Celebrity in the Age of #MeToo

he video is admittedly creepy, if unsurprising. On the surface, it appears Drake is openly engaging in what I feel we can safely call statutory rape. #metoo #contextmatters

Rape Really Isn’t a Big Deal

Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men, even when they exercise influence and not authority; still more when you superadd the tendency of the certainty of corruption by authority. -1st Baron John Dalberg-Acton My favorite scientist might be a rapist, and a cheat. I say “might”…

11252018 Xenomorph Tongue

Date: 25 November 2018 Bed Time:  0430hrs CST Waking: 0635hrs CST Dream(s): I’m in a dilapidated house.  The skeletal frame of the house is exposed all throughout.  There is a large gray sectional in what passes for the living room.  There’s a television against the wall with a game console and a Karaoke machine.  To…

Crucifying Christianity: the Lie of Christian America

A young man was killed last week. 26-year-old John Allen Chau, an American adventurer and Christian Missionary, died in service to his God. In an ill-informed and ill-fated attempt at spreading the Gospel to uncontacted natives of the Sentinel Islands, off the coast of India, Chau was riddled with arrows then buried in the sand….

Adulting II – I Won’t Mourn Stan Lee

I won’t mourn Stan Lee. I’m looking at my bookshelf.  On that shelf, there are fantasy novels.  There is a volume of literary classics allegedly penned by William Shakespeare.  There are a couple of science books (though the majority of those are in my Audible Library). There is also a graphic novel called Watchmen.  That…

19112018: Water Dream

Date: 19 November 2018Bed time: 1241hrsWaking: 0238hrs Dream(s): I was in some kind of mall, higher than the first level (could’ve been second or third). I saw an escalator… There was someone who I thought was a friend, another black man. He dressed well, a garb I’d call thug-chic. I remember camouflage patterns, possibly elaborated…