Some are fighting back. Headline from nypost.com: “Teacher at posh NJ prep school quits over critical race theory.”
I doubt any headline will surpass the following as my favorite of the day as this from NYP: “Hunter Biden repeatedly called his white lawyer the N-word, texts show.”
Never assume that that opinions won’t get zanier — headline from foxnews.com: “‘Indiana Jones’ actress Karen Allen defends the iconic character from accusations of pedophilia.” The speculation stems from the falling out Marion and Indy had, broached when they meet again years later, condensed in two lines: “I was a child!” To which the hero replies: “You knew what you were doing.” Her age is not revealed. GMAFB.
Sad news out of Georgia, snippet from an article by Stephanie Pagones at FN: “As of May 29, murders in Atlanta were up 63% citywide year-to-date compared to 2020.”
I found another useful ota sub station while running a scan this week. Grit TV, 31–2, runs westerns, old TV series throughout the day, movies in prime time. Monday’s selection was okay, The Last Challenge (1967), directed by Richard Thorpe, adapted from a novel by John Sherry, starring Glenn Ford, Angie Dickinson and Chad Everett as the young gunfighter obsessed with taking out a legend, a familiar theme. On Tuesday Bend of the River (1952) was aired. It’s very good. Directed by Anthony Mann, adapted from a novel by William Gulick, it’s settlers vs. miners and their backers, hardcore for its time. It features a stellar cast: James Stewart, Arthur Kennedy, the incredibly beautiful Julia Adams, Rock Hudson, Lori Nelson (no slouch herself), Jay C. Flippen, Harry Morgan, Frances Bavier, Jack Lambert and Royal Dano. Also in the cast, Cliff Lyons, another of Hollywood’s unsung stalwarts. There are 359 titles under his name at IMDb in the category of Stunts, 174 under Actor. His career spanned 1923-’73. He passed away at 72 in 1974.
It was one of those rare sessions when the floating book shop resembled a regular business. It started with a large donation of books and four 2x3 works of colorful abstract art by a guy who’s moving. Wolf and a woman each bought five books in Russian, then the Quiet Man came along and purchased the two caches of DVD copies Dave donated yesterday. Soon a lovely young Asian woman spotted the hardcover 13-book set of A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket, illustrated by Brett Helquist, and overcompensated me for the lot, thrilled to have a present for a cousin. The most satisfying sale of the day was the paintings, bought by a young man. The remaining seven sales were of Russian books. My thanks to those kind folks, and to the woman who delivered three large paperbacks, and to the one who dropped off a mixed bag of fiction and non. It figures that today was the one time I forgot to bring my camera. I would’ve loved to have taken a pic of the paintings. C’est la vie.
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