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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Rachel Nichols, name of the day

  • The constructs of family...
  • Mythology
  • How we perceive crime...
  • Potential of the horror genre in a TV environment
  • What defines art..
  • Heroes and Villians (some even of the 'super' nature)
  • The New Media (Twitter, podcasts, etc...) and the future of how we get the news
  • Michael Vick
  • The constructs of family (continued)
So recently, thanks in part to a suggestion from one of you, Tori and I have begun watching Big Love, via Netflix...good old Netflix. Anyways, the point is - it's a very good show with lots of intriguing plot points exaggerated by the fact that our main protaganist has three wives. I think what makes it great is that most of the plotlines are told as if this were a perfectly typical family, but the topic of polygamy does come up for obvious reason.

So I've been thinking about polygamy because, well - that's what I do. However, I've now been able to expand this thought process into the greater context of society and it's rules. Namely - gay marriage. How is it considered reasonable in the land of the free, or in any free nation for that matter, to allow our government to define what composes a family? How is defining family as a man and a woman any different than the Chinese government only allowing a single couple a single child? And they at least have a good reason, with overpopulation a serious problem there. What are our motives of defining families?

This is a topic I will likely come back to often, but I'm busy today and at the moment, so this will have to be a topic for another day. Think about it though. Ta.

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