Leonard Nimoy

28 02 2015

Your Blogmeister’s Desk

I don’t know why Leonard Nimoy’s passing shook me up.  Or I didn’t until this morning.  I’m not a Trekkie; yes, I have watched my fair share of Star Trek episodes and a few of the movies in my life, but I’m not a junkie.  And Nimoy was 83 years old; men of that age are living on borrowed time statistically speaking, and men of that age die all the time, I know.

Leave it up to Eric Raymond, who made Ferguson a beyond-a-reasonable-doubt closed case affair on August 18, to answer my question.  Leonard Nimoy was the first real popular culture nerd.





ZOMG GREAT HISPANIC TIDAL WAVE LOL~!!!!!1

18 02 2015

Aztlan

I’ve always rolled my eyes at these news stories about how Univision beats an English speaking OTA net in the Nielsens.  The small print is that it happens during the summer, when the former is running new programming and the latter is on summer reruns.  But of course, it’s just a matter of power creating its own truth, trying to puff up the ZOMG GREAT HISPANIC TIDAL WAVE LOL~!!!!!1 for whatever agenda they’re packing.

I told you at the time that it’s time to panic when Univision beats an English speaking OTA net when the latter is running new programming.

Now it has happened.  Univision > NBC.

However, it’s still not time to panic.

Because NBC.





Good News For HRC

8 02 2015

Los Angeles

Joan Rivers posthumously won the Spoken Word Grammy for this year.

How is this good news for HRC?

Because Elizabeth Warren was nominated for this award.

The Spoken Word Grammy is how NARAS displays political favoritism.  Hint:  Barack Obama has two, and his victory in 2008 when Bill Clinton was nominated was a clue that the Hollywood crowd and money was coalescing around his candidacy rather than HRC’s.  The Dime Store Indian is now considered the only real hurdle in HRC’s way.  Warren not winning the Grammy probably means that Hollywood money is not going to get behind the challenge to HRC.





Seriously?

22 01 2015

realhousewives

Ironically, a lot of these “real housewives” aren’t really wives.





Moving Goalposts

18 01 2015

Beverly Hills, California

This article is mostly about the President of AMPAS, a black woman (!), reacting to the Sharpton-driven NONtroversy about Selma not getting enough Oscar nominations.

But this is an interesting tangent:

The Asian Pacific American Media Coalition issued a statement Friday saying the nominations balloting “obviously reflects a lack of diversity in Oscar voters as well as in films generally.

By “diversity,” this group means Asians and Pacific Islanders.

Remember one of my recent axioms, that the very definition of “diversity” is a moving goalpost that one can move back and forth to fit whatever agenda one is packing.  Asians are an interesting case in that state, because in the northern conurbation in the state of California, Sharpton et al. are also leading a “diversity” crusade against that area’s keynote industry.  And in that matter, Asians are counted as “not diverse” or even thought of as honorary white people if they work for a Silicon Valley or internet firm.

 





No Hard Feelings

11 01 2015

San Jose, California

Last night.

I wouldn’t much worry.  This was probably some debate over the solution to some third order nonlinear partial differential equation.  They’ll see the math professor Monday morning and have their differences resolved.  There will be no hard feelings.

The more pressing matter is that somebody better alert Chris Brown that there’s some old fat guy running around impersonating him.

Because, these concert goers ain’t loyal.





Sony Pictures New CEO

19 12 2014

sharpton

Read all about it.

Though with all his other responsibilities, where is he going to find the time?








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