As you can probably tell by the fact that this post is, oh, about 12 hours late, it’s been a hellacious Monday for me. I’ve been literally too busy and anxious to sleep properly. But, the show must go on, so here we are. I got all of the nonsense out of the way, and now it’s time to unwind a bit with the Great Mondaydact Browser Mulcher.
I mean, granted, by the time most people see this, it’ll be Tuesday, but it’s the thought that counts, right? Or something like that.
Anyway – today’s theme is from our good buddy The Male Brain. Take it away, mate:
Lloyd Wolfe Bochner (July 29, 1924 – October 29, 2005) was a Canadian -American actor. He was famous for playing “Bad Guys”. But not just any bad guys, he would star as the sophisticated bad guy.
He was on show business from early age. At the age of 11, Bochner began his acting career on Ontario radio programs. He went on to garner two Liberty Awards, the highest acting honor in Canada, for his work in Canadian film and theatre. In 1946, he made his debut with The Mapleville Story and in 1951 he moved to New York City where he appeared in early television series such as One Man’s Family and Kraft Television Theatre. It took some time, but in 1960 he got his break. ABC called with a starring role in the series Hong Kong with co-star Rod Taylor. Taylor portrayed Glenn Evans, a U.S. journalist who worked in the exotic Far Eastern city. His search for stories led him into encounters with smugglers, murderers, drug peddlers, and mysterious women who would disappear behind beaded curtains. Taylor’s principal costars were Lloyd Bochner, who portrayed Chief Inspector Neil Campbell, and Jack Kruschen as Tully the bartender.
A few years later, Bochner appeared in one of his most famous roles, that of a cryptographer attempting to decipher an alien text in the classic 1962 Twilight Zone episode “To Serve Man”, a part he spoofed years later in the comedy The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear. Both are must see. Bochner is also memorably smooth and malicious as the gangster Carter against Lee Marvin in John Boorman’s seminal 1960s film noir Point Blank.
The guy worked his ass off, as can be seen by the list of TV and movies he was on. We are talking about dozens and dozens of them. His last part was in 2003, roughly 2 years before his death.
I mostly remember him from the following shows:
- The Twilight zone (mentioned above)
- Hogan Heroes (a must see show) where he portrayed a Nazi officer
- The man from U.N.C.L.E – not the move, the show. This was one of those unique times he played the not-so-bad bad guy
- Battlestar Galactica – where he played a ruthless villain in space.
- Dynasty – where he fit that series like a glove. The character suffered a heart attack while having sex with Alexis Carrington (Joan Collins), and later died in his hospital bed seconds after marrying her.
And for our host, here is one he is going to like:
Bochner did frequent voiceover work for the highly acclaimed animated TV shows Batman: The Animated Series and The New Batman Adventures. He was Mayor Hamilton Hill. Noteable family relation, his son Hart voiced Arthur Reeves (the corrupted councilman).
Racial pride – He was Jewish and his great uncle founded a Zionist organization. However, Bochner was a private man and kept his opinions to himself (which is usually a sign you are not part of the herd). However, he was one of the founder of ” the Committee to End Violence”, which apparently a panel designed to study the impact violent images had on culture. Looks like a major sell-out from someone who made much of his living in action.
Bochner was married to Ruth Roher Bochner, a concert pianist, until his death from cancer on 29 October 2005, at the age of 81 at home in Santa Monica, California. Bochner and his wife had three children — Hart Bochner (actor, who also provided voices for Batman), Paul (director and animator), and Johanna. This is why you need to honor The Greatest Generation for sticking with family values.
#BasedTucker is based:
Dave from Blue Collar Logic compares two candidates for Goobernor of Clownipornia – one with actual achievements and convictions, and one known for basically having a nice haircut:
Quite why a Black man as smart and accomplished as Larry Elder could possibly want to govern a Commie shitshow like Clownipornia is rather beyond me, but hey, it takes all kinds.
And Jason points out the obvious fact that the Fake President can’t even muster fake optimism for his shambling-reanimated-corpse act:
Bill Whittle takes the whorenalist sex symbol Dr. Fraudci down many notches:
Plenty of cool stuff from The Male Brain to keep you busy for the next day or two. We start with a genuinely rather weird video from IBTimes UK about what a talking monkey might sound like – hint, it wouldn’t be much like Caesar in Planet of the Apes:
An interesting video here from hochelaga about what Biblically accurate angels are actually like – this is your “they sure didn’t teach us this in Sunday School” segment of the week:
The whole Ryan George style ofone-person YooToobz comedy appears to be catching on – this new guy Steven He partners with one of the better exemplars of it to explain what a 007 movie would be like with a GenZ opponent:
Now let’s get serious for a bit and let Felix Rex ask the obvious question:
From the philosophical to the downright bizarre:
Jeebus. Those two look like the wrong end of a bus and a dog, respectively. What kind of pathetic thirsty chode is desperate enough to subscribe to their OnlyFans accounts?!?!? Whoever they are, they have stronger stomachs than I do.
