Don’t know if the following is a prank. The airport is unknown. No one seems to know if the woman actually boarded a plane. The pic has garnered a lot of interest, of course. By the way, she was wearing a mask. I didn’t use that shot because I try to minimize mask presence in my life. I hit the remote if I land on a TV show where someone is wearing one:
Headline from nypost.com: “Feds ordered to reveal names of Ghislaine Maxwell’s alleged co-conspirators.” They will be released the same day as the Durham report and the results of the Arizona vote recount, the twelfth of never.
Will it be fair to kick out residents of illegal basement apartments? Why not just post safety warnings on the most vulnerable dwellings?
Headline from newsmax.com: “Over $54 Million Donated to Texas Border Wall Fund.” Unfortunately, it seems akin to closing the barn door after the horses are gone.
Another NM headline: “CDC Study: COVID Infection Offers Protection Similar to Vaccines.” Isn’t that what many anti-vaxxers have claimed and still do?
Friday night’s movie fix courtesy of Netflix by mail seemed like a squandered opportunity. We’ve all been fascinated by child prodigies who grasp and master complex material that would baffle most adults. The Kindergarten Teacher (2014), an Israeli production, introduces what to my knowledge is a first — a five-year-old poet. His teacher, who takes poetry classes, becomes obsessed. She wants to catalog and publish the poems before it’s too late, certain the child’s talent will be ignored in a desensitized world and hence disappear. I don’t know if I accept that notion, but I overlooked it because the situation is interesting. Unfortunately, the narrative is dragged out to almost two hours. If certain scenes are intended as a psychological profile explaining the woman’s obsession, I don’t get it. Her life seems normal. As is so often the case in my experience with poetry, I don’t understand what was special about it. Again, I accept it as good, willing to play along, to like the film. It was written and directed by Nadav Lapid, who was born in Tel Aviv in 1975. He has 12 other titles to his credit, including shorts and documentaries. He wrote 12 of them. 1200+ users at IMDb have rated The Kindergarten Teacher, forging to a consensus of 6.6 on a scale of ten. There is nudity, a touch of creepiness, and understated suspense as to what the woman might do. Subtitles are required. There’s a 2018 American version that runs only 1:36, rated 6.7. Here are Sarit Larry and the uncanny Avi Shnaidman in character in the original:
It was a little warmer than the past two days but still perfect for selling stuff curbside. My thanks to the elderly woman who did her customary weekend swap of Russian books; and to the gentleman who bought two paperbacks in that language; and to the young woman who purchased another two and a pair of kids books; and to Bill Brown, author of Words and Guitar: A History of Lou Reed’s Music and other fine books, who took a chance on American Lightning by Howard Blum, which I’d touted, and Boston’s debut album. For some reason, he’d always hated More Than a Feeling. I wondered if it was because it was played to death by AOR radio back in the day. I now like it again.
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