"Transcendence" is failed science fiction. It asks some moderately interesting questions, but it presents them so badly that it is hard to care. The film makers attempt to maintain the illusion of neutrality by forcing the viewer to switch sympathies from one side to the other, which is not so much dramatic as irritating. Eventually they reveal which side they are on, but by then it is hard to care. Also: They seem to be ignorant of the fact that if the global power grid is shut down, the vast majority of humanity will starve to death. Oops.
And then there is a new poem, the child of an historical oddity and Shel Silverstein. I posted it on Facebook just before midnight Saturday night, and really expected it to get a lot more traffic than it got. Ah, well.