Animal Cruelty Should Not Be Rewarded

The behavior of Des Hague, Centerplate’s CEO is despicable (choking and kicking a puppy then lying in his “apology”; he claimed the puppy belonged to a friend but per the attached article “An investigation by the British Columbia SPCA found that the dog belongs to Hague.”

http://news.yahoo.com/ceo-caught-camera-kicking-puppy-outraged-animal-advocates-231523815.html

Probation is a slap on the wrist – he should be fired without a golden parachute.

I will be keeping an eye on the case and will urge my friends to boycott you company (and the companies who do business with) until Des Hague. Send email protesting his “slap on the wrist” to:

  • info@centerplate.com
  • publicrelations@centerplate.com

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javacasanova:

A small icon spot i did for my astronomy class. I had the topic of the solar system.

A nice illustration of the Solar System.

javacasanova:

A small icon spot i did for my astronomy class. I had the topic of the solar system.

A nice illustration of the Solar System.

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I’m watching project runway and a commercial came on for another “witch” series. Every scene showed a man threatening a woman with fists, knives or hexes. 

I guess that’s why they call Lifetime the “women in peril network”.

I’m watching project runway and a commercial came on for another “witch” series. Every scene showed a man threatening a woman with fists, knives or hexes.

I guess that’s why they call Lifetime the “women in peril network”.

Norman looks like he could be a hot date in this photo BUT beware if he invites you home to meet his mother.

Norman looks like he could be a hot date in this photo BUT beware if he invites you home to meet his mother.

(Source: theroyalpenguin)

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Anyone else a fan of Doctor Who and have seen the premiere episode with Peter Capaldi? As I mentioned earlier, I saw it at a theater with about 50 other fans. 

Some things I liked:
the new title sequence was great; interesting that they dealt with Clara’s reaction to the new Doctor (the new companions usually accept a new quickly whereas Clara was disturbed by his new/old face and personality); the clockwork villains were creepy and had a lot of potential. 

There are a few things that felt less successful:

Since at least the 5th Doctor, a new doctor’s first episode usually involves the Doctor having a difficult time with the regeneration - seeing Capaldi stumble around and be a incoherent didn’t seem like the best kick off; the incongruity of the T-Rex in the Thanes felt too far fetched with an average T-Rex being 13 feet tall, not the height if Big Ben at 315 feet tall. (Yes I know it’s a fantasy!); the climax seemed uneven with the doctor in the balloon and the companions fighting in the basement and are we suppose to now believe the Doctor will kill outright?

I think Capaldi can be a great Doctor but over all I didn’t feel excited by the episode. 

Thinking about it later I realized all the focus on Clara having trouble with the old doctor and reassuring her that he’s still the “same” doctor was actually aimed at the audience to get them used to a wrinkly face and gray hair. 

Side note: the mysterious woman called Missy at the end made me think of the Rani.

Anyone else a fan of Doctor Who and have seen the premiere episode with Peter Capaldi? As I mentioned earlier, I saw it at a theater with about 50 other fans.

Some things I liked:
the new title sequence was great; interesting that they dealt with Clara’s reaction to the new Doctor (the new companions usually accept a new quickly whereas Clara was disturbed by his new/old face and personality); the clockwork villains were creepy and had a lot of potential.

There are a few things that felt less successful:

Since at least the 5th Doctor, a new doctor’s first episode usually involves the Doctor having a difficult time with the regeneration - seeing Capaldi stumble around and be a incoherent didn’t seem like the best kick off; the incongruity of the T-Rex in the Thanes felt too far fetched with an average T-Rex being 13 feet tall, not the height if Big Ben at 315 feet tall. (Yes I know it’s a fantasy!); the climax seemed uneven with the doctor in the balloon and the companions fighting in the basement and are we suppose to now believe the Doctor will kill outright?

I think Capaldi can be a great Doctor but over all I didn’t feel excited by the episode.

Thinking about it later I realized all the focus on Clara having trouble with the old doctor and reassuring her that he’s still the “same” doctor was actually aimed at the audience to get them used to a wrinkly face and gray hair.

Side note: the mysterious woman called Missy at the end made me think of the Rani.

That’s what I love about television. She doesn’t play hard to get. She doesn’t demand your attention. Television has always been the bootycall friend of entertainment. You don’t ever have to call TV and be like “you up?” because TV is always up. She’ll happily entertain you while you cook dinner or wrap your Christmas presents. She’s not like that diva Movies, who makes you put on pants, drive all the way out to her house and buy forty dollars worth of soda. No offense to Movies, but I’m gonna stick with TV.
Seth Meyers, The 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (via alyssasaid)

TV versus movies

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From George Takei’s FB page.

From George Takei’s FB page.

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I decided to watch “Star Trek the Motion Picture” on DVD. I struck by how similar the color scheme for the costumes and sets looked like those used in Gene Roddenberry’s original pilot for the TV series in 1965 - tans and neutral blues with very little color on the bridge set. It was as it Roddenberry hadn’t learned from his earlier mistakes.

The red doors and red accents didn’t appear on the TV until the pilot was reshot. And of course in the later movies, the uniforms were changed to a dark red.

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Watching Anthony Bourdain’s “Layover”. He’s in San Francisco. Someone just shared a rule that tourists should memorize before coming for a visit. 

1) DON’T IT FRISCO!

2) DON’T CALL IT SAN FRAN!

Watching Anthony Bourdain’s “Layover”. He’s in San Francisco. Someone just shared a rule that tourists should memorize before coming for a visit.

1) DON’T IT FRISCO!

2) DON’T CALL IT SAN FRAN!