My long held opinion is that Luke brought balance to the force by bridging the Sith and the Jedi. This was a process started by Qui Gon, continued by Obi Wan and completed by Luke. There are a number of clues in the films. In the prequels, emotions are taboo, yet Obi Wan tells Luke his emotions do him credit. It’s his… » 4/20/15 9:21am Yesterday 9:21am

The more I think about it, the more I realize why we in the US fear the zombie horror genre so much. It's too telling. It's too accurate. In all my life, I've met so many generous, kind, friendly individuals regardless of their religion, political views, or what have you. But when these people get subsumed into a… » 4/16/15 10:42am Thursday 10:42am

I'm married to a cop. The gas station one? I did a ride-along with her, and this exactly what happened. She pulled to the shoulder and said, "We're going to pull someone over." I say "Who?" thinking she has spotted someone. "I don't know yet, but I will." A few seconds pass, and she said, "Watch the gas station. If… » 4/06/15 2:35pm 4/06/15 2:35pm

The LoL story reminds me of why I dislike online multiplayer gaming in general. I have lots of interests, and and I maybe get to game a couple of hours a week. I don't have the time to "git gud" and practice repetitively. I also don't have the interest, frankly. A game is supposed to be fun. When I'm worrying over if… » 3/27/15 9:18am 3/27/15 9:18am

There are plenty of institutions where you can receive a superior education to the one you'd get at Harvard, depending on the subject. If your subject is practical, like engineering or geosciences, I'd pit any number of state institutions with strong ties to industry and good access to data and materials against most… » 3/19/15 12:24pm 3/19/15 12:24pm