Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Mentalist Not the Only Person Living an Illusion


At a joint news conference with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri, John Kerry defended U.S. involvement in the Middle East when he was asked whether U.S policy had caused recent violence in Iraq and Libya.

"The United States of America was not responsible for what happened in Libya, and nor is it responsible for what is happening in Iraq today," Kerry said.

 Must be something in the State Department's water.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

"The Mentalist" Going "Secret Agent Man" on US?

Rumor has it that Patrick Jane will be farmed out to the spooks in a Season Seven episode to do his secret agent man mentalist routine in Lebanon.  Baloney.   If  The Mentalist has any grasp of reality left - getting doubtful at this point - he better leave the Village before he is a "Prisoner" of his own device.

Now that I've got you, here's some enlightenment to shatter your own illusions:  Don't drink the Kool-aid



Sunday, August 3, 2014

Bin Laden 2.0

You know it's just a matter of time when Bin Laden 2.0,  our Iraqi Frankenstein, rises from the ruins of Fallujah to bring terror to the homeland. Stop me if you've heard this one before:

Funded by Arabian Gulf petrodollars from Saudi Arabia, supported, at least implicitly, by US,  radical Islamist fighters in Syria opposing Bashar al-Assad have been expanding in strength, numbers, and lethality for the last three years. This winter, they and their branches in Iraq converged, first taking Fallujah, then moving on to the spring and summer debacles across Sunni Iraq and the establishment of a “caliphate” in the territories they control in both countries.



Herman Munster lookalike Secretary of State John Kerry spoke of the situation defensively last fall in attempting to explain Washington’s increasingly controversial and confused policy on Syria, the rebels, and the regime of Bashar al-Assad they were trying to fell.  He described the "bad guys" as radical fighters belonging to ISIS and al-Qaeda-affiliated groups, calling them the lesser part of the opposition in that country, a statement that even then was beyond inaccurate. He went on to describe those "bad guys" as having "proven themselves to be probably the best fighters... the most trained and aggressive on the ground." 

Charley Wilson's War 2.0:  in a meeting with Syrian opposition leader Ahmad al-Jarba, WrongWay Kerry-again proposed arming and training supposedly well-vetted "moderate" Syrian rebels to help take the battle to ISIS in Syria but also in Iraq. "Obviously, in light of what has happened in Iraq," he said, “we have even more to talk about in terms of the moderate opposition in Syria, which has the ability to be a very important player in pushing back against [ISIS’s] presence and to have them not just in Syria, but also in Iraq."  Washington hopes to use "moderate" Syrian rebels, in practice almost impossible to separate from the extreme Islamists, "in pushing back against" those very Islamists, while striking against the Assad regime which is supporting—with air strikes, among other things—the Maliki government which Washington has been arming and supporting in Iraq.  That was money not well spent as that military promptly collapsed, surrendering a string of cities and towns, including Tal Afar and Mosul, when ISIS and other Sunni insurgents came knocking.  Over 5000 Hellfire missiles won't make a dent.

The legacy of the Iraq War fiasco is the creation of another terrorist-controlled state from which the next Bin Laden will rain his own hellfire upon US.
 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Jordan Harper Tweets about Bird Brains

Jordan Harper: Wondering how many Mentalist scripts I've done that have scenes about food at the end. May be my accidental trademark. What's that about?

In the End,  The Mentalist audience (See B.S.) will SWALLOW anything you write?

 This BLUE BIRD  is an ILLUSION

Monday, July 14, 2014

FACESPACE - ACT 1

Monday, May 19, 2014

The Mentalist "Blue Bird" Review

The Mentalist in a nutshell: It's all an ILLUSION (read: VISUAL LIES) that Patrick Jane can find a pacific ending as a "Blue Bird" flying over the rainbow.

"Somewhere over the rainbow
Way up high there's a land I heard of once in a lullaby
Somewhere over the rainbow
Skies are blue
And the dreams that you dare to dream
Really do come true
Someday I'll wish upon a star
And wake up where the clouds are far behind me
Where troubles melt like lemon drops
Away above the chimney tops
That's where you'll find me Somewhere over the rainbow
Bluebirds fly
Birds fly over the rainbow
Why then oh why can't I?
If happy little bluebirds fly
Beyond the rainbow why oh why can't I?"
  SOZ- Song from OZ




The Mentalist (read: Bruno Heller) really pushed the envelope of suspension of disbelief in "Blue Bird" as the usual suspects all figured out Patrick Jane's mystery "color bird hotel" clues, not to mention Jane got away with fabricating a letter from the killer of a cold case to send the Austin FBI agents to the Blue Bird Inn in the Keys because he had the hots for his woman in the red dress, and the FBI in Miami apparently doesn't exist. Assuming the FBI is deep into national security investigations, how does it get called to investigate the murder of the college kid found in the deep end of the kiddie pool?  Bruno must think The Mentalist viewers are either bird brains or brain dead in a Medusa-like trance (note the Medusa tile mosaic). The murder mystery was most foul as the real story was in the end: Jane, a really blue bird,  lost his head when he tried to fly over the rainbow with Lisbuns on a Pacific flight. Maybe that's how the writers "PERSEUS."   While it appears Jane and Lisbuns  go "Holmes " again,  it's only in Jane's dreams because (See B.S)...

