Humanity or geek-manity? Humanity topics include pieces on the real-life lives of geek advocates and influencors.
The Holdovers - A Movie Review
Do we get a choice on who we spend two weeks with? The Holdovers is a 2023 film. A cranky teacher, a troubled student, and a grieving cook remain on campus at a prep school over the holidays. As they constantly get on one another’s nerves, this time together helps them reflect.
Unraveling the Veil: Top 10 Conspiracies that Challenge Reality
Welcome to the intriguing world of conspiracy theories, where reality and speculation intertwine to create narratives that captivate the human imagination. In this comprehensive exploration, we will delve deeper into the top 10 conspiracy theories that have left an indelible mark on our collective consciousness. From the Flat Earth paradox to the mysterious reptilian overlords, join us on a journey through the enigmatic realms of secret plans, manipulation, and the unexplainable.
How ‘I Think You Should Leave’ Conveys The Autistic Experience
Last time, I wrote about how Tim Robinson’s sketch comedy series, I Think You Should Leave is deeper than you think because of its unique brand of absurdist humor and cringe metacommentary. There is no denying that the show excels in illustrating the awkwardness and intricacies of social situations. However, it unexpectedly resonates strongly with many people on the autism spectrum.
Let's talk about something we're going to visit a lot in the coming months. A broad topic, and in fact an entire genre of anime that may be popular, but is riddled with issues. I could honestly probably build a full regular blog off of everything here, but instead, we'll cover just a few aspects.
Self-Awareness: The Backbone of the MCU
Even as a fan of the Marvel Universe, sometimes it’s difficult not to feel as though we’re being completely inundated with new projects, movies and shows. Since the start of the pandemic alone, Marvel has released more than ten blockbuster movies — and that’s without even mentioning their burgeoning world of new TV shows. From Loki and Wandavision to Hawkeye and the increasingly notorious She Hulk: Attorney At Law, Marvel fans have had a lot to keep up with in recent months.
How Does Digital Video Consumption Contribute to the Global Carbon Footprint?
As video traffic flowing over public internet and corporate information technology (IT) networks explode at exponential rates, the technology community is coming to grips with the environmental implications of this resource-intensive category of traffic.
Anatomy of a Scene – ‘The NZT-48 Pill’
"Worth the risk?...What would you do?" How often have you thought about the possibility of taking one pill per each day that would maximize your brain’s full potential? With the movie ‘Limitless’ with Bradley Cooper and Robert DeNiro, this film poses the answer in the form of ‘NZT-48’, which can allow you to access everything you’ve read, heard, and learned without any true effort. This kind of wonder drug is purely fictional but many people in real life seek this kind of legal short cut nowadays whether it’s to focus, to lose weight, to improve memory, or to retain more information. In the film’s early scenes such as the one that introduce this magic pill’s effects, we get to see what kind of effects NZT-48 has on Eddie Moura, the main character.
Apple TV's Lessons In Chemistry
WARNING: SPOLIERS AHEAD! Warning: mention of sexual assault S1 E2: Her and Him Aired: October 13, 2023 TV-MA Warning: depiction of sexual assault In pursuit of a prestigious grant, Elizabeth and Calvin join forces in the lab. Their partnership yields unexpected results. -- quote from Apple TV +
Why do Managers Exist?
Earlier this year, a paper published by the NBER gained national attention. In essence, it revealed that many companies were classifying their minimum wage workers as managers, despite lacking any managerial responsibilities. This classification allowed companies to avoid paying overtime. Notable companies like Panera, Verizon, JPMorgan, Publix, Walmart, Facebook, Staples, Lowe's, McDonald's, KFC, and Pizza Hut were all implicated in this practice at some point.
"Unraveling the Enigma: Strange Paradoxes of Reality"
The human brain, a remarkable organ with unparalleled intelligence, has an insatiable curiosity for understanding the universe. We've come a long way in unraveling the mysteries of the cosmos, yet there remain certain enigmas that continue to baffle us. One such perplexity is the paradox, a concept that defies our conventional understanding of reality. In this journey through paradoxical wonders, we explore these perplexities that provoke us to think beyond the boundaries of our comprehension.
Apple TV's Lessons In Chemistry
WARNING: SPOLIERS AHEAD! If it hasn't been made clear yet, two of some my favorite things to do is to watch a great show (or movie) and to read. Rarely do those two things coincide. I am of the crowd who believe that the book is almost always better than what ever the video equivalent will ever be. Now, yes, I have watched things that I unknowingly knew was based off a book, to which I don't read the book for fear of being disappointed. (There's quite a bit to unload there, but continuing.)
The Shows That Got Me Through Covid
I feel like we don't talk about the Covid years a lot. I feel like a lot of us have pushed those dark times under the rug and we are just praying that we never have to go through it again. Sometimes, it can be hard to revisit the dark times.