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I've gone to my farm in Kentucky for the weekend. It's a great place to relax, do a little hard physical labor, and forget about the rest of the world. If you don't have such a place, I highly suggest you get one.

In the meantime, here's a Sunday selection about a famous movie critic I hope you won't be too critical about.  

See you on Monday.

J. Peterman

 From: The Wall Street Journal


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October 23, 2011 12:04 AM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...
too bad I didn't have this the other day

October 23, 2011 12:53 AM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

As long as today's topic is about a critic, I will overide the currency accumulator in  the coin operated mirror, so anyone using the comfort station in the Sepiatrain Club car can be their own critic....(I know some of us may have experienceed that before...)

October 23, 2011 12:54 AM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

Mmmm, these brandied apple tarts are to die for....

October 23, 2011 8:00 AM
Poison_dart_frog_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1 Miss Blue said...

"...bracing, provocative prose and the author's loony, irrational taste."

Well RoadYacht, the mirror in the comfort station seems to be working overtime! I only needed a quarter.

October 23, 2011 8:24 AM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Lynn830 said...

It is a gorgeous autumn morning here in Arlington, Virginia.  The sun is bright and so are the leaves.  The air is crisp and the temperature is in the mid-forties.  I'm not sure what all I will do today but eggs and pancakes are in the immediate offing.  Too bad we can't all physically meet somewhere later for coffee and conversation.

October 23, 2011 9:24 AM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Mooseloop said...

To answer Kael's question about having a visceral reaction to seeing a movie, yes, there have been many that touched me to tears. But then, I have been known to cry at a Hallmark commercial! Some of the ones this critic panned are some of my favorites, such as The Sound of Music, Dr. Zhivago, and Ben Hur. I guess I am a sucker for a sad story. Still, I'd rather be that way than so cynical that I can't sympathize with a lost kitten.

Lovely here, too, Lynn. In North Georgia, we have the trees in yellows and reds, clear blue sky, and chilly temps. The deer are milling around in the backyard, looking for their carrots!! Hummingbirds are long gone, and the chipmunks are storing stuff. Squirrels are busy and woodpeckers are calling. Must take my coffee to the deck and enjoy the sounds of Nature.

October 23, 2011 9:52 AM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

Mr.P thank you for reminding me of that great character Pauline Kael. I remember when she could strike fear and terror into the hearts of filmmakers--not just the studios distributing them looking for the bucks, but the directors and writers who placed a different value entirely on their work. Her evocative and visceral descriptions of not just what she saw on the screen but what she felt watching, made for mesmerizing reading and even more interesting conversation (she said WHAT?).

October 23, 2011 9:54 AM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

Looking to be a gorgeous autumn day here as well. Just have to figure out what to do with myself when I am invaded for the Broncos game (I'm sorry, just can't do football on tv). Enjoy the day everyone!

October 23, 2011 10:14 AM
Atticus_1 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Bert said...

WOW!!!    I WAS impressed with the chicago Tribune story about film critic Roger Ebert (as in Siskel & Ebert of PBS fame),  but THIS article makes that story seem sophomoric.  So much for my theory that Peterman's weekend posts are appropriately dubbed "Peterman Lite".....

October 23, 2011 10:23 AM
First-comHr-1 VeraM said...

The 20-foot high Jack and the Beanstalk Mexican sunflowers are finally blooming, and Florida is experiencing a cold front.
I'm planning to paint the mailbox and apply fresh decals, so it's ready for Monday's mail delivery.

October 23, 2011 10:44 AM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...

I don't like to know much of anything about a movie before seeing it or a book before reading it except that it is thought to be worth the time and money.
Afterwards, it has always been interesting to compare my opinion with those of persons who get paid to review them.
The fact that a negative review can kill a play, movie, book or television show, tells you something about the American public which seems willing to pre-surrender its own judgement to somebody else.

VeraM ~
I was about to observe that your prosaic itinerary sounded more interesting than ours but then, I learned that we are lunching with someone with a new baby.
Somebody has to hold her.

