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Reddit Cofounder Alexis Ohanian’s Upcoming Novel Makes Grim Predictions

27 Aug

So, you like to play SSB?

Okay, so I just heard it, and now you have to. Give it a second to sink in once you hear it, or read it, or whatever the hell you do with it.

Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian is about to release his new book, Without Their Permission. It gives us a less-than-enticing look at what may come in our near future. It’s a book about freedom, privacy, and all those things you humans are squabbling about nowadays. Take a look at this excerpt from the audiobook, or, if you’re feeling learned, the written version can be found here. It’s the original Reddit post he promoted to get the word out about this.

What, you want to  know what I think about it? Well, I’ll tell you: I think it doesn’t matter what I think of it, it matters what you think of it. It’s up to you to decide if the book’s data is valuable. It’s up to you to decide whether you’ll buy it or not to hear/read what Ohanian has to say. Will I buy it? For kicks, probably. I really want to get a look at the lead-in to the excerpt.

Okay, so there, I did a “news” story for once. And yeah, I kind of liked it, but I’ll only do more of those if you guys want ’em. Otherwise…

[Re-engaging rambling in three, two…]

~D.

My Thoughts On Trumbo (2007 Film)

17 Oct

Okay guys. I literally just finished watching my favorite movie of all time. This is a documentary about a man named Dalton Trumbo. It is so eye opening, hilarious, inventive, and has the best excerpts in any movie I have ever seen, ever. I’ll break it down for you. We’ll start with the excerpts.

Okay, so all of the excerpts in this are read by very famous celebrities. Two of them are a couple of my favorite actors of all time: Liam Neeson and Paul Giamatti. However I have to give credit to all of the actors who read the excerpts because they did an amazing job. They were all extremely charismatic and brought Trumbo’s words to life so well that I felt like he was in the room saying them to me. It was incredible absolutely incredible. I won’t spoil anything, but my favorite one’s were the last one, the first Paul Giamatti one, and the one on masturbation (it’s a friggin’ scream).

Anyhow, the excerpts were so well done and I am so proud of everybody involved with the making of them.

Now you may think after what I’ve said that the excerpts overshadow the documentary part of the movie, but no. The great thing about Trumbo, is that the importance of both parts of the movie is balanced perfectly. You’re always excited to get to the excerpts, and you’re always excited for more documents. And some of the stories are amazing. They’re all told in great detail and you feel very satisfied after each one has been told. Some are very sad, but some made you laugh out loud. Some are very heartwarming and some are very mysterious, making you feel like a detective on the biggest case of your career. It’s an awesome thrill ride that anybody can enjoy.

I recommend Trumbo to writers and people in the movie industry, as well as people considering getting into politics. This movie is practically flawless and there is a reason I call it my favorite movie of all time. Buy this movie, now! It may be a little late to be talking about this, since it was made in ’07, but hey, if you think that way consider it “an oldie but a goodie.”