Jan 272015
 

There are two movies that *may* be coming that don’t need to:

New All-Female ‘Ghostbusters’ Cast Chosen

I have no problem with an all-female cast (Melissa McCarthy,  Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon). What does bug me is that this is supposed to be a *reboot.*

Bah.

The original Ghostbusters was a sort of perfect movie. It doesn’t need to be remade, just as RoboCop didn’t need to be remade. But a *sequel*? Sure, that could work. In the original movie, Venkman pointed out that the franchise rights alone would make them all rich. So… why not a Ghostbusters: Omaha starring the new cast? That would give the movie and any possible sequels *it* generates the possibility of having Dan Akroyd or Ernie Hudson or even Ellen Ripley or Bob McKenzie or Richard Thornburg make an appearance.

And then there’s this:

Disney Eyeing Chris Pratt For Indiana Jones Revival

No. Just… no. Leave poor Indy Alone.

 Posted by at 4:13 pm
Jan 252015
 

So a New Jersey high school physics teacher confiscates a cell phone from a student during class. Guess what happens next. Go on, guess.

Much to my surprise, it seems Lil’ Dickens here is actually facing consequences: he’s been suspended and is facing third-degree aggravated assault charges.

Sixteen is old enough to know better. Sixteen is old enough to face the consequences. Sixteen is old enough to be *permanently* removed from taxpayer funded public education. Horrible jackholes like this have no place in a classroom.

I like this line:

a disciplinary hearing will determine “an appropriate, educational placement” for the rest of the school year.

I have some suggestions:

You know where he *doesn’t* belong? In civilized society.

 Posted by at 2:38 pm
Jan 172015
 

For Charlie Hebdo Gunman, a Discreet Burial in Reims

This has happened before: some scumbag commits horrible acts, and either keels over in custody or his body gets scraped up after a battle. And so, now what do we do with the remains? Nobody except the other scumbags want his corpse in their mortuaries or cemeteries. So often the answer is “secret burial,” which still leads people to be cheesed off that the body of the bad guy is somewhere near them.

Bah.

How bout this? Cremate them. Take the ashes, and dump them into the nearest sewage treatment plant. Does this not solve the problem? Or how about this: we’ve all seen dead critters at the side of the road. Heck, I’ve seen dead cows, horses, deer and even moose at the side of the road, squished by cars, trucks, semis. The county or state generally does not leave these things there, but instead sends some unfortunate schmoes out to go scrape ‘em up. Now, you’re  a state road worker with a week-dead bloated cow, all 700 pounds of it, in the back of your truck. Clearly you’re going to take it *somewhere* where *somebody* will do *something* with it. Well… why not use that same process to deal with Skippy Al Dedbahdi The Undead Jihadi?

 Posted by at 6:53 pm