Welcome to Monday’s News on the March – The week that was in my digital world.
Why Modern Movies Suck – They’re Written By Children
Video presentation by The Critical Drinker
What better way to describe the Critical Drinker’s channel, ‘He drinks and he says things.‘ I often agree with his assessment of movies and what have become of them in the coddling age. In many ways I like to watch his videos because they reek of not just alcohol, but contain some important things worth mentioning. In this video he explores why smart, mature characters in cinema seem to be a thing of the past.
The Critical Drinker distinguishes between the old Star Trek movies and the new ones to make his point. He did the same with the Disney franchise movies of Star Wars which I have written about before, but I don’t want to relive that, nor those movies. His videos aren’t for the faint-hearted because he tells it as he sees it as a Gen X – all gun’s blazing with snarly humour. (See entire video)
Camus Explained: The only serious philosophical question – Sean Kelly and Lex Fridman
Video excerpt at Lex Clips
Lex has produced some really great podcasts in the absence of the Joe Rogan experience from YT. This clip delves into the French philosopher Albert Camus who is arguably one of the most accessible authors on ‘existentialism’. In my ‘about‘ page here, I referenced Camus as an inspiration for writing here:
‘I just want ‘to be. The most important consideration for the individual is the fact that he or she is an individual—an independently acting and responsible, conscious being (“existence”)—rather than what labels, roles, stereotypes, definitions, or other preconceived categories the individual fits (“essence”). (Watch video excerpt)
The Sports Data Pioneer Who Spotted Baseball’s Big Fix of 1919
Read entire article at BBC
‘If You Build It – He Will Come‘
This came to my attention because of Shoeless Joe Jackson who featured as a ghost in the all-time classic nostalgic baseball film Field of Dreams. He was recognised for his association with the Black Sox Scandal, in which members of the 1919 Chicago White Sox participated in a conspiracy to fix the World Series. He was banned from playing in the 2020 season despite his exceptional play in the 1919 World Series setting a record with 12 base hits.
So it goes without saying this article tickled my fancy from BBC about the scandal. And believe you me, few do from the super-woke BBC press these days.
‘On the night before the opening game of baseball’s 1919 World Series, 46-year-old sportswriter Hugh Fullerton was worried. He suspected the series was going to be rigged.
The Cincinnati Reds were hosting the Chicago White Sox, and Fullerton was staying in the same hotel as legendary former pitcher Christy Mathewson. They talked about how they might be able to tell if a game was being fixed.’ (Read full article here)