…and especially Warren Beatty (and the desiccated remains of Theadora Van Runkle’s mannequin). I take full responsibility for last night’s Oscar meltdown. Clearly Mr. Beatty has not recovered from the shock of my revealing that Bonnie and Clyde were willing tools of the government and that their story was made of whole cloth. Another win for POM!
On the other hand, what happened may have been a desperate attempt by the 79 year old star to sell tickets to his upcoming film which features himself as Howard Hughes, one of the great hoax generators of all time. (HH is certainly ripe to be POM’d) Two young British actors, one in a dress, are featured in a supporting love story, but I seriously doubt anyone but the truly desperate would earmark 15 to 20 bucks, US, to see such a turkey.
Then again, the whole farrago may have been a nod to the “alternate facts” meme and that there can be two wholly different realities to choose from: One is a love story with show tunes to back a lesbian actress and a cardboard cutout heart throb and the other is black guys doing drugs and being gay. Well, maybe there’s only one reality in Hollywood: Gay…
Jerry and George in unison: “Not that there is anything wrong with that!”
Meanwhile, I’d like to introduce a blogger who I’ve enjoyed over the years, Christopher Loring Knowles. As far as Hoo Haw goes, he handles it better than anyone and has allowed me to keep up with some of this stuff via the musings of this cautious observer.
This is a link to one of his Oscar breakdowns:
…continued from Part II
Great Purge (Yezhovshchina)
Nikolai Ivanovich Yezhov
Stalin’s attempts to solidify his position as leader of the Soviet Union lead to an escalation in detentions and executions of various people, climaxing in 1937–38 (a period sometimes referred to as the “Yezhovshchina,” or Yezhov era)[i], and continuing until Stalin’s death in 1953. Around 700,000 of these were executed by a gunshot to the back of the head[ii], others perished from beatings and torture while in “investigative custody” and in the Gulag due to starvation, disease, exposure and overwork. Continue reading
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” George Santayana
The thread of this part is not only my attempt at showing the proportions of the Red Evil, the terror known as communism. I have included some descriptions and quotes in the text which can at least superficially explain the personalities of all the responsible people involved. Trying to answer what could be leading one human to commit or participate in committing atrocities unheard of in human history – is the essence of this series of essays. Continue reading
Part 1: The nature of the Beatles (reference The Beatles Never Existed (TBNE))
My assertion is that Stu Sutcliffe was an Intelligence asset who faked his death in 1961, and was reassigned the role of artist Andy Warhol. To understand this is useful to understand the context of both the Beatles, with whom Sutcliffe was supposedly the first bass player, and the art scene of that era, which was infiltrated by Intelligence to remove meaningful content from it.
We know now of at least six Beatles, that is, the “McCartney” and “Lennon” twins, George and Ringo. TBNE insists on more than one George and Ringo as well. We’ve not done any research here on the matter, but we have spotted two John’s and two Paul’s and a few body doubles too. Since we have tied this to their photographs as children, we think the evidence strong. (Note: I do not assume with any of these people, the Beatles or Sutcliffe, that we know their real names.)
New writer Vexman is digging through some interesting stuff at his blog and since it has come up in the comments section of his first post here at POM, I though I’d post this excerpt from my Hitler research to add to the fun…
The spark that supposedly lit the fuse.
The victor’s history will tell you that the match that lit the fuse of World War One was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir apparent to his father, Emperor Franz Joseph, the fossilized figurehead of the Austro-Hungarian empire. Like the JFK assassination near fifty years later, the target was riding through hostile territory with the rag top of his touring car down with largely absent security.
However, this particular iteration of assassination on wheels supposedly contained an actual cabal of conspirators, unlike the American versions with their ubiquitous lone nuts. The Black Hand, a dissident group of Serbs looking for independence from the empire, was the band of misfits that has taken the blame.
The official story is as ridiculous as can be. Though no laws of physics were apparently broken on the streets of Sarajevo in late June of 1914, unlike the magic bullets flying across Dealy Plaza in late November of 1963, credulity is strained to the breaking point when the series of mistakes in judgement and bald-faced coincidences that led to the Archduke’s alleged demise are tallied.
