PHILIP A. FARRUGGIO—Time always has a way of catching up to all of us. It sure did with Larry. How many years could a man just live this way, with no purpose but to make money, gamble and get laid? He was the ultimate survivor, or perhaps spectator is a better word. Larry didn’t care about issues or politics. He was actually oblivious to the events around him that did not touch him in any manner. He watched, or rather observed, his daughter getting older. The weekly phone calls and holiday visits did not prepare him for the young woman she became. HIs ex remarried years earlier and the bosses he worked for changed like managers on shitty baseball teams. He kept trucking… until they opened Staples Office Supplies all over the country.
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Yea, we like George Carlin. And we miss him. We miss him big time. For Carlin was honest, brave, gifted with colossal wit, and without a doubt the last of the great comedians whose natural shtick was not just “observational comedy”, but acerbic social and political criticism. Looking at the sellout court jesters we have today, the Steven Colberts, the Jimmy Kimmels and the rest, un unfunny predictable lot, just Imagine what he’d say about what’s been going on since he left the great stage. Think for a minute what he would ave done with the #metoo frenzy, and the many manifestations of pussified liberal culture, as he would have called it. Even the establishment-controlled Wikipedia has this to say about Carlin, the arch-anti establishmentarian:
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David Lynch is for most people, including critics, unclassifiable. A director who follows his own visions (which most auteurs do, anyhow) in this 1977 surrealist horror film Lynch (who also gave us Mulholland Drive and The Lost Highway) breaks most “sacred” rules to build an utterly strange dreamlike world mixing imagery redolent of steampunk and nightmarish biology, all along apparently drawing inspiration from the likes of Kafka and Dali. In sum, weird.
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DIEGO S DIEZ—They aren’t talking about me, because I never heard another Latino use this phrase, but I searched it – “Latinx” is all over the place! Definition, from (why should we believe them, but why not, on such a dumb issue) the Huffington Post: “Latinx is the gender-neutral alternative to Latino, Latina and even Latin@.” This raises many problems, including what is a “Latin@“ – are Latinos supposed to digitize themselves or something? “It’s part of a “linguistic revolution” that aims to move beyond gender binaries and is inclusive of the intersecting identities of Latin American descendants. In addition to men and women from all racial backgrounds, Latinx also makes room for people who are trans, queer, agender, non-binary, gender non-conforming or gender fluid.”
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DIEGO S. DIEZ—Isn’t the non-death of many vapers worth a bit of smoke in SOME public areas? We allow people to drink alcohol, and surely that is more costly to the local and federal taxpayer?