POP CULTURE – TV, MOVIE, COMPLETELY OBSESSED

Tutu A was born during the period time recently identified as Generation – Jones, or Joneses.  We were born at the end of the Baby Boomer years and “the powers that be”, who are these folks anyhoo?, this category was created, born, birthed, made so.  At least, the little black or white box tells me that.  In all my articles Tutu A will refer to “the box” as the source of information.  “The box” is our precious cell phones and/or computers that link me to the wonderous internet, another gift to society.  Well, let us all a big LOL.  So Google or Wikipedia provide 95% of my historical information.

 

I was the first complete generation to be raised with television.  My having a great imagination, I watched with wonder as we progressed from early shows like CAPTAIN KANGAROO, WALLY GATOR, MIGHTY MOUSE, FATHER KNOWS BEST, BRADY BUNCH, THE DONNA REED SHOW & let us not forget THE NELSON’S, RED SKELTON, THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW, THE HONEYMOONERS, and on and on.  

 

Tutu A monitors, or watches with obsessive accuracy to provide the public with a “Tutu’s” (old Polynesian word for Grandmother taken on by the islanders of Hawaii) eye and sense of humor.  My obsessive accuracy is due to the occasional short term memory issues so Tutu A watches most shows 2-3 times, depending on the content.

 

Growing up with the family dynamics Tutu A experienced, Tutu A used music, television, movies, writing stories, poetry and plays all the way to today’s multi-media to educate, entertain, pass time, and learned to absolutely embrace the quality of learning can come from multiple sources.  The invention of cable shows bought many more historical, documentary, and educational type programming that clicked in this culturally minded, curious and adventurous soul.  Of course there are spiritual channels that replaced radio Sunday Services, there is absolutely everything a human, or alien, as hubby believes to learn.  All of this assisted  me figure out much about life.

 

Tutu A discovered BRAVO, and every evolving channel pretty much the day or month it debuted.  To say Tutu A is hooked, line & sinker, addicted to the sociologically revealing programs.  Bachelor, Bachelorette, REALITY SO CALLED TV.  I love to say “I prefer my drama on TV, than in my real life, LOL but that is not very realistic, LOL”.  Generation Joneses are very interested in being real…look it up….pretty cool.  Looking back I certainly can see that was the case.  Oh, the clothes, the clothes were crazy and I loved fashion.

 

Every show about fashion cannot be missed.  Every movie Tutu A is too busy to go physically to the movies, Pay-Per-View and “every movie channel available” really assists full viewing pleasure.

 

However, Tutu A watches fairly closed to 80% of ALL televised programming, no kidding.  There are very few areas that are not interesting to me and please do not be offended ANYONE if there I do not watch a show you love.  I can watch only so much.  Having been bed ridden for many years gave me quite a leg up to catch up and get hooked on many new areas of televised programs.  Once my list of programs actively, and rotating on my DVR so as to not have 100s of programs on shows to record.  Once a season is over the “To Record” button is pushed because my psyche just knows when the next season is about to premiere.  My reviews may be a wee bit dated, i.e., but our goal is to post within a week of the airing.  

 

Tutu A Chats Warm Breezes & Aloha Always…

Watch What Happens Live-Hosted by Andy “The Man” Cohen

We catch up with Andy on his 14th Season where Andy has decided to travel from his home base of New York, although Andy is from Kansas City, Missouri, to the glitter of Los Angeles.  Tutu A hopes Andy brings the Gay Shark along and has many of his LA based “Bravolebrities” coming in to have some fun.

 

Season 14 Episode 83 from LA:

 

The opening of the show with the PUMP kids was awesome.  Close to a new beginning for next year.  So Hillary Swank and Kate Mara with the ever annoying James from Vanderpump Rules are on tonight.  Not sure if this is one I will enjoy hanging.  Unless there is one of the Bravo-lebrities or someone I actually would watch, then I am all in, but I only saw one Hillary Swank movie, The OG Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie…not a single one after.  Kate Mara?  Nothing strikes me sadly.  

