Category: Cassander

Death to the Falling Man

What I’d like to say is that we’re all close to being comfortable again. What shook me the most about 9/11 was that I mourned less over the loss of two temples to business than the trust I had in the sanity of everyone around me.   I was a junior in college.  Instantaneously the […]

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Nacho Supreme

It’s never been easy for me to maintain a constant writing schedule.  A lot of it has to do with trying to decide what I want to say, how seriously I want to be considered, and how hard I want to work.  I’ve always been a lot more eager about the creation and planning aspect […]

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We Can Tell People to Go to Hell, and They Just Might Fall Through the Earth

What I like best about Greatsociety is that consistency has never been a primary concern.  In the early days of my readership I came for the Notes on the Margin series but quickly became absorbed by all the posts that described the spermy, freakazoid, booze-addled shadow world in which Nacho Sasha was both prophet and […]

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Top 20 Sci-Fi Defenses: Cassander (Gattaca)

Cassander’s list can be found here. Yesterday, he discussed Jurassic Park, and earlier today he hit Dark City and Inception. Below is the final part of his defenses — Gattaca.

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Top 20 Sci-Fi Movies: Cassander’s List

When we first started talking seriously about this project, I knew that my colleagues Rotting Corpse and Nacho Sasha, slaves to the genre that they are, would be approaching their lists as if trying to whittle a toothpick out of a sequoia. Their depth and breadth of knowledge of not only the movies themselves but […]

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Ceaselessly into the Future

“I was thirty. Before me stretched the portentous, menacing road of a new decade.”–Nick Carraway in The Great Gatsby Context is always important.

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Liking Too Much of Everything

I’ve noticed a trend in recent years where, as Christmas approaches and I try to come up with lists of things I want for my friends and family, I am reminded of Christmas gifts of past years and my complete lack of utilizing or appreciating them.  This stems from two causes.

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It Might as Well Be Spring

I took this day off months in advance when I knew Nacho was coming down for a long weekend, tacking on an extra day off for recovery that, as it turns out, was hardly necessary.  We are not becoming old men, just men more easily affected by the weather.  So it’s more than appropriate that […]

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Home is Wherever I’m With You

Home by Edward Sharpe It’s not an actual video so just freakin’ hit play and listen. Cassander here, checking in, letting you know that life isn’t so awful that there aren’t a few crazy kids out there trying to filter their unwarranted affection for 60’s Texas borderland pop into usable, danceable songs for the 21st […]

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Skitters, DA Introduction

District Attorney Skitters is the culmination of a long running gag between Nacho, myself, and other GS forum members mocking the use of writers (and, to a certain extent, the readers who love those writers) who use animals as their main characters, usually as amateur detectives.  It’s a horrible genre when taken seriously, but makes […]

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