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  • In the wake of the Emanuel AME Church Massacre, time to ban the series 'Firefly'

    06/26/2015 3:58:17 AM PDT · by Marcus · 51 replies
    Houston TV Examiner ^ | June 26, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    In the wake of the massacre at the Emanuel AME Church, America seems to be bent on eradicating even the hint of any symbol regarding the Confederacy, from removing the Confederate battle flag from public spaces to even deleting Civil War computer games. Serious people have proposed banning “Gone With the Wind” and sanitizing “The Dukes of Hazzard.” Others have advocated blowing up the Jefferson Memorial and other monuments to famous Southerners whether they had anything to do with the Civil War or not. However, if America is serious about expunging any hint of the Confederacy, it must even ferret...
  • What Is Serenity and How Can We Grow in It?

    03/20/2015 6:52:08 AM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-19-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    What Is Serenity and How Can We Grow in It? By: Msgr. Charles PopeDuring Lent, a gift to seek is greater serenity. The word comes from the Latin serenus, meaning clear or unclouded (skies). By extension it thus means calm, without storm.Serenity has become more used in modern times with the advent of many 12-Step programs, which use the Serenity Prayer as an important help to their work.Perhaps the closest Greek word to serenity is ãáëÞíç (galene=calm) and it is used most specifically to describe the incident when Jesus stood in the boat and rebuked the storm, bringing about a great calm,...
  • Beautiful Peaceful Kittens

    03/18/2014 4:11:21 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 23 replies
    Youtube ^ | DrNworb
    Beautiful Peaceful Kittens
  • Serenity Prayer

    02/15/2014 7:58:29 PM PST · by Innovative · 39 replies
    Internet ^ | Anonymous
  • The "Saving Hillary" Express

    05/10/2013 11:12:11 PM PDT · by Patricia Campion · 86 replies
    Examiner ^ | 5/11/2013 | Patricia Campion
    On Friday, Bloomberg’s Francis Wilkinson predicted that “Benghazi will be Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Whitewater.” Considering her long history of scandals – and the litany of subsequent excuses and denials she sent spinning to absolve herself of any fault -- Examiner predicted Thursday that “Benghazi could prove to be a real "corkscrew landing" under "sniper fire" for Clinton in 2016.” “In case you have any lingering doubt about the true agenda of House Republicans” in Wednesday's Benghazi hearing, check out these numbers,” Jed Lewison fretted Thursday for the uber-liberal blog site, Daily Kos. 15: Number of times President Barack Obama was...
  • 'Firefly' rewatch: 'Bushwhacked' by rapacious space cannibals. Yes, this is Science Channel.

    03/16/2011 12:46:06 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 38 replies ^ | 3/16/11 | Jeff Jensen
    “Bushwhacked” — the third episode of Firefly’s only, abbreviated season -– contained one of the late, lamented cult classic’s most haunting moments. With his rickety smuggler’s ship about to be boarded and searched by The Alliance, Mal decided to hide fugitive siblings Simon Tam and River from the authorities by sealing them up in spacesuits and stowing them outside. Simon – skeptical that mere “Mylar and glass” could protect him from the “nothing” of space – shuddered in fear. Incapable of even peeking at the infinite star-dotted expanse at his back, the buttoned-up doctor kept his eyes focused on Serenity’s...
  • Serenity (Guaranteed to make you feel better)

  • Serenity

    09/24/2007 11:25:49 AM PDT · by safetysign · 12 replies · 258+ views
    A little something to ease your pain from all the political ads:
  • As a Man Thinketh: Serenity (Is it Possible in Today's Politics?)

    08/05/2007 6:41:39 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 20 replies · 370+ views
    As a Man Thinketh | James Allen
    SERENITY CALMNESS of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom. It is the result of long and patient effort in self-control. Its presence is an indication of ripened experience, and of a more than ordinary knowledge of the laws and operations of thought. A man becomes calm in the measure that he understands himself as a thought evolved being, for such knowledge necessitates the understanding of others as the result of thought, and as he develops a right understanding, and sees more and more clearly the internal relations of things by the action of cause and effect he...
  • Serenity (Food for Thought in This Political Season)

    06/17/2007 7:11:54 PM PDT · by Reaganesque · 4 replies · 219+ views
    As a Man Thinketh | 1902 | James Allen
    SERENITY CALMNESS of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom. It is the result of long and patient effort in self-control. Its presence is an indication of ripened experience, and of a more than ordinary knowledge of the laws and operations of thought. A man becomes calm in the measure that he understands himself as a thought evolved being, for such knowledge necessitates the understanding of others as the result of thought, and as he develops a right understanding, and sees more and more clearly the internal relations of things by the action of cause and effect he...
  • Inner Galactic Misconduct: The Astronaut is a Whack Job

