We Wuz Kangz, Writ 134 Minutes

16 02 2018

I’m just waiting, and not gleefully so, for the first news story to cross mine eyes about a black either murdering or violently assaulting a white person, because MUH WAKANDA.

It happened after Roots, and Mississippi Burning, and A Time to Kill, and Twelve Years a Slave.  One of our common complaints is that hate crimes enhancements almost always seem to be a single-edged sword that is swung in one direction.  Oddly enough, though, the 1993 Supreme Court decision which green lighted they very concept of bias enhancements, Wisconsin v Mitchell, originated in a black that got all up in his feelings and felt some kind of way after watching Mississippi Burning, and took out his frustration by turning a white teen inside out.  At the time he did it, Wisconsin had a hate crimes provision, and Mr. Mitchell’s lawyers, well, literally, took it all the way to the Supreme Court.

Now that I’ve established this, I’m waiting on any trolls or incredulous interlocutors to retort with what I think they will, because I’ve already got the response rearin’da’go.

This thing for awhile had a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.  When you can’t get 100% of people to agree that the color of a lemon is yellow.  Yeah, real, fishy.

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Time Travel Was Just Invented

25 01 2018

Your Blogmeister’s Secret Hideout

Just turn on your TV this coming fall, and you’ll be instantly transported back to the 1988-89 TV season.

Consider:

* Miami Vice
* Roseanne
* Murphy Brown

The first was in its final season, and the other two were in their rookie seasons, during the TV season that coincided with me being in the sixth grade.

OTOH, the reboot of MB will allow Dan Quayle to come out of hiding.





Just In Case You’re Wondering…

23 01 2018

Los Angeles

There is no such place as Ebbing, Missouri.

On the other hand, Missouri in general does have a bad reputation for the multiplicity of full sized high mount billboards.





The Parable of the Mouse and the Fox

15 12 2017

Los Angeles

Not hard to explain this Disney-Fox deal.

All you have to do is see which parts of Fox Disney is buying and which parts they aren’t.  And add to it the news that broke at about the same time that Disney is pulling all of its props off of Netflix.

Disney and Fox are making polar opposite bets about the future.  Disney is buying Fox’s movie production business, IP and content rights, and most of its sports broadcast outlets and rights, meaning Disney wants to move heavily into streaming and therefore needs to beef up its vault like a mofo.  Especially since Disney’s existing comic book properties plus what they’re buying from Fox is already making the comic book spergs orgasmic.  Considering what Fox is keeping, which includes the regular OTA TV network and Fox News, Fox is betting on live and first run and timely-relevant content.  So, considering that Disney’s bet and Fox’s bet are two opposite pieces of the puzzle that fit together, this deal was going to pop off.

In addition, it made sense for Disney, which already owns ESPN, (for what that’s worth these days), to move more heavily into sports, but Disney already owns ABC, so it didn’t need to buy Fox News, which would have created a confusing corporate news culture and drew the ire of Federal regulators.





Old News Much

30 11 2017

Honolulu

RIP Jim Nabors.

This tries to sell you on the notion that his orientation was a nuclear secret.  In reality, it has been known since the ’70s.  My mother went to his Christmas concert in St. Louis in either ’73 or ’74, and she said of it that he seemed to spend more time talking about his gayness than singing.





So Typical Me

20 11 2017

Santa Monica, California

Jeffrey Tambor:  Suspect since 1979.  Because:

Yes, that’s Patricia (“Patty”) McCormack of Rhoda Penmark fame.

And isn’t this so typical me, these days, that I know Jeffrey Tambor and Patty McCormack before I know Nicholas Stix.  I’m going to have to ask those doctors to rewire my priority circuits.





My Unique Take on the Fall of Harveywood (Plus a Claire McCaskill Cameo)

14 11 2017

Los Angeles

Harv was doing the ole sexual harassment thing for decades, he now admits. And he did it to some A-listers, including Ashley Judd, Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie.

