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Red-Hot Trump

For those of us who grew up in the Ozzie and Harriet fifties and came of age in the long-haired-stop-the-war counterculture late sixties, there was always the matter of cool. James Dean was cool, and then Peter Gunn was cool, … Continue reading

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A Great Disturbance in the Force

Yoda felt a great disturbance in The Force. This was a bad thing. Alderaan had been destroyed by the Death Star – the whole planet, gone – but that was in 1977 – in a space-adventure movie. These days, on … Continue reading

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The Primal Scream Party

Everyone agrees that the second presidential debate in Saint Louis was a bit strange: The presidential campaign took a dark turn here Sunday night as Donald Trump leveled a stream of harsh charges at Hillary Clinton during their second debate, claiming … Continue reading

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The Cruz Missile

Well, that was interesting. How many times can you say that? The announced theme of the first night of the Republican (Trump) National Convention was Make America Safe Again, but that will be no more than a bit of political … Continue reading

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Another Opening, Another Show

It’s a quiet evening here in Hollywood – no police helicopters overhead at the moment – and in the other room, on the television, the opening night of the Republican National Convention is unspooling – in silence. Some things are … Continue reading

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Our Current Unpleasantness

The Civil War eventually had many other names – looking back on it, white folks in the south started calling it the “War of Northern Aggression” while those southerners who definitely weren’t white decided to call it the “Freedom War” … Continue reading

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Hang the Sense of It

One thing that made the late seventies more bearable was Douglas Adams’ Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy – the new BBC absurdist radio serial, a bit of humorous existential science fiction. Think Jean-Paul Sartre with a wicked sense of humor, or … Continue reading

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