Taylor Swift Attacked!!


OMG!:

Taylor Swift was attacked during her performance at the 2014 Grammys. Like a pro, the attack didn’t faze her and she kept on singing.


Oh, the humanity! Is nothing sacred?

Michael Rapaport as Daryl Crowe is an awesome addition to Justified this season. So is Amy Smart. Was there anything else on television last night?

This is an open thread.



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156 Responses to Taylor Swift Attacked!!

  1. The Klown says:

    I wanted to write a full post on the importance of ethics and principles but it needs more thinkin’ time first. It started with a discussion about Michael Grimm on Twitter between Lee Stranahan, Todd Kincannon and Nick Searcy to which I contributed my two cents.

  2. The Klown says:
  3. Somebody says:

    Poll shows only 3% think the state of the union is strong, bigger news it’s from an NBC poll
    http://weaselzippers.us/percentage-of-americans-who-think-country-is-strong-under-obama-3/

    In even bigger news The Crawdad Hole has been added to MOTUS’s sidebar blogroll.http://www.michellesmirror.com/

    • foxyladi14 says:

      Wow!!! Congrats!!! 🙂

    • DeniseVB says:

      MOTUS made an appearance on our FB page yesterday and we got a shout out link on her blog 😀 Most of her followers are reformed Dems from back in the Hillbuzz days and other sites that started taking the Obamas too seriously. Great snarkilicious stuff. Once the media made Michelle a Fashion Icon, MOTUS became the antidote.

  4. DeniseVB says:

    This is why our area cancels school when snow/ice is forecasted. Kids in Atlanta were stuck in schools, or worse, their school buses overnight 😦

    • The Klown says:

      Up nawth, yankees call 1-3 inches of snow a “light dusting.” In Russia they call it “Summer.”

      • elliesmom says:

        It has to hit 4 inches before I even get out a shovel.

      • Somebody says:

        The difference is up north they have the equipment to keep their roads clear. Snow and ice are such rare events in the deep south that they have very little if any equipment.

        The forecast for Atlanta, Montgomery, Birmingham and many other areas of the south to get snow and ice has been out there for a week. I don’t understand why school wasn’t closed yesterday. I don’t understand how county and state officials keep claiming they were caught by surprise.

        We have ice and sleet in our forecast for this afternoon into the early evening, our schools aren’t closed today. I’m sure if the freezing precipitation makes it to our area local officials here will also claim to have been caught by surprise. We have multiple bridges, many of which are very steep and absoultely no road equipment for snow. If we get ice it won’t be pretty.

        • elliesmom says:

          Yes, we do. But we also have acquired the driving skills to cope with small amounts of snow and ice before the roads are treated. I live on a small side street, and it takes awhile for the plows to get to us. School buses routinely drive kids home over unplowed streets. I wouldn’t get up on the interstate until the road was plowed, but cars with all weather tires and school buses on town roads do just fine. I don’t how you learn to drive in snow until you’re there, though. I have a southern friend who lived here for awhile, and then returned home to Georgia. She is in demand as a chauffeur when the snow falls. She thinks it’s funny.

        • votermom says:

          Where I grew up drivers needed to know how to drive in flooded streets ( never take your foot off the gas is one tip)

        • Somebody says:

          True we lack snow and ice driving skills down here. My eldest daughter is north of Charlotte and they got quite a bit of snow yesterday. She knew it was coming so she went to work early and worked through lunch, so she could leave early. She’s working from home today with approval from her boss because she’s never driven in snow. She is going to have to learn sometime though.

          One thing southerners particularly Floridians are really good at driving in is rain. We routinely drive in torrential thunderstorms.

        • The Klown says:

          The only kind of driving that Californios are good at is multitasking while driving at high speeds in bumper to bumper traffic. I’ve seen women talk on the phone, do their eye make-up and eat a bowl of cereal all at the same time while commuting at 80 miles an hour.

          But a little fog or precipitation and we’re completely lost.

    • votermom says:

      I retweeted a comment to that said “what good parenting and bad government look like”

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      I may joke about the reaction to snow in Eastern VA, but I always admired that they knew it was not the norm and just called things off up front.

      And then there are all those bridges (and tunnels in Eastern VA). It can get very nasty very fast. There is a reason for those “bridges freeze before road surface” signs. This includes over passes and on/off ramps. If you do not have experience – it does not take much to bring things to a halt.

