Thanks to Connecticut’s Daily Column: News, Photos and Weird Stuff

The Daily Column: News, Photos and Weird Stuff

Richie, The Daily Column Owner/Administrator

And They Got Logos Too!!

Every now and then, I notice that there is a surprising increase in the number of readers from Connecticut and surrounding areas to my blog.  They will be coming to see a particular posting, such as this classically foolish object of their present curiosities: A Coney Island of the Mind: The Mermaid Parade.  This leads me to become mindful of the probability that The Daily Column in Connecticut has shown an interest in one of my postings and has pointed their readers this way.

The Daily Column describes itself not only as a daily collection of links to news, photos and weird stuff, but also as a social community with a sense of style that the “OFFICIAL Daily Column MySpace Page” characterizes as “a place where you dont have to pretend to be someone or something your not.”  Of course I can’t speak for you, but I like that thought very much.

And I’d like to extend my deep thanks to the folks over at The Daily Column.  I think that it does a person good to feel that one is appreciated by another, every now and then.

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“Sicko” from Michael Moore

Michael Moore’s Sicko: The 2007 Cannes Film Festival Smash Hit!

Michael Moore’s “Sicko”

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Ring, Ring, Ring: It’s God Calling Paris

A newly redeemed Paris Hilton piously whispers, “I’m not the same person I was.  I used to act dumb.  It was an act.  I am 26 years old, and that act is no longer cute.  It is not who I am, nor do I want to be that person for the young girls who looked up to me.  I know now that I can make a difference, that I have the power to do that.  I have been thinking that I want to do different things when I am out of here.  I have become much more spiritual.  God has given me this new chance.”

She said she would like to help in the fields of breast cancer, her grandmother had breast cancer or multiple sclerosis.  Her father’s mother suffers from that disease.  She thought she might get toy companies to build a kind of Paris Hilton playhouse, where sick children might come (Oh Michael Jackson…Are you listening?) and the toy companies could donate toys.

She has had a person whom she described as a spiritual adviser who said, “My spirit or soul did not like the way I was being seen and that is why I was sent to jail.”

God,” she said, “has released me.”

She is reading newspapers, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, and books like The Secret, The Power of Now and absolutely, absolutely of course…The Bible.  And finally, Paris devoutly assures the world, “I will never again have a drink and drive.”

Right.  Right to all that.  Yep.

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Happy Birthday, Marilyn!!

Marilyn Monroe Would Be 81 Years-Old Tomorow

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Marilyn Monroe Photo Montage

“Mr. President, the Late Marilyn Monroe.”

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Her: As in Hepburn


On Golden Pond

American Film Institute: Katharine Hepburn

During her long and legendary acting career, which included receiving twelve Academy Award nominations and a record four wins for Best Actress, Katharine Hepburn personified a peculiarly American, dignified tenacity. With her 100th birthday approaching next Saturday, her life and accomplishments are already being widely celebrated.

From The New York Times:

“Hepburn became an American Rorschach test, mirroring the ways we wanted to see ourselves. Each generation redefined her, rubbing out and adding to her myth. In the ’60s, she fell into step with the counterculture, promoting interracial love in “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” and exposing the folly of war in “The Trojan Women.” When the times took another rightward lurch in the 1970s, she made “Rooster Cogburn” opposite the conservative icon John Wayne, and told the press how refreshing it was to work with a “real man.” Hepburn had remade herself from a sexually and politically suspect outsider into an exemplar of true-blue Americana.

By the time of her death, Katharine Hepburn had come to stand for Yankee common sense, Emersonian self-reliance and an all-American ethic of hard work. There’s no question she possessed all of those things. But there was so much more.

It’s taken 100 years to see Hepburn in all her complexity, and we are still trying to figure her out. The limited fictions used to elevate and sell the lives of public figures often form a cloudy chiaroscuro that covers their true humanity. Like many men and women of her time and every other, she had to deal with being different.

Hepburn’s drive for fame meant she would spend her life struggling between the demands of “the creature” (what she called her public image) and the more bohemian, unconventional life to which she was drawn. She was forced to invent a role for the kind of woman she was — her own kind. Labels — sexual, political, artistic — hold little meaning when talking about her. Sex, love and marriage were only the beginnings of the things she had to learn, re-make and often reject.

Hepburn was human, a fact we sometimes forget about the very famous. Too often our public figures remain wrapped in unchallenged “truths,” the cheap garments of hacks and press agents who keep their wayward charges safely moored to the boundaries of convention. But this gives only a partial glimpse into Hepburn’s life, and a distorted one at that. Only the whole truth can do credit to what our heroes did with the actual challenges they faced. People who live worthy lives can stand up to scrutiny. In Hepburn’s case, the real woman makes the icon seem like a bo-ah, bo-ah, bore.

Happy birthday, you old troublemaker.”

May 12th, 2007

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My Dots for Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Quoted: Sanjaya: “Cheek to Cheek” Sanjaya managed to stay on American Idol for yet another week, garnering more votes than any other contestant!! Sanjaya continued to star in his role as the worst of the bunch on American Idol this week, but then that was true last week too. At this point, he knew that a lot of people would hate him regardless of what he did.

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Cartoon of Hillary Clinton, rendered in dark humor and questionable taste. Accompanied by a video from The Onion News, which is equally bizarre.

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Sen. Barack Obama has raised more than $25 million for his presidential campaign during the first quarter of the year, almost tied with Hillary Clinton. However, today’s highly anticipated financial report shows that Senator Obama’s campaign has surpassed Clinton in a number of crucial areas.

First, the Obama campaign has received donations from more than twice the number of people than the number who have have given to Clinton. In addition, Obama’s campaign has received a significantly greater amount of money through internet donations, and it now appears that he has more money available to him that is eligible for use in the all-important primary races.

The article includes an extensive report on the surprising financial strength of Obama’s presidential campaign, photographs, videos, and access to actual comments from a number of Obama’s grassroots contributors from all across the nation.

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Quoted: “It’s Raining Men”

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300: Estrogen

300: Push Them Towards The Cliffs

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Hallelujah, It’s Raining Men

Thanks to Raincoaster.

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