 

Ok, Kate loves Erica Jane, her fiancé Dorinda if they would be in her upcoming nuptials.  They read what these ladies had said in their shows and it is mildly entertaining, a 6.5 on a 10 scale.

 

Vanderpump shows up with puppies, of course, we love that! Times 100.  Comfort pups during stressful questioning.  Live show for this week.  

 

Of course, Hillary Swank has an athletic line of clothing.  So many athletic wear designers..I am bored.  Nigh Nigh….

 

With Aloha Breezes from Tutu A

BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN:  Season 2, Episode 3

Tutu’s Rename of Episode:  Below Dicks & Janes –

 

Picking up around Episode 4, but have watched both Below Deck and BD Mediterranean since day 1.  Melia is the eye candy for this year, although they are trying to sex it up this year with the Naked People, as if?  Every episode shows lots of skin but this episode we have fully naked women reading scripted news, of course, tastefully blurred out.  We know what is there folks!  LOL  We all watch week after week. The cast, shipmates are better looking, better lighting and producing, LOL.

 

Hannah has finally broke jock Bobby and she forgives him .  The captain is asked to dinner and tonight’s theme is romance and will be extra sexy so chef, not Ben again, so we shall wait and see.  Don’t these folks get it we LOVE BEN and we LOVE EMILY, who BTW are still going strong, if you check social media these days, so that Lauren, may in fact be the ho, jerk Bobby accused her to be.  But we cannot bully the girls.  Lauren breaks into tears and has to seek deckhand Melia’s help for dinner service, hmmm, the plot thickens because chef has his eyes on Miss Melia, as the rest of the boat.  Lauren is just beside herself.  Chef flirts like Ben, but is missing the accent.  Thank the stars for Hannah’s lovely, mostly classy language.

 

Chef complains like Ben, but again, not Ben, sorry.  Perhaps it is the British accent and charm that goes on for days….the puppy dog eyes got me day one.  Oops.  Back to our Episode!  Anchor problems are about to break & someone will take the heat for that one.  But Captain Sandy seems too nice.  She seems like she would give you a neck rub if you need it.  Oh, perhaps she already did that?  I fear our dear Captain is slightly attracted to a few crew.  Melia is doing double duty with watching the anchor and internal service.  Oh oh.

 

But the votes are in about Captain Sandy!  She rocks, well not literally.  She is a great lady captain.  She wants to be liked, though, perhaps more than watching some things on the boat and tonight has dinner with the Naked News guests.  Thank Goodness they did not drift up close to the rocks during  dinner.  It is now almost 11 pm and dessert is not yet served.  The guests are getting restless as Hannah checks the clock.  Ben, again, would NOT let that happen.

 

Sorry guys, after oodles of seasons of this FUN, FUN FRANCHISE, no other Chef compares to Ben.  But all artists need rest.  Rest Chef Ben (Picasso) Johnson (check) and hope to see You and Miss Em (Emily) quite soon.  Maybe a wedding?  Maybe a spin off??  A girl can dream.  We will keep an eye out of you on another season of Below Deck.

 

So, as predicted a massive anchor snag happens and “green” deckhand Bobby acts like an idiot.  The tip is going down.  Captain Sandy?  Call for a Tender??  Bosum in the water, Naked News starts again.  Time for a water taxi, obvie!  Yeah, Chef brings out snacks.  That has gotta help?!? Tip from Mr. Skin?  Hannah & Chef performed very well, sounded like tip will be okay but the anchor is still tangled like a woman’s necklace in the bottom of a jewelry bottom corner.

 

So perhaps Captain Sandy screwed the pooch, as Captain Lee would say with the anchors by trying to get too damn close to those rocks for those guests.  May knock out the entire yacht season if the boat cannot pull into a harbor.  As Captain Sandy says, you have to have anchors.  Well, they may not have the adequate number for a yacht its size.  I prefer Captain Lee’s “someone screwed the pooch”.  Oh my, to be continued.

