About that Hollywood strike

Immediately after the election, a group of Hollywood elitists decided the best thing they should, since the US didn’t elect the candidate they wanted, was to go on strike. The group included Rosie O’Donnell, Miley Cyrus, Ed Asner, Amy Schumer, and George Clooney, among others.  That was January 9, 2017(ish).

Fast forward essentially two months later.  The blockbuster hit right now is Beauty and the Beast.  Although touted as revolutionary and cutting edge because this cartoon featuring blatant beastiality features an obviously homosexual scene, from what I’ve hear the cutting edge scene is actually very lame.  But more to the point, the storyline isn’t really that new.  It’s been used before.  Notably:

  1. Beauty and the Beast (2017)
  2. 20/20: Beauty and the Beast (1990) (TV Movie)
  3. 33: Beauty and the Beast (2012) (TV Episode)
  4. Beauty and the Beast (1991) (2017) (TV Episode)
  5. Beauty and the Beast (1991) (2017) (TV Episode)
  6. Beauty and the Beast 2 (2008) (Video)
  7. Beauty and the Beast 3 (2008) (Video)
  8. Beauty and the Beast Anime (2016) (TV Episode)
  9. Beauty and the Beast G2: Part 1 (2014) (TV Episode)
  10. Beauty and the Beast G2: Part 2 (2014) (TV Episode)
  11. Beauty and the Beast II (2009) (TV Episode)
  12. Beauty and the Beast Visits (2005) (TV Episode)
  13. Beauty and the Beast Within (2011) (Short)
  14. Beauty and the Beast (1899) (Short)
  15. Beauty and the Beast (1903) (Short)
  16. Beauty and the Beast (1905) (Short)
  17. Beauty and the Beast (1908) (Short)
  18. Beauty and the Beast (1912) (Short)
  19. Beauty and the Beast (1913) (Short)
  20. Beauty and the Beast (1922) (Short)
  21. Beauty and the Beast (1924) (Short)
  22. Beauty and the Beast (1934) (Short)
  23. Beauty and the Beast (1946)
  24. Beauty and the Beast (1950) (TV Episode)
  25. Beauty and the Beast (1952) (TV Movie)
  26. Beauty and the Beast (1953) (TV Episode)
  27. Beauty and the Beast (1956) (TV Movie)
  28. Beauty and the Beast (1957) (TV Movie)
  29. Beauty and the Beast (1958) (TV Episode)
  30. Beauty and the Beast (1961) (TV Series)
  31. Beauty and the Beast (1962)
  32. Beauty and the Beast (1963) (TV Episode)
  33. Beauty and the Beast (1964) (TV Series)
  34. Beauty and the Beast (1967) (TV Episode)
  35. Beauty and the Beast (1969) (TV Movie)
  36. Beauty and the Beast (1976) (TV Movie)
  37. Beauty and the Beast (1978)
  38. Beauty and the Beast (1981) (Short)
  39. Beauty and the Beast (1982) (TV Movie)
  40. Beauty and the Beast (1983)
  41. Beauty and the Beast (1983) (TV Movie)
  42. Beauty and the Beast (1984) (TV Episode)
  43. Beauty and the Beast (1985) (TV Episode)
  44. Beauty and the Beast (1987)
  45. Beauty and the Beast (1987) (TV Series)
  46. Beauty and the Beast (1988) (Short)
  47. Beauty and the Beast (1990) (TV Episode)
  48. Beauty and the Beast (1991)
  49. Beauty and the Beast (1991) (TV Episode)
  50. Beauty and the Beast (1991) (TV Episode)
  51. Beauty and the Beast (1992) (TV Episode)
  52. Beauty and the Beast (1993) (TV Episode)