As much as the title is pompous, I would like to suggest a theory that there is a connection between Jewish pogroms and the consequences, which were later inflicted by the PTB as retaliations against all those countries, whose nations were violently persecuting the Jewish population during history. The theory would be applicable only to the European territory, including Russia, where the PTB installed communism in many countries as the worst kind of dictatorship of proletariat (just like Marx has envisioned), making terror and cult of leader’s personality the thread of nations’ suffering and repression in general. Quid pro quo, or so they say.
The essence of my proposal is something that is not told in any history textbooks and may be shocking to learn. In the end it is still just my personal opinion, which I derived from many other researchers’ work and my reasoning. Being only a human, sometimes prone to making a wrong judgement, I may as well be exaggerating with my theory or simply be wrong with my assertions. However, there is a challenge for both you as a reader and me as an author to try to either further substantiate such theory or completely dismiss it. In both cases there is much to be learned hereafter.
Our new writer, Vexman, is a resident of Slovenia, a beautiful country I had opportunity to visit a couple of years ago. We rented a car in Venice and wandered over – borders and checkpoints are far less important now than in the past. We found a delightfully green country. We spent a night in Ljubljana before heading north and back to Italy via the Julian Alps. Living in Colorado we are no strangers to high mountains, but my goodness was that a spectacular drive. Slovenia is also the birthplace of President Trump’s
beard wife (did I say that?), Melania.
Vex tends to research hard and go very deep into subjects, as can be seen on his current blog, Vexman’s Thoughts. I’ve enjoyed exchanges with him over there. His posts will be long and thoughtful – I have suggested he serialize them to keep them shorter and to keep readers coming back. He will take us places we’ve not gone before.
So welcome aboard, Vexman. Have a pleasant stay.
A President’s Day reminiscence of two Actors-in-Chief that crossed paths with family…
“I come from a good family, I’m rich and I like my work, and so does the public, and the critics, and the Academy. I’m just a physical drunk. I like being drunk.”
“What did you say to that?” I said, really wanting a beer right then and there. Pop shrugged.
“I got it,” he said, reaching for the bill. “Let’s get coffee somewhere else.”
Pop went on about the time Van Heflin, movie star, confessed his love of the drunk. It was at the Ambassador hotel that a working luncheon was called for the rank and file union members across the Hollywood spectrum, from the stars to the little people; if you were a dues paying member of one of the locals, you were invited.
The Tel Aviv Museum of “Art” has an interesting exhibit called “Fake?” It’s an exploration of various forms of fakery in art, from some of the most notorious Vermeer forgeries by Han van Meegeren to phony archaeological artifacts. I recently went to see the exhibit, and it was, to my surprise, an interesting and thought-provoking meditation on the question and definition of fakery in art.
One of the things that caught my eye was a deconstruction of a famous photograph of Theodor Herzl meeting Kaiser Willheim II on October 28, 1898 outside an agricultural school in Mikveh Israel in what was then Palestine. (Herzl, you’ll remember, is regarded as the father of the modern Zionist movement and makes an appearnce, along with some fishy photos and other red flags, in my paper pulling back the curtain on the Dreyfus Affair hoax.)
The exhibit showed that this famous picture was actually a fake, created by splicing and dicing two different pictures. Here is the famous one: Continue reading
We went off the tracks here with the twins business. We had discovered real twins in show business, knew of the ability of the industry to keep its secrets, and using some credible photographic analysis coupled with confirmation bias, projected too much.
So far I have examined four sets of twins, Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Robert De Niro and Jennifer Aniston. They’re all in the reccycle bin. While Straight still thinks that Beyoncé is a twin, I told him that if I cannot defend it, I cannot assert it. I don’t think she is a twin – it was just a publicity stunt involving alter ego Sasha Fierce that promoted the aberrant photos that led me off track. It was confirmation bias, writ large.
Beyond that, I am finding myself echoing the sentiments of a few commenters as I sweat out these matters … so what? So what about twins? They don’t matter. They are not interesting. They are just show business people.
I am going to get out of the twin-spotting business, to de-link the entire list with cautionary notes on each, and get on with my life with a hard lesson learned. There might indeed be a set or two of twins in there – some nuggets among the fool’s gold. Jared Leto comes to mind, having, like Elvis, both a music and acting career at once. If so, more power to him/them. The ones I left on the list – Rihanna, Drake, Joplin etc., I regard as defensible.