Monthly Archives: October 2016

“Pop Goes the Weiner”

Where would we be without the news media to entertain us?

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A Good Scary Animated Classic for Kids on Halloween

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow found on the above disc. For kids 10 or older. That scary a climax. Disney sure knew how to make ’em! A true Halloween classic.

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Easily the Best Read and Viewing for Halloween

I could personally recommend. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson and the original 1963 movie adaptation version of The Haunting starring Julie Harris and Claire Bloom, directed by Robert Wise. The book is recommended for junior high and up (Used … Continue reading

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This is not what you’d call

An Age of Reason or An Age of Common Sense.

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Tippi/Hitch vs. Hitch/Truffaut

Take your pick. Tippi Hedren’s tell-all autobio out this week. The latter out before Christmas–the film no fans ever thought to see. Hitch being interviewed by one of his biggest fans, director Francois Truffaut, that gave the stamp of ‘Art’ … Continue reading

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Trick, No Treat

The final week of the U.S. election. A political dilemma if ever there was one. Greed and hollow victory for someone. A split country and a disgraceful inheritance. There will be many who will mourn the results regardless of which … Continue reading

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Klute Revisited

KLUTE (1971) Director: Alan J. Pakula Stars: Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland “There are little corners in everyone which were better off left alone.” Klute is a classic thriller about three very different people engaged in a common search for identity. … Continue reading

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More on Dylan’s Nobel Win

(Dylan in his 1966-67 Blonde on Blonde prime) Quote any 10 memorable poetic lines by Atwood, Walcott, any other poet of the past 6 decades.. Quote any 10 memorable lines of Dylan. (Some of these can be recited in full song … Continue reading

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“Life Is in Session;

this ain’t no dress rehearsal.”–RD

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Bobby Vee, Obit 73

The guy who from Fargo, N.D. (just over the border from Winnipeg) who picked up immediately where Buddy Holly left off. He was given his stage name by Bob Dylan who once played in Vee’s band. Bobby was the first … Continue reading

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