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Blackbeard’s Ghost

Last night, Arlo and I watched the 1968 Disney film Blackbeard’s Ghost, starring Peter Ustinov, Suzanne Pleshette, and Dean “the poor man’s Jimmy Stewart” Jones… After having spent about 20 minutes sorting through our options, we’d narrowed it down to two movies, and Arlo decided against Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood, having […]

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On the movie Stage Door, and buying stuff through my Amazon store

I bought a movie on a whim through Amazon the other day. I’d never seen it before, but, from what I could tell, it seemed like the kind of thing that I’d like. Among other things, the cast included a number of actresses that I happen to be quite fond of, including Katharine Hepburn, Lucille […]

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Astroturf wars, and the battle to defund NPR

The following video, taken last year during a training session for Tea Party activists in Nashville, is of a young man from a group called the American Majority. His name is Austin James, and, on the video, he can be seen instructing folks how they should go about waging guerilla warfare online by, among other […]

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Star parties elicit moral panic, Sex in the City 2 elicits desire to perform self-surgery

Do you remember the rainbow party hysteria of a few years ago? I can’t remember where it all started, but people from coast-to-coast became convinced that a tidal wave of children’s oral sex orgies was washing over America. Oprah, I believe, had a story about it. And someone wrote a young adult novel about the […]

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