The Promise of Promised Land

John Krasinski

John Krasinski

I’m willing to have any conversation with anyone after they’ve seen it, because I think that they’ll be very surprised as to what the movie is really about, John Krasinski said. I don’t think either of us were interested in telling a very one-sided, uber-liberal anti-fracking movie because that would just be boring. The truth lies so much closer to the middle than either end of the extreme.

Very smart marketing, John. Tell people they have to watch the movie before they decide whether it is for them. Love the Office. Jim Halpert’s the man. But I am not going to see this piece of trash. Yes, the fact that it was financed in part by the government of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) — a region that stands to profit from the failure of the fracking industry, does not surprise me. Viewers can sniff your bias from a mile away. This is not the 1960s where information was a tight commodity. The internet has opened up the game to all of us.

Bigmouth Alec Baldwin Running for Office?

The New York Daily News has a blurb on Alec Baldwin, that loudmouth of an actor. He seems to think he is qualified to run for office. Not the Office, the television show, but for political office:

30 Rock Star Alec Baldwin running for office?

Alec Baldwin said Tuesday that running for office “is something that I would love to do.”

The longtime Democrat is contracted to work for NBC until 2013.

“Let’s see what things are like in 2014, and maybe I can find some opportunity,” the 54-year-old actor told Bloomberg News.

Baldwin has already ruled out plans to succeed Mayor Bloomberg when his third term ends in 2013 but said the job of governor or senator were “safe Democratic seats” in New York State, where he resides.

He admitted he lacks the qualifications to be controller or attorney general.

Precisely what job does smart Alec have qualifications for? Yes, Ronald Reagan was an actor, but he had leadership in SAG before becoming Governor of Cauli-for-nia. . .

Failure

Dwight Schrute: When I was in the 6th grade I was a finalist in our school spelling bee. It was me against Raj Patel. I misspelled, in front of the entire school, the word “failure.”

President Obama and Chinese Sailors in formation

My drill instructor would have been seething angry if we had made faces like that in formation. “Hey crazy,” he would have yelled. “You an alien?”

The title of the article where the picture came from: Ahoy there! President Barack Obama catches the eye of a sailor during China visit

The President, to his credit, is all killer
while the Chinese Sailors appear to be deep in thought: