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Thursday, March 8, 2018

bernie, part 2.

So, did I run into bernie on the ship?
I did not.
I envisioned wrapping him in the mouth.
The opportunity did not come up.
More's the pity.
There were lots of opportunities but none of them occurred.
I owe him one.
And he doesn't deserve to have his name capitalized.

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My books, "Show Runner" and "Show Runner 2" can be found at the Amazon Kindle Store,
along with newer ones, "The Man Is Dead", and "Report Cards".
They are all compilations of blog entries thand it gets my vote-at have since been removed from the blog.
So this is the only way you can find them.,
You can search by typing in my name, Cindy Williams, Laverne and Shirley, The Odd Couple, or Happy Days.
Check them out.
You don't need a Kindle machine to download them.
Just get the free app from Kindle, and they can be downloaded to an IPhone, IPad, or Blackberry.
The paperbacks, "Mark Rothman's Essays" and my new novel, "I'm Not Garbo" are not e-books.
But they are available for people without Kindle.
I have many readings and signings lined up for those, and the thing about Kindle is you can't sign one.
If you'd like one of the paperbacks, personally autographed, contact me at macchus999@comcast.net
And now, there's my reading of my screenplay of my unmade "Laverne and Shirley" movie on "YouTube".

berniie.

So I attempted to book my cruise by calling a guy I've known for over 50 years and lives in Fort Lauderdale.  He does this for a living, and I have no reason not to book it through him.
But I have Let, him get the commission.  It doesn't cost me anything.
So I call Bernie.  To call Bernie a friend is an exaggeration.  He's just some one I've known for 50 years.  All I was to Bernie was a commission.  So let him get it.  Fine with me.

So I attempted to book my cruise by calling a guy I've known for over 50 years and lives in Fort Lauderdale.  He does this for a living, and I have no reason not to book it through him.
But I have Let, him get the commission.  It doesn't cost me anything.
So I call Bernie.  To call Bernie a friend is an exaggeration.  He's just some one I've known for 50 years.  All I was to Bernie was a commission.  So let him get it.  Fine with me.
Then we decided not to go.
Then we changed our minds again.
We tried calling Bernie again.
We got his machine.
Our schedule was limited.  And my wife didn't know Bernie.  And didn't care about him.
So we called Celebrity Cruises and booked the cruise directly.
Then we got an email indicating that Bernie will be hosting the cruise we booked.
So, I felt I had to call Bernie and alert him.
So, I did.
And, after a few words, Bernie hung up on me.
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My books, "Show Runner" and "Show Runner 2" can be found at the Amazon Kindle Store,
along with newer ones, "The Man Is Dead", and "Report Cards".
They are all compilations of blog entrieshave since been removed from the blog.
So this is the only way you can find them.,
You can search by typing in my name, Cindy Williams, Laverne and Shirley, The Odd Couple, or Happy Days.
Check them out.
You don't need a Kindle machine to download them.
Just get the free app from Kindle, and they can be downloaded to an IPhone, IPad, or Blackberry.
The paperbacks, "Mark Rothman's Essays" and my new novel, "I'm Not Garbo" are not e-books.
But they are available for people without Kindle.
I have many readings and signings lined up for those, and the thing about Kindle is you can't sign one.
If you'd like one of the paperbacks, personally autographed, contact me at macchus999@comcast.net
And now, there's my reading of my screenplay of my unmade "Laverne and Shirley" movie on "YouTube".



Monday, March 5, 2018

Who The Hell Is Hope Hicks?

So, I just get back from a week in the Caribbean on a big Cruiseship, where the only source of news are MSNBC and FoxNews.  Not even CNN.  Guess which one I watched?
And all they're talking about is some harlot named Hope Hicks.
I consider myself someone who is politically aware, and I'm being told that that she has a key role in the Trump administration.  I didn't even know she was there, and by Friday, I'm given to understand that she's leaving, under rather dubious circumstances.
Given that she seems to be a harlot, this doesn't surprise me.  It's just that I never heard of her, and she's already gone.
Other then that my wife and I had a lovely time, we had some great food, we were able to relax totally, I won some money at the Blackjack Tables.
The only situation was about my lapse about Hope Hicks.   
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My books, "Show Runner" and "Show Runner 2" can be found at the Amazon Kindle Store,
along with newer ones, "The Man Is Dead", and "Report Cards".
They are all compilations of blog entries thand it gets my vote-at have since been removed from the blog.
So this is the only way you can find them.,
You can search by typing in my name, Cindy Williams, Laverne and Shirley, The Odd Couple, or Happy Days.
Check them out.
You don't need a Kindle machine to download them.
Just get the free app from Kindle, and they can be downloaded to an IPhone, IPad, or Blackberry.
The paperbacks, "Mark Rothman's Essays" and my new novel, "I'm Not Garbo" are not e-books.
But they are available for people without Kindle.
I have many readings and signings lined up for those, and the thing about Kindle is you can't sign one.
If you'd like one of the paperbacks, personally autographed, contact me at macchus999@comcast.net
And now, there's my reading of my screenplay of my unmade "Laverne and Shirley" movie on "YouTube".

