Category Archives: Movies

Presidential Material

Lately, I’ve spent a lot of time reading and writing about Mark Twain (ie, Seriously Funny People, 3/15/18, and Mark Twain: Humor and Wisdom, 3/28/18). He had great hair, including a mustache. I’ve pictured him in both articles. It made … Continue reading

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An Early Spring

Around Philadelphia, this has been an interesting Winter. There was a stretch of time (around three weeks) when the temperature stayed too low for comfort. The highs were in the 20s and the daily lows were single digits, occasionally dropping … Continue reading

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Oscars For Dogs

The Oscars will be announced on March 4th. To get myself ready for the occasion, I have decided to choose my own Oscars for Dogs in film. Over the years, there have been many films (hundreds?) where dogs played a … Continue reading

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Casablanca’s 75th Anniversary

According to the AFI (ie, American Film Institute), “Casablanca” is the 2nd best film ever made. (See its list of The 100 Best Films of All-Time.) Roger Ebert was quoted as saying he thought it never got a bad review. … Continue reading

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My Favorite TV Christmas Shows

TV Guide listed 109 Christmas shows to be broadcast this holiday season. (Golly, I hope I counted correctly. Did I miss something?) I know everyone eagerly awaits their favorites. Here are my mine. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Raindeer. I like to … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks

  Thursday is Thanksgiving. I, like many of you, will sit down to a meal of turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, a variety of vegetables, and pumpkin pie (a la mode?). We may remember to say “thank you” to the pilgrims … Continue reading

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TAP

When I think of tap dancing, I think of Gene Kelly (see below) “just singin’ and dancin’ in the rain” as he explains to a police officer what he is doing in that film’s famous dance number. Kelly had a … Continue reading

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