      There was plenty of warning that the storm was headed their way- and given the weather patterns so far this season – you would think that Atlanta and others would have taken it as seriously as their neighbors appeared to have done.

      It is not just about the snow or even government having the right equipment. Most residents do not have winter coats and boots, mittens . . . . Let alone shovels. Yea – keeping schools open was a great idea.

      • The Klown says:

        I doubt that the government officials around here would know what to do if snow was forecast for Central California. Or the drivers either.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Virginia Beach, 1980. The local governments waved off a dusting prediction that turned into the Storm of the Century (locally, that is). The circus was in town and 5k+ were packed into the local area, all ended up spending the night. All the bases released their “non-essential” personnel early, but my husband’s Generalissimo said “Marines are never non-essential, so you will stay until all the panty-waists get home”. Took my husband 12 hours to drive 10 miles that night. Good times, I think that was the first and last time our Governor declared Marshall Law! We, in the Tidewater/Outer Banks, have lived in fear of those “special snowflakes” ever since 😀

  5. The Klown says:

    WTF? Put down the Koolaid and step away from the punchbowl!

  6. votermom says:

    So that guy Grimm. I admit when O saw the big eyed bunny reporter breathlessly tell his tale I laughed.

  7. votermom says:

    Ted Cruz has a wsj op ed

  8. The Klown says:
  9. votermom says:

    From comments, I don’t have the link:

    By FOX NEWS – A number of motorists who had to abandon their vehicles in the snow on Highway 280 outside of Birmingham, Ala. were able to find shelter in the storm thanks to the kindness and generosity of Chick-fil-A restaurant employees and the restaurant’s owner, Mark Meadows.

    “We cooked several hundred sandwiches and stood out on both sides of 280 and handed out the sandwiches to anyone we could get to – as long as we had food to give out.”

    The staffers braved the falling snow and ice and Chick-fil-A refused to take a single penny for their sandwiches.

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  12. votermom says:

    Ted Cruz 6 min reaction to SOTU

  13. helenk3 says:

    http://weaselzippers.us/boehner-says-he-has-a-weak-hand-in-the-latest-round-of-debt-poker/

    this fool boehner gets on my last nerve.
    grow a pair fool.
    you never tell your poker opponent what is in your hand

    • The Klown says:

      I drink beer so I’ll be okay.

    • 49erDweet says:

      In my experience San Joaquin Valley cities still have a little time left for snow to reach the Sierra before they know the full scope of their own particular drought situation, Mid-valley cities have deep wells with good groundwater reserves, that they do need replenishing after a dry spell.

      Most areas in that story were coastal and have been borderline sufficient for years. The big hit is going to be in agriculture, which uses 80% of CA’s water. Right now the planting season is going on but that could stop real soon if it doesn’t rain within a week or so. THEN there would be a huge economic loss to CA but that would only provide an excuse to waste more public funds. So it’s all good.

      What’s kept Desalinization from being adopted in the past is the overabundance and low cost of the groundwater supply, not the lack.

    • 49erDweet says:

      Helen, apparently thanks to you bringing it up the NWS just posted a winter weather warning for the Sierra behind Myiq for storms beginning after 10pm tonight with 5 to 12 inches of snow and winds of 55mph. To last about 18 hours.
      I commented yesterday the Pacific High Ridge might have been broken, so maybe most of us will survive. Unless the beer trucks don’t have tire chains, that is.

  14. The Klown says:
  15. helenk3 says:

    my daughter from NJ traveled to Georgia to help a friend get their home ready to rent.
    my advice stay off the roads. you know how to drive in ice and snow but the drivers down there do not

    no matter how old they get they still give you grey hair

  16. helenk3 says:

    http://weaselzippers.us/lib-civil-rights-activist-obama-has-to-use-executive-actions-because-he-is-black/

    they really have no good excuse for installing and lazy, unwilling to work with others in the whitehouse, so they use this really getting old excuse

    • helenk3 says:

      should read this lazy and unwilling to work with others load in the whitehouse

    • The Klown says:

      If Hillary wins we’ll spend 4-8 years hearing how the GOP won’t cooperate with her because they hate wimmenz.

    • wmcb says:

      So, they are saying that if one puts a black man in power, he literally has no choice but to abuse that power? And to be excused for it?

      Okay. I’ll buy it. But does this idiot not realize that by pushing that point of view, the entirely normal, human, predictable reaction to that will be: remind us to never ever ever put a black man in power ever again.