 

Tutu A with Warm Breezes & Cool Nights & Always Chats…

Southern Charm

As a long time Bravo obsessed watcher, tonight’s episode of Southern Charm, absolutely requires comment.  Thomas (sniff, sniff) Ravenel, of South Carolina fame, has recently spoken about “wanting a mother for his children.”  Well, Mr. Ravenel, your two children already have a mother.  No matter what the every other week hassle, those children deserve their mother.  And, the fact appears that Katherine, the much easy target who stupidly got involved with this much older man, fell victim to his Southern Charm, and believe me from experience, he continues to self-medicate, he is simply controlled.  Thomas has had much more time at it than Katherine.  She was no match for him.

 

Now enters sweet smiling Landon, whose saccharine smile reminds me of many other fake women who smile through pain, just smile all the time.  They think that smile will be all she needs in life.  Her faintly veiled performance at her Blog seemed to be written and put together by several other women, but I promise to check it out and let you folks know if it has any level and kind of class she surely tries to convince the viewers every week she just must possess.

 

I love Shep’s attempt at better health.  Not sure the not drinking will last as long as he might wish, so we shall see if during the hunting weekend he dissolves back to the booze.  Of course, “Governor” Ravenel, or as Andy Cohen (the creator of most of Bravo network series), cannot attend the hunting as he was convicted of a felony and has a lifetime ban on being near any firearms.

 

Let out the hounds, calls the man who barely speaks English.  Shep shoots, nothing.  Austen, who never shot a gun before, get his fowl on his first shot.  Cameron chooses fishing along with whiskey, restaurant man’s wife (minor cast) and cast, LOL, to reel, LOL, nothing in. Get that, cast & cast, reel & television reel?  Guess that shows my age.  LOL  

 

Craig and Naomie are fighting so fortunately they are off on separate hunts.  She is hunting for a man to take responsibility for himself straight up.  He thinks us viewing public are absolutely stupid and don’t see his shenigans while “trying” to get his law bar results.  (SPOILER:  SPOILER:  Don’t read next paragraph if you don’t want to know about Craig’s bar results……….he passed.  Sigh of relief for next season!  Phew!  I bet he can breathe.  Not sure if he passed and had to continue taking the exam or venture off on some other dumb ass hobby.  Craig:  your friends are finding you quite the “thirsty”, potentially “hangry” person.   You do seem to have lost weight.  Too much worrying.

 

And there it happened, a possible “squeeze” Shep had his heart possibly thinking about ends up snuggling with buddy Austen, so the whiskey was poured.  It seems Sheppy does not know how to handle his emotions.  Speak to the girl Sheppy.  Too late?  Cameron’s commentary is that that boat has sailed.  Thomas arrives and Landon plays coy…giggling she should stay away.  Oh her dimples, again with that saccharine smile.  

 

Thomas is “asked” how the kids are and he behaves like a blushing bride & they discuss custody.  Katherine, no matter what will always be those children’s mother.   Landon cringes when Liz, her name is Liz, the Godmother of Thomas & Katherine’s children when Katherine’s name is brought up.  The cast then does what is always does, get rip roaring drunk.  Cameron is the gage here.  When she starts curling up giggling the night is over & Austen gets the girl…or will he keep her?  Shep has quite the track record, but once there is boinking feelings do begin, although sweet Chelsea says she “doesn’t want a regular relationship yet”.   So how will everything turn out for our South Carolina group?  

 

The previews of what is still to come out?  Well, Katherine reveals to Thomas (the only compelling story the show has ever had, come folks, really?) that she will love him forever with her cat eyes, red lips and red hair in a pony tail to perfection.  He bats his puppy dog eyes, so we know that will end up as no good for Katherine….she is so gullible.  She really thinks if she stays sober long enough she will get him to fall back in love.  I don’t think so young lady.  Too many powers are against thee.

 

So we will wait until next week.  I have taken up Southern Charm, Savannah (Georgia for those geographically challenged).  I have seen one episode and will watch the second tonight.  I will let you know if it meets with my criteria (see Pop Culture Show Criteria-to be posted soon).

