Raw Recovery Movies: Pleasantville


With the recent apparent destruction of To Kill a Mockingbird as the Iconic Novel and Iconoclast Film, by the publication of the early version of the story To Set a Watchman; I propose the more recent and more complex and pointed Pleasantville replace it.

As I understand it, the plot of To Set a Watchman is the adult woman dealing with her Father being a man of his time and not the man of the law she remembers from childhood.

The publisher, seeing the bigger picture, got Harper Lee to re-write that story with the adult understanding through the childhood focus and take it out from the racism to include more of the PTSD soldiers, another emerging social issue that had yet to be named. Framing for the widest audience… ish….. mostly to people who already got it. preaching to the choir or converted.

How better to frame the needless waste of people and prevention of them from being members of society because of how they look rather than how the individual acts.

A little bit of as we do to others, we do to ourselves – is too deep a sting – so the literary device is the old eyes of a child – to make it softer and poignantly pointed

Long Walk Home Corinna Corinna

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Don Knotts, the Forever Comedy Foil Goofball Sidekick – the era of Mom’s Breakfasts sending the family off for the day until “I’m Home Honey” and dinner is served.

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The Repairman transports the young charlie male boy and his tarty alpha sister back to the land of the biggest ever make believe: the 1950s sitcom family, in a town of pleasantville, America USA.

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Thoroughly Modern Sister Mean Girls Up the School and the Boys Basketball Team looses their game of sport because there is a whole new and more interesting sports game in town.

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Geeky Little Brother is still an Outsider, even though, he’s the only one with the inside track of what was supposed to be, vs what became….

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Asking questions and seeking answers, it’s more than knowing and more than doing…

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It’s about seeing what is authentic and not artifice … art faced


Being willing to be different and think beyond the group think, but also see the vulnerability…personification and the end of illusion of role to the person

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What is yours to look at but not touch or interfere with…inference with..control by shunning and control by violence..that generational gap the gape the gap in the generations.. insiders and outsiders and who belongs and who doesn’t and what is permissible anyway?

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“Thank God we’re in a bowling alley” seriously my fave movie villain quote


It’s a way of seeing, not just being…a world of possibility…of not just greyscale shades but colour, the needless limits we place upon ourselves of being only what we can be instead of what we want or need to be: free

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Of course, one does build upon the other: the courthouse town hall scenery chewing ending


Writer Craft: Getting Pointed Points Across

Mayberry Family Values

no one wants to hear they belong to an asshole group and are in fact an asshole

so the best way to do that is velvet glove and iron fist

break it from the inside

they don’t see the outside impact and won’t be moved by that

divide and conquer and separate from the herd and individuals can be civilized

in fact, divide and pull them in every direction that they might find relatable

a nudge any direction, is overcoming apathy and inertia

THE STEVE ALLEN SHOW -- Aired July 1, 1956 -- Episode 2 -- Pictured: (l-r) Andy Griffith, Imogene Coca, and Elvis Presley perform a parody of Country & Western television shows -- Photo by: NBCU Photo Bank

THE STEVE ALLEN SHOW — Aired July 1, 1956 — Episode 2 — Pictured: (l-r) Andy Griffith, Imogene Coca, and Elvis Presley perform a parody of Country & Western television shows — Photo by: NBCU Photo Bank


Plato’s cave and the modern tv to the internet access thin client gadgets.

major meta…meta media

is there a message or just tone?



yes, and the complete lack of any other demographic really does, I think. drive home how delusional some people can be.

eugenics is not science, it’s religious racism tarted up in sciencey sounding language..ditto “creationism” and young earth nonesense. not science no matter how you make the words and phrases sound like it. its just sounds

The Horrifying American Roots of Nazi Eugenics – History …


Eugenics was the racist pseudoscience determined to wipe away all human beings deemed “unfit,” preserving only those who conformed to a Nordic stereotype.

Misperceptions: To Kill A Mockingbird

I spent part of my childhood summers at my maternal Grandparents back in the 1970s and in Chilliwack British Columbia Canada. I came across To Kill a Mockingbird and I read it, vaguely knowing it was a High School Book. … Continue reading

Modern Englishes: Greeks are triggery and grammar is racist

greek literture now must come with a warning that slavery and opression are in the stories http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/05/14/columbia-students-claim-greek-mythology-needs-a-trigger-warning/ (really shows how they remain effective all these centuries, eh? correcting the grammar of people in diff demographics than you is now deemed … Continue reading

Memo to White Guys:

Affirmative Action is what was done to COMPENSATE for systemic prejudge. So most people are able to work and play well with others who are different. Even many white men. So there just seems to be a few of you; … Continue reading

Dear Fat White Guys Who All Look and Sound Alike:

Re: Optics are not just for lens – look in the fu-ucking mirror Fox News The FB Page Governor Chris Christie said in an interview things will ‘not be pleasant’ for states that have legalized marijuana if he is elected … Continue reading

CensorshipWatch: Yet Another Angry White Man Projects his Rape Fantasy

“Action Bronson glorifies gang-raping and murdering women. It is an insult to the people of Toronto.”    or you know, everyone everywhere.. it’s not like this makes men look good. Dear nice guys: wondering why you can’t get a date? Action … Continue reading

Let Conservatives Twist in the Wind – say Grumpy Old White Men

grumpy old white men telling people to not vote conservative Harry Smith slams Stephen Harper at Progress Summit 2015  honestly – can I hear american jaws dropping. Veterans plea for military to join protest of Harper government A group of … Continue reading

Canada’s new Meme Sensation: Lying Piece of Shit Man

on one hand, it’s media and the other, it’s a geezer who won’t live to deal with the problems that his generation and conservatives who put profits and prophets before people. See related Let Conservatives Twist in the Wind – … Continue reading

Only the Shittiest Pretend Systemic and Ethnic Oppression Doesn’t Exist

“It’s obviously a crime of hate. Again, we don’t know the rationale, but what other rationale could there be?” Santorum pretends he doesn’t know racism exists in order to twist christian on christian violence? … Continue reading

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