Sunday, March 02, 2014

A note to our readers

Hey --

Another Sunday.

First up, we thank all who participated this edition which includes Dallas and the following:

The Third Estate Sunday Review's Jim, Dona, Ty, Jess and Ava,
Rebecca of Sex and Politics and Screeds and Attitude,
Betty of Thomas Friedman Is a Great Man,
C.I. of The Common Ills and The Third Estate Sunday Review,
Kat of Kat's Korner (of The Common Ills),
Mike of Mikey Likes It!,
Elaine of Like Maria Said Paz),
Cedric of Cedric's Big Mix,
Ruth of Ruth's Report,
Wally of The Daily Jot,
Trina of Trina's Kitchen,
Stan of Oh Boy It Never Ends,
Isaiah of The World Today Just Nuts,
and Ann of Ann's Mega Dub.

And what did we come up with:

Another truest for Glen Ford.
And another truest for Felicity Arbuthnot.
Tonight the Oscars are handed out.  If you're not attending, you can watch it on ABC like me (Jim).  C.I. is attending as is Ava.  That's why we're done so early this morning.  We pulled it together and worked hard to turn out an edition.  Our one problem?  We decided to do an Oscar theme.  But were going to do a straight editorial.  And then we started it and it wasn't working.  Wally, Ava and C.I. argued that we should change our plans and make this part of the Oscar theme and us accepting an award for Nouri al-Maliki on his behalf.  That idea ended up working.

Ronan's playing coy about being gay, Ava and C.I. don't think they outed him but if they did they say it's not unlike a few years back when they outed another blond male and it ended up making his career.  I was kind of shocked about the gender identity issue.  I don't question them for including it, it is pertinent and does explain a lot about Ronan and how he can go from momentarily relaxed to awkward or even terrified.  What shocked me was that Mia would send her son to a doctor because she didn't want him playing like he was a little girl.  Why not?  What's the real crime there?  How out of it is Mia?  She's like the Archie Bunker of old actresses.  Poor Ronan, I feel sorry for him.  I didn't get the Polar reference.  I'll tell you now, it's Valley of the Dolls.  Ava and C.I. didn't go into that in their report.  They can if Mia gets bitchy.  They're not sure Ronan even knows about it.  But Mia's got a little secret she's kept from Ronan.  P.S. as usual, I wrote the headline.  Ava and C.I. were a little iffy on it but went along with it because they were not going to spend hours and hours and hours like they usually do during these writing editions.
Another piece by Ava and C.I.  Do you know the law of rebel traps?  That's what I thought of when Ava and C.I. explained what they've done in this article.  They've set numerous traps for Mia.  If she wants to respond, she's basically check mated.  They would love for this to be their last piece on the issue of Mia Farrow but they do have much more that they can cover.
They're tonight.  And we loved The Neighbors special Oscar episode.  Go to Hulu and stream it, if you missed it, it's very funny.  
What we listened to.
This could have been longer but Klute's one of the films we intend to get to in our Film Classics of the 20th Century. 
"Let The River Run" truly is an amazing song.  
And Thelma & Louise continues to live on.
Please read the footnote.  We didn't solicit readers opinions or votes because we didn't think of it.  We're not as smart as Trina.  So don't complain that you didn't know about the poll or survey, we didn't either.  But as Ty discussed the e-mails and we discovered some of you were voting in your e-mails for the Oscars, we wanted to be sure your picks were included.  
You get three Ava and C.I. pieces this edition -- however, this went up at The Common Ills on Tuesday.
A video of Senator Patty Murray defending veterans.
A Workers World repost.

A repost from Great Britain's Socialist Worker.
And Mike and the gang wrote this and we thank them for it. 


-- Jim, Dona, Ty, Jess, Ava and C.I.

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