      This is the dark underside of cynically using race, sex, minority status or whatever as an unassailable excuse/lever of power. The reaction to that (and yes, the reaction WILL occur) will not be pretty at all.

      *shrug* Someone reading that can say that’s what I’d like to see happen. Um, nope. Not at all. I’m just an observer. And I’ve been observing human nature and human behavior for a long long time. Putting your fingers in your ears and saying “LALALALA!! Reality won’t happen this time, because I personally find reality distasteful and icky” is bad mojo. I’d say the same to the wacko man-hating jeering feminists. Keep pushing men and see what kind of monsters you create. Does that excuse the men? Nope. Just pointing out that reaction happens. Always.

      Again, not approving, just observing. Saying “HIS FUCKING FINGERS ARE GOING TO FALL OFF” while observing a leper does not make me a champion of leprosy or proponent of finger-lopping. Just a realist.

        • wmcb says:

          BAHAHAHAHAHA!!! It’s a difficult thing to be a cold-eyed observer of human nature in reality, without a rainbow unicorn scented Utopian bone in my entire body. Mankind is what it is. Best deal with what is.

      • wmcb says:

        It’s actually very interesting and curious to me, this modern mindset that noticing what IS is automatically a value judgement. WTF ever gave people that idea? But seriously, one cannot make an observation anymore without it being automatically assumed that one is in favor of what one is predicting/noticing. It’s like these hive brains cannot even separate IS from WANT. REALITY from WISH. There is no division there, for them. For them, that which they speak, they approve. That which they do not wish must not be spoken. They are literally incapable of making an utterance which is not also a value judgement . The entire concept is foreign to them. Ergo, if I speak it, I must wish it.

        It’s freaky as hell. And it’s the root cause of why we’ve all been railed at in our Cassandra-ness from all sides. Saying something because it’s true and/or likely to happen cannot exist in their world. We must have an agenda. We MUST. Because they always do.

        • elliesmom says:

          Do you know saying abortion is not a litmus test for who you vote for means you want to put any woman who has an abortion in jail? And ban birth control? I found that out today. Good to know.

        • wmcb says:

          Yep. Same way that saying that the “Arab Spring” or attacking Syria was a BAD idea, meant that one totally approved of Mubarak or Assad’s abuses. Because “Be careful, here” is totally the same as “YAY dictators! Love ’em!” Morons.

  17. helenk3 says:

    http://allenbwest.com/2014/01/sotu-small-balls-wounded-warrior-gets-stabbed-back/

    WOW Alan West really nailed it

    small balls and a wounded warrior gets stabbed in the back

  18. The Klown says:

    How would you like to be taking a course in feminism/gender studies/women’s studies and find this in the syllabus?:

    Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex: A Black Feminist Critique of Anti-Discrimination Doctrine, Feminist Theory, and Antiracist Politics

    Wasn’t this a selection on Oprah’s book club?

    • The Klown says:

      This is some cray cray shit:

      In a revolution-eats-its-own irony, some online feminists have even deemed the word “vagina” problematic. In January, the actress and activist Martha Plimpton tweeted about a benefit for Texas abortion funds called “A Night of a Thousand Vaginas,” sponsored by A Is For, a reproductive rights organization she’s involved with. Plimpton was surprised when some offended Internet feminists urged people to stay away, arguing that emphasizing “vaginas” hurts trans men who don’t want their reproductive organs coded as female. “Given the constant genital policing, you can’t expect trans folks to feel included by an event title focused on a policed, binary genital,” tweeted @DrJaneChi, an abortion and transgender health provider. (She mentioned “internal genitals” as an alternative.) When Plimpton insisted that she would continue to say “vagina,” her feed filled up with indignation. “So you’re really committed to doubling down on using a term that you’ve been told many times is exclusionary & harmful?” asked one self-described intersectional feminist blogger.

    • 49erDweet says:

      Don’t those courses come with T-shirts that read: “Go ahead and hit me. I’m already a certified VICTIM”

  19. The Klown says:
    • wmcb says:

      Dead on. The higher echelons of our govt, our media, our universities, our scientific foundations, our non-profits and other quasi-public/influential structures are MARKEDLY incestuous. Markedly. They are as closed and insular and inter-marrying and cloistered a society as has ever existed in any Versailles. And they despise us. And we know it. When in history has this ever ended well?

  20. The Klown says:
    • 49erDweet says:

      As bad as it is, the rest are even worse. Have noticed in the past ten years the £ has slid from $1.91 to $1.36. If that continued we’d reach parity around 2020. Haven’t followed the € to the $ lately but a few years ago it was unimpressive.