This BLUE BIRD  is All an ILLUSION

 Jane appears to be a Sherlock Holmes super-sleuth character, but in reality is a mental patient with a cracked eggshell who suffers from paranoid delusions due to feelings of extreme guilt in the deaths of his wife and child who were burned as he was (CBI = intensive burn care?)  in a horrific car accident involving a driver named Tanner when he failed to stop at a BLINKING RED LIGHT CROSSING AN INTERSECTION, hence the RJ symbol, while he was driving intoxicated  and spends his days with the remote watching TV shows, which generate his ideas for the delusional episodes. Note: Jane's eggshell blue car - a vintage 1972 Citroen DS 20 that Warner Bros., producer of "The Mentalist" for CBS, had in its inventory. It was used in the 2008 movie "Speed Racer." For "The Mentalist," the car was shipped from Germany and painted eggshell blue (it was originally red).


Burning Clues: "The Mentalist" is obsessed with fire, as in half the episodes it plays a significant plot point. Items:  Jane burns his Red John files with a bottle of booze. Out of the Frye-ing pan into the... As Kristina Frye discovered, when you get too close to Red John, you get burned.  "Tiger, Tiger burning bright, they were "Au-burned."  In the "Red Mile" episode Jane arrives at a crime scene outside Auburn, California.  Shouts from Alabama football fans of "Roll Tide" first appeared during the Alabama-Auburn Tiger IRON BOWL game in 1907. Note the Auburn football game was playing on the bedroom TV in "Desert Rose. "Curiously, a corpse was found in a burned car in "Ruby Slippers," in which Jane discovers the identity of Fifi Nix, like Jane's Phoenix, has risen from the ashes of his past life.  In "Red Dawn" Jane is given a desk next to a fire extinguisher that is there, then it's gone, then it's there again.   Fake Red John read all about it - catch the fire-y headline on the front page of the newspaper Tim Carter was reading before Jane shot him.  Red John appeared to Jane in the burn mask.  Jane: It's not my fire.

THE WILD WESTPHALL WORLD is OVER THE RAINBOW

 

Red John is Patrick Jane's imaginary evil twin, his "perfect symmetry" alter-ego (Jane/John)Professor Moriarty character in a Tommy Westphall" imaginary world like "St. Elsewhere's" snow globe and "Life on Mars" that is the dream state of Jane.  (NB. The fake Jane character in "Red Moon" where a corpse was found in a burned car was named Ellis Mars (El - He is Mars.) Ellis Mars: The mind is a powerful weapon. It can create reality. Mr. Nguyen was LOST (also in the Westphall Universe) but was found in "Green Thumb."

Jane: Perhaps we can see each other again.
Lorelei: That’s not up to me.
Jane: Oh, you have no say in it?
Lorelei: None at all. It’s very "Westphall."
Jane: I don’t follow you.
Lorelei: I do what Red John tells me to do.
 
 
                         Red Face to Face

 The Mentalist logo.svg
                          Mentalist in a Box

The Man with Two Names -- Red John's alias is ROY Tagliaferro (read: "cut iron").   The ROY CUT IRON  anagrams are "court irony" and "you r citron."  How ironic that Jane, the court jester who arrives at the crime scene in his Citroen,  a master reader of how others' emotions control them and the need to let go of the past,  was a prisoner of his IRON-ic chains to the past.  Until Jane leaves his OLD LIFE BEHIND, The Mentalist is on the mental list, a prisoner of his own device.


 "The DESERT ROSE"

Perhaps Bruno referred to a song that Sting made famous.  The lyrics will burn in your imagination and perhaps provide a clue about Patrick Jane's:

I wake in pain
I dream of love as time runs through my hand
I dream of fire
Those dreams are tied to a horse that will never tire
And in the flames
Her shadows play in the shape of a man's desire
This desert rose
Each of her seven veils, a secret promise
This desert flower
No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this
And as she turns
This way she moves in the logic of all my dreams
This fire burns
I realize that nothing's as it seems.

Really



Jane:  Lisbuns, in my dreams I see you in red.

