“We are Forerunners. Guardians of all that exists. The roots of the Galaxy have grown deep under our careful tending. Where there is life, the wisdom of our countless generations has saturated the soil. Our strength is a luminous sun, towards which all intelligence blossoms… And the impervious shelter, beneath which it has prospered.”

Friday T&A: Jellystone Park Edition

by | Aug 18, 2023 | fat girl jihad | 5 comments

Gentlemen, if you have not seen the epic ensemble-cast drama, Yellowstone, may I say, I HIGHLY recommend it. The series follows the Dutton family, who own supposedly the largest ranch in the FUSA – something on the order of 200,000 acres, which I gather is something like 809 sq. Km., i.e. approximately a third the size of Rhode Island. (For non-Americans, this translates as, “REALLY FRACKIN’ ENORMOUS“.) The whole series is all about the attempts of the patriarch, John Dutton III, to keep his ranch and his family together, even though his kids are completely dysfunctional, and everyone and his dog wants a piece of his land.

The lead role, played superbly by the one and only Kevin Costner, is indeed a beacon of true patriarchal masculinity:

That is not to say he is the best possible father and leader. He just does the best he can, with what he has. Of course, he makes a lot of morally questionable (at best) decisions, that lead to a lot of problems, but you have to admire the unabashed, unapologetic masculine tone of the series. This is a show all about family, land, and tribe.

I am about halfway through Season 1, and I have to say, it has been impressive so far.

Of course, Mr. Costner does not necessarily have the best reputation when it comes to acting – anyone who has ever watched Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves can attest to how good that movie really is (in large part, thanks to everyone BUT Costner), and how terrible his English “accent” is:

Whoops. Sorry. Wrong clip – though ENTIRELY apropros, because of what it actually mocks:

I have to say, though, despite the shockingly bad “British” accents, the film remains a standout from my childhood. I really enjoyed it as a kid. For a 6-year-old watching it for the first time (as I was, way back then), the scenes featuring the late, great Alan Rickman as the Sheriff of Nottingham, and especially that crazy witch, were utterly terrifying.

If you are bored out of your gourd and short of something to do (as I have been for the last few days), give the series a try, and see what happens.

Right, that’s it for the philosophising for one day. Let’s get straight to the reason why you are actually here.

This here is Sophie Muller – she might have that whole “heavy metal umlaut” thing in her name, too – from Krautland, age probably 23 or so. I have no idea what else she does, other than Instathottery.

Happy Friday and weekend, y’all. Enjoy yourselves, and try not to drink too much.

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  1. furor kek tonicus ( dicks out for Harambe )

    i’m a Bob Seger feminist, i do “Respect Her Butt”

  2. Sardaukar

    Glad you are enjoying ‘Yellow Stone’. As you will see, each season get’s better than the last. Might add, the production company has been very good about hiring locals, both as extras and small businesses (paying very decent wages). They filmed some of season three just down the road from our place near Missoula, as well as in town. Hopefully they can get another couple of seasons out of Costner (apparently he wants to quit, partly due to his hellacious on going divorce).

    • Didact

      Indeed, it is an excellent series – and it gets better as the episodes go by, so I will be keen to see how it grows and matures over seasons. Costner will, indeed, sadly leave the series after Season 5 – and that will be the last season of the current run. But it looks like this has generated several spin-offs, at least some of which promise to be quite good. Should be interesting to see where the franchise goes.

  3. TheMaleBrain

    Alan Rickman: “Do you mind Locksley? We’ve just been married”
    (Trying to rape Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio)

    • Didact

      Yeah. Remember back when Hollyweird used to make great movies? I miss those days…


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