And speaking of strong stomachs, Dawn Pine had a strong enough one as a Jew to watch this rather interesting video about where the Nazis got their unusual style:
Just when you thought mosquitoes couldn’t get any more ANNOYING:
It’s quite possible that aliens are out there listening for us, but if they are, they probably can’t hear us at all:
And it’s always good to have some JP Sears on a Monday:
Paul Ramsey is not impressed by the “American” “Olympians” quitting left and right because they totes can’t handle the pressure:
PJW rallies us all to stand up and defend our memes:
The lovely and charming Dr. Sam Bailey has a long and rather interesting examination of the events surrounding the outbreak of the Coof in Wuhan:
Go to Odysee to watch the full video – they don’t have good embedding functionality into WordPress yet.
Lord Razor of the Fist Clan isn’t a fan of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, but he REALLY Isn’t a fan of fat Leftists destroying cherished IPs either:
The ONLY good thing about the Netherflix series is Mark Hamill as the voice of Skeletor. Truly, there is nothing that man cannot do in terms of voice-acting.
The Dizzle dissects the motives behind the Izzlamic attempt on the life of the Lioness of London:
Dr. Jay Smith from PfanderFilms delves into the same subject:
Al-Fadi from CIRA International takes no prisoners in examining why Mecca cannot possibly be the city that Izzlamics think it is:
Dr. Frank Turek from Cross Examined has some powerful ideas to help us understand how to get to the truth of Scriptures through the scientific method:
Just when you think that China couldn’t become any more dysfunctional and dangerous, China Uncensored breaks news of a nuclear plant that the foreign engineers who built it think should be shut down – and the ChiComs say, “Nah, it’ll be fine!”:
America Uncovered, uh, uncovers the news about massive anti-lockdown, anti-stupidity protests sweeping America and the rest of the world:
Jared Taylor from American Renaissance delivers some hard home truths about race:
Terrence Popp explains the sheer stupidity of the notion of “common sense gun control”, with added Grunt-Speak profanity:
Midnight’s Edge and friends do a deep dive into the problems plaguing the Magic Kingdom of the Devil Mouse:
Overlord Dicktor Van Doomcock piles gasoline onto the raging fire that threatens to consume that same house:
Gary from Nerdrotic bids a fond and not-at-all-nostalgic farewell to the very first female Doctor Who, whom we will lovingly refer to as Doctor Karen:
The Drinker has a rare moment of sober-minded analysis about Ghostbusters: Afterlife:
The world’s first high-resolution 3D image of a monkey brain has been revealed, in a breakthrough that could pave the way for treatments for human diseases including Parkinson’s.
A detailed map of a complete macaque monkey brain was created using fluorescent imaging techniques by a team from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing.
The team used a new technique to show how nerve cells are organised and connected within the monkey brain at a ‘micron resolution’.
The human brain comprises nearly a hundred billion nerve cells with delicate and complex connections, and while up to 17 times larger than that of a macaque, it is similar enough for comparisons to be made between the two, researchers claim.
Until now, a mouse brain was the largest to be mapped, taking days to create a complete 3D image, but the new technique made it possible to move up to a macaque brain, which is about 200 times larger in volume than that of a mouse.
The team, including researchers from Zhejiang University, say that having such a detailed map of a primate brain will help in understanding human diseases.
The fact that this is from the Chinese, though, should have you VERY worried indeed.
Your long read of the week is from The Male Brain, and examines the folly of the activist CEO:
Units of organization and how they interact constitute one of the great questions of a functioning society: Who does what around here, and why? Organizational units come into being based on circumstance, need, tradition, convention, law, and religion, among other factors. They endure, however, by maintaining their legitimacy through a consensus in thought and in the law about their source of authority, their expertise, their utility vis-à-vis other institutions, their role in “the system,” their boundaries, their structure, and their mechanisms for governance and oversight. This is true from the family, in its many forms, through to governments and supranational organizations.
Enduring political and economic institutions in our society are legitimized in great measure by a set of transparent processes that give institutions some sense of representing those who belong to them. It is not by accident that political institutions characterized by representative democracy and economic institutions characterized by shareholder rights developed around the same time in Northwest Europe a few hundred years ago. Both phenomena were rooted in the same radical thought — that the legitimacy of the institution itself was based on the consent of the governed. And that the leaders of the organizations ultimately served in the interest of the citizen or the shareholder.
