NOT-SO-GOLDEN GLOBES

Apparently Meryl Streep, Jimmy Fallon, and others used the stage at last night’s Golden Globes awards presentation to remind us of their political beliefs.  As though we needed reminding.  Not that one keeps a formal list, but nowadays when I grit my teeth and tackle the menu at Netflix to seek a movie worth blowing a beer and a couple of spare hours on, I employ a trolling technique that has been refined to where there are two categories where I automatically skip whatever the movie might be, no matter how many stars it has been given:  (i) anything in which I recognize none of the featured actors, as that is a dead-giveaway that the movie has been made-to-order by Netflix, meaning it is complete trash starring terrible actors and produced, directed, and written by incompetents, seemingly inspired by some kind of polling data supposed to indicate the kind of junk the stupid masses, even the deplorables, would buy; and (ii) anything starring Meryl Streep, Ben Affleck, Samuel L. Jackson, or any others among the dozens of uber-lefties who have gone out of their way to proclaim their political views and to find roles that allow them to flaunt those views.  Dare one hope that we are nearing a tipping point where the entertainment world, including the sports world, will start to realize how much money this gratuitous politicization is costing them?

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