Friday, December 27, 2013

Where 'Duck Dynasty' came from.. and where it's going. + Short history of TV Family Reality Shows

First, a prediction:
  • Chances of Robertsons continuing on A&E:  over 90%.
  • Chances of Phil missing more than one episode taping: 10% or less
  • Chances of Phil backing down and saying he was wrong in his GQ statement: ZERO
UPDATE:  Well, day late, dollar short.  A&E already came to terms and Phil's gonna miss none.  Let's see how my other predictions hold up.
 - But that's nothing.  For some reason Jesse Jackson took too long to organize his typical extortion scheme against A&E and 'Cracker Barrel' {heh.. the irony of that}.
Guess he's out'a practice and I dont know why, since he knew Sonny Boy was in the slammer for plain old Chi-Town style flim flamming and wasnt running the family race biz.

I love figuring out solutions.  I made a living doing that, not just technical solutions but applying those to the human interface. Which involves understanding human nature applied to reality in a given environment or situation. Usually involving payback on investment or activity.

The 'REALITY', here, is that the Robertsons hold ALL the cards and A&E hold NONE.

Oh, there's lots of 'analysts' pointing out that in this 'battle of wills' there are two sides, both standing to lose millions if there's no meeting of the minds.  The implication is that the family will 'negotiate' a settlement in order to keep the show on air.

Snicker! Stupid Yuppies!  They assume that the Robertson family is (still) in it for the money.  Oh, there will be a negotiation, alright, and here's the result:

Friday, November 01, 2013

Megyn Kelly EXPOSED! How the Koch Brothers engineered the rise of the Queen of Hateful

Beside the fact she works for FoxNews, her background shows that she's nothing but a shill for THE MAN.
All you need to know the truth is a look at wikipedia and a minimum skill at Google searching

* Former HS Cheerleader, and Captain of ALL WHITE squad, no less. We know all about THEM, dont we!  Early training in 'Mean Girl' syndrome.

* At Bethlehem HS
- Bethlehem is a small city in Israeli hands.  The Kochs are jewish
- Also a steel city in PA. Kochs have holdings in steel 

* Played Field Hockey. Ever watch a game? Bloodthirsty B**ches! Wonder what their record was against black schools?

* Undergrad degree in Poli Sci  at Syracuse
- Obviously it didn't take. Did she actually study or just chew gum? Did AEI or Heritage fund Syracuse U or was it the Koch Brothers? The Kochs were beta theta pi at MIT, Syracuse has a beta chapter.  Kelly probably dated or at least knew a beta. ergo.... 
- no record of her ever dating a Syracuse basketball player. Racist? You decide.

* No record of her taking even one Journo Class.  Lindsay Graham and Chuck Schumer should investigate.

* Albany Law School. Albany!  Not Harvard or Yale.. Or even NYU. How the hell did she pass the NY bar? Did she represent herself as a minority - or - Koch's put in the fix, again?

* 9 years at Jones, Day. Nine! Assigned as outside counsel to Credit bureau Experian.. no doubt against the little guy. Nine years and never made partner at Jones Day. Obviously second rate mind.
- Jones Day now known for taking Detroit into bankruptcy.  For no good reason of course except Racism!  I smell Koch! 

* Had no kids from first marriage.  Cold B***ch.

* Then married a corporate CEO. (Trophy wife) Three kids (soccer mom) with him and no record of abortion or even one visit to planned parenthood.
- So that guy quits and becomes writer. Letting Kelly support the family. Guess we know who wears the pants in that house. Dominatrix and ball buster!
 - Wonder if Kochs get him published?

* She's blonde and attractive.  Obviously not a feminist or Progressive. Thus must be an idiot or worse.

Seems pretty clear to me. But hey, I just point out, you decide. Aint like I'm a reporter or anything.
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Sunday, October 20, 2013

White'n'Nerdy - When Amy Farrah Fowler channels Pauline Kael

I used to be pretty good at playing 'Trivial Pursuit'.  Not that I really enjoyed winning the game, I've just been blessed -or cursed- with the ability to retain lots of useless information.

Which is why I enjoy Big Bang Theory and why I  really LOVE it when folks who usually write on much more serious stuff raise the curtain on the throwaway lines that probably go over the head of half of BBT's audience. Well, those who identify with Penny, anyway. Though I DO quarrel with the the perception that Penny is shallow and dumb.

Along with the evidence that, yes, geeks and nerds DO get laid.. (how the heck do you think they reproduce?) but that the show is written with many layers of Easter Eggs; references that only nerds of various stripes would know.

And THEN, even political commentators get involved in discussing the nerdy connections to other media, look at Jonah Goldberg at NRO..
Did Indy Matter?
In a recent episode of The Big Bang Theory, Sheldon introduces his girlfriend, Amy, to the Raiders of the Lost Ark, which she’d never seen before. She liked the movie, she explains, despite the big “story problem.” Sheldon is aghast at the suggestion there could be any story problems with the “love child” of Steven Spielberg and George Lucas. “What story problem?” he demands to know. She explains that Indiana Jones is absolutely irrelevant to the story. If he’d never gotten involved, the Nazis would have still found the ark of the covenant, they would have still brought it to that island, and they would have still had their faces melted.
And, in the comments on THAT opinion piece, is a link by an obviously nerd commenter to
Pauline Kael at the New Yorker in 1981 deconstructing the Indy epics.  Making in an obtuse manner the same point as Amy does on BBT.

Wherein.. Kael provides her opinion that old cinema serials were clearer and better than Spielberg and Lucas homages to them. 
Ummm.. having seen many of them on TV as a kid.... No!  Most were lots dumber than the Star Wars and Raiders  product.

But back on topic, the whole argument on whether, without Indy, the Ark might have gotten back to Berlin and Adolf might have  gotten back to Berlin and Hitler might have had his face melted off begs the question common to overheated existentialist theory.

The facts being, as it's an instrument of God's will, the innocent somehow manage to evade the terrible effects, and the attempt to harness evil turns against those of evil intent.
Just as we've seen time and time again. And are seeing today in many issues.

But it's not Goldberg or Kael that make the point, it's some commenter in Goldberg's page.   Bringing to mind, Sheldon's Mom..  at once, portrayed as both a 'bible thumper' and the wisest head on practical living in the Big Bang series.  Despite only appearing in a few episodes.