Wednesday, May 27, 2015

R.I.P. Richard Corliss


American film critic Richard Corliss -- best known for the reviews he wrote for Time magazine -- watched his last movie on April 23 at age 71.

He will be missed.

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R.I.P. Percy Sledge


African-American R&B singer Percy Sledge -- best known for his 1966 version of the song "When a Man Loves a Woman" -- sang his last note on April 14 at age 73.

He will be missed.

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R.I.P. Eduardo Galeano


Uruguayan writer and journalist Eduardo Galeano -- best known for such books as The Open Veins of Latin America and the Memory of Fire Trilogy -- became a part of Latin American history on April 13 at age 74.

He will be missed.

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R.I.P. Stan Freberg


American humorist, voice actor, comedian and ad man Stan Freberg -- best known for many projects such as the Chun King Chinese food ad campaign and the novelty song "St. George and the Dragonet" -- laughed his last laugh on April 7 at age 88.

He will be missed.

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Movie Quote of the Week

I don't know, I'm making this up as I go.
--Harrison Ford,Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

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TV Quote of the Week

Yes, people are allowed their private thoughts, and I shouldn't be so angry, but I am Latin, so I get to feel whatever I want.
--Sofía Vergara, Modern Family, "iSpy"

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Movie Quote of the Week

I can sit there and do nothing as good as anyone.
--Parker Posey, Clockwatchers (1997)

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TV Quote of the Week

Doctors have plans and nurses do what works.
--Jessica Szohr, Complications, "Pilot"

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Sunday, May 10, 2015

¡Feliz Día de la Madre!


Happy Mother's Day to all my loyal readers. I hope you all enjoy a pleasant day with your own mothers.

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Friday, May 08, 2015

Movie Quote of the Week

I was not born to led a man’s life but to be the stuff of future memory.
--Nigel Terry, Excalibur (1981)

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TV Quote of the Week

New York's just like Russia. You can't trust the cops.
--Danielle Kotch, Person of Interest, "Razgovor"

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Tuesday, May 05, 2015

¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!


That's right, Ms. Jurado. It's that time again.

I hope all my loyal readers enjoy the holiday today -- but not in such a way as to prevent them from witnessing next year's holiday. Good luck!

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Monday, May 04, 2015

Things I Learned While I Was in the Hospital

1. Nothing makes you want to talk more than having a tube stuck down your throat.

2. Nursing is an underappreciated profession.

3. A hospital stay that last shorter than expected is a blessing; unfortunately, most hospital stays are not so blessed.

4. A visit from friends or relatives is worth more than anything they could possibly put on TV.

5. Medicine is an underappreciated profession.

6. You never appreciate the freedoms that come with good health until you lose them.

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Sunday, May 03, 2015

Poema de Mi Id

“Babelands”

Poor girls want to be rich.
Rich girls want to be queen,
And a queen ain't satisfied
Till she rules everything.

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Saturday, May 02, 2015

Heh. Irony!

I just got out of the hospital this past Thursday after a two-week stay. I was originally checked in for what I had assumed would be a single weekend but unfortunately, my body proved to be in worse shape than I thought. I would like to think I'm better now but I still have quite a few weeks of physical therapy ahead of me. Plus I have to reverse a lot of bad habits.

Wish me luck.

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