Monthly Archives: May 2017

Cars 2

I spent most of the day grading tests.  I took a lunch break and saw one of my fellow teachers also going out for something to eat.  After the day ended, I returned home to watch “Cars 2,” one of … Continue reading

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The Night Stalker and The Night Strangler

I watched “The Night Stalker,” which was a very popular TV movie back in 1972.  A lot of elements came together to make it good, like the writing of Richard Matheson with the casting of Darren McGavin and Simon Oakland.  … Continue reading

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

I went out to see “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.”  The beginning of it had faint echoes of James Bond and The Wild Bunch.  It was a bank robbery that began with riches and ended with … Continue reading

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All the President’s Men

I awoke and watched CBS Sunday Morning.  They repeated a segment on Gregg Allman.  He talked about coming up with the name Melissa for a song as he was in a store.  I went out to buy some food for … Continue reading

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Bang! The Bert Berns Story

I awoke and watched the chef segment of CBS This Morning.  Sheldon Simeon’s signature recipes include Chili swordfish with bok choy, Watercress tofu salad, Pancit, Spicy chicken sandwiches, Poke, and Bibingka.  I looked up the American Top 40 playlist for … Continue reading

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Angkor Awakens: A Portrait of Cambodia

I tried to organize my work so that I could finish grades for the semester.  I made a bit of progress but got tired.  I saw “Your Name” again and didn’t get very excited about it.  Only two or three … Continue reading

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Mighty Joe Young

I spent much of the day grading homework papers and preparing for a final exam.  I thought back on Christo’s umbrellas back in 1991.  I looked at lists of the favorite films of several directors.  Woody Allen had “Paths of … Continue reading

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

I watched “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes,” starring Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe and directed by Howard Hawks.  I thought it was still pretty funny, and the songs were pretty good.  I thought the courtroom scene was hilarious, although it was unreal.  … Continue reading

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Sonny Gray’s Return to Being Sonny Gray

I took the buses over to the Coliseum and discovered a lot of kids in the stadium because of a reading program.  I headed to the food trucks and didn’t want to go vegan, and so I went with a … Continue reading

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Jesse Hahn’s Right Triceps Strain

During my lunch break, I felt terrible.  I took the bus out to the 12th Street BART station.  The bus was packed because of all the kids who boarded as they were going home from school.  The gates were opened … Continue reading

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