Monthly Archives: January 2011

Death of a legend

Today marks the seventeenth anniversary of the death of Nick Cravat, actor and acrobat. Cravat in his youth formed what was to be a lifelong friendship with Burt Lancaster, the pair eventually appearing in seven movies together. Early on they … Continue reading

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A cat intensive household.

We are, to put it mildly, a cat intensive household. Between myself and my two roommates, we have five. Since it is in their contracts that they will be making periodic appearances, let me intoduce them. Loki is the only … Continue reading

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A good man. Maybe not then, but now.

Zach Beck has done something so rare and difficult as to be almost impossible. He has overcome a past rooted in racism, hatred and bigotry and has publicly taken responsibility for it. He deserves a second chance and needs the … Continue reading

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It’s a miracle! Or maybe just really, really great.

Gabrielle Giffords stood on her own yesterday, and may be moved to a rehab facility as early as tomorrow. Everyone seems floored by her truly outstanding recovery from such frightening injuries and I couldn’t be happier for her and the … Continue reading

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If Abba….

were to be hit by a burst of radiation from a rogue meteor and put into hibernation for 35 years, would they mutate into Ace Of Base? Just askin’.

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Time for a comedy break: Rhod Gilbert

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It’s cliche, but a picture is worth a thousand words.

85-year-old Julia Botello is escorted away from a bank foreclosure protest in Los Angeles (article here: 85-Year-Old-Woman Arrested for Bank Protest ). The two officers, complete with riot helmets, are doing their duty to protect the monied interests from her. I’m … Continue reading

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