Thursday, December 17, 2015

Awakening the Force

Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens tonight. Lots of people are excited as they've been waiting for years for a new episode in the franchise that has defined moving going for generations.

I'm not one of those people, but this isn't about me. It's about the people who have had this date circled on their calendar since the date was announced, or more likely, have had the date plugged in their phone as no one hangs calendars anymore.

For people this excited about the movie, my guess is they're going to like it no matter what. And that's cool. While critics have so far been positive about The Force Awakens, they were also positive about The Phantom Menace when it first came out too. So the movie may be great, it may not be so great, but that's not what's important. What is important, however, is that people who enjoy the movie enjoy it without worrying about if it was a "good" movie or not.

Today's links: 

Can Kentucky's New Governor Undo Obamacare?

Short version: Campaigning against something is easy. Actually undoing that thing is hard.

Why is the NFL's most infamous quack still involved in its concussion program?

Or, why you shouldn't believe the NFL when they say they're getting serious about brain injuries.

 Concussion, Inc.: The big business of treating brain injuries

More awareness of concussions is a good thing, but untrained or unqualified people treating concussions can do a lot of harm.

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