The World’s Pariah

Note:  This blog is intended to allow me to release the pent up frustration I have over broadzilla and Magda.  I apologize for the length.  Thank you for your patience. Most of my friends know that I generally do not like people.  I find most people are quite loathsome.  This is through my years of commuting in NYC and the unavoidable luck of chance. On a regular basis I try to remind myself that although I could probably purchase Chinese Stars, it []

Eartha May Kitt

Eartha Kitt: IMDB, IBDB, Extended Bio (great site info) CNN: Singer, actress Eartha Kitt dies at 81. In the middle of my Christmas Day Movie Marathon, I must take pause to remember one of the most fierce women to have ever graced the screen and stage, Ms. Eartha May Kitt. Ms. Kitt lost her battle with colon cancer today at the age of 81. In thinking of things I want to say for this blog relating to Ms. Kitt, one word continually []

Movie: Change of Habit (1969)

A Christmas tradition for me and my kids is the gift of laze…. We do nothing all Christmas day except enjoy our gifts and watch movies. This Christmas is just like the ones which came before. Amanda and I started with watching a movie on cable. It was called Change of Habit and was released in 1969. IMDB : Change of Habit “Michelle Gallagher, Irene Hawkins and Barbara Bennett are three nuns on the verge of taking their final vows and just []

Who was Ponzi and what did he scheme?

For those of you, like me, who are tuned into CNN on a regular and are appalled by the state of financial disrepair in which our nation currently finds itself – you may also, again like me, ask yourself – Who is this Ponzi guy and what exactly did he scheme? For those of you questioning this same thing, CNN published a piece dedicated to Charles Ponzi and exactly what it was that he did. You can find it here: Who was []

A History of No History

I grew up in the small town of Oak Hill, West Virginia.   I will eventually blog about life in a “holler”.  However, for this blog I am touching upon the education I received while there.  In particular, my high school education. I attended Oak Hill High School.  As I sit here, in my mind I go over the list of teachers that instructed me.  The good.  The bad.  And the…well anyway.  I had a recent conversation with my good friend over at []

Ah….

A little while ago I blogged here about the demise of Polaroid instant film. Now we are hearing of the demise of Polaroid as a whole: Polaroid files for Chapter 11 (CNN) (CNN) — Polaroid Corp. announced it was filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The Minnesota-based company said it is taking itself and its subsidiaries into bankruptcy in order to restructure its finances. “Our operations are strong and during this process Polaroid will ship products to our retail partners, work with []

Movie: We all have chains that bind…

…some of us just wear them around their waist… IMDB:  “A God-fearing bluesman (Jackson) takes to a wild young woman (Ricci) who, as a victim of childhood sexual abuse, looks everywhere for love, never quite finding it.” Ok, I just finished watching it and I am torn.  It has been out for forever, it has been played all to hell on cable.  So, I thought, what the heck. Finishing the movie entirely was a feat for me.  I kept wondering to myself []

Shake It Like A Polaroid Picture…

Words to a song that will, one day, have to be explained to a younger generation: “What does it mean Grandma?” “Well, back when I was a kid, one could take a picture using what was called a Polaroid.  The instant photo would spit out of the camera and while developing before your very eyes you would have to shake it back and forth to allow it to air dry.” “What megapixel was the camera Grandma?” Wha…? I have an odd way []

A Night With Bob (aka Things To Do While Stoned On A Friday)

Be prepared, this is an all too long blog by a half-stoned and irritable woman who has been injured by the vermin who commute with her… I have blogged enough about my distaste for my fellow commuters that you, my dear reader, should now realize the full scale of my irritation towards them. On Thursday evening I was making my way home from my regular 9-5.  It had started to rain and I parted ways with my friend Melissa.  I hopped the []

2008-11-11 Irish Famine Memorial

On November 11th I was able to check another item off of my bucket list.  The Irish Famine Memorial.  I had seen it in the movie P.S. I Love You.  There was a scene between Hilary Swank and Harry Connick, Jr. where they are standing in this beautiful expanse of space and they are eating corned beef sandwiches.  Connick eludes to the fact that it is a little morbid for them to be eating at a Famine Memorial and Swank answers that []