Person, Woman, Man, Camera, TV.

This week in politics we were given a very good example of Dunning–Kruger effect.

On top of the Dunning-Kruger we also get to see extreme Narcissistic Personality Disorder in action, with Trump deciding that this test would be almost impossible for anyone else to pass.

If the president of the usa is — by his own admission — finding a cognitive impairment test, “very difficult”, and finds it hard to believe that most other people wouldn’t be able to pass it then please, please, someone, anyone, remove this clown from office.

That some people are still believing that he’s a great president and will vote for him again just shows that democracy is a load of bollox: when you give idiots the vote they’ll vote for idiots.

And so, in this age of fake news, we have the president of the usa performing his own fake news for our entertainment dollar.

Please watch his face and right hand as he recites his pre-arranged “Person, Woman, Man, Camera, TV.”

Now consider how everything was arranged for this interview:

I shall say no more.

 

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Malcesine Watercolour


Using Winsor and Newton and Daniel Smith watercolours, white gouache and Fabriano Artistico paper.

Looking at it compared to the original my colour mixing still needs a lot more work, but i’m still rather pleased with how it all turned out.   Still plenty of learning going on.

Everything starts with a quick sketch:

It’s based upon this photo:

I got inspired to do it watching Liron, who has a great Youtube channel:

Back soon with another picture.

 
 
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Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet

Finally, something good to come out of apple: never thought i’d hear myself say that — or type it.   I suppose that humanity’s most despised, fruit embossed, utterly evil, greed-feeding corporation has to do something decent once in a while.

Yes folks, if you’re looking for a good sitcom to cheer you up then this might just be what you’re looking for.

It gave me a good few giggles anyway.

The season itself was officially 9 episodes but they went ahead and made a special 10th episode entitled “Quarantine”.   Yes folks, all our favourite characters from the series video-ing in from home to make up the whole episode — and it’s a super good fun thing to cheer us up in our miserable quarantined lifestyles that we’re all having to endure these days.   So make sure you find that 10th episode when you think you’ve watched the whole series.

It’s so good that the utterly evil, greed driven apple corporation renewed it for a second series before this was even released: so we have some more good giggles to look forward to sometime in the future.

 

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Homecoming — Season 1

Production by Esmail Corp and directed by Sam Esmail.   Sam is also executive producer of this and Briarpatch.   And if you’re still not with it, he’s also the guy who created Mr. Robot.   Oh, that Sam Esmail.   Yes, that Sam Esmail.

It’s all a bit strange to start: Heidi Bergman, now a waitress, is questioned by Thomas Carrasco, a Department of Defence auditor, as to her role in the Homecoming Transitional Support Center, about which she claims to have no knowledge.   We then switch back and forth in timelines with Heidi, years earlier, running Homecoming while in the present claiming to have no knowledge of doing so.

There’s some great acting all round in this, but especially from Shea Whigham who plays Thomas Carrasco, the downtrodden cog in the DoD machine, to absolute perfection.

It’s good.   So good i even watched season 2: review coming soon.

 

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The Blacklist — Season 7

The Blacklist usually has some great season endings but, sadly, this season had to end early.   Bummer.

So what we’ve learned this season is that Raymond is on his last legs, health wise, and tidying up his estate ready for the inevitable death.   One would have thought he’d already done that considering his line of work.

Raymond also discovers that Katarina, or whoever she really is, isn’t dead after all.

So now we have to watch yet another season to find out what is actually happening and who Raymond really is.

On a sad note, we have to say a final goodbye to Brian Dennehy, who left us in April.   Over 180 films and many tv shows besides — including The Blacklist of course.   Now that is one really superb innings.

 

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Dispatches from Elsewhere

Truly a television show with a difference.

I would definitely recommend it to those of us who enjoyed Mr Robot, especially the bits where you realise that everything you just watched is not what it seemed you were watching.   Yeah, another one of those weird, strangely odd endings.

Great cast, great acting, great filming, great location, just great.

I’m presuming that this will be only a single season, i hope it is, because, just like you, it’s special.

Now stop reading this and go and become an agent of divine nonchalance.

 
I am stan and i am you
 

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