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What Went Wrong in Hollywood

By Patty On February 27th, 2017 at 7:37 pm

To be a good actor, you have to be very good at pretending. In order to be very good at pretending, you have to empty yourself of your thoughts and then channel the words and emotions of a pretend character, someone you imagine.

Needless to say, introspection is not a quality leading to acting awards; introspection tends to inhibit and to make one self-conscious.

Actors are not philosophers. Actors are just actors. To be good at what they do, they must be empty shells channeling the words fed to them by introspective and – perhaps – deep thinking writers.

It is my opinion, that actors do best when they pretend to have glamorous lives – lives filled with mystery and romance, physical beauty and daring. In other words, Hollywood was “great” when it gave ordinary, hard-working people something to fantasize about, an escape from the daily grind. Sure, it was all pretend…..but, oh! …what fun it was!

Over the past 20 years or so in Hollywood, political activism has replaced glamour; “making the world a better place” has replaced entertaining. What we have now in “tinsel town” are empty shells pretending to be more than they are, hoping to be mistaken for deep thinkers.

It’s sad, really. Entertaining the public is no small thing and one could even say that entertaining the public is a noble endeavor if done right. If actors really want to make the world a better place, they should leave off their sad attempt at shaping politics and go back to making entertaining movies, movies that make the ordinary – the daily grind – more palatable.

A SECOND REFERENDUMl

By David Vance On February 27th, 2017 at 10:06 am

It could be that Scotland is about to face ANOTHER referendum on Independence.

Theresa May is preparing for Nicola Sturgeon to call a second independence referendum, according to reports. The First Minister is expected to call another vote on on Scottish independence at the same time the British Government triggers Article 50 next month. The Prime Minister could reject the demand or accept it and risk the future of the United Kingdom, the Times report.

Great – I think the PM should accept it with the following three explicit conditions.

In the event of a YES to Scottish Independence;

  1. The Bank of England will NOT underwrite the Scottish Pound.
  2. Her Majesty will cease to be Head of State
  3. The border will go up with the rest of the UK and tariffs will apply.

Mind how you go, Nicola.

BLAME IT ON THE MOONLIGHT…

By David Vance On February 27th, 2017 at 9:48 am

Priceless. They screwed it up. Too much virtue signalling from narcissistic millionaire snowflakes…

“Moonlight has won best picture at the Oscars – but only after Faye Dunaway initially said La La Land had won. Warren Beatty was handed the previous winner’s envelope, containing a card saying “Emma Stone, La La Land”, resulting in the error.  The team from La La Land was in the middle of its acceptance speeches when the mistake was discovered. Stone said backstage afterwards: “Is that the craziest Oscar moment of all time? Cool! It’s going to be history.”

The curse of Trump. I didn’t watch the trash but understood Jimmy Kimmel launched several “racist” jibes against the President. Oh – how daring of you, Jimmy, you’re such a cutting edge kind of guy.

BEYOND CRITICISM?

By David Vance On February 26th, 2017 at 11:38 am

Not all racists are called out for their hate crimes..

Nothing is off-limits for Leslie Jones’ stand-up routine.

“If I see another 45-year-old white woman from Williamsburg saying ‘black lives matter,’ I’m going to punch you in the mouth,” the “Saturday Night Live” star said during her recent four-night stint at New York comedy club, Carolines on Broadway. “Stop doing that.”

Incredible. Imagine if it was a white women threatening to punch a BLACK woman in the mouth!

DINNER IS SERVED.

By David Vance On February 26th, 2017 at 11:23 am

The liberal media are outraged – again.

US President Donald Trump has announced he will not attend the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner on 29 April. The glitzy event draws celebrities, journalists and politicians, normally including the US president. Mr Trump said he would not attend a day after the White House excluded several major broadcasters and newspapers from a press briefing. He has frequently described negative news coverage as “fake”.

I’m not sure WHY attending a dinner to back slap hacks is such an important part of being US President and clearly neither does Trump.

FAKE MEDIA BANNED…

By David Vance On February 25th, 2017 at 8:20 pm

Great news.

On Friday, the Trump administration blocked a number of media outlets, including the New York Times, CNN, BBC and the Guardian, from an off-camera briefing with press secretary Sean Spicer. Spicer later said the White House planned to “aggressively push back” against the press. “We’re just not going to sit back and let false narratives, false stories, inaccurate facts get out there,” he said. On Friday night, Trump kept up his attack, using Twitter to say: “FAKE NEWS media knowingly doesn’t tell the truth. A great danger to our country. The failing @nytimes has become a joke. Likewise @CNN. Sad!”

Instantly the fake News Media are portraying this as a BAN on them. It isn’t. They were preluded from an off-camera briefing – others were present. This was the Trump administration saying they are not going  to let these anti-Trump activists slither in and out of press briefings as they wish. I could not be happier about it.

 

GERMANY AGAIN…..

By David Vance On February 25th, 2017 at 8:17 pm

It looks like a group of German pedestrians have tried to commit suicide by attacking a defenceless motorist. 

Three people have been seriously injured after a man drove a car into pedestrians in a square in the centre of Heidelberg.

The attacker fled, armed with a knife, before being surrounded by police outside an office block. After a stand-off, the man was shot once by an officer, according to video of the incident posted on social media, then taken to hospital.

Norbert Schaetzle, a police spokesman, told a local TV station that the man had used a rental car, according to Deutsche Welle. H

And then….inevitably….coughs…..

He said that no terrorist motive was suspected.

What a state this State is in.

ATW FRIDAY NIGHT JUKEBOX

By Pete Moore On February 24th, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Because Friday night is Music Night

Hail the weekend. As usual at this time of year my horizons stretch little further than a few beers and men with odd-shaped balls. I hope you have as much fun.

We will get back to the Rock n Roll one day, but these magic few minutes popped up on the iPod thingy this week. Haven’t heard it in years but was very glad to do so again. It’s Leonard Cohen’s version of a song written in London in 1943 by an member of the Resistance. Who was presumably in the wrong country. It’s mesmerising in my opinion.

As always, feel free to post your fav sounds down below –

EXPOSING THE MEDIA…

By David Vance On February 24th, 2017 at 4:05 pm

There is a familiar pattern emerging.

Trump says something that annoys the media, that jars there long established narrative.

Media then mocks Trump.

Trump is then proven right.

Media goes mute.

GLORIOUS DELUSIONS

By David Vance On February 24th, 2017 at 3:54 pm

The decision taken by the UK to leave the EU is one that Irish Republicans on both sides of the border are having troubles understanding. Here is a humorous example of this;

Irish premier Enda Kenny has insisted on a clause in the Brexit deal to allow Northern Ireland rejoin the European Union as part of a united Ireland.

“Insisted”, eh?

Poor Enda has forgotten that N.Ireland will leave the EU along with the rest of the UK and so long as the will of the people of N.Ireland is to to remain in the UK then we remain OUTSIDE the EU. It is so simple and yet so hard for small minded Europhile Irish political minds to comprehend.

This notion that Dublin can instruct the UK as to what will be in the Brexit deal is hilarious stuff, driven by an arrogant Irish mindset. The UK should agree to the clause if the Irish agree to another clause stating that it will agree to leave the EU should the Irish people decide this is the right thing to do!