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le 03 janvier 2018

Breaking News:  GOP Scotsman trounces right-wing Irishman, throws under bus...

Trump responds to Steve Bannon's criticisms in new book:
'When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind'

Who is Steve Bannon?

Who is The Hulk?

Who is Luther Strange?

Attempting to create a rift between Trump GOP and the Trump-Bannon wing:  Book: Steve Bannon Calls Kushner, Manafort, Don Jr. Trump Tower Meeting with Russians ‘Treasonous’

Jodie Foster Says Hollywood Is “Ruining” Our ‘Viewing Habits’

- slams superhero movies as 'cinematic equivalent of fracking'...

I agree. And a big reason why Hollywood superhero movie are so vacuous, besides trying to appeal to every market sector across the globe, including China, is because they try to make money off of all the relatively cheap, filler CGI - which they assume are a fail-safe magnet.

As I watched, "Contact," the other night, I thought how cute it was that they mainly used CGI to enhance the experience of Jodie Foster's hyperspace "dream" experience. I even wondered what she would think of today's over-the-top CGI superhero movies, in comparison. I look at the, "Doctor Strange," movie as an example of how CGI is just insane, absurd, impossible, and unbelievable for exhausted audiences, other than impressionable kids and psychopaths. I also look at the latest Star Wars movie - CGI simply was not interesting, in its bigness and absurdity, while it overwhelmed the main creativity which made the first Star Wars successful. "Tomorrowland," was also oppressively over-the-top - although this movie approximated character development, in some Disney way.

I also think that Jodie Foster, with less starring roles today, was bound to be offended by these newer movies, and would want to defend the greatness of her past movies, (namely, "Contact"), and, "Black Mirror". Well, that's how life works, so, good for her. It's like her own little, "# metoo." More and more, there has been an idiocracy growing in Hollywood, which has also bullied directors and actors. It is just one more example of an American institution coming apart oat the seems, because it is filled with people with overgrown egos and expectations. With such a gaggle of jerks, no wonder they do not understand character development, exquisite plot, or the moral needs of the American people. - (I mean "moral" as in, "the need to feel moralised or motivated about life, via art").

The many comments over at LJ's ONTD.

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Posted on 2018.01.03 at 14:12
Russiagates Unleash Flood of Backbiting Backlash...

Manafort sues Mueller in Russia probe

Now ranking #1, at WBUR's "Here and Now" -

'Unrest' Film Sheds Light On 'Invisible' Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - / - AUDIO

This aired yesterday. Look for THE DOCUMENTARY! on PBS coming up on MONDAY!!!

Unrest Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, January 8

Unrest by Jennifer Brea (Monday, January 8, 9:00-10:30 p.m Central Time.)

Jennifer Brea was studying for her PhD when, months before her wedding, she became progressively ill and finally bedridden. When told by her doctor it was “all in her head,” her response was to start filming other sufferers from her bed, gradually deploying crews globally to document the patients that medicine forgot. Unrest gives voice to the millions suffering from Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.) — commonly known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome — telling the stories of people struggling to make a life of meaning when everything changes.


For The Price of a Cup of Tea!

You have probably heard about Mariah Carey's infamous request for tea during her New Years Eve broadcast. "I was told there would be tea!" Some are villifying her for her rudeness as if she were one of the latest sex-abusers or the Rat-Pack of the 2000's. But it's not like she signed a yearbook or displayed her jewels to the smut-craven paparazzi. She asked for tea - and what is wrong with tea? Tea is important. It was cold outside! If you consider that, not only was tea in the contract, and Mariah was striving so hard not to flub her appearance this time around, and it was colder than brass monkey balls in NYC - BUT SHE WAS ALSO DRESSED LIKE THIS ...

She deserved to bitch to high heavens for tea if she wanted to! Fgs - some people do not realise when someone is doing this country a big favour, trying to give us their all, even when, behind closed doors, they are often depressed, drug-swilling insomniacs with some chronic illness or another. I mean - it is like an oceans of crocodiles out there, these days.

Thank you, Mariah! Go on a vacation now, drink lots of Bermuda tea, and get your stunning profile plastered all over the Daily Mail.

'I was told there would be tea': Pop diva Mariah Carey calls her New Year's Eve show a 'disaster' as she breaks live broadcast to demand a hot drink... one year after shambolic Rockin' Eve performance in NYC

Oddly, there is mostly praise for her in the comments section of the LJ ONTD rag!

Like war, Christmas isn't over 'til it's over...

christmas_365 ...

After reposting about the amazing Christmas 'Truce' of 1914, during WW1, I now find pictures and illustrations of the historical event! They were in my favourite "fake news" site, but there also pics in the wikipedia page.

An artist’s impression from The Illustrated London News of 9 January 1915: “British and German Soldiers Arm-in-Arm Exchanging Headgear: A Christmas Truce between Opposing Trenches.” Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

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Also, will NASA ever succeed in its efforts to find extraterrestrials who look like Dennis Quaid or James Carville?

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