In a rather sickening display, Chris Christie has come out in support of Donald Trump. Perhaps this is a recent conversion, the action of a man angling for a VP-nomination. The heap of praise Christie pours upon Trump, however, makes it sound like Christie has been Trump’s attack dog for a while, going after Rubio the moment he posed a potential threat. No matter what the deal between the two men, this endorsement comes just at the moment when Rubio was beginning to gain some momentum from Bush supporters coming over, so it looks like Christie has sunk him again.
And so he departs the race; Jeb Bush is gone. After finishing a disappointing 4th in South Carolina, the once-front-runner has decided to call it quits. Note that was 4th, not 5th or 6th – those candidates are bizarrely clinging on. I’m looking at you Ben Carson!
We’ll be discussing the fate of Jeb Bush on this week’s edition of First Ade then Paul, but for now take a look at this video from the BBC. It details the increasing polarisation of American society, which I believe is a preview for the way our society in the UK is headed thanks to social media.
Friend of the blog, fastidious proof-reader and Sons of York / Sick Prick illustrator, Tom Charles is taking to the airwaves tonight on PURE FM 107.8. He will be reviewing the latest film releases and I can confirm that he had positive things to say about Ash vs Evil Dead, so his taste can’t be wholly wrong.
A surge! A Ben Carson surge! Yes, from 14 Feb – 18 Feb Ben Carson has seen his poll ratings in South Carolina rocket from a paltry 4.8% to a staggering 6.8%, taking him from a disappointing 6th place to… a slightly less disappointing 6th.
The real fight seems to be between Cruz and Rubio as to who can come second behind Trump, so very much a re-run of New Hampshire (albeit with Cruz as a contender for 2nd instead of Kasich). Bush… well… ah Bush. He’s still in there somewhere, spending so much money on a campaign that isn’t going anywhere that he’s starting to look like a socialist keen on redistributing all his wealth. Time to crack out another profound tweet methinks!
To celebrate all this talk of time travel and JFK, from tomorrow (Feb 17) until Sat (Feb 21) Pushing Ice Cream In Dallas will be available for free through Amazon!
Pushing Ice Cream In Dallas concerns itself with a waitress, Deborah Banks, who against the backdrop of the most famous assassination in history becomes embroiled in a tussle between good and evil… or at least a tussle between perverts and even worse perverts.
Things are looking up for young Dallasite Deborah Banks; a devoted boyfriend, besotted admirer, and her political hero is coming to town.
The only problem is that her boyfriend is nuts, her admirer is a pervert named Friedrich Nietzsche and President Kennedy is about to be assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald.
Most tales of time-travel focus upon the gunman inside the Texas School Book Depository. Not many address the mysterious ice cream truck, giant wooden horse, nor the gaggle of dirty old men within it. But they were there. And Deborah Banks is about to find out why.
Dallas, 22/11/1963; there ain’t no better place to hawk your wares.
Beginning today on Hulu (for you Americans, not sure when us Brits are going to get a looksie) is a new 8 part mini-series adaptation of Stephen King’s 11.22.63. The story concerns itself with a time-traveller who goes back in time to try to save JFK from assassination, only to find that time doesn’t want to be changed. Check out the trailer below:
I can highly recommend the book, especially if you’re a fan of IT, though if fans were hoping to get a look at 60s Derry in the mini-series, they’re in for disappointment. As can be expected, references to his other works have been chopped.
So what do people think? Is this adaptation a winner, or do we have another Under The Dome here? Prizes for anyone who stops the Quadrupedalo.