Tag Archives: Hollywood

Prejudice Comes in Many Forms

Green Book (2018) I have to admit to having a bit of trepidation before watching this film on Netflix last night. For one thing, I knew there would be racial discrimination and even a little bit of violence, but I … Continue reading

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It’s Like “Northern Exposure” but Without the Humour

Virgin River We starting binge-watching this series on Netflix last night. Almost immediately I got the “Northern Exposure” vibe. But, to be honest, this one is more like a Hallmark movie. The mountains in the background weren’t fooling me: the … Continue reading

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Canadian, and Proud of It!

Drama, Canadian Style (from The Book of Unusual Knowledge) Most people know that William Shatner, Michael J. Fox and Mike Myers are Canadian. In fact, Canada has long been a great source of actors and entertainers, as this list shows. … Continue reading

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A Canadian Prince of Players Died Today

Christopher Plummer (December 13, 1929 – February 5, 2021) It took a long time before his quality performances were recognized by an industry who prefers youth over experience, beauty over substance. But in the end Christopher Plummer was seen as … Continue reading

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A Stoner’s Version of a Childhood Classic Movie

Dark Side of the Rainbow I remember reading about this before: it appears to totally sync together if you run the movie, The Wizard of Oz, while listening to Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon”. I suspect that playing … Continue reading

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Astrology: What a Difference a Day Makes

Desi Arnaz Jr. (January 19, 1953) You might think that your birth day should be personal, but this individual had a fictionalized version of it air on his actual birthday. Little Ricky came that same day… At the time, this … Continue reading

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List This as: “I Never Knew That…”

Bridgerton (2020) I can see why Shondaland would get involved in the production of this Netflix series: a good percentage of the actors are of a certain racial complexion. Does that sound racist? In my view this is Pride and … Continue reading

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Astrology: More Transgender Issues Revealed

Elliot (formerly Ellen) Page (February 21, 1987) Yesterday, Elliot Page introduced himself to the world. As far as I was concerned, no big a deal. But then I got to thinking, does his birth chart reveal similar configurations as Chaz … Continue reading

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Her Barbed Wit was Fueled by Emotional Pain

Dorothy Parker (August 22, 1893 – June 7, 1967) We’ve all read her work, and probably laughed at her witticisms, but do we really know what was going on with her? Dorothy Parker was a writer without equal, but never … Continue reading

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The Birth Chart: Map of a Hero’s Journey?

I knew the penny would drop one day; look’s like that day is today. In a post about the Cathars, I noted that we are refined by fire. What I didn’t explicitly say was that the act of living is … Continue reading

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