Monthly Archives: May 2017

Movie: “Florence Foster Jenkins” (2016)

Grade: D Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) The story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4136084/ Sent from the IMDb iPad app. http://www.imdb.com | IMDb on … Continue reading

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Life: On Mental Abilities and Aging

::::::: Trump used to be more articulate. What could explain the change? https://www.statnews.com/2017/05/23/donald-trump-speaking-style-interviews/ == PT

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Music: ‘Stop Making Sense’ remains a perfect concert film | The Salt Lake Tribune

Many call this the best live concert film ever. I put it second in genre only to Scorsese’s Stones in “Shine A Light.” Last night I dug out my old DVD. Ahh, Tina Weymouth on bass. And those incomparable backup … Continue reading

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Movie: “Alien: Covenant” (2017)

Grade: B Not better than “Prometheus,” IOHO. Alien: Covenant (2017) The crew of a colony ship, bound for a remote planet, discover an uncharted paradise with a threat beyond their imagination, and must attempt a harrow… http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2316204/ Sent from the … Continue reading

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Religion: On Jealous Gods

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY: “And if there were a God, I think it very unlikely that He would have such an uneasy vanity as to be offended by those who doubt His existence.” -Bertrand Russell, philosopher, mathematician, author, Nobel laureate … Continue reading

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Humor: A “Corrected” Joke…

Begin forwarded message: From: Brian Apparently it’s no longer politically-correct to direct a joke at any racial or ethnic minority, so: An Englishman, a Scotsman, an Irishman, a Welshman, a Gurkha, A Latvian, a Turk, an Aussie, Two Kiwis, a … Continue reading

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Movie: “The Take” (2016)

Grade: B+ We like Idris Elba. The Take (2016) A young con artist and an unruly CIA agent embark on an anti-terrorist mission in France. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2368619/ Sent from the IMDb iPad app. http://www.imdb.com | IMDb on Facebook | IMDb on … Continue reading

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