Thursday, October 31, 2019

Another Hot Halloween!

I have to bring children Trick or Treating.  Yeah!  It is supposed to be in the 90's today.  That means as night falls, the mosquitoes will also be trick or treating.  We'll be left with the tricks while they treat themselves to blood.  Might be a quick night of canvassing the neighborhood. 

Buying Votes!

It looks like Trump is paying politicians to support him through impeachment!  So much for impartial jurors in the Senate and House.  I guess they don't see how bad this looks.  I know if I were in their position, I would decline until the hearings are done.  I would know that if I took money from him and his PAC and voted on not impeaching, it would look like he paid for my support.  Guess it does not concern Trump.  He's used to paying people for support. 

Go See Parasite!!!

This movie is amazing.  It has comedy, thrills, etc.  Even if you have to read subtitles, it is well worth the price of admission.  Do Not Wait for the American Remake!  It does not need a remake.  I wish Hollywood would stop making remakes of great movies, especially those from other countries.  Case in Point: The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo.  As much as I like David Fincher, I wish he had not wasted his time on a remake.  The original stands on it's own and introduced us to some great actors and a great director.  By all means, help make Parasite a huge success!   Also, don't try to find out much about the movie.  It would ruin the experience.  Go no further than the preview!

Thursday, October 24, 2019


Parasite is finally opening in Orlando.  Get this, here is a movie that won Cannes and is getting great reviews.  It is only playing in 1 theater in Orlando.  Theaters would rather show 2 or 3 screens of Maleficent than show a well reviewed movie.  If it comes to your town, go see Parasite. 

Look at the Shiny Light!

Republicans are trying to identify the whistleblower.  But they are suspiciously quiet about the reason for the investigation.  Even if they could prove some kind of bias, what would it matter.  His own officials are spilling the beans that Trump pressured Ukraine to investigate a political rival.  Republicans have to be some of the dumbest people on earth or maybe just the greediest.  Yesterday they had their storm the castle routine.  Only think missing was the pitchforks and torches.  It turns out most had permission to be there.  They were just making a spectacle for the news.   

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Graham and Trump's Money Men

I wonder if the Two Ukrainian stooges that were arrested for funneling money to republicans are tied to Lindsey Graham?  I had heard in the past that the material Trump blackmails him with has to do with foreign money.  Here we have two guys, who are in debt, spreading lots of money to republicans.  Where'd the money come from? Russia?  Probably. 

T3 Reviews

The reviews are coming out for the new Terminator movie.  I don't want to read them, but it seems like they are hard to ignore.  If anything, they will bring down my expectation.  I will probably enjoy it. 

Florida Embarrassment

Matt Gaetz is doing his best Nazi soldiering for Trump.  Trump gives an order and he blindly obeys.  He's threatened witnesses against Trump.  He's always running conspiracy theories on Trump's State Run News (Fox).  Now he's broken out the torches and pitchforks and gathered the elderly White Republicans to storm a closed door Impeachment inquiry.  This guy is truly a joke. 

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Hollywood Irony!

I was passing a magazine in a store and it had a story about an actor's son and his drug problems.  What is it with Hollywood?  It seems everytime one of them or their family has an issue, they have to share.  It usually revolves around them and some sort of comeback or project.  My personal fave is the actors/actresses that gain lots of weight and then run to Weight Watchers or some other program to cash in on their weight loss.  Then, they gain the weight back and do it again.  Any magazines out their? I have a story about a normal person who was a drug addict and what it did to his life.  Any weight companies wanting to pay me to lose weight using their program, let me know. 

The Final Trailer

Kind of a let down.  I guess we should all be happy that there is still limited information. When we see Star Wars, there will be new things to see.  Tickets are selling at a mad pace.  I'll wait for the smoke to clear, maybe. 

Make Russia Great Again

Looks like Trump is achieving one of Putin's goals for him.  He is singlehandedly  making Russia pertinent again.  By abandoning our allies, he has set Putin up as leader of Syria.  At the same time, he has also set his sights on a NATO member that he allowed to attack our allies against ISIS.  You know his base won't care.  The racists are happy because he is kicking out minorities.  Religious groups are happy because he is putting them in charge of our social lives.  The rich are happy because he is taking our funding for all kinds of programs, especially healthcare and schools.  Companies are happy because they can pollute without barriers or having to clean up their messes. 

Monday, October 21, 2019

Star Wars Final Trailer

I was hoping to see the trailer today.  They are making people tune into football to see it.  It does not really seem like the crowd that goes to Star Wars movies.  Maybe they are going for the parents of children that are dragged by them to see it?  I'll wait for tomorrow.  Lost interest in football years ago. 

We Did it, Get over it! Oh wait a minute! We did not do it!

