End of the Week Motes, (or end of the line)

A Sad Good-Bye: Bobby Rydell, the popular teen heartthrob singer who rose to fame in the 1950s and ’60s, has died at 79. His music was a mainstay during those “sock-hop” years of my youth.  He appeared to never take himself too seriously even with the numerous tv and movie appearances. He was married to his first wife for 35 years until her death. He lived in the same house in Penn Valley PA most of his life. His voice and smile will be missed.

Still trying to be relevant: Comedian Kathy Griffin hit out at those women who she said are “scary” female entertainment and film executives for perpetuating what she described as “lethal casual misogyny.” So, she stands with a made-believe bloody head, in a national campaign, and she’s worried about scary executives. Relevant, meh. Funny, nope.

Information is not free: Recently a news source filed a FOIA (Freedom Of Information Act) with a non-government entity, actually a private school. The response was they had so many responsive documents that it would take a staff member 55 hours to complete the gathering of said documents, and they would need to charge $30 an hour to do so. “After reviewing the request and the technical time required to fulfill it, we will need approximately 55 hours of staff time to execute this request. The current rate is $30 an hour,” the representative wrote. That’s $1,650 to provide the requested information. There is so much of this going on that the school has its own “FOIA Officer”. The charging for information is typical of corrupt government institutions that want to hide damaging information from the public. Oh, the request is to verify, or not, the information that the school has a “transgender closet”. This is a room at a school where students can change out of the parent-approved outfit they left home in and into breast binders and other clothes geared to “affirm” their “gender identity.” I’d think this was something the parents would want to know, considering this is a “middle” (11-15 y-o) school. This is freakin’ nuts.

A prize winning photo: “A haunting image of red dresses hung on crosses along a roadside, with a rainbow in the background, commemorating children who died at a residential school created to assimilate Indigenous children in Canada won the prestigious World Press Photo award Thursday.” It is indeed a haunting picture, but one based on a staged image. It was initially reported that at the Kamloops residential school, 215 “bodies” had been found. Actually, none had been located. The preliminary report is actually based on depressions and abnormalities in the soil of an apple orchard near the school – not on exhumed remains. None have ever been exhumed. However, the msm continued the falsehood by never pointing out that it is only a matter of speculation or potentiality, and that no remains have yet been found. The claim of “genocide” was immediately taken up by the usual village criers and spread, without proof or question. It has since been proven a false narrative. The award-winning picture is based upon a lie. Again.

None at all: Donald Glover has found his new co-lead in the Mr. and Mrs. Smith reboot for Prime Video.  The project is a reboot of New Regency’s 2005 Doug Liman-directed action comedy film of the same name, which starred Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. The movie followed a bored married couple who are surprised to learn that they are both assassins hired by competing agencies to kill each other. Hmmm, change Brad and Angelina to Donald and Maya. Yeah, that’ll make it new and different. Are there any new ideas in Hollywierd?

Having oral surgery so staying in Honolulu this weekend. Oh goody.

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