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Friday, January 29, 2016

Withering Heights

WVNN advert guy.
Put DOWN the Hi-Q music library...
Back slowly away.

This guy drops "Donna Reed music" behind every straight VO national ad they get. He also thinks he's the new Daws Butler. Tragic, really.


Charter, I was considering doing cable again.
You do not carry NHK World.
Good DAY, sir.

UN Thinking:
“Land…cannot be treated as an ordinary asset, controlled by individuals and subject to the pressures and inefficiencies of the market. Private land ownership is also a principal instrument of accumulation and concentration of wealth, therefore contributes to social injustice.” From the report from the 1976 UN’s Habitat I Conference.


My comment on "FairTax"discussion:

Y'know, guys, if all the people who sagely intone "It'll never happen" worked toward it, well, it could happen.

I am worn out with "conservative" pages whining the endless whine about the President, and Congress, and the Senate, and the Supremes, and lobbyists...but none of them are ganging up to go to Washington to clog the marble halls and demand serious face-time with every single rep and senator there, literally clogging up the works until what we want gets done.
Forget about "sacred honor"...these people cannot be bothered to hop a bus to Washington.


I am an animation voice guy. No, not a voice actor, but an aficionado of fine and vintage voice artists. Most of what people my age grew up with was thanks to old time radio actors moving into the new medium of television. We had men and women who could portray characters convincingly by voice alone, unlike the pretty-face actors employed today for name recognition, who mumble their way through their roles with colorless tapioca pudding readings.
This rant being made, I was watching the original "Jonny Quest" series whilst printing last night, and realised with horror that rather than have the credits specific to each episode, the DVD producers cookie-cuttered one set of credits onto all of the episodes, effectively expunging many fine voice actors like Vic Perrin (a real JQ workhorse...I mean, they left out the voice actor of DOCTOR ZIN??!) and J. Pat O'Malley. Such laziness I despise, and frankly, I find it akin to erasing several signers of the Declaration of Independence. One should receive credit for one's efforts.

"The X Files" is not having to find its stride. It hit it on the first step.


As much as I love the Eagles from Space:1999 (really, the best actors in the show!) I would not trust one on atmospheric re-entry.
Weatherly Hardy's photo.


I love that "The X Files" is being sponsored by "X-COM 2".


If the con wants you to sign a "Code of Conduct" document to attend, or vend, say goodbye. Big Brother is watching.

My concern is the burgeoning popularity of con CoCs, especially in the sci fi cons. If you don't read carefully, you can wind up being sacked for saying something verboten, or harboring Hurtful Opinions, or Triggering.

I am not overstating this.

MAJOR X-Files spoiler, cos I don't care!! Scully tries to talk Mulder out of beliefs.


The snow is so lovely as it falls, and the hush as the world is wrapped in cotton-wool is delightful to hear.
Then it melts the next day, and everything just looks like leprosy.