Great Words

Funny thing about this journal of sorts is I heard from my son-in-law that Patrick Stewart has some TV show called BLUNT TALK, which may be similar to this journal any many of my others….hee teedle.  Now that is a great word.  My mom had a knack for using an ordinary word like “Yodels” as a greeting.  She those who never heard of the guy).  And in Tim Gunn’s very words (Project Runway):

 

Carry On….

 

Great Words:  The thing about “words” are there are SOOOO many great ones.  Every one of us has our own, but perhaps some of these might resonate with a few.  Language is how we communicate & get through Life.  I am profoundly struck how many folks abuse certain words.  Must read on to see where listed.  Below are the author’s list of Great words, either original, again hahaha, tee heedless, or quoted.  The author tells many stories where many of the below became “her lexicon”.

 

To many, we sit on the edge of our seats, to hear our parents words, but to others we listen to Aunts, Uncles, Grandparents, Godparents, sometimes Teachers/Faith Individuals.  The author listens to ALL, at times to her chagrin, overdosing on lexicon.  Authors influences for words, language came from Simon & Garfunkel, James Taylor, Carole King, Albert Einstein, Superman, Oprah, Robin Williams, J. K. Rowling, Andy Rooney & Andy Cohen to Gene Roddenberry….Joss Whedon.  Author swoons when a new Whedon production comes to fruition.  Miss the days of Firefly, like many.  I dare any reader to find a current AWESOME syfy, fantasy show without a graduate writer, actor or producer from one of Whedon’s shows.

   

Mommy

Service

Thank You

 

Hemingway said:  

“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man,

True nobility is being superior to your former self”

 

Culture:  Art, Ballet, Theatre, Literature

Sub-Culture:  Hippies, Feminism, Sisterhood, Ohana

 

OK, as a young lady of 13 yrs, the author discovered Hawaii.  There are only 13 letters in the Hawaiian vocabulary.  For a girl raised in the Mid-West pronouncing the vowels makes brain go wonky…in a good way.     Soooooo, the longer the exposure to paradise is amazing, and still the “sanctuary” found almost 50 yrs ago.  But Tutu A believes her spirit was born in Hawaii and it appears through modern technology, this is a truth.

 

Ohana:  Means “family” in Hawaiian, noun.  Also word used to describe a cottage or small “mother-in-law” dwelling on a property, adjective to describe a noun.  

 

Tutu:  Means Grandmother in the Hawaiian Islands.  Not usual meaning of a girl/boy in a ballet outfit.  NO.  Tutu is a word created by the Polynesians who landed in Hawaii, a melting pot of yummy goodness

 

Tutu Kane:  Grandfather

 

Nui:  Great:  author’s mother-in-law is a Tutu Nui having been blessed with 3 lovely great-grand-daughters.  Or add “Nui” to most any word is always fun.  

 

Aloha:  Pronounced AH-loooooooooooooooow-HA, this word has several meanings.  I was taught in the 60’s a wee bit about Aloha, which is a welcome, hello & goodbye.  Over the past 2 decades, she learned the true Spiritual meaning, something I believe is what her ohana from Hawaii always wrote in every card or note to me.

 

Must Dance….

 

Bhashert:  Yiddish for everything is meant to be?

 

Mensche:  A good person

 

Perclempt:  Overwhelmed

 

Pu’unene:  Pronounced with great diaphragmatic force: Poo oo Nay Nay

 

Pamoi:  Means really bad.  Fabulous word made up by a family member when he was a child, bless his heart.

 

Mazel Tov:  Congratulations, but it just sounds & feels tingly on the tongue & lips

 

Schplikus:  (Yiddish) Old saying “you have ants in your pants”.  That is it.  LOL.  LOL  Many kids are diagnosed with ADHD or some other “condition” for growing pains & adults just get arthritis so I witness the Schplikus happening to myself, a condition called Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS).  Some discomfort is normal & must be endured, plain & simple.  Discomfort usually is a sign of a warning, many times, but not all Schplikus requires “a pill” or “treatment”.  

