Saturday, December 08, 2018

My 2nd Weekly Trump Dump of Lies

I dont' mention him during the week, if I can help it. I dump it all on Saturday (so my readers don't have to get it daily).

Last Week's


Date Trump Truth
8-Dec Twitter_ Tookt he chance to again say people in Paris are saying "We Want Trump" No, they are not you liar.
8-Dec Twitter: "The idea of a European Military didn’t work out too well in W.W. I or 2. But the U.S. was there for you, and always will be. All we ask is that you pay your fair share of NATO. Germany is paying 1% while the U.S. pays 4.3% of a much larger GDP - to protect Europe. Fairness!" So much stupidity here, so much to unpack. 1: There wasn't a "European Military" in W.W. I or 2. There were many different militaries, most fighting each other. 2: He does not understand (or chooses not to understand) that NATO is "paid for" by the numbers he is using. NATO members are encouraged to spend 2% on their military. 3: the U.S.'s military budget - 4.3% of GDP is not used exclusively for NATO. In fact we are 2 -3 wars, have a standing Army in South Korea and Japan, a hidden army in Africa and military bases in 80. - 118 countries, not just "to protect Eurpe".
7-Dec "Totally clears the President. Thank you!" Super Duper Lie. The report literally (not figuratively, but literaly) concludes the President directed people  to break campaign fiance laws. There is a lot of other shit about the President's wrong doing in the report - but the twitter comment is a uge and ignorant lie.
7-Dec "Rex Tillerson is low energy and dumb as a rock." This name calling is a response to Rex's interview and just freakin' odd and unPresidential.
7-Dec Donald has a meltdown on twitter about the possible Muller Report. This one runs into reams of lies: 
    1. James Comey and Robert Muller do not have a conflict of interest.
    2. Andrew Wiesman was a successful prosecutor that put the Gambino family behind bars and Enron. He is not "Will Andrew Weissman’s horrible and vicious prosecutorial past be listed in the Report. He wrongly destroyed people’s lives, took down great companies..."
    3. Clinton Foundation was not found of wrong-doing. In fact it did amazingly positive things.
    4. Trump does know James Corsi
7-Dec Big danger in Arizona at the wall. Lie: Big Danger? Children and families. I mean enforce our laws, but this isn't "BIG DANGER"
7-Dec Twitter: Did the FBI follow protocol to obtain the FISA warrant? I don’t think so." … continues Lie: As Judge Judy says, I don't care what YOU think. They did.
6-Dec Trump has a number of illegal immigrants working at his Golf Club in New Jersey. Good news: They have Secret Service clearances and tchokies.
6-Dec Twitter: Without Muller harassment, my polls would be at 75% positive. I don't think so you pussy-grabbing adulterer.
5-Dec Twitter: Very strong signals being sent by China once they returned home from their long trip, including stops, from Argentina. Not to sound naive or anything, but I believe President Xi meant every word of what he said at our long and hopefully historic meeting. ALL subjects discussed! Who knows: None of what they said was noted, reported or written down.
5-Dec Trump lauds Roger Stone and Corsi as Stone claims that Muller wants him to lie to implicate Trump. Well - Roger Stone was brought by the Republicans in the Senate to discuss this. He pled the fifth. (Per President Trump, only guilty people take the fifth).
4-Dec He likes the protesters of Paris because they are demonstrating against higher energy prices. This is just weird. Ne loves violent protests of an ally because he thinks they are anti-climate change.
4-Dec "Those protesters were yelling 'We Want Donald.'" Nope
4-Dec I'm the tariff man Stocks lose 700 points.
3-Dec  Michael Coehn is lying to get a better deal, he should go to jail for a long time. Nope, not lying. Michael Cohen is roasting Trump, but he is not lying. Muller checks, see: Manafort.
2-Dec I'm having a meeting with Putin in Argentina. (two hours later) I'm cancelling a meeting with Putin in Argentina. What happened in between? Michael Cohen details released regarding Individual 1, Trump.
30-Nov This was a late  entry last week. After the presses went to bed. Twitter: "Great reviews on the USMCA - sooo much better than NAFTA!" Nope. Same as NAFTA.

Friday, December 07, 2018

That I Love Mrs. Maisel should be no surprise.

Mrs. Maisel is a delight. Not just the comic or the lesbian manager, but Mrs. Maisel's parents.

