Nu Trek turned our Trek Heroes into Teens with Problems

I’ve resisted writing about Star Trek (2009). Here’s why – to paraphrase Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory:

“It’s a [Star Trek movie]. Like pizza or particle accelerators even the stinky ones, still pretty good.” Trek is Trek, I say to my semi-Trekkie friends. They roll their eyes.

It’s a hard thing, rebooting a franchise. Continue reading Nu Trek turned our Trek Heroes into Teens with Problems

An open letter to Floridian Jurors

Dear Floridian Jurors,

I won’t pretend to know what’s going on in your head, what evidence you were presented with, or how you came to your decision. But from an outsider’s perspective, you’re fucking nuts.

Just in case it isn’t presented to you at your murder trials (Zimmerman, Dunn): I’d like to take a moment to introduce you to the reasonable person test. Continue reading An open letter to Floridian Jurors

The best time to ask for help

… is right after you’ve made a substantial effort and hit a wall.

If you ask before you’ve made the effort, you risk wasting your help’s time on something truly menial.

If you ask before making a substantial effort, your help might think you’re incompetent, hopeless, or worse – lazy.

This holds true no matter what you’re doing – panhandling or production.

Bonus: rather than asking your help to solve the problem for you, what if you asked them to help you think of solutions you haven’t thought of yet?

Technodamus – Digital Smackdowns and Scary Searches

Tonight I found some very cool websites that I thought I would share.

The first is geared toward teens who need a Web 2.0 tool to tell their BFFs to F-Off.  Called ‘That’s Not Cool.com‘ it features little digital ‘calling out’ cards you can send to your boyfriend/girlfriend/random stalker to tell them to back the hell off.  Continue reading Technodamus – Digital Smackdowns and Scary Searches