Vaccine Deniers

But there’s a big difference between not eating GMOs and not getting a vaccine. If I don’t eat a corn chip at my local taqueria because I have doubts about the lack of research on GMOs and believe it’s because science and the government are in Monsanto’s pocket, I’m not going to put my dining companions at risk of disease. But if I decide not to vaccinate my kid, I make him a potential carrier. He may be able to fight off measles, mumps, rubella, and other illnesses — but what if he spreads a disease to somebody who, for whatever reason, isn’t so lucky?

I stand on the side of getting your child vaccinated. But it is a personal choice. Try to make an informed choice, ok?

The Sistine Chapel Problem

In the 530-plus years since he painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City, the Renaissance artist’s famous frescoes have been dealt a fair share of abuse. They’re dusty, they’re dirty, and they’re constantly being damaged by humidity, carbon dioxide and other pollutants.

Now, the head of the Vatican Museums, Antonio Paolucci, is warning that, if new air conditioning and air purifying systems that are being installed at the facility don’t significantly cut the pollution levels in the chapel, he will have no choice but to limit the number of tourists who visit the site.

Seeing the Sistine Chapel is on my bucketlist. I hope I have a chance to see it some day.

Spike Lee's Old Boy Movie Poster

I recently watched the original Oldboy by Chan-wook Park on Netflix. When it first came out for rent, I tried to watch it several times, only making it halfway through the film each time. It wasn't the plot or the violence that stopped me from completing the movie. It was simply I had no interest in finishing the film. 

But having watch the whole movie recently I was blown away the the twist-and-turns. It's an intense vengeful movie. I am hoping the Spike Lee version doesn't pull any punches from the original, or go too far off the plot - just enough to make it standalone as a separate film.