Tommy Red

Tommy Red
The Progressive Killer

Our motto ...

Leave the (political) party. Take the cannoli.

"It always seems impossible until it's done." Nelson Mandela

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Friday, September 16, 2011

Movies … Sarah Porno … la desk ... rights and lefts ... Bills-Raiders & Carmen ...

Amici:

Sarah’s Key (the movie) ... last night the Principessa Ann Marie and the ugly one (moi) went to the movies (it was our date night) ... we saw the movie version of the book I read (and reviewed here) a couple of months ago.  From Wiki: An American journalist's present-day investigation into the Vel' d'Hiv Roundup (where French police in German-occupied Paris on 16 and 17 July 1942 rounded up 13,152 predominantly non-French Jewish emigres and refugees and their French-born children and grandchildren, who were then shipped by rail to Auschwitz where they were murdered).

In this case, although the movie veered somewhat, I liked the movie better. The book was very good until the secret was revealed (a terrible secret). In the movie they did a better job (or it was Kristin Scott Thomas and a terrific cast that did the better job). Real good movie ... and, yes, bring the tissues.





The Widow of St. Pierrre ... a very good movie about a very liberal couple who intervene (one officially) in the planned execution of a murderer … the famoso French guillotine features as the widow (maker) in this very well done French film … very well done and it may influence how you feel about the death penalty.




Editor/janitor’s desk ... this is what it looks like most days but I’m scheduled to remove some of the mess this weekend ... it’s what I promise every weekend ... That’s Poets & Writers behind the tobacco stash/alongside the wallet ... it's an article written by a dear friend (Jonathan Blunk), wonderful biographer and published poet about MFA Nation and I’ll be posting it here soon as I convert the file to text from pdf. It has to do with writing groups that need to form and stay together (or writers who need to join such groups) once they finish their MFA program. It’s all about the creative process and not letting it whither from life’s less rewarding demands.

JONATHAN BLUNK is writing the authorized biography of the poet James Wright. He coedited Wright's selected letters, A Wild Perfection (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005). His poems, essays, and interviews have appeared in the Nation, the American Poetry Review, the Georgia Review, and other journals.



Bills 41, Chefs 7 ... that was last week. This week our opponent is a bit tougher ... the Raiderettes from the left coast ... take the Bills and lay the points ... we rock all over again, 33-17 ...

Ron Paul’s social Darwinism tract (you shouldn’t be a burden to others and just die already) drew cheers from some of the Neanderthals at the last GOP debate. I suppose because it’s the cost that counts, not a life ... weren't these the same people who were so terrified about so-called death panels? I guess it was paying for death that scared them, eh?

Rick Perry’s Army of God was also quick to cheer ... this about his state’s record on the death penalty ... I guess the self-righteous are still itching to do some killing for God ... but why? Because Rick Perry, who hates government, doesn’t struggle with killing an innocent by mistake .... he claims Texas has a very thoughtful ... clear process in place ... (I guess when it comes to killing, his government can't make mistakes) ... oy vey, and the crowd went wild ...



Last year it was Johnny Porno (a flashback to 1973 when porn took off for adults the way cabbage patch kids did for, well, kids). And now, just 38 yeas later, oy vey, it’s Sarah Porno?

If it’s true and the Palinator did one (or more) of the stars of the NCAA, it will be hard to avoid the flood of parodies on this story. I already considered this as the title of my next porn-themed crime novel ... or maybe a screenplay?


Sarah does the NCAA?

Establishing Shot: Overhead shot of Brooklyn College (hey, the opening scenes to Debbie Does Dallas were filmed there (on the football field and inside the men’s locker room).

A camera slowly zooms in on the athletic field, then inside the men’s locker room where sounds of lust-making (or maybe lovemaking, yous’ll have to decide) can be overheard …

1st College Basketball Player (CBP): You like that, don’t you?

SP: You betcha.

2nd CBP: You seeing the bright lights, yet?

SP: Not yet, gosh darnit, but I can see Russia! It’s so big!

3rd CBP: You still for abstinence, woman?

SP: Just the explicit sex part. That gets my support.

1st CBP: You feelin’ a little bi-curious, momma?

SP: Oh, sure. You betcha. There's a place in Hell reserved for women who don't support other women.

Oy vey ...

And on the Democratic side of the aisle (because TK is an equal opportunity political party basher and TK doesn’t see, aside from the rhetoric that flies in the face of their actions, much of a difference between either of these parties) ... President Obama (the other day) said, “We’ll set up an independent fund to attract private dollars and issue loans based on two criteria: how badly a construction project is needed and how much good it would do for the country.”

TK wonders if that will be anything like the screening process that produced that $535,000,000 loan guarantee to now-bankrupt Solyndra?

Which leads to how to become an instant billionaire … What does a $100K investment to a presidential campaign net you (aside from “good will”)? Well, maybe (just maybe), a $535,000,000 return. So what they went bust, somebody made out like a bandit … I’m not sure if it’s a scandal or not (it’s certainly no less shameful than Cheney’s Halliburton no bid contract connections), but it is yet another slap in the taxpayers face (after all, that half billion was OUR money).

Leave the political party, take the cannoli.

—Knucks

How ‘bout a little Carmen? Elina Garanca sings the Habanera ...