Tag Archives: Unintended Consequences

Madness Minus Method

The old Mack Sennett Studios are over on Effie Street in Silver Lake – still in operation but now used to film commercials and by the major studios now and then when they need extra production space. But this was … Continue reading

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A Matter of Escalation Dominance

That was an odd weekend. But it settled quite a few things. Donald Trump came into his own and now Americans know just what they signed up for in 2016 – all the speculation about what he really might do, … Continue reading

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That Same Question Again

It seems so long ago, and it was, but some of us remember the arguments. We went over and removed Saddam Hussein. But there were no weapons of mass destruction. And things quickly fell apart. We installed a Shiite strongman … Continue reading

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Contrarian Government

fJust enough voters in just the right places were unhappy with just about everything in their lives. They blamed anyone in charge of anything – anyone in power of any kind – for their lot in life. They had it … Continue reading

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Unease in the Absence of Drama

There’s a rule out here in Hollywood – ignore them. They’ll appreciate it and you won’t come off as a jerk, as some yokel from Iowa who just saw a movie star and wet his pants. Locals know this. Nod … Continue reading

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Remembering King Pyrrhus of Epirus

For every action there’s an equal and opposite reaction. Everything has a cost, so don’t kid yourself. There’s no free lunch. And there are always unintended consequences, so don’t whine when things don’t turn out the way you promised everyone … Continue reading

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And Then Everything Changed

For a little perspective some folks like to drop by the usual This Day in History feature – and on Thursday, January 21, you’d find out that in 1910, on that same date, the Great Paris Flood began, with the … Continue reading

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