Thursday, November 24, 2011
This is Kermit reporting on the Kermit balloon at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1977. Love this picture. Kermit was, naturally, always my favorite balloon at the parade; I had to see Kermit and Snoopy. Ha, and today I've offered you Kermit and Snoopy. Didn't intellectualize that!
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
A review of the films I've seen this past week.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
I just read that Jeniffer Fox, the pregnant woman who was kicked and pepper sprayed by police at Occupy Seattle last week, has miscarried. Granted, she was only 2 or 3 months pregnant, so there's no way you can equivocally say that her miscarriage was caused by her mistreatment at the hands of Seattle police, but it couldn't have really helped, either. The fact here is that police should not have been kicking a woman in the stomach and spraying mace in her face at a peaceful protest.
I've been looking into a number of options. Thank you all so much for your suggestions, they've been very helpful. Right now it's looking like my best option is to apply for the Pharmacy Assistance Program from the manufacturer; it'll probably take another month before I hear anything, but if it comes through, I'll be able to access (through my doctor) a three-month free supply.
I'm very saddened to hear that John Neville, the star of my all-time favorite film The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, passed away over the weekend. I've seen him in a few other movies (A Study in Terror, Little Women, The Fifth Element), but he was primarily a stage actor. But his Karl Friedrich Hieronymous Baron von Munchausen affected me like nothing else. Thank you, sir, for this magnificent performance in a magnificent film that will affect me all my life.
Monday, November 21, 2011
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Why not, eh? Man, I used to dig the Spice Girls. Yes, I was older than the target audience was supposed to be, but let's be frank, music in the nineties sucked. I was not into the grunge scene, or the house scene, or the techno scene, or whatever the hell was going on with the swing music, so there were slim pickings on the radio in those days if I wanted to listen to anything that sounded remotely like the pop and New Wave I grew up with. So yeah, I dug the Spice Girls. They were fun.