Saturday, November 19, 2016

Post-election stress disorder

After posting One week of anti-Trump protests and demonstrations in southeast Michigan, I realized that a lot of us are understandably anxious, if not downright fearful, of the results of the election.  Dr. Nandi of WXYZ in Detroit offered some helpful advice about how to cope with those emotions in Post-election stress disorder.

I especially like the suggestions of "contribute to worthy organizations" (Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, and Natural Resources Defense Council are all good choices) and "take action" (Coffee Party USA is always looking for volunteers!).  It beats curling up in a fetal position for the rest of the year.

Speaking of elections, it's time for the weekly vote.  I'll repeat what I wrote last Saturday.
Stay tuned for the Sunday entertainment entry.  Leave a comment here or surf over the the blog's Facebook page to vote for the topic of tomorrow's entry.  The choices are box office and reviews for the opening weekends of "Arrival" and "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" and how they compare to "Doctor Strange," more on "Westworld," trailers for "Rogue One" and "Wonder Woman," marches for the winners of the Electoral College and the popular vote, or write-in votes for any other entertainment topic.
Last week, the write-in for Leonard Cohen won.  What will the winner be this Sunday?


  1. Can I vote for Westworld? I never much cared for "post-apocalyptic" anything, and by now it's become ubiquitous to the point of cliché. Artificial intelligence is the kind of thing science fiction should be addressing, since it's likely to lie in our actual future.

    I had high hopes for The Arrival after seeing the trailer, but largely lost interest after finding out it's apparently based on the Sapir-Whorf concept.

    1. Westworld is on the ballot so I'm counting your vote. Thanks for voting!

      I'm a bigger fan of the Sapir-Whorf Concept than you are, apparently, but that's because of the influence of my wife, who is a psychologist and neuroscientist.

  2. I call dibs on the animated Dr. Who rerelease of the the Power of the Daleks.

    1. One write-in for Doctor Who. Don't be too optimistic. If the vote remains tied tomorrow morning, I cast the tie-breaker and it will be for Westworld.