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Panem et Circenses

This blog should probably be called Netflix and whatever the new hipster baked good of choice is.  Not cronuts, but the thing that came next. 69 more words

Old Blog Post at CRSN

So, last year I wrote a blog post for the Classical Reception Studies Network about Classics in Star Trek. I forgot to post it here, so just click on the image below to be transported back to April 2016 and an external blog post…

Classics In Star Trek

CfP on Soccer's Defining Historical Moments

An call for papers for a special edition of Soccer and Society on the history of soccer, focusing on defining events has been put out. 500 word Abstracts are due March 15.

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CfP

Super Bowl Sabbath

“And He shepherds His flock. We sing out and we praise His name. He supports us in war. He presides over football games.” – Eagles, “Fail Grasp on the Big Picture” 2,313 more words

It's the Rich Wot Gets the Pleasure

My parents considered themselves members of the ‘upper-middle class’, and took pains to ensure that we children understood that.  I’m not sure I ever did, though, although we were neither rich nor poor. 998 more words

Musings

Book 7 Teaser: Why we're so susceptible to fake news

Because we don’t want to think. That’s so like, boring. <insert eye-roll>

We don’t want to study, to research, to ponder, to analyze–we just want to be fed so that we can get back to playing and being entertained, as quickly as possible. 84 more words

Society

BREAD AND CIRCUSES...

The America of my time line is a laboratory example of what can happen to democracies, what has eventually happened to all perfect democracies throughout all histories. 203 more words

Geo-politics, Socio-economics