What’s In a Name?

images-1.jpgI read a Trump supporter suggesting that Donald Trump wasn’t as bad as Adolf Hitler.

What a defense!

The Trump name will now and forever be compared to Adolf Hitler. I believe this will severely devalue the Trump name, reducing the Trump fortune to about a buck ninety-eight.

I’m sure Melania will help the old man move into a used mobile home in Florida so they can live out their retirement blaming others and whining about how unfair life is.

Assuming, of course, that he’s not in the slam doing twenty to life.

Dr. Fu-Manchu

images.jpgDespite its less than successful release, I include the film Big Trouble In Little China on my list of guilty pleasures: high on my list. It tells the story of Jack Burton, who helps his friend Wang Chi rescue Wang’s green-eyed fiancée from bandits in San Francisco’s Chinatown. They go into the mysterious underworld beneath Chinatown, where they face an ancient sorcerer named David Lo Pan, who requires a woman with green eyes to marry him in order to release him from a centuries-old curse. [Wikipedia]

David Lo Pan is certainly not the first nefarious villain from the mysterious and inscrutable land of ultra-long fingernails and wicked martial arts. You could even include Ming the Merciless in this batch of bad hombres. But isn’t it an easy cliché to engender a fictional villain with unknown magical powers from a distant and unknown country? Remember, Lamont Cranston didn’t learn the secrets to cloud men’s minds of the corner of Flatbush and Avenue J.

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