Archive - Jun 2007
In anticipation of a trip to Cheboygan, we bought a vacation home last night. Here is a photo:
Tonight we finished Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, an HBO Films adaptation of the classic book recounting (from WIkipedia):
...the history of Native Americans in the American West in the late nineteenth century, and their displacement and slaughter by the United States federal government.
The film stars Aidan Quinn. I give it 3 out of 5.
It was Cheney who decided that the Geneva Conventions should not apply to captured terrorists, instituted interrogation tactics that many consider torture, and insisted that the administration could monitor phone calls and e-mails without warrants.
Has Cheney gone too far? YES!
On Tuesday I finished watching The Blues Brothers (1980,R). It's one of those films that I don't enjoy so much as appreciate as a classic. It also gives me an idea for Halloween costumes for the boys. From the Wikipedia entry:
The story is a tale of redemption for paroled convict Jake and his brother Elwood, who take on "a mission from God" to save the Roman Catholic orphanage in which they grew up from closure. To do so they must re-form their rhythm and blues band, the Blues Brothers, and organize a performance to earn $5,000 to pay the tax assessor. Along the way they are targeted by a destructive "mystery woman," Neo-Nazis, and a country and western band â€“ all while being relentlessly pursued by the police, and eventually the military and a SWAT team.
I give it 3 out of 5 stars.
The house painting was completed today. The color is Behr's Shortgrass Prairie. Here is a before photo and a few afters: