Wednesday, March 15, 2023
WWII Watch: Watch on the Rhine (1943)
Monday, February 20, 2023
President's Day: James Carter - the 39th President of the United States
Sunday, January 15, 2023
Doc Watch: Harlan County, USA (1976)
Wednesday, December 28, 2022
Doc Watch: Call Me Miss Cleo (2022)
|except, literally everyone knew she was a fraud and the network a scam?|
Wednesday, August 24, 2022
SW Reads! Phantom Lady: Hollywood Producer Joan Harrison, the Forgotten Woman Behind Hitchcock
Thursday, March 24, 2022
Madeleine Albright Merges With The Infinite
Friday, January 7, 2022
Sidney Poitier Merges With The Infinite
Monday, December 27, 2021
Archbishop Desmond Tutu Merges With The Infinite
A man of extraordinary intellect, integrity and invincibility against the forces of apartheid, he was also tender and vulnerable in his compassion for those who had suffered oppression, injustice and violence under apartheid, and oppressed and downtrodden people around the worldIf you subscribe to the NYT, this is worth a read. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/26/world/africa/tutu-death.html
Sunday, December 5, 2021
Bob Dole Merges With The Infinite
Sunday, November 21, 2021
Doc Watch: Malfunction - The Dressing Down of Janet Jackson (2021)
Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Doc Watch: The Celluloid Closet (1995)
Saturday, October 16, 2021
Hallow-Scream Watch: Gothic (1986)
Saturday, September 11, 2021
9-11 Twenty Years On
Sunday, July 4, 2021
Fourth of July
July 4, 1776 is the date that the Second Continental Congress voted to adopt the Declaration of Independence. A vote had been held on July 2, 1776 to agree to seek independence from Britain in the form of the Lee Resolution. However, a formal Declaration of Independence did not appear until July 4th.
Perhaps the date we observe has as much to do with the stirring text of the Declaration as anything - and it is the formal document eventually signed by most of the delegates to the Congress.
While not a document which laid down the manner in which the government would be run, which would not arrive for over a decade in the form of the Constitution of the United States, the Declaration of Independence does lay down the moral reasoning for our separation from England. The Preamble, often memorized by school children over the years, and familiar to most Americans, formed the ethos of America as a state which required the consent of the governed, and that the government would serve the needs of the people. But also that government not be changed on a whim - but when the government no longer responded to the needs of the governed.
Saturday, March 13, 2021
Goin' Home - 1 Year Later
Friday, March 12, 2021
In a Time of Virus: One Year Later
29.3 million cases of COVID. Now over 530,000 dead as of 11:37 PM on 03/11/2021.
Since I quit writing posts we had an election, and Trump was shown the door. But then we had an attempt at a violent overthrow of the US Congress as they moved to certify the electoral college on January 6th of this year. You can look it up - it was very bad. In the wake of the election loss, the GOP has more or less dropped the final bits of illusion suggesting they give a shit about democracy or decency. Meanwhile, the Democrats remain the same spineless twits they've always been.
Vaccines started appearing at the beginning of the year, and as of this writing, Jamie has her first shot, my parents and my brother have both of theirs, as well as my father-in-law and cousin. The way they've rolled it out is intended to first serve the most vulnerable as the disease tends to hit, so first take care of older people and people with medical conditions. But even as I write this, the picture is changing on a daily basis. The White House is working on its plan to get vaccines available, and it seems to be actually working. Meanwhile, the governor of Texas decided he's done with COVID and we're opening everything back up. So, look for our numbers to spike uncontrollably for a while.
Sunday, February 28, 2021
Noir Watch: Native Son (1951)
Sunday, January 3, 2021
Inspirational Watch: Eddie the Eagle (2015)
Monday, December 7, 2020
Chuck Yeager has merged with The Infinite
Sunday, August 23, 2020
PODCAST: "The Straight Story" (1999) - featuring an interview with screenwriter John Roach! Disney History w/ NathanC and Ryan!
Director: David Lynch
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NathanC returns for more Disney History - and this time he brings an interview with screenwriter John Roach! We're discussing the only G-Rated entry in the filmography of David Lynch, bringing his brilliance to a completely different kind of story. And - we have an interview with one of the key storytellers! Get some insight into this remarkable film courtesy a screenwriter who was there from start to finish! It's a very different (and special!) episode of The Signal Watch.
Laurens Walking - Angelo Badalamenti, The Straight Story OST
Country Theme - Angelo Badalamenti, The Straight Story OST
Playlist - Disney History w/ NathanC: