Especially as it applies to people of extreme privilege making appalling noises about how put upon they are. Now that we’re done with the truly creepy, let’s turn our attention to the lighter side of October. The decorating has begun… Stay cool, cats.
I think a lot of us have mothers that once upon a time could be referred to as “forces of nature.” I think Judy Garland was one such force. Perhaps a loving whirlwind? I wouldn’t know, she died when I was very tiny. But, I can sense that aspect of her from her daughter’s quote. I’ve got a black velvet opera cloak of my mom’s I can’t bear to part with it, although I have worn it…never. This time of […]
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Let’s call it persimmon. Shall we? My neighborhood is rising on a Halloween tide. Want to see? Follow me on Instagram. Happy haunting!
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You know, I’m not usually ill-behaved (or quiet) or unmindful of comments but, I have the most…percolating cold…tonight I should probably wear gloves while I give out the candy. At any rate, here’s to so many, so very many, wonderful peeps that I haven’t responded to in days — I give you a not-so-horrible trick: Shakespeare Insults Generator. And my very best happy wishes for a treat filled Halloween!
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Stones are falling from the ceiling of my apartment. First one, then two, then dozens. I take refuge beneath the kitchen table as they bounce and dance across every surface, denting the toaster, gouging into the old linoleum floor. The Falling Stones are like a rain of hail, but so absurd in this setting that I want to laugh… It is about two in the afternoon, Tuesday, mid-June, with the sun hot on my back and the sky seared and […]
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Hello angels, this movie definitely has a Halloween flair and it’s also an egregious example of the weirdest, but hardly atypical, age inappropriate May/December Hollywood romance, I give you: “Bell, Book and Candle”. I remember about eighteen years ago Miramax (when it was the Weinstein’s company) held the rights and the script was being developed for Sharon Stone. And, like most projects it sizzled out – something like – nobody was happy with the script. It happens frequently. Sometimes it […]
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“The Brotherhood of the Wolf” plays like an explosion at the genre factory. When the smoke clears, a rough beast lurches forth, its parts cobbled together from a dozen movies. The film involves quasi-werewolves, French aristocrats, secret societies, Iroquois Indians, martial arts, occult ceremonies, sacred mushrooms, swashbuckling, incestuous longings, political subversion, animal spirits, slasher scenes and bordellos, and although it does not end with the words “based on a true story,” it is. via The Brotherhood Of The Wolf Movie […]
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