Still Swamped, But …

... if you have time to kill, you could read this short story I am working on for Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine and give with the constructive criticism. You could totally do that. It would be swell. At 6,500 words its of a print-out-and-read-on-the-bus length, but y'all provided such great feedback last time that I thought I'd return to the

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The Sopranos

After zealously shielding myself from spoilers for seven straight months, I finally watched the final episode of The Sopranos, knowing absolutely nothing about what would happen or how it would end. Thoughts in the comments.

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AFI 100: Yankee Doodle Dandy

So far in the AFI 100 project, the two films for which I had the lowest expectations--the silent movie and, now, the jingoistic musical--have been my favorites. Having never seen James Cagney in the role of a tough-guy, the skill with which he "played against character" was lost on me, but it hardly proved necessary to enjoy this biography of

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Three Things That Made Me Laugh This Morning

A comment in the SongMeaning.com thread concerning Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'": That one line..."some will win, some will lose.." That line couldnt be more true. this one time i won, and then this other time, i lost. steve perry really tells it like it is. David Wilhelm's lol'able lack of critical thinking skills. Summary: Wilhelm: I'm a superdelegate and I'm

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How To Be Hated

Mrs Clinton still has the edge among super-delegates, not least because Bill Clinton is calling in all the favours he has done them over the past 16 years ...Dear Mr. Clinton: please consider the following:You call in favors, and use your influence as a former President, to convince superdelegates to vote for your wife instead of the man who wins

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Clip ‘n’ Save!

The November election is a long ways away. So, here: I made you a little cheatsheet! P.s. I TOLD YOU FOOLS TO VOTE DODD! Only after he dropped out of the presidential race, admittedly ...

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AFI 100: The French Connection

The French Connection wasn't next in the AFI queue, but, earlier today when I heard that Roy Scheider had died, I decided to watch it anyway to honor the man. A thoroughly entertaining film, but I'm a bit mystified as to how it wound up with the 1971 "Motion Picture of the Year" Oscar, but less inclusion (albeit just barely)

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The Bad Review Revue: The Siege of Paris

Critics are raving over The Hottie and the Nottie!"Preposterous, disingenuous, remarkably unfunny and genuinely distasteful." -- Maitland McDonagh, TV GUIDE "Crass, shrill, disingenuous, tawdry, mean-spirited, vulgar, idiotic, boring, slapdash, half-assed, and very, very unfunny." -- Nathan Lee, VILLAGE VOICE "It's not like Paris Hilton to rise above her material, but The Hottie and the Nottie sinks so low that all

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