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“Back to the Future” screenwriter – A real genius

Of the 3 Back to the Future movies, the second movie, “Back to the Future II” was my favorite. This movie was released in 1989.

If you saw this movie, you may recall that Marty McFly, played by Michael J. Fox, and Doc, portrayed by Christopher Lloyd, traveled from 1985 to the future year (at the time) 2015. Here is the reading from dashboard of the time machine.

When they arrived in this year, things were a lot different than they were in the real 2015. However, one thing was almost 100 percent accurate.

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In the year Back to the Future II was released, it was wishful thinking that the Chicago Cubs would ever win another World Series. The screenwriter for the series, Bob Gale, knew something different. What’s so amazing is, he almost hit it right on the nose. He miscalculated by one year. The Cubs won the World series in 2016.

Equally amazing is that the Major League Baseball team, the Florida Marlins, began play in 1993. In 2012, they became the Miami Marlins.

In 1989, when the movie came out, there was speculation that Miami would have a baseball team in the near future. The chances of this happening in 1989 were much greater than the Cubs winning the World Series.

Bob Gale is the most brilliant screenwriter. He had to know something about the future to create these 3 classic movies. The movies are very entertaining. Sometimes, I wonder if they were prophecy.

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How many times does Bill Withers sing ‘I KNOW’ in “Ain’t No Sunshine” ?

In his great 1971 hit record, “Ain’t No Sunshine“, Bill Withers sings ‘I Know‘ repeatedly. Have you ever counted the number of times he sings this short phrase? This video will count it for you. Enjoy this amazing hit.

Did Michael Jackson actually rape children?

Michael JacksonNO, but HELL NO! Michael Jackson was not a pervert

I remember when Michael Jackson first began his singing career as a Motown sensation. He was the lead singer for the Jackson 5. Back then, I was a Michael Jackson fan. Later in his career, the music he performed was not necessarily my favorite. But I always liked him as an entertainer.

Since the death of Michael Jackson, I’ve done research on his early life. His father, Joseph Jackson abused him, beat him and kept him away from all of the privileges that a child has. He wasn’t allowed to play the games that children play every day.

Why Michael Jackson associated with little boys

Michael didn’t have little boys over to do things that he has been falsely accused of doing. He wanted to have the things he missed out on as a child.

It’s my opinion that he invited little boys over to play games with him. For example, it was very appropriate that Michael would have paid little boys to come to his house and play hide and seekstick ball and all of the games that me missed out on when he was a child.

Michael was able to get back the things he missed. For anyone to accuse him of raping children, this is total B S.

Michael Jackson was a great entertainer. He is in the same class with Elvis. Furthermore, he was as competent and together as anyone could have possibly been. I’ll defend him on this until I’m in the grave.

 

 

La La Land is the ‘Hillary Clinton’ of the Academy Awards

la-la-landLa La Land / Hillary Clinton just knew they had the Oscar / Election won.

Suddenly, out of no where, La La Land / Hillary Clinton found out that the voters chose a different Movie / Candidate.

On the morning after the vote, La La Land / Hillary Clinton asked this question,

“How did everything that was so good get so bad?”

There’s one thing in horror movies that insults our intelligence

horror-moviesI love watching horror movies. I especially like the scenes when the bad guy comes into someone’s house to attack them. This always puts me on the edge of my seat.

Who created these villain scenes in horror movies? A moron?

There’s something I’ve never understood. When the people in the house being attacked believes there’s someone in the house, they always shout out, “Hello! Is there someone there?

Come on, Mr. Director! Give me a break! Do these people really expect the villain to answer them? Show some originality.

I have a suggestion. If the writer wanted a movie to be original, he would have the villain answer,

“Yeah! I’m in here taking a crap! As soon as I wash my hands, I’ll come out and kill you!”

The difference between a professional athlete and entertainer

entertainerWhen I say professional athlete, I mean someone like Tom Brady, Peyton Manning or LeBron James.

By professional entertainer, I mean, a movie star, TV personality, singer, dancer, and so on.

What’s the difference between the entertainer and athlete?

It’s very simple. You sometimes see athletes at their worst. But you don’t see entertainers at their worst. At least, you don’t think you do.

When you see LeBron when he can’t buy a basket, or when you saw Peyton spend a Sunday afternoon on his ass, you knew you were seeing these athletes at their worst.

When you see Taylor Swift performing on the stage, you automatically assume you’re seeing her at her best.

Here’s the contradiction. When you see performers, movie stars and TV actors, you automatically assume they’re at their best. In reality, the entertainer may go back stage afterwords and say, “I wasn’t worth a shit today!” You’d never know it from an entertainer. If an athlete said the same thing, you’d already know it.

After all these years, why can’t the Leaning Tower of Pisa be fixed?

Leaning Tower of PisaIf you’re a fan of The Andy Griffith Show, you may remember the episode entitled The Church Benefactors. Recall, an old member of the Church died, and left the Church $500, with the condition that the money be put to practical use. Aunt Bee wanted the money to be used for Choir Robes. Howard Sprague wanted to use the money to fix a structural problem in the Church, whereby, the Church was leaning to the left due to a drainage problem. The committee that made the decision on how to use the money consisted of Andy, the Reverend and Martha Clark. Martha voted for the robes. The Reverend voted to fix the leaning Church. As usual, Andy was left in the position where her was damned if did, and damned if he didn’t. Fortunately, Andy didn’t have to make a decision, because the Church was fixed by flooding the other side, and making it lean and straighten out. Click here is you want to watch the episode.

My point is, if the people on the Andy Griffith were able to figure out how to repair the leaning Church, why hasn’t someone figured out a way to fix the Leaning Tower of Pisa?

 

Famous cowboy from a long . . long . . long time ago

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TV Show: The Texan

Starring: Rory Calhoun

Rory Calhoun’s Name in the Show: Bill Longley

Occupation: Killer

Distinguishing Feature of the Show: His gun sounded like a cannon.

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cowboy-bill-longleyThe Real Bill Longley

Unlike Rory Calhoun, the real Bill Longley was ruthless, a racist, quick tempered, and unpredictable.

Like Rory Calhoun, the real Bill Longley was fast as lightning with the gun. He was one of the deadliest gunfighters in the Old West.

The real Bill Longley killed his first man in 1866, when he was fifteen, and was hanged in 1878.

The fictional Bill Longley was a nice fellow. Quite a difference from the real thing.

There is only one episode of The Texan on YouTube. If you want to watch it, click on the picture of Rory Calhoun above, or HERE.

You can also get the complete series of The Texan on DVD.

Google or Hallmark Channel – Which cares more for the dollar? Is Google too cheap to pay Hallmark for advertising?

Who the hell is Thurbble?

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This picture is from a scene in one of Hallmark Channel’s Christmas movies, 12 Gifts of Christmas, starring Katrina Law and Aaron O’Connell. In it, Katrina Law is surfing the internet. Where’s Google? Is Thurbble another search engine?

I researched Thurbble on both Google and GoDaddy, and discovered it to be a website that no longer exists. At the time of its existence, its net worth was only $8.95. That’s 8 dollars, not 8 hundred. Don’t miss the period.

Is there friction between Google and Hallmark?

I’ve seen hundreds of websites with blog posts about Google, and many show their website. I don’t think Google paid them anything. I’ve done it a few times, and they certainly haven’t paid me anything. So, what’s the deal between Google and Hallmark?

Who’s the hard ass? In my opinion, it’s the Hallmark Channel.

This is a win-win situation for Google. If the Hallmark Channel displays their website, like so many bloggers in cyberspace, that’s millions of dollars of publicity for Google. Hallmark has nothing to gain. Google has everything to gain. But realistically, who should pay who? Should Google pay Hallmark for advertising? Should Hallmark pay Google for using their name?

Suppose Hallmark wanted money from Google for paid advertising, and Google said, “No way“. Did Hallmark get permission from Thurbble to use their name? Remember, Thurbble was once a website. Suppose Thurbble had to pay Hallmark a pretty penny. That’s why they’re out of business.

Does any of this make any sense? Not really. But that’s what makes it so entertaining. After all, this is Merjeo.

Ending of the Movie Titanic was the worst business mistake ever

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This has bothered me ever since the first time I saw the movie, Titanic, starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Jack Dawson, and Kate Winslet as his likely soulmate, Rose DeWitt Bukater.

The door that was used as a life preserver, which saved Rose’s life, was plenty big enough to support both Rose and Jack. Why didn’t Jack just hop aboard. If it had collapsed and sunk, so what? He was going to die anyway. At least this would have given him a chance to live.

Letting Jack die at the end of this movie was the worst business mistake made, in the history of motion pictures. Paramount Pictures is probably still licking their wounds.

If Jack had not died at the end of the movie, there could have been a sequel to Titanic. After all, the movie has a fabulous story line that’s interesting enough for a spin-off. We missed out on a great movie, perhaps, Titanic IILife After Titanic, or Rose and Jack Survivors.

At least a sequel would have been more original. By letting Jack die at the end of Titanic, Paramount Pictures left millions of dollars on the table.

Why killing the sharks in the 4 Jaws movies was wrong

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