Tossing Salt Presents:
The American Dream, Johnny Depp as the Joker & More
May 21, 2020
This world is full of questions. Loyal reader and extremely cool coolie Cheese sent me five. And now, it’s time to provide a few answers. Let’s do this…
Is the American Dream dead?
Yes. Dusty Rhodes died in 2015. And if you’re talking about the concept of working hard, having a family and living happily ever after, that’s dead too. America has become an entitlement nation where people expect to be given everything. There is no incentive for independent thinking, hard work, or chasing a dream because it’s not fair and equal in opportunity. If you work hard, you’re expected to give any rewards to others that didn’t work or try but are entitled. No one takes personal responsibility and if things aren’t perfect, it’s someone else’s fault. We’re not allowed to have different ideas or opinions and if we do, we’re racist or crazy or mean. America is the greatest country in the world, but what made us great is now frowned upon in favor of socialist values and an “us versus them” botter mentality. The American Dream and what it once represented is dead and dead forever. Rest in Peace.
When no one else is around, you like to what?
Do impressions, make funny voices, and sing at the top of my lungs along with the sounds of Waylon, Sinatra, Coe, & Puddles Pity Party.
Best movie series?
I think I’ll go with the Police Academy series. Some of the movies, especially towards the end, they were kind of rough, but the characters were great and I could always count on at least two or three literal laugh out loud scenes in each movie.
If you were hosting a talk show and could have any four guests you want, who would you pick?
My four guests would be Alice Cooper, Paul McCartney, Anne Rice, and Ole Anderson. And if health issues kept Ole from being there, Jim Cornette would be my alternate choice.
Johnny Depp is allegedly in talks about playing The Joker to Robert Pattison’s Batman. Thoughts?
Depp, when he is into it, can make a character larger than life and surreal to the extreme. If these rumors are true, I think Depp would do an excellent job in the role of The Joker. He could play off of Pattison’s Batman as Jack Nicholson did to Michael Keaton’s Batman. And if I could make a suggestion, how about Seann William Scott in a supporting role as The Riddler? He would be great in that part. But Depp as the Clown Prince of Crime? I like the idea and hope that it happens.
And there you go. My thanks for reading. Any comments, thoughts, or questions to ask, please feel free and drop me a line here at the site in the comment section, at my e-mail of Doug28352@yahoo.com, or on Twitter at @Doug28352. I look forward to speaking with you. Take care and stay safe in this crazy world of ours. I’ll catch you on the flip side.