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Kindred spirits: Sgt Brody and our president?

As I watched the season finale of the Showtime Homeland series, I couldn’t help wonder what like-minded souls thought of Sgt. Brody’s clever rationalization for his inability to detonate the bomb which would have killed the VP [and the show’s … Continue reading

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Ted outing and multi-cinema civil disobediance

Definition of multi-cinema civil disobedience [MCCD]: Watching one movie at a multiplex cinema, while having purchased a ticket for another. MCCD is a conservative [or right-winger, take your pick, it’s the other side than runs from labels] movie lover’s rational … Continue reading

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Tolkien’s Stairway for Led Zeppelin

I was driving on SR-836 recently — in that auto-pilot state of mind which combines boredom with resignation that death is but a texter away — and I heard something on a local FM radio station which surprisingly got my … Continue reading

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Inception’s Math Has No Mal-Function

It ain’t no Poincaré Conjecture, but figuring out if the movie Inception’s dream timelines make sense is as close as I’m coming to solving anything. So the only thing I likely have in common with the mathematician from St Petersburg … Continue reading

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U2 For The Aging

Bono turned 51 on May 10th. From a New York Times Magazine profile in 2005, an excerpt: The band has been together ever since. Even Paul McGuinness, their manager, has been with them from the beginning. This is not only … Continue reading

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Shudder Island

Spoiler alert – I recommend you watch [and even pay for] the movie Shutter Island, but this blog post will give away parts of the story. I am a fan of Martin Scorsese’s movies. So it has been disconcerting over … Continue reading

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The Education Of James Cameron

Poor James Cameron. The most cartoonish thing about his animation movie was its politics. See, while I’m sure there’s nothing poor in the material sense about James Cameron [the beatitudes would have probably had to number 888 before he was … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes Meets Fight Club

Taking a cue from Robert Altman’s 1992 movie The Player, you just know that is how the latest Sherlock Holmes movie was pitched. Being in a bit of a hurry, I did not practice multi-cinema-civil-disobedience MCCD and recklessly paid to … Continue reading

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When their Godfather knowledge is full of holes

As any Godfather fan worth their cannolis learned at their Mother’s knee, Santino Corleone was killed at the tollbooths entering the Long Beach Causeway (also known as the Loop Parkway), which connects Long Beach with the Meadowbrook State Parkway near … Continue reading

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Are You a Family Guy?

So, are you a Family Guy? I have a friend who is who you would never imagine he was. I am referring of course to the animated Fox TV show created by Seth MacFarlane. When my friend recommended the show–it … Continue reading

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