Joseph Kony - leader of the "Lord's Resistance Army," an invention of Kony himself and tasked with doing very little other than perpetuating itself - feeds off of the children of Uganda to that end. Children are kidnapped, girls forced into prostitution, boys given a gun and coerced into supporting Kony's army, with no other apparent goal than to be a rogue element in Uganda and the surrounding countries. These actions have earned Joseph Kony the Number One spot on the International…Continue
This past Christmas when I asked my daughter for ideas for her, one of the things she mentioned was a trio of books known as The Hunger Games trilogy. Dutiful father that I am, I looked it up on Amazon and therewith discovered that the first of the three books was already pending release as a movie this year and a trailer was available. I clicked on the link – mistake.
Maybe my years are showing, but I have grown sick to death of dystopias and books and movies built around them. …
I've been spending part of this morning perusing the history of "Atheist Eve," Tracie Harris's marvelously satirical cartoon which can be found over at Atheist-Community.org. A number of them have provoked a good laugh out of me (not an easy trick these days!), but THIS one in particular I thought was Just ... Plain ... PRECIOUS!