10:11P.M. Indeed … Why ? …

Why is it that half the time when I turn on the TV I’m lookin at a black face ? And if I change channels , excluding the shopping and religious channels , half of the ones on all THOSE are black ? Anyone unfamiliar with reality would easily conclude that 50% of the US population is black … but the fact is that less than 14% is black. Not only that , but Latinos and Hispanics outnumber blacks in this place, especially the lower 48.

Why is it that cop shows have become showcases for white female detectives ? Seems that except for the original Law & Order series , all white detectives suddenly became brain dead about 10 years ago and are now totally dependent upon females or black partners for ideas, logic , observation , and psychology ? There’s one channel , I think it’s Hallmark, which has ONLY female detective shows.

Why is it that millions of people from Central America come here for a better life but still wave the Mexican or Guatemalan or other flags ? How is it logical that they think Mexico, Honduras, Colombia, Venezuela, Costa Rica , et al. are great countries , but when they’re interviewed after being arrested by ICE or Border Patrol or state police they think it’d be a form of punishment to send them back there ?

Why is it logical to say that blaming all illegal immigrants for the heinous crimes of a few is unfair , but blaming the entire NRA for mass shootings done by psychotic people who aren’t even its members is sound reasoning ?

Why is it that all the politicians who want to ban guns have numerous armed bodyguards ?

And why does Dick Durbin blame a Republican Congress for doing nothing about gun violence when Democrat-run Chicago has the strictest gun laws but the most frequent and fatal gun violence in the country ?

Why is it that a few Muslims being terrorists doesn’t mean that all Muslims are terrorists , but a few Trump supporters being racist means ALL Trump supporters are racist ?

Why is it that whenever you hear a politician say “ Let me make this perfectly clear ” you know instinctively that you’re about to get a vague , ambiguous , self-contradictory , confusing , inconclusive blast of doubletalk . . . or simply a blatant lie which will be disavowed in a later interview ?

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12:28 P.M. A mouthful from Raconteur Report …

Somebody down south doesn’t think too much of Canada !! ;

Ryan Quisling , you can fuck right off back to the Great White North , and take the poncey shitbag director , who shat his piece of revisionist fertilizer out , with you as well …

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MORBNOTE ; Took me a few secondss to figure out this acronym !!! …

Apparently you learned your history from Howard Zinn , and motion picture economics from Kevin Spacey , and from the idiots who brought us 15 movies about the Gulf Wars that never turned a profit …

We put six of these ( American Flags ) on the moon. Because we could.

And because there are two types of countries : those like Canada , that use the metric system ; and those that have landed on the moon.

You guys are lucky if they raise the maple leaf flag over Quebec , and speak English there.

But hey , you’ve got socialized medicine that’s so good you all have to come to the US to get surgery , and you have flannel p.j.s. So , you’ve got that going for ya.

So before you deign to re-write our history , move out of the Queen’s basement , get a job , grow a pair , and grow the hell up.

MORBNOTE ; Geez bud … Tell us how you really feel !!! …

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Source: Raconteur Report

9:05 P.M. Burt Reynolds has left the building …

Burt Reynolds, the charismatic star of such films as Deliverance , The Longest Yard and Smokey and the Bandit who set out to have as much fun as possible on and off the screen ( and wildly succeeded ) has died.

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He was 82. Reynolds , who received an Oscar nomination when he portrayed porn director Jack Horner in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Boogie Nights (1997) and was the No. 1 box-office attraction for a five-year stretch starting in the late 1970s , died Thursday morning at Jupiter Medical Center in Florida , his manager , Erik Kritzer , told The Hollywood Reporter. The cause of death was cardiopulmonary arrest.

Always with a wink , Reynolds shined in many action films ( often doing his own stunts ) and in such romantic comedies as Starting Over (1979) opposite Jill Clayburgh and Candice Bergen ; The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982) with Dolly Parton ; Best Friends (1982) with Goldie Hawn ; and , quite aptly , The Man Who Loved Women (1983) with Julie Andrews.

Though beloved by audiences for his brand of frivolous , good-ol’-boy fare , the playful Reynolds rarely was embraced by the critics. The first time he saw himself in Boogie Nights , he was so unhappy he fired his agent. ( He went on to win a Golden Globe but lost out in the Oscar supporting actor race to Robin Williams for Good Will Hunting , a bitter disappointment for him ) …

” I didn’t open myself to new writers or risky parts because I wasn’t interested in challenging myself as an actor. I was interested in having a good time ” Reynolds recalled in his 2015 memoir , But Enough About Me. “As a result , I missed a lot of opportunities to show I could play serious roles. By the time I finally woke up and tried to get it right , nobody would give me a chance.”

Still , Reynolds had nothing to apologize for. He was Hollywood’s top-grossing star every year from 1978 through 1982 , equaling the longest stretch the business had seen since the days of Bing Crosby in the 1940s. In 1978 , he had four movies playing in theaters at the same time.

Reynolds’ career also is marked by the movies he didn’t make. Harrison Ford , Jack Nicholson and Bruce Willis surely were grateful after he turned down the roles of Han Solo , retired astronaut Garrett Breedlove and cop John McClane in Star Wars , Terms of Endearment and Die Hard , respectively.

MORBNOTE ; Now I can see him pullin’ off Han Solo no problem … And he was doin’ the smart ass , cute guy LONG before Bruce Willis and woulda done even better in that !!! …

He often said that passing on James L. Brooks’ Endearment was one of his worst career mistakes. ( Nicholson won an Oscar for playing Breedlove )

Reynolds also indicated he was Milos Forman’s first choice to play R.P. McMurphy ( another Nicholson Oscar-winning turn ) in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest …

MORBNOTE II ; Now … I think Burt could have done ‘ OK ‘ on that one … But that one was DEFINATLY Jack !!! …

Ya had a good run Burt … Ya had fun …

Source: Burt Reynolds Dead: ‘Deliverance,’ ‘Boogie Nights’ Star Was 82 | Hollywood Reporter

7:46 P.M. Found another good one … Courtesy of Wirecutter … Musings of A Stretcher Ape

A small sample of Stretcher Ape’s writing style … Very amusing … I’m looking forward to stopping in at this new blog Kenny ( Wirecutter ) suggested ……

So , this was in the era of rotary dial phones , and tape home answering machines. A rotary dial phone is kind of like a cell phone , except that it did not cost you around $100 / month , did not have an answering service built in , had no internet access ( Internet ? What is this ‘ internet ‘ ? ) , and had no ‘ apps ‘ with which to clutter it’s screen , In fact , a rotary dial phone had no screen , simply a rotary dial ( cleverly named , no ? ) which , when spun , turned back to the starting position and emitted a series of clicks , that by some Black Art , allowed The Phone Company ( for , in these misty past times , there was only one Phone Company) to connect you with other people , with whom you could talk ( kind of like texting , with annoying sounds , emotional subtleties and intonation thrown in ) …

I can relate to the rotary dial thing … Sounds like he’s at least my age or older …

Source: Musings of A Stretcher Ape – Tales of another reality. Reminiscences of my time in the sick people business, and random thoughts otherwise clinging to my attention, like a baby monkey on a weimaraner.