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wWednesday, May 04, 2005


Judy and I are off for a month's vacation. My bloging will resume in June. Perhaps I will bring back some great poems about Zion Park or a magnificent effort concerning an enormous cacti. Perhaps, in my absence, George Bush will resign. In any case, I'll see you in June. --Stew


posted by stew at 8:35 AM


wTuesday, May 03, 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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Wheels

Dreaming of low budget snuff film
shot on highways of Baghdad and LA,
featuring blast and crash snipers
killing drivers bleeding away
life in the global economy.

Interviewing police calling snipers
senseless killers
who are almost completely captured
by New World Order prisons
as camera fades to blood
of newest corpse.

Film concludes with
two fighter jets missing over Iraq
and
shadowy guys wheeling out
a missile launcher
high up
in Beverly's Hills.

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Day In The Life --Master packer Judy getting us ready for our vacation. We went to see a movie, look below for review.
I voted by mail for the public school board, I voted for Dan Ryan because he seems to be the only school board candidate opposed to teaching creationism as science. I can't wait for Scopes Trial 2. I also voted for Sonja Henning who is running for a different office. I did this on a wise and friendly neighbors recommendation.

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Hitch Hikers Guide To The Galaxy. A very funny mix of surreal film (in its original form the Guide was first a book and then a wild wireless program on the BBC), that combines the Pythons, the Goon Show, Dr. Who, the Marx Brothers with the comic episodes of Star Trek. We go bouncing from world to outrageous world, with no direction or home and our only commandment is "Don't Panic." In a just universe no teenager would be admitted to this film unless in the kindly company of a fat joint. Alan Rickman is fantastic as Marvin the permanently depressed robot's mournful voice.

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Warm Springs -- HBO's film version of how FDR recovered his center and sanity after having been paralyzed from the waist down by Polio. The warm waters of an Arkansas stream helped him recover some muscle strength, but it was living in Warm Spring's egalitarian community of Polio sufferers who all try to help each other regain their lives that did the therapeutic trick. And according to the film, ultimately helped him become a great American president. Kenneth Branagh does an excellent job of being Roosevelt, he catches the future president's capacity for the joy of life as well as the depths of agonized depression.


posted by stew at 10:43 AM


wMonday, May 02, 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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Shame Game

I wasn't ashamed
being American
when fellow citizens bombed Hanoi
millions of us lefty gringos were in the streets
creating another America
persuading Viet "King" Cong diplomats
into proclaiming
"We don't hate American people,
just American government."

But as Dubya bombs, tortures and destroys Iraq
Americans are in the streets
only buying things and dreams
they never heard of Fallujah
thinking its a form of alleluia..

Embarrassing living with these cold hearted bozos
shame starts tapping and rapping on my door
cause democracy being redefined as torture
"rendition" unto to Caesar
those prisoners Bush sent to the Uzbek
for interrogation vacation
of jaunts and jolts,

are Americans afraid, selfish, cynical
or just entertained?

Did shame just break down my door?

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Day In The Life -- I just came back from my final Hep C blood test. That's the one you take six months after the eleven months of chemotherapy are over. And it was performed by absolutely incompetent tecnician who actually hurt me. I'll get the results on May 15. Has the Hep C come back or is it still happily missing in action (a cure) . I'll let you know.
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The Tesseract --- A Hong Kong flick shot in Thailand that sometimes seems like the Matrix on acid. A tale of desperate people involved in crime, killing and a hope for salvation. It's more about fascinating characters being sliced and diced in post modern plot developments than about a meta narrative which exists only in a sketchy confusing contradictory way. If you think the modern world isn't in a miserable mood, this film will offer your views a sizable challenge.


posted by stew at 11:05 AM


wSunday, May 01, 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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Yes You May Day

May Day is Married Day
cause
Comrade Judy and I
got married 28 years ago
on this ancient red letter day
she was eight months pregnant
under a sun shinning Woodstock wedding
of tie dye chuppa
with friends and family cheering
Bill Kunstler cracking jokes
and
secret police skulking for underground Abbie
by blocking roads and reading licenses.

Loving lovers always be trumping lying liars
that's the story till now
except our last year
was spent in chemotherapeutic hell,
accompanied by Dubya's stealing a second term,
a very bad year for very good people
but roses are budding
the garden awakening
the struggle renewing
and the senior marrieds
now riding off in the western sunset
for bright month
of legendary beauty
everybody must get renewed
by love.

--to Judy with undying love

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Day In The Life -- Can a girl who grew up in 1950s working class Detroit find fame and fortune as a brilliant comic performer? She sure can, and we saw Ms Lily Tomlin last night as she brought her amazing and hilarious one woman show to Portland. What a great way it was for us to celebrate our 28th wedding anniversary. Finding a really spectacular way to honor our wedding day isn't always easy in this city. It's not like genius entertainers are ordinarily on tap. Tomlin takes the pains and trauma of life in all its stages and via her mighty imagination and multiple personalities turns it all into mind blowing humor. She makes us relive the pain but the second time around, we have a really great time.
A favorite Lily line -- "I worry because we finally have developed the ideas and technology to make fascism work in America."


posted by stew at 10:43 AM