Monthly Archives: December 2020

 

Netflix’s new series Bridgerton (above) has been getting a lot of buzz. I checked the reviews:

 

 

With the exception of the (presumably) male from The Observer, all of the reviewers are female, and they are all impressed by Bridgerton.

And they say that the “chick flick” is dead.

 

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My Christmas Wish

 

What I wished for Christmas: I wanted to be magically transported to the year 2095, so that I can read in history books about 2020, rather than live through it.

Because politics are making my head explode.

 

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No Christmas card for …

 

This guy:

 

 

I am an old white dude, and this guy seemingly wants to see me dead to “level the playing field” for underrepresented Americans. That means if I die because I was last in line for the virus vaccine, so be it.

But that’s OK, Harald, because the feeling is mutual.

 

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The problem with both Newsmax and Parler is that they aren’t very user friendly. The two conservative outlets hope to usurp Fox News and Twitter, respectively, and right now is probably the optimal time to try.

But as the saying goes, you have to spend money to make money. In other words, polish your product.

 

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This week’s cheesecake is brought to you courtesy of the year 1933:

 

 

The babe is an actress named Peggy Shannon, stripping down to her skivvies in a disaster flick called Deluge. You can find it on YouTube.

 

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Against our better judgment, we’re going to check in with Rip van Dinkle on Twitter:

 

 

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The guy who plays the hero of Alice in Borderland, pictured above right, gets my vote for Worst Actor of the Year

 

I am such a Netflix sucker. I keep allowing myself to be roped in by whatever new show Netflix is promoting, only to realize after two or three episodes that the series is stupid as hell.

In my defense, these shows often look mighty fine. And their premises are somewhat intriguing. But invariably they prove to be a colossal waste of time.

I suppose it’s possible that shows like Sweet Home, Alice in Borderland (above), and Better Than Us, should I find the intestinal fortitude to finish them, will in time prove to be worthy, even good, series.

But life is short. I have so many other garbage shows to check out on Netflix.

 

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As Donald Trump perseveres in his lonely crusade to overturn the (apparent) election results, the silence from many of his prominent Republican “allies” should make clear, once and for all, this simple fact: Trump was never a Republican; he used the party to run for president because he had to. Republicans, in turn, were never Trump fans; they used Trump just as he used them.

 

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Hey, nobody wants to be Chicken Little, running around screaming “America is falling! America is falling!” But man, things just seem to be getting worse and worse – and I’m not even talking about the damned virus.

Censorship from Big Business and Big Tech is out of control. I’m tempted to publish future “Weekly Reviews” using nothing but language, subjects, and issues considered out of bounds by Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and the mainstream media. You know, like Ellen Page, voter fraud, etc.

 

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That’s our boy Abraham Lincoln speaking in 1838. With apologies to Honest Abe, it would seem that, with our purchased politicians, China, and corrupt billionaires throughout the world, if we do go down, it will be thanks to a combination of insiders and outsiders.

 

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Blue states seem to believe that since they control the economy, a civil war would not end well for red states.

But tell me again, which states control the most important resource of all, the food supply?

 

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We have mysterious monoliths popping up all over the globe, Barack Obama playing coy about the possibility of space aliens on Earth, the former head of Israel’s space agency claiming the aliens are already here, and Harry Reid’s comments from a while back.

It all has me wondering which is scarier, greedy globalists or little green men.

 

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I expect the next public outrage to make a splash and then quickly be ignored will involve the rich and powerful cutting the line to get COVID-19 vaccines. Just like six months ago when celebrities and pro athletes cut the line to get tested for the virus.

Then again, if conspiracy theorists are correct and the vaccines are a nefarious scheme to sterilize much of the world’s population, maybe we should let people like Bill Gates go first.

 

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I noticed that The Queen’s Gambit no longer enjoys a 100-percent “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes. One critic didn’t like it. She was unhappy, apparently, because Gambit does not sufficiently address race issues in America.

 

 

I also noticed that The A.V. Club’s critic gave Gambit a rather lukewarm endorsement, grudgingly awarding the miniseries a B. Apparently the show did not sufficiently address gay issues in America.

 

 

I would humbly suggest that in the future, the Emmys and Oscars should only bestow awards on shows that delve deeply into race and gay issues. Every other show must be penalized.

 

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What’s this? Not everyone in Hollywood is nuts?

 

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So let me see…. I guess women are such delicate, fragile creatures that they require special protections not granted to men. Doesn’t seem very feminist of you, Facebook.

 

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Last but not least, let’s check in with Tucker Carlson to find out what Joe Biden’s good pals, the Chinese, have been up to:

 

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My Grubby Two Cents

 

 

Voter Fraud

My hunch is that, people being people, voter fraud happens all the time. The question isn’t whether there is voter fraud, but rather how widespread is it?

We’ll never be able to catch all of it, but how much of it are we willing to tolerate?

 

The Great Reset

Perhaps the goal of a “great reset” is admirable, even desirable. I’m not invited to Davos, so I have no clue. The problem is, people being people, no one in charge can be trusted to “reset” society.

The people on top are self-interested, hypocritical, and corrupt. And so, is it surprising when they meet resistance when they try to impose their great reset, without consent and in a sneaky manner, on an unsuspecting, uncooperative populace?

 

Law and Order

Along with income inequality, seems to me that our biggest problem is the gradual breakdown of law and order. We have all these laws, but we only enforce some of them. Certain people are allowed to flout them while other folks are not.

I think it began with (sorry, potheads) marijuana. We have federal laws against pot possession and dealing, but enough of us don’t like those laws that we allow many states to simply ignore federal law. Same thing with immigration; now we have “sanctuary cities” that do as they please, federal law be damned. This year, we’ve moved on to quarantine rules. Some people and places ignore them, others do not.

 

By the way, if my above complaints have you thinking that I must be a cantankerous coot, I direct you to the name of this Web site.

 

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I was watching a Travelocity ad on CBS Wednesday night, and a funny thing happened: a television show called The Amazing Race broke out.

 

From Reality Blurred:

 

 

 

Greedy CBS. Why not just replace host Phil Keoghan with a fucking gnome?

 

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This week’s review is short because, frankly, I’m sick to death of politics. I want to retreat into fantasy.

I want to pretend that I am once again a 12-year-old boy, and I’ve been asked to be in a Hollywood movie in which I join a group of like-minded horny boys who get to stare at a Russian movie star’s butt as she is twirled through the air.

 

 

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