    02/07/2007 1:38:00 PM PST · by Jerry Reynolds · 16 replies · 1,296+ views
    Peace and Freedom Blog ^ | February 7, 2007 | John E. Carey
    What fascinates me about mankind is how high we can soar and how low we can go. Take for instance U.S. Navy Captain and astronaut Lisa Nowak (pronounced “No Whack”). Did I hear correctly that she wore a diaper so that she didn’t have to stop during her 1,000 mile trip from Texas to Florida to kill her boyfriend’s girlfriend? How big is her gas tank? I mean, she didn’t have to stop? The adult diaper brand is called “Serenity.” This astronaut needed about 12 valium to find her serenity….. There are too many extremes in this story to innumerate....
  • Science Fiction has become a poisoned well . .

    07/27/2006 6:49:43 PM PDT · by marc costanzo · 480 replies · 12,381+ views
    7-27-06 | Marc Costanzo
    The essay below was originally written in the early Spring of 2001: With the passing away of LEXX ends an intriguing albeit tawdry experiment in Sci-fantasy. One that breaks with conventions, or should I say cliches of TV sci-fi of the 90's . The politically correct pabulum, the multicultural indoctrination, the BladeRunner motifs, and not the least; the steroid mutated superbabes that can punch the lights out of men, but never get punched back in return !? How about creating a new sci-fi anthology with none of the puerile baggage of Rod Serling, Rockne Obannon, Michael J. Stracinsky, etc .....
  • SG-1 Winks At Serenity

    03/30/2006 9:53:46 AM PST · by KevinDavis · 12 replies · 445+ views
    Sci-Fi Wire ^ | 03/30/06 | Patrick Lee
    Brad Wright, co-creator of SCI FI Channel's original series Stargate SG-1, offered SCI FI Wire a few spoilers on the show's upcoming 200th episode, which tips its hat to a much shorter-lived SF series about civil-war veterans in space. The episode will be part of the 10th season, which debuts this summer. The 200th episode will bring back the character of Martin Lloyd (Willy Garson) and his fictional TV show Wormhole X-treme, which was the subject of the 100th episode, "Wormhole X-treme," and is a parody of SG-1 itself. "The 200th, ... as we've all put our heads together on...
  • Will Firefly Season Two Fly?

    01/31/2006 6:59:00 PM PST · by KevinDavis · 65 replies · 2,305+ views ^ | 01/27/06
    A spokesman for Joss Whedon, creator of Firefly and its spinoff movie, Serenity, told SCI FI Wire that Whedon hasn't heard of Ace Underhill, an entrepreneur who said he is trying to acquire the rights to the SF TV franchise for purposes of mounting a second season to be distributed in alternative media. "Joss doesn't really know anything about that guy, and I don't really think he has a comment," Whedon's spokesman said in response to questions about Underhill's efforts. For his part, Underhill told SCI FI Wire that he has contacted Whedon's representatives about starting up a new season...
  • The Firefly Season 2 Project

    01/26/2006 6:02:25 PM PST · by KevinDavis · 26 replies · 640+ views ^ | 01/26/06 | Kevin Davis
    Captain Mal and the crew of Serenity need your help to stay flying. We are looking to push the envelope of episodic television by offering Season Two of Firefly in a groundbreaking new format. Each episode (or the entire season) would be made available for purchase in Standard or Hi-Definition. It's possible that subscribers may choose one of three playback options; monthly DVD deliveries, TV On-Demand using your cable or satellite provider, or computer viewing via Streaming Download. It's also possible that a box set of DVD's would be available at the end of the season. In order for our...
  • Serenity Might Fly Again?

    01/10/2006 5:59:13 PM PST · by KevinDavis · 29 replies · 807+ views
    Sci Fi Wire ^ | 01/10/06
    Loni Peristere, visual-effects supervisor for the SF movie Serenity, told SCI FI Wire that there's hope for future flights of the cast and crew of the movie, which just came out on DVD. Director Joss Whedon—who also created the canceled Fox TV show Firefly, on which the movie is based—expected that the movie might draw the low numbers it did in its theatrical release, Peristere said in an interview. But he added that the movie's sales on DVD, which came out on Dec. 20, are running neck-and-neck with the hit comedy Wedding Crashers, which bodes well for a possible Serenity...
  • Firefly F/X Led To Galactica

    01/09/2006 3:47:37 PM PST · by KevinDavis · 127 replies · 2,134+ views
    Sci Fi Wire ^ | 01/09/06
    Loni Peristere, visual-effects supervisor on the SF movie Serenity, told SCI FI Wire that the movie's computer-generated visual effects mimicked hand-held camera moves and realistic lens effects, which also directly influenced the F/X on SCI FI Channel's original series Battlestar Galactica. When Galactica creator Ronald D. Moore and visual-effects supervisor Gary Hutzel saw the visual effects that had been pioneered for director Joss Whedon and Serenity's predecessor TV show, Firefly, they came to Peristere. They told him "that's the way it should be photographed, and please bring those rules to Galactica," Peristere said in an interview. "That is the way...
  • Serenity: The Conservative Spaceship?

