Toys ‘R’ Us: A Simple Explanation

The Toys ‘R’ Us closing wasn’t a result of kids wanting fewer toys or adults buying fewer toys, or even Amazon or other retailers taking a bite out of the toy market. It was because a bunch of rich old dudes decided to pump and dump the brand with debt. Here’s the technical description of what happened, according to Seeking Alpha: “In 2005, Toys ‘R’ … Continue reading Toys ‘R’ Us: A Simple Explanation

JJ Abrams @ WonderCon

Nu Trek turned our Trek Heroes into Teens with Problems

I’ve resisted writing about Star Trek (2009). Here’s why – to paraphrase Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory:

“It’s a [Star Trek movie]. Like pizza or particle accelerators even the stinky ones, still pretty good.” Trek is Trek, I say to my semi-Trekkie friends. They roll their eyes.

It’s a hard thing, rebooting a franchise. Continue reading “Nu Trek turned our Trek Heroes into Teens with Problems”

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An open letter to Floridian Jurors

Dear Floridian Jurors,

I won’t pretend to know what’s going on in your head, what evidence you were presented with, or how you came to your decision. But from an outsider’s perspective, you’re fucking nuts.

Just in case it isn’t presented to you at your murder trials (Zimmerman, Dunn): I’d like to take a moment to introduce you to the reasonable person test. Continue reading “An open letter to Floridian Jurors”