Author Archives: Stephane

October movie reviews

Contagion I wasn’t supposed to see this movie. My anti-social, hypochondriatic ass doesn’t need a *scientific* rationale for my solitude. Alas, I went, I have one, and now I’m sealed in a hyperbaric chamber with a shotgun with two shells. … Continue reading

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A September to Remember

Just Go with it Adam Sandler movies used to be good. Sigh. Now, I shall insert some glib pun like “just go see something else” because this movie about a plastic surgeon who realizes his homely assistant is really JENNIFER … Continue reading

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The middle of the road is for yellow lines

“…ain’t no such things as halfway crooks” – Mobb Deep I’ve long lived in a world of extremes. The only kid of an absentee father, who couldn’t spell my name correctly if you spotted him seven letters, and an uber … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, President Obama

Half the promises people say were never kept, were never made.  – Edgar Watson Howe It is useless to hold a person to anything he says while he is in love, drunk, or running for office.  ~Shirley MacLaine This post … Continue reading

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Oops, I did it again

Be with me This is a weird flick of four different love story vignettes. It’s in Chinese. Don’t do it. Biutiful I think I liked this movie. It’s not what I thought it would be at all. Javier Bardem plays … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to me! (cross posted)

I’ve had this blog so long, I feel like I must have told all my stories already. However, it’s my blog, my birthday and I shall be indulged. (I’m currently sitting behind right field at MCU Park in Coney Island … Continue reading

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See what I did there? July? Ju-lied? I am so great! It’s my birthday month! Are you all excited? Ready to shower me with praise and adoration? I am gearing up for daily parties and international cake eating. I’m looking … Continue reading

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An open letter to New York Catholics who are freaking the eff out

I want to tell you to calm down. However, as a chronic hypochondriac who is easily startled by small animals and loud noises, I know that “calm down,” is the last thing you should say to someone who is freaking … Continue reading

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End of an Era

I must start with a bit of breaking news from the Summersverse…I just canceled my blockbuster subscription. The company has been recently acquired by Dish Network or something and for the last five weeks have not gotten in any new … Continue reading

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Back to School

I met up with Alexandra Robbins for a talk she was giving at the High School of the Future High School. I’m pretty sure that’s the name, even though, as I sat in the auditorium in wooden recoiling chairs, I … Continue reading

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