Thursday, November 13, 2014

Ed Schultz Unhinged

well, he is hilarious

Poirot Potty Humor

Humor from unlikely places

Last night I watched a Poirot episode (Hickory Dickory Dock) which I have developed quite a fondness for. 

Poirot invites Inspector Japp to stay with him for a week while his wife is away. He makes his favorite meals for Japp (Lemon Sole and veggie platters, etc) which Japp finds foreign and unsubstantial.  After returning from a potty break, Japp asks what the "foot bath" thing in the bathroom is?  Poirot is embarrassed, and doesn't want to explain what a bidet is used for, especially in front of his secretary Miss Lemon.  Later Japp announces that, voila, he used it to wash his face. 

At the end, Inspector Japp invites Poirot to eat at his house, and makes him an "English" meal with three things and dessert. The meal is mash potatoes, mushy peas, and "faggots" (bits of pork and mixed meat). For dessert he has "spotted dick" pudding.  Poirot says he has a "allergy of the faggot." Japp is disappointed and says "you haven't got a phobia to dick have you?" 

Most of the humor in Poirot mysteries come via Poirot's facial expression to various things, so this was very, even sophomorically over the top.  And speaking of a inappropriate dick...
The Seahawk mascot is clearly guilty here.

So much for that hope ...

So Satan and a - WHO?


"One is the old corrupt party of thieves and crooks. Its politicians, black and white, are the products of political machines. They believe in absolutely nothing. They can go from being Dixiecrats to crying racism, from running on family values to pushing gay marriage and the War on Women. They will say absolutely anything to get elected."the Sultan Knish;

The late California Democrat Tom Lantos falls into the first category of Democrats, as defined by Sultan Knish.   His LANTOS FOUNDATION survives, and funds MEMRI (Middle East Media Research Institute).   I  stumbled on  the site and found Satan and a Jewish Woman Give Birth to ISIS satire (which is bizarre). 

I'm struck by how these Iraqis substitute
a Jewish woman (huh?) for the obvious Satan-Radical Muslim connection.   That emulates Lantos's Democrat Party tactic of shifting blame to political enemies (Obama: Conservatives Are Greatest Threat To Nation) for their failures.  Let's just say evil begets evil, Tom. RIP.

Inspector George Gently

Inspector George Gently                                 

Crime drama, set in the 1960s, about an old-school detective trying to come to terms with a time when the lines between the police and criminals have become blurred.
I resisted the series "Inspector George Gently," which Netflix kept insisting I'd like because the name put me off.  It's  now at the top of my list of best series ever.  The genius of each episode, which at 90 minutes or so are more feature films than episodes, is the twist.  Every episode ends with a gobsmack.  But, and here's the genius, the solution once revealed is transparent and uncontrived. It was there all along; but your mind wouldn't let you go there.  Five stars for acting too. Your mileage may differ if you love Gomer Pyle re-runs. Watch on Netflix or BBC