Douglas Berger

Douglas Berger
Columbus, Ohio, USA
January 14
Living in the Midwest watching TV and noodling on the computer. This is also a narcissistic attempt to create a cult following to hide my lack of talent and intelligence about a wide range of topics.

image of a Celtic CrossIreland announced on Thursday that is was closing its embassy at the Vatican – headquarters of the Catholic Church – due to economic reasons. However some believe it was the result of strained relations between the majority Catholic Ireland and the Church over a bad report about thRead full post »

image of the wall of separationThe Republicans really are in their own little world. Instead of trying to help the 99% they instead voted on a “God check†bill titled “H.Con.Res 13 — Reaffirming ‘In God We Trust’ as the official motto of the United States.†The jobs are where…???

The resolution, which went

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image of Utah Trooper Latin CrossesA private non-profit association in Utah, the Utah Highway Patrol Association (UHPA), had been placing 12 foot tall white Latin crosses along roads and highways controlled by the state. The Utah Highway Patrol allowed the UHPA to use the trademark logo of the patrol as well. American AtheistsRead full post »

screencap of Grace Helbig on Attack of the ShowBelieve it or not I’m not hip. When it comes to pop culture I can be slow on the uptake so forgive me if this is not new to you, but Grace Helbig makes the Internet a better ‘place’ to visit.

Grace Helbig is an Internet personality who I like.… Read full post »

I am a big fan of “The Good Wife†on CBS. I love the stories and the case-a-week is interesting. Last night (10/30) in Episode 6 titled ‘Affairs of State’ there was a reunion of sorts. Alan Cumming, who plays Eli Gold, had to work with his character’s ex-wife, played byRead full post »

Image of President Obama speakingJoshua DuBois, Executive Director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, responded to two recent citizen petitions asking that ‘In God We Trust’ be removed from the currency and ‘Under God’ be removed from the Pledge of Allegiance. As IRead full post »

OCTOBER 30, 2011 5:12AM

Chuck & Grimm – An Odd Friday Pairing

image of David Giuntoli & Russell Hornsby in 'Grimm'
David Giuntoli & Russell Hornsby in “Grimmâ€

Two NBC shows that were the last to arrive for the fall season started Friday October 28. “Chuck†returned for what will be its fifth and final season. “Grimm†is a new show that is a modern take of the Brother’s Grimm fairy talesRead full post »

image of  Speaker Boehner cryingOn Thursday US House Speaker John Boehner stood before reporters and, in an attempt to deflect growing pressure on his party’s obstruction of President Obama’s jobs plan, demanded the President help pass 15 so-called Jobs bills passed in the House and stuck in the Senate. The bills that BoRead full post »

Poster for the movie The Change-UpI saw the previews for the movie “The Change-Up†and it drew my interest. From the director of “Wedding Crashers†and writers of “The Hangover†I thought how could I lose since I loved both those movies. While not a horrible film, it was not a “Wedding Crashers†or “The HangoRead full post »

OCTOBER 28, 2011 2:47AM

Booger Has Some Rules

Adam and Booger on Rules of Engagement
Adam & Booger!

One of my favorite TV shows, Rules of Engagement (CBS) had great stunt casting for their second episode of their 6th season. I have just one word: Booger!

Curtis Armstrong, who played “Dudley ‘Booger’ Dawson†in four “Revenge of the Nerds†movies, plays himself/… Read full post »

OCTOBER 21, 2011 12:58AM

Wild Animals In Ohio Had To Be Put Down

image of press conference Jack Hanna and Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz
Jack Hanna (speaking) and Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz

There has been a lot of anger and complaints about how most of the exotic animals that got loose at a farm outside of Zanesville, Ohio were killed rather than corralled and captured to save them. The facts of the situation led/Read full post »

