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"I am the Doctor"

When I’m watching the new season of Doctor Who and they play the “I am the Doctor” theme, it’s just not the same with Peter Capaldi. That theme belongs to Matt Smith.

Funko released a “Horror Series” to their line of ReAction figures! The lineup is awesome and covers the major horror franchises. The only one that seemed out of place was Eric Draven from The Crow because it wasn’t a horror movie and he wasn’t a bad guy. Whatever, Halloween has been my favorite franchise ever since I was a kid so I couldn’t leave without Michael.

Funko released a “Horror Series” to their line of ReAction figures! The lineup is awesome and covers the major horror franchises. The only one that seemed out of place was Eric Draven from The Crow because it wasn’t a horror movie and he wasn’t a bad guy. Whatever, Halloween has been my favorite franchise ever since I was a kid so I couldn’t leave without Michael.

So after months of waiting, season nine of “How I Met Your Mother” finally hit Netflix. On my first day off, I gathered up some snacks and over the course of the day burned my way through the season. There were a lot of laughs and a few times I even had to hold back the tears. However, all that joy and emotion faded and was replaced with blind rage when I finally reached the end of the finale. I won’t go on a long rant about it… I’ll just sum it all up with two words…. FUCKING BULLSHIT! They should have called the damn show “How I Spent Twenty Five Years Chasing Robin”!!!

So after months of waiting, season nine of “How I Met Your Mother” finally hit Netflix. On my first day off, I gathered up some snacks and over the course of the day burned my way through the season. There were a lot of laughs and a few times I even had to hold back the tears. However, all that joy and emotion faded and was replaced with blind rage when I finally reached the end of the finale. I won’t go on a long rant about it… I’ll just sum it all up with two words…. FUCKING BULLSHIT! They should have called the damn show “How I Spent Twenty Five Years Chasing Robin”!!!

I’m sorry, but I don’t want to be an emperor. That’s not my business. I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone - if possible - Jew, Gentile - black man - white. We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other’s happiness - not by each other’s misery. We don’t want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone. And the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way.

Greed has poisoned men’s souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical. Our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery we need humanity. More than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost.

The airplane and the radio have brought us closer together. The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in men - cries out for universal brotherhood - for the unity of us all. Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world - millions of despairing men, women, and little children - victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people.

To those who can hear me, I say - do not despair. The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed - the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress. The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish.

Soldiers! Don’t give yourselves to brutes - men who despise you - enslave you - who regiment your lives - tell you what to do - what to think and what to feel! Who drill you - diet you - treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder. Don’t give yourselves to these unnatural men - machine men with machine minds and machine hearts! You are not machines! You are not cattle! You are men! You have the love of humanity in your hearts! You don’t hate! Only the unloved hate - the unloved and the unnatural! Soldiers! Don’t fight for slavery! Fight for liberty!

In the 17th Chapter of St Luke it is written: “the Kingdom of God is within man” - not one man nor a group of men, but in all men! In you! You, the people have the power - the power to create machines. The power to create happiness! You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure.

Then - in the name of democracy - let us use that power - let us all unite. Let us fight for a new world - a decent world that will give men a chance to work - that will give youth a future and old age a security. By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power. But they lie! They do not fulfil that promise. They never will!

Dictators free themselves but they enslave the people! Now let us fight to fulfill that promise! Let us fight to free the world - to do away with national barriers - to do away with greed, with hate and intolerance. Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to all men’s happiness. Soldiers! in the name of democracy, let us all unite!

Charlie Chaplin - The Great Dictator (1940)
Every year around this time, I end up catching count choculitis.

Every year around this time, I end up catching count choculitis.

Guess what time it is!

Guess what time it is!

It was an delicious pint of godless goodness! …seriously though, it actually was pretty damned tasty!

It was an delicious pint of godless goodness! …seriously though, it actually was pretty damned tasty!

Who thought “Hey! Let’s have the long awaited sequel to Top Gun (a classic) written by that guy who wrote that one video game movie that bombed!”??? I would really love to know how they come to these decisions!

We should all try to offend at least one person every day.

We should all try to offend at least one person every day.

After 126 years it may finally be time to close the book on one of history’s greatest mysteries. Almost sad in a way.