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About Thomas Mets

I’m a comic book fan, wannabe writer, politics buff and New Yorker. I don’t actually follow baseball. In the Estonian language, “Mets” simply means forest, or lousy sports team. Currently, I’m writing a few comic books about my grandparents’ experiences in Soviet Estonia for Grayhaven comics. You can email me at mistermets@gmail.com

Movies Watched in 2018 Part 4

This is a continuation of notes on films I saw this year, following Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3. I set myself a challenge of watching ten films per decade (counting the silent era as one decade) allowing for recent additions with additional … Continue reading

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On Virtue Signalling

I had an argument on politics where the phrase “virtue signalling” popped up. I realized that the other guy and I were coming at the topic from different angles. He focused on people who were insincere in their stated convictions, … Continue reading

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Movies Watched in 2018 Part 3

This is a continuation of notes on films I’ve seen this year, following Parts 1 and Part 2. I set myself a challenge of watching ten films per decade (counting the silent era up until 1929 as one decade) while allowing for … Continue reading

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A Vice-Presidential Primary?

There was an interesting hypothetical on a political forum: What if nominees for Vice President were selected in primaries the way many states select candidates for Lieutenant Governor? It highlights the problems with the method many states have of selecting … Continue reading

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Oscar Ratings And Popular Films

The ratings for the most recent Academy Awards were the lowest-ever by a large margin. This leads to some questions about why that is. Is there too much focus on material that isn’t commercial? Is Hollywood liberalism turning off moderate … Continue reading

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The Firing of Kevin Williamson

The Atlantic made a really bad decision recently in firing Kevin Williamson for expressing a controversial opinion on abortion, weeks after hiring him because he is able to articulate controversial opinions. Some of the people pushing for his removal predicted … Continue reading

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Movies Watched in 2018 Part 2

I’m continuing the series of observations on films I’ve seen this year, setting a challenge of watching ten films per decade (counting the silent era from 1915-1929 as one decade) in the calendar year, and allowing for special attention to recent … Continue reading

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