers everywhere. Don’t forget to check out my previous post in the Philosophizing TWD series: Philosophizing The Walking Dead S3E13 Arrow On The Doorpost Or How do Survivor Groups Go To War?

Andrea was provided with many opportunities to kill the Governor but she failed to shot, stab or bash his face in. This begs the question, is Andrea a coward? Is she afraid to kill the Governor because she fears the repercussions that Woodbury will sentence her to death? Or is Andrea’s fear is rooted in something subtle? The democratic misconception that everyone’s perspective are worthy of existence?

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Episode #3 | Why Horror Movies? | Part 1

Why Horror Part 1 is the first podcast in a series that seeks to reflect on the relevance of horror movies today. This episode focuses on thinking beyond the surface the of a film. Available on iTunes.

Film References:
Dark Nature
The Matrix
Existenz
Nightmare On Elm Street
Hunger Games

Episode #2 | Slashers, Masks and Masculinity

Why do slashers where mask? What about masks has changed in horror film? The episode discusses the history and meaning behind masks in horror movies. Available on iTunes.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Episode #1 | Frozen 2 I Kissed A Girl And I Liked It

When you were watching Frozen did you get the feeling the film was as progressive as it seemed? You are not the only one. Self-proclaimed writer/activist/student and internet personality Alexis Isabel agrees. Which is why she launched the hashtag, #giveelsaagirlfriend. With the slogan, she hopes to leverage the internet and convince Disney to bring Elsa out of the closet. Responding to the controversy liberals and conservatives began slinging mud. On the left, well-meaning liberals are championing outing Elsa's sexual orientation as a step forward for the LGBT community. Available on iTunes.

Philosophizing The Walking Dead S3E13 Arrow On The Doorpost Or How do Survivor Groups Go To War?

Welcome to our journey into the guts of The Walking Dead. What kind of journey? A philosophical, psychoanalytical and political kind. What I would like to do over the next couple months is dig through the Walking Dead episode by episode to see what it can teach us. Thank you for following me on this journey. I look forward to reading your comments. Be forewarned: There are spoilers everywhere. Don’t forget to check out my previous post in the Philosophizing TWD series: Philosophizing The Walking Dead S3E12 Clear and Unpresent Danger

In Arrow on the Doorpost, Rick and the governor meet to discuss terms for peace. Until this episode, the Ricktatorship and the town of Woodbury had not formally recognized each other as equal political entities. As viewers, we get a large perspective of the organizational structure of the two survivor groups. Both share similar qualities; autocratic governance, leadership willing go against popular, and minimal midlevel leadership.

Unboxing the Horror Block May 2016

Good day comrades. Today, I received my second HorrorBlock! Watch as I make a box open. Ta Da! HorrorBlock is subscription service that sends you a box of horror stuff every month. Personally, I love getting creepy presents every month. Check out the video below and be prepared for adorable demons and zombies!
#Horrorblock
https://www.nerdblock.com/horror