Our friends the Turks, sitting on their sullen hands while the barbarians chew up the outgunned Kurds a few kilometers away. No better & no worse than Stalin & the Red Army smirking at the Poles as they died within haling distance across the Vistula. "Smart diplomacy." Bah.
Working my ass off on all fronts, work & home, & not proud of it either so attaboys don't help & there's no reason for you to give them anyway.
But remember (no you don't) back in 2008 when Joe Biden & Jack Murtha tried to blow the election? ... hmmm OK, now here I was going to embed a truly great SNL skit of Joe & Jack Murtha campaigning for the guy who used to be My Man Barack in Johnstown, PA, but bizarrely, this skit has disappeared down the SNL memory hole.
Seriously, this was one of my Top 5 of all time SNL political skits -- absolutely brilliant imho -- but NBC doesn't have it available in their archives and everyone else who linked to it 6 years ago has a dead link. Weird. Not to mention slightly ... ANNOYING.
But wait! Here's a link to an apparently right-wing or possibly left-wing or to be honest on quick inspection i have no idea blog, but which Google in any event identified as having "Biden Murtha Johnstown SNL skit" & somehow actually does have it -- downloaded & pirated perhaps.
It's not on the YouTubes, not on one of them, but here it is if you want to trust WVM or Quicktime from a site called Crooks and Liars. My virus checker claims it's clean, for what it's worth, and I obviously think its worth a watch or re-watch. Gird your loins. By the Beard of Jupiter: gird your loins.
Now that there was SNL at its best, right up there with Bush (strategery) versus Gore (lock box).
All of which is to say, Joe, you pompous, thin-skinned knucklehead, we hardly knew ye.
But there is hope.
To be honest I actually WOULD have been more excited if in 1980, just before JL was gunned down, I'd seen a report that the Beatles had reformed to record one last album that would be their last considered statement. But aside from something like that, reading this tweet in the middle of my workday was the next best thing and gave me true hope. Magic still happens:
The Zero Theorem, a gorgeous movie to see on the big screen and right purty on your wee little one. The Zero Theorem, with killer dialogue to hear and full to bursting with great actors acting & cool sets a-setting. The plot is ingenious, Mr. Danger! You’ll never get away with this!
And now, here for your listening pleasure is a podcast interview with screenwriter Pat Rushin, which you will want to check out if you’re interested in writing, screen writing, or working with Terry Gilliam, pick any 1. On the other hand, maybe you already know everything there is to know about writing, screen writing, and working with Terry Gilliam, in which case you probably should give this a pass. I heard that somebody said something incorrect on the Internet that you should probably correct -- you should go fix that; that might be a better use of your time.
But me, I love the whole podcast, but I won’t tell a lie even though I can: For me, and that's who I'm talking about at the moment, because what could be more interesting than me? For me, the best part comes at about the 31-minute mark when Pat gives a totally uncalled for sweet-sweet shout-out to yours truly. Pat Rushin: What a mensch.