 

PONO:  Means “be right, do right” in Hawaiian.  Like respectful.  Author likes “P” words.  Tee hee.

 

P words:  Peace, Pineapple, Party, Please, Purple, Prince (the musical genius RIP), and Tutu A once had a Potluck P Party where all dishes brought to the Potluck started with the letter “P”.  Add a pool and who could have a boring time?

 

Any Hispanic word that allows the speaker to roll his/her “R’s” with magnificent gusto.

 

Ole’, Viva, Bravo

 

Thank You, Gratitude, Mahalo, Muchas Gracias, Gracie, any word that expresses “Thanksgiving”

 

LOVE:  Any kind, especially “Spiritual”, Spiritual Love is Freedom to Love Thoroughly, Warts & All

 

What Queen Victoria said about her dog, Dash, on his tombstone:

 

“His attachment was without selfishness.

His playfulness without malice.

His fidelity without deceit.

Reader

If You would be loved and die regretted.  

Profit by the example of Dash.”

 

Mary Poppins word:  Supercalifragilisticexpedaladocious – worth repeating

 

On the “the TUDORs” television series:  Queen Katherine of Aragon, Henry VIII first wife upon learning of his marriage to Lady Anne Boleyn & loss of ever seeing her daughter, Mary, ever again:

 

“If I had to choose between extreme happiness & extreme sorrow, I would always choose sorrow because for when You are happy you forget about spiritual things, you forget about God, but in your sorrow HE is always with You.”

 

Also from the same series:

Lord Brandon (King Henry VIII bestie) (who also seemingly was successful for NOT discussing politics or religion), played by Superman’s Henry Cavill, nummy, said, when the future Kind Edward’s Uncle Edward Seymour asked if Lord Brandon would move against him.

 


“The French peasants have a saying, it goes:  Praise the God of All, drink the wine, and let the World be the World”.  (Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, interestingly creepy with some forebearing of the future of the PC “politically correct” world.)

 

Lucy, I’m home…

 

Pussy:  (Cover Your Eyes)  Only said the way ROBIN WILLIAMS said it on THE ACTOR’S STUDIO TV show.

 

Robin Williams was quoted:  (somewhat paraphrased)  In genius there is a spark of madness.  Please take time to chew on his words, swallow slowly, and hopefully come to the reason, we ALL should tap into that “spark of madness” in all of us.  We just need to find it.

 

Go see

 

Goals

 

Heeeeeeed:  As said by Mike Myers in SO, I MARRIED A MURDERER, as a Scottish Father yelling at his “large red-headed” son, becoming him to come.  Just makes a person laugh.

 

Babies

 

Making Amends

Sorry

Forgive

 

“Nostrils”:  As said by the fast order burger cook in BUFFY the VAMPIRE SLAYER episode when Buffy get a menial job.  Pronounced “naaaahssssstreeeels”.   The old lady who liked pies was the demon who was eating all the employees as they were stuffed with burgers delicious delight.

 

ANY JOSS WHEDON WORD

 

On Fire…as said by Tutu A’s son-in-law or Andy Cohen

 

Sir John Guilgood, movie ARTHUR, when Arthur tells him he is going to take a bath:

“I’ll alert the media”.

 

Same movie:

When Arthur & Sir John are waiting to see his father in his office finding no one smiling & inquiring why no smiles, Guilgood responds:

“They smile at lunch time, now sit up, we will go for ice cream later”.

When Arthur’s grandmother invites him for lunch & to discuss his inheritance with Liza Minelli waiting to hear the news:

“No thank You, Yes, to the money, but, I’d rather have a tunafish sandwich.”

 

I love You more than the Sun & the Moon, the Stars in the Sky & the

Seas & the Oceans wide.  (Author, Adele’s words in a sentence to define Unconditional Love)

 

You are my friend & I love You warts & all…..as said to author is early 1990’s by a very dear friend.  

 

Words of Mother, Vanozza Borgia to her son in THE BORGIAS TV series,

“Is there a cure for love?  

No, it can be endured, embraced & suffered.”

