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Rules and regulations and bosses

I have enjoyed many of Paul Newman’s movies, from early on in The Helen Morgan Story and later Hud, through Hombre, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and Sometimes a Great Notion. I haven’t seen many of his more recent films. If I had to pick a favorite, one does stand above the others for […]

The Mogambo Silver Service

I have posted before about the Mogambo Guru. His offering today exceeds his usual levels of both comedy and insight. Here I provide some links to two supplemental articles to which he refers in his excellent screed: one by Jason Hommel and one at Seeking Alpha. Those interested in precious metals investing ought to find […]

We’ve lived so well so long . . .

Many’s the time I’ve been mistaken And many times confused Yes, and I’ve often felt forsaken And certainly misused Oh, but I’m alright, I’m alright….

He told it like it is

Another big loss . . . Good bye, Hippy Dippy Weatherman.

Almost there . . . .

In The Know: Are Politicians Failing Our Lobbyists?

Are you yelling yet?

Paddy Chayefsky wrote screenplays — some original writing, some screen adaptations — for some of my favorite films, that I have already reviewed, e.g. Paint Your Wagon and The Americanization of Emily. I offer this segment from another Chayefsky favorite, which I have not yet reviewed. A true classic has lasting relevance. Howard Beale’s short […]

(Piper + Carpenter)*1988=”They Live”

I often enjoy Annalee Newitz’s commentary at io9. It makes its way into Ender’s Review often. While browsing through the postings at io9 this week I came upon this. Of course, like with The Matrix — which used AI constructs to portray agents of the power elite — Hollywood wouldn’t go for a more explicit […]

Make The War In Iraq More Eco-Friendly?

Onion News Network panelists discussion…. In The Know: How Can We Make The War In Iraq More Eco-Friendly?

Five years have passed . . .

In those five years many new “enabling acts” have been enacted.