Balance

Life is often about balance. Today in town I had a tricky 3-way to juggle:

  1. Keep my KFC Double Down away from a very determined and persistent wasp
  2. Not swat wasp away so as to avoid being stung, but equally not kill the wasp
  3. Not look like a tit dancing around in the middle of the town square swaying my arms around like a weirdo

I think I pretty much failed on the third one, and discovered I’d splatted myself with sauce during my moving from the bench to the steps on another side of the town square. I didn’t see where the wasp went off to in the end but thankfully it did give up. I even stayed still where it originally found me and held my food pouch that had a bit of sauce and KFC coating on – noooooo, the wasp tried to settle on my chicken. Killing the thing was never going to cross my mind – I was outside. How has a wasp not got the right to be outside with me? But I’ve never seen one so fucking determined – it kept trying to get the chicken all the way to the other side of the square. Jesus. And yes people were looking. Oh well. Wasp lived, and I got to finish my chicken – we’re all happy.

Daily Mail: Twitter erupts as Melania appears to yank her hand away from Donald’s at election debate

Daily Mail: Twitter erupts as Melania appears to yank her hand away from Donald’s at election debate. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8871693/Twitter-erupts-Melania-appears-yank-hand-away-Donalds-election-debate.html

What is this – Yankgate? 😜

Solo Benefits

Come on, who wouldn’t want a pretend, mounted fucking FLAME THROWER?!!

These days there’s all sorts of Collector’s Editions – with 4K film releases and games too – UbiSoft seem to be doing at least 1 Collector Edition per game these days.

And I think of these poor people with families they have to support, often, especially in times like these, having to make the choice between feeding their children and feeding themselves, children draining away what little they get for an income.

I get little for an income – but guess what – it all goes to ME!!! And it makes me so happy that I’ve been able to afford several of these Collector’s Editions now, most of which sell out and never come back around except on Ebay, often for a stupid, greedy price.

It is a great time to collect stuff!

“Now what we really wanted to do was what we didn’t want to do at first but then we did, cos we’re so well organised here at Disney and Lucasfilm”

There’s a new Star Wars VR game coming.

It’s called “Galaxy’s Edge”. It looks alright, I’m sure it will be unique (if not compelling for Star Wars fans, judging from my experience with “Squadrons”).

The problem however, was the brilliant assertion from Margaret Kerrison, as to why the Star Wars Land at Disneyland/World wasn’t set on Tatooine, or ANY of the familiar, iconic Star Wars locations:

So now you’re releasing a game set on Batuu. So, future fans are going to be playing a game set on Batuu, encountering the various characters located there, and then……going along to Disneyland/World and seeing Batuu and these characters at the park.

But you just said………………….

This could be defined as ageism, seeing as Dan Cockerell had already been quoted as relaying that the ethos once Kathleen Kennedy met Bob Iger was basically switched to “pah, forget about those old Star Wars fans”. So it totally made sense to them that “ohh, well half those potential visitors who want to visit locations featured in the original trilogy are going to be dead soon anyway”. This is a thought process that makes about as much sense, and is the equivalent to, someone deciding “oh, no one’s going to be interested in a ride featuring a mouse character made 90 years ago called Mickey”.

No no, everyone will just want our new characters!! Yes. This was totally borne out by the attendance figures and their impact circa 2019 once Star Wars land was opened.

No one is expecting Disney not to double down on their amateurish duff decision to abandon the original plans. And this will only lead to more disappointment and the ever circular debate surrounding “oh you only hate it because it’s new”, but it’s part of the ever more disheartening experience of being a near life-long Star Wars fan.

Woman kicked off plane after hitting flight attendant in the face | The Independent

https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/delta-woman-punches-flight-attendant-slaps-hits-b1201336.html?amp#aoh=16033518135289&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From%20%251%24s

And now imagine how this would have been reported if it was a white woman hitting a black member of staff……

But this is 2020, so she’s just “a woman”…