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wSaturday, December 17, 2005


OK --no more blogs till Wednesday - we are finally hitting the road. --all the best, Stew


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wFriday, December 16, 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 And if you want to book me for a speech, you can contact the Yippie Speakers Bureau via http://yippie.mindvox.com
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Theory Of Relativity

Bush says he ain't gonna torture
anyone anymore, not that he ever did
but the fine print
doesn't define torture
which according to Dubya's Attorney General
is as subjective a notion
as love or beauty
or even a good poem,
cause one mans brutality
is another guy's high priced sexual surrender.
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Day In The life - Our trip to the coast was delayed for day (medical stuff) , so we made up for it by checking out the new King Kong and eating a fantastic meal at the wondrous Wongs King. I keep listening to my audio tapes on Jewish modernism since the 16th century. The latest point on the combining of Hegel's theory of geist and neo-Orthdox Judaism is mind blowing. (Again check the Jewish encyclopedia for an explanation)

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King Kong - Just fantastic. It's a rework of the 30's classic but with a closer and more intelligent look at the cruel social, economic and class situation of the period. There is also a lot of Jurassic Park and Godzilla in it, what with the giant ape's many battles with pre historic creatures. The best thing about the film is the portrait of Kong. The big lug is a lonely, loving sort who appreciates a beautiful sunset as much as tearing off a dinosaur's head. And when he falls for a dame, he falls all the way, even off the Empire State building. All kidding aside there is real love in this beauty-beast hook up and it does touch us and inspire.
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Howard Stern is trying to escape Bush era censorship by fleeing to satellite radio. I notice his ads use our 60's militant fist, although he does put an H into it. Stern accidentally gave me the name of my memoir, when he once asked on the air, "Who The Hell is Stew Albert?"


posted by stew at 10:26 AM


wThursday, December 15, 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 And if you want to book me for a speech, you can contact the Yippie Speakers Bureau via http://yippie.mindvox.com
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I'm Melting

Tracks in the Brooklyn snow
empty and unrenewed,
they are fading with the cold spell.

It was a magic time
when the golden golem
cracked his first joke
and
after joining a gang
of like minded monsters
began tearing up white bread civilization,
What a miracle took place
when some of the w. breads merrily joined the mob.

Finally, the magic ended
the gang was cut adrift and falling in the snow
but the golden golem stumbled, survived
and still managed to create
utopian dreams out of nothing but chutzpah
and make an occasional stranger
laugh at the stunt.

Who will now fill his melting tracks
on slippery streets
devoured by global warming and time?

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Day In The Life -- Judy, Jessica and I are off to the beach. The blogs will resume on Monday. Look for dramatic new themes.


posted by stew at 10:24 AM


wWednesday, December 14, 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 And if you want to book me for a speech, you can contact the Yippie Speakers Bureau via http://yippie.mindvox.com
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High Holy Days

Some years ago
sad faced Christians
bemoaned how Christ was kidnapped from Christmas
by Jewish department store owners
and replaced by shinny surfaces and glittering objects of purchased love.
Put the Christ back in Christians
the midnight carolers went crying..

This year
the Christian soldiers
march under different orders
swearing a fatwa against retailers who refuse to hustle Christmas
and instead sell "Happy Holliday - Season's Geetings" objects of exploitation
if you don't mention Christ in the sale you will suffer boycott and damnation
The new slogan is to put the Christ back in Capitalism.
Victoria's popular Secret of the Trinity must be reclaimed.
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Day IN The Life --- We had our ritualistic home made crab with black bean sauce -- it's always a welcome home meal for Jessica when he returns at this time of year. Last night we to Cafe Castangna for their excellent hamburgers. And today Jessica plans to watch as much of HBO's Rome series as she can stand. We continue to wait for the medical test results. The Albert's plan to spend the weekend at the Coast. Hopefully the winds will allow us to walk on the beach.


posted by stew at 10:02 AM


wTuesday, December 13, 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 And if you want to book me for a speech, you can contact the Yippie Speakers Bureau via http://yippie.mindvox.com
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California Killers

Tookie Williams was hard to kill
his muscular body kept rejecting needles,
he complained about his executioner's incompetence,
finally the Terminator's of the State
caught a big vein
and carried out Arnold's commandment.

America doesn't believe in this-worldly rehab anymore,
Williams founded the Crips and its criminality
and then changed his mind,
why should brothers kill each other?
He spent the rest of his life fighting against
gangs, gangstas and gangsterism,
his existence was more useful
than
war makers, on the take politicos, or Hollywood Hitlers.

In America you can ask God for forgiveness
and it may even be granted
but that goes only for the after life,
don't ask a Republican governor to second the emotion.
But Tookie types
find ways of living forever
they'll be back.

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Day In The Life -- On Sunday, Judy and I visited the fantastically frozen Willamette Falls. In truth the Falls weren't completely on ice. Part of the left side was still flowing freely but the rest was captured in ice stillness. We weren't alone. Despite the coldness and the winds, a large crowd was there to enjoy the beauty of a very special moment.

Jessica is with us. She just got the results of a law exam and she did great. Tonight we will go out and celebrate. I took a medical test yesterday which used some of the strangest, if coolest technology. I hope my results are as good as Jessica's.


posted by stew at 9:12 AM


wMonday, December 12, 2005


I'll be taking medical tests all day. I will resume the blog tomorrow. My daughter will be spending winter vacation with us, and despite living my life so much within the medical model, I am in a good mood.


posted by stew at 8:21 AM


wSunday, December 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 And if you want to book me for a speech, you can contact the Yippie Speakers Bureau via http://yippie.mindvox.com
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On The Road Again

When I'm feeling fever belly sore and breathless,
those ancient American automobiles
that patrol Cuban Highways and beaches
working medical mechanical miracles
of revolutionary spirit,
when they wake up in the morning
and start moving.
These brave machines of will power
inspire me
to get out of the house.

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Day In The Life - A cold day but we went to the movies. Jessica arrives tomorrow in the late afternoon. We've neen munching on roast chicken and potatos. I heard a taped lecture on Spinoza -- not only the first great modrnist Jewish thinker but probably the first great modernist philosopher.

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Walk The Line -- If you love Johnny Cash and June Carter this is a perfect movie. I was first put off that Joanquin Phoenix did not look enough like the man in black (who does?) but he brilliantly masters Cash's body language and convincingly sings his great songs. And Reese Witherspoon has her June Carter moves down to absolute perfection. Cash had lead a loveless and disapproved life till he met June Carter. He was well on his way to typical super star, great art and self destruction, till he was admitted into the loving Carter family circle, protective shot guns and all. The film also scores with "appearances" by some the performers Cash broke in with, the likes of Buddy Holly, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis, June Carter and a bit later Bob Dylan. Those were magic times. Maybe they could have put a bit more into the Fulsom Prison concert and a little less on the drugs but this is a great film -- the one Carter and Cash deserve.

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Richard Pryor just died at 65. In his day he was the funniest comic alive. The long piece in today's Times does him some justice but it misses a central point, Pryor's genius was to take the most marginal of black people and find in them not only sources of absurdity and comedy but a strong if disguised universality. Mr. Pryor turned these ordinarily discarded figures of oblivion into Mr. and Ms Everyperson. Attention was paid.


posted by stew at 10:13 AM