So why didn’t any of his victims squeal while it was happening? Why did it take him outing himself, (possibly to soften the blow of what he knew was his own brother going public, which would be ironic because we later found out his brother was part of the same swamp), after all these years and decades?

And also, pray, Harv, what does Wayne LaPierre have to do with any of this, or even just the price of bread? That would be just as silly as me blaming Gloria Steinem for my getting hit by a car.

The more interesting subplot here is what it took to keep all his victims quiet all these years, the coordinated network of threats, blackmail and intimidation. Start digging into that, and you’ll wind up knocking your shovel into one Federal felony after another after another. Yes, the media which he either owned, bought, started or leveraged, and his good relationships with (((other friendly sources))) that he didn’t actually have any control over, helped sustain his image for a long time and precluded any of this busting out wide open long before it did. However, that can only get you so far. It’s really not possible to cover this kind of thing up as well as he and (((his cronies))) did for as long as they did without busting through a lot of pages of the U.S.C., and by that, I don’t mean the University of Southern California film and movie major program.

To repeat, the cover up is always worse than the crime, especially in this case, because the “crime” is probably not actually a crime.  If you want to see Harv in Club Fed, that’s where you’ll have to look, the cover up.  Especially since the women in this case aren’t exactly pure innocent goody two shoes primae donnae victims here, because women tend to throw themselves at high status men.  Or, alternatively, the women who wish they could throw themselves at high status men but high status men aren’t interested in them promptly run to internet clickholes and kvetch about sumtin’ sumtin’ social justice.

Footnote 1:  The #MeToo hashtagapalooza all over the Tweeter that happened coincidentally in the direct aftermath of L’Affaire Weinstein breaking out I think is not a timing coincidence.  I happen to think it was a manufactured PR stunt/diversion on the part of Harv’s surrogates or fellow travelers to try to fluff up the frequency of professional sexual harassment in order to make Harv seem “not so bad.”  If you ever watched Billy Madison, then you’ll remember this part, which should drive the analogy home.  It’s also why, as any good red pilled brain could have predicted, that Official Feminism is trying to distract us from the bad actor of a Hollywood Jew who unloads truckloads of money on leftist causes and Democrat politicians and trying to pawn this off on all men, one clickbait article on a clickhole-left website suggested that men need a curfew.

Footnote 2:  Which is why I think that everyone is all of a sudden dropping all these dimes, almost all of them are being dropped on libs/Democrats.  This article is at least by its title and beginning about Jackie Speier, of Leo Ryan/Jim Jones/Jonestown fame, but you’ll see that our very own Claire McCaskill makes a cameo appearance.  In it, she says that “when she was a young state legislator in her twenties, she asked the speaker of the Missouri House of Representatives for advice on getting her first bill out of committee,” and after that, said Speaker’s answer involved knee pads.  Now, C-McC was in the State House from January 1983 to January 1989, and she turned 30 on July 24, 1983, so it was only during the first year’s regular session of her first term that she was both in her twenties and in the State House.  Which means that if her memory is accurate, the incident happened some time between January 1 and May 31, 1983.  Precisely speaking, that doesn’t matter, because the House Speaker for the entirety of her State House service was Bob Griffin, who also happens to be the longest tenured House Speaker in state history (1981-95), and unless term limits are repealed, he’ll have that record forever.  Of course, you all remember what happened with Griffin at the end of his career which both caused its ending and drew the interest of Federal prosecutors.  He was actually the second State House Speaker of a succession of three that the Feds nailed, two before Griffin was Richard Rabbitt, whom the Feds sent up the river in 1977.  Anyway, back to the subject, this means that Claire just dropped the dime on Bob Griffin.

Footnote 3:  Harv wanted to buy Strolling Bone magazine?  If that would have actually happened…oh boy…Fall 2017 would have been the season of a million self-writing jokes.  Haven Monahan would have been the most confused non-existing person in the world.