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Eliza Dushku

I felt the same way. Kind of surprised the show has survived these sordid scandals.


https://twitter.com/ABreathyOne/status/1436303940010790913

BTW Eliza Dushku starred in a couple of underrated series..



https://thespinoff.co.nz/tv/30-03-2019/tru-calling-was-the-worst-best-show-and-we-need-it-back/

Andy Griffith convinces Rafe Hollister to get Vaccinated

Andy Taylor convinces him to get his tetanus shot but you get the gist..

https://twitter.com/jen_rice_/status/1435806877619834882

https://twitter.com/jen_rice_/status/1435816433741672453

https://twitter.com/jen_rice_/status/1435817644360409088

https://twitter.com/jen_rice_/status/1435978518588952583

Secretive Pentagon program that started on Trump's last day in office just ended

The mystery has not.

Control of a remarkable 6 percent of the Internet was handed over to a Florida company as part of a cybersecurity pilot project. Now the Pentagon has taken all 175 million IP address spaces back
https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-apps/imrs.php?src=

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/09/10/pentagon-internet-protocol-addresses-trump/

https://twitter.com/washingtonpost/status/1436447096601776132


https://twitter.com/dabeard/status/1436480809351843840

Enemy of the State

Good for Hayden.

Interesting tidbit about Hayden and the movie 'Enemy of the State'
An episode of PBS' Nova titled "Spy Factory" reported that the film's portrayal of the NSA's capabilities was fiction: although the agency can intercept transmissions, connecting the dots is difficult.

However, in 2001, the then-NSA director Gen. Michael Hayden, who was appointed to the position during the release of the film, told CNN's Kyra Phillips that "I made the judgment that we couldn't survive with the popular impression of this agency being formed by the last Will Smith movie."

James Risen wrote in his 2006 book State of War: The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administration that Hayden "was appalled" by the film's depiction of the NSA, and sought to counter it with a PR campaign on behalf of the agency...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enemy_of_the_State_(film)


Turns out the movie might have helped the agency..
In June 2013, the NSA's PRISM and Boundless Informant programs for domestic and international surveillance were uncovered by The Guardian and The Washington Post as the result of information provided by the whistleblower Edward Snowden. This information revealed capabilities such as collection of Internet browsing, e-mail and telephone data of not only many Americans, but citizens of other nations as well.

The Guardian's John Patterson argued that Hollywood depictions of NSA surveillance, including Enemy of the State and Echelon Conspiracy, had "softened" up the American public to "the notion that our spending habits, our location, our every movement and conversation, are visible to others whose motives we cannot know"...

Jimi Hendrix

https://twitter.com/jfreewright/status/1391970710483001345

Paul Simon

https://twitter.com/jfreewright/status/1377498995778535424

Gleason was Great

in The Comey Rule..

https://twitter.com/Obramaury/status/1410878579341152256

Life on Mars (2008-2009)

I always thought the BBC version of House of Cards was far superior to the American version. Even before the Kevin Spacey stuff came out. I also acknowledge that the BBC Life on Mars is better than the ABC reboot.

That said I really liked the American one too...



As I looked this up it appears they made several changes after the original Pilot..



This was the best though (2006-2007):

Big Fan of TGF

Going back to The Good Wife. In fact The Good Fight is less of a spinoff of TGW and more of a re-tooling. With the focus switching from the Julianne Margulies character to the Christine Baranski character. Which was the best part of TGW from the beginning.

Tackling current issues has been a key to their success. Going all the way back to the spin they did on The Social Network movie (the Facebook movie written by Aaron Sorkin). Clearly the creators of TGW felt Sorkin took gratuitous shots at Mark Zuckerberg in the movie. So their episode portraying that sided with Zuckerberg. We now know that take hasn't aged well and history has validated the concerns Aaron Sorkin expressed in the movie.

Their willingness to tackle these issues though is what makes the show interesting.

A Summer Song

Plus on the last day of July...



Gary Lewis & the Playboys

Happy Birthday to Gary Lewis



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