Tag Archives: Washington – Hollywood for Ugly People

Dangerous Logic

Every police force in the world has a hostage-negotiator on call, to discuss the stunningly obvious with the none-too-bright. Threatening to kill the hostage unless you get what you want makes no sense, because once you kill the hostage you’ll … Continue reading

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Waiting for the Train Wreck

It’s a Hollywood trick – call it waiting for the train wreck. You can make your audience sit through most anything – preposterous plot devices that lead nowhere – or absurd dialog – words no actual person would ever say … Continue reading

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Hollywood for Ugly People

Sure, it is often said that Washington is a Hollywood for ugly people – politicians are all posturing self-obsessed drama queens. But come out and hang around Hollywood a bit and you’ll see – we have plenty of ugly people … Continue reading

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