Saturday, November 22, 2008

Hatched wins 7C's Film Festival People's Choice Award

Apart from offering some editing notes very late in post-production, I really had nothing to do with Hatched... nevertheless, I can't help but feel a small gulp of pride hearing that Hatched won the 7Cs Film Festival in Roseville last week. One of my business partners directed Hatched, so I like to give credit when it's due. Hatched had serious competition from Team Room, a film so good that at first I thought it had been made in Hollywood.

Well done, Josh!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Bad news for the Yes on 8 voters

I had another epiphany a few days ago about gay marriage, and it's extremely bad news for anyone against gay marriage in America...

A gay marriage ban is inherently discriminatory and—because the American constitution is based on total equality—gay marriage bans will eventually be ruled unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court. It's just a question of when.

Maybe it won't happen with the current Supreme Court, but it will happen. It has to.

So, bad news for everyone who voted "Yes" on Prop 8 this year: like all the male chauvinists who lost when women were granted suffrage, and like all the racists who lost when blacks were granted civil rights, you're also going to lose on this issue. Why? Because you can't stop progress. Some traditions become extinct because they ought to become extinct, and this is one tradition which deserves to die.

What drives me crazy about the Yes on 8 crowd is their oft-heralded refrain, the so-called "activist" judges. I have no tolerance for that nonsense—judges are lawyers who've been through law school, who preside over countless cases to rule fairly, and are best prepared to interpret what equality and fairness means in our constitution. If a judge deems a practice unfair, and an appeals judge agrees with him, it's time to STFU and move on.

On a side note, I continue to be amazed how some Christians, normally a group promoting equality and goodness towards all, are on the wrong side of history about this issue. Then again, Christians did start the crusades, among other perversions of the Christian teachings. I wonder if a Christian sect ever rationalized slavery due to the rules set up for it in the Bible (Exodus 21:7)?

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

The Zombie Apocalypse is Nigh!

If you like first person shooters, zombie, co-op play, and a fast lane to a new pacemaker, you've got to check out Left 4 Dead on Steam: