Posts made in October, 2016

A Scarlet Letterman for Donald Trump

Posted by on Oct 10, 2016 in All Blog Posts, Bowdoin College, Christian Science, Media, Medicine, Vintage Video | 0 comments

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The Scarlet Letter, a classic novel by Bowdoin College graduate Nathaniel Hawthorne

Hollywood style PC is a threat to comedy. To shun someone is to behave like a bully.

David Letterman in a recent interview called for Donald Trump to be shunned. Letterman said “if you see somebody who’s not behaving like any human you’ve known, that means something. They need an appointment with a psychiatrist. They need a diagnosis and they need a prescription.” He points to Trump’s once alledged imitation of a reporter with a disability, something similar to a comedy bit comedian Denny Johnston has done on stage for decades. It’s outdated, weak comedy, but not horrific. Why is Letterman now the comedy morality police? Here’s video of Letterman groping my ass when I was 16 years old (that part’s at the very end). Not to point fingers….

“Shunned” is like what happens in  “The Scarlet Letter”, by Bowdoin College graduate Nathaniel Hawthorne. Hollywood elites attack Donald Trump for offensive “locker room talk”.

The Scarlet Letter illustration

“The Scarlet Letter” 1st ed. illustration.

But these are the very so-called values of sexual promiscuity that Hollywood grandly promotes in movies and TV for decades. Chasing women happens a lot in romance novels, over 50% + of paperback book sales. Decadence is what Hollywood stands for.

In a previous WW2 Love Letters blog I write about Robin William’s suicide and the problem of war vet suicide. His suicide was, in my opinion, caused by a side effect of prescribed psychiatric medications. I believe Robin’s suicide was caused by bad advice and it’s not funny. Yet Letterman thinks sarcastic advice for Donald Trump “see a doctor, get a prescription” is OK and PC.

I say this to President Trump: “Here’s your psychiatrist.” I found this old video footage in storage. All improv. I’d never met David Letterman when I was “on set” with him. I was a guest walk-on, like an extra. In the film, I’m the girl with the long hair in the dress, standing next to him on the left, at the very end. Something happened to me as camera rolled. All of a sudden there was an unscripted sneaky doctor hand, David Letterman’s, groping near my ass. See me giggle AND pull his hand away from my backside at 3:30 on the footage. At the time I had no idea what the theme of this sketch was. Really, it’s just no big deal.

My point in sharing this video is that this is Hollywood culture. Letterman has no moral high ground position to be judgmental, then or ever. Grabbing ass is not so unwelcome as you can see here in this video. But it is a bit shocking when it happens to you.

I was 15 or 16 at the time. It’s before David Letterman or Robin Williams were famous. In response to Letterman’s recent statements about Donald Trump saying Trump should be shunned and needs a psychiatric diagnosis: I submit this historical specimen. Funny has many flavors. Funny takes care of itself. Comedy in America doesn’t need Hollywood PC censorship.

This time capsule shows Letterman playing a predator psychiatric doctor who really likes his nurses. Robin Williams is Joe Bob Walker, an alien life-UFO appreciator, a UFO welcomer. The Joe Bob Show is emblematic. Like the pharmaceutical companies of today and used car salesmen of yesteryear, Joe Bob has bought up all the TV stations and ad time. He keeps popping in, annoyingly like Cal Worthington used car ads, on his sponsored show.

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