Monthly Archives: July 2014

Ethan Hawke as an Actuary

Still on “Boyhood”. Mason Sr was writing actuarial exams. I’ve worked with many actuaries and I recall only one that had a similar vibe to Mason St./Ethan. The big sister little brother relationships are so well depicted by Linklater – Dazed and Confused had a similar sister-brother storyline. Linklater may be the best American director […]

At the Movies

But first at the hospital. Canada’s health care is one of the best in the world…if you’re healthy. Emergency – like purgatory – you don’t know whether you’re coming or going. Mostly you’re ignored. It’s like an endurance test; each patient must wait at least an hour or two between tests and often several hours […]

Hey Ho Let’s Go

Tommy Ramone is no more. Only 65. First Joey, then Dee Dee, and then Johnny. Or maybe that’s not the order in which they died, I can’t quite remember. I just remember their concerts, feeling so alive and full of joy during and after their garage rock explosions.