Watching The Crown, I keep waiting for Matt Smith to say his famous catchphrase “Fire BAD!”
Million dollar idea: Caps Locks+ which makes even bigger text for when you need to SHOUT EVEN LOUDER!
My 7yo daughter is planning on whispering some of the things she wants to Santa so we can’t hear to figure out who actually gets the presents. I admire her possibly sacrificing presents for the cause of scientific experimentation.
Poor Trump. He passed his big tax cut but it’s the weird robot from Disney’s Hall of Presidents that’s getting all the credit.
I’m going to use all my tax cut to buy fossil fuels.
When you see all the mockery of the significance of $1000, you understand the left care about the poor in the same way a football player cares about the ball.
My kids need a Snopes specifically dedicated to things I tell them.
“Florida is a U.S. state and it’s full of alligators.
It may sound crazy, but your dad did not make up Florida. It’s a real place and he and your mom did live there.”
Love how the tax cuts have turned the people who “care about the poor” into a bunch of Lucille Bluths.
“$18 a week? What can you even get with that? A banana?”
There’s lots of good reasons to oppose the tax cuts, but the arguments we’re seeing now reveal that a lot of the people who opposed it are just idiots who opposed it for bad partisan reasons.
This is the Trump presidency. There are lot of good reasons to oppose Trump, but the loudest voices are still partisan idiots opposing him for dumb reasons.
Guide to telling who is arguing honestly and who is arguing in bad faith:
Arguing Honesty: Just says “I hate Democrats” or “I hate Republicans”
Arguing in Bad Faith: Argues about specific policies as if it’s the source of disagreement
There are a few exceptions to this rule, but they’re largely irrelevant right now.
I love how on all the controversial U.N. votes where the U.S. stands nearly alone, Micronesia always has our back.
I don’t get the U.N. If we pay that much to be part of some anti-Semitic club, it should at least have a golf course.
I like when the poor get tax cuts. I like when the middle class get tax cuts. I like when the rich get tax cuts. I like when the super rich get tax cuts. I like everybody keeping the money they earned.
Donald Trump is a human dumpster fire. And the American left are… what’s something that makes you begin to appreciate a dumpster fire?
I think I’m going to throw caution to the wind and watch the Orc Cop movie.
I’m warming up to Trump. Sure he’s a horrible human being that at times makes me embarrassed for my country, but that doesn’t mean he’s worse than other politicians.
I like him better than Obama. So many in the media acted like Obama was smart and that we should respect him. That’s the worst. But the vast majority now correctly understand the president should not be trusted. That’s better for us.
But can you believe it hasn’t even been a year yet of Trump being president? Already feels like decades.
If spanking screws up kids, is spanking a new thing? Or have all kids been screwed up since time immemorial?
Man, it’s been 3 years since Superego came out. But I finally have a new novel coming out very soon and should put them out at a more regular clip after that (including a sequel to Superego).
We say “Happy Holidays” around Christmas because we don’t want to offend anyone who doesn’t celebrate Christmas, but we don’t say it any other time than Christmas because we don’t actually care about other holidays.
My understanding is that “Happy Holidays” refers specifically to Christmas and New Years, and then more vaguely to any other holiday people like to celebrate that happens to be in December.
I guess it’s somewhat specifically refers to Hanukkah now. Not Kwanza, though. No one actually knows what that is or anyone who celebrates it.
Know who isn’t very “bright”? Whoever named the orc cop movie.
Finally saw Get Out. It was really good, but main question I had at the end was how much did Microsoft pay them? I can buy someone having a Surface Pro, but seeing the main character with a Windows Phone and using Bing to google really threw me out of the movie.
The orc cop movie seems like the opposite of The Last Jedi in that it’s universally panned by critics but most of the people I see commenting about it in my Twitter feed seem to like it. Also big split on RottenTomatoes critics versus audience score.
Remember when a five year old said “Merry Christmas!” to President Obama who then flew into a rage and bit the kid in the face? Donald Trump would never do that. Listen to other people, that is.
A lot of people are arguing whether It’s a Wonderful Life is a Christmas movie. While it doesn’t all take place during Christmastime like Die Hard, it does at its core have a story about love and self-sacrifice like Die Hard.
Now that Trump is in charge, if you hear someone today say “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas”, immediately call the new treason hotline.
Finally saw The Last Jedi didn’t have strong feelings on it. Still feel like they haven’t really sold the First Order as a threat, especially since it’s now run by a couple of dorks.
I guess that would be my biggest complaint: I don’t feel a lot of narrative thrust going into the third part of the trilogy.
My other complaint—which continues from epVII—is I don’t get the scope. Before, we had the Empire and Rebels which was simple enough. Now, we have the First Order which snuck its way into being the Empire again or something?
I don’t get the 92% on RottenTomatoes for The Last Jedi or all the hate for it. It’s a solid three-star movie.
The Last Jedi was good, but I’ve seen a lot of movies this past week — Get Out, Dunkirk, Thor: Ragnarok, Bladerunner 2049 — and it’s my least favorite.