The idiot chief of staff said crimes are committed all the time in the White House.  Then, he realized that his fellow republicans don't admit to actually trading favors.  He had to come back and say My Bad.  I did not really mean what I said.  It's pretty obvious what they did.  They fired a diplomat, with held aid money appropriated by Congress, then had a wink wink phone exchange without spelling out that they would not get the money unless they helped Trump dig up dirt.  I'm sure Giuliani's people were doing more talking behind the scenes.  But who knows!  He can't seem to keep his big mouth shut.  He's just like the chief of staff.  Maybe, it's a Trump strategy.  Don't admit to something, blame your rivals, ignore it, accept that you did it, and then say the media is out to get you. 

Create Footage for a Preview

We saw Zombieland 2.  We liked it.  My only letdown was that they show most of the movie in the trailers.  I wish Hollywood would film footage not in a comedy movie.  Have it give a feel for what people are about to see.  Create something that will bring people in, not just outtakes.  Surely, it can not be that hard to write an extra scene that gives the essence of the film, and don't call me Shirley.  😁

Friday, October 18, 2019

Zombieland 2

Can't wait for tomorrow.  Got my tickets for Zombieland 2.  I was going to take my girls to a park, but Hurricane season refuses to end.  We have a tropical storm approaching Florida.  That means wind and rain.  It also could spur off tornadoes. Perfect weather for a movie, as long as the power does not cut off or glitch. 

Intense Competition

It looks like people should be worrying more about movie theaters than Netflix going under.  The other day, it was announced that a comedy by Melissa McCarthy and her husband has been pulled from release in theaters so it can go on HBO Max.  Enough movies do that, what are theaters going to do?  The new players are not going to force Netflix to change.  Netflix is already pushing into uncharted territory, while Disney, Apple, etc. will just be starting.  I hope theaters have a plan, but they look like AT&T before they decided to enter the Wireless market.  They bet that phones with wires had plenty of time.  They were wrong. 

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Falling Apart?

Looks like Trump's people are turning on him.  Guess it's because they know if it were him, Trump would throw them under the bus and back up over them.  Of course, it looks like Senators and Congress members have not learned that lesson.  Maybe one day. 

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Kpop Love it or Leave it!

I was reading more about Sulli and her death.  It's sad.  What I find really troubling is what it takes to become a Kpop star.  They have grueling schedules.  Training is non stop.  They have weight check ins.  If you're not the right weight, they shame you.  If you are lucky enough to make it, you have pressures from the entertainment industries and then the fans.  They really go after people on social networks.  I just think it would be a miserable life.  Some say it's the trade in for becoming famous.  They can keep it.  These men and women lose their teen years.  For what?  Fame?  How much money goes to the person over the agency?  I think I have a better understanding why groups tend to be short lived.  People like Psy are rare. 

Jojo Rabbit

Jojo Rabbit is hitting some screens Friday.  If you are lucky enough to have a screening, go see it.  The director is amazing at what he does.  His comedies are funny, without feeling like you've seen them before.  Orlando does not get it until early November.  Sad, seeing some of the movies coming out, the mass marketed movies. 

Streaming Wars

Business sites keep predicting the death of Netflix.  I have a hard time believing that the new ones entering the market will do a lot of damage.  Sure, they might inflict a wound, but Netflix is ahead of them.  They have data that can be used to create shows people want to see.  Can Disney, Apple, etc. create enough new shows to force people to change their habits?  I doubt it.  Netflix appeals to certain groups.  Disney will go after Marvel, Disney, and Lucasfilm fans.  Will that translate into everyone subscribing?  I seriously doubt it. 


The family, who's son was hit by the diplomat's wife in England, visited Trump recently.  Like the crappy reality show he lives, Trump announced that he had the person next door.  Why would they want to talk to her?  They came hoping to have her extradited back to face the courts.  According to her lawyer, she will never go back to there.  Maybe they will get lucky and she'll travel to somewhere England can get to her.  I guess she thought she'd apologize and say my bad, no hard feelings.  Remember, Trump only has the best people under him. 

Monday, October 14, 2019

Parasite is Coming!

If you have a chance, check out the preview for Parasite.

When it comes out, go see it!  We need to show Hollywood that people will go see good movies that revolve around comic books.  I for one will see it when it comes out.  It will be the second time that I will see a Korean film in the theater, subtitles and all.  Bong Joon Ho is an amazing director.  His past movies are worth watching.  Snowpiercer and Okja are probably the easiest to find.  His Korean films are really good.  Mother, The Host, Memories of Murder, and Barking Dogs Never Bite are a few, that I have actually seen. 


