A lonely man with a head like a bag of money searches for human connection – Moneybag Head…

Date: March 11, 2021

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“Dennis is a lonely man, living by himself, and his only regular contact is with his overbearing mother. Dennis also has a head that looks like a bag of money, which makes him feel shy and inhibited, and also makes him the butt of many jokes.

But then Dennis goes on a date with a magazine cartoonist named Catherine, and the pair make a romantic connection. But when he finds himself the subject of a joke on a national scale, he starts to question if he’ll ever find someone to connect with at all.

Written and directed by Patrick O’Brien, this quirky romantic short has an absurdist premise, with the main character with a literal bag of money for a head, and the film finds humor in how people — including a homeless man, played by punk legend Henry Rollins — react to Dennis’s difference. But with its blend of melancholy, yearning and vulnerability, it’s also a deeply romantic film that will resonate with anyone who has felt despondent or anxious in their search for someone to love and accept them as they are.

The storytelling takes a low-key approach to its absurdist premise, incorporating it matter-of-factly into its dim, muted naturalistic cinematography. The approach and tone are not unlike the work of early Spike Jonze, which also incorporates bizarre twists on reality in ways that invite comment on societal norms and conventions. Dennis’s head allows the narrative to examine, with sometimes mordant humor and imagination, how we treat differently-abled and differently-bodied people, and how the world at large often comments on them as if they were objects of fascination and not people.

Dennis himself has a very everyman quality that feels very relatable, especially in his loneliness and desire for connection. Actor Chris Grace gives an excellent, sympathetic performance, and his ease and fluency with voice, gestures and body language more than makes up for the lack of conventional facial expressions from having his face covered as a performer. The scene when Dennis and Catherine make a connection is sweetly touching, which makes its disastrous denouement all the more understandably heartbreaking — and even dangerous — for Dennis.

But happily for Dennis and viewers invested in his story, “Moneybag Head” ends on a heartwarming note that feels genuinely earned, especially after all that Dennis has been through. Yet the sweet ending avoids feeling too saccharine because the story never shies away from how indifferent or even cruel the world can be to those who don’t quite fit in, and how debilitating it is to be judged quickly without any room for complexity. In such a context, it celebrates connection as the minor miracle that it is.

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Judge DENIES QAnon Shaman’s DESPERATE Appeal…

Date: March 11, 2021

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“Defendant’s perception of his actions on January 6th as peaceful, benign, and well-intentioned shows a detachment from reality,” Lamberth wrote, citing the 60 Minutes interview. “If the defendant does not understand the severity of the allegations against him, the Court finds no reason to believe he would not commit the same or similar actions again.”

Citation:
https://www.rawstory.com/qanon-shaman-jacob-chansley-2650979956

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Democratic Socialists TAKEOVER Nevada Dems As Consultants Flee…

Date: March 11, 2021

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“NOT LONG AFTER Judith Whitmer won her election on Saturday to become chair of the Nevada Democratic Party, she got an email from the party’s executive director, Alana Mounce. The message from Mounce began with a note of congratulations, before getting to her main point.

She was quitting. So was every other employee. And so were all the consultants. And the staff would be taking severance checks with them, thank you very much.

Citation:
https://theintercept.com/2021/03/08/nevada-democratic-party-dsa

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From TATT to KITT to KARR: The Rise & Fall of Knight Rider…


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Date: March 10, 2021

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“Knight Rider is an American action crime drama television series created and produced by Glen A. Larson. The series originally rand for 90 episodes on NBC from 1982 to 1986.

Knight Rider stars David Hasselhoff as Michael Knight, a high-tech, modern crime fighter assisted by KITT, an advanced, artificially intelligent, self-aware, and nearly indestructible car.

Through the TV movies, spin-offs and sequels Knight Rider and KITT have endured to this day as a beloved icon of 80’s TV.

Knight Rider on NBC.com: https://www.nbc.com/knight-rider-classic​
Knight Rider Legacy: https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/1559491.Knight_Rider_Legacy

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Sub-Blog Archive

MWF Slam-Ba-Lam-Ba-Ding-Dong II – March 10, 2021…

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Date: March 10, 2021

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Match 1: Mick ElGross VS Dave Haven – 82%

Match 2: Ronald Bump & Mike Bent VS Nigel O & Tom O – 78%

Special Match: 6 Man Scramble [First Pin/Submission Wins]

Match 3: ONION VS Bliss Ransom VS Ganymede VS feinmann VS Dylan Sprout VS Cole Sprout – 100%

Match 4: Boxie Hathaway VS JSM – 85%

Main Event:

Match 5: Mason GoreCheese VS Steve Diamond – 78%

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:
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Win: Dave Haven Loss: Mick ElGross
Win: Nigel O & Tom O Loss: Ronald Bump & Mike Bent
Special Match: 6 Man Scramble Cole Sprout Wins! – Pining his own brother!…DRAMA!
Win: JSM Loss: Boxie Hathaway – No Injury
Main Event Match: Steve Diamond Defeats Mason GoreCheese
SHOW NOTES:

Show Referee: Midnight Bandit

Location: Snake Marsh

Early on, Reisman and Poo-In-Head take to the ring, announcing that the main event match will also be a banishment match…Whomever loses is banished from the MWF!…The two of them cackle and congratulate themselves for plotting to rid the MWF of Steve Diamond!

Moon Walker performed his mega hit “Driller” in the mid show.

In a later interview, Moon Walker expressed, teary eyed, how crushed he was at what Tom O wrote about him revised book about him…

…”Just remember!…Tilly Green may not be my lover…But I know how to BEAT IT!” [followed by a few eccentric gasps, and a musical “He, Ho Hooo!”]…pausing to glare into the camera, before making a dramatic exit with his chimp. Whatever shall we make of this?!!

SHOW RATING:

BEST RANKED MATCH: ONION VS Bliss Ransom VS Ganymede VS feinmann VS Dylan Sprout VS Cole Sprout – 100%

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