"Weekend box office" went up an hour ago but it looks like it went up Monday. In it, I noted I started it Monday but was too tired to finish. I finished it this evening but forgot about changing the time on it. So it published as though it went up Monday -- because it's the time stamp from when you create it unless you remember to change it. Oops. Sorry.
I'll use this post to note some other things. Mike's "Jimmy Dore, Ava and C.I., Alan MacLeod" notes TINY HOUSE NATION. I find that show very addictive and was just watching it tonight -- while I was doing my other post. And I turn it on and it's the couple I loathe -- season five, episode five. The old timers who are major whiners. They want a tiny house but they don't. Because they don't know what they're doing. I agree with Mike that someone, ROKU or NETFLIX or HULU, needs to bring the show back.
ROKU's got a new live option, by the way. That's what I was watching TINY NATION LIVE on. Was because SUPERMAN AND LOIS is on THE CW with a new episode right now. The first episode of season two.
Read Betty's "James Poniewozik" and I agree with her, we don't need COVID plotlines in our sitcoms and we won't be thrilled to see them in syndicated shows years from now. Trina's "Diet for a Small Planet" reviews the latest edition of the classic book. Ruth notes that "Dwayne Hickman" has passed. Rebecca's "dan cohen and 'the gay gaston'" continues her noting The Gay Gaston who she ranked as number two on her "sexiest men of 2021." Kat's "Large Marge and other things" notes a favorite movie character of mine. My cousin's "A dumb kid did a dumb thing so let's attack him for it for the rest of his life?" offers some perspective. (And I agree with her and with Ann -- "Adele" -- this is not a punishable offense. Morgan Wallace shouldn't have used the n-word. He did. He was more than punished for it and people need to let it go already.) Elaine covers a lot in "Carly Simon, air fryer, Ava and C.I. take on a dreadful movie, etc" -- with regards to Carly Simon, "Come Back Home" is my favorite song from the SPOILED GIRL album.
And please read Ann's "Deadline, the online magazine that lies" where she rightly calls out DEADLINE for repeating claims as though they were facts. NETFLIX has a long history of lying about their viewership. Ann also notes that CALL ME KAT is back with new episodes (Thursdays on FOX).
Let me also note:
That was a good post and they always note everyone in the community when they post.
"Media: Don't mistake it for a film worthy of praise" deserves noting again. Ava and C.I. did a great job taking on that hideous movie DON'T LOOK UP.
Okay, half-way through SUPERMAN AND LOIS and it's a pretty good episode. I think Lois feels guilty when she sees John's daughter -- that would have been her daughter if she hadn't miscarried.
Going out with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"
A petition to strip former British prime minister Tony Blair of his knighthood due to his role in the Iraq War has gained more than 1 million signatures and the backing of at least one Labour MP.
The petition, posted on Change.org a week ago, accuses Blair of causing “irreparable damage to both the constitution of the United Kingdom and to the very fabric of the nation’s society.”
Blair “was personally responsible for causing the death of countless innocent, civilian lives and servicemen in various conflicts,” the petition claims. “For this alone he should be held accountable for war crimes. Tony Blair is the least deserving person of any public honor, particularly anything awarded by Her Majesty the Queen.”
On January 1, Buckingham Palace announced that Blair had been made a Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, the oldest and most senior British order of chivalry. The knighthood given to Blair, who served as prime minister from 1997 to 2007, was decided by the queen and made without government advice.
In the statement, the embassy highlighted the role and significance of the parliament, calling it an integral and inseparable component of Iraq’s democratic process and its national sovereignty.
Several roadside bomb attacks have targeted convoys carrying logistical equipment belonging to the US military south of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad and in the country’s southern province of Muthanna, amid strong public opposition to the prolonged presence of American occupation forces on Iraqi soil.
Sabereen News, a Telegram news channel associated with Iraqi anti-terror Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) or Hashd al-Sha’abi, reported that an explosion hit trucks belonging to US forces in Baghdad’s southern Hur Rajab area at 7:30 a.m. local time (04:30 GMT) on Tuesday.
There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.
Shortly afterward, a bomb attack targeted a logistics convoy of US forces in the town of Adwaniyah.