Monday, July 12, 2004

July 12, 2004
Watched another big swatch of “The Good, The Bad And The Ugly” last night on DVD. Sergio is at his best when he is stringing together the action (mostly gunfights) and their dramatic, twisting denouements: outlaw Tuco is going to make Blondie (Clint) hang himself but as Clint steps into the noose, while standing on a chair, an artillery shell comes thru the wall and sends Eli Wallach down to the sidewalk. For my tastes he is at his weakest when he does the Civil War scenes which kind of go on and on, in a kind of Steve Reeves-Babylon kind of throwback. That’s not to say I’m not enjoying it immensely, in fact I’m look forward to watching the ending tonight.

I love the Onion newspaper and their twisted headlines. Here’s a few of their latest:

• American People Ruled Unfit to Govern

• Hero Citizen Can Name All 50 States

• U.S. Changes Motto to ‘America. . .We’re Gonna Make Ya Smile’

• Riverboat Racing Fails Utterly

• Old Friend Avoided In Hometown Convenience Market

• 6-Year-Old Cries When Told MTM Productions Kitten Dead By Now

“Humor is the highest form of creativity. It is the hardest to produce and the most enjoyable to receive.”
—Steve Chandler

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