October 23, 2011 11:17 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

Hello, VeraM. My, I am impressed with the height of your sunflowers. Hope they survive the cold snap. In Wales UK we have a cold back and front. The leaves of my tulip tree have turned a dayglo canary yelllow. It's about 40 foot and while it is lovely, that's going to be a lot of leaves to rake up.My son's comment after seeing The Elephant Man at our local flea-pit cinema. "The grown-up man sat next to me was blubbing, so I thought I'd join him." When he'd had time to digest it, he said the film taught him a lot about how bad it is to make fun of people who are "different." He's been up for the weekend - sort of - the main object being the 40th birthday of a young woman who we have known since she was a tiny. My son went to school with her and I'm a sort of adopted auntie. The party was one of those all day and half of the night affairs, so I am feeling a tad fragile.  

October 23, 2011 11:20 AM
293 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-5 rings90 said...

Dear Stoney - That baby has NO IDEA how lucky she is today.. I guess I must be a critics nightmare - if they LOVE it I seem to Hate it & if they Hate it I seem to love it.. Maybe I just hate being made out to be a sheep when it comes to my personal likes or opinions.   

October 23, 2011 11:33 AM
Waldo 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Tommy Typical said...

Stirring reading while having a hot Sis Schubert Cinnamon Roll and cuppa Joe. In our cinematic search ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous, it's refreshing to have those cheeky voices that say hype can be profound while recognizing even a great message can be a bore. Better to be respected than liked. Sadly as expressed many bios miss the mark of insight during the times where it would be most interesting.

October 23, 2011 11:43 AM
Waldo 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Tommy Typical said...

Need to work today but tickets to "Wicked" this afternoon have won out. My wife knows not to tell me in advance or I start finding excuses not to go. My curmudgeon-like reluctance will diminish at showtime. Always does. Always Will.

October 23, 2011 12:04 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1 bebe said...

I ADORE Pauline Kael. I may not agree w/ all of her reviews, but she had so much passion and so much love for movies. Reading her is like discovering movies for the first time. She makes you laugh, get angry, scream outloud, "No way, I thought I was the only one who felt that" go, "Are you kiding me?", feel intensely frustrated.....................BUT..............she always made you feel something. To me there is no one who can fill her shoes. It seems like in the 70's the movie critics had a passion and an intellectual feel for movies. She made you really think. I LOVE THE MOVIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love them, I love them, I love them!
I don't care for Roger Ebert, I think he is quite overrated (I also realize that the love a person has for a movie critic is very dependent on personalities & writing style). One person whom I had laughed off as Pauline Kael very light was Leonard Maltin, but I have started watching him and I find him really perceptive and passionate and he seems like a lovely person, but he LOVES the movies. When I saw this topic I was so deliriously happy! Maybe a few more teenage explanation points will send you all to the gagatorium. Sorry, but I am ecstatic!
DPRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR................where are you?
STONEY................RINGS is correct, that baby is a lucky baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Maybe there will be frosted cookies.................... 
CHEFD....................I knew you would love her, I knew it!

October 23, 2011 12:31 PM
Stage_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 JALOPKIN said...

RINGS, STONEY:   Well Put !!!  Both of you ...
Today might not be too dull at that .......
I am terribly sorry that Roger Ebert has been thru such a horrific past five years, genuinely wish him long life and no more health trouble in the future ... But I  DO hope that his misfortune's sympathy inducement does not lead to greater tolerance of his weeniefied Reviews and pseudointellectual attitude ... It has long been obvious that the only difference between Ebert and Rex Reed is that Reed borrows Elton John's old clothes from a High Ticket Re-Sale Shoppe ... He seems to embrace every really bad waste of Film, and poo-pooh those with serious merit of any kind ... The only opinion I remember Ebert's ever offering, that made sense, was that, Brokeback Mountain should have been put up for an AVN Award rather than an Oscar .......
Gene Siskel was a perfect foil ...

October 23, 2011 12:39 PM
Waldo 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Tommy Typical said...

Ivan- Funny stuff. Rex Reed aka Myron Breckinridge says it all. 1970 revisited. Raquel Welch has natural qualities but what was up with my man, John Huston as Buck Loner?

October 23, 2011 1:20 PM
Poison_dart_frog_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1 Miss Blue said...


Ads for products to hide/ remove eye bags and dark circles....and a free criminal records check.

October 23, 2011 1:23 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1 bebe said...

IVAN......................Perfection! I was afraid to go after Ebert, but you said it.................he is the most pedestrian of reviewers & I alays wondered why he became so famous. I think purely luck.........................Rex Reed is so over the top that I can actually appreciate him.....................he knows he's a hack.................Ebert still believes himself to be an intellectual................ 

October 23, 2011 1:39 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1 bebe said...

MISS BLUE...............what about hemorroids?

October 23, 2011 2:12 PM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

My favorite movie review? The people behind me stayed quiet, no cell phone ringtones were heard, and the floor wasn't sticky- -  -the washrooms were clean, and the popcorn had best butter "stuff".......    OK,  I guess I was playing with the word Movies, as used in the place where they are in  fact shown to a group,for money.....ahhh, I guess I should have just lurked today.....I don't see many movies....I read a lot of periodicals....Think I'll try to improve on those brandied apples....

October 23, 2011 2:12 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Julia Masi said...

No one wrote a movie review like Pauline Keel.  You couls actually base your decision on whether or not to spe nd your time or money based on her opinion.    

October 23, 2011 2:13 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Julia Masi said...

Bert- Isn't it nice when an article or truibute actually conveys the essesence of the subject?

October 23, 2011 3:02 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Julia Masi said...

Bebe-- Even if you didn't agree with Pauline Keel you probably could figure out what was at the root of the difference of opinion and you could still enjoy her writing.  Wouldn't it be great if her revies were incorporated into the packaging of of DVD's of the movies she had reviewed?        

October 23, 2011 3:05 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Julia Masi said...

Jalopkin- I never realized that you knew so much about fashion.  You are very preceptive.  

October 23, 2011 3:07 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Julia Masi said...

VeraM-Please post a picture of your sunflowers and freshly painted mailbox.

October 23, 2011 3:10 PM
Poison_dart_frog_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1 Miss Blue said... hemorrhoids on my sidebar, how ‘bout you?

I do have offers to manage my passwords for thoughtful.

ChefDeb, you still there?

October 23, 2011 3:33 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

It's a bad day when Bebe and Miss Blue take up a discussion about the advertisements on the sidebar. That black eye thing is easily remedied by removing your mascara before you go to bed. 

October 23, 2011 3:57 PM
Poison_dart_frog_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1 Miss Blue said...

everyone's a critic.

October 23, 2011 4:18 PM
28961 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 Ummgawa said...

The movies. I love em. I did appreciate the article connection having never heard of the subject critic. I have always felt that movie critics had the best job ever until I ignorantly listened to a movie critic I trusted poorly review what is now my favorite movie of all time. I was fortunate enough to see years later in a summer classic movie series at the Fablous (and it is indeed fablous) Fox Theater in Atlanta.

October 23, 2011 4:25 PM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

MISS BLUE--I am indeed still here, thanks for asking! I prefer the Dire Straits you posted to the Dire Straits I am in with my son-in-law because the Cable TV broke! He thinks I did it on purpose...if only I knew how. Hoping Lasagna and Plum Crisp will heal all wounds....

October 23, 2011 4:33 PM
28961 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 Ummgawa said...

...and now I'm "critic scmitic", letting myself decide how much I like the movies.

Best "dude" movies you may not have ever seen.

1.The Shawshank Redemption (my all time favorite)
2.The Boondock Saints.
3.The Thirteenth Warrior.
4.Crossroads (Ralph Macchio/Joe Seneca version)
5.To Live and Die in L.A.

There are others, these are just my top five.

These are movies slightly off the grid. 300, Gladiator, Braveheart, Saving Private Ryan, etc are givens, these are "dude movie standards".

If you feel the same way about movie critics as I do, never mind.


October 23, 2011 4:40 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1 bebe said...

RY.......................your posts are most wonderful & I hope you never decide to just lurk, so there!
UMM.......................To Live & Die in LA is a great movie....................
CHEFD...............Lasagna & plum crisp would soothe my wounds, feel free to send some down here...................

October 23, 2011 5:04 PM
28961 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 Ummgawa said...

bebe, It would be a great remake, if only for the right cast/director....maybe.

Crossroads, much overlooked when it was released, is a great movie about a Julliard Prodigy (Ralph Macchio) with a desire to play the blues, and his persuit of such trying to balance the classical with the blues. He is in persuit of a 13th song supposedly written by one Robert Mohnson. His research uncovers one of Mr. Johnson's accompanying(sp) musicians, a harnonica player named Willie Brown, played by Joe Seneca, now residing in a rest home for elderly felons. Macchio finds Seneca incarcerated and wheelchair bound (a ruse used by Seneca to always have a young nurse take care of him). Macchio breaks Seneca our on the promise that Seneca will teach Macchio the "lost 13th song" and depending if Macchio can get Seneca back to the Delra region, home of the blues. Truth is, Seneca made a simular deal at the crossroads as Robert Johnson, and now wants to make a second deal to get his soul back.

