Letters to the Editor Marty Morelli
In the July 6 issue of the Gazette, Brandon Wertz (“Ridiculous ‘Rocky
and Bullwinkle’ logic”) states that my referring to Hitler as a
“progressive” spit in the face of the entire Jewish community.
One new-to-DVD/VOD documentary I’m interested in checking out is “Damn!” It’s not about my favorite expletive, but YouTube sensation Jimmy McMillan.
The founder of the political party known as Rent Is Too Damn High, the 64-year-old New York gubernatorial candidate McMillan seems like quite the character, being a Vietnam vet, black belt karate master, former stripper and 1970s soul singer. He became famous when his televised appearance on the 2010 debates went viral, with more than 2 million views in 24 hours.
A screener’s supposedly coming our way, so expect a review before too long. In the meantime, check out these three deleted scenes from the doc. In the first, he shares a sexual secret; in the second, he demonstrates “verbal judo”; and in the third, he shares his love for Eminem, marijuana and his favorite movie, which is ... um, “Deep Throat.” —Rod Lott
Sci-Fi Rod Lott
Guillermo del Toro is a giant talent, but he has an equally giant
problem in getting too close to his films, to a point where he's unable
to see any of their faults; thus, they often overstay their welcome.
("Hellboy II: The Golden Army" was among 2008's most tiresome movies,
but length was hardly that one's only problem.)
Duh, Yahoo!: Cain’s Ballroom is a great place to see a show.
Cain’s Ballroom is the reason I’m sitting here, in an office, typing about why Cain’s Ballroom is one of the best places on the planet to see a concert.
left, Wilco performs at Cain's back in the spring.
Wilco hit my beloved hometown’s hallmark venue during a hot spring night my freshman year of college. My friend Thomas and I drove the two hours from Norman to hear Jeff Tweedy (who wore a seemingly magical white suit stitched with roses) tell stories and sing some America’s finest avant-garde poetry. That night interlaced my love for the band, Cain’s and indie rock in general so tightly together into the fabric of my life that it sorta took on new meaning.
Well, Yahoo! News seems to agree with me today. It named Cain’s the ninth best place in America to see a concert, right up there with New York’s infamous Bowery Ballroom; the gorgeous Red Rocks venue in Morrison, Colo.; and even the Hollywood Bowl. Flip through their online photo gallery and see for yourself.
The bookworm’s sleazier, country cousin
came for a visit to its Norman Public Library home recently. That’s
right: bedbugs. In the library. Is this the part where we learn the
“library” is just a front for an underground mattress dealer?