  53. Beauty and the Beast (1994) (TV Episode)
  54. Beauty and the Beast (1994) (TV Episode)
  55. Beauty and the Beast (1995) (TV Episode)
  56. Beauty and the Beast (1995) (TV Episode)
  57. Beauty and the Beast (1996) (TV Episode)
  58. Beauty and the Beast (1996) (TV Series)
  59. Beauty and the Beast (1997) (TV Episode)
  60. Beauty and the Beast (1997) (Video)
  61. Beauty and the Beast (1999) (TV Episode)
  62. Beauty and the Beast (1999) (Video)
  63. Beauty and the Beast (2000) (TV Episode)
  64. Beauty and the Beast (2000) (TV Episode)
  65. Beauty and the Beast (2002) (TV Episode)
  66. Beauty and the Beast (2003) (TV Episode)
  67. Beauty and the Beast (2007) (TV Episode)
  68. Beauty and the Beast (2008) (TV Episode)
  69. Beauty and the Beast (2008) (TV Episode)
  70. Beauty and the Beast (2008) (Video)
  71. Beauty and the Beast (2009)
  72. Beauty and the Beast (2009) (TV Episode)
  73. Beauty and the Beast (2009) (TV Episode)
  74. Beauty and the Beast (2010) (TV Episode)
  75. Beauty and the Beast (2010) (TV Episode)
  76. Beauty and the Beast (2010) (TV Episode)
  77. Beauty and the Beast (2010) (TV Episode)
  78. Beauty and the Beast (2010) (TV Episode)
  79. Beauty and the Beast (2010) (TV Episode)
  80. Beauty and the Beast (2010) (TV Episode)
  81. Beauty and the Beast (2010) (TV Episode)
  82. Beauty and the Beast (2011) (Short)
  83. Beauty and the Beast (2011) (TV Episode)
  84. Beauty and the Beast (2011) (TV Episode)
  85. Beauty and the Beast (2011) (TV Episode)
  86. Beauty and the Beast (2012) (TV Series)
  87. Beauty and the Beast (2013) (TV Movie)
  88. Beauty and the Beast (2014)
  89. Beauty and the Beast (2014) (Short)
  90. Beauty and the Beast (2014) (TV Mini-Series)
  91. Beauty and the Beast (2015) (TV Episode)
  92. Beauty and the Beast (2016) (TV Episode)
  93. Beauty and the Beast (2016) (TV Episode)
  94. Beauty and the Beast (2016) (TV Episode)
  95. Beauty and the Beast (2016) (TV Episode)
  96. Beauty and the Beast (2016) (TV Episode)
  97. Beauty and the Beast (2017) (TV Episode)
  98. Beauty and the Beast (2017) (TV Episode)
  99. Beauty and the Beast (2017) (TV Episode)
  100. Beauty and the Beast (I) (1992) (Video)
  101. Beauty and the Beast (II) (1992) (Video)
  102. Beauty and the Beast: A Concert on Ice (1996) (TV Special)
  103. Beauty and the Beast: A Dark Tale (2012) (TV Movie)
  104. Beauty and the Beast: A Latter-Day Tale (2007)
  105. Beauty and the Beast: Part 1 (1977) (TV Episode)
  106. Beauty and the Beast: Part 1 (1991) (TV Episode)
  107. Beauty and the Beast: Part 1 (2014) (TV Episode)
  108. Beauty and the Beast: Part 1 (2014) (TV Episode)
  109. Beauty and the Beast: Part 2 (1977) (TV Episode)
  110. Beauty and the Beast: Part 2 (1991) (TV Episode)
  111. Beauty and the Beast: Part 2 (2014) (TV Episode)
  112. Beauty and the Beast: Part 2 (2014) (TV Episode)
  113. Beauty and the Beast: Part 3 (1977) (TV Episode)
  114. Beauty and the Beast: Part 3 (2014) (TV Episode)
  115. Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas (1997) (Video)