I read that a Korean idol was found dead recently.  I actually happened to follow her on Instagram.  From what I read in the news post is that she had been cyberbullied in the past.  I wish these social platforms would censure content like that.  People should not have the right to say mean things to people on line.  If you don't have something nice to say than STFU!  What happened to that golden rule?  I know in our day in age, people like Trump make hate great again.  If you see mean comments on line, report them.  Maybe if enough people do that, the will take control.  If you follow someone and you see it, stand up for them.  It's like the bully at the playground.  Show that person you follow that people can not do this.  I know it will not stop it, but it's a really sad sight to see.  I for one am glad I quit Twitter.  I try to be careful about what I post on Facebook and Instagram. 

Friday, October 11, 2019

Typical Trump

Trump is building up a backlog of debt.  For every city he holds one of his Nazi Hate Rallies, he is leaving them holding security bills.  I think they should not provide it.  He needs protection, get him to pay for a private company.  I'd cite the backlog of debt.  By the end, he'll declare bankruptcy on his campaign and use that benefit for his own finances.  Once a con artist, always a con artist!

The Kurds Failed to Help us During the Civil War!

Idiot Trump has a new outrageous claim that his stupid followers will mimic.  He claims the Kurds did not help us during WWII and that is why he is abandoning them.  Did Putin tell him this or was it has great and unmatched wisdom?  Surprised he did not say the Civil War, Viet Nam or the American Revolution.  This guy is something else. 

Criminal Idiots

Seems that two criminal idiots linked to Trump and his lawyer have been arrested as they tried to flee the US with one way tickets.  Ooops!  Sounds like the Watergate Burglars.  Trump is already claiming not to know him, even though they funneled lots of money to his reelection campaign. Next thing you know, he'll claim they might be coffee boys.  Hope they flip before Barr gets to them! 

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Hurricane Season Nears the End

The ending of hurricane season is approaching.  We are getting rain.  Usually in October, things starts to dry out.  The last weeks of September were dry.  My grass was feeling pain.  I'm sure our HOA was ready to fine us for mother nature.  If these idiots lived up north, they'd fine people for trees going from green to dead.  They'd probably also keep a count of leaves in the yard.  Do you think they make people shovel the snow off of their grass year round?  I would guess yes.  People that run HOA's are just that anal. 

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

The Joker Revisited

Saw the Joker this Weekend.  It's a good movie.  Definitely not for kids.  It's a character study.  A man with a disability who is deprived of assistance, while having his whole life turned inside out.  I don't see where it could cause violence.  Did Taxi Driver in the day?  John Wick has 10 times as many killings.  Why are we not worried that it could not inspire violence?  It's not your typical comic book movie.  I like it for that reason.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Trump News Network

Trump says he wants to create his own network.  I guess he's following in the footsteps of North Korea and Russia.  They both have networks that put out propaganda news.  I thought Fox was his Propaganda Arm?  Guess their coverage has deviated from total devotion. 

Write Your Republican Politicians

Everyone should write their politicians and ask why they are supporting crimes committed by the president.  You know if the shoe were on the other foot, they would be raising hell.  Just imagine if Obama had pressured another country to look into his rivals?  Republican leadership would freeze all government activities to Impeach and arrest him.  Now that a rich, White, "Republican" is doing it, nothing.  They look the other way.  They come up with talking points that mimic the idiot that runs our country.  I wrote my idiot senator and pointed out he supports a government similar to Castro's and Rubio runs on the fact that he is anti Castro. 

Advice Not Asked For

So, it seems Sen Rick Scott is giving advice to Hong Kong Leaders.  He tells her to respect the will of the people.  Rick Scott!  He's Trumps biggest lapdog.  He only fights for Trump things.  That is when he is not lining his own pockets.  Why else would a Thieving Millionaire pay to be Governor of Florida and then spend his ill gotten millions to be Senator?  This is the same guy who stole money from Medicare and then bailed from his hospital with a golden parachute.  Sad thing is, the people he is supposed to protect are the ones he steals from.  To top that off, they support him!  Talk about your irony. 

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Twitter and Trump

Read a story that a lot of Trump's followers are Twitter bots (not really people).  Twitter is refusing to do anything about it.  To me Twitter is becoming a propaganda tool for Authoritarians and crackpots.  It's all about the money and likes.  Hate rules the day.  Even if it comes from a bot.  I'm glad I quit the platform.  I still feel urges to go back and make comments, but I do not.  I will not go back to that platform.  I feel it accomplishes nothing.  It does feed into hate and derision. 

The Joker

Is this movie a social commentary on the sad state of affairs for lonely white men in our society?  Ones that feel that preferential treatment is given to minorities and women?  The more the director keeps talking about it, the more it seems that way.  Next up, Trump defending it as an inspirational movie.  I will have to judge it myself, if I decide to go. 

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Fall the Tease

Shortly after experiencing fall, the hear returned.  That is one of the issues of living in Florida.  The cold never remains.  The humidity has decreased some, but the sun still beats down.  The mosquitoes love it.  Dawn and Dusk literally sucks.