Crackle movie rudely interrupted by ad overdose.


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Crackle tortures audience, Robin WilliamsIt’s been a long time since I’ve watched anything on Crackle via my ROKU device. Last night’s experience reminded me how nauseating “free” movie channels like Crackle can be.

I decided to watch Robin Williams in Man of the Year. I picked that movie by mistake — I thought it was the movie he did with Bobcat Goldthwait. That movie is called World’s Greatest Dad. That’s supposed to be a good movie. This one, the one I watched on Crackle, sucked.

Man of the Yearis about a comedian (Williams) who runs for president and wins — thanks to a corrupt computer that counts everyone’s vote as a vote for Williams. The only person, besides the audience, who knows this is Laura Linney.

As the intro credits rolled I realized my mistake, but thought – heck, it’s got Robin Williams — how bad could it be?

Truth is, it could be very very bad. And it got very bad very very quickly. Robin was just fine and I’ve always enjoyed Laura Linney. But the demented writer and director of this movie played a long, tedious game of catch with the truth about Williams’ character. We, the audience, had long figured it out, but the director found one lame excuse after another to interrupt the moment when Linney owned up to Williams about the fraudulent election. One plot coincidence I can take; five or six sadistic plot coincidences and I am ready to turn myself in to the Brunswick police as a menace to myself and my cranky old neighbors (none of whom, including the director of this movie, deserve to live).

Did I get through it? I’m here writing this, aren’t I? My strategy was to use the mute button during the zillion commercials to avoid hearing the same eczema (I’m fine!) commercials over and over and over again. (What happened to a good, old-fashioned flaying? Just remove the bitches skin and she’ll be really fine. . .and dead!)

If you want to watch Man of the Year, please do. But be kind to yourself and watch it on some other cable channel besides Crackle. I don’t want to read about any other angry maniacs roaming the streets, skinning old people alive. That’s my job.


Baby Love, the Supremes


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Baby love, my baby love, I need you oh how I need you

But all you do is treat me bad
Break my heart and leave me sad
Tell me what did I do wrong to make you stay away so long
‘Cause baby love, my baby love, been missing ya, miss kissing ya
Instead of breaking up
Let’s start some kissing and making up
Don’t throw our love away
In my arms why don’t you stay?

Need ya, need ya, baby love, my baby love

Baby love, my baby love, why must we separate my love?
All of my whole life through
I never love no one but you
Why you do me like you do, I guess it’s me
Ooh, need to hold you once again my love, feel your warm embrace my love
Don’t throw our love away, please don’t do me this way
Not happy like I used to be, loneliness has got the best of me my love

My baby love, I need ya oh how I need ya
Why you do me like you do
After I’ve been true to you
So deep in love with you
Baby, baby ooh
‘Til it hurt me, ’til it hurt me
Ooh baby love
Don’t throw our love away
Don’t throw our love away

Songwriters: Brian Holland / Edward Holland / Lamont Dozier
Baby Love lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Hi Anthony

Well Baby Love How are you? I’m livin but only to see you. I heard that you don’t want to use “live” anymore well I’ll say it “straight.” I love you Anthony I really do lover and I always will.

Well I’m going to come up Wednesday from about 12:00 or 1:00 to around 4:30 – 5:00. Man what a tuff time we’re going to have (I hope)! But we will if I know you Anthony.

I told Berna at times Sat we didn’t have anything to talk about and she said “Anthony! Anthony didn’t have anything to say! Are you kidding! That isn’t the Anthony that I know!” Oh well we had fun anyway didn’t we.

Thanks for the note Babe it was cute! Well I better be going. Oh I told my neighbor off last night. He kept calling Bernie, Bertha, and I got mad and pushed him down this rock pile in back of our house and then I slapped him across the face! (He won’t bother me anymore thank God)

Well I better go my mother is calling me!

Bye Baby Love
Love ‘n Stuff

PS I love You

Dear Anthony

Hi!!! Well I was just fooling around Sunday but I was in a bad mood cause Me & Madeline had a fight with our parents. We were gonna see 2 On A Guillotine but it wasn’t playing anymore at the Palace. 

Anthony I’m glad you wrote that note to me. Cause I mean the same thing I really love you and always will Because you’re the only one that I love. You just better remember that and never forget it. 

I’m sorry about the paper but I ran out of notebook paper this morning. 

Bernadette and I had a fight today and man she got me so mad. She got off on the bus and then she started I didn’t like the cracks you made yesterday on the phone and all this. I walked away. Man it got me mad. 

I think that Berna is the best friend that any girl could have but sometimes we both!!! go haywire and blow a fuse. I hope that we make up today. 

I saw Gail today in the library and she said Hi!!! If she says anything that I wasn’t wearing your I.D. is because in my study on Mon and Fri one of the teachers is a member of the band at the Quartet Club and if he sees an I.D. on my left rist he might tell my mother so don’t worry that is the only time that I take it off. 

I have to do an English report due Friday I probably will forget about it and hand it in late that’s me! But better late than never Right!

I hope to get up tomorrow cause then I can stay till 5:00 cause my mom doesn’t work on Tues. 

Well I’ll see ya then I hope

Love Forever & Always

Dear Anthony,

Hi Baby Love!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I’m glad that things are alright now. Because I was so hurt yesterday that I was sick.

You’re note was sweet and I do want you to write me cause I love to hear from you. Your mood was alright Saturday it’s just that I couldn’t do much cause I didn’t want JoAnn to feel anymore hurt than she was. Alright! I love making out with you it was just because of Jo.

I want you to know that I love you Anthony and I never never want to break up with you. When I read your note I was so happy I could have kissed you right then (but you weren’t there)

Well sweets I better be going I’ll see you Friday I hope.

Love ‘n Kisses


Bitter old hags.


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Resource Residential puts tenant well-being at risk.Given my own advanced age, I should be kinder about this. But I am surrounded by bitter old hags — aged women in their 60s and 70s with nothing to live for. They have no children, no other family, no friends. It would be one thing if they could swallow their disparate bile, but they insist on polluting everyone else with their anger and resentments.

Yes, I have heard one particular woman rant about everything from squirrels and crows, to her landlady and neighbors. I do what I can to avoid her, to resist being sucked into her maelstrom of spleen and venom.

Some years ago I ran into an article online which asked, “Why do old men complain so much?” It seemed to me a good question at the time. Now, with the benefit of hindsight, I would ask, “Why do old people — men and women — complain so much?”

Technically, I guess my complaining about the complaining old women is itself a complaint. Mea culpa.

The truth is I don’t know what to do with this frustration and feeling of being beaten down by the negativity around me. At least by writing about it here, I can release some of these feelings. No one is being singled out to listen to my complaint. I will assume you made it here by accident and decided to read on. Please know: I meant you no harm.