Monthly Archives: June 2011

Too Many Wandas in the Tank

If you’ve never seen A Fish Called Wanda, you’ve made a terrible mistake. John Cleese, of Monty Python fame (some people prefer his work in Fawlty Towers but that stressed me out a little — all that frustration and yelling!), … Continue reading

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The Real Jeon Ju

Next time work inexorably brings you to Del City, Oklahoma, why not take lunch or dinner (or both!) at the Jeon Ju Korean Restaurant. They have both hot and cold running BiBimBop. I prefer the hot, but during summer months … Continue reading

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Travelling with Art

  Imagine traveling the world, staying someplace entirely new every few weeks. Or you could actually do it. Glenn the Bad Dahli Lama does that. Most people I meet really aren’t comfortable with the idea of traveling. There’s so many … Continue reading

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A Side of Love

This is so un-chronological. First we watched Waitress (made in 2007), which had Andy Griffith. Andy was also in Play the Game (2009). ¬†Marla Sokoloff was in that as well. Because of that movie, we watched Love on the Side … Continue reading

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Dumb Poems

My poems never rhyme. They do come out with a lot of assonance, but I’m not always sure about the “onance” part. So here’s one about September 11 and a few other bad things: It only takes an instant and … Continue reading

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Southbounders without Conflict

Nobody knows how to pronounce Appalachian Trail, but that doesn’t stop them from making movies about it. The Appalachian Trail, as we’re told in the opening narration, is some 2168 miles long, stretching from Maine to Georgia, going through 14 … Continue reading

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Prelude to a Movie About a Kiss

Metaphors are like smiles… or is that similes? So I’m watching Prelude to a Kiss. And it’s an OK love story. A little quirky. I like that. Once upon a time, Alec Baldwin was quite the leading man. Back then … Continue reading

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Froggy Met a Princess

Somewhere around 2004 Disney shut down their animation studio and disbanded it. The future was computer animation, not hand-drawn stuff. Their competitors found themselves awash with well-trained talent. In 2009, Disney released a new hand-drawn cartoon, The Princess and the … Continue reading

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Lars Never Promised You a Rose Garden

Mental illness in movies is usually just a metaphor. In the movies, people tend to recover. It’s uplifting. Lars and the Real Girl is about this troubled guy who introduces a blow-up doll as his girlfriend. But it’s not what … Continue reading

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Thor’s Day Is Such a Crazy Lazy Day

Before the Thor movie began, there was a trailer for the upcoming Captain America. It shows a scrawny Steve Rogers turning into a buff & cut Captain A. So you know they used computers to make the actor scrawny. And … Continue reading

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