Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Back To The Future II - A Reality Check
Back to the Future Part II, the sequel of the Back to the Future trilogy, found Marty McFly and Doc Brown zipping 30 years into the future to save Marty's son from getting arrested. Reality and the movie version aren't quite the same.
If your mind's a bit rusty, Marty (Michael J. Fox) inadvertently sets in motion a chain of time-travel ripples that brings him back to a terrible, dystopian 1985. But there’s nothing especially nightmarish about the movie’s vision of 2015, which is a shiny, exciting world of hoverboards, flying cars and ’80s future-chic.
While I find the movie version entertaining, the reality of 2015 finds a memorial to the victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Moreover, 2015 realities include an inept President Obama and Congress, ISIS Muslim terrorists, total disregard for the care of armed forces veterans, unrest and riots from black thugs and total disregard and respect for the police.
As for today, I'm going to forget our decaying society and watch Back To The Future II......
The News As I See It: Jeb Bush’s campaign has a contest now where someone will be flown to Houston to meet him, his dad, and his brother. No word on what the winner gets.
While accepting the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, Eddie Murphy did a Bill Cosby impression. Murphy’s Cosby impression was so accurate, nine women are suing him.
Donald Trump is now saying that his immigration policies would have prevented 9/11. Trump is also claiming his hair would have kept the Titanic afloat.
A high school student hacked the AOL email account of John Brennan, the director of the CIA. In other words, the student correctly guessed that the password of anyone still using AOL is "password."
Oprah Winfrey is buying a 10 percent stake in Weight Watchers. Oprah’s financial advisor asked her if she wanted to buy a large stake and Oprah said, "Oh, yeah!"
Volkswagen may be forced to buy back all the cars that failed to properly pass their emissions tests. Volkswagen officials say that’s fine — because they plan to resell them as rock concert smoke machines.
Joe Biden finally announced that he would not be running for the Democratic nomination for president. He milked it as long as he could, but finally gave up the ghost today. I wanted Biden to run if for nothing more than his continual grabs and gaffes. I guess it's going to be between the Liar and the Old Socialist.
This Date In History: 1797; The navy frigate U.S. Constitution, known as "Old Ironsides," was launched in Boston Harbor. 1805; Admiral Horatio Nelson died in the Battle of Trafalgar.
1837; Seminole chief Osceola was captured as he carried a white flag of truce during the Second Seminole War. 1879; Thomas Edison invented a workable incandescent electric lamp.
1959; The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum of modern and contemporary art, designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright, opened to the public in New York City.
Picture Of The Day: Following the adventures of "Clock Boy"Ahmed Mohamed, the family released a statement saying they had accepted a foundation's offer to pay for his high school and college in Doha, Qatar.
He recently visited the country as part of a whirlwind month that included an invited Monday stop at the White House to meet Obama and an appearance Tuesday at the U.S. Capitol. I wonder what he'll be studying?
Printable Things I Never Told You: 1) It's said that mother's milk is a perfect formula for the child and provides immunity against several diseases. Personally, I like the cute containers that it comes in. 2) Map Quest really needs to start their directions on number 5. I'm pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood. 3) The voices in my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas. 4) I went to the National Schizophrenic Convention. Anybody who's everybody was there. 5) Kim Kardashian is more popular than Congress. And, like Congress, Kim's maximum capacity is 500 members.....and that's five !
Today's Horoscope: Libra - October 21st: The odds are that you'll see someone today that you physically and desperately desire. However, the risk may not be worth the reward. I know this to be true as I have been married twice and payback is hell.
Relax, have a beer and a slice of pizza. If you still have that feeling, smash your ring finger with a hammer. Trust me, you'll thank me for this advice once your finger heals.
Birthdays: Samuel Taylor Coleridge, poet 1772, Alfred Nobel, Swedish chemist and inventor 1833, Dizzy Gillespie, musician 1917, Celia Cruz, singer 1925, Ursula K. Le Guin, writer 1929, Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli political leader 1949, Carrie Fisher, actress 1956.
The AREA 51 Retirement Home Bar And Grill: Thousands of illegal immigrants continue to rally across the country, demanding a path to citizenship. Don't they understand that we already have a path to citizenship? It's called the San Diego Freeway.
A woman was in a coffee shop when she suddenly realized she desperately needed to fart. The music was really, really loud, so she timed her farts with the beat of the music. After a couple of songs, she started to feel better.
As she finished her coffee that she noticed that everybody was staring at her. It was then that she remembered that she was listening to her iPod.
The Hits Just Keep On Coming: A woman went to her doctor for a follow-up visit after the doctor had prescribed testosterone for her. She was a little worried about some of the side effects she was experiencing.
She said to the doctor, "The hormones you've been giving me have really helped, but I'm afraid that you're giving me too much. I've started growing hair in places that I've never grown hair before."
The doctor reassured her, ''A little hair growth is a perfectly normal side effect of testosterone. Just where has this hair appeared?' The woman said, "On my balls, which is something else I want to talk to you about."
A Dublin student was on the side of the road hitchhiking on a very dark night and in the midst of a big storm. The night was rolling on and no car went by. The storm was so strong he could hardly see a few feet ahead of him.
Suddenly, he saw a car slowly coming towards him and stopped. The student, desperate for shelter and without thinking about it, got into the car. He closed the door, only to realize there was nobody behind the wheel and the engine wasn't on.
The car started moving slowly. He looked at the road ahead and saw a curve approaching. Scared, he started to pray, begging for his life.
Then, just before the car hit the curve, a hand appeared out of nowhere through the window, and turned the wheel. Paralyzed with terror, he watched as the hand came through the window, but never touched or harmed him.
Shortly thereafter, the student saw the lights of a pub appear down the road. Gathering strength, he jumped out of the car and ran towards the pub.
Wet and out of breath, he rushed inside and started telling everybody about the horrible experience he had just had. A silence enveloped the pub when everybody realized he was crying and wasn't drunk.
Suddenly, the door opened and two people walked in from the stormy night. They, like the student, were also soaked and out of breath. Looking around, they saw the frightened student gulping a pint of ale at the bar. One said to the other, "Look Paddy, there's that idiot that got in the car while we were pushing it!"
That's it for today, my little roadrunners. Remember, as you get older three things happen. The first is your memory goes and I can't remember the other two. I'm heading over to AREA 51 for happy hour.
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