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  1. The dangers of lemming-ing! https://www.vulture.com/2019/11/famous-authors-drag-student-in-ya-twitter-controversy.html#_ga=2.224089179.173397997.1574096134-320916811.1574096134 Even Jemison apologized for piling on, though her apology is really hard to parse -- as in to whom is she apologizing to and for what! Meaning that the pile-oners didn't know what/whom they were piling on and even why, not really.
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    The Crown Season 3 [Spoilers]

    Of course! Still, it's royals. Who don't come off very well and indeed, quite not clever, as ER thinking Wilson is a spy for the Russians, which is something, and really they don't have the kind of political power that is implied, not at all. As well, thinking nonentities / poor and powerless not having any effect when it comes to significant historical events, I really disagree. One example that dramatizes this is Mike Leigh's splendid Peterloo. The Aberfan episode is really well done, cleverly done. And in the end, ER has gone there exactly 4 times in the 50 years since it took place.
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    U.S. Politics: Gar Nicht Trump's Traumschiff!

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    U.S. Politics: Gar Nicht Trump's Traumschiff!

    But Steyer didn't have FB behind him running for free all those ads ....
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    The Crown Season 3 [Spoilers]

    And Royalty! English Royalty! And Nobles! And PALACES! Jewels! Musem quality furniture, paintings, carpets, china! Upon which royal amounts of millions were spent for the production values! And ROYALTY! Be honest -- if these were slum-dwelling nonentitys instead of palace dwelling royal nonentities -- would you still be lovin' on it so very much, even with the same cast? Would Royal Amounts of Millions have been spent on the production values for this, even with the same cast?
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    The Crown Season 3 [Spoilers]

    It's kind of hilarious, but so very USian -- this anticipation and approval of a series centered upon such a useless person because she's royalty. This country's always been this way. For me it's particularly hilarious that I too am a participant in royalty binging. Because I did it with the previous seasons and I'll do it with this new one too, as soon as I can get to it! Which will be soon coz, babee, it's cold outside!
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    U.S. Politics: Gar Nicht Trump's Traumschiff!

    Re Buttigieg's polling in Iowa -- astonishing, isn't it, what happens when the Big $Zuck and FB (which, particularly via Instagram, also profits from slavery) throws millions of dollars and FB ads behind a political candidate.
  8. They are no more famous now than before, and never got any big bux from publishers or producers, and kept seeing younger nobodies coming up out of nowhere suddenly and getting All The Awards. In fact, just lately at least one of them got dropped by her publisher, as not doing well enough. Ah, the writing life -- only if one prepares for heartbreak.
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    Watch, Watched, Watching: Those aren't pillows!

    I once watched Hulu, years ago, no fee. Ever since I get e-mails with really low fee deals if I will subscribe to Hulu. Which I won't because its content doesn't appeal to me at all. But -- this is the Hulu offer that showed up today, which explains your ad:
  10. This is purely anecdotal: Among my friends at one time were quite a few middling successful fantasy / sf writers. With the vast amounts of money publishers, film and television companies were paying for Harry Potter and Hunger Games, they immediately, lemming-like, switched to writing YA (while demanding it be treated the same as adult fiction). They also immediately changed their personas to act like buncha of middle school, adolescent and freshmen at college and became back-biting, emo / emotional, victim, clique-clinging, picking on Others, and just plain nasty and no fun. Needeless to say, their ages were like forty and above, and many of them were parents themselves of teenagers. It was one of the weirdest things I ever witnessed.
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    The Books That Have Just Come Out: New Release Thread II

    #12 in Cornwell's Saxon Chronicles / Last Kingdom, this month in the US (last month in the UK), Sword of Kings -- and I just learned about it today! https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062563217/sword-of-kings/ http://www.bernardcornwell.net/sword-of-kings/
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    U.S. Politics: Attaquer son cul orange!

    More reasons the stupid Dem donor class should be smarter than this: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/deval-patrick-sex-offender-brother-in-law_n_5dcebc2ee4b0d2e79f8badae
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    Jack Ryan - Amazon Prime Series

    Where did you read I said that? What I am saying is that just as the locations are as phony a Venezuela as the ish that the so-called Venezuelans speak, so is everything else, such as plot, narrative and characters, unconnected to anything specifically Venezuela today. Venezuela is in really bad shape in so many ways in reality, but that's not what we saw. People talk about having to keep eating ham, but they are eating. And everyone looks normal, healthy. This just isn't the case for a very large proportion of the very skinny population, as just one instance. IOW there was no reason in script or any other part of the series to say they are in Venezuela. It's just some generic banana republic of Latin American of the bad old days, or what seems to be returning in these new bad days, with the current events of Bolivia, Brasil, Chile, Peru, Argentina.
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    U.S. Politics: Attaquer son cul orange!

    These rethugs bludgeoning-bullying her with a spew of words are left with her reasonable response, "Is there a question in there?" given in such a soft, polite voice. Taken aback, time goes by while the rethug bedbug tries to figure out what he was asking, what point he was trying to make. What flat-out ignoramuses. As well as bullies. Additionally, those who wanted some dramatic interest, there sure does seem to be quite a bit today. Yup, he smeared her, threatened her and lied about her, and is doing so even as she speaks in response to the idiocies spewed at her. The Dems, of course, are so measured and polite. Gads how many women have we seen grilled for hours and hours by all these old white insane guys, all of whom turn out not guilty of anything they are accused of. Hillary, while campaigning, for 13 hours -- on her feet! And they never lose it, stay in control, while all around them are saliva-spitting spewers, all day, one after another, who also, btw, are sitting down.
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    Jack Ryan - Amazon Prime Series

    And the DR, which ends up standing in for everybody, even Cuba and Mexico!