Body Positivity Is Nice, But…

At the end of the day, being overweight is unhealthy. Full, stop. There simply is no way around it. From joints to organs, fat makes you unhealthy.

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The Grigori were the watchers, those who were awake, set to guard humanity. eGrigori is a personal blog, watching culture, society, media, and politics.

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More On Jussie Smollett

More On Jussie Smollett

Quick note - spell check knows his last name. That says something. Anyway, breaking this morning is that Mr. Smollett not only paid friends to stage an attack, but also sent the 'suspicious letter' the week before. The letter is going to be the main problem, as it is...

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Forgiveness

Forgiveness

When do sins 'fall off'? This has become a topic of discussion in American politics, with the revelation that the Governor of Virginia, Ralph Northam, appears in either blackface or KKK robes in his college yearbook; the Lt. Governor, Justin Fairfax, stands accused of...

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The Jussie Smollett Saga

The Jussie Smollett Saga

2AM January 29th. Chicago, IL. It is about 6 degrees out. Possibly cooler based on location (the official readings are taken about 15 miles NW of where this story begins). According to Jussie Smollett, who is on the show 'Empire' on Fox (which I have never watched nor...

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The Erasure of Monica Rambeau

The Erasure of Monica Rambeau

Who? Monica Rambeau, the second Captain Marvel, after the death of the Kree Captain Mar-Vell in 1982. Monica took on the name from 1982 to 1996. After her came Genis-Vell (original's son), Phyla-Vell (daughter), Khn'nr (Skrull), Noh-Varr (for like one storyline), then...

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Rushing To Condemn

Rushing To Condemn

I stayed off Twitter on Sunday. Less as an intentional action, and more as I just didn't check it because I didn't think about it. So this morning, when I saw the counter of unread posts, I knew one of two things had happened - either William Shatner (@williamshatner)...

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It’s Not Fandom That’s Toxic

It’s Not Fandom That’s Toxic

There has been a lot of pixels spent explaining to all and sundry that geek culture, such as it is, is 'toxic'. Or that elements of it are. And this is often accompanied with a certain level of finger pointing, self-flagellation, and promises to be better. I even...

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Shutdown Theater

Shutdown Theater

Without going into causes, the government shutdown has been a fascinating example of why we need to reform the system, possibly by firing with prejudice everyone in the current system. First, if the essential functions of government can continue with around 380,000...

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Brands And Social Commentary

Brands And Social Commentary

When is publicity bad for a brand? Despite the old saw of their being no such thing as bad press, there is indeed such a thing, and knowing how to avoid it is increasingly paramount in today’s hot-take-driven media landscape. But Gillette is discovering, as others...

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Anger Derails Progress

Anger Derails Progress

Once upon a time, not so long ago, things seemed to be moving the 'right' direction. We were ending discrimination as a society, people were raised, exposed to, and expected to see the person not the wrapper. It seemed, to me at least, that we were finally working on...

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Some Movie Reviews

Some Movie Reviews

I have watched a bunch of movies in the past weeks, and because I can, here are some thoughts on them. Baywatch So, yeah. This happened. It is interesting that Dwayne Johnson is bigger as he gets older. See 'The Rundown' or 'Race to Witch Mountain' to see what I mean....

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