Friday, May 12, 2017

46. 5/12/17



" ... '[R]egardless of recommendation I was going to fire Comey.

In fact, when I decided to just do it, I said to myself, I said you know, this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made-up story,' Mr. Trump said."

I've run this through the most sophisticated alien-translation matrix available today, and get only this back:

WTF?


"[Mr. Moon] also called for dialogue with the North, emphasizing that the goal of sanctions must be to bring the country back to the negotiating table. Mr. Xi agreed, according to Mr. Moon's office."

Which approach has a greater chance of success? One like this, or a bombastic, John Wayne-type statement: " ... if China isn't going to solve North Korea, we will."


"He was 15 and she was his 39-year-old drama teacher, married with three children."

Vive La France.




I recently discovered these films which I had never seen before.


"In 1938, the news organization complied with a Nazi edict by firing or reassigning six employees the Germans considered to be Jewish, the review said. It made the 'difficult decision' because it believed 'it was critical for A.P. to remain in Germany and gather news and photos during this crucial period,' the agency said in a statement."

There's collaboration and then there's collaboration. As long as the A.P. can state that they never actively collaborated in causing a murder, the decision to comply was justified by the importance of remaining in Germany to report on the war.



"The average asking [ticket] price is $208, down from $451 six weeks ago."

They must have found out that Jeter isn't actually playing in the game.

TIME MACHINE
May 12, 2010
7 years ago

FILM AT CANNES

Thirteen films from 2010. IMDb ratings from 5.6 to 7.5. I own two of them; Iñárritu's Biutiful (7.5) and Kitano's Outrage (6.8). Chatroom is 5.6, while Blue Valentine is 7.4.

SERVING UP MUSICAL COMFORT FOOD

"Mr. Chapin discreetly declined to describe changes he has rejected, but pointed to 'the quintessential' example of what not to do: For a commercial for a toilet-bowl cleaner, a song by Cole Porter became 'I've Got You Under My Rim.'"


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