National Film Registry List 2008


The Library of Congress has added 25 more titles to its National Film Registry for 2008. According to their website: The National Film Preservation Foundation (NFPF) is the nonprofit organization created by the U.S. Congress to help save America’s film heritage. We support activities nationwide that preserve American films and improve film access for study,Continue reading “National Film Registry List 2008”

Merry Christmas From Jerry Garcia & David Grisman


Simply beautiful and astounding version of God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman performed by Jerry Garcia on acoustic guitar and David Grisman on mandolin, with Jim Kerwin on stand-up bass and Joe Craven on percussion. Merry Christmas, everyone!

In Melissa Etheridge’s Own Words


In my continuing discussion about gay rights in America and my personal reactions to all that has taken place in the last several weeks, I wanted to post, in its entirety, a piece Melissa Etheridge wrote for the Huffington Post. For those who have been following my blog, you’ll know I wrote just the other dayContinue reading “In Melissa Etheridge’s Own Words”

ROSEMARY’S BABY Remake Cancelled. Thank God!


Looks like Platinum Dunes Productions has cancelled their remakes of both Roman Polanski’s classic horror ROSEMARY’S BABY and Kathryn Bigelow’s cult vampire flick NEAR DARK. While not personally as concerned with NEAR DARK, the thought of a remake of ROSEMARY’S BABY sent shivers of dread down my spine. Firstly, because Michael Bay was slated toContinue reading “ROSEMARY’S BABY Remake Cancelled. Thank God!”

Warren’s Saddleback Takes Anti-Gay Rhetoric Off Web Site


Is it just a political move or something more? Does it matter? I think it’s pretty safe to say, had Obama not chosen Warren to do his invocation, this would not have happened.  Rick Warren seems to have removed the statement on the Saddleback (Warren’s church) website stating that homosexuals need to repent their lifestyleContinue reading “Warren’s Saddleback Takes Anti-Gay Rhetoric Off Web Site”

Melissa Etheridge, Rick Warren, And This Straight Guy


Okay. I’m a straight guy. Who has been writing quite a bit lately about Prop 8, El Coyote, and the Warren pick. And I’ve taken some heat. And I’ve found some support. But straight or gay, I want to see an America where EVERYONE IS EQUAL. I want to see an America where my friends,Continue reading “Melissa Etheridge, Rick Warren, And This Straight Guy”

U.S. Doesn’t Sign U.N. Decriminalization Of Homosexuality Declaration


Wow. Even though it’s already NOT illegal to be homosexual in America, it seems the U.S. has decided NOT to sign a declaration set forth by the U.N. for the universal decriminalization of homosexuality. While the declaration was supported by such countries and states as Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Israel, Australia, Mexico, Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Ukraine, Andorra, Liechtenstein, Bosnia, Herzegovina,Continue reading “U.S. Doesn’t Sign U.N. Decriminalization Of Homosexuality Declaration”

Majel Barrett, You Will Be Missed


According to TrekMovie.com: Today is another sad day for Trek fans, TrekMovie was just informed by the Roddenberry family that Majel Barrett Roddenberry passed away this morning at the age of 76. The first lady of Star Trek’ died of leukemia at her home in Bel Air. At her side were her son Eugene ‘Rod’Continue reading “Majel Barrett, You Will Be Missed”

Forlorn Bush Doesn’t Realize How Much He Changed Washington


At a Q&A at the American Enterprise Institute, George W. Bush talks about his failure to change the tone in Washington. He appears saddened by the name-calling and bitterness that took place during his two terms and how it negatively impacted his friends. What he doesn’t seem to grasp is how utterly and totally heContinue reading “Forlorn Bush Doesn’t Realize How Much He Changed Washington”