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Archive: November 2012

2012-11-18 :: Jordan // Movies
Pirates of the Imagination

I just get such a kick out of the Pirates trilogy (the Gore Verbinski movies; not the fool’s-gold fourth entry that I won’t even see). It’s such an aesthetic triumph; it’s such delightfully arty populism. I love how the writers “reverse engineered a trilogy” by finding inconsequential, throwaway elements in the first movie (Captain Jack […]

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2012-11-09 :: Jordan // Politics
The Makers and the Takers

If only one good thing comes out of the rhetorical cacophony surrounding this year’s election results, I hope it’s this: can we please, as a nation and as a society, reverse the inverted positions of “provider” and “taker” in our political language? Former Nixon economic adviser Herb Stein first used the term “supply side” in […]

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2012-11-05 :: Jordan // commissions
Seated Man

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2012-11-05 :: Jordan // commissions
Encore Hands

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In 1965, during the planning stages of Star Trek, creator Gene Roddenberry was concerned about how to portray planetary exploration on his new show — not because of the (projected) limited resources of space travel, but because of the (very real) limited resources of television. Would Roddenberry’s spacefarers actually need to┬áland their “Starship Enterprise” every […]

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