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The first trailer December 7, 2009

Posted by Jeff in 1990s to present, Movies.
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What January 20, 2009 meant to me January 21, 2009

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What January 20, 2009 meant to me

“All of me” August 24, 2008

Posted by Jeff in 1946 through 1960, Cool, Jazz, Movies, Music.
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What do the Muppets, Pia Zadora, Django Reinhardt, Jimmie Scott, Billie Holiday, Anne Murray, Willie Nelson, Johnnie Ray, Redd Foxx, Louis Armstrong, Paul Whiteman, Dean Martin, Ella Fitzgerald, Belle Baker, NOFX, Frank Sinatra and Mildred Bailey have in common?

They all covered this …

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The choice August 23, 2008

Posted by Jeff in "Reality has a well-known liberal bias", Art.
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Satire of Shepherd Fairey poster

Makes perfect sense to me August 22, 2008

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John McCain - Get Out Of Gaffe Free

Just so we are clear:

Visiting your grandmother while vacationing in Hawaii, the state where you were born – elitist.

Meeting a millionaire heiress in Hawaii, who you will soon begin an affair with and divorce your wife and then go on and buy a ton of houses, and then going on and honeymooning in Hawaii – not elitist.

– John King, CNN

Glenn Greenwald’s perspective.

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IMCU (Internal Monitor Cleaning Utility) May 23, 2008

Posted by Jeff in Weirdness.
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Click on the “more” button for a free utility to clean your computer monitor … from the inside. Another public service from the non-blog.

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A working-class hero is something to be May 20, 2008

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I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again. I love this guy.


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Moshpitting at the Met April 27, 2008

Posted by Jeff in French, Opera, Theater.
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From the Vienna Staatsoper production of Gaetano Donizetti’s La fille du régiment, Juan Diego Flórez sings “Pour me rapprocher de Marie”.

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Equity wins silver in Houston April 22, 2008

Posted by Jeff in Labor, Movies, Theater, Zook.
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Marie Dressler and chorus girls picketing, 1919

Above: Marie Dressler (foreground) and chorus girls from the Ziegfeld Follies picketing on Broadway, 1919.

My original screenplay Equity has been awarded a Silver Remi for Best Dramatic Screenplay at the 2008 WorldFest Houston International Film Festival.

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For some reason, they love me in Texas April 11, 2008

Posted by Jeff in Movies, Zook.
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Equity strike picketers, 1919

For the second year in a row, one of my screenplays has won a Remi Award from the WorldFest Houston International Film Festival.

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Michael Jeter, 1952–2003 April 6, 2008

Posted by Jeff in 1990s to present, In memoriam, Movies, Musicals, Theater.
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From the Tony Award telecast of June 3, 1990, Brent Barrett and Michael Jeter perform “We’ll Take A Glass Together” from the musical Grand Hotel:


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Bush tied to child prostitution ring March 17, 2008

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This was originally posted on democrats.com.

George Bush has been tied to a prostitution ring involving as many as 50,000 women and girls and is expected to resign or be impeached, according to Congressional sources.

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Giuseppe di Stefano, 1921-2008 March 3, 2008

Posted by Jeff in In memoriam, Italian, Opera, Theater.
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Giuseppe di StefanoThe last of the great 20th-century Italian tenors, the man whom Luciano Pavarotti called a role model, has died at the age of eighty-seven.

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Yeah, thanks, Ralph February 27, 2008

Posted by Jeff in "Reality has a well-known liberal bias", Cartoons.
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Ralph Nader vs. the world

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