 

When the same question was asked of Tutu A’s hubby?  He thinks deeply, then proclaims:  “No, there should not be a cure” with the smallest smiling tear appearing in the corner of his eyes, barely visable.

 

Tutu A says:  Love is all there is…all that matters, ever, but above that is God, who give us the life to love & teaches us unconditional love.  Love was something women did not always have with either marriage or sex before the sexual revolution of the 1960’s.  

 

Quality:

The bitterness of poor quality lingers long after the sweetness of low price!!

 

Quality has no fear of time!

 

CANARD:   OMGoodness, have you heard this one lately?  Chris Wallace uses it frequently and just discovered it means:  an unfounded rumor or story….a lie, right?   A lie is a lie, just like a rose by any other name???  Jiminy Christmas!  Geezaloo!  To the folks of my generation, a “canard” was a duck, perhaps a “French” version of the duck in cuisine, but used instead of the word a lie?

 

On International Day of the Girl 2015, Tutu A writes:

 

The next step is equality in our relationships…personal relationships with men.  I get typical roles, like I prefer hubby to take out the trash but I will get on my hands & knees, well butt since knees are metal, ha ha true, and scrub the baseboards or in places usually missed…SOOOO ladies, as a pioneering bra burner, work diligently, with honest dialog with the men in your life from the beginning (including family), have deep faith in something other than your sweet self, and again, be diligent…never give up on yourself, your family.  

 

 

 

Again with the Tudors TV series:

 

King Henry’s sister’s last words before her death as her husband is off with another woman, Henry’s sister exclaims about the man she loved most dearly….

 

“Softly love and to love softly.     Do you want a sycamore branch by the creaking gate while my heart hurries afterwards through the path of wheat along the briar to that stone under which I lie?”

 

(The above words were exclaimed right before her death…Tutu knows she will gently go some time…we never know when.  Tutu A prays we all remember this fact, that life is fleeting, really, and to always remember those we love at all times, as has been Tutu A’s life goal.)

 

NOT sure how these words will be perceived, but I know many folks “think” about how they can improve a relationship.  I surely have always been a student in the belief “life” is an education & why the hell NOT do everything in one’s power to do just that.  While perusing the TV guide, I came across a show entitled:  Fix My Mother.  During the visit episode the mother-daughter teams express “why they are seeking help” & the exercise to help identify the relationship issues found them in the infamous Los Angeles THE BASEMENT…A LIVE ESCAPE ROOM EXPERIENCE & assist the Life Coach to see how their relationships break down in extreme stress situations.  The place is meant to frighten & sometimes folks need a good scare in which to show someone they are truly on the brink of perhaps never finding fulfillment in their relationship.

 

Upon entering THE BASEMENT the following words were found on a wall.  

 

I never knew much about people until I just took one apart just to see how it worked.

 

The exercise called for the ladies to dissect a body, but metaphorically has quite the impact.

 

If ever in Los Angeles in need of an exercise in trust…..try it & perhaps think about how you would deal & perhaps believe in the things you know, talk about the things you don’t.

 

Christmas Discussion from Texas Restaurant Owner, 2015:  (a posted notice at restaurant)

 

THIS store is Politically Incorrect,

WE SAY:

Merry Christmas

God Bless America

We salute our Flag & give thanks to our Troops, Police Officers & Fire Fighters

If this offends You, You are welcome to LEAVE

In God We Trust

LBK:  Lies, Bribes & Kickbacks said by Jesse Watters of Fox News as commentary toward Obamacare

 

HOMS, Syria 2011 was a democracy, 3rd largest city of the country & capitol of a revolution, once a place named a GREAT word:  “home”.  It was a place to live many thought would remain…, at least a million thought so, 1 million people is a pretty large number when one thinks upon it…

Today (2/4/16)  Fox news reports how “HOMS, Syria”, pronounced “home”, is a ghost town of devastation war destroyed.  The call or last words recorded by someone at the BBC?  “The rest of the world has failed us”.    So do the Rand Paul’s of this country feel righteous on a day like today?