This season started with her mother running off to Paris to find herself. After a Tony Shalub breakdown,t he father came to accept mom is a person. The shots as they explored Paris together were magical. Not Paris, or even the outfits, or the cars - but the images captured what it is like to refall in love with your partner. Somthing that is almost impossible to capture....

From the moments in Paris to the end of the second episode. Lovely....


Thursday, December 06, 2018

George. Soros: Philanthropist but somehow boogyman of the Right

From today:(link)
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) on Thursday morning managed to turn a Fox Business Network discussion about Google and China into a bizarre attack on the right’s favorite bogeyman, George Soros.
Fox Business later apologized for the congressman’s comments.
“You mention Orwell, it also reminds me of another George—George Soros,” Gohmert said, making a clumsy transition during his segment. “Because Google is born in a free country and then they go over and help oppress another country.”
“George Soros is supposed to be Jewish, but you wouldn’t know it from the damage he’s inflicted on Israel and the fact that he turned on fellow Jews and helped take the property that they own.”
That wild accusation—or as Gohmert put it “fact”—went unchallenged by host Stuart Varney, who helped steer the conversation back to China.
Gohmert’s comments echo a common right-wing conspiracy theory that Soros—a liberal, billionaire philanthropist—was a Nazi sympathizer or worse during World War II.
Born in Hungary in 1930, Soros was just nine years old at the start of the war and 14 when it ended. But that hasn’t stopped far-right firebrands like Glenn Beck, Ann Coulter, Dinesh D’Souza, and now sitting Rep. Louie Gohmert from spreading lies about him. Beck’s comments drew a condemnation from the Anti-Defamation League.
As the fact-checking website Snopes wrote in its piece debunking the myth, “The simple truth is that George Soros neither said nor did anything resembling what he has been accused of. In no sense was Soros, who turned 14 years old not long after the Germans occupied Hungary in 1944, a ‘Nazi collaborator.’ At no time did he confiscate (or help confiscate) the property of Jews, ‘identify Jews to the Nazis,’ or help ‘round up’ people targeted for deportation or extermination by the Germans (to answer just a few of the accusations leveled against him).”
In the following broadcast hour, Varney issued an on-air apology for Gohmert’s remarks: “Congressman Louie Gohmert for some reason went out of his way to bring up George Soros and made unsubstantiated and false allegations against him. I want to make clear those views are not shared by me, this program or anyone at Fox Business.”

I did not / do not understand why the right hates this man. He has fought for Democracy. Has a foundation that supports human rights, education and empowerment worldwide. I get why Brits might hate / have hated him, he shorted the pound a couple of decades ago and crashed the currency (and out of possible Euro) - but since they voted to leave the EU anyway, let bygones be bygones.

I mean I get they hate Jews (although they love Israel), but it is an obsession.

Good Grief

Republican politicians (as opposed to ALL Republican people) are masters of perverting the rule of law, change voter requirements, and then changing the rules after they lose. These politicians are, to put it bluntly, fucks.

The Republicans are the only party in American (and most of the western world) that actively tries to making voting harder and reduce electorial participation.  In any other country we would call this what it is, an affront to Democracy and probably illegal. In fact, the Badger state is following the foot-steps of North Carolina legislature. How is that going, their work is being fought in court (at massive tax-payer expense) and they are losing.

Repulican Politicians are not good people.

When they are not screwing the incoming Democrats, they are actively working to subvert the intention of the people. For example in Michigan. There, in order to keep a minimum wage increase off the ballot, they passed the law. But before it passed, they amended it to NOT increase minimum wage until 2030 (yes 12 years from now). And in 2030, tipped employees wages will rise to $4.35 an hour!

As Zela would said with no enthusiasm, whoop-ee.


Sunday, December 02, 2018

This is a Reason "Climate Change" is Confusing

President Trump's dumb ass tweet aside, Climate Change is truely difficult to understand and map. There are many complexities and interrelationships.  Here is one that is counter intuitive, climate change may make the tropics MUCH warmer and winters in the US and Europe MUCH colder.

Why?

Ocean Currents...
This is the full article, here is the short poop-ski.

Some ocean currents are slowing down, including the Gulf Stream - as the oceans heat up. We all learned about this one in school. The Gulf Stream is the white arrow above. It takes hot water from the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico up the Atlantic and over to Europe.