OCTOBER 19, 2011 10:12PM

Seems Rick Santorum Supports Quiverfull

Image of 'Google' SantorumIn recent public statements, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum, who is so far right he comes back upon his own tail, made comments that shows he probably supports the evangelical Christian Quiverfull movement. That is just one more thing that should prevent Santorum from servingRead full post »

OCTOBER 16, 2011 1:42AM

Occupy Columbus A Big Success

screencap from report about protest in Columbus OhioSaturday was the big global protest day as part of the “Occupy Wall Street†movement and in Columbus hundreds showed up at the steps of the Ohio State House to join in the event. The top news station in town WBNS 10tv had a surprising objective report allowing for a goodRead full post »

OCTOBER 14, 2011 4:58AM

Don’t Mess With Hanna… Seriously

image of Hanna posterSaw the film “Hanna†the other night and I really liked it. It’s about a 16 year old girl trained by her father to be an assassin to get revenge for the killing of her mother. It stars Saoirse Ronan with Eric Bana and Cate Blanchett who effects a decent southernRead full post »

OCTOBER 14, 2011 3:09AM

Guess the Celebrity 10-14-2011

Guess the celebrities – this screencap is from the same film about roller skating and was released in 1979. Good luck. That head phone tape player setup was cool back in the day. The batteries were a pain in the ass.

screencap from film released in 1979

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A friend shared the image below and it caused me to question the authenticity. The text in the image claims it was written by a college senior who will graduate this year with no debt, has no electronics like an iPad or smartphone, and only works 30 hours a week onRead full post »

Image of a No on Issue 2 logoBuilding a Better Ohio, the pro Issue 2 (pro-sb5) group, released a new ad this week that shamelessly cut and pasted part of an anti-sb5 ad and it looked like the grandma in the ad supported Issue 2 even though she is actually against Issue 2. Even after 30 TV stationsRead full post »

image of EP cover for Love GrenadesI was following my usual Saturday night routine. Watched “Promo West Live!†and searched YouTube for a video for a band that caught my fancy. Well this past Saturday I found Love Grenades by accident and I fell in love with their music. I have wore out this particular clip titledRead full post »

Clip art of a TV setA couple of weeks have passed since the bulk of the new and returning TV shows have started up so I wanted to revisit my expectations and give my two cents on the season so far. In general the returning shows have pretty much picked up where I left them inRead full post »

The fragile wall between church & stateBack in July I posted about a discrimination case involving a fired teacher at a church school in Redford Township, Michigan. She was fired after a long medical leave. The case was heard by the US Supreme Court on Wednesday October 5th. Instead of trying to argue under the religious clausesRead full post »

Values Voter logo with fine printThis weekend was the annually meeting of the religious right wing of the Republican party at the so-called Value Voters Summit. The name of the event is similar to other ironic names associated with cheap-labor conservatives like “Defense of Marriage Act” and “Clear Skies ActRead full post »

OCTOBER 5, 2011 3:21AM

Run Away With Me, Belinda Carlisle

screen shot from Mad about You videoI was searching through Spotify the other night, following related artists to add more to my master play list, and I came across Belinda Carlisle. I fell in love again just like I did during her stint with the Go-Go’s and her solo work at the end of the 1980′s. IRead full post »

image of Ohio Gov John KasichStarting with the false notion that breaking public worker unions will help the state recover from the 2008 economic melt down, Ohio Governor John Kasich and the Ohio cheap labor conservative Republicans are supporting state Issue 2 (aka Senate Bill 5) by focusing on being “reasonable†andRead full post »

One good thing about the current douchebaggery from the cheap labor conservative Republicans, in the Congress, is they have stopped using Congress speak to mask their true intentions. Ohio Rep Steve Stivers (R-15) posted a note on his Facebook page tonight that is pretty honest about his stance on thRead full post »

One of my conservative friends is on the Herman Cain bandwagon. He posts articles focused on Cain and has said that Cain should be the next President. Of course he ignores his own complaints about Obama in 2008 being unqualified for office and making some comments about Obama’s race. Republicans liRead full post »