This was the scene yesterday evening in NYC’s East Village:
I’ve forgotten to mention a fun quip talk radio host Mark Simone made about Dr. Fauci, who’s been a member of the DC swamp for 37 years. Comparing that run to another lengthy one, he called Fauci “the J. Edgar Hoover of bureaucrats.” Kudos.
Here’s a headline from nypost.com: “NYC salon’s lockdown waiting list for $1K haircuts is booming.” Will there be cat fights? Seinfeld should do a decades later follow up episode to the one with Raquel Welch. Here she is toe to toe with Elaine Benes aka Julia Louis-Dreyfus:
Here’s a new term, used in an article at foxnews.com: “Copaganda.” Kudos to whoever came up with it. The article was by Joseph A. Wulfsohn. I don’t know if he coined the term.
I doubt there’ll be a more surprising headline today than this one from FN: “Trayvon Martin’s mother calls for more cops, says she disagrees with calls to ‘defund’ police.”
I know it’s beating a dead horse, but I’ll do it anyway. From an article by Cal Thomas at FN: “According to FBI crime statistics, in 2018, 2,925 African-Americans were murdered in the U.S., and about 2,600 of the murderers were African-American.” That year 209 blacks, 399 whites were killed by cops. In 2019 it was 235, 370. Leftists would argue that the percentage of blacks killed by police is much higher than that of whites killed. True, but what about the percentage of black on black killings?
My Friday night movie fix turned out to be a rerun, Darren Aronofosky’s Mother! (2017), starring Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem. I hardly remembered any of it and was not surprised why. I’ve always had difficulty understanding symbolism and allegory. Here’s an excerpt from an article at indiewire.com by Anne Thompson, who interviewed the Brooklyn-born director and heard others discuss the work: “According to the Bible, before God created Man, there was Paradise. Lawrence is Gaia, or Mother Earth, defending the living, breathing organism she has built into a perfect home. She can’t handle or fully understand why people are being so disrespectful. Her husband in the film is God, who out of boredom creates Adam (Ed Harris) and Eve (a mischievous Michelle Pfeiffer); they invade her pristine world and the artist’s study (the Garden of Eden), which holds God’s perfect crystal (the apple). Their dueling children are Cain and Abel. And they bring in worshipers who feed God’s need for adulation (in the Old Testament, if you don’t pray, you die). The worshipers keep sitting on Mother’s unsupported sink, eventually causing the pipes to burst into the Great Flood. God impregnates Mother, who gives birth to the Messiah, who is followed by an increasingly chaotic communion and Revelations.” 181,000+ users at IMDb have rated Mother!, forging to a consensus of 6.6 on a scale of ten. I believe it’s appeal is restricted to intellectuals, actors, and writers smarter than me. It’s one of those movies that made me feel dumb. Here are director/screenwriter and star:
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