Second, along with Dallas, the following worked on Third this wekeend:
The Third Estate Sunday Review's Jim, Dona, Ty, Jess and Ava,
Rebecca of Sex and Politics and Screeds and Attitude,
Betty of Thomas Friedman Is a Great Man,
C.I. of The Common Ills and The Third Estate Sunday Review,
Kat of Kat's Korner (of The Common Ills),
Cedric of Cedric's Big Mix,
Mike of Mikey Likes It!,
Elaine of Like Maria Said Paz),
Ruth of Ruth's Report,
Wally of The Daily Jot,
Trina of Trina's Kitchen,
Marcia of SICKOFITRDLZ,
Stan of Oh Boy It Never Ends,
Isaiah of The World Today Just Nuts,
and Ann of Ann's Mega Dub.
And this is what we came up with:
- Truest statement of the week
- Truest statement of the week II
- A note to our readers
- Editorial: All the news that's fit to conceal
- TV: The Appalling
- TV: The Fawning
- The killing of a video industry (Dona)
- TV moments that make no sense
- TV Themes Roundtable
- 5 'lefties' we wish would stop speaking for us on ...
- Some people don't belong on TV
- The Garbage, The Stink, The Network News
- What Causes Rape? (Sadie Robinson)
- The Pentagon & slave labor (Workers World)
Now tonight we're doing books. I have a little shelf in the hall by the bathroom. (I can have more than that but when I moved in, that was empty and I just claimed it as mine.) I have my paperbacks and softcovers there. And I have a lot of paperbacks because I love to go to used bookstores.
So I pulled down Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.
That's a collection of Pauline Kael's writings. She was a film critic who ended up at The New Yorker where she became a national institution.
This book focuses mainly on the late sixties and has reviews of films such as Julie Christie's Darling and Julie Andrews' Sound Of Music.
It also has a quick summary of important films from the early days of talking films.
This was a real treat to read because Kael's a great writer and because it was interesting to find out what people thought of these films and these talents in real time.
What stands out the most about this book I paid a quarter for at a used bookstore is that it was only $1.95 when purchased new.
Can you imagine how many books we'd buy today if they were still only $1.95.?
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"
the associated press
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