Really? I Mean – REALLY?
I started the show a bit hot under the collar.
Tales From The Janitorial Side
Oh, I know what you think: Janitorial is nothing but joy-filled, totally rewarding, and appreciated evenings of cleaning offices. Well, it’s not. It’s mostly thankless work that usually has you hearing from customers only when they complain.
I gave a few examples of the travails of a janitorial service provider. There were a couple positive stories, but those are fairly rare.
Don’t Just Read Headlines!
Headlines are tricky things. They are meant to get people to read the article. Or, at least, that’s what they should be about. But, I noticed an unbelievable headline to the affect that Donald Trump would close mosques in the US if he’s elected president.
That seemed a little outlandish even for Trump, so I read the article. Trump was being interviewed on FoxBusiness by Stuart Varney. Varney asked if Trump would do some of the things the British government is debating about doing to fight terrorism and ISIS. Varney mentioned two actions: Revoking some passports and closing some mosques. Trump indicated he might do that, although he did back away from closing some mosques when asked about religious freedom.
My problem? It was some mosques. Some not all. To me many of the headlines appeared to just give the impression that Trump wants to close all mosques in the US. Perhaps I’m splitting hairs, but not by much, because the comments I’ve seen on Facebook sure indicate that those who dislike Trump believe that’s what he wants to do.
Read the article, damn it!
I Didn’t Care For ‘Whiplash’
My opinion was likely influenced by George Hrab’s absolute excoriating of the highly rated, Oscar winning film ‘Whiplash’. Geo is a musician and son of two teachers and he found technical errors and many other problems with the movie. His biggest beef was with what he called lazy script-writing.
So, as I said, my opinion was probably affected, but Adam Carolla and, Carolla sidekick, “Bald” Bryan Bishop raved about the movie. Bryan said it was the best film he’d see in the last 10 years, while Geo said it was the worst he’d seen in 10 to 15 years.
It appears I value Geo’s opinion more than Bryan’s; because, although I didn’t hate it as much as Geo, I thought it was pretty meh. JK Simmons was very good in his Oscar winning performance of an egotistical, domineering, sadistic, abusive, cruel, terrorizing asshole of a music teacher at an elite music college. I think even without Geo’s influence I would have great difficultly believing the man would keep his job for long with throwing chairs at and slapping students as he does in the movie.
Watch it if you like. It’s up to you.
Movie Recommendations: None