He perfected nervous breakdowns, subversive wit and manic reactions to manic situations. Gene Wilder was simply one of the great film comics. His comedy was almost always directed at his character. Young Frankenstein, The Producers, Stir Crazy, Silver Streak and Blazing Saddles and the definitive Willy Wonka. His five minutes in Bonnie and Clyde was side-splitting. Wilder said he wasn’t a funny man in real life, but could be in movies. He certainly was. Good night Dr. Fronkensteen.
Look, now that the UK liberal establishment have rallied behind the right of Muslim women do wear Burkinis, I think we need to go to the next level. The brutal truth is that those pesky Burkinis are far too clingy and provocative.
This Boxini surely would be even more appropriate for the Islamic thinking beach babe.
This sort of comment requires a very special form of stupid. It’s generated by Canadian Minister of Public Safety, Ralph Goodale.
In his introduction to the report, Minister Goodale emphasized that the Islamic State (a.k.a. IS, ISIS, ISIL, Daesh, Caliphate) “is neither Islamic nor a state.”
You have to really worry about the calibre of person holding such high office in Canada! Islamic State is be every definition ISLAMIC and it has every appearance of a State, or Caliphate. Denying reality is not the best way to deal with it.
Here’s why Police provide such a vital service.
A Tory councillor who transitioned from male to female a decade ago has complained to police after being addressed as ‘he’ by her Labour opponent.
Transgender Bolton councillor Zoe Kirk-Robinson has accused the town’s former mayor of ‘misgendering’ her after he repeatedly called her ‘he’ and ‘him’ instead of ‘she’ and ‘her’ at a meeting.
Officers are understood to be taking the allegation seriously and investigating the incident as a potential hate crime.
Evidently this sort of fantasy “crime’ turns the boys on blue on more than real crime?
Meanwhile the Police Federation tackle the really pressing issues;
Police officers should be allowed to have tattoos on their hands, neck and even faces, the Police Federation of England and Wales says. It believes a ban on visible tattoos imposed by many forces may hamper the recruitment of promising candidates.
Great idea. Just remove all standards and I am sure that recruitment can soar.
THE TELEGRAPH reports the entirely obvious, that a good diet is better than statins for dealing with heart disease –
A Mediterranean diet could be better than statins at reducing the risk of an early death for millions of Britons, research suggests.
Leading heart experts said patients should be prescribed the diet – rich in fruit, vegetables, fish, nuts, whole grains and olive oil – before being put on drugs.
In the first major study to look at the impact of the Med diet on survival of heart patients, experts found it cut the chances of early death by 37 per cent.
Previous research has found just taking statins cuts mortality by 18 per cent.
ATW has been here before (here, here and also here). Most ailments, even serious ones, can be treated best and most safely with a good diet, fresh air and exercise. This is so clearly obvious that even I’m surprised at how long it takes eggheads to catch up.
London cardiologist Dr Aseem Malhotra said: “The results of this robust observational study are quite extraordinary.”
“The Mediterranean diet is more powerful than any drug at reducing death rates in patients with cardiovascular disease,” he said.
And it’s so very tasty too! I’d suggest cutting back on the bread and pasta a touch. Too many carbs ought to be avoided almost as much as drugs. Other than that, fill your boots.
HELP me out here please. First, a useful little video on the increasingly dangerous idea of “being offended”, featuring Hitchens C and P, Stephen Fry, Penn Jillette and Richard Dawkins –
I agree of course with the talking heads. So many people, many of them green-haired lesbos by the look of it, are so offended by so many things, on both sides of the Pond, that it’s become a politically powerful tool. But I’m missing something: I don’t understand the idea of “being offended”.
I know what it is to be hot or cold, to be in love, to be happy, sad, angry, frustrated or calm, but I’ve genuinely never grasped the idea of being offended. Anyone can say what they like about me and what I hold dear. So what? They’re just the thoughts and words of other people. “I’m offended by that” isn’t a phrase I understand. I don’t know what it’s supposed to feel like. Am I missing some offence gene? I really don’t think that “taking offence” is a real thing. I can’t conceive of it beyond being a tactical response to someone with unapproved opinions. It sounds like a device to shut up other people, that’s all.
If it is exists beyond this, what is it?
this is a sound you can only get from America, enjoy
HEY, it’s progress of sorts. Libs, Leftists and commies finally agree that this is perfectly acceptable beachwear, and that “the state has no right to dictate to women what they can wear on a beach”. Right liberals?
In the meantime the 15,000 e-mails more that she swore were turned over but weren’t until the FBI found them are starting to work their way out. They are matching these up with her State Dept Schedules. The matching of her appointments to those that Donated to the Clinton Foundation, and Bill’s speaking engagements show that the majority of people that Hillary Clinton met with as Secretary of State or had an overriding vote of approval on business before the State Department gave 100s of Millions to the Foundation. 85 out of 150 Bribed her for access.
On a secondary note the State Dept. just put out a statement that they are going to defy a court order and not release the rest of her schedules until AFTER the Election.