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I hope everyone is watching "John Adams". It is a very well done series. The first episode of "The Tudors" starts March 30th. I was able to watch it on INDEMAND. This is wonderful series also.

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

 

The Luck of the Irish

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Kat

Kat

 

Dragnet continued

Dragnet was an important breakthrough in the detective story. Before Dragnet the police officer was not the solver of the crime. See Sherlock Holmes, The Maltese Falcon where the hero is a private detective. The Maltese Falcon the police play a very small part in the story. With Dragnet we see the police procedural as a new detective novel.

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

 

Dragnet 1954

I saw this movie again last night. I also saw it when it came out. The first thing that hit me was this was the way the LA police department wanted to be seen. They probably approved. One of the items the LAPD was not pleased about in 1954 was the Bill of Rights. One of the characters says that only a guilty person would need a lawyer. There was no right to remain silent. In Los Angles in 1954 there were no visible people of color. Sometimes watching something from the past you

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

 

William F Buckley 1925-2008

As I have noted on the main OL web page some comments about Buckley's death. I would like to suggest to readers you look at National Review On Line for a fuller view. The first right wing book I read was Up From Liberialism. I liked National Review when I first found it. Ayn Rand's objections to Buckley have been noted and should not be ignored but has I have said he will be missed.

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

 

Duke Lacrosse Case again

Thirty-eight Duke Lacrosse players are suing Duke and the City of Durham. Let's hope this means blaming Nifong for everything will not work. I would love to be at Duke President Brodhead's depostion.

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

 

Obama 2

He continues to win. The Clinton folks are saying we knew he would have a good month but Texas and Ohio may not be the cake walks the Clinton people expected. Obama is getting more scrunity.

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

 

Ezra Levant

I want to thank Tom Stone and Shawn Klein for linking to this statement. Mr. Levant got into trouble with Human Right Commission in Alberta. His opening statement is on Shawn Klein's blog. It will remind of Howard Roark at his trial. He takes the moral high ground and never loses. I am proud Mr Levant is part of the human race.

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

 

Computer Problems

I wanted to let everyone know that this past week I have had computer problems and have not been able to get on line. I contacted Geeks on Call and things are better now. More later.

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

 

The Capitalist Manifesto

Has anyone else looked at this book? It's by Andrew Bernstein who is an ARI person who I don't like. I must report I was surprised. One of the biggest surprises is Bernstein refers to people who have been booted from the ARI camp including George Reisman. He also mentions Paul Johnson and Robert Higgs

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

 

ARI Bookstore Purchases

I ordered and received some items from ARI bookstore. I have listened completely on only one of them. "Atlas Shrugged A Second Declaration of Independence" which I thought was very good. I am listening to Lisa Van Damme talks on Gems of Short Fiction. It is interesting and enjoyable. ARI is now offering attachments such as outlines only on the internet.

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

 

Heath Ledger

I have recently reseen "Brokeback Mountain". I marvel at Heath's performance. He was so young and now he gone. His last line in "Brokeback" was "I'm sorry". It the only thing one can say now.

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

 

Some Like It Hot

It was on TCM this morning. AFI selected it as the greatest comedy of all time. I must say that I laughed at almost every scene. Sadly only one member of the cast is alive. Tony Curtis who after several years making many b-movies finally came into his own as an actor. He had done Sweet Smell of Success which had moved him out of the pretty boy status. It was also one of Marilyn Monroe's last movies. It was one of her best. She is so vulnerable. Some Like It Hot has a great s

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

 

Juggling

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Kat

Kat

 

Durham in Wonderland revisited again

Durham in Wonderland has had some posts about the responses to the lacrosse players suit against many of individual besides Nifong involved in the Lacrosse case. As always the post are very enlightening. The city of Durham approach seems to be BLAME NIFONG.

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

 

Penn & Teller's show

I am getting more cable so I can watch Penn & Teller again. They have a great show. I watched a show about Mount Rushmore which was great. They have done about the endangered species law and handicapped parking spaces. On the endangered species story they had my friend Bob Smith who is a very articulate spokesman for liberty. On the handicapped parking spaces story they had Ed Hudgins. I wish Penn wouldn't use so many four letter words. If you like nudity they have it. Their

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

 

*Results not Typical

Wooooooo Hooooooo!!!! I DID IT! I maintained my goal weight through my birthday, the holidays, some pizzas and one of those all the meat you can possibly eat Brazilian steakhouses. And I actually went down a pound. I was actually getting a little nervous there for awhile with all that food and not being able to weigh in for several weeks because of the Weight Watchers meetings being cancelled for three sessions due to the holidays. When week number six rolled around, I had to miss the meeting t

Kat

Kat

 

The Primaries and Caucuses till Now

Michael Barone in a recent column made the point that in the five electoral events five different people have won them. Only three states have voted New Hampshire, Iowa and Wyoming. Wyoming only for the GOP. Romney leads the GOP. Obama leads the Dems.

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb