Today's Tids Issue 3,744
It was a beautiful, true December sky last evening. That’s what I saw yesterday. It was a special thrill. Back before you went to people’s homes who had TV’s, you went to people’s homes who had movie projectors. We had a neighbor like that. Somehow after all of these years I remember clearly a short film about Jack Frost. It wasn’t a bitter or angry Jack, but a magical artist who made the world glisten. A dour appearing man who’s first presence brought shivers to the people until they saw what streamed out of his brush, the scenes of winter that sparkled like crystals. Pure white snows that enlivened a decaying Autumn; skies that became vibrant with frosty hues. And last evening against the blue, I saw Jack Frost’s work again. And it was as beautiful as a little child’s dream.
Donald Trump sounded real good for all Americans in his first “Thank You” speech last night, that is until he got caught up in the fever pitch of the crowd and was unable to hold himself back. Remember in vaudeville when they had giant hooks that pulled bad comedians off the stage?
As we noted a few Tids ago, this is movie awards season already. Name the five top Movie Awards Ceremonies.
--Unemployment Hits 2007 Low Of 4.7%; Most Of Reduction Due To More People Leaving Work force As Labor Participation Reaches All Time Low Of 67%; Tech Stocks Showing Signs Of Rebound; Dow, S&P Up And Down During The Day; Oil Booming..
--Europe Law Enforcement And Security Agencies Predicting Increase In IS Activity.
--All Eyes Are On Italy Constitutional Referendum Set for Sunday; Populist Move Against Euro Establishment Similar To Brexit And Trump; Precarious Vote Could Create Negative Ripple Effect Through Europe If Highly Indebted Italy Falters.
--Trump Announces That Marine General James N. Mattis Will Be Secretary Of Defense.
--New Arrests Of Cuban Reporters Made In Wake Of Fidel’s Death; Several Taken By Cuban Police In Santiago Area Which Is Generally Inaccessible For Foreign Journalists.
--Gronk Out; New England Fans Glum.
Every once in a while I just have to have a sausage, egg and cheese sandwich. Maybe some week I’ll hit all of the various fast food vendors of that delicacy and give you a full report. The Tids, Better than consumer reports.
The Dems are still blaming Comey for their loss. The way I see it, if The Hill had never used an alternate server, you would never have heard of the FBI and Comey. How simple is that?
Spell Check never heard of Gronk!
Did you read about the 14 foot python they found in Florida…with two deer in it’s gut! That’s another reason why I like living in the North.
I don’t seem to remember ever having to endure so many post-election harangues as we must now. I just sort of remember somebody won, and then somebdy gave a speech on inauguration day.
I just heard Leroy Anderson’s “Christmas Festival” for the first time. The first time I heard it was in the Fifties, and it is still as good. I seem to be a little overly nostalgic today.
Reading Between the Lines Movie Reviews:
There is not too much to talk about today.
--Incarnate is about a single mother who witnesses demonic possession in her 11 year old son. A Vatican authorized Wheel Chair bound scientist enters the boys consciousness to battle the demon. It isn’t very good.
--Critics hate Man Down, but audiences like it quite a bit. A pretty good cast brings a complicated film to life. A returning veteran searches for his estranged son. It is a psychological thriller which should keep you interested.
--Believe could be a surprise winner. It has overtones. It’s about a small-town businessman going through tough times. He struggles between choices – financial success or funding the annual Christmas Pageant. But, popularity wanes as he makes tough decisions to save his business. Then he meets Clarence, a happy boy who believes in miracles. Will he give faith a chance?
--If you are a Jackie K fan you’ll like this insight into her struggles during one of her most tragic moments, the days following the assassination of JFK. Natalie Portman is good in a pretty realistic tale, which perhaps even Tired-Of-Jackie people will like.
--Critics love Things to Come about a Paris HS Philosophy Teacher with a very possessive mother who must reinvent her life after her husband runs away with a another woman. So, what ‘s new.
It seems to me there should be more for this Tids, but it just isn’t coming.
Of course everybody knows the Academy Awards. Next in popularity is probably The Golden Globes. Of course, the Screen Actors Guild Awards are very special. Then we have the People’s Choice, and my favorite, the Golden Raspberry Awards. In fact, I would give a Razzie to some Oscar winners. Maybe an even more demeaning award to get is The Stinker, from Rotten Tomatoes! Some up and coming awards are The BET Awards, and The MTV Movie Awards which are entertaining because of outrageous celeb antics. (Aren’t celebs always outrageous? There is also the Independent Spirit Awards and the growing popularity and credibility of the Teen Choice Awards. Bring em’ on. Are here any good football games on?
My lungs are full of fresh clean cold air and I feel great. I hope you all do too!
Happy Weekend, E-v-e-r-y-b-o-d-y!!