Tag Archives: Sullivan’s Travels

The etymology of “beazel”

I’d wanted to write last night about Donald Trump’s ever-changing position on mandatory background checks for gun sales, and the pathetic way in which he publicly grovels at the feet of the NRA, but, when I saw that one of my favorite films, Preston Sturges’s delightfully thoughtful 1941 screwball comedy Sullivan’s Travels, was going to […]

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Know that you are loved, Robin Williams

Late last year Robin Williams spent a few hours answering questions from fans on Reddit. Among other things, he offered the following piece of advice on navigating hard times. And, given the fact that he apparently took his own life this morning, after having suffered through a sustained bout of depression, I thought that it […]

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Totally Quotable Clementine: overheard at a playdate edition

Not too long ago, I introduced Clementine to one of my favorite movies – a 1941 film by the name of Sullivan’s Travels. I guess it made an impact. This afternoon, Linette heard Clementine tell her friend Amelia that she wanted to play house as Veronica Lake, which, of course, made me feel incredibly proud, […]

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