It was a dramatic reversal of the “Who works for whom?” formula that had animated most of human history. It was, moreover, a reversal that propelled the West dramatically ahead of more-sophisticated and more-resourced civilizations at the time that could not adapt this philosophy because of legal and cultural constraints. Many economic historians trace the dramatic separation in prosperity of the past few hundred years between the “West and the Rest” to the ancient legal and cultural restrictions in Islamic and Chinese systems that disallowed a separation of economic institutions from familial, tribal, or political systems. In the West, new systems and forms of organization replaced — not always, but in the main — institutional relationships organized along dynastic and personal lines with ones organized along impersonal lines reinforced by the rule of law. It allowed, in the case of companies, for complete strangers to have sacred economic relationships with one another bound by law and the consent of the governed. This arrangement precipitated an explosion of freedom and wealth.
Consent of the governed in a modern company is not a sentiment. Public or private companies — small or large — are governed by complex bylaws and systems of governance and oversight. Corporate leaders have an obligation, grounded in law and convention, to advance the interests of shareholders, employees, and customers. Serving as spokesmen on trendy political or social issues is not one of those interests, and it runs afoul of their fundamental purpose as corporate leaders.
Linkage is good for you – you’ll have to forgive me for not captioning these, I just don’t have the time and I’m in dire need of rest and sleep right now:
And some more from Dawn Pine:
The Neo-Tsar has some direct and simple life advice for all of us – I love listening to this guy speak, he just tells it like it is, no bullshit, no nonsense, straight between the eyes:
History lessons of the week come from The Male Brain, and discuss how you could prove your identity in the ancient world – which is a rather germane topic given what we’re dealing with today:
Your Great Man of the Week is Tarquin, the last king of the Romans before the institution of the Republic:
HALO legend Mint Blitz is ecstatic over the gameplay released for HI multiplayer, and it looks like the campaign is going to be a blinder if this is any indication:
Wazzocks gonna wazzock:
Roughly the 10:50 mark – “you are in for a whole night of suck squeeze bang and blow”. That, right there, is possibly the greatest one-liner ever uttered in the history of comedy. And by none other than Captain Slow, no less.
Kitchen Nightmares with the Angry Scot:
Pics, guns, girls, starting with a few from Dawn Pine related to today’s theme:
Headlines of the week indicate that Australiuh Man has clearly taken a page out of Floriduh Man’s book:
Your “We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat” moment of the week:
Your “And For My Next Trick” moment of the week:
Your “Jackass Says Stupid Shit” moment of the week:
Your “Surf Ninjas” moment of the week:
Your “Are the Olympics THIS Year?!?” moment of the week:
Not even gonna try to craption this next one:
Your “Floriduh Man Objects to Your Stereotypes” moment of the week:
Your Media InConsistency moment of the week:
Readers over a certain age will very much appreciate this one:
OK, come on, that shit would be HYSTERICAL.
Anyone who puts BANANAS on PIZZA absolutely DESERVES to be publicly flogged.
That does explain rather a lot, eh?
OR it was the Three Wazzateers filming one of their epic specials… though admittedly if that were the case, beer would still be VERY MUCH Involved.
You ‘mirin’, bruh?
Your Dog of the Week is the Entlebucher Mountain Dog:
Sherpa and his hoomans are known for getting up to some silly antics – and, here’s a tip for you youngsters, youth and experience are NO MATCH for age and experience:
Your aminules are adorkable moment of the week:
And also your animals are absolute DICKS moment of the week, to balance things out:
Gym beast time:
Buakaw Beatdown of the Week:
When Bas Rutten speaks, you STFU and listen:
Jesus loves knockouts:
Shufflin’ keeps things groovin’
And finally here’s your Instathot to get your week started. Her name is Aurelia from Poland, and beyond that I don’t have the first clue who she is. Oh, and she wants you to know that she’s a vegan, because of course she is. If you look at her earlier Instaham pictures, though, you’ll see that she looked VERY different when she was younger, without all of the “improvements”. In other words, she was WAY hotter when she was a lot less plastic.
Just goes to show that “vegans” aren’t above stuffing themselves full of artificial shit when they want to.
All right, lads, that’s it. I’m off to get some sleep – even yer very mighty servant cannot function properly without it. My apologies for the badly delayed post today, but it was kind of inevitable given all the crap going on right now. It’ll be over soon, fortunately, but in the meantime, things are likely to be a little topsy-turvy here at the site for a while.