Donald Trump in Ghosts Can’t Do It



To be fair, I’m not sure the creepiness is primarily Trump’s fault. He was working with John Derek’s screenplay and direction, and it is not unreasonable to argue that Derek was the worst writer/director in history among those who made three or more films in those capacities. He made Ed Wood look like a combination of James Cameron and Scorsese. Trump had to deliver and react to absolutely preposterous dialogue, all while the cameraman was filming everyone in turn with too-close close-ups.

In these circumstances, Daniel Day-Lewis and Tom Hanks would have seemed creepy.

But not AS creepy.

On the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month, the guns fell silent.

The Imperial War Museum has released a recording of the moment the war ended, patched together using recordings from their collections. The artillery activity it illustrates was recorded on the American front near the River Moselle, one minute before and one minute after the war ended.

NFL round-up, week 10

The only real news this week is that the Pats lost. They have been as good as usual in Foxboro, but are 2-3 on the road.

Well, I guess this is news: the friggin’ Bills scored 41 on the road. In the previous six weeks they scored 0-13-13-5-6-9. If only they could play the Jets every week.

The Eagles’ woes continue. The defending champs lost at home, dropping them to 4-5, so all is not sunny in Philadelphia. Fortunately for them, their division has no real runaway power team, so they are still contending for a playoff spot.

There’s a lot of scoring this year. The Steelers scored 52; the Saints reached 51. At age 39, when quarterbacks used to be well into their new careers in beer commercials, Drew Brees is turning in epic performances week after week. With only a single interception all year, he has completed nearly 80% of his passes, well on pace to crush the record of 72%, which he just set last year. Kenny Anderson set the completion percentage record in 1982 at 70.6%, and held that record for 27 years. Things have changed. Brees alone has broken it four times recently, and at this point in the 2018 season, five different guys are on pace to top Anderson’s old record.

Oh, yeah, I almost forgot …

The Cleveland Browns kicked ass. They have a winning record at home this year (3-2-1)!