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Florence Foster Jenkins – Part 2

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This is my second post about Florence Foster Jenkins.  The first can be found here.   In it I wrote that there were plans to make a movie about her life in 2015 staring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant.  As it turned out, two movies inspired by her life were released in 2016.  The first was a fictional French film called Marguerite, …

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Vale Leslie Nielsen, OC

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Today’s issue of The Times includes an obituary for Leslie Nielsen, OC.  Elsewhere in the paper is the above cartoon which covers two events:  (1)  It comments on the news report this week that, according to US diplomatic cables leaked by the website WikiLeaks, America was repeatedly urged in 2008 by King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia to bomb nuclear facilities in Iran “to …

A Day at the Races

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This video is a work in progress.  There’s nearly two hours of video to be edited down to a reasonable length for a movie.  Originally I planned to make a DVD but the problem with that was I wasn’t sure how long to make the movie – as short as 10 minutes or as long as 60 minutes, or where …

Goodness gracious me

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I was thrilled to get a reply today from Sonny Watson in California regarding the Dancing With The Stars argument about what constitutes West Coast Swing. Sonny wrote that he was unable to watch the video links because he got a Yahoo!7 message “The content you are trying to view is only available in certain areas.” I’ve sent him new …