Comic Relief?

How about a bit of bad TV?
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trackdown-trump-character-the-end-of-the-wo...

As President Trump and Democrats feud over funding for a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico, a clip from the 1950s television series "Trackdown" that captured eerie parallels between the show and reality resurfaced. In the episode titled "The End of the World," a sketchy salesman by the name of Walter Trump pitches the idea of building a giant wall, claiming it would protect townspeople from a catastrophic cosmic event.

On Wednesday, "Gravity Falls" creator Alex Hirsch tweeted a part of the episode and it went viral. But it wasn't the first time the video made the rounds. Snopes reported on the authenticity of the clip in 2017 after a portion of the show was uploaded to YouTube and claimed to have "predicted Donald Trump."

(2 min clip)

The entire episode (23 min) is here.

So history does seem to rhyme. Enough silliness... now back to your regularly scheduled blogging.

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Bisbonian's picture

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"I’m a human being, first and foremost, and as such I’m for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.” —Malcolm X

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@Bisbonian

thanks for the old newspaper clip.

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“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

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The town at least gets a Marching band out of it...

It has been fun rewatching old Twilight Zone recently though... It now just feels like prep work for the headlines.

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I do not pretend I know what I do not know.

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@detroitmechworks
...of the episode so you know that's fiction don't you?

I re-zoned a few years ago. Took awhile at an episode a night to make it through the series.

All the best.

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“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”