I suspect almost everyone here has seen Animal House at least two (if not a dozen) times. This is a fun documentary about its creation. Why would you want to watch it? As Stork would say: “Well what the hell we s’posed to do, ya mo-ron?”
It’s shaping up to be another terrific day for me. This scene is a favorite of mine, which I’m sure is a common sentiment among Slopers. Perhaps one of my favorite dialog exchanges of all time:
“How you feeling this morning?”
“Like a mean mother-fucker, sir!”
I just finished watching, for the umpteenth time, Spartan, starring Val Kilmer. Made in 2004, it is absolutely superb. There’s nothing quite like a David Mamet screenplay. I offer one of my favorite quotes from the movie, which should be Slope’s motto: “I’ve got two things for you boys. That’s a stiff dick and bubble gum. And guess what: I’m all out of bubble gum.”
I was delighted to find out that Twin Peaks, a favorite show of mine, was returning after twenty-five years. And then this occurred to me……….
I’ve made a conscious decision to pretty much move on from the silliness of Trump towers, erections, pants tents and other Trump-centric commentary after having fully wallowed in it last week and incorporated it into NFTRH 421, which is a serious piece of work that also worked in these themes. I am actually very concerned that we have put an unqualified spectacle in the White House; a product of American TV and leveraged ‘capitalism’. A media star.
Here is a screen shot of page 41. It’s the Society of the Spectacle.
What is it? The MEDIA BUBBLE!
Seriously, who has time to check out all available sources of news these days? And, where do you start? Who do you trust for fair and accurate information?
Middle-class working folks are too busy trying to earn a living and create a healthy and balanced life for their families to worry about who is saying what and try to figure out who’s relaying true facts.
I was tidying up some things in my home office today, and I noticed a couple of binders that I hadn’t looked at in years. They were labeled “Tim’s Trading Tome” volumes one and two. In them were hundreds of pages and charts I had collected in late 2008, 2009, and 2010, Early 2009 of course, was the bottom of the market, and we began a multi-hundred-percent climb (in the case of some stocks, multi-thousand-percent) climb.
Naturally, though, on the heels of the financial crisis, there were plenty of popular publications that were saying it was the start of something much bigger. Here’s a snippet from one we all know: