Friday, January 20, 2017

Forty-Five Suicide

It was 1 year, 3 months and 19 days into his Presidency.

On a Wednesday at 2:15pm all of the networks interrupted their regular schedule programing for BREAKING NEWS...White House on Lockdown

"There is an active shooter situation at The White House, at this time we have no details on any victims or who the shooter is."

"It has been two hours and no official information has come from The White House but witnesses  outside and passing by said they heard multiple gun shots"

"We are now five hours and 18 minutes into a lockdown at The White House and can report that three people have been shot including a secret service agent. No word on any fatalities”

"Nothing new since our last report but we will stay on the air for as long as the lockdown continues."

"The sun is rising on the east coast and it has been confirmed that The President was in the resident at the start of the lockdown but is now in the oval office.”

“This just in…BREAKING NEWS…We are getting reactions from inside the White House from Facebook and Twitter. There are seven people injured, one in serious condition.”

“We’ve been on the air for 24 hours”

“The first lady is in the room with the shooter. She is talking to him and trying to calm all involved.”

“The President’s youngest son was at school when the lockdown began he is now with his two adult brothers. The President’s two daughters are on lockdown at his NYC home.”

“We now go to Representative Michael Davis a Democrat from California who was with the President hours before the lockdown.”

“The President’s impeachment hearings have been postponed”

“Joining us to explain what could be happening inside the White House at this time is former FBI director Jason Maddow.”

BREAKING NEWS…”A suspicious bag has been found on the steps of The Lincoln Memorial.”

“The D.C. Police are at The Lincoln Memorial”

“Some staff, including those close to The President have been allowed to exit The White House.”

“American Airlines flight 247 has just hit Dumtp Tower in NYC”

“The President has not tweeted in 32 hours”

“We have Diana Jones, Staff Secutary to the administration on the phone…Ms. Jones are you there?”

“We are watching closely as D.C. police continue to work on the situation at The Lincoln Memorial.”

“We are now 50 hours into the lockdown at the White House and have yet to hear from The President.”

BREAKING NEWS…“The bag left at The Lincoln Memorial was a green backpack with the incials S.D. It was filled with school papers and a laptop.”

“This just in…”

“We are in the third day of White House on Lockdown.”

The screen goes to black

“All has gone silent as we wait for official word of the situation.”

“We were wrong, we were wrong all along. There was one gunshot. It was self-inflicted. We can now report… BREAKING NEWS…The President has committed suicide. The President has died. It is 1:22 pm on the east coast and if you have just turned on your TV or radio we have confirmed The 45th President of the United States is dead at 72.”

Friday, January 13, 2017

La La Land

I saw La La Land but cannot at this time write a review instead I want to see it in a theater a couple more times in hopes that what happens to Mia Farrow in The Purple Rose of Cairo happens to me while watching La La Land.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

The dark side of Nocturnal Animals

If you like film as art then you should take a chance on Nocturnal Animals but I should warn you that the movie itself is dark (literately and figuratively), disturbing and extremely tense. When the 1 hour and 56 minutes were over I felt like I could finally take a breath again.

As the opening credits roll the first camera shot focuses on a living piece of art. The indie movie then follows a lonely (in marriage and career) woman named Susan played by the amazing Amy Adams as she receives and reads a manuscript for a novel written by her ex-husband. That is when things get weird.

The superb Jake Gyllenhaal plays two roles, as Susan’s ex Edward (in flashbacks) and the main character in his manuscript, Tony Hastings. I know it sounds confusing and at times it is. I would go as far to say Nocturnal Animals is really 3 stories in 1 and have to admit that if you took away Amy Adam’s character the story would not change too much. After all the story within the story that she is reading is more than half of the film. That being said the viewer is seeing Edward’s words come alive through Susan’s eyes which makes for a crazy and very impactful brain overload. The acting by Adams and Gyllenhaal give the film its emotion and heart as I felt what they felt throughout the aspects of the stories being told. 

All filmmakers are artists but director Tom Ford (A Single Man) took his paintbrush and created something any artist (starving or not) should be proud of. The look of Texas by director of photography Seamus McGarvey by day and by night was beautiful and scary. I know I usually don’t write about or pay much attention to the so called lesser award show categories but on that point the Production Design by Shane Valentino, Set Decoration by Meg Everist, Art Direction by Christopher Brown and Editor Joan Sobel made the film even more fascinating to look at and allowed this viewer to throw herself into the lives of those on the big screen.

The movie is written by Ford and is based on a book by Austin Wright. It also stars Michael Shannon, Isla Fisher, Armie Hammer and Michael Sheen.

If any of what I wrote makes you say “Sounds like my type of film” then you really should check out Nocturnal Animals.   

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)

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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)