Sunday, September 25, 2016
The Magnificent Seven wasn't bad. I'd rate it #3 of the versions, but it was entertaining. Vincent D'Onofrio and Byung-hun Lee were great. Two lines from the 1960 movie:
Vin: Reminds me of that fellow back home that fell off a ten story building.
Chris: What about him?
Vin: Well, as he was falling people on each floor kept hearing him say, "So far, so good." Tch... So far, so good!
Calvera: If God didn't want them sheared, he would not have made them sheep.
The debate will be worth watching. You can say it will be historic, I remember listening to the Kennedy / Nixon debates on the radio.
Don't usually order desserts but the S'mores Chocolate Bread Pudding at Giorgio's of Gramercy is something special.
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Friday, September 23, 2016
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Monday, September 19, 2016
Sunday, September 18, 2016
I was about three blocks away from the explosion last night, I was eating at Madison Square Eats. Heard something, didn't register. Then ambulances , followed by Fire trucks and then NYPD, all speeding down the cross-street where I was, West 25th street. When helicopters were deployed, you knew it it was something out of the ordinary. Thankfully, no deaths.
Night shot of Empire State Building.
Had the Truffleist Cheesesteak at Madison Square Eats last night. Excellent rendition of a classic sandwich.
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Sunday, September 11, 2016
Saturday, September 10, 2016
The Pigeon Tunnel was good. Tales of betrayal are what he does best.
From 1997, an interview with John le Carré in the Paris Review. And, here is an appreciation of Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
I am a big The Maltese Falcon fan.So, I am grateful to Rex Parker for mentioning Rhea Gutman, the Fat Man's daughter. Either forgot her or missed her in the reading. Rhea: wife of Cronus and mother of Zeus or a flightless bird related to the ostrich and emu.
John Hamilton as District Attorney Bryan, often left out when shown on TV. Great scene with the DA stenographer:
"You getting this or am I goin' too fast?
- No, sir. I'm getting it all right.
- Good work."
Monday, September 5, 2016
Recent gift, like that a guitar is the driver.
Must be getting old, outlet trip, bought pots and underwear.
With my brother and cousin, the discussions were on Joyce and Shakespeare. I have to try Ulysses again. My cousin the English teacher recommends reading A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man again. Kinch, Mulligan resonates with me.
As Mulligan affirms soon after first calling Stephen "Kinch," he is the source of this nickname: “my name for you is the best: Kinch, the knife-blade.” Ellmann confirms that Gogarty gave the name to Joyce. He remarks that it imitated “the cutting sound of a knife” (131), but the association seems obscure.
Sunday, September 4, 2016
Saturday, September 3, 2016
Beef on Weck with a Callicoon Brown Cow Porter at the Callicoon Brewing Company.
View of Kauneonga Lake, NY from The Fat Lady Cafe. Good food !
Army blanket, wool and warm.
As kids, we called this back-woods rock, Plymouth Rock.
The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories from My Life by John le Carré is next on my purchase list.
My brother told me about Microwaving Corn on the Cob. Yes, it works.