Category Archives: showbusiness

Daddy Issues: The Prodigal Son Reunites with His Twin

Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) “Yeah, baby.” I’m not a fan of Mike Myers’ infantile sense of humour. He thinks smutty jokes and sexual innuendo are hilarious, but sometimes they go too far. However, there is an underlying theme in … Continue reading

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Today in 1975, a Great Lakes Freighter Sank in Lake Superior

Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald The disaster is one of the best-known in the history of Great Lakes shipping. Gordon Lightfoot made it the subject of his 1976 hit song “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald“ after reading an article, “The … Continue reading

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Was “Ramsay” the Model for James Bond?

Richard Sorge (October 4, 1895 – November 7, 1944) He has been called, by several people, “a perfect spy”. That reminded me of the John le CarrĂ© novel of the same name. But would a perfect spy have been caught … Continue reading

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A Bachelorette Show from the Last Century

The Phantom of the Opera (2004) Due to the snowfall last evening, our cable TV feed was intermittent, so we decided to watch a DVD from our extensive video library. It was Susan’s suggestion to watch this one. I’d seen … Continue reading

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Rocking the Housewife Vibe

Helen Reddy (October 25, 1941 – September 29, 2020) This might seem a strange post to anyone who follows me here on WordPress, but it’ll make some sense when you read on. I watched I Am Woman on Netflix last … Continue reading

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The Moment Lars Muhl’s “Old Life” Died

Total Solar Eclipse (March 9, 1997) It’s not often that a person can pinpoint the exact moment when everything changed. I had a similar point in time in December 1995. This is Lars Muhl’s. On the day the album was … Continue reading

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The Seeker and the Seer

Lars Muhl (November 14, 1950) I wouldn’t even be contemplating writing this blog if I hadn’t starting meeting this man in my dreams. It began two nights ago, when Lars showed up at a group get-together. I’d been following him … Continue reading

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Happy (Belated) 40th Birthday Wishes!

Kim Kardashian (October 21, 1980) Do you think this is the real reason for my dream two nights ago? I wasn’t aware of her birth date, so it wasn’t something conscious in me of knowledge of her 40th birthday. Anyway, … Continue reading

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It Was Said that He was “Incorrigible”

The Babe (1992) Somehow I never saw this film before. The reason may have been that I was otherwise occupied while living in the UK. But I have always admired Babe Ruth, as a sports ‘star’ and I am a … Continue reading

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*Scythe*: A Slasher Film to End All Slasher Films

Fascination (1979) Why are we so fascinated by evil, death and sex? It must be primeval. And with Hallowe’en fast approaching, this fascination will be triggered yet again. *Sigh* If you ask this question of a psychologist or psychiatrist, their … Continue reading

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