Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The LuLac Edition #2278, November 27th, 2012

John Cryer, last man standing. 


Things are kind of light politically so let’s talk about religion. Specifically religion and TV. That show that starred Charlie Sheen, “Two And A Half Men” now is having trouble with another one of its co stars. This time Angus T. Jones, who played the “half” in two and a half is imploring people to stop watching the show because of its unmitigated filth. Jones who is now a Christian was on the show since he was ten. But now he’s found God and is asking people to abstain from watching the program. To me, the show has always been mildly amusing. If I had a kid, I’d be hard pressed to let the child watch if he or she was under 12. The producers aeren’t sure they want to ask Jones back and he won’t be back on the two remaining episodes of this year. It seems the only original member of the trio, John Cryer who is this cenmtury’s comedic Tony Randall “everyman” just might be the last man standing, Since they moved the show to Thursday, I really just listen to it while I’m at the E Mail machine. But I do have a question to Mr. Jones, if you were doing this since the age of ten, and were paid $350,000 an episode, are you going to give the money back now that you are so disgusted?


See it. It is certainly timely if you see how Lincoln was not afraid to compromise and get himself down and dirty in the trenches. Daniel Day Lewis was great but Sally Field, Tommy Jones and James Spader were exceptional. Look for a former female member of the original “Law and Order” series in two short but interesting scenes with Tommy lee Jones.
Baseball union head Marvin Miller and players in a 1977 meeting with the Red Sox and Phillies. (New York Times photo). 


He was a small in statue, huge in intellect labor lawyer who changed the course of baseball and modern sports. Marvin Miller died today at the age of 95. Miller was the Attorney who fought the reserve clause in baseball. The reserve clause bound players to their teams for as long as the owners wanted them, leaving them with little bargaining power. Come contract time, a player could expect an ultimatum but not much more. The minimum salary was $6,000. Miller was hired by the players in 1966 and by the time he retired in the early 80s, baseball players were free agents, had higher salaries and benefits and became nearly coequals with many of their owners. Miller has been eligible for the Hall of Fame but has been repeatedly denied. His union activities had a lot to do with that. His death, due to liver cancer was announced by the Major League Players Association.


At 7:59 AM, Anonymous Professor Milburn Cleaver, OPA said...

Mr. Yonki,

Young man, please---I cannot emphasize this point enough---please do not waste the classroom’s time discussing lost causes such as the young actor Mr. Jones. The only difference between this ingrate and 80% of this class is that he has managed to earn a salary for playing the waste of space which he is. I have no use for commercial television; my tastes run more toward theater. I did, however, catch an episode of this Two and a Half Men tripe on one occasion and nearly vomited. Ironically, I actually met the programs star Mr. Sheen when he came to town for the funeral of a dear friend. Seeing this degenerate enter the church, I held onto the pew in fear that the presence of such a man would bring down the lights and rafters. From what I hear, his father was a good friend of my late friend and asked young Mr. Sheen to represent him at the funeral. What an awful program. Remember, a good moral foundation will ensure a nation’s survival. A brittle one will ensure its eventual decline and fall (look up ROME).

As for the Lincoln film, I too have heard wonderful reviews. Yet again, I will not go to a movie theater to see it. For one thing, I prefer to “read” about and “research” Lincoln’s exemplary life. I have no objection to a film portrayal (and there have been many dating back to Henry Fonda back in the thirties), but to sit amongst morons with their lit cell phones in a dingy movie house whilst listening to their dumb questions or assertions of Lincoln would be sheer torture. I experienced this last when I viewed the film Thirteen Days (a very accurate dramatic portrayal of the Cuban Missile Crisis). In the end, films with historic subjects, though they can be informative are many times geared to entertain. I suggest before you view a docudrama that you read up on the subject first.

As for books on Lincoln there are many. I suggest Carl Sandburg’s volumes and Benjamin Thomas’s “Abraham Lincoln” along with Michael Burlingame’s “The Inner World Lincoln” which explores the tumultuous private life of the 16the President. Again, I do not decry the current film, I just will wait for the video release in order that I can view it in private peace.

I have some important meetings this morning, as well as a luncheon date so I need to cut the presentation short. You may applaud.

Class Dismissed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

At 1:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yo Prof,

President elect Romney will be lunching with the real President at the White House this week. Thats as close as he will ever get.
He is available to dine at your club, as he has no other commitments and noboby from the GOP wants to hang out with him, where the Chef will be serving one of your favorites, Crow!

At 5:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice comments from Agnus, considering between what he has made and what he will continue to make from reruns, he is financially set for life.

At 8:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Angus is a typical 19 year old in the new millennium.

I find it hard you missed this obvious truth.

Guess this blog is written and read by single men who haven't met a 19 year old since they were that age.

At 10:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will we be subjected to a daily dose of the faux professor? I'd rather a dose of VD. Please old man with time on your hands dont favor us everyday after promising to go away! Go Away!


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