But glaciers are melting quicker than ever, so more fresh water in specific and the more total  water in general now comes south between Labrador and Greenland. This works to push the current out into the Atlantic and away from North-east US (and Canada) and further from Europe. This will make European winters actually much colder.

Possibly. That's the thing. Even though we have massive computers, the follow on effects of all this cannot be known.

One other thing - which is just about me. I find this FASCINATING. I studied this shit at UCLA and never thought I would live to see it. I was a Geography / Economics major, and aside from international airline routes, THIS was what I was interest in! I mean, this shit was suppose to happen in 2100 / 2200 - but it is happening now! It is like a biologist being able to watch thousands of years of evolution in a single lifetime.

Saturday, December 01, 2018

Dec 1 - Mascot of the Month Warren William

Warren William is the mascot of December. No real reason except I am going through some old movie things and I saw him again.

I love Warren William.

He is often known as the "King of Pre-Code Cads" for playing a series of sexual voracious and sometimes heartless men in pre-code movies.

After the production code was put in place he transitioned to a lot of Detective roles where he was though to be the poor man's Barrymore.

This is where I first discovered him. He played Perry Mason in four excellent movies in the 1930s. Now, if your idea of Perry Mason is Raymond Burr at his heaviest, you have really missed out. My weird Aunt Smitty loved the Perry Mason books - which were much racier than anything ever put on TV. The characters seem only marginally related.
Warren as Perry Mason in the Case of the Lucky Legs - the best is The Case of the Howling Dog.

He also played Philo Vance a few times and the "Lone Wolf" 9 times. Kind of a Nick Charles without Nora.

He fought in France during WW1 before working on stage in the 1920s, then moving to Los Angeles and movies in 1932.

In Satan Meet A Lady  he was the Sam Spade role to Bette Davis' femme fatale in a rip off of The Maltese Falcon. Maybe more a remake (before the Bogart one), but it is super obvious.
He worked very regularly through the 1930s and early 1940s.

He was from Minnesota and his wife was 17 years his elder, but they stayed married through-out his life. He died young in 1948 (at 53) of cancer.
Warren and Helen, his wife.
With Mae West

In Gold-diggers on 1933

As The Lone Wolf

He and his wife lived int he Hollywood hills, near where Ed and I had our house. They raised Wire Haired Fox Terriers, probably back before they were crazy (which started with The Thin Man).

To Keep My Sanity

To Keep My Sanity... and to keep him off Nincompoopery during the week, I have been tracking our Very Special Genius President's lies each week. Now I don't have to dump on you all, I can just do a week-end dump.  I'm happy and you can ignore it.


