Saturday, August 24, 2013
If Michael Keaton and George Clooney could be Bruce Wayne and Batman, why not Ben Affleck?
Ben Affleck looks like a square-jawed superhero. He is 6 feet 4. That is way taller than Michael Keaton and George Clooney.
After Ben Affleck was announced as the new Batman #BetterBatmanThanBenAffleck became the top trending Twitter hash tag, with Tweeters suggesting others would make a better Batman than Ben, people like "the guy who played the Beaver on Leave it to Beaver."
Being Batman will not be the first time Ben Affleck has been a superhero in a movie. In 2003 he was a Marvel Comic blind crime fighter in "Daredevil." In 2006 Ben Affleck had the George Reeves/Superman role in "Hollywoodland."
After the Ben Affleck Batman announcement was made a petition quickly popped up on Change.org under the heading "Remove Ben Affleck as Batman/ Bruce Wayne."
This is one of those petition deals where, supposedly, President Obama has agreed to weigh in on the issue if the petition gets over 100,000 signatures.
This had Rush Limbaugh, on his Friday radio show, suggesting that his listeners sign the petition, because Rush thought it would be amusing to have the president faced with having to weigh in on such a serious issue.
On this rare occasion I was in agreement with Rush Limbaugh, as in so many people getting so worked up over Ben Affleck being cast as Batman, to the point of thinking this issue warranted a presidential intervention, is some sort of sad indicator of something not being quite right in the minds of way too many people, what with there being such a plethora of actual, real serious issues one might want the president to worry about before he concerns himself with Ben Affleck's movie roles....
Thursday, August 8, 2013
I was aware there was a reality tv show about the Kardashian family. I knew Bruce Jenner was married to Kris Kardashian who had reproduced multiple times with Robert Kardashian, creating creatures like Kim, Khloe, Rob and Kourtney Kardashian.
I knew Bruce Jenner had a kid, Brody, from a previous wife. I did not know there were other Bruce kids, Kendall and Kylie, from a previous marriage, which were blended into the bizarre Kardashian family.
Kim and Rob Kardashian have danced on Dancing with the Stars. I found them to be perfectly pleasant people in dance mode. There mother, Kris, showed up to watch them dance. And comment. I did not find Kris to be as pleasant as her kids.
I do not know if the Keeping up with the Kardashians episode I saw last night was new, or a repeat. What I do know is, I was appalled, appalled I tell you, at these vapid, shallow, stupid people.
I lasted 10 minutes before I had to chase to another channel.
How can these people be paid millions of dollars? Does this fact go to the heart of what is currently wrong with America?
During the 10 minutes that I lasted, the Kardashians and Jenners were on vacation at some cool looking location in Mexico. I would have been in bliss to be at this location.
Apparently it is a big deal for a combined vacation to occur where all Bruce's kids are there, along with the Kardashian kids. During my 10 minutes Bruce's kid named Kendall was having herself an emotional crisis.
The thing that really struck me as pathetic was Kris Jenner. The mother of this brood. As if it were some great act of imaginative mayhem, Kris suggested her girls engage the Jenners in a Kardashian family tradition, with Kris saying something like they'd show those damn Jenners how Kardashian's vacay.
And then we learned jumping in a pool in your expensive evening wear clothing is that wild and crazy traditional thing the Kardashians do on vacay that will show those damn Jenners a thing or two.
To his credit, Bruce wanted no part of it.
And so the Kardashians jumped in the pool, acting as if this was the most fun thing imaginable.
Then the now wet Kris chased Bruce around. When he would have no part of it, Kris poutingly said, "Some people just don't know how to have fun."
Bruce, if you are reading this. Divorce this awful woman at once. You deserve better....