Monthly Archives: September 2020

“Found a Peanut!” (again)

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The Title is Misleading: It’s the Girl Who’s Lost

The Lost Husband (2020) A quietly satisfying film, this one was on Netflix last night. After the sudden death of her husband, Libby is forced to move in with her hypercritical mother. Out of the blue, her estranged Aunt Jean … Continue reading

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Canada’s 17th Prime Minister Held That Office for 79 Days

John Turner (June 7, 1929 – September 19, 2020) His is the story that didn’t turn out the way we all expected it to. His tenure as Prime Minister lasted from June 30, 1984 until September 17, 1984. Then he … Continue reading

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Hidden in Plain Sight: a Spiritual Exercise

Autostereograms Do you remember when these hidden 3D images were all the rage? I couldn’t always see what was there, but once in a while the picture would suddenly ‘appear’ and I ‘saw’. That’s what spiritual vision does, too. Trust … Continue reading

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The Most Fun a Bond Arch-Villain Can Have

Auric Goldfinger (Gert Fröbe) “Tall, portly built German born actor (and talented violinist) who notched up over 100 film appearances, predominantly in German-language productions. He will forever be remembered by Western audiences as the bombastic megalomaniac “Auric Goldfinger” trying to … Continue reading

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Death Imitating Art

The Postcard Killings (2020) I don’t normally highlight a murder mystery movie, unless it is extemely well done, or of cultural significance. This one is both. As this was released in March, it may have been one of the last … Continue reading

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O2: Advertising SubliminalS EXposed

You & Me My daughter, Rosanna, sent me the link to this new O2 commercial in the UK. Cute, eh? Rosanna has previously shown me that she inherited my keen awareness of subliminal messages, but this time she put two-and-two … Continue reading

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Sonny to Cher: “I Got You, Babe”

Not a particularly happy-looking couple, were they? Have you ever wondered why? Sonny was more than a decade older than Cher, so it holds that he may have played a significant ‘father-figure’ role in her life. She needed a place … Continue reading

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Take a Brooding Male, Add a Little Gossip: What do You Have?

Pride and Prejudice (1995 BBC Series) Call me ‘old school’. This is the only adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel that works for me. Set in 1812 (at the beginning of the War of 1812-14), it tells the tale of … Continue reading

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Who Would Want to be President, Really?

If I’ve learned anything about the transition of one head-of-state to another, as seen in yesterday’s posts, it is a stress-filled time. You go from a normal politician, glad-handing with supporters and other well-wishers, to the isolation of being at … Continue reading

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