Category: Flicks

Too Wild and Crazy

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - August 18, 2019 - Features, Flicks, The Arts
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Maybe it is appropriate that during the 50th anniversary of Woodstock that one of the giants of the counterculture and the star of Easy Rider, Peter Fonda, has succumbed to lung cancer. I saw Easy Rider some years ago on the late show. While I thought it was downbeat and heavy handed, it was Citizen […]

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Weekend Bonus: What I Do During Hot Weather

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - July 21, 2019 - Features, Flicks, Sports, TV, Writing
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Back in the mid-1980s, a hit song on the radio was ex-Eagle Glenn Frey’s “The Heat Is On”. This past week, the heat has been on in my neighborhood. I will admit this is far from the worst heatwave I have encountered. In 1988, there were weeks where the temperature soared over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, […]

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Reflections in June

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - June 2, 2019 - Features, Flicks, Music, TV
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Rather than write a post on a single topic like politics, sex, sports, writing, or Hostess Twinkies, I am going to jot down some reflections that are going through my brain. June 6 is the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Two days later, is the 74th anniversary of V-E (Victory in Europe) Day. With each passing […]

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May Writer’s Block

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - May 18, 2019 - Features, Flicks, Politics, Sports, TV, Writing
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Once again, I am at a loss of words. This time, I am suffering from “May Writer’s Block”. Next to June, May is my favorite month of the year. The winter chill is over, and the oppressive heat of summer is still a couple of months away. Flowers are blooming in the neighborhood gardens. Talking […]

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Hurray for the Razzies, not the Oscars!

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - February 24, 2019 - Features, Flicks
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Time for the envelopes–it’s Oscars weekend. Like Clark Gable, I frankly don’t give a damn–at least when it comes to the Oscars. I haven’t watched the Oscars in years because it is duller than a discussion on the intricacies of integral calculus. On Oscars night, I try to watch something more captivating like paternity tests […]

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Another Boo/Yahoo Post

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - January 20, 2019 - Boos and Yahoos, Features, Flicks, Music, Politics, Sports
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Since I don’t know what I want to write, I am going to do something I haven’t done in a long time–a Boo/Yahoo post! The government shutdown: Super boo. I just wish it was over. It is a sterling example on why I have such disgust towards the miscreants tramps and thieves MFers politicians in […]

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Last Post of the Year–The Annual Joeys

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - December 31, 2018 - Features, Flicks, Jobs, Politics, Sports
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It’s that special time of the year! Not only is it the last post of the year, it’s time to hand out the annual Joeys! I created the Joeys in 2011 to present awards in categories not normally seen in the “best of” lists in newspapers and magazines. There are no monetary compensation, medals, or […]

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When Oscars Met Nashville: Retitling Best Picture Winners to Make Them Sound Like County and Western Song Titles

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - March 3, 2018 - Features, Flicks
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New York Public Library on Foter.com / No known copyright restrictions I’m in a pickin’ and a grinnin’ mood again! el judio on Foter.com / CC BY-NC-SA This is the weekend of the Oscars. While I was reading the latest folderol from Tinsel Town, I said to myself, “Hmmm, I wonder what if some of […]

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A Stream of Consciousness Post

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - July 22, 2017 - Features, Flicks, Jobs, Politics, Sports, Stream of Consciouness, Writing
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Chicago Art Department via Foter.com / CC BY I am doing something different this week–a stream of consciousness post. It will feature some of the thoughts that have been rattling my brain over the past few weeks. It may sound like gibberish or the musings of someone who had too much wacky tobacky (I don’t […]

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Canada at 150

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - July 1, 2017 - Features, Flicks, Music, Sports, TV
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Ian Muttoo via Foter.com / CC BY-NC-SA Now that the revelry over my natal day is over, it is time to commemorate other birthdays. Not only the United States and France are turning another year older this month, Canada is celebrating its 150th birthday this weekend. I only visited Canada once in my life. During […]

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