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And The Winner Is …

By the time this appears in print, the envelope will be open. The statue awarded. The orchestra will be playing the new Best Picture Oscar winner off the stage. And then, approximately 30 seconds later, all the pundits will be … Continue reading

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A Thirty-Year Gift

Star Wars grabbed hold of me at an early age. I had the action figures in the Darth Vader carrying case, including a Han Solo whose hand went into the pencil sharpener, courtesy of my sister. I knew the movie … Continue reading

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It Came Upon the Small Screen Clear

It’s the simple things that mark the arrival of the holidays at Chez Rochat. Things like discovering which of our pre-lit tree’s lights have pre-burned out, so that we can have the stimulating mental exercise of finding and untangling our … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Kermit the Frog

Dear Kermit, Well, it finally happened. If the mainstream entertainment press can be trusted, you and Miss Piggy are officially kaput. Mind you, I’m still a little skeptical – when it comes to celebrities, the pen can be a dirty … Continue reading

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Sound Off

There are a lot of wrongs to rail at in this world. Hunger. Injustice. The continued existence of the Oakland Raiders. And since all those are taken, I’m going to snark about the Tony awards instead. At least, I will … Continue reading

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And The Winner Isn’t

It’s Oscar time again. And I can’t help feeling the statue is well-named. After all, who but a Grouch could manage to use the occasion every year to concentrate on the losers? “Leonard DiCaprio, passed over for his portrayal of … Continue reading

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Accio Memories

It’s time again for the world to go to Potter. Just once more. If you’ve been keeping track, you know the final Harry Potter movie debuts in London on Thursday. If you haven’t been keeping track but have small children, … Continue reading

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