There are so many superpowered heroes littering the entertainment landscape these days. They can do all sorts of superhuman things. If you had a superpower, what would you use it to do?
Make all the billionaires less greedy? Remove the excess CO2 from the air? Go back in time to the good old days (whenever they were?). Bring back lost loved ones? Stay young forever?
We already have enough superheroes who are strong enough to punch you through a wall. Now we need some superheroes who are smart.
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Have you ever driven across the state of Texas? It takes two days. A good bit of the time you’re driving past scrubby desert or green fields dotted with cows or goats. Old fashioned water windmills, oil pump jacks, and miles of tall wind turbine windmills share the horizon. Yet you can watch a television show live from the BBC while rolling along at 75 miles an hour across Texas. It’s amazing.
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Were the winners in last night’s Emmy awards show your favorites? I was happy about some of the winners but disappointed about others. The most thrilling part of the event to me was when Margaret Atwood walked out onto the stage when “Handmaid’s Tale” won best series. Without a writer’s imagination, television would be nothing but news. What a horrifying prospect.
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The news is so crazy, the outrage and anger are overwhelming, the situation in the country is so fraught, it makes me crazy. It makes me want to hide. How can you stay sane in an atmosphere like this? Sit outside and watch the stars at night? Watch “The Mindy Project” on TV? Go for a walk and forget the whole mess? We’ve got to take care of ourselves in this nutso time.
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One of my favorite TV shows is about a women’s prison. During the latest season, a big hole was cut in the fence during several episodes. Only two people took the opportunity to step through the fence and walk away from the prison. Most of them wanted to stay where they were, do their time, then be free. But the real truth is the world waiting for them outside had nothing to offer, especially no hope.
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Wait, it’s only Thursday? No, it must be Friday by now. I need to sleep late tomorrow. I need to play with my dog in the park. I need to invite my pals over for dinner and a couple more episodes of “Jessica Jones.” I cannot wait for more days, it must be Friday now, today. Immediately.
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I learned a good new word the other day. Eyehump. It’s so descriptive, isn’t it? I’m dying to use it in a blog post for my entertainment blog. I wrote a post about a woman who gives men smoldering, smokey-eyed looks and wanted to use it there, but it doesn’t fit with her character. Now I’m searching for a place to put my new word. If only Lost Girl was still on the air, I could use it there!
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Many people have talked about Carrie Fisher as a childhood idol. For my generation her mother Debbie Reynold was the idol. For me personally, I idolized Esther Williams when I was a child. She was a swimmer, as I was, and she could do magical things in the water. I wanted to do everything in the water that Esther Williams could do.
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This makes me laugh. Jane and her mother Xiomara speak only English to their grandmother/mother. Alba, the mother/grandmother understands their English conversation perfectly. But she speaks only Spanish. Her daughter and granddaughter understand her Spanish conversation perfectly. Watching them talk back and forth in English and Spanish makes me laugh every week.
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I’m reminded of a scene from “The L Word” when Carmen enters a strip club. The place is jammed with screaming men watching a woman undress on a stage. Carmen meets Shane and says, “What is this place. It’s like being in hell.”
That’s what hell is. A place where men can demand that women do whatever they want no matter how demeaning.
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