Monday, May 22, 2006
The Notorious Bettie Page is a movie I do want to see. I find it interesting that at the height of her popularity, she disappeared. She still around and has her own website. She doesn't do many interviews but you can visit the site at- www.bettiepage.com
Saturday, May 20, 2006
Well here I am a little boozed up. Had a couple glasses of wine down at 6th and Vine this evening. Thanks, John. I owe ya. Ran into this woman I dated for a while. She was with a friend and we just hung out and had a good time. We all had a bit of wine, a bit of food and listened to music. It was nice seeing her and speaking with both of them.
I have to say, I like Winston. It's a small town, but I do like it. Well, off to bed for me. Good night all!
Thursday, May 11, 2006
Tuesday, May 09, 2006
NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) -- The talking car K.I.T.T. is heading to the big screen in an adaptation of the hit 1980s TV series "Knight Rider."
Series creator Glen A. Larson will write and executive produce the Weinstein Co. project, which he anticipates will begin production next year. The project had previously been in development at Sony-based Revolution Studios.
Larson has bandied about the project for years. "A number of people wanted to do a pure comedic send-up of it, but I always felt that would throw away the franchise," he said. "There was always some humor on the show, but this film will probably have more gallows, foxhole humor.
Despite the darker tone, he said he would aim for a PG-13 rating because he doesn't want to exclude the series' core audience. The show ran on NBC from 1982-86.
The story centers on the tale of a police investigator shot in the line of duty who is nursed back to health by a mysterious millionaire. He's given a new name (Michael Knight), a new face and a new car to help him continue his work. As in the pilot, he also seeks revenge on the criminals who left him for dead.
Larson wouldn't say whether David Hasselhoff, who starred in the series, would appear in a cameo or if William Daniels would reprise his role as the voice of K.I.T.T.
Monday, May 08, 2006
BERLIN (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush told a German newspaper his best moment in more than five years in office was catching a big perch in his own lake.
"You know, I've experienced many great moments and it's hard to name the best," Bush told weekly Bild am Sonntag when asked about his high point since becoming president in January 2001.
"I would say the best moment of all was when I caught a 7.5 pound (3.402 kilos) perch in my lake," he told the newspaper in an interview published on Sunday.
Tuesday, May 02, 2006
On purely political grounds, you can understand his instinct. Jimmy Carter tried to make energy conservation into a great crusade. He had only been in office a few months when he summoned the nation on the evening of April 18, 1977, saying he needed to have "an unpleasant talk" with the American people. He was about to present Congress an energy plan that he said was sure to be unpopular; but given a finite supply and growing demand, failure to take action would invite "a national catastrophe." "With the exception of preventing war," he said, "this is the greatest challenge our country will face during our lifetimes. The energy crisis has not yet overwhelmed us, but it will if we do not act quickly." He went on to establish the strategic petroleum reserve, pushed for higher fuel economy standards and better home insulation, boosted research into renewable energy sources and had solar panels installed on the White House grounds to heat the water. During his presidency imports of foreign oil fell and exploration into alternative fuels rose. The amount of electricity coming from oil generation dropped from 20% to 3%.
The current president has none of this vision. They came into office with one plan. Drill. By drilling you increase the supply. Well, it isn't there, folks. Instead, we need a president with vision. One who will say something like, "In ten years, the United States will be a net exporter of oil". Vision. Brazil has done it, why can't we?