Good Afternoon All:
This update is from my bed as I've been struck by some type of cold/flu. Fortunately, laptops mean it's easier to be productive even while we're mostly horizontal. There are a number of cool and uncool items both I can share in this post, so let's get to it!
It has been a decade since I taught in Seoul, and just the other day one of my students found me on Facebook! He was one of my middle school students and he just now graduated from college! In only what has to be one of the greatest moments as a teacher, a student from literally a decade ago remembered me and thought to find me on FB. :) Beyond being deeply flattered, I thought to see if this student had any interest in making a return trip to Seoul for me more likely, perhaps by reducing my costs for accommodation. Let's see what happens!
Also in really cool news, ME.mory, Nicodemus Madehdou and I were featured on Fox29 News for a great segment in the series titled "For Goodness Sake". See the interview for yourself here: http://www.fox29.com/news/239257022-story
So that I can end on a good note, I'll put here about the whitewashing that is "Ghost in The Shell". In protest, I won't see it. There are Asian actresses. While there are no reviews yet that I can find, I hope this one is "dead on arrival". It's such a shame as I like her as an actress and I like the original anime too. Whitewashing hurts Whites and non-Whites alike, as there's a sense that White people cannot stand seeing non-Whites in lead roles, and there's also a lack of representation of non-Whites when this happens. This hurts everyone.
See "Logan" instead! It seems to have already made close to $88.5 million. It scores in the nineties via RT for both critics and audience alike. I just caught it with my girlfriend's brother, and we both loved it. I'll recommend it to everyone.
OK. There is a lot to this, and I am glad to stop here. If you feel less sick than I do, I hope you'll catch the sunlight wherever you are. Cheers!
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