    12/20/2005 4:20:28 PM PST · by SelectiveJNJ · 20 replies · 449+ views
    Serenity: The Conservative Spaceship? I watch the sci-fi movie Serenity today and I would have to say that the underlining theme of the movie was very conservative (or at least libertarian). I was just wondering if anyone else felt the same way while watching the movie Serenity? I know it is also a tv show but I have only seen it once.
  • Exclusive Serenity Clip Posted

    12/15/2005 5:33:59 PM PST · by KevinDavis · 8 replies · 248+ views ^ | 12/15/05
    SCI FI Wire has obtained an exclusive preview of an extended scene from the upcoming DVD release of Joss Whedon's SF space western movie Serenity, which has been linked through the Trailers page. The scene features a bit more of Shepherd Book (Ron Glass). It's one of the features on the the upcoming DVD, which also includes commentary from writer/director Whedon; other deleted scenes and outtakes; the featurettes Future History: The Story of Earth That Was, What's in a Firefly and Re-Lighting the Firefly; an introduction by Whedon; and more. The DVD streets on Dec. 20. The Serenity DVD is...
  • Request to have HBO or Showtime adopt and continue the Firefly television series

    11/16/2005 8:24:36 PM PST · by KevinDavis · 39 replies · 713+ views
    Petition Spot ^ | 11/16/05
    WHAT DOES A PREMIUM CABLE NETWORK SUCH AS HBO OR SHOWTIME HAVE TO GAIN BY ADOPTING FIREFLY? There have been around 600,000 dvds of the Firefly dvd series sold to date in the US at a retail price of $50 a set. Assuming that a sixth of them already subscribe to the premium cable networks, that still leaves around a half a million people that would gladly subscribe to whichever premium network decides to revive firefly for a price cheaper per episode than what they paid for the dvd. When you consider how many of those 600,000 dvds were borrowed...
  • **** Official Friday Silliness Thread ****

    09/30/2005 5:46:55 AM PDT · by BJClinton · 1,052 replies · 18,167+ views
    Our "Clever" Minds ^ | 09/30/2005 | That's Arthur
    Yeah! This was a brutal week. 33% of my office was out on paternity leave (okay, so there's only 3 of us). K, leave all seriousness aside and get silly. And if you blew it all on Wednesday, pffft! As Rita approached,all of East Texas boarded up in preperation. Here's a pic from College Station of the efforts... If you've been living in a cave in Afghanistan for the last week you may have missed this:
  • The Official Serenity Thread

    09/29/2005 5:18:15 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 112 replies · 3,476+ views
    This will be the official thread for all Serenity/Firefly related info,reviews and pictures...
  • Bloggers Review Serenity

    09/29/2005 5:09:39 PM PDT · by WillRain · 40 replies · 712+ views
    The Captain's Quarters ^ | 9/29 | Captain Ed
    Movie Review: Serenity The distribution partners for the new film Serenity, the sequel to the short-lived television series Firefly, have decided to embrace the blogosphere in order to promote its movie. They asked bloggers to set up pre-release screenings across America (or to attend previously scheduled screenings) for free as long as the bloggers agreed to write about the film on their blogs. They did not demand or even suggest that the blog reviews be positive or encouraging, just to write something. One might assume that Universal might have taken this approach for one of two reasons. The first motive...
  • Tivo, Dvr, and Vcr Special on Sci-Fi.. Firefly Marathon and Behind the Scenes of the movie Serenity!

