The US Represented MUSE-Letter for February 26-March 4, 2017

Habitually Distracted – Sunday, February 26th: “’We’ve Got Movie Sign!’: A Film Geek’s Paean to Mystery Science Theater 3000

Consider the following snippet:  “In the not too distant future…” Does that mean anything to you? Here’s some more: “In the not too distant future, somewhere in time and space…” If you don’t know this line, chances are you may also not know that Mystery Science Theater 3000  (better known as MST3K by those who love it) is to most other cult television shows what The Godfather is to other gangster films, at least those of the non-Scorsese variety.

Local Time: February 25th  – DeLyn Martineau

In “Going to the Mountains is Going Home,” guest author Matthew Griffith writes, “It used to be that climbers respected the mountains—mountains that engender freedom and solitude. Climbers followed the words of Edward Abbey and John Muir that so fluidly describe nature and mountains as a necessity. The influx of people from across the country has changed all that.” Find out why by reading this Local Time article on February 25.


“Two Facts that Are Too Important for Trump to Ignore” – Jerome Parent: February 28th

In the essay “Two Facts that Are Too Important for Trump to Ignore,” Jerome Parent speculates about the impact misspelled words could have on Trump’s presidency.