Thursday, July 22, 2010

Flashback . . . Paris Hilton goes to jail

Lindsay Lohan, another spoiled rich bitch going to "jail",
reminded me of all the hoopla that went on back when
Paris Hilton did her time . . . and I got on my soap box
about justice and the lack of . . .

ON JUNE 8, 2007

Oh my . . . the photo says it all. This was a rude awakening . . . totally not expected.

Paris . . . She goes to jail . . . she freaks out, cries, whines and whips herself up into an emotional frenzy . . . the shrink and the sheriff come to the rescue and in the wee hours of the night, she gets to be a prisoner in her palacial paradise . . . woohoo . . . the party plans begin . . .

Hold on Miss Priss , says the judge . . . I never said you could put on that ankle bracelet and party at home for the next 23 days . . . come to my place, the court, we need to talk . . . and slaps the sheriff to the side, visibly upset that his toes were stepped on . . . alas today's frenzy began.

Here I sit at home every day and generally don't make plans to go out, but I did today. Well, as the story unfolded, I had to leave the drama as Paris and her entourage arrived at the courthouse . . . the paparrazzi were deprived the pics . . . but OMG she gave them a show on her departure . . .

As much as I have hated the media focus on way too many spoiled brat trashy arrogant rich bitch divas who think they can do anything they want with no repercussions . . . I must admit that I did not want to leave the unfolding drama . . . it would have made me deliriously happy to pop some popcorn and have some chocolate with it as I enjoyed the paparrazzi getting run over by the police cars, the pushing, the shoving . . . somehow it is more meaningful to watch while it is happening.

When I got home after it was all over, I already knew what was gonna happen before they showed the clips on the news . . . I got a synopsis before the news clips. Damn . . . what a letdown. I missed "the walk" and the priceless look on her face as she was sitting in the back seat of the police car crying her whiny little self into a frenzy . . . ohhhhh I missed it . . . was she handcuffed?

I am not the type of person who delights in another person's misery . . . quite the contrary, I am one of the most compassionate people you will ever know. What I deplore is arrogance, the superior attitude of a powerful, super rich family who thinks they can handle people in all walks of life as they do in business, as the puppetmasters with all the puppets dancing to their tune.

The thought of that whiny little rich bitch who thinks she is so far superior to the rest of the world in the midst of HER PEERS of people who don't know how to abide by the law and be accountable for their actions delights me.

I heard something funny on the news . . . someone sent in an email regarding the whole Paris controversy . . . wouldn't the tan lines from the ankle bracelet be enough punishment for Paris?

But seriously . . . it is called justice . . . punishment for a crime . . . it should happen more often, perhaps if people know they have to pay the price for not abiding by the law of the land.

I am getting sick to death of seeing the people on these talk shows saying that the punishment was too harsh . . . in my opinion, it is not about Paris Hilton and her blatant disregard for authority . . . it is about justice, punishment and learning a lesson to become a better person in our society. Grow up Paris . . . I feel like going to California to kick her ass myself for being such a spoiled brat . . .

Love or hate Martha Stewart and what she did time for . . . she went and did the time like a lady . . . she was an example of paying for life's mistakes. Doesn't really matter what she did or if the punishment was too harsh . . . SHE PAID FOR HER MISTAKE!

We need more judges like this one, who will stand up to anyone who has broken the rules . . . no matter what their social status or power that money can buy. Kudos to the judge!!

Green Eggs and Ham . . . Dr. Seuss

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss, first published in 1960 as a "beginner reading book" is a story told through wacky characters and rhyming dialogue. It is said to be the fourth best selling children's English language book of all time.

The story depicts the tale of Sam-I-Am, who very persistently encourages an unnamed character to try the green eggs and ham despite the character's insistence that he would not like it.

Maybe Dr. Seuss' message in this story is to never give up as Sam tries to entice him with an exhaustive array of locations and dining partners. He irritates the unnamed character to the point of submission . . .

"Sam!!!!! If you will let me be, I will try them . . . you will see!!"

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again . . . we all know that much to the delight of Sam, the grouchy guy loved the green eggs and ham once he tried them.

It has been one of my favorite cartoons of all time and I was so happy to find it on You Tube . . . it brings out the little girl in me. Hope it brings back some fond memories for you too!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Back To The Future . . . 25 years old!!!

One of my all time favorite movies,
Back to the Future
turns 25 years old this month.

Futuristic films are among my favorites . . . West World, Logan's Run and Star Man are a few that I can watch over and over again, but Back to the Future was way special.

The most successful film of 1985 chronicles the saga of Marty McFly. The teenager is accidentally sent back in time from 1985 to 1955 where he meets his parents in high school and finds himself accidentally attracting his mother's romantic interest. Marty must find a way to repair the damage to history by causing his parents to fall in love, at the same time finding a way to return to 1985.

It surprised me to learn that the script was originally turned down by all of the major studios as "not being sexual enough" . . . Disney rejected it since a mother falling in love with her son was not appropriate for a
"Disney family film." Universal Studios finally set up the project when Steven Spielberg became involved.

The chemistry between Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd, who played Marty and Doc Brown, was classic. However, Lloyd was not the first choice for the part and Michael was committed to the television series Family Ties. I wonder what the success ratio would have been with the pairing of Eric Stoltz and John Lithgow playing those parts.

If you have ever dreamed of being a successful entertainer, be careful what you wish for . . . Fox's schedule during weekdays consisted of filming Family Ties during the day, and Back to the Future from 6:30 pm to 2:30 am. During Fridays, he shot from 10 pm to 6 or 7 am, and then moved on to film exterior scenes throughout the weekend, as he was only available during daytime.

The film went on to gross a worldwide total of $381.11 million and is currently the 59th highest grossing film in North America. Not too shabby for a script that was originally turned down by all the major studios.

Happy 25th Anniversary Back to the Future!


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