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See Trump Run

How do you top that? That’s the Hollywood question. The movie was so charming, or funny, or exciting, or inspiring – and thus so profitable – why not make another? But that seldom works out. It’s hard to top the … Continue reading

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Goldfinger

At any given time, somewhere on basic cable, it’s Goldfinger – 1964, the third Bond film. Sean Connery is James Bond, Honor Blackman is Pussy Galore (don’t ask) and the nearly spherical Gert Fröbe is Auric Goldfinger, who plans to … Continue reading

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The Irrelevant President

Foreign travel is always a challenge. Nothing is quite right – a good thing and the whole point of travel – because things there are “right” for over there. The traveler learns other ways of living and being in this … Continue reading

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Expect Disastrous Results

That was a hell of a thing. The week opened with the Dow dropping 719 points and then recovering, closing down “only” 617 points, one of the worst days Wall Street has seen in quite a while. And things had … Continue reading

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Stopping the World

The Anthony Newley musical Stop the World – I Want to Get Off opened on Broadway in 1962 and was a smash hit. The 1966 film version wasn’t. Perhaps it was the whining. Each time something unsatisfactory happens to the … Continue reading

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This Infinitely Improbable Presidency

Douglas Adams knew human nature: In many of the more relaxed civilizations on the Outer Eastern Rim of the Galaxy, the Hitchhiker’s Guide has already supplanted the great Encyclopedia Galactica as the standard repository of all knowledge and wisdom, for … Continue reading

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The Cabinet of Curiosities

It was a different time, long ago – before everyone’s life was supposed to be laser-focused on this goal or that. It was September 1965 and it was off to college, with no particular major in mind, yet. The family … Continue reading

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