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The Top 25 War Movies of All Time

I grew up in the 1940s and 1950s.  My Father fought WWII in Europe and missed a couple of my birthdays.  Like all my playmates, I watched every episode of “Victory at Sea” on a new thing called television.  It … Continue reading

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Open Your Wallets

Spring training is here again!!  GMs take out their REAL money  this time. Something expensive will be bought, eh, excuse me, someone will be hiredwho will make a  “difference.” With prices like this, no one’s blowing smoke now.  (Or they hope you don’t … Continue reading

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Ferlinghetti Turns 100!

“Freedom of speech is always under attack By Fascist mentality, which exists, In all parts of the world, Unfortunately.” –Lawrence Ferlinghetti Lawrence Ferlinghetti (See above) is a poet (think the 1950s Beat generation) and founder (in the 1950s) of San … Continue reading

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Some Films’ 25th Anniversary

The website http://www.IMDB.com recently posted a list of films that were celebrating their Silver anniversary this year (ie, 1994 – 2019).  Here are some comments regarding my favorite films on that list. Forrest Gump:Received 13 Oscar nominations and won 6, including … Continue reading

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Stand-Up Comedians

The cover story of Time magazine, March 11, 2019 is about Julia Louis-Dreyfus.  One part of the article is entitled “The 5 Funniest Stand-Up Specials Ever.”  Ms. Louis-Dreyfus gives her 5 top choices.  Three of the choices I can easily … Continue reading

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Forty Years Later…

I still remember an ad for “Alien” that told us: “In space, no one can hear you scream.”  Yes, it was 1979 when we first met the creature that attached itself to someone and, later, burst out of their body … Continue reading

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Most Important Person Who Never Lived

In 2013, Time Books published “The 100 Most Influencial  People Who Never Lived.”  Guess what: Donald Trump, George Clooney, and Billie Jean King are not among them.  Of course not.  The point is: the most important people in an event … Continue reading

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