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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