We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The Bird Dog's first daughter, and second child, has always been a savvy kid and has always attended "exclusive", fancy schools up here in New England. She has always told us that part of the deal is that you figure out what angle the teacher wants to hear before you write a paper, regardless of subject. Give 'em what they want. This is street wise, but as Dylan says, "Ya gotta be more than street wise." She can be, fortunately. It's a damn shame that kids have to learn to play this game. The General didn't want to play it: Click here: FrontPage magazine.com :: Confessions of a Military Student by Maj. Gen. Robert H. Scales Jr.
King Tut's penis. Well, it's more interesting than anything about Michael Jackson. Does FOX news think we care about him? Who does? Thriller was good, I guess. And the lad can dance. But is he maybe mixed-up? Anyway, the Egytians finally found Tut's missing member so he can have some fun in his afterlife. "Case closed. Next case", as a wise old Doc I knew used to say. The latest on Tut's mummy: Click here: http://www.travelwirenews.com/cgi-script/csArticles/articles/000033/003315-p.htm
Mini-movie Review: Alexandro Jodorowsky's El Topo: Bird Dog saw this movie when it came out, and just saw it again. It does not deserve to be out of print. My copy has Japanese subtitles, and the color is washed-out. A Western in name and setting only, it is a surrealistic, somewhat violent movie with abundant mystical Christian imagery. Is it phony or real - I cannot tell - you tell me. Very powerful and memorable images. Not a family movie. Try to find a good copy of it and see what you think. It moves slowly, like a violent meditation, if there is such a thing. It takes itself seriously, I think... Unique. The Bird Dog will not watch movies that implant images in his small bird-dog brain that he doesn't want in there. But these are OK.