Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Trouble For Nursery Rhyme Characters

When nursery rhyme characters suffer traumatic injuries, legal issues are bound to surface. Unfortunately, adequate resolution in such cases is rare, often leading to protracted litigation. As evidence, I offer the letters refuting the claims of two plaintiffs – the renowned British character actors, Mr. H. Dumpty of Colchester, and Miss Patience Muffet of Shoreditch. Read here. 

Monday, July 22, 2013

What if Janet Leigh saw the Geraldo Photo?


I always thought Hitchcock’s “Psycho” had the most horrific bathroom scene ever captured on film....until I saw the half-naked, self-portrait Geraldo tweeted over the weekend. And I think we all know what would have been Janet Leigh’s reaction to seeing the Geraldo photo ......

(The Geraldo photo is here. You've been warned).

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Rejected Movie Plots

I’ve been pestering the Hollywood moguls with original movie scripts for years, but all my ideas have been rejected. For instance, I had a really good outline for a sequel to Hitchcock’s avian thriller, “The Birds.” But Universal Pictures didn’t like my title: “12 Angry Wren.”

I was hopeful that Orion Pictures would embrace my comedy about an aspiring hairdresser who practices on her sleeping siblings. But eventually they declined the rights to “Hannah and her Scissors.”

More of my other dazzling film outlines and their proposed titles, all of which were, for some reason, rejected, in the Hometown Journal.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Great Eagle artists capture America's spirit

People have always admired the eagle. The ancient Sumerians, the Romans, and Napoleon all borrowed the awe-inspiring bird as a symbol of their own greatness. So it is not difficult to see why, some 230 years ago, the bald eagle was adopted as an official emblem of the United States. It was a natural choice for a proud, young nation about to spread its own wings of freedom and make its mark on the world.

Their fierce beauty, combined with their rise from near extinction, has also inspired countless artists to capture the bald eagle’s symbolism in paintings, photographs, and sculpture. Read about some of our local eagle artists in the Montgomery Advertiser.

Happy 4th!

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