Wednesday, November 30, 2016

TV Case Study #1

Thanksgiving 2016

Because of the news media Subject A on a subconscious level already had thoughts of starting a political fight on the mind so when Subject B on a unconscious level went there a argument ensued.

Subject B said SB wasn't funny and Subject A loudly announced being a fan of SB. Each went at the argument with a different P.O.V.

Subject A believes in mind to be smarter than anyone in the room and took statement by Subject B as a political insult while Subject B was just stating a innocent opinion.

I realized after wards why this "fight "ensued

What Subject A and Subject B don't understand is that there are different types of comedy/comedians

One is a comedian who spends time on the road preforming in front of an audience and tells jokes-i.e Jon Stewart, Denis Leary and Jerry Seinfeld.

Two is a comedian who spends time preforming in front of an audience with sketches (written ahead of time or improv) i.e. those who were a part of Second City like Steve Carell, Tina Fey and Stephen Colbert

SB falls into the second category...The late night show SB host isn't suppose to be Ha Ha funny it is a series that takes a look at what is happening in the world, takes one or two stories from daily topics (mostly in politics) and comments on events with a side of humor. There are no celebrity guests or silly games.

In conclusion...
Subject A and B are both right, it just depends on how you look at the situation.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Mostly Dead (Graphic Novel outline)


A man in his mid-80s takes a sip of water from a glass on the small table next to him. The only light in the room comes from the spot lights pointed at the man and his interviewer. He is sitting in an old recliner that only reclines if one kicks it a couple of times in the right spot. His hair is completely grey and looks as if it hasn’t been combed in years yet he still finds time to save but hasn’t as can be seen by the white patches of stubble on his face. His skin is white and pale and it looks like he has not been out in the sun for decades but when I first met him a month ago he was walking his old black lab mix in the park and does so every warm sunny day. He leans back into the chair as far as he can and rubs his right leg. The old black lab with a beard as white as his sleeps on an old blanket, which is so worn out that you can’t tell what its original color was, in a small ball next to the chair. The man looks right into the camera and continues his story.

            “The year was 2013, a new President was elected the previous year and a small yet powerful fraction of this country were pissed.” He slowly takes another sip of the water, turns his head away from the camera and looks out a dirty window. As he continued he voice changed and he seemed to be somewhere else “Cooperations were called people and the people in charge of the biggest cooperations used their money to buy politicians and a handful of the elections. The SpriTe brothers who got their start in the oil business, oil was this stuff that was taken out of the ground using large drills on land and in the ocean, I’m sorry what was I saying? It was these two men who owned the largest manufacturing company in the country” he turns his head away from the camera and looks out a dirty window. As he continued he voice changed and he seemed to be somewhere else…

Cast of characters

Clinton Kiane “C.K.”-Hero who while on honeymoon was bitten by unknown diaty and became immune to the poisonous nature surrounding him.

Lincoln Stevens-C.K’s best friend

Pixley Curtis

Larkin Ocean-Pixley’s Newphew

Luke Wesley-Villian

John Barron-President




 “We can't seem to stop burning up all those buried trees from way back in the carboniferous age, in the form of coal. And the remains of ancient plankton in the form of oil and gas. If we could, we'd be home free climate-wise. Instead, we are dumping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere at a rate the earth hasn't seen since the great climate catastrophes of the past. The ones that led to mass extinctions. We just can't seem to break our addiction to the kinds of fuel that will bring back a climate last seen by the dinosaurs, a climate that will drown our coastal cities and wreak havoc on the environment and our ability to feed ourselves. All the while, the glorious sun pours immaculate, free energy down upon us, more than we will ever need. Why can't we summon the ingenuity and courage of the generations that came before us? The dinosaurs never saw that asteroid coming. What's our excuse?”-Neil deGrasse Tyson (cosmos 2014)

American multinational corporation based in Wichita, Kansas, United States, with subsidiaries involved in manufacturing, trading and investments. Koch also owns Invista, Georgia-Pacific, Flint Hills Resources, Koch Pipeline, Koch Fertilizer, Koch Minerals and Matador Cattle Company. Koch companies are involved in core industries such as the manufacturing, refining and distribution[1] of petroleum, chemicals, energy, fiber, intermediates and polymers, minerals, fertilizers, pulp and paper, chemical technology equipment, ranching,[3] finance,[citation needed] commodities trading, as well as other ventures and investments. The firm employs 50,000 people in the United States and another 20,000 in 59 other countries.[4] Posin water=fracking

Deformed daisies from Fukushima disaster site gain Internet fame


By Lisa Reddy | Daily Buzz – Mon, 13 Jul, 2015

Flowers from Fukushima disaster site posted by Twitter user san_kaido.

