ALERT! NOTEFLIX’s “Troubles in the Garden” first annual X-mas photo has been corrupted. If you were lucky enough to have seen the correct photo (on last week’s post) you will note several unauthorized changes. The picture above is full of lies. 1) Where is  the hairy pig, Qween Ezmiralda? 2) Bork, the angry slug, (seen  uppermost in tree) would never be included in our x-mas photo. He is not a true friend of our lead romantic couple. 3) As for Mortimer (seen bottom-most), he is a foolish tool of the Bad-side and would never be welcome in a message of good cheer.  This is how falsehoods get spread – and many innocent onlookers never get to know what is what. (Come back next week.  Hopefully, everything will be back in order.)


  • (This could be a multi-million dollar idea in spite of a tragic flaw…which I’ll tell you about that at the end of this paragraph.) Because of 77,000,000 people voting for Biden – give or take 10,000,000  –  and 70,000,000 million (give or take 10,000,000) voting for Trump…there are millions and millions of Trumpaholics out there. …People on both sides of the political ledger who get up in the morning and get their fix by Doomscrolling with their first coffee and  go on to consume as much Trump as can be delivered in a day.  When, and if, Trump cuts back on the supply chain, millions of good citizens of both parties are going to go through serious, rubber room proportioned withdrawal problems.  This is where I come in with my “Twelve Step Trumpaholic Program”.  We just take the word “Alcohol” out of the 12 Steps and replace it with the word “Trump” and Voila!  We will save many an addicted poor soul.  Example: Step #1) “We admitted we were powerless over Trump (Cancelled the word ‘Alcohol’) – that our lives had become unmanageable.”  I know this is a good idea.  You have seen when Sundays come around, there is less news about Trump in the media and many people go wandering about not knowing what to do with their lives.  Some of them pour over last weeks re-cycled news for a hit; but that is not enough to satisfy their addiction.  The problem with this idea is these 12 Step Programs are not built on a profit scheme.  They make no money; otherwise, it is a good thought.
  • My next thought regards the Movie/TV series industry.  You know the quote of Yogi Berra’s, “That restaurant is so popular, nobody goes there anymore.”   Well, following that thread of logic: “There are so many Movies and TV series available, there is nothing to watch.”   Four or five nights a week, my wife and I scour the screen for something to watch.  Sometimes it takes us so long to search, half the evening is gone before we find something we are willing to try.  Sometimes we can’t remember if we’ve seen a particular show, or we just thought we have.  Sometimes we realize we have seen a show that is just like the one we are watching.  Sometimes we hate the show we are watching; but we can’t turn it off because we have not told each other we hate it while we are eating something fattening.  It goes on and on.  I have decided I will devote at least once a month  –  a “Screening Review” section for my readership.  I’m not talking about “Tomatoes”, or “Per Cents” , or cute  little”Thumbs up” emojis.  I’ll tell you whether to watch it or not.  There will be no “You have to make it through the first few episodes” or, “Hang in there, it gets better after awhile”.   The truth is: ‘It’ never gets better; by ‘hanging in there’ you just dumb down to make it through.  My review will assume you have seen enough car chases, or buildings blown up – for a lifetime.  If someone  in the movie tells the woman not to go to the top of the stairs – and she goes to the top of the stairs later and gets the bejesus scared out of her…you will be told not to see that show.  If they pull a gun out of a drawer and don’t use it to kill someone – you will not see that movie.  I will take no bribes from the producers.  Here, for starters, do not see: “Mission Impossible 4” (I assume the same goes for #’s  1, 2, & 3 – but I will not watch them to review – as I am not being paid for this.)  Also, under no circumstances are you to watch: “Midnight Sky” unless you have never seen a movie which takes place in a space ship before…and you really like slow, slow, slow.


  • They conducted a study of 18 countries over a 50 year period – and have concluded ‘The Trickle Down Theory” (Hope & Limberg) XXdoes not work.  In fact it was noticed money defies gravity and the natural laws of hydraulics in that the tendency is for money to trickle up, and worse, it picks up speed as it goes up.  (Finally, things will change down on the ground, now that we know this.)
  • Speaking of ‘Trickling Down”, shoplifting in the U.S. is up  by a multiple of 1,000 in the past 6 months.
  • I read in a British magazine that 1 in 5 Britons do not know how to change a light bulb, or boil an egg.  A) Which is it?  Can the person who does not know how to change the bulb, can he boil an egg?  Or can he do neither?  Or does it mean that 3 in 5 Britons can both boil an egg and change a light bulb?  More has to be studied here.  I’d like to know which of these Britons voted for this Brexit thing?  That would be a good study.  I take pride in being an American, and I’d bet at least 2 out of 5 of us can boil an egg and change a light bulb at the same time.  Of course, you’d have to subtract those of us who voted an extra time by filling out a ballot for our dead mothers.

Here we are – at the end of our word allotment for the week. Two quotes

  • “…there are known unknowns, that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns – the ones we don’t know we don’t know.” -Donald Rumsfeld, Sec. of Defense before the Iraq War. (If you missed the Iraq War – you could see the movie “W” and get a feel for those who started it.  My review: “See it tonight!”)
  • “I could write a book about the things I don’t know” -Ryan Bingham, song in “Crazy Heart”,  Rom-com My Review: “Two Scoops!!” (Meaning watch with Two Scoops of Vanilla Ice Cream and Hot Fudge Sauce.)

These quotes, which may have been unknown to you,  are refreshing in that we now know some people admit they do not know more than the generals and everybody else.

And now some words from our guest columnist, Mathuzala:


  • “Your ‘Doctors’ have found where memory is located in the brain. They have experimented and have planted false memories in some rat brains.  For example, they put false memories of where the cheese is in the maze.  And now those rats go to the wrong place for their cheese – and come up empty. The point of the exercise is to see if the brain can remember experiences it never had. This is to do with ‘Thought Control’. Your ‘Doctors’ are not doing this just to see what happens in rat’s brains.  They want to know if it will work in humans’ brains.  We rats would never do that to each other.”

(If you want to know more about MATHUZALA and his wisdom, please go to Amazon and buy “THE RAT PAPERS”.)

Update on THE TEDDIES Award Ceremony: The votes are in for our favorite characters and actors and producers. But we cannot announce the winners – under threat of …of just under threat from who knows what. Everybody is excited and concerned. Nobody knows, for sure, what is going on.  Such are the times. (Come back next week for more information on this.)


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