Sound-Bite Cinema: “Titanic”

We start out with lots of geeky people spending millions of dollars searching for a ship at the bottom of the ocean, a potential discovery that might be minimally interesting but will not change the world in any way. After an interminable amount of time spent watching actors […]

Past Imperfect – #588

Walter, left: “And what does this here gadget do?” Greer, right: “Sir, I respectfully ask that you not touch amenities that are not included in your ticket price. Could you please return to your seat whilst we finalize flight preparations?” Walter: “But we’re still at the gate. And […]

Past Imperfect – #550

Nora: “Darling, must we really do this?” Nick: “I have no idea what you’re talking about.” Nora: “Of course you have an idea. You have an odd-looking piece of artillery positioned precisely above your crotch. I’m not sure what you’re trying to prove. We are both fully aware […]

Sweet and Lowe’s

I’m working on my blog, minding my own business, on a Sunday afternoon. The phone rings.   It’s Terry.   He’s calling from Odessa, where he and the brother and sister that are still on speaking terms are taking care of family business. There is no telling what […]

Past Imperfect – #490

Note: To give this one some context, it was originally penned a few days after the Trump inauguration in early 2017. The echo of truth, especially in the last few lines, is blaring even louder nearly four years later… Jeanne: “I can’t believe what is going on over […]

Past Imperfect – #587

Prunella: “Will this car take to me to Broadsplat Station?” Driver: “Well, this is a cab, and I know where that is, so, probably. But you gotta leave the bird.” Prunella: “I don’t get the reference. What bird?” Driver: “The one in your hands. The one that is […]

Past Imperfect – #523

Greta, left: “I’m sorry, Daddy. I’ll try to do better.” Henry, right: “Splendid. So let’s review what we’ve just learned.” Greta: “I will stop stealing vodka from your private stock and then trying to seek validation by sharing said stock with my impressionable friends.” Henry: “Good. And?” Greta: […]