Truisms of not great importance, mixed in with few that are

A few miscellaneous truisms:

  • a character killed off a soap opera is really not dead; they do come back in new permutations.
  • suicides are more prevalent in homes that have a gun on the premises; all it takes is one impulsive act.
  • the soap actor who played said deceased character is not married to the dead person role, so they may come back in a new role
  • the most prominent reason for gun deaths in America is suicide, not terrorism, not violent crime related.
  • a horror movie bad guy never dies, even when he does; the code word is “sequel.”
  • accidental shootings are one thing we should be able to avoid, yet a sad search to do is to Google “Four-year old kills six-year old” and read the related stories.
  • per Black comedian Chris Rock, a Black crew member on “Star Trek” should not beam down with Captain Kirk, as he is not coming back. Rock is heard to say in his routine, “Brother, don’t go.”
  • allowing guns on college campuses is a horrible idea, as college campuses have a higher rate of depression than in general society – again all it takes is one impulsive act.
  • when the bad guy is shot in a crime show, the police don’t remove his weapon; so someone else tends to get shot.
  • the surveys I have read convey most gun owners want better gun governance laws; yet the gun making lobby is too overwhelming to allow things to get done.
  • if a hospital, police or federal agent team includes a male and female, there will be future episodes of mutual attraction.
  • my own survey tells me I have heard too many “thoughts and prayers” or “it is a slippery slope” comments from legislators who want to stall to let the temperature for change abate. To me, our country needs more political courage to do needed things to make us safer.
  • if you watch Hallmark movies, no lead character is ever divorced; he or she is widowed, often with a child. I guess there are no greeting cards for divorces.
  • one of the things that scares more than me about the increased civil unrest in our country is we have more guns than people.
  • movies on channels with commercials will start immediately following the end of the previous movie’s credits finish – and you wonder why we binge watch.
  • there are changes we can make that people from the two parties can agree, if we can just get them to forget who put the money in their pocket.
  • finally, Chris Rock has a good solution for gun deaths – make the bullets cost $5,000 a piece. Shooters will become more judicious in shooting someone.

8 thoughts on “Truisms of not great importance, mixed in with few that are

  1. A very clever construct Keith of the Wry, Funny and Serious, not just about guns but the problem folk have with separating fact from fiction.
    (The most dangerous place to be in the UK, is a Soap Opera episode involving a Wedding or Funeral- watch out for violence )

    • Thanks, Roger. Very true. My wife’s favorite soap opera has a “Sopranos” feel, so wedding and funerals are usually met with violence and intrigue. Keith

      • Talking of the unlikely story lines in soaps Keith…Have you ever seen the film ‘Soapdish’ with Sally Field, Kevin Kline. Robert Downey jr. Revolves around a TV soap where the real lives of the stars and the plots start to cross over.
        30 years old now but still pertinent.

      • Roger, that was a terrific movie. The movie “Tootsie” with Dustin Hoffman also revolves around the inanity of a soap opera, where Hoffman dresses as a woman to get roles so he can pay the rent. Keith

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