Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Thoughts on Clara's Heart


via Giphy/Courtesy Warner Bros.

"What a strange child you are. Sometime you feel so strange to me, I think, I don' know you at all."
"Of course you know me. You know me better than anyone."
"Not true. Nobody ever really knows anyone. And just when you think you do, people change right before your eyes."

Cinnabon's On The Menu And Other Tuesday Headlines

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September 21st Is... The International Banana Festival

'Democrats Should Welcome Those Fleeing Political Violence' [The Bulwark]

People Who Work At The Happiest Place On Earth Would Like A Living Wage [Wonkette]

Monday, September 20, 2021

Politics Corner September 20th


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The Supreme Court will dive back into abortion abolition on December 1st. This time they should have to justify their "non-partisan" decision with more than just a generic paragraph. [NPR]

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What's On Tonight (Tuesday): Can't Get Enough Of That GOAT

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Jeopardy! recap for Mon., Sept. 20

 Here are today's contestants:

- Tracy, an accountant, has a connection to President Taft;

- Carlo, a post-doctoral researcher, looks like Troy Polamalu (at least in Pittsburgh); and

- Matt, a Ph.D. student, was able to relate to a tardy bat. Matt is a 23-day champ with winnings of $825,801.

Thoughts on The Last Temptation of Christ


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"Mary, why are you crying? Didn't you see them? ... When he spoke to you, there were thousands of blue wings behind him. I swear to you, Mary, there were armies of angels."
"There were?"
"I'd be happier if there weren't."

Sportsball September 20th


Footballs, baseball, golf and PUPPIES

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Sunday, September 19, 2021

What's On Tonight (Monday): Conversion Therapy

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Politics Corner September 19th


Via National Park Service

Yesterday was the anniversary of Ruth Bader Ginsberg's death. That was bad enough. The Republicans pushing through Amy Coney Barrett was even worse and led to the "we're not partisan" hyper-partisan Supreme Court that unleashed hell in Texas. [Guardian]

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Political discussion welcome.

73rd Primetime Emmy Awards (2021): Live Thread

Drama series nominees: The Boys / Bridgerton / The Crown / The Handmaid's Tale / Lovecraft Country / The Mandalorian / Pose / This Is Us 

WELCOME to the live thread for the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards! This is your space to sound-off during the annual Emmy ceremony as well as the red carpet arrival, if you arrive early and have thoughts on the fashion. Give us your witty comments, hot takes, and sharp criticisms to help make this long award show tolerable (but it's gotta be better than this year's Oscars, right?). Winners will be announced in the comment stream (gifs included) and will also be intermittently added to The Winner's Guide section below. So let's get to it!

Cancellation League Update


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URGENT!: The deadline to be a contestant/change your ballot is 8 p.m. tomorrow, Monday, Sept. 20.

Totally Tunes: Nothing At All

 It's not exactly as if I have ran out of ideas, y'know? But sometimes you just feel like writing about nothing. Hilariously, there are a lot of songs that fit this theme, so let's go for the two birds for one stone special and submerge into the waters of nothing songs.

Hey, Clint! You forgot your chair! via Pexels

Let's start with this wonderful Manic Street Preachers collaboration track about nothingness, melancholic feelings, and other asserted Manics stuff.

CBSSM: James 💜's Barbra

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Thoughts on Patty Hearst


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"Miss Hearst, one of my fields is lie detection. Someone who is simulating would try to make things sound more favorable. I'm convinced you're telling the truth. The only surprising thing is that you're hear to tell it. Very strong men under far less tortuous conditions have just curled up and died."
"... Is that supposed to make me feel better?"

Saturday, September 18, 2021

What's On Tonight (Sunday): Island in the sun

Fantasy Island

And the Emmy goes to... Here's what's on television for tonight, Sunday, September 19!

Welcome to the final night of the 2020-21 television season! We did it everyone! Another year down. [*high fives everyone*] 

The final Top Pick of the season is the season (series?) finale of Fantasy Island (Fox, 8 p.m.), which to my surprise is pretty enjoyable. It isn't prestige television or here to help change the TV game, but it is quite pleasant as the fantasy these days doesn't have much in terms of limits. The casting is good, and this is a follow-up to the original series. Island manager Roselyn Sanchez plays Elena Roarke, whose uncle was Mr. Roarke.

Elsewhere, the Television Academy awards the "best" television of the past year, Muhammad Ali gets Ken Burns treatment, Heels celebrates a baby baptism, there's Evil at a fertility clinic, mysterious creatures are among the Dead, CNN Films examines the NRA, Mira returns to Marriage from a business trip, Epix gets into a Fiasco, and Adult Swim supports Teenage Euthanasia.