Yearly Archives: 2012

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One reason I am happily apolitical — all the venom from people who align themselves with this side or that. I understand the comfort that comes with “belonging” — there is a camaraderie amongst people who share one’s beliefs, and … Continue reading

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The Booth At The End

Just came across this excellent sci-fi series, which is currently airing new episodes of its second season exclusively on Hulu (for free). (You can also catch up on all five episodes of the 1st season at the link below.) But … Continue reading

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Good Luck, Mr. Gorsky!

Saluting Neil Armstrong today — he transcends the title of American Hero… he is truly a hero of all the Earth. Even if we put a man on Mars, it won’t be as big a leap for mankind as when he became … Continue reading

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Duck Dunn

This is one case where it’s not hyperbole to call this man “legendary”.  Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn, who passed away Sunday at the age of 70, was more than just “one of the guys in the Blues Brothers band”, and more … Continue reading

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Great Oscar Speeches, Pt. III

Ah, but the ultimate of Oscar reactions , the be-all and end-all, the alpha & the omega, the “one to top”, has to be Roberto Benigni’s win for Best Foreign Film for Life Is Beautiful. What surely made it even … Continue reading

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Great Oscar Speeches, Pt. II

Speaking of great Oscar reactions, were you watching the night that Cuba Gooding, Jr. won for Jerry Maguire? He’s obviously very excited from the get-go, but watch the real magic, which happens when he’s about to be played off by the … Continue reading

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Great Oscar Speeches, Pt. I

It’s Oscar weekend! There have been some memorable moments when people have won an Academy Award and didn’t expect it. One of my favorites was from the then 11-year-old Anna Paquin, who won for her role in The Piano. Interestingly, she … Continue reading

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Celebrity Bullying: Not As Much Fun As You’d Think

So, Kathy Griffin says she’s going to stop telling all those jokes in her act at Whitney Houston’s expense. Gee, Kathy — that’s awfully nice of you to do… now. Unfortunately that sentiment doesn’t do much good for Ms. Houston at … Continue reading

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My Choices For This Year’s SAG Awards

Just finished voting in the SAG Awards. Nominated films (and, to a lesser degree, television shows) were really all over the map this year. At least one of the movies was just bad, bad, bad. Another was a very ugly … Continue reading

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