My father was Noel Purcell, Actor, Comedian and Freeman of the City of Dublin. I do want to share the real man behind the Stage and Screen star, his pride in his work, his incredible humility for all his success but most of all, I want to show him as MY DAD!
The “Oldies But Goodies” Friday night at PPOV post last week got me recollecting about a neat thing that happened this summer. It was something that showed me how music can speak through the generations – when you least...
Ironically, Americans watch and enjoy classic Christmas movies that strongly indict the materialism Americans are focused on during much of the Christmas season.

Holi Hai! (or Tha)

Holi (pronounced ho-lee), also known as Phagwa, is marked at the transition from the Hindu months Phalguna to Chaitra. The Hindu calendar being lunisolar, this date changes every year. In 2010 it fell on March 1st. Besides India, Nepal...
Long before it was obvious that nations were dissolving under the power of corporate money, we dozed under the dream-myth of ‘rights’ and ‘freedoms’ that we learned as children and still then believed.
What movies come to mind when you think "Tea Party"? Psycho, Saboteur, Freaks, Dumb and Dumber? But imagine how famous movie quotes could be or feel different if today's Republicans had starred in classic films instead of their actual stars.
I love quotes from great scientists, philosophers and even politicians because they give you a little insight into the mind of those people. Literature aside for a second I have to admit many of my favorite quotes are...
Censorship? Surely there are few things more revealing of a reactionary mindset, some would hasten to assure me. Why, censorship can be identified with all the cruelest dictatorships, the most oppressive regimes, the most hardcore religious fundamentalists, etc. This is indeed true.
    I am bothered by movies, such as "Saw" and "Hostel", that, to me, serve no purpose other than to depict the extremes of human pain and cruelty. I confess to having never watched a film from either of those...
The Republican Academy Awards will air on Fox News and will be hosted by a fully armed Ted Nugent offering his brand of rapid fire wit. Dress is black tie and bulletproof vests.

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