Monthly Archives: July 2015

This is NOT What Vigilanteism Looks Like

The horror! The horror! Angry mob vigilantes fugitive dentist with plushy toys.

There’s been a little confusion. Apparently some people believe that parody reviews, protests and petitions constitute Internet  “mob justice” and/or  “vigilanteism.  First off, protesting outside the office of the coward that shot Cecil is exercising free speech. It’s not “mob justice”. It’s not even the Internet! Second, leaving stuffed animals outside his office is not a serious threat. Phrases like “rot in hell” which was written on one of the signs at a recent protest, are powerful words, but folks have the  right to use them. Also sticks and stones, etc. I’m pretty sure a real he-man what shoots cats with arrows from a truck with a spotlight isn’t afraid of some itty-bitty bad words. Leaving parody reviews on someone’s yelp page is not vigilanteism either.

The writer of the piece linked above complains that if Palmer loses his livelihood, others, like his family will suffer. Huh? Is that ever a reason for someone depraved to be able to hold on to a medical license? Since when did, “Yeah, I’m guilty and not fit to practice, but I was hoping my kids could afford to go Ivy, so cut me a break?” become a defense? Seriously, would you want this man poking his fingers into your mouth? Your children’s?

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Catch Up with Me at HNTP

One more reason to check them out -- their icon is GRRRREAT!

Just a quick reminder and link to Happy Nice Time People. It’s the snarky sister site to Wonkette, but instead of politics, it snarks the hell out of television. I’ve been writing for them for a while. Often I crosspost the beginning of my posts here, but I haven’t lately. However, if you want to go there and catch up with my humorous TV newslinks, or recaps of some of your favorite or not so favorite shows, click this a direct link to my “author” archives. Shows I’ve recapped (past and present) include: Homeland, Mad Men, The Americans, Sherlock, Wayward Pines and Deutschland 83. There are other posts on shows worth binging on OR not, etc. So go and enjoy! (And then come back and buy a book, maybe?)

The 19th Century’s Most Infamous Party Girl is Having a Birthday, and You’re Invited to the Celebration!

(This is a review for the fantastic musical “cabaret” Songs of the Fallen, which will be in town for one week only, so get yer tickets NOW.)

Are you a tourist in New York who’s about to wait on line at TKTS? Are you having doubts about whether standing around for two hours in order to buy tickets that at 50% off will still be over your limited budget is the best way to spend your limited time in New York?

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Wayward Pines Recap – E9 – A Very Special Reckoning

This week’s Wayward Pines begins with a flashforward teaser. Looks like Ethan is about to reckon Kate, but we all know he’d never do that, right?

Picking up where we left off, the good news is the truck crashing into the gate didn’t cause a power outage. The bad news is those clever, constantly evolving aberrations have figured out they can shimmy under the truck. But Ethan’s on top of things and shoots out the tires, crushing a couple of the critters underneath. (To find out what happens next in case you didn’t see it or did and can’t remember or just want to relive the good times, please go to HNTP — we watch so you don’t have to!)

Deutschland 83 — S1, E5 — The Dramas of Young Alex

Ingrid’s health takes a turn for the worse. Will Martin make it back in time to save her? Alex makes a bold, but not unexpected decision, so does Annett.

What would you do after your fake-girlfriend gets killed in front of you and it’s sort of your fault and you have to bury her? Would you maybe go Brussels and make sure her cats don’t starve?

Martin deals with this unusual situation by visiting Yvonne – a hotter girl who is not dead. They go clubbing. He gets wasted, dances (possibly naked) to Bonnie Tyler  — NOT cool even in 1983, and sleeps with Yvonne. We get a peek at the two of them having die sexy-Zeiten and enjoying some intimate kissen sprach afterwards. Rarely, has television been this good at conveying that special post-coital intensity that signals EPIC true liebe. (Wanna read the rest? Of course you do! And there are pictures! So head over to HNTP your internet blog for all things television!)