12:01 a.m. Tuesday.
Sub-human Tookie Williams is headed for the dirt nap.
Hollywood celebs prepare to wrent their clothes in fake anguish and condemn the death penalty while still being guilty of finding not an ounce of compassion for Williams' victims and their families.
Somewhere in Compton there will be a drive-by about midnight but the only thing that will have to do with the founder of the Crips is that he set in motion the assembly line death that has killed thousands of black youths for more than 25 years.
He should die for that alone.
---Is it just me or does the drum beat for Breakbone Bowrey Boys or whatever the gay Western movie is seem to be more political hype than cinema virtuosity? Nope, haven't seen it. Apparently you first have to live in a city that has an "art house" theater... it seems the Brokenneck is only showing on 50-60 screens in the country... yet is said to have already broken box-office records.
"Brokefemur," which was named best picture by the L.A. Film Critics Assn. over the weekend, made an astounding $544,549 on five plays in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, for an average of $108,910."
Ohhhh.... clever those people who write press releases. You know what a movie costs in NYC... in an "art movie house".... ? So what if a bunch of interior designers and their lesbian friends all went to the movies one night to one show?
This hub-bub will last for about three more weeks (the time I estimate it will take for every POH--Person of Homosexualness--in the nation to see it twice) and then what?
Call me on Jan. 10 and we'll see how big the box-office is for Ribcage Heights.
Me... I'd rather watch "Desert Hearts".... now there's a good FOH--Film of Homosexualness-- for ya. Okay... it's about girls.
---Watched Sin City the other night... usually don't like comic-book movies... (apparently Sin City was/is a comic book)... good performances all around and very, very dark. Mickey Rourke's "Marv" character has quite a nice turn in best film noir style and Bruce Willis comes and goes but is always gritty.
Life is film noir.... that's why I like it.
---Left turn, no signal. A wrong has been righted in Bakersfield California. The dufuses on the board of directors of the Bob Elias Sports Hall of Fame selection board in Kern County have finally selected Tom O'Brien as an honoree.
Ohh... only about 30 years over due. Tom was one of the most interesting men I've ever known. He taped my ankles in Taft Union High School and Taft College... I had no idea that major West Coast colleges at the time sent their people to observe just how he did it.
As a volunteer he coached two of the greatest athletes ever to come out of Kern County.... Mike Garratt and Dick Russell and Leon Patterson... to stellar careers in the shot put and discus. Few small high schools have ever boasted such a trio in the weight events... Garratt and Russell in the 60s; Patterson in the 50s.
When the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Committee needed an official for the field events, they didn't contact London or New York or Athens... they called Tom O'Brien in Taft, California, population 15,000. They knew quality when they saw it.
In addition to all his work with young athletes, Tom covered our football games in the mid-60s for the local paper. Even though we were 1-2 early in 1965, he predicted, in print, we would win the league championship. We did.... 8-2. Tom believed in us maybe more than we did.
Tom was full of wisdom and kindness... the kind of man built by God to be around young men. If only there were more men such as Tom. There are.... his son and namesake, Tom Jr., a classmate of mine and a retired deputy sheriff, spends every fall in central California officiating football... he is also where he should be... around young men... it's in his genes.