Travis Fischer

03/24/2015 - 11:00am
Culture wars: Round 2      I figured I’d be writing on this subject again, but I didn’t expect it would be so soon.      Last week I noted the hypocrisy of two groups of so-called “Ghostbusters” fans upset that the franchise wouldn’t be catered exclusively to them. It was good for a laugh because, for all their complaining,...
02/24/2015 - 12:01pm
Alien autopsy     Two months ago, filmmaker Neill Blomkamp, who directed “District 9” and the upcoming “Chappie,” posted some pictures to his Instagram account that showed off some concept art for a potential movie in the “Alien” franchise he had been working on in his downtime.   ...
02/17/2015 - 12:12pm
The End Of Daily         It’s official. We are losing the most trusted newsman of this generation.      Also, Brian Williams has been suspended from NBC.      In an oddly timed juxtaposition, William’s six-month suspension coincides with Jon Stewart’s...
02/10/2015 - 3:41pm
The sight of a law enforcement officer always raises curiosity. When you see one driving around, generally two thoughts will cross your mind. First, “Am I speeding?” Second, “I wonder where they’re going? They must be on their way to something exciting!” In reality, the opposite is probably true. That law enforcement...
02/10/2015 - 11:57am
Truth, Justice, and the American Media        People can be distrustful of the media.      I don’t blame them. Agenda-driven media has become the rule, rather than the exception. Sensationalism is more profitable than context and objectivity is a unicorn that some outlets don’t even pretend...
02/03/2015 - 1:26pm
Broadband Redefined   As of last Thursday, you may no longer have broadband Internet service.      Don’t worry, your service hasn’t changed. Instead, the FCC has increased the standard of what can be defined as “broadband” speeds. Previously set at 4 megabits per second (Mbps) download and 1Mbps...
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