Category Archives: movies

Re Murdoch and Trump: Who’s zoomin’ who?


Swamp Rabbit was replacing a plank on the front porch of my shack while I read aloud from Jane Mayer’s comprehensive takedown of Fox News: …As the President has been beset by scandals, congressional hearings, and even talk of impeachment, … Continue reading

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Don’t flip out, it’s only a movie


Swamp Rabbit was booing the selection of Green Book for Best Picture at the Academy Awards. “That movie sugarcoats racism,” he said. “They had to rewrite history so white peeps would like it.” “You’re a white guy, but you don’t … Continue reading

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Stan Lee’s fan base — kids of all ages


After reading of Stan Lee’s death, I took an imaginary walk through my old neighborhood, past Mitchell schoolyard and Most Blessed Sacrament church,  to Chester Avenue and Whelan’s variety store, which stocked the Marvel comic books I read in my … Continue reading

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Trump’s plan to stop school shootings


Donald Trump thinks real life is a reality TV show, or an old cowboy movie. To counter the threat of more mass shootings in schools, he wants to issue guns to 20 percent of schoolteachers in America. The movie version … Continue reading

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Seeking disaster’s bright side in Atlantic City


Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian is like Voltaire’s Pangloss, or Eric Idle in Life of Brian. He always looks on the bright side of life, even life in Atlantic City, which has been in a downward spiral for years thanks … Continue reading

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Notes on Anita Ekberg, ‘sex goddess’


News of Anita Ekberg’s death at 83 got Swamp Rabbit and I and other Federico Fellini fans thinking of Ekberg’s small but memorable role in La Dolce Vita (1960), her only good movie and one of the greatest movies ever … Continue reading

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Regarding Coca-Cola (corporate America’s rotgut)


I recently discussed with my friend Swamp Rabbit the sappy Coca-Cola commercial that features, as Guardian UK put it, “a multi-lingual rendition of ‘America the Beautiful’ sung by children and illustrated with a diversity of New Americana scenes…” The usual … Continue reading

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