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Nov 21 4 tweets 2 min read
Heavy is still the best news outlet for details about perpetrators like the Col. Springs guy: his grandfather was a CA state rep of the pugnacious righty sort, his mom mentioned the perp having PTSD/trauma (unknown from what) and charges from his arrest were mysteriously dropped. Link here; “he’s 6’6 and hits like a freight train” is 😬😬😬
heavy.com/news/anderson-…
Sep 25 5 tweets 3 min read
Something unspecified happened at the Eradicate Hate conference this week and nobody who’s upset is saying what but they definitely are upset and want to change things by taking power. fascinating dynamic where a) even some very prominent people in the sphere don’t know what they’re supposed to be upset about b) some other people are being proactive and announcing they don’t know what happened but they’re denouncing it anyway
Sep 23 16 tweets 4 min read
So I was thinking about my ridiculous pitch for MAN-BAT: PI and was wondering how you would make it

because there are a couple of obvious problems with doing MAN-BAT: PI there are two options for MAN-BAT:P.I.

it's either a family show (making it LETHAL WEAPON with Man-Bat, who has a wife and kids, as the Murtaugh), or an old-school two-hander

I'm leaning old-school two-hander bc I like a small cast

problem: THESE GUYS ARE BOTH UNINTERESTING
Sep 9 5 tweets 2 min read
funny fact about this story: LAT grudgingly concedes American journos are in way less danger than their Mexican colleagues, who have lost more colleagues to murder in the past year than American journos have in THIRTY

do you notice the lack of blue hyperlink on that concessjon it looks remarkably like the LA Times, paper of record for a city with a large Mexican population that is less than five hours by car from the Mexican border, HAS APPARENTLY NOT WRITTEN STORY ONE ABOUT A DOZEN MEXICAN JOURNALISTS GETTING MURDERED
Sep 8 23 tweets 3 min read
aw shit it’s Morbin’ time it has been a Day so all I have the strength for is lying on the couch to watch MORBIUS and maybe get up partway through to make myself a tiki cocktail

I hear this movie sucks and I *know* Jared Leto does so this should be fun
Apr 24 10 tweets 5 min read
reading Donald A. Ritchie’s biography of Drew Pearson and my jaw just keeps dropping with the little nuggets from his professional and personal life, which are casually *insane* Image Pearson’s dad ran a chataqua (basically intellectual traveling carnivals for nerds and hippies), and after college he spent a few years doing Peace Corps type stuff with the American Friends Service Committee

then decided on freelance journalism

here is how he broke in ImageImageImageImage
Apr 17 24 tweets 4 min read
So one of the things that struck me about the Altman/Gross oral history of STAR TREK was in their discussion of VOYAGER where a big takeaway was that the show had a good cast but the real problem was the whole premise was screwed up

I have been ruminating about that ever since One of the big foundation problems on VOYAGER was that they had a divided Starfleet/Maquis crew but smoothed over that super quickly when it could have been an ongoing challenge for the characters.

So I thought: how would I reconfigure the series to expand that conflict?
Apr 14 5 tweets 2 min read
operation char siu bun is underway

(making filling now; made some flash daikon and carrot pickles earlier and they are in the fridge for operation banh mi) Image update: operation banh mi was delicious Image
Apr 13 9 tweets 2 min read
okay I need to explain USA UP ALL NIGHT to the young people, don’t I

before streaming, there were tiers of television by how much you paid

there were independent stations (free, ads)
there were networks (free, ads)
there was cable ($, ads)
there was pay cable ($, no ads) there were differences in content

everything that ran ads (local, network, basic cable) censored out cusswords, graphic violence, and nudity

pay cable (HBO, Cinemax, etc.) had uncensored films

all of them cropped the images to fit a (squarish) TV screen
Apr 11 4 tweets 1 min read
has anybody else gotten the impression that the peak intensity of fandom around a show these days lasts maybe two seasons before the people posting most feverishly about it start posting like that about something else newer and shinier? (I follow people who were at one point avid fans of the show who tweeted about it A LOT, but on my TL I saw more complaints about people posting spoilers for the KILLING EVE finale than I did about the actual finale.)
Feb 1 9 tweets 2 min read
Hearing from UCLA folks that this has, as one might expect, spread across various departments and people are very sensibly avoiding a detailed, specific, and credible threat on campus. Hopefully the would-be perpetrator is nabbed and involuntarily committed without harm to anyone, including himself. But if he can’t carry out his plans, suicide is a likely outcome for him.
Jan 15 6 tweets 2 min read
after the murder spree and before Amazon yanked it, I got SANCTION bc I had a vague image of the author as stuck at a certain tier in the wannabe macho grifter scene but wanted a sense of the kind of freak he was

