Friday, November 20, 2015

#JessicaJones intro theme is outstanding. Has good music and is well drawn. Art from The Great David Mack?

Here's the theme.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

#SouthPark A superior episode and one of the only cartoons that has ever intelligently addressed the problem of the modern press.

I was also very impressed by the Ex Machina reference. But you really can't use the word "retarded" anymore. I think I can get over that...Also: if Geico wants to give me 26 million dollars for sponsored content I'm pretty sure I'm not as ethical as that handicapable character.

Sunday, November 01, 2015

#CBSNEWS Horrible story about Ohio\s marijuana legalization that doesn't mention the Colorado gains at all.

Instead they quote the usual suspects about "think of the children". We already have the metrics from Colorado's experiments. None of those horrible things happened. Their schools look to be fully funded. The monopoly aspect of the Ohio legalization efforts does sound band. That doesn't sound like entrepreneurship to me but republican crony capitalism. I hear there's another ballot that would make the monopoly aspect illegal. I hope Ohioans vote yes on legalization and yes to no monopoly on who could sell it.

I don't do drugs by the way. I just like good policy. Here's a story that I wish they could have found.

And the money shot:

Likewise, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has said he’s now “cautiously optimistic” about how things will ultimately pan out in Colorado. That doesn’t sound like a ringing endorsement until you remember that his Justice Department still classifies pot on par with heroin. Even some Republican state lawmakers who originally opposed legalization have done an about-face now that they’ve seen the new policy in action. “I just [originally] had the same knee-jerk opinion as all of the other elected officials,” state Sen. David Balmer told the Wall Street Journal last week. Think tanks from both sides of the aisle have also offered their own qualified endorsements. The Brookings Institution has called the rollout “largely successful,” while a Cato Institute working paper found the new law “had minimal impact on marijuana use and the outcomes sometimes associated with use.”