Monthly Archives: July 2018

Edwin Jackson’s 100th Win

At work, I asked one of the women what “Eighth Grade” was like. Someone sang along to “After the Love Has Gone” on the radio and asked me not to laugh at her singing. After work, I hurried to catch … Continue reading

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The Eagle

After returning from my trip, I took a shower and listened to Robert Hilburn’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Times radio program on KCSN.  He played songs from albums that spent more than 30 weeks on the Billboard album chart.  There was … Continue reading

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The Thief of Bagdad

  I watched the Partridge Family episode “Hel-l-l-p.”  At one point, Laurie says that she had a lot to eat, which made me laugh because it was so unlikely.  It looked like she and Shirley were cooking steaks, too.  The … Continue reading

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Sherlock, Jr.

I listened to local disc jerseys talking about the definition of the word “gnarly.”  I was amazed that this discussion took up most of the morning.  I sat down and watched “Sherlock, Jr.”  It was one of the Buster Keaton … Continue reading

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Our Hospitality

I fell asleep on the train to Bakersfield and was slow to come to my senses. I ate a turkey wrap. I was glad that I had to step out for only a couple of minutes in Bakersfield before going … Continue reading

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Foolish Wives

After I was done with my shift, I stopped to get my usual burger, and then I returned home to see “Foolish Wives.”  It was the silent film from 1922, an expensive film due to Erich von Stroheim’s excesses.  He … Continue reading

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Häxan

I returned home from the grocery store and sat down to watch “Häxan,” a silent film that was a quasi-documentary about witchcraft.  I don’t know if anyone who saw this film back in 1923 knew what to make of it.  … Continue reading

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Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler

I took the bus over to Emeryville and bought another Hokusai shirt at UNIQLO, and then I went to the theatre to see “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” again.  I also browsed through Barnes and Noble and bought the Criterion … Continue reading

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La souriante Madame Beudet

The handyman was checking my apartment for a water pipe leak.  I went over to the office and watched “The Smiling Madame Beudet,” a very early example of a feminist film.  It was a silent film from 1922, and it … Continue reading

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Orphans of the Storm

I was sleepy and not anxious to go back to work. I watched “Orphans of the Storm,” the last of the D.W. Griffith historical epics featuring Lillian and Dorothy Gish. I guess you could say that it combined elements of … Continue reading

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