Open Thread for November 18, 2011
This is just a Thread, standing Open in the back of the room, asking you for comments. Movie news! If you’re reading this camped out in line for the first part of the last part of the Twilight series, bundle … Continued
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The Odds are Never in Your Favor: Pareto Efficiency in The Hunger Games
Keeping people poor makes them easier to control. Controlling people makes it easier to keep them poor.
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Episode 173: Triumph the Insult Comic Dog of The Will
The Overthinkers tackle listener feedback from Poland, Texas, and Georgia. The former SSR, not the state.
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Overthunk: The Hunger Games’ Challenge to Children’s Literature
Suzanne Collins’ magnificent YA series The Hunger Games is set in a post-apocalyptic future where a single massive city, called simply “the Capitol,” maintains its luxurious splendor by subjugating the residents of twelve favelas/client-states called “Districts,” each devoted to a … Continued
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Open Thread for May 6, 2011
Many Open Threads upon you, and the rest of the comments to the days to come. What goes on? The biggest news is the release of Marvel’s summer blockbuster Thor. Additional casting has been announced for the Hunger Games adaptation, … Continued
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