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EST

Some people I know got involved with EST. I am very glad I never got "it".

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

Psyche and The Mentalist

Psyche and the Mentalist are both shows that have detectives who are very good observers. People watching them think they have esp. Of the two show I like The Mentalist more. Simon Baker projects a wonderful benevolence. Psyche while it has the wonderful Dule Hill as Gus. The lead James Rodale just comes across as brash. I must it is nice to see TV shows that debunk esp rather than giving the character super powers.

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

The Latest Monk

As the reader of this blog I know I posted some dumb comments about the show Monk. I wanted to draw reader's attention to the latest episode which has the wonderful actress Gina Rowlands in it. She is wonderful. The show continues to be beautifully written. All of the regular cast is good.

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

I Pledge Video

This is a video pproduced by Ashton Krutcher and Demi Moore. It includes people from Hollywood making pledges. It could have been done in Nazi Germany or the Soviet Union.

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

Broadway's Dark

In addition to Gypsy a great many shows have closed on Broadway. This suggest that people are tighten their belts and cutting unnecessary and frivolous spending

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

Obama first full day

He still doesn't have two important members of his cabinet. Justice and Treasury. There's some opinion he may not get Treasury. Let's see.

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

I'm no longer #2

Brant Gaede is now in the #2 spot. Congratulation Brant! He wrote longer posts than me but he has now has more at OL.

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

Gypsy's Closing

The musical Gypsy which has had a revival has closed. This one was with Pattie La Pone. La Pone played Momma Rose Gypsy's mother. I think musical actresses who reach a certain age get to do Momma Rose. Pattie was very good and won a Tony.

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

Best and Worst of 2008 Continued

Best Political Event: The Heller Decision by the Supreme Court. Restrictions on the right to bear arms have been given a great blow. The Supreme Court recognized the right to bear arms as an individual right Worst Political Event: The loss of divided government at the Federal level. Obama's election is both good and bad. We are transcending race which is good. Obama has many bad ideas which the Democrats in Congress may enact which is bad. The Silliest Effort From the Obama Election: T

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

Best and Worst of 2008 Continued

Most Interesting Cable TV show: Dexter on Showtime. The season just completed was very well done. Best New Network TV show: The Mentalist with Simon Baker on CBS Worst Trend on TV: The continued "reality" shows. They are not "real". Best Long Running TV Show with better scripts: Law & Order on NBC Sam Watterson and Linus Roach are great fun to watch as they fight to become the most important man in the DA's Office.

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

Best and Worst of 2008

Best movie I've seen: The Singing Revolution. The Singing Revolution is a documentary about the resistance to the Soviet Union's take over of Estonia and the way the Estonians used their love of choral singing. Worst movie I've seen: Don't get to many movies. Worst piece of News about Objectivism: The cancellation of the 2009 TAS Summer Seminar. Best Book President Elect Obama should read: The Forgotten Man about how FDR prolonged the Great Depression. Best Political Book: Liberal Fasc

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

Kennedy Center Honors 2008

They'll be on CBS tomorrow. I want to honor George Jones, Morgan Freeman, and the Who. When they do the Barbra Streisand part if the praise gets too sickening I'll use my mute.

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

Summer Seminar 2009 Cancelled

As I say on OL, I knew this was coming. I hope we will not have a lot of gloating from some circles but given the "class" act these people are some places will be gloat center.

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

Merry Christmas

To all the readers of this blog. Merry Christmas. May you all have much happiness in the coming year.

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

The Manchurian Candidate

I saw the original with Frank Sinatra and Janet Leigh. I have not seen the remake. The original is a good movie with Angela Lansberry's best role as Raymond's mother. Raymond's mother is the original mother from hell and Angela has great fun with the role. Lawrence Harvey is not as good as Raymond. Brainwashing would not work as successfully as it does in the movie. After John Kennedy's assassination Sinatra withdrew the film but at some point he allowed it to be shown. I can understand

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

Van Johnson Dies at 92

He was one of the longest living actors but looking at his list of movies there don't seem to be many great performances. There are a few good movies but a lot of not so good too.

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

Better Things to Do

This is title of wonderful article by David Kelley some years when there was in-fighting between TAS and ARI. It is going to my position on the question of whether Obama is a natural born citizen. I have better things to do.

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

Robert Prosky

I have a post on OL proper about his death. He also has a very nice appreciation in the Post today.

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

Sunny Von Bulow Dies

She been in a coma for almost thirty years. I don't know much about her except for the movie Reversal of Fortune. I know I would not to be in a coma for a period like that.

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb

End of OJ case

O J got a stiff sentence. He's 61. His crimes are catching up with him. It could not be happening to a more deserving person.

Chris Grieb

Chris Grieb