Monthly Archives: November 2009

End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones

I learned from the CBS Sunday Morning show that Cary Grant died 23 years ago yesterday.  There was also an inspiring segment on pushpin art.  I’d like to try my hand at that.  David Edelstein talked about the interesting DVDs … Continue reading

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The Thing From Another World

The dream that I had on Friday night had a lot of flying arrows in it, many of them landing on rooftops, and many of them were flaming arrows.  It was a lot like a Kurosawa movie, like “Throne of … Continue reading

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Spellbound

I got up pretty early and went over to the Target store at Bay Fair yesterday morning.  It was a good thing that BART was on a regular weekday schedule so that people could get around easily.  I noticed that … Continue reading

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Ghostbusters

A couple days ago, I was told that I had to take some more vacation time because I’m past some accounting limit.  I thought about what I might do.  I could take the Alcatraz tour for the first time in … Continue reading

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Not Fade Away

Earlier this week, I finished reading Ben Fong-Torres’ book “Not Fade Away.”  I took a special interest in the interview subject who had died, like Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Marvin Gaye, Ray Charles, George Harrison, Rodney Dangerfield, Ricky Nelson, and … Continue reading

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Wendy and Lucy

What I learned from yesterday morning’s news was that there was a recall of baby cribs.  The people on the CBS Early Show discussed their favorite holiday movies, which were “Love Actually,” “Planes, Trains and Automobiles,” “It’s a Wonderful Life,” … Continue reading

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Return From Witch Mountain

I saw on the news yesterday morning a video clip of Jennifer Lopez falling on her ass.  I thought it seemed symbolic of how her career has gone since “Gigli.”  I went over to work and had a rather quiet … Continue reading

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