Riot! Riot! Riot!

Possibly my favorite Bowie fan-vid. The video fits the mood of the song perfectly. Especially the transition at the end when it echoes “riot” to the end.

What’s especially fun is the fact Bowie doesn’t say “riot”. It’s “bruh”. As in “brother”. Everyone says that today. No one said it in 1974. The dude was always ahead of his time. And Diamonds Dogs is still one of the five must-have David Bowie albums to fully appreciate the experience of this genius.

Guardians of the Galaxy, Volume 2

Some people were less than enthusiastic about the sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy.

Marvel returns to its Guardians superheroes in this sequel, but the resulting film is lacking. Critic David Edelstein calls Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 “a big mess — with dumb jokes.”

Ignore them.  They know not what they speaketh.

Namely, they didn’t get the first movie.  Guardians of the Galaxy was never intended to be an epic motion picture with convoluted plot twists, suspense, or anything that makes you go “hmmmm”.  It’s campy.  It’s silly.  It’s goofy.  It’s just start to finish fun.  That is all.

With that in mind, citing inane silly immature dialogue to prove the point this is no Stanley Kubrick effort you’re witnessing is about as pointless as one can get.

Do yourself a favor, chill out, relax, and watch it.

My only gripe is I didn’t enjoy the soundtrack nearly as much as Volume 1.

Nancy Pelosi’s Fix for Obama’s border security failure

This is, as usual, just insane:

Pelosi has this absolute obsession with taking anything that might be very obviously a Democrat failure, and trying to make it Republican. Therefore, I’m going to do the mundane and point out that Trump has been President for about three months. He’s responding to eight years of Obama trying to get it done, and quite frankly, not wanting it done. The average grade schooler would be able to see that. Nancy banks on her followers ( Yeah, that’s you California 12, aka San Francisco ), simply not caring enough to question her insane comments.

If it had been accomplished when she was Speaker, or while Obama as President, Trump wouldn’t be addressing it now. It’s that simple. For whatever reason, and I assume it’s 100% partisan politics, Nancy doesn’t care about all the violence and drugs pouring into our country across that border. The wall isn’t the best answer, but it sends a very loud message that we don’t want it any more. It if it’s people with legitimate reasons and businesses, they’ll pass through that wall easy enough.

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?

 

Nancy Pelosi is a couple of Presidents behind

Now, after all the grief SOME people have given Kellyanne Conway over the Bowling Green massacre, I fully expect the same amount of humor, derision, and all out condemnation of Pelosi thinking this is still 2001.

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Liberals Jumping the Shark

The radical liberal lefts have completely jumped the shark.  OK, “jump the shark” refers to one of the original crazy moments of American television.  It was a moment so contrived that it pretty much just wrecked an entire very successful series. I remember it well:

That was my very first “wtf” moment. I didn’t get it. A guy who was raised in the city, rode motorcycles, and rarely did anything more physically demanding than uttering “whooaaa” was suddenly an accomplished skier who could jump ramps over a shark who knew enough to stay inside the buoys. It was contrived. It wasn’t real. It didn’t work at all. It marked the beginning of the end for Happy Days.

Now, 40 years later, that logic isn’t lost on younger generations. For example, this happened during Trump’s Inauguration:

OK, she’s teetering on the verge of a nervous breakdown, at the eight second mark she looks directly at the camera to make SURE they are ready, then has a total meltdown for all the world to see.  That clip got plenty of airplay.  However, the rest of the interview hasn’t so much:

Now, the problem I see here, is she is obviously not capable of dealing with national issues that don’t go her way.  People are referring to these people as buttercups.  The person holding the Mussolini poster behind her probably isn’t doing much better dealing with modern events.  There have been all sorts of goofball whacked out “protests” over the majority of states in this country choosing a President that Hollywood didn’t approve of.  What our buttercup here doesn’t get is the actions of her, and Hollywood, ARE the reason their candidate of choice didn’t get elected in the first place.  We don’t want our children being so fragile they can’t cope with an election that occurs every four years.  I have had to endure their candidates of choice my entire life.  We had Carter being visited by aliens, Clinton staining intern’s dresses, and Obama proclaiming the virtues of terrorists, drug dealers, and Muslims while lambasting everything the United States’ stood for.  That, buttercup, is why we have a President Trump.  All the temper tantrums in the world by people incapable of dealing with the reality that their extreme views are not the norm will not change the fact that we live in a republic, not a democracy, and just because everyone in Los Angeles votes for one of their own preferred political party doesn’t determine the fate of the country.

This won’t be my only post referencing the loony left jumping the shark.  It’s just too easy entertainment.

The agony of defeat

When I was growing up, and for most of my life, the agony of defeat was epitomized by the opening sequence of Wide World of Sports.  Everyone remembers that sequence:

For 50 years, Vinko Bogataj crashing on the sky jump was the epitome of the agony of defeat.  It was pretty much assumed nothing could ever look worse.

As of this weekend, he’s been replaced:

I have no idea what their problem is, or for that matter even what their gender is, but it must be horrific.  Given all the insane leftist rhetoric over the last few months, I can only imagine what they’re thinking. ( Think I’m exaggerating?   Which one is the sanest, Ashley Judd claiming Trump has wet dreams about his daughter,

Or, Madonna spewing profanities suggesting she wanted to blow up the White House:

We got a real bunch of winners here.  Considering how extreme the rhetoric has gotten, I’m kind of surprised all the peaceful protestors destroyed were the buildings housing two of Hillary Clinton’s faithful donors.

Operation Avalanche?

Where have I seen that plot before?

Oh, yeah, Capricorn One:

Is this supposed to be a sequel? A prequel? A re-imagining? A remake? Or, a ripoff?  I’m a sci-fi junkie, but I won’t be wasting my time with this.  I didn’t even enjoy Capricorn One that much.  But, it did the conspiracy theory justice.

Falcon 9 static fire anomaly

So, this happened yesterday:
They’re calling that an “anomaly”.  That folks, is complete failure.  There was a $200,000,000 #Facebook satellite on that rocket.  I’m sure the rocket itself was rather expensive as well.

Thank God it wasn’t the planned manned mission of next year.

We are still obviously not ready for manned missions.

Obama will be the first president to leave office without the ability to put a man in space since John F. Kennedy over fifty years ago.  The decision to end the Shuttle program may have been made before he was elected, but he killed off the replacement plan with no plan B.  Starting the private sector essentially from scratch AFTER ending the Shuttle program was stupid.  Nothing else but stupid.  Paying the Russians millions to get to a station we paid the heaviest burden of building was a stupid plan from the get-go.  Putting a man in charge of NASA who thinks stroking young Muslims egos and promoting global warming propaganda is more important than actual space travel just showed the contempt Obama has had for science in general his entire presidency.  The entire science community gladly jumping under the Obama bus is even more disappointing.  They still see Republicans every time Obama cuts NASA’s funding.  With this political climate, and the complete sell-out of the astronomy sector, we can’t even put a big satellite in space reliably.  If Clinton gets elected, it’ll be my kids’ generation before they even have a chance to enjoy the thrill of watching a heavy-lifter sending a crew into space.

It was her “overcharged” bribe to the Russians to get them to play nice.  It didn’t work.  They invaded a couple of countries, we tucked tail and ran, and still give them millions every year to send our people to our mostly-funded space station.  To think she’d suddenly change course as President is wishful thinking that hasn’t worked with Obama.

Obama, Biden, Bolden, and Clinton are the reason we’re watching huge fireballs instead of crews safely going to the Space Station and beyond.  Period.