BruceGee1962 commented on the post, Jane the Virgin May be the Most Progressive Show on Television, on the site Skepchick 4 years, 2 months ago
Interesting writeup. I’d never heard of the show (don’t turn the tv on much these days).
I’ve also never heard the word “telenovela” before. What is it?
BruceGee1962 commented on the post, Quickies: Evangelical Warrior Wives, Robotic Penguins, and Tig Notaro’s Legendary Topless Comedy Act, on the site Skepchick 4 years, 3 months ago
About that Snopes article…
I read it all the time, and almost every article is signed by Barbara “Insert something witty here” Mikkelson. My understanding was that David maintained the website, while she did most of the actual research and writing. So when I went to the article, I was curious if that impression was correct, and how they split…[Read more]
An excellent sf book that looks at this question is “Beggars in Spain” by Nancy Kress. Her premise is that society will bifurcate into two classes — a subsidized class that consumes entertainment and does little else, and “donkeys” who actually seek out and enjoy work for its own sake. Naturally, both classes tend to look down at one another.…[Read more]
BruceGee1962 commented on the post, 5 Reasons Why You Should Watch Annedroids on Amazon Prime!, on the site Skepchick 4 years, 6 months ago
This does sound like an awesome show, and I’d love to watch it with my daughter.
What the heck is Amazon Prime, though? I’d never heard of it, but I just looked it up, and there’s no way I’d pay that kind of money no matter what content they had. Anyway, none of the computers in our house are really set up for multiple people to watch media on…[Read more]
I recall reading once a statistic about veterinarians that makes the whole thing even more murky for me.
It was something to the effect that, forty years ago or so, this was an almost entirely male-dominated […]