Monthly Archives: December 2018

Bumblebee

I watched CBS Sunday Morning for the feature on the deaths of famous people.  My parents phoned me and commented on the Amtrak train that was two hours late taking me home.  I went out to Trader Joe’s.  I listened … Continue reading

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If Beale Street Could Talk

I went back to work. We faced a short staff because someone called in sick. After I was done, I took the bus into Emeryville and bought two Beatles calendars that were on sale, and then I headed back to … Continue reading

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A Good Day to Die Hard

Time was running out on my visit to my family, and how should we spend this time?  We sat eating hamburgers and watching “A Good Day to Die Hard,” the worst movie in the Die Hard series.  My parents could … Continue reading

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Muppets from Space

I was a bit slow to get up in the morning.  I had some chicken soup before I went back to my computer and watched “Muppets from Space.”  It started off with promise, as F. Murray Abraham as Noah denies … Continue reading

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Cast Away

I found myself at the casino early in the morning, and after a couple of hours I found myself ahead by about six dollars, so I stopped. Back at home, I sat down to see “Cast Away,” the movie with … Continue reading

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True Romance

It was somewhat discouraging that rain should hit these parts on Christmas morning.  I retreated to my room and watched “True Romance.”  It was from a script by Quentin Tarantino, and the story had ties to “Natural Born Killers” and … Continue reading

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2010: The Year We Make Contact

  I awoke on Christmas Eve and kept hearing the Los Angeles news radio station give a report on the death of Penny Marshall. I thought about taking the bus to the movie theatre but felt too sleepy to do … Continue reading

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