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Report Card---Rothman's Oscar Picks, Part 6. Best Picture.

I will be making my annual picks for the films I deem to be Oscar worthy ---based on the nominated films.  Otherwise, I'd be voting for "Mudbound" for just about everything.
These are all personal choices---not based on who I think will win, but rather who I'd vote for, based
on what I've seen.

Here are the categories that I will cover.

Best Picture:
“Call Me by Your Name”
“Darkest Hour”
“Dunkirk”
“Get Out”
“Lady Bird”
“Phantom Thread”
“The Post”
“The Shape of Water”
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Lead Actor:
Timothée Chalamet, “Call Me by Your Name”
Daniel Day-Lewis, “Phantom Thread”
Daniel Kaluuya, “Get Out”
Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour”
Denzel Washington, “Roman J. Israel, Esq.”

Lead Actress:
Sally Hawkins, “The Shape of Water”
Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
Margot Robbie, “I, Tonya”
Saoirse Ronan, “Lady Bird”
Meryl Streep, “The Post”

Supporting Actor:
Willem Dafoe, “The Florida Project”
Woody Harrelson, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
Richard Jenkins, “The Shape of Water”
Christopher Plummer, “All the Money in the World”
Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Supporting Actress:
Mary J. Blige, “Mudbound”
Allison Janney, “I, Tonya”
Lesley Manville, “Phantom Thread”
Laurie Metcalf, “Lady Bird”
Octavia Spencer, “The Shape of Water”

Director:
Get Out,” Jordan Peele
“Lady Bird,” Greta Gerwig
“Phantom Thread,” Paul Thomas Anderson
"The Shape of Water,” Guillermo del Toro


I have not seen every entry, but neither have most voters.
I have probably seen more than most, and I will point out where the gaps are.

This is a no-brainer.
Did not see "Dunkirk".
"Get Out" was superbiy directed.
As was "Lady Bird"
"Phantom Thread" I snoozed through.
And "The Shape of Water" was easily the greatest directed, and written film I have seen in many years. Compared to the others, they ae all shleppers. And of course Guillermo del Toro gets my vote.  I haven't seen anything as much in years as with as much imagination, and as uplifting as
"The Shape of Water".  It is fabulous.and it gets my vote.

I'm going on a cruise to the Caribbean on Saturday, and you probably won't hear from me until we get back.
Hopefully I will have wonderful stories to regale you with.
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My books, "Show Runner" and "Show Runner 2" can be found at the Amazon Kindle Store,
along with newer ones, "The Man Is Dead", and "Report Cards".
They are all compilations of blog entries thand it gets my vote-at have since been removed from the blog.
So this is the only way you can find them.,
You can search by typing in my name, Cindy Williams, Laverne and Shirley, The Odd Couple, or Happy Days.
Check them out.
You don't need a Kindle machine to download them.
Just get the free app from Kindle, and they can be downloaded to an IPhone, IPad, or Blackberry.
The paperbacks, "Mark Rothman's Essays" and my new novel, "I'm Not Garbo" are not e-books.
But they are available for people without Kindle.
I have many readings and signings lined up for those, and the thing about Kindle is you can't sign one.
If you'd like one of the paperbacks, personally autographed, contact me at macchus999@comcast.net
And now, there's my reading of my screenplay of my unmade "Laverne and Shirley" movie on "YouTube".

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Hi. I am, according to my Wikipedia entry,(which I did not create) a noted television writer, playwright, screenwriter, and occasional actor. You can Google me or go to the IMDB to get my credits, and you can come here to get my opinions on things, which I'll try to express eloquently. Hopefully I'll succeed. You can also e-mail me at macchus999@aol.com. Perhaps my biggest claim to fame is being responsible, for about six months in 1975, while Head Writer for the "Happy Days" TV series, for Americans saying to each other "Sit on it."