The message behind The Angry Birds Movie

This weekend, the #1 movie in America was The Angry Birds Movie.

Based on the once-popular mobile game and brought to life by movie makers’ rapidly drying well of ideas, the film tells the simple story of birds who are angry at pigs for stealing their eggs, and slingshotting themselves across the land to stop the pigs.

That’s the story behind the game, anyway. The movie tells a much deeper, darker tale. Continue reading

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4 questions about the new bathroom bill

It’s time to investigate the latest issue in this country that has people up in arms, causing arguments about the nature of identity, judgment, and fear.

For this, we will have to journey to the Carolinas, although hey, it’s North Carolina this time. Good job finally seizing that mantle from your southern cousin!

It’s time to get to the bottom of the Bathroom Bill. Continue reading

The perfect compromise for the open position on the Supreme Court

With the recent death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the political world has been in a frenzy.

Scalia was a conservative justice, and without him, the bench is evenly divided between four mostly liberal judges and four mostly conservative judges. The appointment of the next justice will have reverberations felt for a long time to come.

Naturally, this has caused violent arguments in Washington and beyond about what to do. Republicans in the Senate–who must provide consent on the presidential appointment, as laid out in the Constitution–have said they won’t even vote on any Obama nominee since it’s an election year.

Obama, for his part, has said “Come on, guys,” and “I’m sorry I did the same thing when I was in the Senate.”

Let’s see if we can work through some extreme scenarios to find the perfect compromise. Continue reading

Political Roundup: Rubio’s Canadian America

We don’t talk much politics around the SCS water cooler, mostly because talking politics is just about the worst thing anyone could possibly do.[1]

However, politics is playing a large part in the American consciousness right now, and there are some important things to discuss.

Let’s find out about the hidden message in Marco Rubio’s new “Morning again” ad. Continue reading

In less than 5 years, Taylor Swift will be running this country

I know imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. And it’s a real ego boost that my little blog has reached some of the highest levels of power.

All the same, I’d prefer that if the Speaker of the House is going to rip off my shtick that he do a better job of it.

My heartfelt condolences to the intern in John Boehner’s office who had to write this.

http://www.speaker.gov/general/12-taylor-swift-reactions-president-obamas-free-college-idea?Source=GovD

It’s still an improvement on the level of political discourse in this country though.

The House of Representatives has all the science we need

Climate change has been a popular topic in the news lately, what with the dire reports released by the United Nations and the National Climate Assessment stating that the effects of global warming are upon us and are irreversible.

This has concerned the military, as the Department of Defense has stated it “expects climate change to challenge its ability to fulfill its mission in the future.”

Thankfully, the House of Representatives has the Science Committee to do the military’s thinking for them on this issue. And they’re requesting the Department of Defense not spend any time worrying about climate change.

I’m sorry. I misspoke. They’re trying to make it law that the Department of Defense spend no resources studying climate change or any of its effects. Continue reading

Russia’s invasion plans go farther than we thought


Russia’s recent and ongoing interference in Ukraine has raised many difficult questions, such as what are their goals, what should the US do about it, and where actually is Ukraine?[1]

Now we’re getting our first indications the whole thing was just a scheme to restart and win the space race.

Russia’s real invasion plan is for the moon. Continue reading