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|Location||Glendale, California, United States|
|Introduction||“I don’t feel like an old man. I feel like a young man who has something wrong with him.”-- Chuck Jones ********************** "You have to begin to lose your memory, if only in bits and pieces, to realize that memory is what makes our lives. Life without memory is no life at all, just as intelligence without the possibility of expression is not really an intelligence. Our memory is our coherence, our reason, our feeling, even our action. Without it, we are nothing... Our imagination, and our dreams, are forever invading our memories; and since we are all apt to believe in the reality of our fantasies, we end up transforming our lives into truths. Of course, fantasy and reality are equally personal, and equally felt, so their confusion is a matter of only relative importance... I am the sum of my errors and doubts as well as my certainties." Luis Bunuel|
|Interests||Movies, Good Writing, Good Writing About Movies, The Los Angeles Dodgers, The Brooklyn Dodgers, Baseball, Good Writing About Baseball, My Family (Lovely Wife and Two Lovely Daughters), Fishing, Cooking, Cooking Fish (et al), Bluegrass, Tunes From The 70s (and not just "Classic Rock"), Being A Good Husband and Father|
|Favorite Movies||Robert Altman, Brian DePalma, the Brothers Farrelly, Samuel Fuller, Peter Jackson, Fritz Lang, Sergio Leone, the Brothers Marx, Don Siegel, Billy Wilder, et al...|
|Favorite Music||Frank Zappa, Steely Dan, any and all Bluegrass, old-school country, jazz-funk-rock 70s soundtrack music, and other pop and rock tunes of my early-to-mid-70s youth|
|Favorite Books||Pauline Kael "Reeling", Woodward and Bernstein "The Final Days", John Kennedy O'Toole "A Confederacy Of Dunces", Mary Roach "Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers", Daniel Okrent "Nine Innings", Mark Twain "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn", Madeleine L'Engle "A Wrinkle In Time", Neil Postman "Technopoly", Norman Maclean "Young Men and Fire"|
Which do you prefer and why: whittling with soap or whistling with wood?
Like I said before, cheap sexual innuendo is just not what it used to be.