You Like Movies? A Whole LOT of Movies?

Just think, you could be like movie critic Roger Ebert who started writing reviews in 1967 and won a Pulitzer Prize in 1975.

That's according to Amy Benfer (her real name, not a movie star abbreviation) writing in the
METRO, Weekend, March 3-5, 2006. She was writing about his latest book The Great Movies II.

Ebert says he doesn't mind "sitting through 248 movies a year."

I think I can count on one hand the number of movies I've seen in the theatre this past year.

Also, in that same METRO edition appeared STUDENTS PUNISHED FOR MySpace POSTS. The kids were saying not-nice things about someone. It turns out the students went to TeWinkle Middle School in Costa Mesa, Calif.

Makes me wonder who paid for the naming rights to that school? Teletubbies?

Hey, don't get me wrong. It's probably a great school and it makes me glad I won't have to repeat Junior High except in my memoirs - where THIS time I'll get all the good lines.

Copyright © 2006 by Anthony Buccino, all rights reserved.


suzanne said...

Hi. I just read your comment on Baristanet about Brookdale Park and Native Americans. I've heard bits and pieces of the story, but not exactly what you reported. I'm fascinated by this history, but very few people around here seem to share my enthusiasm/curiousity about it. Where can I find out more?

Anthony Buccino said...

The story of the Pow Wow was published first in the early 1960s in the Independent Press.

When I was editor in 96 or 97, we repeated much of the series during the empty summer months nearly until October (when the witches met at the Delawanna section.)

The original info was provided by the Bloomfield Historical Society, and should be available through them or the Bloomfield Library.