Date Trump Truth
25-Aug News Conference: Does not believe the Climate Report set up by his government. Report lists what has happened and the best scientists projections of what will happen.
25-Aug Per Tweet: He follows the same child separation that Obama and George W Bush did. Lie. Obama and Bush did not follow this policy of separating children from parents.
25-Aug Per Tweet: "Clinton Foundation donations drop 42% - which shows that they illegally played the power game." Lie. It shows that Fox News and Republicans have made a model of helping the poor toxic through association.
25-Aug Per Tweet: Europe isn't paying their fair share for Military Protection Lie (or Stupidity): Europe does not pay into NATO. They commit their forces. It is true that they have not hit their own targets for spending, but that doesn't make this lie true.
26-Aug News Conference: Trump claims Border Patrol officers were hurt in San Ysidro Not true. Immigrants were tear-gassed, no border patrol agents injured.
26-Aug Per Tweet: Suggests that the Untied States start a television network to complete with CNN and "tell the truth". CNN does not lie, just disagrees with the President
26-Aug There were very bad hombres crossing at San Ysidro and they used children as human shields during the tear gas attacks from the US. No proof on the "bad hombres" or "ISIS" in the 6 weeks of the caravan talk. Lie: The children were with parents trying to cross the border, not human shields.
26-Aug Twitter: "The Muller With Hunt is a total disgrace…" (what about Podesta's E-mails?) Results so far - 6 guilty pleas plus 2 convictions and 26 indictments; so NOT a witch hunt
27-Aug Twitter: "The Muller With Hunt is a total disgrace…" (re Hillary E-Mails) Results so far - 6 guilty pleas plus 2 convictions and 26 indictments; so NOT a witch hunt
27-Aug Twitter: "The Muller With Hunt is a total disgrace…" cost taxpayers $30 Million Results so far - 6 guilty pleas plus 2 convictions and 26 indictments; so NOT a witch hunt. Second lie: Manafort deal alone netted $33 - 46 Billion, so that pays for the entire investigation.
28-Aug Twitter: Muller's team which hunt trying to get people to lie. Results so far - 6 guilty pleas plus 2 convictions and 26 indictments; so NOT a witch hunt. 
28-Aug Twitter: "Brenda Snipes, in charge of voting in Broward County, Florida, was just spotted wearing a beautiful dress with 300 I VOTED signs on it. Just kidding, she is a fine, very honorable and highly respected voting tactician!" This is an attack on the integrity of voting as well as an attack on a black woman whom he doesn't like after she has retired from a public job (although, there are no black women he does like). Just because he is a troll. Not so dignified for the President of the USA.
28-Aug News Conference: No reasons to take Manafort Pardon off the table Lie: There is a reason (for a non-crook) and it is that he lied AFTER taking a plea deal. This should be clear to the President as leader of the Judiciary.
29-Aug Witch Hunt Twitter Posts about "nothing" being found. Results so far - 6 guilty pleas plus 2 convictions and 26 indictments; so NOT a witch hunt
29-Aug Twitter: "The Muller With Hunt is a total disgrace…" costs are $40 Million Wait - Just two days ago the costs were $30 Million., Now they are $40 Million? Keep your lies straight.Also, Manafort deal alone netted 33 - 46 Billion, so that pays for the entire investigation.
30-Aug Twitter: "Oh, I get it! I am a very good developer, happily living my life, when I see our Country going in the wrong direction (to put it mildly). Against all odds, I decide to run for President & continue to run my business-very legal & very cool, talked about it on the campaign trail...Lightly looked at doing a building somewhere in Russia. Put up zero money, zero guarantees and didn’t do the project. Witch Hunt! This is a new line the President came up with AFTER the Michael Cohen plea deal. As we all remember from 2016, 2017 and 2018 the previous line was that "No one in my campaign or company had any dealings with Moscow." Now it is "so what". His lies are catching up with him (but no one will care).
30-Aug Twitter: "“This demonstrates the Robert Mueller and his partisans have no evidence, not a whiff of collusion, between Trump and the Russians. Russian project legal. Trump Tower meeting (son Don), perfectly legal. He wasn’t involved with hacking.” Gregg Jarrett. A total Witch Hunt!"  Lying to Congress: Donald Trump J. about the Russian meeting in Trump tower. Conspiracy of lying to Congress: Donald Trump who wrote the original memo that was untrue for his son ,and then later lying to the American people about that letter.
30-Aug Twitter: "Just signed one of the most important, and largest, Trade Deals in U.S. and World History. The United States, Mexico and Canada worked so well together in crafting this great document. The terrible NAFTA will soon be gone. The USMCA will be fantastic for all!" He is obsessed with size! Lie: WTO, Bretton Woods, Europe Union were all bigger. NAFTA was the same size. The new NAFTA is just the old NAFTA with some car changes (and GM just closed 5 plants) and lots of platitudes to make Donnie happy. And our name now comes first!

Friday, November 30, 2018

Panama Some Random Pictures and Thoughs

The city from old town Hemmed in by the Pacific and the Canal, Panama City grows up.
Panama is a odd little country. For those of you that don't know ... the untied States was instrumental in the creation of Panama. BECAUSE.... we wanted to build the Panama Canal, but Colombia - which controlled the area, would agree. So when the French couldn't build the canal, we asked Colombia for the rights in 1903. Colombia said no, so the US helped declare Panama a sovereign nation with our military backing. And we got access to build the canal.

After Reagan's fight Noriega, we "helped" them draft a new constitutional updates including the removal of a military - so as not to rise up like Noriega. (This makes Panama and their neighbor, Costa Rica, tow nations without a military).

That's my Eddie
Now lots and lots of US retirees live in Panama, given the country a bizarre Latin / Middle America vibe with Long John Silvers, Burger King and Pinkberry next to the local markets and foods.

We saw lots of 2 and 3 toed sloths a lot on our tour.

We also crossed over the old locks (the ferries weren't running. Those lock gates were built before 1914!