Photos of flowers on Twitter and Instagram may be as commonplace as sunsets and selfies, but one Japanese amateur photographer has captured something a bit more unique than a beautiful bloom. Twitter user @san_kaido posted a photo of mutated yellow daisies last month, found in Nasushiobara City, around 70 miles from Fukushima, the site of the 2011 nuclear disaster.  The photos show daisies with fused yellow centres and with the petals growing out the side of the flower.

The daisies are not the first deformed plants found after the disaster. In 2013, the Daily Mail posted photos of mutated vegetables and fruit, attributing the apparent abnormalities to high levels of radiation found in the groundwater. The daisy photos come four years after the Fukushima Daichii Nuclear Power Plant meltdown which was caused after a devastating earthquake and tsunami knocked out three of the plant’s nuclear reactors.  Earlier this month, The Telegraph reported that on Sept. 5, residents of Naraha, close to Fukushima, will finally be allowed to return home.

Water is more important the oil or money, Clean air $60 a bottle/female deer with antlers, male fish with male parts or no fish at all

What I did.


"The state of our union is..."

A shot was hear throughout the chambers of congress. The entire room filled with panic legislators and their guests. Many ran towards the doors knocking over anyone in their way. There was confusion all around.

The other agents on that day did their jobs they got the Speaker of the House and Vice-President to safety.

I had stood by the president since the beginning. I was there when he was out on the campaign trail. I was silent as he shouted horrible things. Words that no normal human being with a heart and conscience would even think to say. I had protected many men, women and children over my career and for the most part I had no problem putting my life on the line for any of them but this man was different. I asked for another assignment but I was denied. When he was elected I thought "now they will reassign me" but when the President -Elect asked me to stay on I had no other choice so when it came time for his first state of the union I did what I was trained.

I was there.

I saw the shooter.

As The President fell to the ground I was by his side.

It was a perfect head shot and I knew there was nothing I could do.

I sat there with his head on my lap.

I leaned in and whispered into his right ear "I'm sorry sir, I couldn't do it, I could not in good conscience take the bullet for you. Your death will make this country safe and great.”

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Election 2016-Series finale Nov 8th 2016


   

I voted for Bernie Sanders in the primaries but WILL be voting for Hillary Clinton in this election.

Any other year I'd encourage anyone who wanted to, to vote 3rd party but not this year, besides Johnson and Stein are not the brightest bulbs in the group (if I can name world leaders and know Aleppo then someone running for Pres should and while the environment is a good issues to run on it’s not the only one, gun laws and reproductive rights are also on the ballot). We do not have the privilege to risk the consequences! When you vote I ask you to remember what happened in 2000 (to younger voters I was your age then, voted for 1st time and will NEVER forget) and I wonder what the world would be like today if people hadn't voted for Nader because Gore wasn't progressive enough.

Bernie may not be the nominee but he proved that Liberals/Democrats really wouldn't mind some “socialism” if he takes that back to congress and keeps the fire to the Dems feet (and we vote for congressional/senate candidates who support Democrat Platform) then he has won.

Hillary may have not be my first choice (why does whenever someone say they dislike and won’t vote for Trump but can’t vote for Hillary sound as if she did something personal to them, like killed their dog?) but Hillary’s “lies” and "scandals" aren't anything to be concerned about or even proof of who she really is, unlike Trump's lies, lawsuits, bankruptcies (unpaid workers) and just plain nastiness (racist sexist bigot) that do show who he has been for decades!

I think someone who has wanted the job for 30 years isn’t a bad thing and better for the country than a man who I (and actor Bryan Cranston) believe wants the title of Pres. of the United States, but not the actual job.

