Thank God It’s Friday

Freaky BC Friday

WHEN THE WORLD gets ex-specially heavy, as we say, I think I might lighten my load by pulling some kind of Freaky BC Friday and switching places with someone else. Here are this week’s contenders:Kyle Rittenhouse, just freed of murder charges. Advantages: Only 18, so another possible 70 years of life, instead of the 20 or 25 I might expect now. Well-founded sense that I could get away with anything now. Hero for the Fox News/That Firetrucker Carlson/Joe Biden President Denier/ Optional brain crowd. Very likely to become very rich without doing anything but getting away with killing two people. Disadvantages:Only 18, another possible 70 years of life etc. Would have to look like that for all of it. Hero for the Fox News etc crowd. Would have to rely on a brain that read more...

Trini to d Bone

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Well Ex-Skews Me

My name is Paolo Kernahan and I’m not sure I’m a Trini to D Bone for the purposes of BC Pires’ Newsday feature. In my distant lineage there is some Irish influence, along with East Indian and African. An east coast village just before Mayaro bears my last name. Misspelt the same way people mispronounce in in the licensing office, grocery and everywhere really: KernaHAM I grew up in but don't really consider myself as “coming from” Diego Martin. For better or worse, I'm a product of myself and my experiences, not so much where I grew up. I think of Diego Martin, a nice enough place to live, [not] as a community, mostly as a place where people just live in close proximity. I can't be sure if everyone kept to themselves or if I kept myself apart from everyone else. The latter is likely truer. I have absolutely no paternal instinct so the population Read more...
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BC Pires

is a barrister by qualification (class of 1984) but, for the last 28 years, has done nothing but write to earn a living. His flagship column, Thank God It’s Friday, has appeared in either the Trinidad Guardian or the Trinidad Express since Ash Friday, 1988. He has written about film from an informed lay perspective for the same period and is as close as the cricket-playing West Indies gets to a film critic (though he refuses that label). He has written for many publications, including the London Sunday Observer and the London & Manchester Guardian. Since 2010, his personality-based feature, “Trini/’Bago to D Bone” has been appearing in the Trinidad Guardian. Since 2002, he has been the editor of Cré Olé, the Trinidad & Tobago annual restaurant guide.

The Secret Diary of Donald J Trump, aged 71 ¾

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Tragic Loss of Life but Guns Don’t Kill, Democrats Do!

29 October 2018 Deer Dairy How many times do I have to warn America about Fake News? How could they say I, who do SO MUCH FOR PEACE IN THE WORLD, ALMOST GOT THE NOBLE PEACE PRIZE FOR TAKING OUT LITTLE ROCKETMAN’S NUKES but do they give me a parade? HOW MANY GOT KILLED WHEN BABOON OBAMA WAS IN CHARGE? THOUSANDS!!!! But Fake News says those kikes got killed because I won’t say white nationalism is a badly thing! HOW COULD IT BE A BADLY THING WHEN I AM WHITE AND I AM A NATIONALIST???? I read more

White Nationalist Blowing Up All Over America

25 October 2018 Deerest Dairy Things couldn’t be going more goodly! I ALL WAYS WIN AND ALL WAYS BIGGGGGGGLY! Of course, Fake News tries to make me look bad, like all ways, but DO THEY HAVE ANYONE BOMBING ME FOR THEM???? What a grate leader, to impulsify people to ACTUALLY BOMB CNN FOR ME!!!! Baboon Obama would kill for ratings like that!!!! NOW WE HAVE A MOVEMENT. Give me time, Dairy, and I will turn it into REAL TROOP MOVEMENTS!!!! It’s my bestliest idea, maybe ever, maybe even a read more

BC on TV

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A Trifecta of What's Best on the Box for Sunday 11 November 2018

On what might be the best day for film choice on cable/DirecTV, ever, all but one of the Also Rans categories have a bolded film – and there’s a Western – one of the best – in the top three! And each of the three choices could legitimately be called BEST FILM OF THE DAY. Today’s Number One Film:*No Country for Old Men, 7.30pm Paramount Channel.Watch this if you liked Apocalypse Now,The Three Burials of Melquiades Estradaor any film by Sam Peckinpah. Part thriller, part Western, as upsetting as it is intriguing, this modern-day drug money heist flick is Cormac McCarthy’s bleak 2005 novel brought to life. It was a natural fit for the Coen Bros’ dark humour and deadpan violence, but it is so overwhelmingly hopeless, it discourages anyone from declaring it Read more...
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