Maybe it’s a sign of the stressful times, but a New York Times report about UFOs barely registered as a blip on the public radar (pun intended). I mean, this is not a National Enquirer report — this is the NEW YORK TIMES. And the story is one about how there has been a “black ops” area of the Department … Read More
The Black List was compiled from the suggestions of over 275 film executives, each of whom contributed the names of up to ten favorite scripts that were written in, or are somehow uniquely associated with, 2017 and will not have begun principal photography during this calendar year. This year, scripts had to receive at least six mentions to be included … Read More
I got into a discussion recently about who gets to talk about what, and how to talk about them, when it comes to topics of racism, feminism, etc. That’s what came to mind when I read a certain part of an interview, excepted below, in The Atlantic. The writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is the subject of that interview. She has firsthand experience … Read More
I have been ruminating on this for a while. Maybe too long. But we have an entire generation now of progressives (the millennials) who only understand politics through the fabric of identity politics. Although identity politics had been in the air for a couple of decades already, it was in the late 1980s and early 1990s, that it really began … Read More
Well, what do you even MEAN by the word “revolution”? It’s often said that reformists are former revolutionaries who simply got old, tired and beaten down. Maybe. But reformists get things done and actually bring about social change. After all, revolutionaries tend to gripe about the problem (terrible society) and the process to change that problem (revolution), but always fall … Read More
It took him a month after the Womens’ March on Washington to come up with this: Thanks for your input, Chuck. UPDATE: Chuck is having a very bad day… and clearly drunk
From today’s New York Times – a one word article: Although, if you click on the word “No”, you get this.
Giving Tuesday follows Cyber Monday, which is such a 1990s name, by the way. Who uses the word “cyber” anymore to describe Internet transactions? Anyway, Giving Tuesday is the only designated day of the three (the third being Black Friday) which is truly in the spirit of the season. Last year, Black Friday sales were down, but Giving Tuesday had a … Read More
First sentence of an AP story: LONDON (AP) — A former meerkat expert at London Zoo has been ordered to pay compensation to a monkey handler she attacked with a wine glass in a love spat over a llama-keeper. Yes. Another meerkat-expert-loves-monkey-handler, meerkat-expert-loses-monkey-handler love story.
I am getting a little frustrated with the issue-hijacking every time there is a national tragedy, particularly mass shootings. Whatever is in the news, people dovetail their own pet issues onto it. No, Catholic League. The Oregon shooting does not reinforce your argument that the world is anti-Christian. No, right wing nutjobs. The Oregon shooting does not reinforce your argument the … Read More
I’m not a fan of the public shaming of private people, but this is going viral. And with good reason. A drunk kid from the University of Connecticut staged a coup for some bacon jalapeño mac & cheese, and inadvertently revealed himself to be the worst person ever. He came to the university dining hall really drunk, in search of that spicy porky mac. He … Read More