  21. westcoaster says:

    Obama should have taken his aides’ advice for the SOTU speech:
    http://www.theonion.com/articles/aides-advise-obama-to-avoid-any-mention-of-america,35085/

  22. helenk3 says:

    http://washingtonexaminer.com/consumer-bureau-data-mining-hundreds-of-millions-of-consumer-credit-card-accounts-mortgages/article/2543039

    isn’t this just peachy
    another government spying on consumers program that is not protected from hackers

    Dandy just how bad can this turn out to be??

  23. westcoaster says:

    Snowden gets nominated for Peace Prize (sweet revenge :))
    http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/01/29-2

    • 49erDweet says:

      Ah, the sweet aroma of schadenfreude permeates the world as TV screens implode in and around Washington DC tonight when this news is broadcast.

      • leslie says:

        So far, I haven’t heard anything here. (To be honest, I wasn’t home for the national broadcast.)

    • wmcb says:

      I hope he wins. Not because I think he’s a hero. Just because I’m juuuust fucking disgusted and subversive enough to cheer any finger poked in the eye of the ruling class.

    • wmcb says:

      I’d rather they get a good education. On the other hand, I’m a realist. I’d rather them get paid than shunted into “fake” easy A courses just to say we gave them a degree. If all they really have going for them is their athletic skill (and no, not every gifted athlete is truly capable of college level work – some are, but not all), then why shouldn’t they just be honest about it and get paid for what they can do well?

      • The Klown says:

        Either that or let them go straight to the pros outta high school like they do in baseball. The NCAA is the NFL’s farm system.

        • wmcb says:

          Yep. That would actually be the best solution, and whatever athletes were in college would be there because they actually wanted to go to college. But that would drain the talent from college ball, and the big university poobahs who make lots of money off of college ball will never stand for it. It’s a cash cow for the school.

  24. wmcb says:

    This is an effective ad. Brilliant.

  25. wmcb says:

    Chicago residents are not too happy with Obama’s SOTU address:

    • The Klown says:

      I feel bad for the black community, because over the last five years they have gotten screwed over worse than anybody else. The difference between what they voted for and what they actually got is greater than any other group.

      They will be paying the price for Obama’s racial divisiveness for many years after he leaves office.

      • The Klown says:

        To be fair, Obama is not entirely to blame. The Democrats and black leaders bear much of the responsibility.

        Along with Obama they have sold the black community a huge pile of shit. If the GOP tried to do to the black community what the Democrats have actually done to them the last 50 years, there would be riots. As a group they have lost ground in every area since the end of the civil rights era.

        • wmcb says:

          I’ve had some older black people talk to me about the thriving black middle class businesses that used to exist. Of course, many of them were in their “own” neighborhoods, where they had their “own” business district. Was the civil rights movement good? Of course it was. But one side effect that no one thought of countering, when they started bussing black kids all over the city, and moving blacks into white neighborhoods, was that they destroyed the cohesiveness of black neighborhoods as well. And not all of that cohesiveness and sense of “we take care of our own, and have our own society” was bad.

          I’m not saying that the CRA and all that came from it was bad – not in the least. Most was good. Nor that welfare/foodstamps is bad. But we sure as hell do take on these well-intentioned projects with NO regard for unintended consequences. Then we compound the error by quickly SHUTTING UP anyone pointing out the problems that arise. We don’t rethink and adjust. A few people started noticing what was being done to black communities decades ago, at a time when much of the unintended consequences could have been addressed and fixed. But it’s the same old story: you couldn’t SAY it without being accused of YOU HATE THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT AND WANT TO GO BACKWARDS, YOU HATER! (Which no one sane was saying, ever.) Programs, once put in place, attained a status of Holy Tradition, the Sacraments that proved our non-racism.

          To believe that all of the problems in the black community are the result of racism, you have to believe that society as a whole is MORE racist today than in the 50’s – which is asinine on its face. But I guess the proggies have to either stubbornly believe that, or face the unpalatable truth that their blind utopian do-gooding has caused actual, real, horrible harm that is staring them in the face. And that fucks with their spotless-savior-of-the-world self-image, and so that is a truth they will not face. They will create mythical racists under every bush before they ever admit that their Beautiful Vision was flawed, and should have been adjusted.

