The Weekly Review: November 21 – 27

I’ve been following politics and current affairs for quite a few years. When I was a kid, there was Nixon and Watergate and Vietnam — though I must admit that when I was that age, all of it was just so much background noise.

But I do remember it.

Since then, America has endured recessions and mini-wars and scandals galore. Yet I don’t recall any time as bad as right now.

 

If the liberals/progressives in charge are correct, this Great Reset will save us from global warming and introduce a fairer, more equitable world.

But it seems clear to me that in the meantime, for 90 to 99 percent of us regular folk (depending on whether we spare the “1 Percent” or also the “10 Percent”), things are going to get worse and worse and worse and ….

Even if Biden and the Democrats got the boot today, the damage is done.

 

**

 

Conventional Wisdom?

 

I’ll admit that I’m often a contrarian. I tend not to trust whatever “conventional wisdom” is foisted upon us. Plus, I like to argue. Here are two bits of conventional wisdom that I question:

 

The Golden Rule — Oh, yeah? What if I am a sadomasochist? If I like to be whipped, does that mean I should do unto you (whipping) as I would have you do unto me?

There Are Only Two Genders/Sexes — Whichever side you take in this debate, one fact is always ignored: the existence of the hermaphrodite. If I am born part male and part female, doesn’t that mean there are three sexes?

 

**

 

The Kiss

 

 

Toward the end of the horror-comedy Freaky, viewers are treated (or subjected) to a kissing scene between the character played by Vince Vaughn and a teenage boy.

I am of two minds about this. On the one hand, if the scene is intended to generate laughs, no problem. It recalls the final line of Some Like It Hot, in which Joe E. Brown discovers that masquerading Jack Lemmon is really a male and doesn’t miss a beat in his assessment: “Well, nobody’s perfect!”

On the other hand, in this age of woke politics, I suspect that the filmmakers’ objective is more like: “Hey straight guys, stop being so transphobic/homophobic and try sex with another male!”

Ugh.

 

*

 

 

Freaky features a “cameo” by Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers — the funniest sports gag since Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre stumbled through a few lines in There’s Something About Mary.

 

**

 

Fake Nudes!

 

 

I recently commented on the proliferation of fake nude photos, mostly of celebrities, that can be found online.

This phenomenon is potentially good and bad. It’s bad for regular folk because God only knows how many misunderstandings, breakups, firings, and embarrassments will result from Henry discovering online “photos” of Lucille giving a blowjob to LeBron James.

But it’s good for celebrities who have genuine nudes that have been leaked. Thanks to the plethora of fake pics, they can always claim that their very real photos are, in fact, bogus.

Either way, the rallying cry “fake news!” is likely to be supplanted by “fake nudes!”

On that note, here are a few fakes of ABBA singer Agnetha Faltskog. Because that’s what you expect of us.

 

 

© 2010-2022 grouchyeditor.com (text only)

Share

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *