Top Chef’s Joe Sasto and the power of crystals

In an ear­li­er arti­cle I talked about Top Chef con­tes­tant Joe Sasto’s com­ments about kick­ing men in the balls, seem­ing­ly as a form of express­ing dis­agree­ment with men order­ing bev­er­ages that Joe doesn’t con­sid­er to be mas­cu­line:  What Joe said was, “Where I’m from if you ordered one of those you’d get kicked in the nuts.”  This was in ref­er­ence to the German drink known as a radler — what many oth­ers may know as a shandy.  At the time I won­dered…

"Top Chef’s Joe Sasto and the power of crystals"

Tyra Banks Continues Her Attack On The President

This week I watched S24E03, Beauty Is a Trademark, of , and again this week (they took a break dur­ing episode 2, at least) the pro­duc­ers of ANTM felt it nec­es­sary to pro­vide a plat­form of vul­gar­i­ty and hate direct­ed at the President of the United States, framed as some sort of empow­er­ing young women to … I’m not sure what. It was the ANTM famous makeovers episode  —  there’s one every sea­son  —  where has cho­sen a sig­na­ture “look” (just a new…

"Tyra Banks Continues Her Attack On The President"

The Normalization of Sexual Assault Against Men

I’ve long been of the opin­ion, and spo­ken pub­licly about the dou­ble-stan­­dard that exists in Western soci­ety, at least, when it comes to vio­lence against men vs. vio­lence against women, and sex­u­al assault against men vs. sex­u­al assault against women.  The fact of the mat­ter is, of course, that there should be no “vs,” and no debate about the fact that, basi­cal­ly, what is good for the goose is good for the gan­der when it…

"The Normalization of Sexual Assault Against Men"

Jim Carrey’s Dumb & Dumber opinions about Trump

As every­one and his broth­er has now heard there was a major moment in this past week­end when an employ­ee of the (Hi-EMA) acci­den­tal­ly sent out a warn­ing to Hawaii’s 1.5 mil­lion res­i­dents (and any num­ber of vaca­tion­ing tourists and oth­er vis­i­tors) that a was on an inbound tra­jec­to­ry for the and could strike any­where on near­by land or water with­in min­utes.  The emer­gency alert was sent out via cell phone text mes­sag­ing, radio, and tele­vi­sion. The…

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The indoctrination of American youth continues

Cycle” 24 of ’ (ANTM) returned to so-called this week, and as with any­thing and every­thing in “the age of Donald Trump” (a term often being ref­er­enced late­ly) the pro­duc­ers appar­ent­ly felt it nec­es­sary for them to to their view­er­ship by neg­a­tive­ly ref­er­enc­ing America’s 45th President mere moments into the first episode of the sea­son, and to go fur­ther still by fea­tur­ing a contestant’s quote asso­ci­at­ing Mr. Trump with racism. I know your par­ents might be…

"The indoctrination of American youth continues"

Don’t be fooled by Oprah Winfrey

Here’s why America’s pre­mier snake oil sales­woman will nev­er run for the office of President of the United States of America: Oprah Winfrey is respon­si­ble for pro­mot­ing a whole vari­ety of quack med­ical nos­trums and launch­ing the careers of ques­tion­able experts. She’s nev­er sug­gest­ed that she would.  She made lit­tle more than a joke or an off-the-cuff remark at the , and the very fake news media ran with this as part of their inces­sant #NeverTrump and…

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Mrs. Brown’s Boys 2017 Christmas Special

Metro UK pub­lished the fol­low­ing arti­cle (review/opinion) on December 29, 2017: Mrs Brown’s Boys pulls in up to 9 mil­lion view­ers – but who the hell is watch­ing it and why? Who the hell is watch­ing it?  Whether it’s polit­i­cal­ly, social­ly, eco­nom­i­cal­ly, cul­tur­al­ly … the media elites are so out of touch with the soci­eties and com­mu­ni­ties they live in that they sim­ply can­not under­stand how and why any­one could pos­si­bly find Mrs. Brown’s Boys fun­ny, enter­tain­ing or…

"Mrs. Brown’s Boys 2017 Christmas Special"