Read John "Seven"Come 11: my mental list of 7 scripts so you can dream along with me 

"Dragon STAR  (2014) Logline:  Codecracker tracks a serial killer who returns after seven years to terrorize his hometown. Tagline: You can go Holmes again. DRAGON_STAR_-_Final[1]  (after Simon Baker is finished with "The Mentalist, "DS" would make that Tasmanian Devil a movie star. )

MIDNIGHT RIDE”   Logline: Garage band cruises a small Pennsylvania town on a stormy night that changes the course of rock music.  Tagline: “She loves you and you and you, yeah, yeah, yeah”

"DIVE"   Logline: An American naval officer is forced to pilot a Colombian cartel submarine loaded with cocaine into San Diego harbor. But there's something else on board.  Tagline:  Sub-text: Hidden between the white lines.

"COLUMBIA ROADS"    Logline:  US embassy investigator discovers Aurora prophecy that threatens  the US.    Tagline: All Roads lead to Columbia.  Download -COLUMBIA ROADS-

 “FACESPACE    Logline:  CIA Deep Throat recruits a conspiracy writer to stop a mind control op using social networks.    Tagline: Who is like FACESPACE and who can defeat it?     Download FACESPACE 7-21


"SPYDER AND THE FLY"     Logline: A black op team gets caught in its web of deceit.   Tagline:  "Come into my parlor said the Spyder to the Fly, but who was the Spyder and Who was the FLY?"

 "THE 11 O'CLOCK NEWS"   Logline: Two bloggers, Richie Scalia and John Scott,  get in way-over-their-head trouble.  Tagline: Hindsight is  2021 


Monday, May 12, 2014

The Mentalist "Black Hearts" Review

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The Mentalist in a nutshell:  It's all an ILLUSION (read: VISUAL LIES)  the ends justify the means.

The Mentalist episode presented a moral dilemma as Mr. Ridley, the Man in "Black Hearts," rationalized his killing of "worthless" girls for their body parts because they were used to save the lives of many "important" men.  While Patrick Jane showed his disgust for the heartless psychopath by turning the "operating" table on the talented Mr. Ridley, he revealed his own Machiavellian, heartless self to trick the psychopath into revealing his computer files of his satisfied customers. Was Jane justified crossing the line to justify his actions? On the surface what's a little dramatic deception to save lives?  Of course, Jane is more than just a serial liar; like "Dexter" he is a serial killer of serial killers  including Tim Carter,  Tom "McAlluster" etc.  I could go on about the merits of going Back to the Future to kill Hitler and other psychopaths for the greater good. Who knows if that action would have prevented or spawned other evil acts? What a tangled spider web Jane weaved when Mr. Abbott he first deceived.  Unfortunately, Jane involved Lisbuns as she had to lie to Abbott to corroborate Jane's story.  Now who's the heartless psychopath? These turn of events may signal the end of the road for "Jisbun" as Lisbuns must wonder if she can continue to follow Jane's heartless activities, risking her own career with the FBI,  and if Jane would sacrifice their relationship to do what he wants. Talk about career-suicide, if FBI agent Cho in real life called the Colombian Ambassador and threatened him, he would be lucky to get a job as a security guard. Are there dark days ahead or plenty of Blue Skies (See B.S.)or is ... 


This BLUE BIRD   All an ILLUSION


 Jane appears to be a Sherlock Holmes super-sleuth character, but in reality is a mental patient with a cracked eggshell who suffers from paranoid delusions due to feelings of extreme guilt in the deaths of his wife and child who were burned as he was (CBI = intensive burn care?)  in a horrific car accident involving a driver named Tanner when he failed to stop at a BLINKING RED LIGHT CROSSING AN INTERSECTION, hence the RJ symbol, while he was driving intoxicated  and spends his days with the remote watching TV shows, which generate his ideas for the delusional episodes. Note: Jane's eggshell blue car - a vintage 1972 Citroen DS 20 that Warner Bros., producer of "The Mentalist" for CBS, had in its inventory. It was used in the 2008 movie "Speed Racer." For "The Mentalist," the car was shipped from Germany and painted eggshell blue (it was originally red).


Burning Clues: "The Mentalist" is obsessed with fire, as in half the episodes it plays a significant plot point. Items:  Jane burns his Red John files with a bottle of booze. Out of the Frye-ing pan into the... As Kristina Frye discovered, when you get too close to Red John, you get burned.  "Tiger, Tiger burning bright, they were "Au-burned."  In the "Red Mile" episode Jane arrives at a crime scene outside Auburn, California.  Shouts from Alabama football fans of "Roll Tide" first appeared during the Alabama-Auburn Tiger IRON BOWL game in 1907. Note the Auburn football game was playing on the bedroom TV in "Desert Rose. "Curiously, a corpse was found in a burned car in "Ruby Slippers," in which Jane discovers the identity of Fifi Nix, like Jane's Phoenix, has risen from the ashes of his past life.  In "Red Dawn" Jane is given a desk next to a fire extinguisher that is there, then it's gone, then it's there again.   Fake Red John read all about it - catch the fire-y headline on the front page of the newspaper Tim Carter was reading before Jane shot him.  Red John appeared to Jane in the burn mask.  Jane: It's not my fire.