        • wmcb says:

          Shorter me: If you can look at Detroit or Chicago, and say that the way we as a nation have tried to “help” the black community is a smashing success, and we should just do even more of it, you are a flaming loon. You are a ecstatic religious zealot in your politics, not a thinking person.

  26. mothy67 says:

    WMCB your post about older black people made me recall reading the critiques from when it was published of Their Eyes Were Watching God in college. Been more than twenty years but if I recall correctly she was vilified for presenting the black community as she saw it and herself. She was attacked by the Harlem Renaissance movement. Made no apologies. Was falsely accused of molesting a 10 year old boy and died living in a welfare hospice. Relegated to obscurity until Alice Walker dusted her off.

    • wmcb says:

      Progs have a deep deep need to not only recognize bad things that existed (and they did) but to categorically deny that the black community EVER had ANYTHING of value or goodness that was not a direct result of the progs’ benevolence.

      Thus you get howls of protest when any person (even a black one) points out that despite real inequities, many black people had homes and families and businesses and were fairly content and happy and fulfilled even prior to 1963. No, you MUST believe that every single black american lived lives of constant terror and poverty and unrelentling threat of lynching daily, until the Benevolent Democratic Party (actually, it was the Republicans, but they ignore that) came along and Redeemed them. Any history that does not actively reinforce the Glorious Progressive Narrative is taboo and BadThink – even history that readily admits there were many facets to life, some good, some horrible.

      The rad feminists do this shit too. Every single woman prior to the 60’s lived a life of terrible oppression and misery and pent up longing. ALL of them. The ones who say they were perfectly happy and fulfilled as wives and mothers were brainwashed or deluded or even more oppressed. We are not allowed to hear from them – how backward.

  27. mothy67 says:

    Need to re-read Eyes and a biography(of Hurston). Love this from Wikipedia
    In 1951, for example, Hurston argued that New Deal economic support created a harmful dependency by African Americans on the government, and that this dependency ceded too much power to politicians.[30]

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zora_Neale_Hurston

    • wmcb says:

      Well, that Hurston must have been a racist Teapartier.

      • mothy67 says:

        Yep.
        More re
        “She voiced this opposition in a letter, “Court Order Can’t Make the Races Mix”, that was published in the Orlando Sentinel in August 1955. Hurston had not reversed her long-time opposition to segregation. Rather, she feared that the Court’s ruling could become a precedent for an all-powerful federal government to undermine individual liberty on a broad range of issues in the future.[40][41] Hurston also opposed preferential treatment for African-Americans, saying:

        If I say a whole system must be upset for me to win, I am saying that I cannot sit in the game, and that safer rules must be made to give me a chance. I repudiate that. If others are in there, deal me a hand and let me see what I can make of it, even though I know some in there are dealing from the bottom and cheating like hell in other ways.[36]”

        wiki

        • wmcb says:

          If we had not done affirmative action, the first generation or two right after the CRA would have had a tough, unfair row to hoe, no doubt. But once those barriers were breached, by sweat and intelligence, not by preference, the successive generations would have had a MUCH firmer foundation. Respect earned is always best, even if it must be earned by clawing your way up. Token respect forced by gunpoint is always suspect, and leaves the taint of insincerity and doubt in its wake.

          Is that “fair”? Nope. But it’s the way human beings are wired.

    • wmcb says:

      “Democracy” has become not rule by the many, but rule by the few who can comandeer the narratives and the dependency enough to control large blocs of voters.

      It’s worse than mob rule. It’s rule by the creators of the message and dispensers of the benes. The voters are just the commodity they haggle and trade over. As a result, they will NEVER stop meddling and interfering in our lives, because they retain their power by demonstrating their ability to move us (the crowds) and fuck with us.

      I daresay a peasant in Medieval England, despite having a Lord and King who had the power of life and death over him, had less meddling and interference in his daily affairs from his sovereigns than I do. After all, that whole life and death thing really wasn’t likely to crop up other than in extreme circumstances, and otherwise he was left to his life (such as it was.)

      I am so freaking tired of the CONSTANT busybody intrusiveness of our “democracy”, I’d almost trade just for the daily peace of being left the FUCK alone for the most part, barring extremity or very bad luck. Almost. 😉

      • wmcb says:

        Yes, I’m a goddamned subversive at heart. I don’t even have an ideology anymore, unless it consists mostly of poking sticks in the eye of TPTB, idly musing on the supposedly unthinkable and unspeakable right out loud, and pulling back the curtains on those who actually hold power, exposing them as charlatans mouthing “The People!!” while they consolidate very very concentrated power hand over fist.

