Archive for November 2016

Brief Thoughts on Mitt Romney as Secretary of State

Brief Thoughts on Mitt Romney as Secretary of State
I watched “Mitt: A Documentary about Mitt” a few weeks ago. It was not a great film (unlike “Weiner,” which is fascinating), but Mitt and his family seemed nice.   At the beginning of the doc, Mitt and his family are sitting around talking about how he believed it was his duty to run for president.... Read more »

What to watch over Thanksgiving weekend

What to watch over Thanksgiving weekend
Thanksgiving is NEXT WEEK somehow. That came out of nowhere. Whether you’re cooking or just eating, sharing a meal with likeminded individuals or your crazy drunk uncle on either side of the political spectrum, you’re going to need something to watch, something that’s not football (blech). Here are some good TV bets for Thanksgiving weekend. The... Read more »

The definitive way to behave in the wake of the presidential election

If you follow each and every one of these simple rules to the letter, you will be fine. Cry Stop crying Get angry Suck it up Drink Eat Don’t drink Don’t eat Protest Stop protesting Wait and see React now Give money Give time Wear safety pins Don’t wear safety pins Whine on Twitter Stop whining... Read more »
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Movie Review: Trolls

Movie Review: Trolls
TROLLS Genre: Animated Musical Comedy Rating: PG Running Time: 92 mins. Premise: Fun, music-loving, big-haired trolls find thier peaceful existence threatened when their hideout is ambushed by the troll-eating Bergens and several trolls are kidnapped. It’s up to perpetually peppy Poppy (Anna Kendrick) and stick-in-the-mud Branch (Justin Timberlake) to save the day. Behind-the-Scenes: Timberlake produced the soundtrack album, which... Read more »

Okay, so, what are we going to do now?

Okay, so, what are we going to do now?
I first posted this on my private Facebook page, but here goes: I was going to do the whole “unfriend me if you’re feeling anything other than terror and despair at this moment,” but I’m not going to do that. That’s what got us into this mess.   We’re all living inside our own echo... Read more »

Movie Review: Doctor Strange

Movie Review: Doctor Strange
DOCTOR STRANGE Genre: Comic Book Action Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 115 mins. Premise: After a near-fatal car crash, brash, cocky surgeon (is there any other kind?) Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) heads to Kathmandu to heal and learn the ways of the mystic arts under the tutelage of The Ancient One (a whitewashed Tilda Swinton). His... Read more »
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10 things to look forward to when Donald Trump is president

10 things to look forward to when Donald Trump is president
We’re one day away from the election, and I’ve spent a lot of time bedwetting over a possible Donald Trump presidency. No more! Here are all the super great things we can expect to experience once we welcome our huge-handed, perfectly coiffed overlord into the Oval Office. 1.It will be a real time saver. Think... Read more »