Trust me, it's a great movie and it's definatly not like the dung heap starring Brittney Spears with the same name.

October 23, 2011 5:08 PM
28961 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 Ummgawa said...

Monson...meant Johnson.

Big fingers, small phone screen.

October 23, 2011 5:57 PM
Waldo 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Tommy Typical said...

"Wicked" storyline will never grow old. Defying Gravity is still a great finish and everything called evil even witches have a story to tell. Having a taco medley of brisket, southern BBQ, Korean BBQ, and Fish and a cold Pacifico. Supernatural, an interesting TV show that has used Mr. Johnson's dealmaking is a fun paradoxical piece.

October 23, 2011 6:35 PM
Stage_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 JALOPKIN said...

BEBE: One of the neat things about being Older is that I don't really care, sometimes,  what anybody else might think is, Bad Form ...
MISS JULIA:  I raised Five Girls, the Oldest is Forty, and the Youngest is Thirteen, and Eleven months younger than her Next Older Sister ... AND, the NAVY senty me to School to learn about such things before I got my First Embassy Assignment ... They even sent me to Dancing School, even tho' I already knew how to Dance ...

October 23, 2011 7:14 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-5 Georgia said...

  Everyone is correct about Stoney's fortunate baby-friend.  Me, too, Stoney, and I LOVE your tale about burying the dog.... 
  Writing is personal, so Pauline Kael could be off-putting to readers who don't like her style; though not my favorite style, it never got in the way of my appreciation of her work.  Thank you, Mr. P,, for introducing me to her books, which I possibly should know but don't.  I'll start with "For Keeps." 
   Neither do I read reviews of book or movie before reading, seeing.  It is interesting, though, to see what reviewers think, relative to my view, later.  Wait: I can't say that's always true -- often a review sends me to book or movie I'd not planned on.  The writer makes more difference, if I've read him before, than does a review, pre-book or pre-film;I know what to expect from certain writers, certain actors and directors.  Still, Pauline Kael represents the best in review-writing, in my book. Once I learned her style and manner -- years ago -- I knew how to take her comments, and enjoyed her writing as much as what she wrote.  She differs, certainly, from most reviewers, in terms of voice, but I like it. It comes down to the personal.
  Gosh, re-reading above, I'm not profound, but, as with Pauline, you'll take or leave me. Which makes my point about her writing. Her views are another matter, and each of us will take or leave those as we choose.  I've no idea what she went through (beyond the article) to make her way in a difficult profession; it can't have been easy.  That no less a judge of writing than William Shawn called her back to New Yorker says considerable -- about him, about her.  Refreshing, out of the ordinary, insightfrul, she was perhaps alone in her field, and fine enough to (apparently) write her own ticket.
  Tommy Typical, perhaps this will help: I know the man who wrote "Wicked," and admire his insisting posters include "It started in the library,"  He's given a great deal of time to visiting public schools, working with students on writing well before his book became the musical.  He began writing books for children and young people, then wrote crossover books, ultimately birthing "Wicked." His name is Gregory Maguire.  I haven't seen the play, though he sent a tape of dialogue and music while it was in rehearsal. Report, please.... 

October 23, 2011 7:25 PM
Me_and_dave 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Andy said...

Umm ~ Shawshank Redemption was and still is my all-time favorite was also a great story.  As much as I love Stephen King novels, this was one of the very few that I liked as a movie.
Ivan ~ Lucky you, five girls.  We have three and one boy (who never found the seat up or could get a word in.....even now.)
I do agree that age brought a feeling of, well, non-caring, maybe.  It seems that the those things that I found so important are, at this stage of my life, just not very.

October 23, 2011 7:46 PM
28961 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 Ummgawa said...

Andy- it's a movie that is so moving and un-explainable. I read the "Different Seasons" collection way back in 1983 when I was still in college, containing the Novella "Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption" and loved the story. I consider any movie lover that has not seen it a lucky person, if you know what I mean. It is a jewel, and it pleases me to see how much it has rose on the top 100 films of all time. It's just that good (to you and I).

October 23, 2011 7:54 PM
Waldo 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Tommy Typical said...

Georgia- Marvelous!!! The set on this latest production was wonderful. I would love to play the Wizard/ not always wonderful donchaknow.

