Zoe Kravitz is currently top-of-mind because she is featured in Crimes of Grindewald, the new J.K. Rowling movie.

This pic was originally from Flaunt Magazine’s “Elixir” issue, back around 2015.

Ms. Kravitz reminds me of a great line from Stone Cold, a black guy (the son of an old college buddy of mine) who used to write a humor column for the site some twenty years ago. He said you can always tell a white racist, because they still claim that all black men can sing – even after they’ve heard Lenny Kravitz.

Lara Flynn Boyle in a scene from The Road to Wellville (1994)

It’s a movie about corn flakes. Sort of.

Dr. John Kellogg, the inventor of corn flakes and granola, conceived them as health foods in an era when there were insufficient standards about bacteria in fresh food.

A man named C.W. Post was once a patient at John Kellogg’s health retreat in Battle Creek, Michigan. Kellogg was quite open about the process of creating flaked cereals, and Post was impressed with what he saw. He realized the commercial potential of toasted flakes, and developed a major food company based upon Dr. Kellogg’s processes. When Post first marketed Grape-Nuts, he used to include in each box a small brochure he had written based upon John Kellogg’s theories. The name of that brochure was “The Road to Wellville.”

Meanwhile, Will Kellogg was quite upset that his brother had not kept the flaking process a secret, and decided that the Kellogg family should be reaping the benefit of John’s invention. At first the Kellogg brothers worked together to form a company to market toasted flakes, but the brothers came to disagree on product extensions. John wanted to market solely healthful items, while Will saw the commercial potential in adding sugar and using the resulting delicious taste as an additional selling point. Will broke off from the brothers’ original venture to form what was eventually to become Kellogg’s Cereals.

(The brothers feuded. As time went on, John Kellogg, the genius who patented the process of grain flaking, was prohibited from using his last name to market his own cereals because his brother had the sole right to sell “Kellogg’s cereals.”)

I’ve actually gone off the track. Very little of that is in the movie, which centers on Dr. Kellogg’s sanitarium, and is essentially a satire of American life at the turn of the century, symbolized by a Battle Creek full of charlatans of every description, possessing none of Dr. Kellogg’s expertise or good intentions, trying to hustle the wellness tourists. My female roommate, who grew up in the USSR, loved the movie, and said, “It doesn’t seem that America changed much in that past century.”

The film is about 90% fictional. It does include nudity from four different women, so in this case I approve the fictionalization, because Dr. Kellogg’s sanitarium was actually NOT a co-ed facility, and I like to look at naked women.

Examples:

* Claimed that “DNA evidence collected in 2013 proves that Bigfoot does exist”; had a website selling Bigfoot paraphernalia.

* Tried to raise money using bitcoin for time-travel research.

OK, maybe he should not be an Attorney General, or an attorney, or even a salesman for General Tires … but I love this guy! He is the ultimate symbol of truly representative government. Where is someone to speak for the country’s crackpots, for those who have been anally probed inside UFOs, for those who think 9-11 was an inside job, for those who believe the moon landing never happened, for those who think the earth is flat? There are a lot of crackpots in the country, and they have never had anyone in Washington powerful enough to give them a voice.

Their time has come!

The Official CFP Rankings

No real changes, except that a few of the teams in the middle got closer to the top. The top ten did not budge at all.

There are a few minor differences between the official rankings and the computer rankings.

* The computer places Penn State and Washington in the top ten in lieu of LSU and Washington State.

* The computer calculations do not really favor Notre Dame. Despite the 10-0 record posted by the Irish, the computer slots them in the #9 position, behind Penn State, which has three losses.

* The calculations have even less respect for UCF, which is rated 23rd, beneath seven teams with four losses, and barely above Texas Tech, which is 5-5.

By the way, in today’s politically correct culture, it’s good to know there is still one ethnic group we can ridicule publicly.