Dedicated To Meryl Streep

And to all insufferable celebrities pant shitting about Trump for the same things they were silent on under Obama:

Now git, and go make me a sammich and a movie.


Samantha Bee Vapid

Just saw a Samantha Bee commercial where she mocked Trump for pronouncing ‘euphemism’ as ‘euphenism’. The ad closed with Obama saying ‘good luck’.
I don’t seem to recall these smart ass dope headed progs making fun of Obama for all this slip ups. You know, like when he said corpsmen, and 57 states and, 'speaking Austrian', and Maldives (when trying to call the Falkland by its other name 'Malvinas').

I seem to recall when this was pointed out Obama cultists would rush to his defense with the usual 'he's tired' and 'we all make mistakes' and all that.

I'd be more willing to accept this excuse if they'd apply it equally but, of course, they don't.

Seriously. If you're going to be a partisan hack incapable of lampooning every political figure equally, at least try and be witty and funny in the process.

Lame. Fail. 

Bee and that guy who took over from the other guy on that show are just not funny.

Just smug virtue signalling.

I think Hitch got it about right:

Remember kids.

You're not that smart.

Even Solazzo admitted 'I'm not that clever' just before Michael Corleone shot him in the restaurant.


An American Original Chuck Berry Dead

How big was Chuck Berry?

Without him and his peers, there is no Beatles, Zeppelin, Who, Doors, Kinks, Stones and other iconic bands.

It's that simple.

Very happy I got to see Chuck Berry play live at a free outdoor concert during the Jazz Festival (Labatt Blues venue) back in the 1990s.

Those were the days when the Jazz Festival was strictly jazz and blues.



Berry wasn't the only one who passed on.

James Cotton too.

Back in my university days - sigh -  I was walking along Park Ave. with a girl I was dating at the time and stumbled upon the ‘G-Sharpe’ (I think it was that. Time has eroded my memory) blues club which at the time was on its dying days. 

Hard to fathom today but Montreal had its fair share of jazz/blues bars (my mother’s side of the family had a couple of degenerate (well, to the extent my mother recounts the stories anyway) musicians who worked along St. Catherine’s street playing alongside many a great American jazz musicians) and this club was one of them. The place was perfect. Long and narrow, seedy and furnished with torn couches and endowed with poor ventilation it was capped off with a packed house of 60 or so of society’s forgotten. 

On the stage stood Hubert Sumlin. 

Among the best live performances I’ve seen. 

We had a blast.


Of Amazon Selling Beer And Dutch Election

I better get off my ass. Been a tad busy.

Stop laughing. I do have a life.

Anyway. Working on a couple of things including the Daily Derp so be on the look out for that one.

In the meantime chew on these nuggets:

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) is ready to do to the local liquor store what it did to the local book store. It is rolling out free beer and wine 2-hour delivery and $7.99 1-hour delivery for Prime Now members, starting in Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio. It is reasonable to expect this experiment to be wildly successful and for the company to roll it out more broadly in the near future.
The beauty of new enterprises like Uber, Lyft and Amazon?
They're going to destroy the regulatory monstrosity that has hampered competition and growth. Anyone fighting this is engaging in futility. 
Never mind about bypassing stupid inter-provincial and inter-state barriers and restrictions.
No doubt they'll have to put up with the usual statist nonsense but here's to the next stage in Amazon's evolution. As a Prime member all I can say is, 'Cheers!'
Basically, all told, about 55% of the population voted for centre/right parties converting into 101 seats while the hard left garnered almost 30% with just 45 seats.
Mark Rutte of the VVD party won with 21% (33 seats) while Geert Wilders came in second with 20 seats and 13% of the vote. 
The Netherlands just shifted to the right folks.


Of Wikileaks Vault 7 And Alex Jones

With each passing Wikileaks bombshell and whistleblowers exposing the misbehaviour of government, Alex Jones looks more and more like a genius and less a crackpot conspiracy theorist, eh?

Isn't this sort of intrigue the raison d'etre of Jones (never mind about Orwell's 1984 which has seen a spike in sales, did the same) who has been talking about this for a couple of decades now? Up until Wikileaks, it was easy to bat and shoo Jones away but not so much these days.

Heck, it makes Trump's allegations of Obama wiretapping him less implausible, no?