TV Series Review – The Old Man
Tag Line: “They should have left him alone.”
Based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Thomas Perry, The Old Man stars Jeff Bridges, John Lithgow, and Amy Brenneman. The Old Man centers on Dan Chase (Jeff Bridges) who left the CIA decades ago and has been living off the grid since. When an assassin arrives and tries to take Chase out, the old operative learns that to ensure his future he now must reconcile his past.
Bridges, whose cancer is apparently in remission, gives a good performance. The plot development is a little thin in places. I could pick it apart (I sort of do in my head) but in general, it’s entertaining, which is what they were going for – not reality. Given that I’ve only seen the first two episodes, I can’t tell you whether the whole thing is going to be excellent – but from what I have seen, it’s recommended. 8 out of a possible 10 .
The Government of Canada has confirmed that the vaccinated population accounts for 4 in every 5 Covid-19 deaths to have occurred across the country since the middle of February 2022, and 70% of those deaths have been among the triple vaccinated population.
I didn’t find it surprising in the least.
I’m working on the next LL novel. It demands characters that resonate. I was listening to Black Crowes and said to myself, “they nailed it”. There’s always that lady, sitting on a stool in the back of the bar at closing time.
She Talks to Angels (The Black Crowes)
Maybe she dropped acid one too many times? Maybe lost a child and it drove her to talk to angels to keep a grip on her sanity – but it’s slipping all the same? Still, there she sits, carrying on a conversation with the angels that nobody else can see.
German magazine Katapult visualizes the length of the frontline in Ukraine for German readers.
Cause and Effect
A South Carolina Republican who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump over the Jan. 6 Capitol demonstration paid the price on Tuesday night.
According to The New York Times, Rep. Tom Rice lost in the Republican primary to state Rep. Russell Fry. Rice, and he is the fifth of the 10 Republicans who voted to impeach Trump who will lose their seat — as four others have chosen to retire.
With 95 percent reported as of Wednesday, Fry had received 51.1 percent of the vote. Rice, meanwhile, only garnered 24.5 percent.
A Neo-Pagan Doomsday Cult
That’s how the Green New Deal mavens in government present it to the public. We will all be dead in (the number keeps changing as we pass the goal posts again and again) a few years if we don’t do what they say.
Of course, the threat of doomsday means that any measure, no matter how absurd or destructive is perfectly justified. It’s a thinly disguised power grab that has been promoted by academia for decades.
The ORIGINAL Tommy’s
My favorite chiliburger – hands down. There are many other delicious hamburgers out there but if you’re going to eat it topped with chili, Tommy’s is the only option.
The Last Word