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Saturday, February 24, 2018

Thawed in the Future. But Only if You’ve got a Y Chromosome

Man out of time is one of our classic American tropes.  Whether you’re Rip Van Winkle or Encino Man, you’re still a guy who’s gotta learn the ways of the new world; then use a bunch of hands-on know-how from the past to fix everything we’ll screwed up in the future.  Buck Rogers, Austin Powers, even Taylor from Planet of the Apes.

The stakes are a bit different than traveling to the past, because that’s inherently more selfish.  No judgement. But action I accomplished in the past would  ultimately be to cover my own big ass in the present. It’s all quite confusing.  However, going to the future seems to always prove to be magnanimous and beneficial.

The thing that stands out most of all about jumping to the future is that there aren’t a lot of ladies using the old Einstein-Rosen Bridge or getting flash frozen for future generations to discover.  In fact, Maya Rudolph’s “Rita” from Idiocracy is the only one we can think of, and she was essentially a sidekick for the purpose of breeding. Yikes!!!  So take this as a challenge, one dorky lady who reads this! Get cracking on some forward time travel.  C’mon? Stallone made it work in Demolition Man, maybe Sandra Bullock can reprise her role and stop him from continuing to make sequels of his own popular franchises.  The people neither need, nor want, a Stop! Or my Mom will Shoot! trilogy, Ms. Bullock. Although Nighthawks 2 would be bad ass, Sandy, if you could convince Billy Dee Williams to be in it!!



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Gentleman Jim

  • MONDAY – Movies. Their glory and their hilarious tragedy.  

  • TUESDAY – Television.  Our favorite drug; constant and comforting, but often packaged with regret.  

  • WEDNESDAY – Wildcards! Probably a piece of weird fiction in which Spider-Man has to talk down Laura Ingles from making a bad decision.  

  • THURSDAY – Thesis-level Dorkdom. Jargon, geek terms and weird insight explained for the rest of us.  

  • FRIDAY – Fantasy, Sci-fi, and comics.  Like living in your parents’ basement only without the inherent desperation. Well…