The Steve Jobs piece on 60 Minutes tonight including an interview with his biographer is unbelievable. The iPad's use with autistic children is mind blowing.

Jackson Brodie is a complicated character in Masterpiece's Case Histories. Anti-hero for sure.

October 23, 2011 8:12 PM
First-com ursula said...

some one other than myself liked the 23 warrior. well damn. 

October 23, 2011 8:13 PM
First-com ursula said...

sorry, should have been 13 warrior.

October 23, 2011 8:18 PM
293 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-5 rings90 said...

Tommy Typical - The Wizard of Oz is NOT one of my favorites - I did enjoy McGregor's book Wicked when it came out yrs ago.    In the past few years not so much anymore, I am of the  belief that Mr. McGregor is slowly & systemitacally driving me Crazy. I get about 4 copies of Wicked in daily, I have so many different bindings of Wicked at the store, it's pretty overwhelming.  Out of principle I refuse to give him anymore $ towards another republish of that book...   Altho I hear the Play is actually very beautiful & way dfferent form the actually book.   An afternoon at the theater sounds lovely tho, am happy that you saw a good production of what is a great & beautiful modern day musical

October 23, 2011 9:02 PM
Waldo 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Tommy Typical said...

rings90- Thanks for your response. I am with you on the hype. And I am an old two bit character actor who prefers comedy and drama to a musical but the mechanics of these large productions enthrall me along with the Pinot Grigio. Also as an author who has to hustle his books like an old motley mountebank, cherry picking what is "good" by publishing houses gets my goat, cow, and a couple o' chickens.

October 23, 2011 10:43 PM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...

What a sweet bunch you are… and so was the newly christened, one month old Victoria with whom I sneaked off into the curiously book-less but fire-warmed library for a soft and low word or two… 

Of Mum And Dad and flannel sheets and iridescent wings
Of sailing ships and sealing wax and other fancy things
October skies, dark brown eyes, your toes like tiny peas
With ten million other moments... I'll remember these

October 23, 2011 11:08 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1 bebe said...

STONEY...........................really lovely & on that note, goodnight.....................

October 23, 2011 11:24 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-5 Georgia said...

   TT, I didn't know there's another among us whose book is making the rounds;  I'm forever told  "...It's too literary [????]...we like your writing, though, so let us see something else." Literary journals like my fiction and poetry; guess that's as far as ir'll go.  A singer friend who made a fine career out of character roles in operas the world over says writers like me are analogous to character performers.
    Good to hear nice comments about Gregory's book-that-became-a-show.
    Stoney, bless you, as always: We'll all sleep sweetly with the image of you singing your lullaby to Victoria.

October 23, 2011 11:37 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-5 Georgia said...

  Tommy T, I too watched Masterpiece Theatre Mystery tonight, and agree with you about Jackson Brodie.  Coincidence and serendipity happen so often, I wonder if they are....  In that show tonight P.B.helley;'s poem 'Ozymandias' figures largely, and, in the way of such things, my son's 'blog about literary matters today addresses that poem, which I assume he's been teaching.  There aren't six degrees nof separation; more like two, sometimes.
  Somone asks about DPR, and I've wondered also about him. Usually he's our theater critic here in the Neighborhood.
   'Night, all. To bed, with Stoney's melody in my head.

October 23, 2011 11:49 PM
Stage_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 JALOPKIN said...

MISS BEBE:  I agree with you ... that Reed KNOWS he is a Hack ... but I also think he thinks of himself as a cross between, Charles Nelson Riley and Crisswell ... or as Genvieve used to call him, "Mr. Predicts" ... Reed probably figured long ago that, he could stay in the Public Eye longer and better entrenched if he appeared as a Characature, rather than REALLY trying to be taken seriously ... His biggest move, I think ... was challenging Michael Jackson for the Exclusive Right to Diana Ross's Eyes ... Jackson of course out-Monied him, and the only choices left for Reed were Yul Brynner's Hairline, or Zero Mostel's Chins ... No wonder we don't see him at Studio54 anymore .......

October 24, 2011 9:35 AM
28961 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 Ummgawa said...

TT- Supernatural is an excellent show too. Good call.

October 24, 2011 11:34 AM
Poison_dart_frog_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1 Miss Blue said...

Welcome Ursula!!!

Honor Roll

still thinking about today...

Yesterday's Discussion

To combat piracy, a ship’s crew foiled a hijacking with help from an ancient technology.


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