OUR ROCKSTAR PRESIDENT
I wish he’d grope me. And then we can plunge the world into a new Cold War. What glorious fun!
“Hefner’s new vision of American masculinity was part of his desperate revision of his own Puritan heritage. On his father’s side, he descended directly from William Bradford, who came over on the Mayflower and was governor of Plymouth Colony, the major settlement of New England Puritans.”
An interesting take on Hefner and the sexual revolution.
I am not a big fan of the sycophantic political ones, though these are often not terrible. There are good moments in every single episode. But the ones that are not political are amazingly hilarious. Like the one with Steve Carell. And Will Ferrell. And Conan. And Jennifer Aniston. I wish Zach would do more of ’em.
The preachy Hollywood crowd is going rabid.
Men trying to become women, and vice versa, is a disturbing trend. Living in Seattle, I have a few friends who are going down this road. Most are men trying to be feminine for whatever reason. Quite frankly I don’t care. If that’s your thing, then fine. But why drag me into it?
It’s fairly easy to play dress up and wear makeup. It makes you stand out from the crowd, and today it is celebrated. We must be accepting of everything, except traditionalism and conservatism, of course.
But going all the way is another story. I’d like to see some data on how many trans men go through with castration.
Obviously there is something wrong. But no one dares broach the subject or forever be deemed a bigot.
Being confused about your gender isn’t something to embrace.
Walken is “one of the most distinctive film actors of the past 50 years. Whether he’s playing an analog of Macduff in a wacko modernization of Macbeth, the ghost of a malicious Hessian mercenary or any one of a hundred other roles, you won’t mistake him for anyone else.”
At Trinity College in Dublin
“Being fascinated by history, I read as much as I can. It just reminds me of the late 20s, the 30s … reading about how these things could have happened at that time. It’s a scary time.”
So is Trump Hitler? Is that what you are claiming, Mr. Scorsese? It’s so unoriginal, that it’s actually boring.
Referring to the rise of global terrorism, Scorsese says that the Iraq invasion “had created thousands and thousands of Travis Bickles.”
This reference to Bickles is much more interesting to me. But. maddeningly, Scorsese does not make it clear what he means.
Bickles, portrayed by Robert De Niro, is the depressed loner who is the focus of his 1976 film Taxi Driver, which I consider vastly overrated. Bickles is drawn to violence in his disgust against the decadence and sleaze around him.
“They say they have nothing to lose.”
Just what is Scorsese getting at?