Now, as admirable as Hollywood should consider itself teaching sexual preference to small children, the point is, the storyline is stale and way, way, overused.  The only writing here was where to stick the gay reference.  Personally, I think I still prefer the 1903 version.

Given that the cartoon remade for the 100th time didn’t appeal to me.  They quickly cranked stuff for the big boys.

That’s right. A remake of a tv series I watched in high school. For those that don’t know me well, that was in 1977. And not to be outdone, we have The Rock and Zac Efron’s latest creation:

That’s right, a remake from when I had just graduated college. That’d be circa 1989. And for those not in the know on cheesy tv show remakes, this isn’t even the FIRST Baywatch movie. How many remember the original motion picture? Didn’t think so.

This just leads me to wonder, did Hollywood actually go on strike or not? And if they didn’t but still plan on it, how would anyone know?

 

Trump isn’t legitimate?

I’m getting tired of all this whining going on.  Seriously, do these people not realize what big babies they sound like?  Now, the latest rhetoric is Trump isn’t their “legitimate” President.  So, because of that they’re just skipping the inauguration and what not.  Hollywood, once again, has fallen all over themselves with this mantra and now petty politicians are following lockstep inline.

Seriously, they really are serious.  They don’t really bother me that much because, at the end of the day, their opinions mean nothing.  However, NOW we’ve got Representative John Lewis making the exact same whine:

We’re supposed to just assume that all these people chanting the exact same chorus are just a coincidence.  However, John Lewis and his cohorts do bother me.  They make the laws that govern the entire country.  It’s kind of a big deal that they know the laws dontcha think?  They very obviously have no clue how the government they represent even works.  None.  Nada.  Zero.  He’s been there since 1987 and never has learned WHY the electoral college worked in this case perfectly.  His only supporting argument is the fact that California alone overwhelmed the popular vote of the rest of the entire country, including his home state that he supposedly represents.  So, disregarding the device that protects his home state from one or two very powerful states from dictating their will over the majority of the country, and disregarding the will of his own voters, he’s decided it’s all wrong and he’s going to whine about it.  Georgia must be so proud.  He’s sold out Georgia for California.  And Hollywood loves him for it.  Granted his county may have voted for Hillary, but he’s supposed to be representing the state, not just a county or two.  Besides never having learned how our republic works, he obviously never figured out his own job description.  There’s a long list of Democrats who don’t have a clue as well.  As Hollywood and CNN have supported Soros’s efforts, the list has grown:

  • Rep. Terri A. Sewell (AL)
  • Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ)
  • Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ)
  • Rep. Karen Bass (CA)
  • Rep. Tony Cardenas (CA)
  • Rep. Judy Chu (CA)
  • Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (CA)
  • Rep. Jared Huffman (CA)
  • Rep. Barbara Lee (CA)
  • Rep. Ted Lieu (CA)
  • Rep. Zoe Lofgren (CA)
  • Rep. Jerry McNerney (CA)
  • Rep. Grace Napolitano (CA)
  • Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA)
  • Rep. Raul Ruiz (CA)
  • Rep. Mark Takano (CA)
  • Rep. Juan Vargas (CA)
  • Rep. Maxine Waters (CA)
  • Rep. Alan Lowenthal (CA)
  • Rep. Darren Soto
  • Rep. Frederica S. Wilson
  • Rep. Alcee Hastings
  • Rep. John Lewis (GA)
  • Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (IL)
  • Rep. Dan Lipinski (IL)
  • Rep. Mike Quigley (IL)
  • Rep. Jan Schakowsky (IL)
  • Rep. John Yarmuth (KY)
  • Rep. Chellie Pingree
  • Rep. Anthony Brown
  • Rep. Jamie Raskin (MD)
  • Rep. Katherine Clark
  • Rep. Michael Capuano (MA)
  • Rep. John Conyers
  • Rep. Keith Ellison
  • Rep. Bennie Thompson
  • Rep. William Lacy Clay
  • Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (NH)
  • Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (NJ)
  • Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ)
  • Rep. Yvette Clarke (NY)
  • Rep. Adriano Espaillat (NY)
  • Rep. Jerrold Nadler (NY)
  • Rep. José E. Serrano (NY)
  • Rep. Nydia Velazquez (NY)
  • Rep. Louise M. Slaughter (NY)
  • Rep. Grace Meng (NY)
  • Rep. Alma Adams (NC)
  • Rep. G.K. Butterfield (NC)
  • Rep. Marcia L. Fudge (OH)
  • Rep. Earl Blumenauer (OR)
  • Rep. Kurt Schrader (OR)
  • Rep. Brendan Boyle (PA)
  • Rep. Robert Brady (PA)
  • Rep. Mike Doyle (PA)
  • Rep. Dwight Evans (PA)
  • Rep. Steve Cohen (TN)
  • Rep. Joaquin Castro (TX)
  • Rep. Lloyd Doggett (TX)
  • Rep. Al Green (TX)
  • Rep. Don Beyer (VA)
  • Rep. Gerry Connolly (VA)
  • Rep. A. Donald McEachin (VA)
  • Rep. Pramila Jayapal (WA)
  • Rep. Adam Smith (WA)
  • Rep. Mark Pocan (WI)

Not all are officially going on record as protesting due to his “illegitimacy”, but the bottom line is the same.

And, just a little historical perspective.  In the past, it’s not been unusual for members of the opposing parties to skip the inauguration. It’s just not that big a deal.  Probably the only thing different this time is the amount of rhetoric that has supported their decision.