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Looking up the Dinosaurs’ Skirts

So I went to see the dinosaurs tonight. I told myself that I wouldn’t bother, that I’d avoid the opening weekend crowds, but I heard that “thump… Thump… THUMP!!!” in my head and saw the expanding ripples of water in … Continue reading

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Waves of Love from Those Wonderful People Out There in the Dark

I started writing this post in February, and have been looking at it, tinkering with it, and adding to it ever since.  Watching the Academy Awards this year, and clicking, during and afterward, through the electronic diaspora of comments on my … Continue reading

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Going to Pieces

I’ve noticed a trend, of late, at the markets I frequent wherein it has been difficult to find cut-up whole chicken. All I can see are packages of breasts, thighs, and drumsticks, most of which are boned and skinned. That, … Continue reading

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A Half-assed Autopsy of a Fish: My personal appreciation of Jaws

“Come on in, the water’s fine!” This morning, my friend Greg emailed me an article from Mother Jones, wherein Richard Dreyfus’ children have a kindly mocking conversation about the film: http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2014/07/jaws-ridiculous-say-kids-who-owe-everything-jaws The title, contained without articles within the link, says a … Continue reading

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Padric’s Mother’s Day Movie Picks

Photos to come… In the years since Anna Jarvis stepped forward in West Virginia to honor her mother, there have been countless portrayals of mothers in the movies. There have been tragic mothers in movies like Bambi, Sophie’s Choice, and … Continue reading

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My Year in Pie

°It has been some time since I have posted on this blog, having been stuck with the latest list friend Thistle (who may now be followed, should you choose, at http://baineofmyexistence.BlogSpot.com) and I have compiled. Though I know I will … Continue reading

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The Simplest Roast Chicken

Julia was always fond of saying that a perfectly roasted chicken was the sign of a good chef, and this declaration is inarguable. One reason for this is that a whole chicken is like a blank canvas: all one needs … Continue reading

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All the Noise and all the Hurry Seems to Help

Reader Beware: Please understand that almost nothing within this post is documented in any form, and that all I’m writing is what I’ve heard in general conversation. Please understand that I’m not always the best listener-I’m easily distracted by shiny … Continue reading

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AFI Can Suck It

At Thistle’s Christmas party, we did not simply cook for 16 hours, we determined to make a list of the great film actresses of sound cinema history. Clearly, any compilation of this kind is clearly a subjective one, and anyone … Continue reading

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A Truly Noble Bird

“For the Truth the Turkey is in Comparison a much more respectable Bird, and withal a true original Native of America . . . He is besides, though a little vain & silly, a Bird of Courage, and would not … Continue reading

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