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Right Wing’s Michael Moore – Fracknation

​The right wing’s answer to Michael Moore is here. 

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“Now here is a man who has adopted the persona and mindset of a free-thinking rebel and turned it on itself. The Rebel Conservative! That is deviant brilliance. What a Machiavellian poser.” – A quote from the 1992 political mockumentary “Bob Roberts”, which rang through my mind while watching the pro-oil, anti-environmentalist documentary Fracknation.

Roberts; a right wing Woody Guthrie and Fracknation share a similar mindset, as they both tend to treat whomever disagrees with them, as freedom hating left wing elitists, standing in the way of progress. Fracknation filmmaker Phelim McAleer even going so far as to state that he believes the anti-fracking movement is being funded by the Ruskies, in a slick attempt to remain big players in the oil game. The film seems to be the latest odd chapter in an a conservative playbook, which for some reason includes a revival of the Cold War tensions with the Old Red Nemesis of the Great Bald Eagle.

“We want to get a bit of balance in the debate — give a voice to farmers and rural poor whose voices are never heard above urban elites and Hollywood celebrities.” McAleer is quoted as saying without a hint of irony. As his film was picked up and shown on AXS.tv. A channel launched by NBA Dallas Mavericks multi-millionaire owner Mark Cuban, omnipresent television shill Ryan Seacrest, and arguably the two most powerful agencies in entertainment, CAA and AEG.

Fracnation’s debut served as a rebuttal to “Gasland;” the 2010 documentary, which exposed many of the dangers involved when forty thousand gallons– made of six hundred mostly non biodegradable chemicals, and anywhere between one to eight million gallons of water– are pressure injected into the Earth. This process fractures deeply embedded shale rock, in the hopes that natural gas will spew forth.

“Of course the timing is relevant. We want people talking and using #AXSTV when they watch and discuss it.” says Cuban. Who refers to the film as an “OpEdocumentary.” With Fracknation making lucid claims such as “shale gas is a gift from god,” and coming to the rational conclusion that scarring our landscape will help “maintain the natural beauty of the area”… it’s obvious that only a godless Commie would disagree.

Meanwhile, as Fracknation “fights evil Hollywood” by becoming evil Hollywood, we are stuck with the chore of digging through the charred ruins of rational debate and warped information.

by Bryan Morrel

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Star Wars™ Pinball: Star Wars Rebels™

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Zen Studios has concocted a ruse of amusement, it’s a trap—of fun. Star Wars™ Pinball: Star Wars Rebels™, established by the critically acclaimed animated TV show on Disney XD, Star Wars Rebels™, releases endorphins chock full of nostalgia and bliss. With all of the Star Wars talk going on as of late, it’s nice to get in your daily need of pew pew! Stormtroopers assemble and try to take down the hero of Lothal, the whole mission thing is a bit nuts. This pinball table goes to a galaxy far far away by delving into an age that has yet to be traversed by the films. Zen studios gets the balance of the force just right, do not try to get this table, do it.

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Pinball FX-2 Avengers: Age of Ultron

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Zen Studios does it again with Pinball FX2 – Marvel Avenger’s: Age of Ultron. This table is available on PC, Xbox One, and Playstation 4. Avengers Assemble! Age of Ultron quenches a thirst for adventure you didn’t know you had. Players assist Iron Man in finishing his most aspiring venture to date. The profound and climactic soundtrack will rip you out of the comfort of your chair and into the Age of Ultron. Enjoy this audacious addition to the Avenger’s universe, Thor’s might is on your side. The Incredible Hulk, Hawkeye, and Black Widow make a gargantuan attempt at arresting the nefarious Ultron. Pull yourself together and check out this game, you can’t afford more mistakes. The god of thunder favors you.

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Shaking the Habitual, The Knife | Album Review

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By The Knife

Shaking the Habitual is something every person needs more of in life. Stepping outside of boundaries and entering a new experience can have a confounding effect on the senses. Rhythm and movement resonate from the deepest depths of the soul and project outward in an array of vibrancy. 

What starts off like a indigenous ceremony quickly changes to a post apocalyptic nuclear wasteland by the third track, “A Cherry on Top.” Then, finding semblance in a 19 minute interlude, “Old Dreams Waiting to Be Realized,” the brother-and-sister duo reemerge in ritualistic fashion with the deep bass line of “Raging Lung”. Ending with an unsettling aptitude, Fracking Fluid Injection precedes the final track, Ready to Lose; providing insight to a larger contextual effect this album has in a world seeming “Full of Fire.” 

Although difficult to fully embody the composition of electronic and aboriginal noise heard in The Knife’s new album, Shaking the Habitual, any movement to the music is sure to conjure emotion. At times, the May release represents a more archetypal sound in the art of music. 

Tying together components of old and new, the Swedish duo creates a spellbinding effect with the first track, A Tooth For an Eye. Amalgamating dominant instrumentations, subtle synth lines and underlying vocals, A Tooth For and Eye entices the listener with something seldom projected over the airwaves. 

Coming off a seven year hiatus, the duo can predominate with an electronic influence, but, ultimately the seamless transition across a spectrum of sound grasps the ear. Delivered in its entirety, the lasting impression might leave one feeling like a participant of a seance.

— Rob Donovan

 

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