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Happy new year!

Yes, we’re nine days in, but I can still wish you a happy one, can’t I? Well, I think so. It’s never too late to wish one a happy new year, I always say. Actually, I’ve never said that, but I’m going to start. It’s never to late to wish one a happy new year!

The GAOOG sent this to me and I think it’s really quite something. And I very much liked that movie. Very much. I thought it was an absolute delight.

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Who wants to go with me?

Goodness, he continues to amaze.

Derivative much?

I know people love Aaron Sorkin. And as you may know, I am not one of them.*  I just think his writing is annoying and most of his characters are self-righteous and smug. I feel like most of his work is pretty much the same as his other work (exception: see footnote), which wouldn’t be a problem for me if I liked it in the first place. I had no idea, though, the extent of his self-plagiarism. Holy cow! (Thanks to AO for sending me the link and this one too). Mostly I think it’s funny, though some seem like a stretch (“Really?”), but finding out he stole from that beautiful Tom Hanks Oscar speech? I’m pissed. That’s so not cool.

*I do, though, LOVE A Few Good Men and could watch it all the time. Seriously. It never gets old.

More proof that Ebert was a gift from above

Aaron sent me this a few weeks ago and, for reasons I can’t fully explain, I just got to reading it today. Oh, Roger. Thank you.

This movie doesn’t scrape the bottom of the barrel. This movie isn’t the bottom of the barrel. This movie isn’t below the bottom of the barrel. This movie doesn’t deserve to be mentioned in the same sentence with barrels.

Good God. And then there’s this.

RIP, Mr. Ebert

Roger Ebert has left us, which makes me so damn sad. Sometimes I think of all of the amazing writers who have been part of this world and how lucky I feel to have had them among us.

I posted this story more than three years ago, but I think it’s a great story so I’m posting it again.

Rest in peace, Mr. Ebert. The world is a better place for having had you in it. Thank you for everything.