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Positive Cynicism – We’re all alone together

Aaron R. Davis When I first started blogging back in 2005, someone jumped onto one of my first posts to tell me that bloggers are shouting their opinions into a vacuum and that no one really cares. It was probably the best introduction to online life that

Positive Cynicism – Sucking in three dimensions

Aaron R. Davis In 1953, Bugs Bunny got fired. The studios were under attack, and the enemy was headed straight for the profit margins. First the Supreme Court had handed them a monopoly-busting order that required studios to give up their theatre chains. Then television had started

Positive Cynicism – Stop the world, Miley Cyrus is jogging

Aaron R. Davis Miley Cyrus bugs me. Over the past two years, the teen popstar/actress/heiress to one of the blandest country “stars” in recent history has become a household name. Seemingly birthed in order to give rise to an unstoppable juggernaut of marketing tie-ins and product crossover,

Positive Cynicism – The Typo Channel

Aaron R. Davis As most of you know by now, the SCIFI Channel (I used to write for them, and they really did capitalize it like that) has changed its name to “SyFy.” It’s the same name, just spelled like a four year-old wrote it. Because misspelled

Positive Cynicism – It’s not Watchmen, it’s you

Aaron R. Davis As many predicted, Watchmen had a huge drop-off in its second week -something like 78 percent – and quickly went from anticipated masterpiece to epic disappointment. I’m honestly not surprised. After all, I thought it was one of the great science fiction epics of