THE WILD WESTPHALL WORLD is OVER THE RAINBOW

 

Red John is Patrick Jane's imaginary evil twin, his "perfect symmetry" alter-ego (Jane/John)Professor Moriarty character in a Tommy Westphall" imaginary world like "St. Elsewhere's" snow globe and "Life on Mars" that is the dream state of Jane.  (NB. The fake Jane character in "Red Moon" where a corpse was found in a burned car was named Ellis Mars (El - He is Mars.) Ellis Mars: The mind is a powerful weapon. It can create reality. Mr. Nguyen was LOST (also in the Westphall Universe) but was found in "Green Thumb."

Jane: Perhaps we can see each other again.
Lorelei: That’s not up to me.
Jane: Oh, you have no say in it?
Lorelei: None at all. It’s very "Westphall."
Jane: I don’t follow you.
Lorelei: I do what Red John tells me to do.
 
 
                         Red Face to Face

 The Mentalist logo.svg
                          Mentalist in a Box

The Man with Two Names -- Red John's alias is ROY Tagliaferro (read: "cut iron").   The ROY CUT IRON  anagrams are "court irony" and "you r citron."  How ironic that Jane, the court jester who arrives at the crime scene in his Citroen,  a master reader of how others' emotions control them and the need to let go of the past,  was a prisoner of his IRON-ic chains to the past.  Until Jane leaves his OLD LIFE BEHIND, The Mentalist is on the mental list, a prisoner of his own device.

ROY G BIV - Green, Violet, Blue and the other colors of the Rainbow

 "Over The Rainbow"

Somewhere over the rainbow
Way up high there's a land I heard of once in a lullaby
Somewhere over the rainbow
Skies are blue
And the dreams that you dare to dream
Really do come true
Someday I'll wish upon a star
And wake up where the clouds are far behind me
Where troubles melt like lemon drops
Away above the chimney tops
That's where you'll find me Somewhere over the rainbow
Bluebirds fly
Birds fly over the rainbow
Why then oh why can't I?
If happy little bluebirds fly
Beyond the rainbow why oh why can't I?


 "The DESERT ROSE"

Perhaps Bruno referred to a song that Sting made famous.  The lyrics will burn in your imagination and perhaps provide a clue about Patrick Jane's:

I wake in pain
I dream of love as time runs through my hand
I dream of fire
Those dreams are tied to a horse that will never tire
And in the flames
Her shadows play in the shape of a man's desire
This desert rose
Each of her seven veils, a secret promise
This desert flower
No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this
And as she turns
This way she moves in the logic of all my dreams
This fire burns
I realize that nothing's as it seems.

Really
           


Jane:  Lisbuns, there's only enough room for me in my dreams.

Read John "Seven"Come 11: my mental list of 7 scripts so you can dream along with me 

"Dragon STAR  (2014) Logline:  Codecracker tracks a serial killer who returns after seven years to terrorize his hometown. Tagline: You can go Holmes again. DRAGON_STAR_-_Final[1]  (after Simon Baker is finished with "The Mentalist, "DS" would make that Tasmanian Devil a movie star. )


MIDNIGHT RIDE”   Logline: Garage band cruises a small Pennsylvania town on a stormy night that changes the course of rock music.  Tagline: “She loves you and you and you, yeah, yeah, yeah”

"DIVE"   Logline: An American naval officer is forced to pilot a Colombian cartel submarine loaded with cocaine into San Diego harbor. But there's something else on board.  Tagline:  Sub-text: Hidden between the white lines.

"COLUMBIA ROADS"    Logline:  US embassy investigator discovers Aurora prophecy that threatens  the US.    Tagline: All Roads lead to Columbia.  Download -COLUMBIA ROADS-

 “FACESPACE    Logline:  CIA Deep Throat recruits a conspiracy writer to stop a mind control op using social networks.    Tagline: Who is like FACESPACE and who can defeat it?  Download FACESPACE 7-21

"SPYDER AND THE FLY"     Logline: A black op team gets caught in its web of deceit.   Tagline:  "Come into my parlor said the Spyder to the Fly, but who was the Spyder and Who was the Fly?"

 "THE 11 O'CLOCK NEWS"   Logline: Two bloggers, Richie Scalia and John Scott,  get in way-over-their-head trouble.  Tagline: Hindsight is  2021