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wSaturday, March 12, 2005


My central website is http://hometown.aol.com/stewa/stew.
For information on Stew Albert's new book --"Who The Hell Is Stew Albert?" go to http://www.redhen.org/stewalbert.htm or Amazon.com. If you want a signed copy get in touch with me at stewa@aol.com
Most of my movie reviews written during the period of my Hep C chemotherapy appear at: http://www.emptymirrorbooks.com/thirdpage/stewreviews.html
Thank you Third Page
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You're Hired

Mobile checkpoints
were set up in Atlanta courtroom,
why did a Judge
refuse
to stop the trial
when duly constituted killer
gave him hand signals?

A gunman should be fleeing to Iraq,
he would make perfect bodyguard/
for
Negroponte's new world tour
coronation in blood,
a circuitous circus
for cemeteries only.
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Day In The Life -- The back yard's unexpected hot winter sun brought the yellow flowers to quick and abundant life and then it burnt them to death. How Bush in its sadism. Dylan was in town but we didn't go. Imagine spending 105 bucks for a cheap seat? I remember when the guy performed at Gerde's Folk City for beer.
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We saw Sky Captain and the World Of the Future. It's a remake of all those Saturday afternoon serial cliffhangers stretched to the length of a feature movie and built with a fantastic budget of supersonic computer effects. It's 1939, the Wizard Of Oz is playing at the Radio City Music Hall and giant flying robots are laying spectacular waste to New York City and the rest of the world. Also prominent scientists are disappearing. A Sky Captain (remember Smiling Jack) and a plucky woman reporter set out to discover who and what is behind the destruction. The action is nonstop, the images of technology and architecture are appealingly art deco and the plot structure strongly imitates the Wizard Of Oz. The picture opens and closes strongly but there's not much in the middle. A visit to Tibet and Shangri-La is completely wasted. But wait till you find out who is the evil wizard. Hint. He's dead and so is the guy who plays him.


posted by stew at 2:46 PM


wFriday, March 11, 2005


My central website is http://hometown.aol.com/stewa/stew.
For information on Stew Albert's new book --"Who The Hell Is Stew Albert?" go to http://www.redhen.org/stewalbert.htm or Amazon.com. If you want a signed copy get in touch with me at stewa@aol.com
Most of my movie reviews written during the period of my Hep C chemotherapy appear at: http://www.emptymirrorbooks.com/thirdpage/stewreviews.html
Thank you Third Page
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Decomposition

By creating a government
of venal incompetents and crooks
by going on a spending splurge

buying countless overpriced Arab corpses
and giving them to the rich
Bush is withering away government
poisoning its powers

making way for end of times
dunce power
a confederacy of cronies
and their dancing demons.

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Day In The Life - I'll be reading some of my poems on KBOO on April 4, between 10-11PM and for KBOO's benefit, maybe auctioning off my memoir "Who The Hell Is Stew Albert?" I'm going to be a guest of Barbara M,, a very fine poet who does a regular radio show for that listener sponsored station.
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In Monkey Business made in 1931. the Brothers Marx continue their all out Jewish assault on the culture of Christian civility. This time they are stowaways on a luxury liner and the established authority being undermined is the captain's. The movie is one never ending chase scene through the genteel vacation life of the ship's wealthy passengers. Highlights include the sheer genius of Harpo becoming a character in a Punch & Judy puppet show and Harpo and Chico pretending they are barbers. Groucho seducing both a gangster and his moll is hilarious. And as usual it's Groucho responsibility to send out the insiders Jewish code, in this one, check out his hidden reference to Boris Tomashevsky, the legendary Yiddish stage actor. S. J. Perelman wrote the screenplay and contributed to the hilarity.


posted by stew at 8:51 AM


wWednesday, March 09, 2005


My central website is http://hometown.aol.com/stewa/stew.
For information on Stew Albert's new book --"Who The Hell Is Stew Albert?" go to http://www.redhen.org/stewalbert.htm or Amazon.com. If you want a signed copy get in touch with me at stewa@aol.com
Most of my movie reviews written during the period of my Hep C chemotherapy appear at: http://www.emptymirrorbooks.com/thirdpage/stewreviews.html
Thank you Third Page
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Times Marches On

Stuffing the brain with shinny objects
no room for thought
filling the soul
with fundamentalist fire
no place for love,

producing checkpoint monster armies
secret dungeons of bleeding hearts and noses
at undisclosed dislocations
and an ironic Lieberman
cheering squad
that figures this is no time
to be petty
about historic accomplishment.
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Day In The Life -- I received a great e-mail from Bruce, an old 60's guy who, like me, went through Hep C treatment Hell. One thing, I notice about the 11 month long Chemotherapy and reactions to it, is that no matter how different our personalities and backgrounds, we all seem to go through the same thing, have the same feelings of anguish and develop a special knowledge of each other.-- I ate lunch on the deck yesterday, it's winter in Portland but day after day, I eat lunch with the trees. Maybe global warming has launched a feel good Public Relations campaign?

Curse of the Mummy's Tomb -- You would think that by now, turn of the last century British archeologists would have learned that it's not nice to fool around with Mummy's tomb. Pharaohs have a long standing aversion to being disturbed during their eternal sleep. In this Hammer film from 1964, the lesson is learned the hard way and a lot of colonialists bite the dust and the dust bites back. Like the best of Hammer Studio films (i.e., Dracula's many incarnations) this one does a great job of showing the chaos and insecurity that monsters can bring to staid and previously stable Victorian England. Fortunately for one female tomb intruder, this meandering Mummy has an eye for the ladies and spares her life.


posted by stew at 9:01 AM