we’ve had two inches of rain, maybe less

el ninoyet because of crap in the sewers and drains, we flood easily.

why is there crap in there? because we hardly get any rain. we’ve been involved in a long running drought.

leaves get in there, garbage, branches, guns, ammo, the courage of politicians, the dreams of the broken hearted, rock n roll, good turkey burger recipes,

creative ways to bring back the record industry, the poor, all my cheap sunglasses, all the quarterbacks that could lead the Bears back to the Super Bowl, nachos

starbucks coffee cups with pictures of Jesus on them, spider-man sequels, newpapers who actually try to gear their news towards minorities and young people,

bernie sanders supporters, ron paul supporters, american idol viewers, half burned hoverboards, go cart tires, sissy bars, typewriters, atari consoles, the ideals of thirtysomethings who instead buy bmws and couches they see on pinterest

craft beer bottles, hooker mattresses, jawbreakers, needle nose pliers, my afro, corded phones, freshly beaten fax machines, radio shack signs, lost balloons, circuit cities, dunkin donuts munchkins, white zombie cds, pens with erasers on them, good ideas by network execs,

network execs, tom from myspace, all the bass players of smashing pumpkins, smashed pumpkins, barrels of kale, lost kittens, burnt couches, burnt hippies, affordable housing, the loch ness monster, the missing link, iraqi aluminum tubes, glenn beck’s career, everyones childhood big wheel

remote controls, turkey basters, library cards, self addressed stamped envelopes, tupac, my left foot, the blogosphere and


imitation of life (1934)

delilah - imitation of life

one of my new years resolutions is that every week imma see a classic movie i aint never seen before.

kicked it off tonight with claudette colbert and louise beaver in a strange film about race, pancakes, and love.

directed by john stahl, one of the 36 founding members of the academy, one of the odd facts about the movie is the Mammy (beaver) in real life was less than two years older than her daughter (fredi washington) – both actresses were actually in their 30s. washington played a convincing 19 year-old.

what i liked was how it portrayed the rich as people who wear tuxedos, carry canes of all sorts, own furs and employ help.

but really it was an eye opening and in a way progressive view of race and mixed race America in the 1930s.

the film was nominated for best picture, but it was up against the other film colbert starred in that year

it happened one night

two and a half stars