Sunday, October 15, 2017

You’re Only As Old As Your Knees Feel


October 15, 2017

Being old may be only a state of mind,

But my aching joints have plenty of influence on my state of mind.




One-Trick Ponies

October 15, 2017

I don’t normally go to comedy clubs, because most of the jokes are about sex. (Like nothing else funny EVER happens that the comedians could use for material.)

But last night I was suckered, because the comedy skits were being held at a restaurant where elderly women go to meet their friends for quiche; so I thought, “How bad can it be?”

Answer: Pretty bad.

But seriously: Now that comedy skits are all sex, all the time…Who has an advantage in the comedy arena? There’s no more shock value to give comedians that edge that they might have once enjoyed.

They might have to go back to clean jokes just to stand out from the pack.


And I can’t wait.



Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Darwin Award Contenders

October 10, 2017

I’m looking at a picture of three signs from Lone Elk Park. The signs are on a pole, one above another, and read as follows:

   CAUTION
DO NOT APPROACH
OR FEED ANIMALS


MAINTAIN
100 FEET
DISTANCE


ELK MATING
 SEASON
USE EXTRA
 CAUTION



Why is this picture in the paper?



Because despite all the warnings,

People are being injured
while taking selfies with the elk.



They’re Honing Their Skills


October 11, 2017

When a politician is accused of sexual harassment, late-night jokes fly fast and furious.

When Hollywood’s Harvey Weinstein was accused, the reaction was a bit slower.

According to the producer of “Saturday Night Live”, there were jokes slated for last week’s show, but they fell flat in dress rehearsal, so they were cut.

Was he using the B-team??? With all the practice they’ve had on the subject, the writers should have been able to come up with jokes in their sleep!



It Has Come To Our Attention (Part 2)


October 11, 2017

A major movie producer has been accused of decades of sexual harassment, and others in the business are shocked and appalled at the idea of someone in Hollywood trading movie roles for sexual favors.

What other shocking revelations lie in store for them? Will they find out someday that David Duke is a bigot? That Elvis is dead?



Tuesday, October 10, 2017

TV Time, 2017

October 10, 2017

It’s time once again for my unsolicited and unsophisticated review of TV shows. I watched a few premiers and a couple of returning shows, and these were my impressions:

  
New:

Ghosted – I thought it would depend on vulgarity for its humor, but it’s really not too bad.

The Good Doctor – Could be worse.

The Orville – Same as “Ghosted”, and it’s actually dealt with a couple of deep themes. I actually like it.

Will and Grace – Meh

Young Sheldon – Meh

  
Returning:

Grey’s Anatomy – The season opener was the best one I’ve seen so far this fall. A+

Designated Survivor – Kept me awake, which is more than it did most of last season.

Major Crimes – Looking forward to the season opener on October 31. (Don’t let me down, folks!)



Sunday, October 8, 2017

A Few Bad Apples

October 8, 2017


This morning an article about a mass shooting made me think, “Huh. Except in one instance, all of the mass shootings that I know of have been committed by men.”

It started a train of thought leading to a futuristic movie scenario in my head: Men banned from owning guns with magazines that held more than ten rounds; Joe Arpaio stopping men just because they’re men, and searching their cars for contraband weapons; men pointing out that it was only a few bad seeds that caused the trouble…

Then I got derailed by comparing a “no-men” weapons policy to a “no-Muslim” immigration policy and I lost track of what I was doing.