commented on Barilla Pasta Is Reconsidering Gay Outreach
Does it not ring as disingenuous that somehow forming a *committee* with a pleasant, inclusive sounding name doesn't make the people who profit from this company any less hateful douchebags? Isn't this just straight-up, PR-driven pink washing?
commented on Blade Runner As an 80s Video Game
A 90s video game, Charles. Someone as Blade Runner-literate as yourself should recognize Shadowrun sprites. That whole series is like Blade Runner smashed with Tolkein critters.
commented on The Looming 401K Disaster
Replacing conscientious-managed institutional pension funds with RIDE THE LIGHTNING 401Ks is the next bubble to burst (well, maybe after the Student Loan bubble). Our society has shifted to allow the middle class only two alternatives to destitution: 1. Pray that Social Security will still be around (if we can sustain it in spite of the rampant calls for austerity) or 2. Feed your income into the maw of Big Finance and hope your returns can keep pace with its inevitable collapses and manufactured bubbles.