Monday, October 31, 2011

Education (institutions) and its Discontents

High school, a small world unto itself combining all the warmest elements of a federal work camp with those of a third world poultry farm.
Dexter, Dexter S06E01

Why No Halloween Leads to Very Bad Things

Children must know fear. Without it they won't know how to behave, they'll try frenching grizzle bears, or consider living in Florida.

Sue Sylvester, Glee S02E05

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Definition of "Executive"

It's a meaningless title but it helps insecure people feel better about themselves.
Hermes Conrad

I feel better about myself.
Philip J Fry

Futurama S06E17

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Alignment Inspection

Inspection at an assembly line in in Hell in Ugly Americans S01E11 to determine the D&D alignment of new demons.

Monday, October 24, 2011

The Black Market Burgers of Connecticut 1963

The above is a screen capture from the new TV Show Pan Am, S01E02. For 1963 the price for a onion-less, chili-less, cheese-less burger costs somewhere between $10 to $40 in today's currency, according to Measuring Worth. It seems a little high.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Drinking, Smoking, Pregnacy

Boardwalk Empire S02E03

Business Opportunity 1920

We're thinking of getting into heroin.
Lucky Luciano

When you run the numbers it starts looking very attractive.
Meyer Lansky

The point of historical fiction is too insinuate a fictional character in to real events. Or in this case fictionalized conservation about getting into the drug business by two people who were involved in narcotics after the end of prohibition.

Dexter Inspired Music Video

Here is a music video inspired by the TV series Dexter. What I find interesting is that it depicts all of Dexter's "ritual". In this context "ritual" is a criminology term to describe way a common pattern that a murderer may show, (here for more details on ritual murder). I was looking for the teaser for the upcoming season and happened upon this and a lot less well crafted pieces of fan art. I like Dexter but some of the other fans have produced "art" that only functions as mental health diagnoses.

Bad taste can be a serious matter.

Monday, October 10, 2011

How the Military Values of Stuff Compared to People

Beans on toast for the human using thousands of dollars of tech in a squat.

Torchwood S04E01