The futility of an average shooting spree in Los Angeles

Los Angeles has seen an upsurge in the ultra-violence this year, as has most of the country. The unfortunate confluence of COVID-19 and George Floyd has precipitated an anarchic, nihilistic vibe across the country. Dark violence is visiting upon us the horrors it has displayed South of the border for some time now. Unlike Mexico,…

Steven Soderbergh, pandemic guru, molds an Oscars show for 2021

There’s been a significant uptick in gratuitous hullabaloo surrounding the 2021 Oscars show and production. What will it look like, ponder the celebritariat with oodles of smart earnestness.  In its pandemic incarnation, there is much mystery about the show’s structure and the cutting to different locations (over 20) via satellite link due to the producers’…

S.F. DA, Chesa Boudin, proposes “Tantrum History” month

With District Attorneys like Chesa Boudin, who needs electric chairs, much less jail cells, or even handcuffs. In fact, with District Attorneys like this, maybe we can institute legal “time outs” for adult criminals because ultimately, all criminal malfeasance is just a “temper tantrum.” There is outrage over San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin’s description…

HOLLYBOOB

They did it again. Our HOLLYWOOD sign is a source of civic pride here in Tinseltown as it is fittingly one of the great attention whore magnets of the modern world. Its precarious but conspicuous appearance beckons from afar. Its simple pillared construction and hillside seclusion beg for creative defacement. Like ice sculpture, the deed…

How I beat back the Pandemic Industrial Complex

Just leave it to a woman, or effeminate man (yes, that is code in case you’re wondering), to expend about 5 words to every one necessary when attempting to convey emotion and story. When women (and effeminate men) find it their moment’s mission to articulate a feeling, they resort to excessive superlatives and pointless prepositions…

National leaders confront their White Whale

So now it’s Emmanuel’s turn.   French President Emmanuel Macron has gone on a retreat to Versailles as he rides out his coronavirus diagnosis. He is quarantining at the presidential residence of La Lanterne within the city of Versailles and is being closely guarded by police. Officials with the presidency have not provided any details…