Wrinkles & Whiskers

Welcome to the show.

We celebrated Melanie’s birthday with a screening of TERMINATOR: DARK FATE.  We went in spite of many of our similar-thinking content creators on YouTube panning it for being “woke.”  We’re glad we went.  It was a really good flick. Linda Hamilton was One Buff Senior Citizen, and did her best acting yet in a Terminator movie. Arnie, of course, was back, and he did a stellar job as well.  (Jim is an unabashed Arnie fan, fu shu.) The series newcomers playing Grace (Mackenzie Davis) and Dani (Natalia Reyes) were fantastic. Series creator James Cameron’s return as producer and co-writer definitely helped. Director Tim Miller, also the director of DEADPOOL, did a masterful job overall.

To address the Social Justice/Girl Power aspect of DARK FATE: Yes, it was there to an extent, but it did not mar the action or the overall story. Our only disappointment was with the casting of the actor playing the new terminator, Gabriel Luna. He simply didn’t look or act menacing enough for the role. (Robert Patrick, the bad guy Terminator in T2? Now, THERE was one scarily intense bad-ass!)

One big question, which inspired the title of tonight’s show: How does a machine (Schwarzenegger’s T-800) grow wrinkles and whiskers? We got past that fairly quickly in order to enjoy  the movie, but the question is still out there for anyone to answer.

Overall, we had a fun night out watching a  good old-fashioned popcorn movie. Due to some bad press and audience burnout from sequels that didn’t match up to the classic first two in the series, this movie has lost tons of money for Paramount and Fox, which is a shame. it’s a fun action movie. Check it out if you can.

Political Asshattery

Google Removes PragerU Android App from Play Store
Linux revokes coder’s registration to conference for wearing MAGA hat 3 years ago
Mayor De Blasio Defends Giving Freed Prison Inmates Gifts For Appearing In Court As ‘A Smart Policy’

News of the Weird and Wonderful

Sesame Street turns 50

Actor Gary Sinise Took Over 1,000 Children Of Fallen Soldiers To Disneyland Free Of Charge

Flash Drives for Freedom

Dog Learns To Talk Using A Word Machine, Already Knows 29 Words

Woman awarded $35,000 for bringing shelter’s kill rate from 100 percent to 0 in one year

Caged dog found floating in Illinois lake doing well

20-plus sperm donor siblings find each other

Arby’s creates meat-based vegetable called a ‘Megetable’

This is why we can’t have nice things

Chimps and people are clashing in rural Uganda
“I forgot my panties.”
Jailed and tasered for letting her service dog off leash
Delusional Bride Cancels Wedding, Thinks It’s Okay To Spend The $30K That Guests Donated For It
Peanut Butter And Jelly Racist?
Well, then what is chicken?

Workers Fight Over Claims Staff Are Bootlegging Chicken Sandwiches Out the Back Door – and Video Shows Restaurant Server Chase a Female Customer Outside and Body Slam Her in the Parking Lot

Bay Area Man Arrested For Eating Breakfast Sandwich On BART!

‘Daddy’s Little Slut’ kid’s shirt pulled from Amazon amid backlash

Oh, no – it gets better:
‘Pedophile’ baby jumpsuits pulled from Amazon amid outrage

Florida Man

Florida, man…

This I actually agree with, though I believe politics should be left out of library decisions

Doctors and cops among 277 arrested in human trafficking, online prostitution sting

Florida man has surgery to remove screwdriver from rectum

Florida drug dealer calls 911 to report missing cocaine

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