PHOTOS: The Edmonton Journal Building at 101st Street and MacDonald Drive in downtown Edmonton. It remains to be seen who will be Upstairs, and who will be Downstairs, when the staff of the Sun joins the staff of the Journal at the same address in the fall. Below: Journal Editor-in-Chief Margo Goodhand, Postmedia President and […]
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It’s There are companies like Lockheed Martin making autonomous killing robots, and there are companies like Google making self-driving cars (which kill people by accident or poor design). At least cars don’t tend to kill on purpose, and the Google self-driving car hasn’t had a deadly accident (or one it caused, of any kind). So, what’s worse? Intentionally creating machines that can destroy humans, or accidentally doing it? Let’s aim at neither.
@dylangallagher People should be worried. I say this as a Computer Science trained person, and a cyborg.
— John Klein (@JohnKleinRegina) July 27, 2015
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So, finding ourselves with a rare childless evening, Erin and I rented Ex Machina yesterday. This is a story about an uber-genius software billionaire having invented AI (played by Alicia Vikander) bringing aboard this brilliant computer coder to perform a…
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This is related to yesterday’s post, which you can read right here. One of the best parts of being a parent is that we get to relive a bit of our childhood and not look like a crazy person while we do it. If our kids are around we can play hopscotch, jump rope, go […]
(Collects Son of Hulk #s 13-17)
Earlier this year my daughter noticed me reading World War Hulk: Frontline and, knowing that I was interested in the Hulk character but finding it hard to get into that particular book, went looking for another one for me for Father’s Day. The result of that search was Son of Hulk, Dark Son Rising.
She didn’t know, of course, that Hulk himself would not appear in these pages, but that was okay. I was more hesitant for the fact that it began with #13 in the Son of Hulk series. If I complained that Frontline was difficult to get into as a casual fan, surely staring at #13 wasn’t going to me much easier.
That turns out not to have been much of a problem. Apparently issues #1-12 focused on one of Hulk’s son’s, Skaar, while the 13th marked the beginning focus on Skaar’s twin brother, Hiro-Kala, so I didn’t feel that I missed too much back story to understand this one on its own.
But it did have other problems for me. Hiro-Kala is a violent young man. Perhaps even crazy violent. He’s hellbent on killing Galactus for having destroyed his home planet, and part of his mysterious plan for revenge involves destroying another planet, poisoning it, before Galactus consumes it. That planet’s inhabitants be damned.
No, Hiro-Kala isn’t a likeable character. He may also be a bit on the crazy side, thinking he’s a god—though he does get godlike powers, so maybe not completely crazy. I’m a little unclear about that stuff. He seems to have mastered control over something called the Old Power, which sounds a bit like the Force from Star Wars, and… well, anyway, it’s strange and as I say, I didn’t really understand it all.
I was also put off by all the angry violence. He’s the son of Hulk, so you might wonder what I expected. Hulk’s the big green rage monster, after all. But I’m starting to realize that what I’ve liked about the Hulk is the play with Bruce Banner, Hulk’s calmer alter-ego. Banner provides balance. Hulk’s Earth pals provide balance. But when there is no Banner and when every alien character seems to have been lifted from Frank Miller’s 300, only interested in fighting and killing, it gets tiresome fast.
That said, there were some aspects I liked. I especially enjoyed the pseudo-Biblical tone of the book. As well, Guinaldo’s art, while not particularly inventive, had a scratchy, classic semi-realistic style that lent to the air of mythical importance I think Jenkins was going for. That said, there’s a bizarre amount of phallic imagery sprinkled throughout and I’m not sure what that was all about…
Leonardo Dicaprio and Tom Hardy spent a lot of time in Alberta over the last year filming The Revenant with the Oscar winning director Alejandro González Iñárritu (The Birdman). Most of this was filmed just outside of Calgary.
This movie looks really intense…and Leo looks really dirty. I don’t really approve of that aspect of the film.
I went to my very first Edmonton Folk Music Festival last year and I was blown away. It quickly ranked to the top of my Alberta music festival chart and this year’s line-up is promising more of the same!So this year, if you are planning on spending a f…
I am ready for our summer trip to PEI. I’ve got my packing list, my annotated maps and guides, my camera gear and sunscreen. What else do you really need for an awesome, epic beach vacation? Reading material, of course! My dilemma is a wealth of riches. I’m at a literary crossroads, and want to […]
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Parenting is always an adventure, no matter how old the children are, and even every day activities—like a visit to the grocery store—can lead to unexpected adventures. (Like the time I walked out of the grocery store with my children only to notice my car was being driven away by a stranger!) No matter what, though, we make the best of any crazy situation.
Whether we’re on vacation or spending a quiet night at home watching shows on Netflix, we’re having fun together making new memories. Now that my boys are older, there are more movies and television shows we can enjoy watching together, including movies that I remember loving when I was a child, like Annie and The Goonies. I was excited to see that The Goonies is playing on Netflix right now—and so were my boys, because of course, they love this movie as much as you’d expect they would. It’s a classic, after all.
My boys also love How to Train Your Dragon, and they are looking forward to watching the all-new Netflix original series Dragons: Race to the Edge. Dragons: Race to the Edge will introduce some new exciting dragons, each with its own amazing abilities. I can’t wait to snuggle up on the couch with my boys for this one!
Other shows your kids can look forward to watching on Netflix right now? Puss and Boots, Penguins of Madagascar, and National Treasure. Happy Netflix-ing!
Disclosure: I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with Netflix and as part of the Netflix Canada Stream Team. All views and opinions are my own.
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