Stock Characters meet the Stock Market Crash: The Third Season of ‘Babylon Berlin’ on Netflix

In the classic 1966 interview book Hitchcock/Truffaut, Alfred Hitchcock explained how he conceptualized suspense versus surprise on the big screen to fellow movie director Francois Truffaut:We are now having a very innocent little chat. Let us suppose that there is a bomb underneath this table between us. Nothing happens, and then all of a sudden, "Boom!" There is an...

Utah Monolith Still a Mystery, But Less Mysterious

The location of the monolith discovered in the Red Rock area of Utah has been pinpointed by online detectives, down to the exact latitude and longitude. Other internet sleuths used Google Earth to determine that it was placed at that location sometime between August of 2015 and October of 2016.But who placed it there and why remains unknown. The area...

Starbucks Employee Claims She Was Fired for Not Wearing LGBT PRIDE Shirt

A Starbucks barista has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against the company because she says she was fired for not wearing an LGBT PRIDE t-shirt.Starbucks claims that her suit is "without merit," that the company does not require employees to wear any item of clothing other than their trademark green apron. But...

The Left Approved of Obama Granting Clemency to Terrorists and Traitors, But Is Triggered by Flynn’s Pardon

The political left went into a collective hissy fit at the news that President Trump granted a full pardon to former National Security Advisor Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn. If there was ever a case where there was a miscarriage of justice, it was this one, and the pardon was a long time coming. Flynn was set up by the...

Polling: The Gateway Political Drug to Misinformation, Mistakes and Malfeasance

Why do we do this to ourselves every four years? We talk incessantly about the latest poll in Florida and Michigan and Pennsylvania and Arizona until we are blue in the face. Then they turn out to be wildly wrong. When will we ever learn? It reminds me of that old saying which I think was from Einstein, "The...

The Morning Briefing: Thankful for the Rights That Democrats Want to Take Away

Giving Thanks for Suddenly Fragile RightsHappy Thanksgiving, my dear Kruiser Morning Briefing friends! Let the stuffing begin. I don't want to keep you away from whatever kind of COVID-modified celebration you're having today. The Briefing doesn't take holidays off but we do make things a bit shorter when they roll around. I'll share a few thoughts and we can all...

Late-Night SCOTUS Ruling Saves NY Religious Groups From Onerous COVID Restrictions

SCOTUS Won't Be Giving Andrew Cuomo Any AwardsThe Supreme Court worked late going into the holiday weekend, ruling in favor of New York Roman Catholic and Orthodox Jewish groups that sued over the state's COVID-19 limited religious service attendance rules. Yahoo! News: WASHINGTON (AP) -- As coronavirus cases surge again nationwide the Supreme...

Fox News Ratings Plummet After Election Night

Fox News network viewership fell 32% from the two weeks before Election Day to the two weeks after it. While many noted that it's not unusual for a cable news network to drop off in ratings after their candidate loses, that isn't the case for Fox News....

Fox News Ratings Plummet After Election Night

Fox News network viewership fell 32% from the two weeks before Election Day to the two weeks after it. While many noted that it’s not unusual for a cable news network to drop off in ratings after their candidate loses, that isn’t the case for Fox News. It has less to do with election results and more to do...