      • mothy67 says:

        I hear that.
        Still boggles my mind that people are accepting so much without batting an eye. Health records online? NSA? Mandates? Sin taxes?
        I have a theory that it may be safer to vote for women than men. Sometimes I wonder what goods they got on some of those clowns. Most computers come with cameras which can be turned on remotely by a high school hacker. Easy to catch a Boehner pleasuring himself to the pandas at the zoo and they did repeatedly mention the closing during the shutdown. Do what we say or we’ll show the world what a freak you are.

      • The Klown says:

        Modern society does two things simultaneously – we glorify the pre-industrial lifestyle while denigrating the political/economic systems of that same period.

        OTOH progs treat everything since the dawn of the industrial age as a horrible situation for 99% of humanity, allieviated only by their own noble efforts.

      • DandyTIger says:

        See what you guys have done. You have wmcb pissed off at politics again. I’m going back to drinking.

  28. mothy67 says:

    I am even more annoyed by being preached to or instructed by what should be entertainment. I was watching Good Luck Charlie with my 7 year old niece and I guess as the show is ending they decided to go out being edgy and had two mothers on the show. Episode wasn’t preachy, but there was no warning. Thankfully da brat didn’t seem to notice as I wasn’t prepared for a response. Someday there may be no need to explain but we are not there yet and I don’t think ambushing parents and using a kids show to force acceptance is the way to go about it. When I think the time is right I’ll tell her I’m gay and if she encounters real people in such a relationship we’ll talk. Just annoys me that the producers of the show(Disney) who make billions off of families presume to see it as their place to educate someone else’s children. It wouldn’t be difficult for me with a 7 year old, but a 12 to 14 kid. Also I never let the squid watch anything that I haven’t seen first and never anything alone. Lots of parents use the TV as a babysitter and gay parenting/marriage is still an issue and one that could lead to a lot of confusion for a kid. This constant push about gays is becoming so overbearing. Every fricking day. Gonna lead to a lot of backlash. I didn’t watch the SOTU but I was disappointed that there were no nuptials. Though for sure Harry Reid and some RINO were going to tie the knot and end gridlock.

    • wmcb says:

      I don’t mind stuff like that on TV or in books if it’s just matter-of-fact, and makes sense for the characters. But I HATE HATE HATE with a passion a book (or show) that decides they need to have a “message”. Nothing in this world will make me slam a book shut faster than that.

      Tell me a damn story. And make it well-written and entertaining and engaging. The moment I get a whiff that you are deliberately trying to sell me on “Captain Jesus’ Adventures in Moralityland”, or “Captain Transgendered Twattle’s Brave Fight Against Discrimination And How You Can Help”, I get disgusted.

      Don’t preach at me in your art. Ever. It’s a travesty. If a message “happens” organically and integrally to a good story, great. Otherwise, go write manifestos or a blog, not a fucking novel.

      • mothy67 says:

        It’s the fact that it was a kids comedy show not known for heavy subject matter on a kids network that bothered me. I applaud the way they did it but it is still a controversial issue and I would have watched it anyhow but I’d have preferred a heads up first. I actually really like the show. Funny in the way the 8 pm shows were when I was a kid.
        I cannot watch a Spielberg, Damon or a Clooney film even when I agree with the POV. Schindler’s List did it for me. Fine until the end speech. Do they really think that the public is that daft that everything has to be spelled out in big letters. Clooney’s latest(Monument Men) is getting trashed by the critics for that very reason. Can’t think of a book that has turned me off in that manner except for maybe The Fountainhead which I knew what I was getting into when I picked it up and although I do not worship at the alter of Ayn Rand I can, decades later, appreciate her and do believe I benefited by having read it when I did.

        • The Klown says:

          A lot of preachy movies have been dying at the box office.

          I go to movies to be entertained. Since my kids grew up and I quit dating I have no other reason to spend money in a theater.

          I am not entertained by preaching, special effects, violence, sex or toilet humor. I don’t mind some of those things if they are integral to the story, but they are all non-essential.

          It is the storytelling that matters. Tell me an entertaining story. Make me laugh, cry, shudder, cheer or whatever you want, but you need to entertain me.

          Give me something worth $10 and two hours of my time.

  29. mothy67 says:

    It’s not just the newer films either. My idea of hell would be trapped in a theater watching It’s a Wonderful Life and Forrest Gump for all eternity.

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