One thing we did that most people don't ever get to.. we walked on the little siding to the right of the photo.
The photo above doesn't look to thrilling, but we walked along the roadway below the 100 year old lock. We had to not take pictures and pretend to be cool (this picture is from the second time we passed inside a van). It was a blast. It only happened that we drove over both gates because the ferry wasn't working and hte new bridge isn't open yet.

We also visited an old Spanish fort that was used to protect the gold from Peru. It was captured and rebuilt about 6 times before the Spanish finally stopped using Panama to ship gold from.
Us all at the fort...





Thursday, November 29, 2018

Tense is Wrong In This Article


Time HAS RUN out. I am not being alarmist or anything, but climate change has happened and will continue to impact us all very negatively for the foreseeable future (say 100 -400 years).  All that is now left is increasing drought, hurricanes and fires.

We should prepare for the internal and international displacements that are coming. And decide what we are going to do about it.

Russia Ramps Up Pressure bu Blockading Ukraine (Yup - that is war)

So kids, this is actually an act of war. I mean this is now beyond "illegal international indecent" to an act of war.

Russia is blockaded, that is no longer allowed Ukrainian access to the sea, form their largest seaport in terms of goods.

Odessa is a bigger city on the sea, but Mariupol, which is being blockaded, handles more goods and is their access point to eastern Ukraine.

Which is the point. Russia has annexed Ukraine with no problem, and is now trying to do the same with regards to Eastern Ukraine.

Ukraine never should have given up it's nuclear weapons - that is the lesson hear that both North Korea and Iran are learning.

Link to Reuters

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Trip to Panama 2

Panama City was the second part of our visit this Thanksgiving. Above is the four of us at a restaurant in old town. The gentlemen on the lower left is Pierre the restaurant owner. He is... (deep breath)... the cousin of my cousin's brother-in-law's wife. Which makes him a second cousin once removed, in-law.

Anyway, my friend Talia (my cousin's sister-in-law) is on Instagram and saw we were in Panama. She and her husband had stayed with us once and she wanted to make sure I saw her city well and visited her cousins' restaurant.

It was rocket! They had a lunch menu out, but after we spoke to him he brought out the Tapas menu and it was amazing. Our best food by far.

The other shots are of various parts of the old town. You can see how sunny it was, but it was suppose to rain all day We got lucky.






Why the Asinine Russia / Ukraine Issue is Important to America

In a blink-and-you-might-have-missed-it moment, Russia broke international law in the black sea.

The US administration has ignored it, preferring to focus on 2 year olds "storming" the border. But this is, for the US, a big fucking deal. Here's why.

Russia is claiming right of refusal on an international waterway. Even if you hold Russia's defacto control of Crimea as valid (it is real, but illegal), the Kerch Straight to the Sea of Azmov is still an international waterway. It has been designated so by an international body, per agreement signed by Russia.



Their show of force and flaunting of international law, if we do nothing, provides a precedent for this.

Now we may ignore this, like we are ignoring the murder of a US resident by Saudi Arabia based on the administration's value judgement of life versus money. The right of Ukraine of safe passage to their ports may not be worth it versus the future benefit of Trump Tower Moscow.

But it is a precedent that brings up 1 step closer to war with China. You see China claims a large part of the South China Sea. The "9 dash line". The same international treaty that promised free passage through the Kerch Straight ruled against Chinese claims. Despite that, China has set up a number of bases on unoccupied land. And, they have claimed the right to close international shipping lanes - or maybe charge people, or maybe stop some shipping here.

Th United States regular send war-ships through the area to preserve and demonstrate full open rights for all nations to use this major international waterway. But if we agree that Russia can ignore international agreements and close the Kerch Straight, we are inherently agreeing that China can do the same thing. And that is something which, to date, we have promised to stop.



The administration is a transactional actor, which means we don't care about international law, but only what benefits us. Applying that to everyone will bring us to war.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Trip to Panama: 1 - The Monkeys in the Canal Zone

So, even though we turned the canal back over to Panama on schedule in 1999 (per the original 1914 contract) there is still a "canal zone". It is a place of great biodiversity - and is a national preserve.

We met and fed some monkeys. Now I know you should not feed wild animals, but these monkeys were marooned on these minor and too little islands when the canal was made by creating a lake. So they are dependent on food from people (before tourists it was the US military).

