Tossing Salt Presents:
Pop Culture Fact Or Fiction
May 20, 2018
Are you ready for another all-so exciting edition of the “Fact or Fiction” stuff? This one is about pop culture and current events in the news media. The questions came from my Facebook timelines. And the rest of it, that’s all me. Let’s do this…
1. Avengers: Infinity War is one of the best comic book based movies ever.
FACT: This is the culmination of 18 different movies coming to a climax and the tyranny of Thanos most definitely did deliver. So far, I’ve watched the movie three times and each time, I’ll notice something different that I missed before. It’s a great movie, probably the best in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and like most fans, all I can do is grit my teeth and wait in baited breath for the follow-up next year. I’ve always been a big comic guy anyhow and seeing these characters come to life on that big screen and actually done correctly has been a great experience for me. True, a lot of the continuity issues and subtle changes from the comics to the movies irked me a bit at first, but I’ve learned to accept that and strap up and enjoy the ride. As for this movies, they managed to tie everything together and build to a riveting climax that just leaves everyone wanting more. I can’t be done any better than that.
2. The women of The View are relevent.
FACT: To me, they’re a bunch of washed up, cackling hens who spout the liberal agenda and who’s opinions matter about as much as a pile of dog turds out in the yard. But that being said, the people obviously tune in and watch the antics of the senile Joy Behar, hopelessly fake Whoopi and the others nut-jobs as they babble about politics and how bad OUR President is. And it makes the headlines almost every week. So along with eating Tide Pods, snorting condoms and not being sure what gender they are as they cry in their safe places and complain about how everyone having rights violates their rights, the stupios of America have made and kept them relevant, which helps prove just how f*cked up this country really is.
3. Kayne West needs psychological help.
FACT: Just because he’s finally seen the light about Trump and is actually making sense for once doesn’t mean Kayne is any less of an ego maniac or bat-shit crazy. The man has issues and would probably greatly benefit from several visits to a good shrink. And that being said, so would I and so would most people actually. I’m crazy in my own way and so are you and so is everyone else. It’s a mad mad world (and that’s a great song. Go listen to Puddles Pity Party and Haley Reinhardt at the Postmodern Jukebox website and enjoy it!). And yes, Kayne and all of us need mental health. Where is Dr. Ruth when you need her?
4. Robert Mueller needs to keep investigating the Trump – Russian collusion and the Stormy Daniels affair.
FICTION: They’ve been investigating the so-called collusion, which by the way is not illegal, for over a year and found absolutely nothing. As for the Stormy Daniels stuff, a man and woman, both of legal age and consenting adults, screwed around. Then Trump, realizing that screwing a porn star probably wouldn’t be good publicity, had her paid off and agree to a confidentiality agreement. She took the money and then decided that she wants to cash in instead and break the deal. It’s all legal and she needs to be sued in court for violation of the deal that she agreed to. But no laws were broken, except by her running to the press and being a hypocritical piece of shit. It all needs to be over with and end now. It’s a waste of time, money and our lives.
5. The reboot of the TV series Rosanne has been a success.
FACT: I love how it’s pretty much picked up right where it left off, albeit twenty years later and the characters are still the same people and it’s all still real. Nothing fancy or over the top, but just like having these neighbors, moving away for twenty years and coming back they’re still there. It’s just a good show with great characters, great stories that really hit home and really well done. I actually have been watching it every week and I don’t watch television except for news, wrestling and the comic-based TV shows so you know it has to be good. Will & Grace did it first, but that was a big letdown to be sure. Rosanne came along a little later and so far, they’ve done it all well and absolutely right.
6. You enjoy watching the new American Idol.
FICTION: I’ve tried and while the contestants are good, I just can’t get into it like I used to. Without J-Lo, Randy and Steven, it’s just not the same. Lord help me, I even miss hearing Jimmy Iovine brag about how good he is and that’s saying something. Good talent and a good concept and I wish them the best, but it’s just not working for me this time around.
7. You watched the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry from the UK.
FICTION: Congrats to Prince Harry and his American bride, but I don’t do weddings. I watched Di marry Charles and we all know how that turned out. And then there was Andrew and Fergie. Somehow, I have the feeling that if it had been up to Harry, he’d been just as happy to fly to Vegas as opposed to all of this big hoopla and craziness. The things a man has to do to make his Grandma happy. Hell, he’s gay anyhow or at least bi… just like his Daddy. But anyhow, I don’t do weddings. I probably won’t even attend my own if it ever comes to be so as far as this question goes and watching the Royal Wedding, didn’t happen. ‘Nuff said!
And there you go. This was a nice change of pace from the usual wrestling / music stuff. I guess it all falls under the “Life” in the site’s motto. Thank you for reading. Comments, thoughts and dirty jokes about the Royals are welcome and appreciated. Until the next time, stay smart and don’t eat the Tide Pods. Condoms are for other things too. (A nasal screw?) Have a great one and remember, I loves ya.