Sunday, December 16, 2012

Brilliant Viewpoint on Why Mass Shootings Keep Happening

I saw this post,credited to Morgan Freeman, on Facebook and it strikes me as a brilliant take on why these mass shootings keep happening.

Morgan Freeman's brilliant take on what happened yesterday :

"You want to know why. This may sound cynical, but here's why.
It's because of the way the media reports it. Flip on the news and watch how we treat the Batman theater shooter and the Oregon mall shooter like celebrities. Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris are household names, but do you know the name of a single *victim* of Columbine? Disturbed
people who would otherwise just off themselves in their basements see the news and want to top it by doing something worse, and going out in a memorable way. Why a grade school? Why children? Because he'll be remembered as a horrible monster, instead of a sad nobody.

CNN's article says that if the body count "holds up", this will rank as the second deadliest shooting behind Virginia Tech, as if statistics somehow make one shooting worse than another. Then they post a video interview of third-graders for all the details of what they saw and heard while the shootings were happening. Fox News has plastered the killer's face on all their reports for hours. Any articles or news stories yet that focus on the victims and ignore the killer's identity? None that I've seen yet. Because they don't sell. So congratulations, sensationalist media, you've just lit the fire for someone to top this and knock off a day care center or a maternity ward next.

You can help by forgetting you ever read this man's name, and remembering the name of at least one victim. You can help by donating to mental health research instead of pointing to gun control as the problem. You can help by turning off the news."

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Star Trek Trailer

The trailer for the new Star Trek Movie, Into Darkness, is available to watch online at  It looks like a pretty good movie from the trailer.

The movie is due out in May of 2013.

Friday, December 14, 2012

GI Joe-Retaliation Trailer

GI Joe, the Rise of Cobra, was a great movie.  The sequel, Retaliation, looks good from the trailer, and features Bruce Willis.

You can watch the trailer here:

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Amazon Affiliation

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Now on Amazon Canada, Brazil, and Japan

A Whisper in Space and Big Damn Love Story are now on Amazon's Canada, Brazil, and Japan site using the links below:

Amazon Canada:
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Saturday, December 1, 2012

New Board Game---There Will Be Zombies

I just got wind of a new board game, being styled as and RPG board game that needs no GM.  The game is goingto be called "There Will Be Zombies."  The game will be available for online play via a platform called iTabletop.

Information can be found here:

A video that explains the game can be found here: