Ring Ring Ring Ripoff

Be careful when you answer the phone! If you are told that a relative is injured or in some kind of other desperate situation, beware. It's commonly known as "The Grandparent Scam", because elderly people are often the victims, but it could happen to anyone who isn't sufficiently skeptical and gets caught off guard. Someone … Continue reading Ring Ring Ring Ripoff

Has anyone gone to the movies recently?

While the Harvey Weinstein culture wars play out, I made a quick survey among friends, and asked, "When was the last time you went to see a movie in a theater?" Out of ten people, only two had been to a movie theater in 2017. Three hadn't been to a cinema for so long they … Continue reading Has anyone gone to the movies recently?

What Weinstein means to Hollywood, Democrats and the Culture Wars

BTW, the ancient Greek word for actor is ὑποκριτής (hypokritēs). Hogewash I've been thinking of the long terms results of the Harvey Weinstein situation and the more I do so the more I conclude that it demonstrates Andrew Breitbart's argument that politics is downstream from culture The culture of Hollywood, actors or as they were once … Continue reading What Weinstein means to Hollywood, Democrats and the Culture Wars

You’re Nice, Therefore It’s All Your Fault

Once upon a time, I mused on my blog about the quiet force of nature known as The Nice Guy™. You doubtless know one; the guy who’s spoken of highly by all who know him yet remains strangely solo in a duet world. Why is that, one wonders. Could it be that far too many … Continue reading You’re Nice, Therefore It’s All Your Fault