Tuesday's HOT MIC
Apropos the latest Woody Scandal mention by Steve Kruiser (that Allen's new movie features sex between a middle-aged man and a teenager — so what else is new?) I have more to say about Woody Allen than most people. I am one of the few people on the planet to actually have written a film for the dude — the late lamented Scenes from a Mall. This is a movie that was going to change my life and make me the capo de tutti capi in more ways than one.... until Woody wanted to do it. Originally, it was a much more serious (possibly pretentious) film targeted for Jack Nicholson and Anjelica Huston. But the studio wanted Woody and Bette — to yuck it up and sell tickets (it didn't). And whose idea was that? Not the director, Paul Mazursky, or, heaven forfend, the writer, RL Simon, but the near head of Disney chairman at the time — one Jeffrey Katzenberg (i. e. he of green light power). I say this because, ironically or not, Katzenberg seems to be leading the charge from the inside against sexual assault in Hollywood, saying it's not just Weinstein (I should say not!). Ah, the wheel of fortune — and lack thereof.
Just want to weigh in on the Corker Controversy as one who has come to despise Corker. He was, we should all remember, essentially the enabler of the Iran Deal, which was the worst foreign policy decision initiative by an American president in my lifetime at least. The results have been catastrophic. Big money went to the mullahs who immediately spent it in the Syrian Civil War, bankrolling Hezbollah and the Republican Guard, causing tens of thousands of deaths and mass migration into Europe, changing the character of that continent forever. Great job, Mr. I'm-so-decorous-Corker. I don't give a rat's patootie about tweets. Frankly, I consider them an addiction that I should wean myself of (and so should Trump, except in instances of policy announcements). But if all Corker has on Trump is bad manners and inconsistency, that's nothing compared to mega-death. Corker can stuff it, as far as I'm concerned (end of screed).
FYI-"Soap" is one of the greatest shows in the history of television.
KFC's official Twitter account follows exactly 11 people -- the five Spice Girls and six guys named Herb.
(Hat tip: Darn near everybody on the interwebs today.)
A YouTube prankster made himself up to look like North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and wandered the streets of New York.
The reactions from New Yorkers are priceless.
Over the course of the almost seven-minute video (edited down from ten hours of footage,) the reactions ranged from excited screams to surprising DPRK-like loyalty and yes—shouted ignorance of current events (‘Kim Jong-Il!’ shrieked one shocked NY’er.)
Based on all of the genuinely duped people in this video, one has to wonder how many New Yorkers are paying attention to the latest news out of the region.
Strolling through Harlem down to the Empire State Building, all the way to Koreatown, the fake Kim Jong-Un was accompanied by an imposter General but was missing Dennis Rodman, as one astute hair stylist pointed out when the Supreme Leader stopped in to inquire about a possible trim.
Sen. Jeff Flake won't run for re-election.
What a surprise...
I hope that clears things up for you.
Happy Halloween, racists!
I guess there were no shoes handy.
A protester threw a bunch of Russian flags at Donald Trump as he was on his way to lunch with GOP senators.
The protester, who identified himself later to the press as Ryan Clayton, had been standing amid journalists gathered outside the meeting. Capitol Police swarmed him and removed him from the area.
Clayton is believed to be a member of the group Americans Take Action. He is thought to be the same person who tried to hand a Russian flag to Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner when he appeared before the Senate Intelligence Committee in July.
Clayton was shouting about Russia, and at one point yelled, "Trump is treason!"
"Why are you talking about tax cuts when you should be talking about treason?" Clayton shouted at another point.
This protester has more courage than just about any other Democrat in the country. Dems have been investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election for months. But they've been dancing around the real accusation they are implying by these investigations.
They are basically saying that the president of the United States is a traitor, but they don't have the courage to say it directly.
The reason is obvious; it's a loony tunes accusation. So rather than sound like a bunch of conspiracy nuts, they only hint at it, darkening the president's image while keeping their hands clean.
It's a titanic smear to accuse the president of treason without a shred of evidence. But that's what the Democrats and media are doing.
Well done, Cheech!