Has Yakov used this yet?
In Russia at Thanksgiving, Turkey shoots you.
The link is too hard to organize, but this is an actual headline from Ohio's best newspaper (the Dayton Daily News) among the biggies (apparently it's from the Chicago Tribune):
The film Holiday--the famous 1938 version, directed by George Cukor, starring Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant--is a bit of a bait-and-switch. It promises to be a comic romp, but turns down a dark alley before the happy ending. I saw the original play in the library and read it to compare.
Cass Sunstein to publish a book on Star Wars
How dare the Obama administration bail out insurance companies with our money in order to hide ObamaCare’s failures.
I've never been a big fan of Michael Caine, but I recognize he's done a lot of interesting work. (My favorite film of his is probably The Man Who Would Be King.) I saw his autobiography The Elephant To Hollywood in the library and checked it out. He wrote it five years ago, and it's actually his second memoir. The first he wrote about 25 years ago, when he figured his Hollywood career was coming to a close. How wrong he was, so he wrote another, though its still covers his life from the beginning.
"We have to find diverse revenue streams. We have to find alternative revenue streams.”
In the past decade or two there's been a revival of interest in Ernest Shackleton. He was never completely out of mind, but with books and documentaries and serials coming out, his story apparently strikes a chord today. Maybe it's the stiff-upper lip way he has with his adventure, or maybe it's nostalgia for the end of the great age of exploration (followed by the modern age of instantaneous communication and world wars), but either way his story is compelling.
Caught up on this a few days late: songwriter P.F. Sloan has died.
Dr. John turns 75 today. He's been making music--rock and roll with blues and New Orleans mixed in--for most of his life. And we're not tired of it yet.
Fresh & Easy, a widespread grocery chain in Southern California, is shutting down all its locations. A sad day indeed.
Here's a pretty good discussion of Malcolm In The Middle at the A.V. Club by Matt Crowley. The show lasted for seven seasons and never got the credit it deserved. It was a family sitcom--an overworked genre--but was smarter, faster, sharper and filled with better sight gags than most.