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Mon, Mar 22 2004

A Rumor I Like For A Change

I didn't see the story, but someone said Variety was reporting that Brad Pitt might get some upcoming work playing Jesse James in a future movie project. I wonder if they'll do any filming in my old home state of Missouri, or perhaps even go to The Farm. I guess Brad Pitt may have already been there already. From what I hear, he lived in Missouri as a young guy. Maybe he's even been to Meramec Caverns, which is a local cave purported to have been a favorite hideout for Jesse and his associates. I suppose we'll be treated to more legend than history if (and when) they do make the film.

I love Westerns, both as stories in themselves, and as metaphors for that last gasp of the transitioning of America from a physical frontier into an industrial one. When I grew up, Missouri was very much a state where some individiuals still had a "swing vote" attitude toward "The North" and "The South". Maybe Brad Pitt saw some of that later when he did some growing up of his own in Missouri. I hope so. It will give him a nice bit of subtle social conflict to toss into his acting state-of-mind. I do hope this film isn't just a rumor. I'm already in the mood to see it.

posted at: 12:52 | category: /Arts and Entertainment | link to this entry

How Much Are Your Neighbors Donating?

I guess I had forgotten just how public one's campaign donations really are, and particularly now that we have the World Wide Web at our fingertips. Thanks to Alpha Patriot for the link to Fundrace, where you can do a Neighbor Search by putting in your street address and zip code. You'll get a list back of names and addresses of donors to various presidential hopefuls. They also list the amount of the donations.

posted at: 08:18 | category: /Politics | link to this entry

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