TWOOFMYFAVORITEDIRECTORS are John Ford and Woody Allen. For the former, think Harry Carey and Henry Fonda and John Wayne. Men's and women's men. For the latter, think Diane Keaton and Mia Farrow and Diane Wiest and Mira Sorvino and Scarlett Johansson and Penelope Cruz. Men's and women's women.
IFYOULIKEWEIRDNEWSARTICLES that allow you to infer a helluva lot more than the article actually says, today's Seattle Times (July 20, 2013) did not disappoint! This is the bizarre headline: “Sorry, hunters: Shooting down drones is not OK with FAA.” Does that really need saying, let alone make the news?
FROMTODAY'S SEATTLETIMES (July 19, 2013) and a piece titled “U.S. Officials says NSA taking steps to stop leaks” (page A2): an AP article acknowledges that “The information revealed [by Edward Snowden] that the agency was gathering millions of US phone records and intercepting some US Internet traffic.” Which, if you care about … READMORE “looks like we will be needing more snowdens”
ASUGGESTIONMADETOME by one of the few early readers of this blog (a friend, natch) that I explain exactly what a “rant” is. That was brought on by my having two categories on this website with that word in their title: "Neal's Rants (Really Political" and "Neal's Rants (Not-So-Political)." In neither do I rant … READMORE “a neal defines rant post”
I TOOKBERNIto her morning coffee at a nearby Starbucks she wakes up five days a week with that place's caffeine and a book before going to work. On the way back home, I drove past a local chain restaurant. Their sign advertised the following:
I STARTEDWRITING when I was in grade school. Recently, a classmate of my brother's found a copy of a "newspaper" that Chester Street Elementary School published in 1964. In it was a one paragraph article by my brother followed by a three paragraph "article" by me. It summed up oh so briefly the Philadelphia Phillies' phenomenal rookie, Richie Allen.… READMORE “a stickler for rules (at least for grammar)”
NIGHONTENYEARSAGO,I had a job in Seattle: I was a telemarketer for the 5th Avenue Theatre. The 5th was one of two main venues for Broadway-style musicals, a genre that had left me less than moved my entire life. My job entailed calling basically anyone who had purchased a ticket to at least … READMORE “the origin of neals rants”