Thought at 10:54am June 14th, 2018

*travels back to 2014*
Them: What’s the future like? Do we have flying cars?
Me: Well, our child internment camps now have quotes from Art of the Deal.
Them: …
Me: ….
Them: The Donald Trump book? Why?
Me: You’re gonna want to sit down.
Them: Wait, child internment camps? https://t.co/Y7i5FMWOVU

Thought at 1:42pm June 7th, 2018

Almost all old problems in the world are in stable state in relationship to their current solution attempts. They won’t be fixed by pushing the same solutions harder—often times that just holds them more tightly together. In that sense, current solutions are part of the problem.

The Outsider

3.0 rating based on 1,234 ratings

The Outsider (Stephen King, 2018)

King mixes real-world police fiction with supernatural horror with greater success in The Outsider than the Mr. Mercedes series. I got mad at the latter because it flipped genres without warning and I felt cheated. I knew what I was getting with The Outsider, so it didn’t bother me.

mother!

3.5 rating based on 1,234 ratings

mother! (2017) 

It was fun watching Jennifer Lawrence’s slow descent into madness via claustrophobic close-up as mayhem steadily increases all around her. I’m not sure if it’s about loss of control, the sacrificial role of muses, or something entirely different, but I didn’t really care in the end because it felt very fresh.