Monday, October 27, 2014

The Walking Dead "Four Walls and a Roof" recap

“Stupidity is also a gift from God but one should not misuse it.”
That simple statement reveals so much of this episode and the conclusion to Hunters storyline. I was not expected such a sudden end to this particular story. My guess would be that Scott Gimble learned from the previous seasons that dragging a storyline out too long can lead to viewer exacerbation. The first prison arc and the second season are prime examples of stretching a storyline far beyond its natural limits. But what a way to end the story of Gareth and the Terminus cannibals.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Freedom to Think

A post I came across recently got me thinking. One of the many monikers for atheists is freethinker. Many atheists (myself among them) consider the lack of religious restrictions to be freedom to pursue the evidence of a particular line of thought. It has been my experience that every idea comes with a set of preconceived notions we default to. For some Christians, evolution comes with a host of religious implications. For some atheists, religion comes with all the negative aspects right up front.

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Walking Dead "Strangers" Review

Fear the Hunters has begun.
For those unfamiliar with the comic storyline, tonight’s episode touches on the arc called “Fear the Hunters”. It introduces a new player to the mix in the form of Father Gabriel, a priest driven by guilt. A new lead on Beth’s fate is introduced, which is wholly created for the show. And we see the group cohesion at its brightest. For long time viewers of this show, we know what that means: All hell is about to break loose.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Recap of "No Sanctuary", The Walking Dead

Another October has come and with returns The Walking Dead.
I’ve enjoyed this immensely, despite the fact that it can be uneven as all hell sometimes. By that I mean I did sit through the meandering 2nd season of the show, which was probably the low point of the series so far (aside from the bait-and-switch ending for Season 3). Scott Gimble has done a good job so far as the showrunner and I was excited to see where the first episode, “No Sanctuary”, would take the series as it headed into its 5th season.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Islamophobia: It's not a Phobia

There’s been some recent buzz in the media about fear of Muslims and fear of Islam being intolerant or racist. Personally, I think part of this is conflated by the news media to increase revenue but I’m cynical like that sometimes. I also think fear of militant Muslims being called racism is complete horseshit.