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Westworld

Posted on May 11, 2017

Bernard Lowe: Last question Dolores. What if I told you that you were wrong? That there are no chance encounters? That you and everyone you know were built to gratify the desires of the people who pay to visit your world? The people you call the newcomers. Bernard Lowe: What if I told you that you […]

Mailbag: Life in Trumpland

Posted on March 6, 2017

The best part about this job, other than being recognized in random bars by 50-year old financial advisors who are always good to buy me a drink (hey, you take your celebrity where you can), is the correspondence with readers. I began writing Epsilon Theory 3+ years ago from a pretty dark place, and it’s […]

American Hustle

Posted on November 17, 2016

Irving Rosenfeld:   Did you ever have to find a way to survive and you knew your choices were bad, *but* you had to survive? ― “American Hustle” (2013) Only when I wake up in the morning. Nothing but caper movie quotes today. Seems appropriate.   Doyle Lonnegan: I put it all on Lucky Dan; […]

Anthem!

Posted on October 14, 2016

Ash: You still don’t understand what you’re dealing with, do you? Perfect organism. Its structural perfection is matched only by its hostility. Lambert: You admire it. Ash: I admire its purity. A survivor … unclouded by conscience, remorse, or delusions of morality. Parker: Look, I am … I’ve heard enough of this, and I’m asking […]

Virtue Signaling, or … Why Clinton is in Trouble

Posted on September 29, 2016

Hillary Clinton would make a sober, smart and pragmatic president. Donald Trump would be a catastrophe. ― LA Times Editorial Board endorsement, September 23, 2016 Yep, gotta get me some of that pragmatism! It’s code for “typical lying politician”, and of course the LA Times knows it. After opposing driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants during […]