Monthly Archives: January 2010

The Velveteen Rabbit

There were a couple of interesting items on the TV news yesterday.  One showed Japanese men one by one taking a microphone and screaming into it, expressing their love for their wives.  Erica Hill on CBS said that it wasn’t … Continue reading

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

I left home early yesterday morning to get to a staff meeting.  They had some croissants, cheese, pastries, strawberries, grapes, and apple juice.  I got some of that food so that I could sit through this meeting without feeling too … Continue reading

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Zodiac

I was sleepy while Mike and Mike were on ESPN Radio, so I didn’t hear clearly what they were talking about.  I think the subject was Gilbert Arenas’ suspension from the rest of the NBA season.  They also mentioned how … Continue reading

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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

I worked a bit on the quiz I was going to give my class, writing up two versions so that I could later decide which one I liked better.  I watched Elizabeth Wenger doing her traffic reports on KPIX, and … Continue reading

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Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead

Some years ago, I lived in a small bedroom in a house in Hayward.  I bought small things for that small room, like a portable DVD player, which I didn’t hook up to a TV set.  I bought a pair … Continue reading

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Battle in Seattle

I heard on the morning news yesterday that the sea lion with the fishing line tangled around his neck had been tranquilized and captured, and had been treated and was recovering.  I was glad to hear it, because it would … Continue reading

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Bottle Shock

David Edelstein of CBS Sunday Morning talked about how movies that featured scenes of characters lighting cigarettes should be automatically rated R.  I couldn’t see it.  It seems then you would have to do the same with characters drinking alcohol.  … Continue reading

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Slumdog Millionaire

I left the apartment before Jan Wahl gave her report on the morning news yesterday.  I went out to the Best Buy in Emeryville, where the Avett Brothers and Monsters of Folk albums were on sale for $8.  I checked … Continue reading

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The Paper Chase

I stayed at work until six yesterday because one of the girls called in sick.  During my lunch break, I had a turkey burger.  I read through Robert Hilburn’s list of the best albums of 2009, which included U2, Amadou … Continue reading

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Thank You for Smoking

On the afternoon of the Martin Luther King holiday, I was standing in the Berkeley BART station staring at an advertisement for “The Lovely Bones.”  One name in the cast was Rachel Weisz.  In “The Brothers Bloom, “ she seemed … Continue reading

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