Greetings, my fellow port swillers!

In re HarveyWeinsteinGate,  I understand Captain Renault is shocked, shocked, that there is sexual predation in Big Entertainment.

There’s really not much else to say.  I believe this sort of thing is, in fact, Standard Operating Procedure in Gomorrah on the Pacific, that everybody out there knows it is, that it’s been going on forever, that the predators are not just men, and that the victims* are not just women or just adults.

My only real questions are why Weinstein in particular got tagged for it, and why now?

I doubt, in the end, that this will be enough to bring down fire and brimstone on Tinseltown, nor that it will change the inmates’ collective belief that they are our betters Because Celebrity, but it’s nice to think it might.

* I use the word “victims” very loosely here.  I’ve little doubt the Hollywood casting couches have seen everything from rape to de facto prostitution.  It’s all nasty.