Call Me by Your Name
Far and away, the best movie of the year.
Still the same game in attack ads: associate the candidate with negative images (in this case, it's the smoking gun that could come in the form of a mushroom cloud -- wait, that wasn't all that long ago!). Word-association, no matter how meaningless, still works. As the SNL Palin rap phrased it: "When I say Obama, you say Ayers! Obama! Ayers! Obama! Ayers!" Or, if you're
Joseph McCarthy Michele Bachmann: "Obama! Anti-American! Congress! Anti-American! Investigation! Anti-American! I never said Anti-American!" (See how that works?)
Full disclosure: The anti-Goldwater ad above, perhaps the most scandalous political ad in American TV history (sorry, "Willie Horton"!) actually ran only once. More about it here.
Stop watching movies made by assholes. It'll be OK.
A review of two of the biggest games of 2017, a pair that use World War II in very different ways.
A review of Netflix's new Marvel series, "The Punisher."
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