    09/26/2005 3:31:12 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 43 replies · 747+ views
    09/26/05 | Kevin Davis
    There is a Firefly tomorrow starting at 12/11 . Also at 10/9 there is a behind the scenes of the movie Serenity....
  • Tonight's Sci-Fi Listing (09/09/05)

    09/09/2005 6:26:23 AM PDT · by KevinDavis · 99 replies · 1,428+ views
    09/09/05 | Kevin Davis
    Tongiht's Sci-Fi Listing for 09/09/05: 7/6 - Firefly: Showing repeats of Firefly and previews for the movie Serenity.. 8/7 - Stargate SG1: New Episode... The team encounters a group of legendary Jaffa warriors. 9/8 - Stargate Atlantis: Col Sheppard is turning into a Wraith... Basically more about the Wraith is being shown in this weeks episode. 10/9 - Battlestar Galatica: A reporter goes behind the scenes. Basically a moral booster trying to show the military in a good light after the coup..
  • Tonight's Sci-Fi Listing (09/02/05)

    09/02/2005 5:08:24 AM PDT · by KevinDavis · 31 replies · 892+ views
    09/02/05 | Kevin Davis
    Tonight's Sci-Fi Listing: 7/6 - Firefly 8/7 - Stargate Sg1 marathon.. Basically a marathon showing past episodes of Sg1.. Last weeks episode was good. So far I'm impressed the way BB is handling his role.
  • I just watched the best television show ever made (vanity)

    08/28/2005 4:04:00 PM PDT · by wingnutx · 34 replies · 706+ views
    8/28/05 | me
    Having completely missed this one when it was actually being broadcast, I decided to give the boxed set a shot. "Firefly" is easily the best science fiction show that I have ever seen. The writing and acting were superb. I think a lot of the themes in this show would be dear to the hearts of a lot of freepers. Freedom, honor, self-reliance.
  • Tonight's Sci-Fi Listing (08/19/05)

    08/19/2005 5:01:15 AM PDT · by KevinDavis · 64 replies · 783+ views
    08/19/05 | Kevin Davis
    Here is tonight's sci-fi listing: 7/6 - Firefly. Again the sci-fi channel showing repeats of Firefly and showing previews of the movie Serentiy.. 8/7 - Stargate SG1. Samatha Carter Returns!!!!!! Woo Hoo!!!! Last weeks episode was awesome. The priors are mean and can we really stop them? Also the Ori religion is very similar to a certain religion that we know.. If you get my meaning.... 9/8 - Stargate Atlantis. The team finds a new powersource that threatens Atlantis. Last weeks episode was good.. The lesson was never deal with the Devil... 10/9 - Battlestar Galatica. They return to Kobol...
  • Tonight's Sci-Fi Listing - 07/29/05

    07/29/2005 4:31:55 AM PDT · by KevinDavis · 26 replies · 494+ views
    07/29/05 | Kevin Davis
    Tonight on Sci - Fi: 7/6 - Firefly: Showing the new trailer for the movie Serentiy. 8/7 - Stargate SG1: Finally get to see the new bad guys. The Ori... So far SG1 seems renewed with the addition of Ben Browder.. So far it is good.. 9/8 - Stargate Atlantis: The new character Ronnon Dex is introduced. Last weeks episode was ok.. It was funny seeing the Asgard swear, but I hope they don't make the Asgard to funny. 10/9 - Battlestar Galatica: Colonel Tigh declares martial law.. We are going to see why is not capable of running a...
  • New Serenity Trailer!! (Firefly Movie)

    07/27/2005 8:40:17 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 13 replies · 723+ views
    Well there is a new Serenity trailer out!! The link is
  • The Browncoats Rise Again (Firefly and the Serenity movie)

    06/25/2005 11:56:11 AM PDT · by Question_Assumptions · 21 replies · 848+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 06/24/2005 | M.E. Russel
    Portland, May 26, 10:00 p.m."HI, MY NAME IS JOSS WHEDON. Before we begin the special screening, I have a little story I want to tell you. It's about a TV show called Firefly." I'm sitting in a movie theater in Portland and along with 200 other fans, I'm staring at a 20-foot-tall projection of the bleary, peanut-shaped head of Joss Whedon--creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer; he's snarkily introducing Serenity--the partially-completed film we're about to watch. We're paying to see this unfinished movie four months before its release date. It's the second of three rounds of sold-out sneak-preview screenings, scheduled...
  • ATTENTION FIREFLY FANS -- Trailer for "Serenity" is up

    04/26/2005 1:19:53 PM PDT · by Brian Mosely · 28 replies · 823+ views
    Many of us Sci-Fi fans have been waiting on this one. Universal bumped the release date to September due to "The Interpreter" being released this past weekend. But the trailer is now online and may be shown with "Hitchhikers Guide" this Friday. Enjoy!
  • Lovely Laura Bush - photos

    09/30/2003 4:25:24 PM PDT · by ohioWfan · 144 replies · 2,818+ views | 9/30/03 | ohioWfan
    Since our lovely First Lady is traveling in Europe, and many photos are being taken of her, I thought I'd take up rintense's suggestion and post a thread with a sampling of some of them.She's been to Paris and Moscow, and has been kissed by an ugly frog while her handsome prince was left at home. Quite an adventure for a lady from Midland, Texas......Feel free to add to these, if you wish!