Saturday, August 11, 2018

Saturday Evening Post for August 11th, 2018: Not An Alt-Fright Night On a High-Summer Weekend

**This entry was posted August 11th, 2018.**

Shrubbery and (hydrangea?) flowers, 2000 block 15th St NW, Washington, D.C., 1:58 p.m. August 10, 2018.


Saturday night.

I'm home doing my usual Saturday night routine: blogging, making dinner, and watching the MeTV lineup.

The episode of Wonder Woman was "The Bermuda Triangle Crisis" (remember that the Bermuda Triangle was a big "thing" back in the 1970s).

The Svengoolie-hosted monster movie was The Wolf Man from 1941 -- a film that helped to typecast Lon Chaney Jr.

After two 30-min episodes of Batman, the Star Trek: TOS episode at 11 p.m. is "The Mark of Gideon." Thereafter, the Battlestar Galactica episode at 12 a.m. is the second part of "Lost Planet Of The Gods."

Kolchak: The Night Stalker episode at 1 a.m. is "Mr. R.I.N.G."

Thereafter, it's Lost in Space at 2 a.m. ("All That Glitters"), Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea at 3 a.m. ("The Secret of the Loch"), and Land of the Giants at 4 a.m. ("Collector's Item").

I should mention that there was distressing news about Star Trek: TOS, namely, Nichelle Nichols ("Lt. Uhura"), now 85, has been diagnosed with dementia.

Oh, and I have to note this item:

Tonight's Battlestar Galactica episode features the death of Jane Seymour's character, Serina, after being mortally wounded in a Cylon ambush on Kobol -- the ancient Egypt-like home world of the human race and its 12+1 Tribes in the Battlestar cosmology.

It is an absolute tear-jerker of a scene with Seymour plus Richard Hatch (Captain Apollo), a young Noah Hathaway (Boxey), and Lorne Greene (Commander Adama).


Earlier, I went to the gym and had a good, multi-part workout.

Sun through a hazy high overcast and fringed lower clouds, Washington, D.C., 3:51 p.m. August 11, 2018.


The weather today was partly cloudy, high summer hot -- highs around 92F -- and humid with scattered thunderstorms. Actually, most of the t-storm activity was on the Delmarva and in the Shenandoah with very little around the D.C. or Baltimore areas. We'll try again tomorrow.

This building now houses the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), one of the foundation-funded rightwing thinktanks that metastasized from the 1970s to the 1990s.


As for tomorrow (Sunday), I'm meeting a friend from the gym -- Aydin -- and we are going to walk to Georgetown to go to Martin's Tavern (at the bar) for a late lunch and perhaps Sovereign thereafter.

Speaking of tomorrow, given that those alt-right Nazis are planning a protest of some sort in Lafayette Park -- it being the one-year anniversary of the Charlottesville disaster -- and a whole lotta counter-protestors are gathering and there will be a huge militarized police presence, I'm sedulously avoiding the area around the White House.

Evening sky seen from the outdoor area of Trade, 7:57 p.m. July 29, 2018.


Trump of course he's out-of-town this weekend -- I think he's at his New Jersey estate -- but he's eager to have another one of his (to quote Bill Maher) "hillbilly Nuremberg rallies" with the kooks, crazies, racists, and assorted lunatics that are his "base."

As for Bill Maher, I really have to post this YouTube clip of his most recent Real Time episode in which he discusses the latest bit of rightwing GOP insanity -- this whole "Q-Anon" bullshit. "Q" is supposedly some high-level figure in the U.S. Government's "deep state" that is explaining to the internet mobs about the vast, dark conspiracy (frequently centered on pedophilia) that supposedly runs the world.

New Rule: When Scary Met Rally

And here is an interview with Lawrence O'Donnell that includes how the Trump presidency may end …

Basically, O'Donnell postulates that Trump, should he lose and refuses to give up power, gets physically removed from the White House by the Secret Service on January 20, 2021


Summer evening on the National Mall, Washington, D.C., August 1, 2018.


OK, I need to post this entry before midnight, so I'm going to end it. OK, that's all for now. My next planned entry will be late Monday or Tuesday. Jukebox Saturday Night edition to follow momentarily.


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