Saturday, November 19, 2016

OT: Fan fiiction Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes

If you've seen Doctor Strange chances are you've become a fan of British actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who stars as Doctor Stephen Strange.

Benedict Cumberbatch is 40 years old, but he's only been a "star" in the US for the last 7 years, I think, ever since he began appearing in Sherlock, in 2010 - Sherlock Holmes in a modern day setting.

Just a few years ago he guest-starred as Kahn in Star Trek Into Darkness, and I'm sure that got him a few fans as well.

There's plenty of Benedict Cumberbatch fanfiction out there (or fan fiction as I call!), and here's one that I think is particularly good:

It's called The TeleChronomicon Files: Where it is Always 1895. and is an ongoing feature in the AStudyinBenedictCumberbatch blog.

There's lots of info about Benedict Cumberbatch on the web - his roles in Star Trek, Doctor Strange, Sherlock Holmes, as Stephen Hawking, etc., but A Study in Benedict Cumberbatch consolidates it all in one place.

Arrogance on display

I'm watching Florida State vs Syracuse Football.

Florida State is winning 14 0 in the first quarter.

So number 44 for Florida States makes a tackle. He immediately stands up, runs a few feet away from the rest of the crowd, then folds his arms and stands there posing for several seconds, as if to say, "Look at me! Look at me!"

I'd just like to slap the guy and say, hey, there's three quarters left in this game. Why don't you just go high five your teammates and go back to the sideline instead of poncing around like you're the only football player who has ever made a tackle?

He's just emulating the pros, of course.

Why are people not tuning in to football like they used to?  Maybe because people are tired of seeing all this posing and poor sportsmanship.

(Actually, I doubt it. Considering how half the country behaves, they probably think these idiots strutting around, 'stylin', etc. are cool. Or, "the bomb," to use what I think is the current slang expression.  Or at least, I think 10 years ago that was the equivalent of being "cool." God knows what teens say today.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Counseling for college students?

According to Sean Hannity today, colleges across the country are offering students counseling because Trump was elected - which includes therapy dogs and aroma therapy.

My God.

Then there's school curriculums that are apparently going to start teaching that a racist homophobe was elected to the presidency...

The US is out of control.

And it's only people like Rush and Hannity who can say these things.

Anyone in a school system who complains about what's going on on their Facebook page will be fired....

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

So much for polling data

I was nervous about Donald Trump. Frankly, even though Hilary was much the worst option, I thought she would win in a landslide, voted in by people who wanted to see the first woman president.

But while she got most of the black vote and probably most of the Latino vote and apparently most of the young vote, she lost to Donald Trump.

Now it's up to Trump to make sure that he gets the country on the right track, and to do that he's got to better the lives of our minority communities.  According to Rush Limbaugh (but not independently checked by me), blacks under Obama have done no better, economically, than before he got into office.

But really, the whole United States needs a sea change. It will be interesting to see just how many people in our country actually voted.  Over half of them? Less than half?

And the burning question on my mind - will he repeal Obamacare? And if so where are people going to go for their insurance?

I of course would like Obamacare to be repealed, but it's already driven a few healthcare providers out of what can be done?

Time will tell.

It will be an interesting four years.