I haven’t watched the orc cop movie yet, though; it has a good chance to beat that.
Oh yeah, I didn’t get all the anti-heroics messaging in The Last Jedi. Seems like a bad movie series for that.
“This is how we win. Not by destroying what we hate, but by saving what we love.”
Well, I hope you didn’t love that door protecting your allies.
JJ Abrams should get back at Rian Johnson for undoing so much of Force Awakens by killing off Rose in the opening crawl of Ep. IX.
“ROSE died on the way back to her home planet.”
Thinking on it some more, there were some real good parts of The Last Jedi and some dumb parts like something from the prequels. And it wrapped things up way too much to be the middle part of a trilogy.
And The Last Jedi has a real incoherent message at the heart of it. “Heroics inspire whipped slave kids—but self-sacrificing heroics are bad—except when purple-haired ladies who don’t share their plans do it.”
In the end, I’m both glad that Rian Johnson is going to get to do his own Star Wars trilogy and that he is not going to do the last part of this trilogy.
Oh, and the feminism of the movie completely backfired. By the end, I was like “The Rebels need some more dudes in charge because these ladies have no idea what they’re doing.”
I enjoyed the orc cop movie. And now I have stuck in my head an orc cop rap I made up.
“He’s the orc cop
And he just won’t stop.
With a hip to the hop
He’s the orc cop.”
You could tear apart the movie if you wanted, but at the end of the day, it made me care about orc cop—and to a lesser extent, Will Smith cop.
Will Smith was actually unlikeable for much of the movie because of how mean he was to orc cop—which comes off as kicking a puppy.
Black Mirror was originally a play in the 1800s produced by the Luddites.
“Hear ye, this machine shall serve us and make many a textile. And I see no possible negative consequences from it.”
people slowly realize it is they that serve the machine
I’ve only seen the first episode of Black Mirror with the pig, but absolutely everyone told me that was the best one and it only got worse from there.
Everyone thinks dogs are tough and cool, but it’s annoying how often you have to worry about stuff hurting their little tum tums. Sometimes feeding them is as difficult as meeting the dietary needs of kid named Kaiden.
This was brought on by I wasn’t able get the regular food and I had to look through the other selections thinking, “Which one of these is least likely to kill my 15yo dog.”
I hope people in Iran get freedom so they can spend all day whining about minor stuff like we do.
2017 wasn’t that bad; everyone is just much whinier.
Also the president now looks as horrible to everyone as Obama looked to me.
But if you were already used to the president being a pompous clown, it’s not that bad.
Anyway, looking forward to 2018. I have a good feeling about it!
Good 2018 Resolutions
* Pay less attention to Trump
* Zero-tolerance for nazis and commies
* Pick no more than one thing per week to get outraged about
One of my favorite things from Christmastime is the Reese’s Peanut Butter Tree. Such a great ratio of chocolate to peanut butter. It’s like a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup that’s all the center part.
Meryl Streep was very very good in The Post. Tom Hanks kind of felt like he was doing a hard-nosed reporter character for SNL.
I can’t believe people are comparing that to the press versus Trump now. That conflict is a couple of clowns hitting each other with giant inflatable mallets that make squeaky sounds.
Thor: Ragnarok was just as fun as the trailers promised. It’s perhaps my favorite Marvel movie since Iron Man.
Can’t believe, though, they brought in Zachary Levi just to be on screen 5 seconds and get killed. Even Admiral Ackbar got it better. Hopefully the DCEU will be kinder to Levi.
I don’t know anything about this Logan Paul controversy, but I saw one picture of him and my instant reaction was “no punishment is too harsh.”
The thing about Trump is he just does what other presidents do more blatantly. A president taking credit for things that just happen to happen during his administration has a long history. Remember when President Obama killed Bin Laden?
And remember any president ever taking credit for good economic news?
A president should get credit for a good economy in the same way you credit your kids for not burning down the house.
What is with Holdo’s purple hair? Is that just a “because space” sort of thing or is there an explanation? Like is she an alien identical to humans except for purple hair or did she just never outgrow her punk rock phase from her 20s?
Holdo was somehow both too mean and condescending to Poe and too lenient with him (“Haha. That flyboy got everyone killed. What hijinks will he get into next?”)
My 2yo makes me feel like a million bucks. When I got off work today, she ran at me yelling, “My daddy!” to give me a big hug. I work from home in the room next to her.
I don’t have a nuclear button on my desk but I do have some those little magnet Buckyballs that are now illegal or something because they’re dangerous if swallowed, so that’s pretty badass.
So how are we planning on celebrating one year of President Trump? Balloons? Pony rides? Maybe a dunk tank? Do you think Trump would agree to a dunk tank? Is he the type of person who can laugh about himself?
That Republicans should vote against bills they agree with just to oppose Trump is an argument so dumb I could see Trump tweeting it.
This whole Trump presidency could just be a stunt by Twitter to increase site traffic.
Why would we fear nuclear war when we’ve already stared tax cuts and the end of Net Neutrality in the face?
If North Korea is really a couple mean tweets away from launching nukes, we should probably do something about them.