Daily Archives: June 25, 2009

Farrah Fawcett. Dead. Of course.

Poor woman. Doctors treated her as best they could, and of course she prayed to God for help at every turn. No wonder it turned out badly.

Hollywood grieves her loss, rightly. She was an icon and a brave soul.  But ultimately, I believe, she fell foul of the very medical establishment that she trusted to save her. I wrote a post about this in May. I’m reposting it here.




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How much more drivel can we take?

Today I’m handing over this blog to a review of Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen, by Sam Mendelson of the Huffington Post.

I do this because I loathed the first Transformers movie, whose effects were meant to inspire awe, but in fact the only awe I felt was at how stupid, ignorant, gullible, and undereducated younger audiences must be nowadays to allow Hollywood PR people and marketing guys to manipulate them regularly into paying to see such garbage. 

Well, here we are for round two. The sequel’s arrived, kids will flock to it – natch – and once again a whole generation, already reeling from the insipid, one-note nothingness that is the Jonas Brothers and Miley Cyrus, will be dumbed down another notch. And because they’re now so numb to what’s going on, they won’t realize how they’ve been duped. 

The review is here. Read and enjoy.


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