Famous Art And Contemporary ‘Look-a-Likes’

War of the Worlds – Tripod Sound (Little known factoid – That’s the sound that “The Zuck” falls asleep to at night)

Can’t get enough of cheesy robots in 1950’s cheesy robot movies, try these…

Tobor, Tobor the Great (1954)

Gort, The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

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Europe – The Final Days

Who is left to defend Great Britain and the Continent?  According to The Telegraph, the British Army thinks that the only defenders left may be  “snowflakes, binge gamers and ‘me, me, me millennials’ in new recruitment drive.”  So when the ‘enemy horde’ is at the gates, our savior is to be a WOW (World of Warcraft) top gun?  Well, I for one, feel a whole lot safer knowing that a selfie-addicted, snowflake, binge-gamer is keeping me safe at night.

The new recruitment advertising campaign, titled ‘Your Army Needs You’, launches on January 3 with a series of adverts on TV and the internet as well as billboard posters.

The three adverts tell the stories of individuals whose perceived weaknesses are seen as strengths by the Army.

Potential recruits are shown at home or work, with others calling out their stereotypes, before the scene changes to depict them in the Army performing roles where their potential is recognised.

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“Rushing” Toward The U.S. Border

AP reports, “Caravan migrants break Guatemala border fence, rush Mexico.”  ‘Rushing Mexico‘?  Well, I suppose.  However, that choice of a word typically has more of a “sporting flavor” rather than the out and out assault or invasion that it actually is. One can always count on the AP for PC-Politically Correct reporting.  Like Mike Rowe says, “It’s a Dirty Job, that someone has to do.”  And do it,  the AP does.  No sense in using a WORD like attack, charge, invade, assail, storm, or maybe assault when little old rush would do.

Migrants traveling in a mass caravan burst through a Guatemalan border fence and streamed by the thousands toward Mexican territory on Friday, defying Mexican authorities’ entreaties for an orderly crossing and U.S. President Donald Trump’s threats of retaliation.

On the Mexican side of a border bridge, they were met by a phalanx of police with riot shields. About 50 managed to push their way through before officers unleashed pepper spray and the rest retreated.

The gates were closed again, and police used a loudspeaker to address the masses, saying, “We need you to stop the aggression.”

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