Things to Look At

Some recommendations:

–See Mad Max. It’s a nearly perfect action movie. But there is going to come a point when Tom Hardy is going to have to stop making the weirdest acting choices. And why is his face covered in every movie? Let the man be beautiful.

–See Ex Machina. It’s the opposite of everything Mad Max is, yet equally awesome. I wish this is what more movies were.

–See the Mad Men finale. I thought this season sucked. And the season before it wasn’t much better. But man, the finale kinda blew my mind. There’s been so much written about it, it’s actually been quite annoying. Particularly “analyzing” the last scenes. Is this necessary? I don’t know. Just make your own judgments, for God’s sake. But I thought what’s been left out of all this rehashing is how many zingers there were in the last episode. So many great lines. Matthew Weiner started off as a comedy writer and he’s still got it. Loved the writing.

The best thing I read about the finale, and definitely the most unique, was by good ol’ Earl Pomerantz. Very, very interesting perspective and spot on.

–Read David McCullough’s “The Wright Brothers”. I never knew the full story of the Wright Brothers before. It isn’t a perfect book, but I really enjoyed reading it.

–Read Joe McGinniss’ “Fatal Vision”. I went down a “Jinx” related rabbit hole after that ended, and discovered this book. It was written over 20 years ago and holy shit, it made me so mad at you guys. How do you not tell me about this stuff?!! It’s a true crime story and totally worth the read. I became obsessed with this case, as apparently anyone does who reads about it does. What other awesome shit am I missing out on?!

–Read my guest recap of “Married at First Sight” for For some reason I’m fascinated by that show, even though everyone on it this season is awful. Had fun writing about it…

The Jinx Is A Million Times Better Than Serial

Please watch The Jinx on HBO. Just do it. It’s a documentary about a rich guy who might be a murderer. It’s 6 episodes. The 5th aired last Sunday and the finale is next Sunday, so you have time to catch up. And it’s worth it. Trust me.

Because unlike Serial, The Jinx actually breaks new ground! It uncovers new things! In short, it actually goes somewhere.

The last episode included a bombshell. And you for sure want to see that bombshell happen, cause it’s pretty fucking awesome.


This Seems Like It Should Matter

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First of all, it’s pretty hilarious that the Republicans would even CONSIDER running another Bush.

But listen, I’m not naive enough to say that Obama is personally responsible for all of this. But could you imagine if things had gone the other way? Would be be held responsible? Of course he would! So fuck you he gets the credit.

And yet, he doesn’t really get the credit. Because the Democrats are horrible at marketing! They’re like the anti-Don Draper. Bill Cosby’s lawyer has done a better job of putting out a narrative than the Democrats. No one pats themselves on the backs like Republicans. They lose wars yet fly onto air craft carriers talking about “Mission Accomplished”! They know how to dap themselves up!

Anyway, could you imagine if Mitt had won? And then this happens? No matter what airport you’d fly into, it would be called Mitt Romney airport. Your kids would all go to Romney elementary and Romney middle school, and the White House would be located in Romney DC.

But that didn’t happen. And this is Obama’s. I think history will look kindly on him. Unless of course in a few years we’re all speaking ISIS.