All Blog Posts Tagged 'HBO' (3)

The Problem With "The Leftovers"

When we think of irrational behavior, we naturally think of human beings first, of their ability to act based on belief rather than fact, to operate without regard to their own wellbeing or that of others they are charged with caring for or some other related behavioral anomaly.  However, what if there were an irrationality in the laws of physics and of nature, which allowed two percent of the world’s population to suddenly vanish, with the speed of throwing a light switch?  Babies from…

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Added by Loren Miller on June 30, 2014 at 9:14am — 15 Comments

Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God

I have just finished watching a wonderfully done yet singularly disturbing piece: the HBO documentary Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God.  In it, writer/director Alex Gibney exposes the depravity of the catholic church regarding sexual child abuse by priests, particularly but not exclusively in its defense of one Father Lawrence Murphy, who had a two-decade history of such abuse at the St. John’s School for Deaf Children near Milwaukee, Wisconsin.



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Added by Loren Miller on February 5, 2013 at 7:00am — 35 Comments

McDonalds, Hot Coffee … and You

So, you think you know the story about the woman who went to McDonalds for coffee, spilled it on herself and sued, eh?  Sure, you heard about it, maybe you even saw the parody on an episode of Seinfeld, but I’ll bet you a cup of coffee that you have no idea of the whole story.

 

Indeed, I’ll bet you didn’t know that:

 

  • That coffee wasn’t just hot, it was scalding.  McDonalds mandated temperature spec for its coffee at that time was between 180 and 190…
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Added by Loren Miller on June 28, 2011 at 6:46am — 9 Comments

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