sheldon greenbriar’s super summer sequels special

Just returned from a kibbutz with Charlotte Rae, though I wish she had told me physical labor was involved. Still, it was nice to catch up with Miss Charlotte, who’ll be playing Mrs. Robinson next week at the Akron Dinner Theatre’s production of “The Graduate” opposite Jeremy “Growing Pains” Miller. Share in the laughter, and the love. Anyway, on to summer. Now I love sequels as much as the next person, but how come they never make the ones I want to see? “Three Men and a Grandbaby” Like you need an excuse to reunite Tom Selleck, Ted Danson and the great…

best movie review ever

 I can’t resist: the day the earth stood still Sci-fi goodness with pretty good special effects. It’s annoying that our portrayal as humans is always so violent against what we don’t understand, but I honestly doubt it is far from the truth. I hope that if aliens do come, we are more compassionate than we were in this film.

a tbsw? summer flashback

“How dare you make fun of someone’s body size. I think Rosie’s beautiful just the way she is. It’s assholes like you who are responsible for people dying of anorexia and bulimia. Shame. Shame.” Then I told him how I had suffered from both anorexia and bulimia, at the same time. He said, “I doubt that’s possible,” which was really offensive. I got so upset I vomited my dinner on their picnic blanket and, because of that rude heterosexual, I didn’t even get to see Cyndi’s amazing version of “She Bop.” (read complete post)

headline du jour

Palin backs, relates to, Miss California “I respect Carrie for standing strong and staying true to herself, and for not letting those who disagree with her deny her protection under the nation’s First Amendment Rights,” Palin said. “Our Constitution protects us all — not just those who agree with the far left.” Far be it from me to correct Coach Palin, but Prejean’s First Amendment rights were never jeopardized. She can say whatever she wants, and the Miss USA pageant can award a crowd to whoever it chooses. If Christian fundamentalists sponsored a beauty contest, would they honor a contestant who spoke…

hate crimes vs. the constitution

James Madison, who initially introduced the First Amendment to the Constitution, had previously written to Thomas Jefferson on the passage of the Virginia Statute on Religious Freedom: “We have in this country extinguished forever … making laws for the human mind.” No American, he emphasized later, would be punished for his “thoughts.” They will be if thought crimes legislation is enacted.