Geoffrey's Tamarind

Capuchin (like Ross' Monkey from Friends)

  
Todd and Alex up top. We spent our time with them. Eddie and I down on the bottom.

We also saw the canal. It was crazy how close they let you to giant boats, include Liquid Natural Gas boats!!

Going into the New Panama X Pacific locks.


The view from driving over the lock gate to the other side!

Tear Gas on These People Make No Sense

There was no reason to use tear gas on these people. In fact there is no reason they are still in Mexico. They are at the San Ysidro border crossing, which handles 110,000 crossing per day. It is the busiest policed border crossing in the world.

So, it would be no problem (or very little problem) in processing the 3,000 - 5,000 people in a day or 2 days or a week. But our current administration has chosen to 1) Illegally end "asylum claims" - against both international and US Law and 2) Chosen to artificially slow down asylum processing to create a crisis.

The administration wanted these pictures and specially drove actions to create them. Because it drives their voters. The actual change in immigration is a reduction in the last 10 years.




Makes Sense if You've Seen 12 Monkeys on SyFy

So, the SyFy show 12 Monkeys expands on the movie (in a so-so fashion). But one of their enduring images is the idea of a "red forest". This is where all time stops and therefore humanity ends. The images are seen often in a dreamlike state.



Now imagine that imagery in the White House. No wait, you don't have to imagine...

Monday, November 26, 2018

We Will Be Doing Our Level Best To Ignore Him...

Watching our president rapidly vacillate between topics, opinions, reality, raking, justifying murder and running rallies for racists, I believe we have found his Kryptonite. And, I feel bad for not deploying it previously.

The man is addicted to attention. You see, I thought he was addicted to praise or at least acknowledgement he was a great fighter. But I was wrong. He wants, nay must have, attention. When the spotlight is on anyone else he demands it back with more and more outrageous pronouncements.

Will I still refer to him when it is on topic - like the current illegal international incident wherein Russia has acted against International Law by trying to start a new war with Ukraine - sure. He's President - coherent discussion must include his sociopathic babble.  But his daily - sometimes hourly - twitter tirades can be ignored.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Need a good laugh - View This

In a desperate attempt to restore peace and order to her farm, Du Preez listed the problem birds on a local buy-and-sell group on Facebook earlier this month: 

Crimes of Grindelwald (and our vacation)

We are heading off to Panama this week-end with another couple. None of us have been, so it should be fun. But before I go I want to mention The Crimes of Grindelwald....

For reasons too confusing to explain, I have seen this twice. A reasonable assumption then is, I must have liked it.

Well....  I found it very entertaining and enjoyable to watch. However, as a "film" I didn't think it was particular good.

It was all over the map thematically. And for every great over the top performance (Zoe Kravitz in red above, as well as the other two women in the front) there were other only okay performances from the famous actors (Jude Law, Johnny Depp and Eddie (can I have another Xanex) Redmanye) and a really stinker from that woman with the black bowl cut in the back. She should never be given a job again.

The man/boy at the center of this - played for a fool by both Johnny Depp and Jude Law - is Ezra Miller as Credence Barebone. A stunned man-child trying to find his mummy. Where to begin... Hard to root for a whiner with those cheekbones. In terms of "horrible backstory", he was given up for adoption to a good family. That he doesn't know his mum is marginally sad, but not rend your clothes, kill the world awful. Hard to invest too much into him.

The computer graphics were great, but very computery.

The clothes were fantastic.

I guess the big problem is that you know how it is all going to end. This is a fight between Dumbledore and Grindelwald (which goes on for 3 more movies!). Well, in the Harry Potter movies, there is plenty of Dumbledore and no Grindelwald, so I wonder who wins?

And Johnny Depp is suppose to the equivalent of a Wizard Hitler, yet he is specifically fighting to avoid Hitler. Now it is true he wants to rule the world. But his reasoning is that without him - there will be a second world war, concentration camps and atomic bombs. A world under a crazy ass wizard doesn't sounds all that much worse than the one under Hitler and then Trump.

And yet, it is a fun movie to watch... There are a few scenes of slapstick with an ancient Alchemist which are hilarious. The scenes with the snake woman are magical.


PS - Ezra showed up at the premieres in London and Paris in full what-the-fuck outfits:
รก Paris

and London