and

“have you ever considered that maybe you’re the asshole” the dude’s main ideology is that Real Men should be able to murder people bc nobody who ever screwed over him, a Real Man, would’ve done it if they had actually thought he might murder them

that if murder were legal one of them might have just murdered HIM never crosses his mind
Dec 6, 2021 6 tweets 1 min read
The thing about rolling with a broad range of tweeps is that you see a broad range of takes on stuff

like Patriot Front‘s little parade Righties:
a) “They’re all feds and it’s an op”
b) “I shall ostentatiously refuse to denounce peacefully protesting Nazis”
c) “Surprisingly they prevented a big countermobilization”
d) “Who?”

Lefties:
a) “OMG NAZIS!!!!”
b) “meh, these guys again”
c) “Who?”
Dec 5, 2021 8 tweets 4 min read
This is an interesting thread for its view into journoworld Here is the offensive op-ed; it is kinda cringe and boomerish in its tone and style but it is also not offensive in the slightest
phillytrib.com/the-best-path-…
Dec 4, 2021 6 tweets 2 min read
THE ROCKFORD FILES is streaming free with ads on the Roku channel, if you need some old-school TV that just settles over you like a warm blanket I watch THE ROCKFORD FILES with an eye for what makes a show of its era different from a show today

especially with regard to questions like “how did they not kill James Garner, who is in literally every scene, from overwork”
Nov 24, 2021 6 tweets 2 min read
We are now at the phase where journos and authorities know goddamn well if the Waukesha parade was an ideological attack or not.

It is also the phase where, thanks to the Pulse Nightclub shooting, we know they will lie if there definitely is one. Many looking to hang Waukesha on BLM for political reasons, but while the perp posted about it and his support for “knokkin white ppl TF out,” the really notable thing from his social media for me was a Black Israelite-style Hitler meme about how black people are the *real* Jews.
Nov 24, 2021 8 tweets 2 min read
THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY (1978) is free on Prime, and if you’ve never seen it you should treat yourself, because it is a joy.

Michael Crichton, a clunky filmmaker, is downright sprightly writing and directing this period caper flick with a delightful Jerry Goldsmith score. Sean Connery, Donald Sutherland, and Lesley-Anne Down are all marvelous, and every dollar of the budget is up on the screen — great costuming, sets, an antique train, tons of extras when they’re called for.
Nov 22, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
This rumor was flying around Twitter yesterday; while all options are open, I have to say desperate flight strikes me as very unlikely. There’s video of the guy entering the parade at low speed, swerving around the blocker at rear, and speeding up to hit people. Sped up, slowed down, hit people, sped up, hit more people. Graphic videos included, so be cautioned, but this really doesn’t look like a guy in desperate flight.
Aug 20, 2021 11 tweets 2 min read
Tactical mistake on JEOPARDY!’s and Richards’s part The cool kids’ table has been deferred to in one particular and now it is easier to defer to them in others

radical idea: a few years back, Alex Trebek himself floated a couple of names he thought could do the job as his successor

why not, I don’t know

give them a call
Aug 19, 2021 12 tweets 2 min read
Moose-feeding movie of the last few days has been WIND (1992), a sailing movie directed by Carroll “THE BLACK STALLION (1979)” Ballard that sought to definitively answer the question “Are Matthew Modine and Jennifer Grey movie stars”

answer: nope The thing is that Modine and Grey are actually pretty great choices for the weirder movie lurking beneath the surface of WIND (1992)

but it was clearly a hella expensive movie to make so it got nudged in the direction of a “they’re together, they break up, they get back” romance
Jul 22, 2021 9 tweets 6 min read
everybody is talking about the Buzzfeed News story about FBI informant involvement in the plot to kidnap the governor of Michigan

lots of focus on how many FBI informants were involved

less-remarked: the story on *when* the feds got involved has evolved
buzzfeednews.com/article/kenben… Here is the story in the FBI’s affidavit. Note:

a) the impetus for the investigation is sedition on social media.
b) the investigation starts with a guy named Adam Fox, who, following a meeting in Ohio, reaches out to a militia that has already been infiltrated by the FBI.