Retro Fit

Archie & Edith are at it again in the remake of All in the Family. Or. Is it Donald & Nancy? 2019’s latest Bickersons. As was evident from watching the retro show. Everything old is new again. And. Nothing much has really changed in the past forty-plus years.

Racism. Sexism. Political schisms.

Game of Spin-Offs

Game of Thrones finale. Or is it?

Once again a guy gets the big job. He’ll rule six kingdoms. Sansa’s left with one. If Bran was so prescient, how come he didn’t know that and save us all a lot of time. And weird white eyeballs.

Tyrion says that stories are the thing. His will be a show with maybe the reunion of Drogon and Jon Snow. Mrs. Jonas could have a Winterfell sequel with a new Night King. Arya’s travels a third series where she becomes a hit-woman and will finally use all of those face masks.

There is more gold in store for Benioff & Co.

Know When To Fold ‘Em

Met Gala is an anachronism. But. It you want to grade ’em for CAMP.  Lady Gaga. Cardi B. Jared Leto. Katy Perry. Best in Show.

Tiger was emotional as he received his Medal of Freedom in the Rose Garden. If we cannot celebrate that, the country is screwed.

And. Please. Just go Hillary & Joe. Know when to exit the stage.

NYTimes Pick

Donkeys & Dragons

As the Night King, his Wights and newly turned dragon close in on Winterfell, there are cobbled-together troops and two dragons waiting to fend them off. Who will rule on the Iron Throne if they do? Cersei. Jon the true Targaryen. Dany his lovie aunt. Sansa Stark of the North. A Boratheon. All the other kings and queens waiting in the wings. Or. Will they all die and the Night King reign supreme.

Kinda like the 19 soon to be 20 donkeys lining up to take over the White House and de-throne the Orange King. See above. Seriously. Impeachment, righteous indignation and a wobbly cast of would-be presidents are not strategies to replace The Donald. One good candidate who can get more votes is the only happy ending.

Quasi Inferno

Victor Hugo gasps as the flaming spire falls through the roof. Quasimodo emerges from the embers. He is stunned. Can it be true? The bell towers are intact. He climbs to ring a carillon call of relief.

Notre Dame. Our Lady of Paris survives. She lives to see her baby on the altar on Good Friday. Okay. He’s nailed to a cross. But. Hey. He’ll rise on Easter Sunday. As will The Cathedral. Yay.

 

  • Photo. Cathedral of St. John the Divine. NYC.
    Christmas Eve 2018. Ben Levine.
    Bizarre coincidence. St. John had a fire this week. On Palm Sunday.

Mayors Mike & Pete

My go-to guy for President, Mike Bloomberg, may still run. As a Democrat. Maybe he can run with Mayor Pete. East Coast short guy. Mid-west short guy. Great ticket! Smartest duo on the planet. Sign me up.

What a debate stage it’ll be. Joe smelling Kamala’s hair. Beto standing on the podium waving his arms. Amy eating salad with her comb. Granny Warren hawking her Native American cookbook. Bernie yelling “billionaires!” Mayors Mike & Pete answering policy questions. And a bunch of others milling around trying to look relevant. Can’t wait!

Trump Abruptly Resigns!

TTSD is over! No more Trump! Sorry. April Fool’s.

What is true is that Mayor Pete raised over $7m in the first quarter. You’re welcome. And. Michigan State really did beat Duke. I Am Not Charlotte Simmons. And. Texas Tech also made it to the Final Four. And. It’s a bright sunny Spring day. So Yay.