Absurdity

Newsom and Magic’s game-day hypocrisy more proof mask hell must end for kids

radio host Ari Hoffman tweeted, posting a picture of California Gov. Gavin Newsom, maskless with Magic Johnson Sunday at the Los Angeles Rams’ home playoff game. Newsom, of course, is no stranger to COVID hypocrisy — remember his trip to the French Laundry? — but, like so many politicians, is seemingly without shame. So we […]

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‘WarHunt’ Review: Witchcraft Threatens U.S. Soldiers Behind Enemy Lines in This War-Horror Mash-Up

During his 1980s and ’90s heyday as a frightfully prolific star of blood-and-thunder direct-to-video fare, Wings Hauser once aptly described his target audience as “the microwave-burrito guys at 2 a.m. with a beer in their hands” — and, presumably, a VCR remote switch nearby. Nowadays, that audience can digitally stream their B-movies of choice. But […]

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MyFrenchFilmFestival Short ‘Horacio’: an Animated Portrait of a Naive Killer

Caroline Cherrier’s short “Horacio” has earned nominations at Clermont-Ferrand, Palm Springs and Annecy over the past year. Now, “Horacio” rounds out its festival run at the Unifrance Rendez-Vous’ upcoming 12th MyFrenchFilmFestival. It is Cherrier’s first pro work after several shorts made as a student at leading European animation school Gobelins. “Horacio” delivers a portrait of […]

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Trump spokesperson suing Jan. 6 panel over banking records subpoena

Politico reported. But Budowich argues in the suit, filed Friday in United States District Court for the District of Columbia, that he’s been cooperating with the committee, and that he has been denied due process after not receiving a copy of the J.P. Morgan Chase subpoena, or enough time to look over it, according to […]

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‘Bye Bye Morons’ Review (‘Adieu les cons’): César Winner Pales in Comparison to Its Influences

A suicidal IT specialist and a blind archivist help a dying woman find the child she gave up for adoption in French director Albert Dupontel’s “Adieu les cons,” rechristened “Bye Bye Morons” in the U.S. (though “So Long, Suckers!” would’ve probably be a better translation). If you’re wondering how the iconoclastic Dupontel would incorporate such […]

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A man who was kicked off a United Airlines flight for wearing a red thong on his face instead of a face mask and compared himself to civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks

Adam Jenne, 38, was seen in videos wearing a red thong on his face in place of a regular face covering. United Airlines removed Jenne from his flight, citing non-compliance with the federal mask mandate.Screengrab/Twitter A man was removed from a United Airlines flight for trying to pass underwear off as a face mask. Adam […]

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No Nigerian leader has tackled insecurity better than Buhari – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said without the decisive actions taken by President Muhammadu Buhari to tackle insecurity, terrorists would have succeeded in turning Nigeria into an Islamic State. He, however, admitted that banditry and kidnapping posed serious challenge to the country at the moment. The minister, who stated these […]

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US House of Reps approves bill to widen marijuana research

The US House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday that would broaden researchers’ ability to study marijuana and its effects, a move hailed by cannabis advocates. The bill, passed in a bipartisan voice vote, allows authorized researchers access to parts of cannabis plants grown under state programs. The use of marijuana for medical purposes is […]

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