Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Comey and Clinton performing "What Difference Does It Make?" - a slice of comic genius from last year

Yes, I know how behind the curve I am posting this splendid parody from October, 2016 - but I only saw it for the first time about ten minutes ago, and it's a gem. Enjoy!

The greatest Western movie posters of all time (WARNING: scenes of violence and lashings of testosterone right from the start)

(...and sexual and racial stereotypes. There are very few women in it. Or black actors. This may upset some readers. My heart bleeds.)

Ty Hardin died earlier this month, aged 87. If you're below the age of 60, or if you didn't waste your childhood watching television, you might not be familiar with the name. If you're anything like me, you'll instantly recall him as Bronco Lane in the TV series, Bronco, which ran from 1958 to 1962. One of the first things my parents did after arriving in London in the late '50s was to rent a television set from Rediffusion (television hadn't been introduced in Norway by that time). For the next five years, I feasted on a western diet - Cheyenne, Maverick, Gunsmoke, Wagon Train, Wells Fargo,  The Rifleman, Bonanza, Rawhide, Wyatt Earp, The Lone Ranger, Laramie, Have Gun Will Travel, Davy Crockett... there was even a British-made series, Four Feather Falls, featuring puppets...

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Chelsea Handler, the former US soldier convicted of espionage, picks a fight with Ben Shapiro. Bad move.

United States Army Private First Class Bradley E. Manning was sentenced to 35 years imprisonment in 2013 for a whole host of offences, but mainly for leaking almost half a million US army documents. While in prison, Manning made the ultimate sacrifice and opted for gender reassignment surgery - unfortunately not performed without anaesthetic by fellow-inmates - and morphed into gorgeous, pouting Chelsea.  (I wonder how she's coping with the menstrual cycle.) As he left office, Barack Obama - who evidently can't resist a transgender traitor - commuted the latest US Army poster gal's sentence to seven years (that's 80% off for...well, for being a wonderful human being, I guess). So now he/she/whatever is out and proud and tweeting. Only he/she/whatever hasn't yet learned the basic lesson that, whoever you engage with on social media, make sure it isn't the bladed weapon that is the conservative commentator, Ben Shapiro - that's like juggling with razors:

Google sacking James Damore means we're living in the nightmare world of Jerome Bixby's "It's a Good Life"

SJW sending James Damore to the cornfield
Just in case you haven't yet read former Google software engineer James Damore's 10-page internal memo, entitled "Google's Ideological Echo Chamber", a full PDF version can be found here. If you have ten minutes to spare, it's well worth reading. And if you do have the time to read it, I recommend the version I've link to because many left-liberal online pseudo-news sites have doctored it to suit their preferred narrative. It's clear, logical, well-argued, unemotional and rational - a tad too politically centrist for my taste, and I bridled at the references to climate science, but I agree with the general direction of travel...

Sunday, 6 August 2017

The National Trust's climbdown on gay badges is a temporary setback for the forces of Progressivism - which never rest, never sleep

'Dame' Helen Ghosh has been stymied in her attempt to punish National Trust volunteers who refuse to wear pro-Gay rainbow lanyards by forbidding them contact with the public. This is very good news. The former civil servant's tenure as director-general of the organisation is due to end soon in any case: she's due to take over as Master of Balliol College next March, where she will no doubt busy herself rooting out anything tainted by custom, tradition or common sense. After all, this is the woman who attempted to ban the word "Easter" from the the annual Cadbury's/National Trust Easter egg race. She can now tinker and busybody away to her heart's content overseeing a vital section of Britain's educational assembly-line, whose main purpose these days appears to be churning out yet more self-righteous fools to further swell the ranks of left-liberal elite social engineers determined to rewire our brains and our instincts...

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Despite everything, the BBC has hired another Gronmark!

Mrs. Anna Leena Gronmark joined the BBC earlier this year. An old BBC chum of mine emailed me about this exciting development earlier today...