Posts Tagged ‘language’

The Remi Review Episode 17 – Copyright

August 28, 2012

Copyright law – everything to do with free speech, nothing to do with protecting art and artists. Its the monetization of speech and ideas. Also this time: Licks Nature Burgers, Kim Dotcom and Megaupload, Sam Ting, Ian Martin. This one came out on Tuesday- This is still a weekend show if you’re into really big weekends. Nothing but problems getting this one to render…Also featuring some errors i can’t be bother to go back and fix including a misplaced bit about GMOs and improper use of the word: “Through” for “Threw”…

The Remi Review Episode 3

May 21, 2012

Longest episode yet, a whole half hour! -if you can handle that much! 12hrs to do first render. 3 hours to export, 2 hours to upload, 2 hours for youtube to process it…This one had my mactop almost smoking, with need for several cool downs. Pet the cat, get a drink, back to editing. Other technical problems this time, hmmm. Spelled ‘develop’ wrong. Forgot colour correction on the far camera. Thanks to James and everyone else!….oh and the contest over when the show will stop showing. Will be updated to state that this is a weekend show filmed on Fridayish. Thanks for watching!

“Merry Christmas”

December 24, 2009

Yes, I said it. I’m not encouraging worship of Jesus. Nor am I trying to offend anyone. Its just a greeting, relax. “Happy holidays” and “xmas” are great, and if you find Christmas offensive please feel free to use these alternatives. . . .but why do you find “Merry Christmas” offensive? (more…)

How To Win Arguments When You’re Wrong.

November 15, 2009


We’ve all been there (except me). You know you’re wrong, but you’ll argue to the death that you’re right. Maybe its a monetary bias, you’re personally involved, or maybe you’ve previously said something in error and now you don’t want to flip flop. . . . ..Maybe you just like to screw with people. . . .Whatever your twisted motivation, this is how you win arguments when you are wrong. (more…)

Value

April 24, 2009


Does the value of a thing determine its price? Valuable things do often carry a high price. Does the price of a thing determine the value? Expensive things are often quite valuable. Are the value and price essentially the same thing? Does the bear shit in the woods? If the dog hadn’t stopped to piss he would have caught the rabbit. (more…)

Peacekeeping

March 17, 2009


You can’t invade a foreign country, overthrow the government and term it as ‘peacekeeping’- its ridiculous. (more…)

“Grassroots”

November 29, 2008

Another term falling victim to language manipulation in the interest of political gain. Examine the metaphor. Many roots of blades of grass growing together upward, becoming a lawn (more…)