Aqua Buddha

November 18, 2010 / 0 comments

Rand Paul, Libertarian candidate for Kentucky’s seat in the US Senate and son of former presidential candidate Ron Paul, is set to take office January 2011 to replace¬†Jim Bunning. During the election campaign, an article in GQ magazine “revealed” that while an undergraduate at Baylor (the world’s largest Baptist university)¬†he was a member of a…

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Slayage

August 21, 2009 / 0 comments

I came across “Slayage: The Online International Journal of Buffy Studies” today. It’s difficult to look at any neo pagan online community without finding frequent references to Joss Whedon’s television series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” One of the most often used quotes about wicca, for example, is this exchange between the characters Willow and Buffy…

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Earth2 and The Gaia Hypothesis

May 21, 2009 / 0 comments

Karla Tonella has constructed an online document where she is looking at Earth2, an NBC television series from the 1990s. “Set 200 years in the future when the depleted Earth(1) is mostly uninhabitable, this series turns us back on ourselves to reconsider our relationship to our own planet, indigenous peoples and other species. While post-colonial…

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Infinite moments in cable.

June 30, 2008 / 0 comments

I want to watch A&E’s remake of Andromeda Strain… However, the digital cable god won’t give it to me. Why is this? I keep thinking it’s somehow related to the rain. Is this the moment when technology becomes a part of our religious environment? When we suspect it is affected by numinous forces like weather…

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