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Oscar week…

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I didn’t waste more than three seconds contemplating the  dwindling in importance Oscars,  but I found  this piece on Jimmy the Raven quite interesting and well-worth a couple of minutes to read it.  I will henceforth refer to the hollywood snots,  not as bird-brained,  which is an insult to a very intelligent avian actor,  but as just plain stupid and unaware.

As it turned out,  sore losers  were featured,  along with  category winners.   Even the  critics were displeased.  Would it have seemed better with  a host?  Aren’t you glad you watched something else last night?

 

 

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February 26, 2019 at 3:40 pm

Bad Lip Reading on Hillary…

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If you aren’t familiar with Bad Lip Reading,  this work  on hillary Clinton is a fine introduction.

 

 

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October 29, 2018 at 5:34 pm

Charles Aznavour, R.I.P.

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In my youth I spoke French well enough to enjoy listening to  the man many called the Sinatra of France.  He wrote many of his own songs,  everything from love songs to political and cultural protests.  He was rather humble about his talents,  and his looks.   The latter was justified; not the former.

 

 

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October 2, 2018 at 2:34 pm

Burt Reynolds, R.I.P.

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Burt Reynolds was a flawed man,  one of many drawn to Hollywood,  and one of the many whose character flaws were exacerbated and magnified by that town.  By all accounts he was an  incorrigible flirt  who cameras loved,  especially when he played the loveable rogue,  which  was often the case.

 

 

 

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September 7, 2018 at 2:42 pm

That was a bit much…

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I didn’t mind the miles of pink Cadillacs parked near the church in tribute to Aretha Franklin’s hit song, though I found changing her burial outfit three times a little over the top, though one could have guessed she would have made  an entrance  befitting her life as a entertainer.

I didn’t watch the actual funeral services,  so I happily missed a preacher fondling one of the performers,  Bill Clinton ogling a performer,  the anti-Trump rhetoric,  and racist Louis Farrakhan sitting smugly in the front row.

The most charming thing is that Buckingham Palace played “Respect” at the changing of the guard to honor her.

 

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September 3, 2018 at 2:34 pm

Neil Simon, R.I.P.

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If you saw a Broadway play any time in the last several decades,  it was probably  written by  Neil Simon.   He had a few failures along the way,  but some of his successes not only thrived on Broadway,  but also became hit television series and movies.  I can almost guarantee that your funny bone has been tickled by Mr. Simon’s work at some point in your life.   To me his genius was looking at American families instead of focusing on the elites and aberrants.   He will be missed.

 

 

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August 28, 2018 at 2:28 pm

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Aretha Franklin, R.I.P.

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Like so many of the Motown artists,  she led a rather chaotic life and made a host of very bad choices,  but the woman  was a  fantastic performer.

 

 

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August 17, 2018 at 2:45 pm