Compared to the rest Hillary is my choice!!! (Also I really want to see Bill Clinton pick out the White House Christmas decorations and tend to Michelle Obama’s garden #FirstLadyDuties)

No media I am NOT voting for Hillary just to keep Donald out of the White House-This is not a choice between lesser evils. A majority of the GOP thinks life was better in America 50 years ago (when they were kids and*) But this America, the one Trump wants when he says "Make America Great Again" stands for a US that only benefited straight, white men(*had no idea what life was like for Women, LGBTQ and African-Americans). So yeah, the choice is clear (In other words, if you had 2 resumes one with 1st lady, US senator, US Sec’y of state and the other with multiple business failures but the buildings and golf courses are nice and neither had names attached in front of you, you would choose the most qualified)


To voters not wanting to choose between the 2 least likeable/unfavorable candidates in decades, I say even if this election doesn't directly impact your life, it will for millions of Americans and it would be stupid to throw away your vote (Think of those who fought for the right to vote like Susan B Anthony) I loved voting for Obama and feel the same if not more excited to vote for Hillary Clinton

If I haven’t convinced you yet I will leave you with one final thought – -- “When your people say they hate you, don’t come crawling back to me”-King George (Hamilton: An American Musical)

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Glenn Rhee (TV appearance 2010-2016)


      
Yes I feel bad because Abraham and many others died before Glenn but if I wrote a eulogy for every character who died on The Walking Dead this blog would be filled up with death and sadness.

To his unborn child… I want to say…                                              

Glenn, you were a pizza delivery boy before the zombie apocalypse but in the six seasons in which you appeared on the show you grew into one amazing man. From the moment I first heard a voice over a walkie talkie calling Rick a “dumbass” I knew Glenn was someone special.

Glenn, you were my favorite out of the original characters and I enjoyed every minute you were on my TV screen.

You helped Rick when he was still a stranger but became quick friends. You fell at first sight in love with Maggie while helping her out on her father’s farm.

You survived The CDC, Hershel’s Farm, Woodberry with The Governor, The Prison, Terminus and countless Walker mobs, including the time you had to hide under a dumpster only to be killed by Negan and his Lucille.

You were funny, romantic, kind, loyal and brave.

I, as well as all those you left behind at Alexandria, will always love and will never forget you.

Someday “I will find you” again.

Until then Rest in Peace Glenn.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Just saying

I have often said this blog was inspired by the TV Worth Watching one, so when the creator of that blog was recovering from surgery this summer I found it difficult to know when my shows were on then this happen-

Sarah-Me
Welcome back! The place hasn't been the same without you. When Best Bets was away it was difficult to know what was on TV but I still read the great TVWW crew everyday. I am happy you took as much time as was needed to get fix and recover. Now back to our regular schedule programming.
Oct 21, 2016   |  Reply
 
David Bianculli-TV Worth Watching Blog Creator                                                  
Dear Sarah, You're one of the most faithful and tenured readers on the site, so it's especially great to hear from you. Thanks! And I agree: I've got a great crew of friends and colleagues here, and they not only kept the ship afloat -- they launched a series of international party cruises. While I, meanwhile, just kicked back and stretched out on the Lido deck...

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Legends of Tomorrow season 2


Another one of my favorite shows the premiered last season Legends of Tomorrow is a fun full of superheroes fast paced hour on the CW. Time travelling heroes, there is nothing more I have to say but if that doesn’t interest you let me add on---


Victor Garber (who I became a fan of through 1997 film Titanic) plays Dr. Martin Stein who is ½ of Firestorm. Eldest team member he is a scientist and keeps Jefferson, youngest member (Franz Drameh), Firestorm’s other half, under control.


Arthur Darvill (who I became a fan of through Doctor Who) continues his time travelling odyssey as Time Master/Captain Rip Hunter. He is the leader or the group and is the one who was from the future and came to 2016 using his ship the WaveRider to find and put together this raggedy bunch and turn them into heroes.


Brandon Routh (who I 1st saw in Superman Returns as Superman) is Ray Palmer, who was 1st seen on Arrow when he gained control of Green Enterprises. Using science he was able to create a mental suit to make him fly and help him in a fight.


Caity Lotz who plays Sara Lance aka Yellow Canary who also first appeared on Arrow as one of the characters sister who came back to life after being killed twice.


Clara Renee who plays Kendra aka Hawkgirl and reason this story began. You see Kendra and her true love first met in ancient Egypt and because of a curse have died many times over only to travel through time to kill their enemy forever


Dominic Purcell who plays Mick Rory a bad guy named by Cisco originally on The Flash he and his partner Leonard Snart (Wentworth Miller) used their powers of fire and ice to wreak havoc on Central City.


When it comes to Legends of Tomorrow there is no such thing as too many heroes on one team!