Teenage Transvestites and McCarthy

As you know, I’m not one for blogging when there’s nothing to blog about…

Ha! See? I knew I could make you laugh.

Anywho, we had a fairly strong contingent of kidlets at the door on All Hallow’s Eve. In fact, I think we broke the record. We’ve lived in this house for 8 years (Halloween is actually the anniversary of our move-in), and we have never seen so many trick-or-treaters. There must have been 15 of the little buggers!

Of course, that number includes the gang of transvestite teenagers that showed up near the end to abscond with our pirate-clad daughter. (Damn, I gotta find that camera.)

Other than that, things are puttering along at their usual pace. I’m spending more time fretting about missing my self-imposed recording deadlines than actually recording anything to meet them. The Mrs. continues to be sick (going on a month now). The young ‘uns continue to become less young.

We went and saw Good Night, And Good Luck earlier this week. David Strathairn was perfect as Edward R. Murrow, and the atmosphere of the film and its history were excellent. I thought that it was a little lacking in punch, though. Anyone who knows the history of the blacklists in that time knows what was at stake, but I’m not sure that someone with less familiarity with the history would get it from this movie. They sort of launch right into the fight after a cursory text scroll about the Red Scare.

What scares me is how few people even know what the film is about. Memories are short, and we need to see the parallels between the overzealous attacks on freedom in the name of anti-Communism and the abuses of power today in fighting terrorism (CIA secret prisons, anyone?). I have touched on this topic before: Ann Coulter, Historian

So, brush up on your history and go see a movie that might win George Clooney an Oscar (if you can believe it).

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4 Responses to Teenage Transvestites and McCarthy

  1. JustAGirl says:

    I can’t believe she’s still sick??!! You need to quit overworking that poor woman!

  2. cassie-b says:

    I really wanted to comment on the clogged drain solution, but you wouldn’t let me. What a great thing to know.

    Thanks so much. I’m going to tell Don, our family drain cleaner about that tip.


  3. domino says:

    Ya, today’s kids need to know these things.

    McCarthy was my favorite Beatle!

  4. I hear brown is the new black(list) this season.

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