Tag Archives: sci-Fi

Comic-Con

I decided to sleep in this morning and did not even try to buy tickets. I get most of my Comic-Con enjoyment from going downtown and people-watching.

My earlier Comic-Con post makes me sound disgruntled. I’m not. Sure, I’d prefer that Comic-Con made it easier for me to buy tickets. But it’s not my business. I’m happy they’re here in San Diego, doing the work they do.

The 20 most bizarre buddy comedies of all time

I’ve seen several of these — they were smooth and easy to enjoy.

I was intrigued by the premise of RIPD — a cop dies and joins an afterlife police force, partnering with an undead Old West sheriff played by Jeff Bridges. But the reviews were so bad I skipped it.

[The 20 Most Bizarre and Inexplicable Buddy Comedies of All Time / Charlie Jane Anders and Gordon Jackson / io9]

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Is the transporter on Star Trek a nifty sci-fi transportation mechanism? Or is it a sinister murder machine, killing the person who steps on the platform and spitting out a duplicate on the other end?

Start watching for the geeky fanwankery, stay for the meaty speculation about an astounding philosophical problem: The problem of consciousness. Everybody has consciousness, but nobody knows what consciousness is. You can’t prove that anybody other than you is conscious, and you can’t prove to anybody else that you’re conscious.

This is another in a series of wonderful CGP Grey video.