Like Water for Roma

Roma should have been called Agua. Rain water. Hose water. Drain water. Water dripping from laundry. From awnings. Standing water. Muddy water. Swamp water. Tea water. Sea water. Water breaking. Okay. We get it. Water is the metaphor. For what? Life? Men running through women’s lives and leaving them alone?

The movie did achieve an intimate portrayal. Exquisite filmmaking. Beautiful period art piece. It will probably earn an Oscar for Cuarón.

Toxic Misandry Alert!

Gillette Ad takes Toxic Misandry to new lows. When did men become bad? Those I know and have known are wonderful people. Bad behavior comes in many forms. It is not a gender.

Kirsten Gillibrand on becoming the newest Presidential candidate for 2020 – “The notion that all women are the same and that women should be judged on anything other than their own merit is just offensive and wrong.” Okay. I like that statement!

So. Maybe that’s why there is a NYC Women’s March on Saturday. And a competing protesting NYC Women’s Rally on Saturday. Yeesh.

Good Bad Ugly 2018

Good

World Cup Soccer
World Series- even if Red Sox won
Tiger rising
Walks in Central Park &
Tavern on the Green with family and friends
at the outside bar- every season
Oxbow Tavern UWS
Get A Room with Carson & Thom
Parkland Students
Caught dolphins jumping out of the sea in Amagansett

 

The obvious Bad & Ugly

Petulant Adolescent President
Media’s overreach &
obsession with him
Kavanaugh confirmation hearing
Emojis murder words
Yanny & Laurel
Joe & Mika
Korea Olympics
House of Cards final season
Guilty until proven innocent
#Toxic Misandry

Pets have taken over the world
Stores restaurants airplanes hotels


Sad   
Art Bell
Tragic   Anthony Bourdain

2018 Takeaways

Masculinity is toxic. Misandry is hot. #MeToo has caused men to wear straightjackets to work.

Michael Avenatti & Deval Patrick won’t be running for Dem Prez. Everyone else will. Only liberal women of color should be nominated for or elected to anything.

Never speak the name of our current Prez.

College kids are offended by everyone. They need comfort pets in their dorms. And. Marijuana. But. No peanuts or cigarettes. After graduation, can’t get a job. Cuz they can only talk to screens in safe spaces. Stoned. Hugging iguanas.

No more costumes at Halloween. Upsets groups. Santa abuses his reindeer. And his little elves, too. Probably Mrs. Claus. Hannukah overlaps with Kwaanza. So. Forget holiday celebrations.

Can’t bring home the bacon anymore. Only broccoli.

Stepford Think

The Stepford Wives. A fictitious clan of suburban women who were somehow transformed into robotic subservient mates. Kind of a modern Handmaid’s Tale. Programmed to obey their masters. Men. Who made them do things in lock-step as a group. Sound familiar? It’s what Democrat feminists expect. Obsequious sycophants who vote and march as their proprietary parade.

Susan Chira’s analysis pointed out the irony and hypocrisy of this political movement in her NYTimes article, Women Don’t Think Alike. Why Do We Think They Do?

An excellent question.

A Country in Chasm

Our divided country’s fissures don’t seem to be narrowing. A staged CNN anti-gun town hall exploited grieving kids and relatives of murdered students. The White House held its own listening meeting as the President pushed arming military-trained teachers. Today NRA Chair Wayne LaPierre used his insane rant at CPAC as a call to war against rising socialism.

Then there’s the never-ending gender divide. New York Times opinion column The Boys Are Not All Right by Michael Ian Black discusses guns and boys. It so resonated with my sentiments on the subject, I commented and it was a NYTimes Pick. Making young men feel that they are toxic surely will not provide a healthier outlook. Broken record alert.

Even the poor Central Park forsythia is conflicted. Is it February? Hope springs…