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A Year of News That May Be Happy!

The temptation to have drawn Mickey Mouse as the main character in today's 'toon was pretty dang strong, but it would have muddled the message, so here we are.
We'll see Mickey soon, though.


This past weekend I and the Companion Unit took in a movie at an actual theater, filled with actual living, breathing, possibly virus-infected humans. This was the first time since Covid rampaged across this country that we've done this and it's all because we're both Hayao Miyazaki weebs who couldn't wait to watch "The Boy and The Heron" on the silver screen.

Thumbnail review: Magnificent to watch but a bit heavy on the biographical metaphor.

The only "bad" part of the film was that it was the only showing convenient for us that day and it was the <shudder> English dubbed version. I don't care how much care and attention goes into the process, no matter how talented the voice-over talent, English just sounds WRONG coming out a mouth animated in Japan. (This goes for any foreign film. If you can't handle subtitles stay outta the viewing room.)

However, we endured though I personally plan on watching the movie again as soon as a digital copy is available in the original Japanese.

It got me thinking, though. Why, I asked myself, do domestic dubbing studios almost always substitute the original Japanese with voices employing flat, colorless, midwest accents? Couldn't the many characters of this film have just as easily been from the urban sprawl of New Jersey or the swamps of Louisiana or the beaches of West LA? Someday, when AI becomes as easy to use as a microwave oven, it might be as simple as "Okay, computer. Play 'Akira' and give all the voices a Pepe LePew inflection."

But who'd WANT to?


So where's my look back at October 2023? Well, I think it's on Hunter Biden's laptop.

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Lefty News for January 2nd, 2024

Trump seems to have been a frequent flier on Epstein's "Lolita Express".

Voter data expert hired by Trump says 2020 election was not stolen.

Trump in court again over scammy videophone business.

Value of Twitter has fallen 71% since Musk bought it.

Kim Davis must pay $260,000 in legal fees for refusing same-sex marriage license.

If you need a break from the insanity that swirls around us
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The suicide rules.


Google Chow (Eat hearty, little Google-bots!)

Lefty, on phone:
Did you know that the people of this world fight and kill each other over whose imaginary friend is more sacred than the other imaginary friends?
Did you know that the people of this world are ruining their air, land and water due to an over-dependency on fossil fuels?
Did you know that almost a hundred billion animals are slaughtered each year to provide unhealthy amounts of meat to consumers in a process that ravages the enviornment?
Sir, this is the suicide hotline.
Oh, so you know.

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