 

So my Ohana?  Will you view the country folks fought dearly hard to give You freedom as a compassionate one that goes to help those in need or does the country turn a blind eye?  The out of sight, out of mind concept will become the way perhaps you see life, gosh I hope not.  I hope not.

 

Not so great words:

 

OJ Simpson – mixed bag.  “The Juice”.  Talent becomes art on the football field & he thinks of himself as “fluid”, can’t be touched by the opposition on the field becomes hardwired in his mind.  Many, including this writer, watched this person rise & fall.    Raised in WI with Vince Lombardi, whose football work ethic was bar none & the Packers created a lifelong Cheesehead who relocated back to birth state of CA to end up in Maui, Hawaii.

 

Well, OJ was both good & probably one of the worst humans to walk the planet.  I prayed & pray for those 2 innocent children.  Where is Justice?  Justice is supposed to be a “good word”.  Having witnessed the verdict of “not guilty” personally as I stood in a predominantly black doctor’s office performing my job, we all were worried another race riot would break out.  He walked.  

 

Alrighty then, recent viewing of a TV mini-series, of course including our every so “relevant” (vomit please”) Kardashians, about the “Trial of the Century”…perhaps crime of the century…no many others

Worse.

 

So words cost money in the media business.  Each word said is paid for…quite the concept.  So the Trial of the Century begins January 1994 & ends June 1996 with a gazzillions words uttered.  The cost of the trial (every word) cost us tax paying citizens a whooping $8.9 million for 1000 hours of airtime.  At the same time, coincidentally, the numbers show further a loss of national productivity from people following the trial to the tune of another staggering figure of $40 billion.  TV watching!  Loss of productivity in the country….

 

How many hrs are devoted to the world of everything Kardashian?  Seriously?  I don’t want our ohana to have to pay $8.9 billion on another crazy taxpayer paid trial.  

 

What is the solution?  Hmmm, that may take some snooze, swim, cloud time to lay out a decent idea.  I was taught & taught all I mentored, worked with…if you have a problem you wish to bring me, bring me at least one solution in order to work it out…so the person coming to me could teach himself through conversation.  Tangently:  I think today’s technology & basic work principles make it difficult for folks to have that important process…of figuring things out for themselves!  

 

So the solution?  I guess one might defer back to the words Brandon from THE TUDORS exclaimed, which was basically:  Live & Let Live….don’t get involved.  In those days it was wise in order to keep one’s head literally, today “We Use Our Words”.

 

Back to Great Words:

 

Independence!  Fav word.  

 

Good read:  

Moken people.  Oh my goodness.  These are a culture of nomadic folks who lived on the water allowing children (more than adults) the ability to “SEE” like a dolphin & hold their breath 2xs longer than landbound folks.  Sadly after the 2000 something Thailand tsunami, the Moken have been relocated onto the land, given jobs, homes & help.  The elders are not so happy as they feel just the idea of having to have identification is a direct assault to who they were before the tsunami.  The children are loving up this evolution or change.  They go to school, want more education, not less, enjoy technology never fantasized…cell phones, computers.  

 

The Three Amigos, Spaceballs & Blazing Saddles types of entertainment are sorely missing from the terrain of movies lately.  Arthur, Good Morning Vietnam, Mrs. Doubtfire & Who Framed Roger Rabbit are examples of movies that took Tutu A away from the worries of the day.  These days Tutu A looks to superb SyFy or Fantasy stories, with drama & laughter.  Guardians of the Galaxy was a departure from the norm and a welcomed relief from many “formula” movies.  Who did not love Bradley Cooper just a little bit more for his rendition of the “squirrel” (or animated character, no need for ego there, he gets the joy of an ensemble cast).  Bradley’s The Hangover was riotous fun.  We need to laugh.  Laughter is the best medicine as are the cries of a newborn baby.  Beautiful noises.  We need more good & beautiful noises, sounds, words. Share some with someone today.

 

 

Appreciation:  A verb.. has action, better than just the word Gratitude?  Be appreciative.