Our final deep dive into another podcast about Cal Ripken’s Streak. In this one, we unravel the mystery of if it was worth it for Brandon to use six hours of his life to listen to this story or if it would have been better spent eating at Rofo.Continue reading “FDI Cast 132: Is Our Faith in Baseball Restored?”
No, it’s not our Doctor Who episode. It’s part 2 of Brandon’s recap of another podcast where they investigate whether Cal Ripken’s Streak is a true or a not.Continue reading “FDI Cast 131: Hey, Who Turned Out the Lights?”
A geeking on episode where we discuss another podcast about Cal and the Streak and Kevin Costner! Also, we talk about MAGFest of convention’s past.Continue reading “FDI Cast 130: Did Cal Ripken Scrap With Kevin Costner?”
In a scene in Hidden Figures that is all too familiar for Black women viewers, or really anyone from a historically marginalized group, Taraji P. Henson’s character Katherine Johnson rushes to enter the NASA control room where she has just handed off crucial calculations for astronaut John Glenn’s safe return from orbit, and has the door summarily slammed in her face. The camera lingers on Henson’s profile, as she grapples yet again with the devastating knowledge that although she may be a useful “computer” for spitting out numbers that may make missions successful and even save lives, she is still not seen as fully human in the eyes of her peers and superiors. Indeed, in Henson’s capable hands, viewers ourselves experience the physical and emotional pain of being barred from entering the halls of power for absurd reasons beyond one’s control — in this case, race and gender.
Alanis Morissette’s hit track, “All I Really Want,” features one of my all-time favorite lyrics:
And I am fascinated by the spiritual man. I am humbled by his humble nature.
So this weekend I rewatched Man of Steel which still remains one of the most polarizing comic book films to date. The film is essentially a reboot of Superman’s origins much in the spirit of Batman Begins. As Kal-El learns of his origins and his purpose, he soon becomes tasked with protecting the planet from Zod and his invading army.