Category: Flicks

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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Where Art Thou Ordinary Joe? Guest Post by Al Tureegogh

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - June 3, 2017 - Al Tureegogh, Flicks, Politics, Writing
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AshtonPal via Foter.com / CC BY-NC-ND Where art thou, oh where art thou, Ordinary Joe? Hi, this is Al Tureegogh, Ordinary Joe’s good friend. I’ve been searching high and low for the Ordinary Joe, but he is nowhere to be found this week. Maybe he is taking a vacation. He has admitted to me that […]

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May the Force Be With Me?

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - May 27, 2017 - Features, Flicks, Space, TV
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william veerbeek via Foter.com / CC BY-NC-SA For about the billionth time, I’ve noticed I’m getting old. I read a story a couple of days ago about the premiere of Star Wars (Episode IV: A New Hope) in 1977. Star Wars 40 years old? It seems like just yesterday–well, maybe a decade or two ago–when […]

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Some of the Foolish Things I Haven’t Done

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - April 1, 2017 - Features, Flicks, Jobs
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Fulla T via Foter.com / CC BY-NC Those of you who made straight Fs in school or did the wrong thing at the wrong time, rejoice! Today is your special day–April Fools Day!. In this blog, I have recounted many of the foolish things I have done in my lifetime like play basketball, teaching history […]

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