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RIP Sidney Poitier

Sidney had a greater impact on film and popular culture for my parents when they were growing up thanks to his Oscar® victory. By the time I was around, he was the straight man in those Action-Comedies he made with … Continue reading

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Ginger-Zed Men!

To all you Mills and younger, these cookies represent Zed, Sean Connery’s character in the cult movie Zardoz. They are not Borat cookies with the swimsuit in the wrong color.

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RIP Anne Rice

I’m confident all the Hot Topics and indie Goth Stores will have their flags at half mast for a while. I also wonder if Anne ever got a settlement for all the money White Wolf games owed her for ripping … Continue reading

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RIP Michael Nesmith

Michael was definitely an underlined and under appreciated talent all because he chose to be in the Pre-Fab Four, what in today’s lingo is called a Boy Band: BTS, Backstreet Boys, Menudo, etc. He probably nailed the audition due to … Continue reading

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Welcome to December 2021!

I decided to just “catch up” and fill in the missing dates in between, again, instead of being like that newspaper from Colonial Days in New England I learned about in college; The publisher only had so much space and … Continue reading

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RIP Stephen Sondheim

I got into Sondheim late and before then, I was rather oblivious as to who the heck he even was or what was his material while it played in front of me! If you grew up in the Midwest and … Continue reading

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This would’ve been a better movie than what I saw in 1992

I can also imagine the horrible, dead-cat breath Alf is breathing in Ripley.

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A little Dune humor that’s at least a decade late

I always preferred what Evil MoPac says, “He who controls the Pumpkin Spice, controls all the White Girls (Susies).” And before you ask, yes, I managed to catch the movie on opening weekend and I’ll write about it…eventually since I’m … Continue reading

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RIP Dean Stockwell

A really cool actor passed away over the weekend and from reading other obits about him, I would’ve never guessed that Dune (1984) was his comeback after being a tad blacklisted for being part of Dennis Hopper’s whacky crew. Dean’s brief … Continue reading

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Take that Science!

Nobody illustrates the craziness of people as well as Monty Python’s Fly Circus in how these people could also be against the vaccine for polio, whooping cough and small pox. Three things which are deadlier than COVID-19 and should you survive … Continue reading

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When parents don’t understand the context for Halloween

Despite it being the wrong kind, the costume is pretty impressive in its accuracy from what I’ve seen up close at local power stations or telephone lines or whatever they’re called. I just love how children are masters at the … Continue reading

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Italian #59: Enrico Casarosa

We now move on to the miscellaneous professions of the numerous people with Italian heritage. This entry goes to Enrico who is an animation person and you might be familiar with his biggest work to date, Pixar’s Luca. The movie represents … Continue reading

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Italian #55: Mario Puzo

This request is from my cousin Dana and I will use the famous Mario to kick off a round of authors since writing has been a great domain for Italy and its descendants since Dante’s Inferno. We all recognize his most … Continue reading

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RIP Norm Macdonald

What a pisser! Much like Andy Kaufman, I thought his suddenly reported death was a joke since it seemed like him. Sadly, it was true as he had been fighting cancer for a decade. Norm hid it very well. There’s … Continue reading

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1981: Austin Chronicle starts

When I first moved to Austin, I definitely got hooked on the Austin Chronicle and even said, if they had more comics with TV listings, you don’t need to buy the pro-Cancer (aka “Growth”) rag know as the Austin American-Statesman, a sad … Continue reading

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