Just a few links today. My anxiety has been playing up the last few days, so I’ve not had a chance to get much written…
This sums up a lot of the problems I’ve had with films recently — Guardians of the Galaxy, the Star Trek reboots… basically every geek film of the last few years.
Who stole the four-hour workday?
PSA prostate cancer screening is worse than useless
Alix Mortimer on the use and misuse of the sharing hunter-gatherers/hoarding farmers idea
The government breaks up British families
Nick Barlow wants to know who counts as a “family” to David Cameron
Lord Bonkers on the inflatable Julian Huppert
And Scott Alexander on depression, people feeling like burdens, and what that should mean for society.
I couldn’t agree more about The Hobbit movies. I loved Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy of movies, but he misread The Hobbit from the get-go and discarded all the character depth for chase scenes and extended battle sequences. It’s not The Hobbit. It’s a big dumb movie(s).