The good talk is here. The title is "Idealism and the 'Real' World," and it offers a fun alternative to either giving up on humanity and watching My Super Sweet 16 or weeping in frustration every time someone doesn't recycle a can.
African American: In 1988 Jesse Jackson encouraged people to adopt this term over the then-used “black.” As he saw it, the words acknowledged black America’s ties to Africa. “African American,” says Hill, is now “used more by non-African-American people, who cling to it because they are unsure what word to use.” Sen says, “African American” is favored by “highly educated people who are not black. Whether one uses ‘black’ or ‘African American’ indicates how strong your social relations are with those communities.” And Chris Raab, founder of Afro-Netizen, says, “People who are politically correct chose to use African American, but I don’t recall any mass of black folks demanding the use of African American.”
Clint Eastwood directs a film about an old gem thief who secretly witnesses a lethal dose of executive orders. He's got the president by the jewels, but will he be able to make it out alive when the president exercises Absolute Power?
Comedy is pure: if the audience laughs, it works; if it doesn't laugh, it doesn't work. End of discussion. That's why critics hate comedy; there's nothing to say.Other stuff: