I fear my brain is turning to mush. There was a time when I used to go see artsy, foreign films that required interpretation and encouraged spirited conversation. For example, one movie I saw that stands out in my memory was The Tin Drum, an Oscar-winning film from Germany. Here’s what Rotten Tomatoes thinks of The Tin Drum.

The tin drum

Okay, so maybe not great, and what I mainly remember it for was that there were little people in the movie. I’m not sure if they were midgets or dwarfs, but they were definitely little. And I loved Das Boot, another German film that was simply fabulous.

das boot

But neither film makes my list of movies I would take to a remote, deserted island. I always think that’s such a dumb concept since there is no power to run a DVD player on a remote , deserted island. But when I play along, I find more and more ‘dumb’ movies peppering my list of ‘must have on island’ films.

For example …

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My Dead Fantasy

The dream is over. When I last blogged about my family league’s Blue Wavers 40 fantasy football team, it had pulled itself out of last place and was stacking wins on the way to the playoffs. Go Blue Wavers 40!

blue wave

Except, the Blue Wavers 40 didn’t make it. Four straight wins to end the season was not enough to snag the last playoff spot, snatched by a nephew (no longer a favorite) on a tie-breaker. And to think I did a reading at his wedding. After ripping the final playoff spot away from me and stomping my heart into a red gelatinous puddle, he better not ask me to do a reading at his divorce.

But I do get to play on. That means it is time for a team name change to the …

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Watch Your P’s & Q’s

But especially those Q’s! The QAnon people (known as Q’s) are a subset of Trump supporters. They get their inside info from an anonymous source they call Q. Q tells them that the Deep State is actively working to subvert Trump, but Trump will triumph on … get ready for this … December 5th. Ta-da! Oh wait, it’s already December 6th. This is the point in the show where the magician can’t seem to find the rabbit that was supposed to get pulled from his hat.




Yep, the Q followers should be em-bear-assed for all the ‘lion’ that Q does.


It’s a shame that all their memes will go to waste. Like this mysterious, scary one …

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Conservation 101

I’m concerned that I’m not doing enough to protect the natural resources on our planet. Sure, I try and do what I can. I don’t eat meat since beef ranching wastes natural resources. I have read that producing 1 kg of beef requires 5,000 to 20,000 liters of water. Because of the metric references, I have no idea what that actually means. I try not to drink water from plastic bottles. I always pour the water from the plastic bottle into a glass before I drink it. I try and eat a lot of cheese so I don’t poop as frequently. You can see I’m trying to do my part, but is it enough?

I decided to take it to the next level. Did you know that washing dishes by hand can use up to 9 times more water than using a dishwasher? But even dishwashers can waste water. So I fired Manuel, our dishwasher for the past 6 years. Then I decided to explore a revolutionary new way to conserve natural resources while eating meals. It all starts with this …

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