kittywells 
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Re: “The Weekly Open Thread: Restaurants and Smartphones

I remember when one used to say, "Would you excuse me? I need to make a phone call," and then left the table. How often is a phone call really important? Seriously.

Posted by kittywells on 08/07/2014 at 2:48 PM

Re: “Nashville Recap: ‘All or Nothing With Me’

"Stroking his white cat and adjusting his monocle..." Oh, you nailed it. Laughed out loud. Thanks for another great one, Ashley.

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Posted by kittywells on 05/08/2014 at 11:39 AM

Re: “Flipping Channels: The Word for This Week is 'Treme'

Ashley, WWI is your "favorite" modern war? You have no idea how happy that makes me. My friend thinks it's sick that I have a "favorite" war (WWI, of course). So we are in hog heaven for the next four years. (That is sick, I think. But you get it.) I'm so old my grandpa fought in the Great War. But I'm not so old that I totally dig your recaps. And that I can say "totally dig". What's your favorite WWI movie?

Jim Ridley: You rock. Says your former colleague and "Homie". (What's your favorite WWI flick?)

Posted by kittywells on 04/06/2014 at 2:55 PM

Re: “Nashville Recap: ‘Don’t Open That Door’

Ashley,

Turns out your recaps are good for my abs, since I have to hold in gut laughs rather than explain things to my mother. This time I lit out for a corner of the house where I could let it out, half volume, anyway. Felt good. Best one yet, girlfriend. But I gotta know: didn't you think da boyz were the sweet reincarnation of the Everly Brothers? (Wait, are they dead?)

Posted by Bernie Sheahan on 10/24/2013 at 2:28 PM

Re: “Nashville Recap: ‘I Don’t Wanna Talk About It Now’

Gasp. I meant *an* orange. Channeling Scarlett, I reckon.

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Posted by Bernie Sheahan on 10/10/2013 at 1:58 PM

Re: “Nashville Recap: ‘I Don’t Wanna Talk About It Now’

Two things:

1) I'm always on the hunt for your "Scarlett, a ________" and "a orange in a Christmas stocking in 1935" is one of my favorites. Last week's "a black-and-white photo of an antique button" nearly made me bust one of mine. (Antique buttons.) Speaking of busting...

2) Nice Harper Lee reference, Mayella.

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Posted by Bernie Sheahan on 10/10/2013 at 1:56 PM

Re: “See Wayne Brezinka's David Byrne at The Arts Company

Good thing I don't have kids or a real job. I spend far too much time staring at Wayne Brezinka's artwork. Thanks, Laura Hutson; you pegged it with "surprisingly subtle". Wayne's collages are stunning, stop-worthy, even jarring...but it's the subtle details that make up the whole, and the puzzle pieces that create the vision. Look long enough and hard enough and you'll find yourself wanting to know why this, why that? Some details give answers, some demand questions (why Minneapolis? Why "Kilroy was here"?). It's a treasure hunt, and like the complexities of a human being, layers upon layers of facts in textures and impressions. You find something new every time you look. If you take the time to look. And you're rewarded with more than answers--it's a sense of knowing something you didn't know about David Byrne or Abraham Lincoln (another Brezinka subject), something you won't learn from a book or a film. That's what art is about. Doris Kearns Goodwin said one thing about Lincoln. Stephen Spielberg said another. So did Wayne Brezinka. The same with David Byrne. I'm not a fan of David Byrne (not anti-DB, just not familiar enough). I know more about him now than I did before spending time with Wayne's vision of him.
(Claimer [not a "dis"-claimer, because I'm claiming this, with pride]: Wayne Brezinka is my dear friend and neighbor. It's been my joy to watch him find his way as an artist. But I'd say the same without any personal feeling. I'm just lucky and blessed to see this close up. Come to think of it, we all are.)

Posted by Bernie Sheahan on 05/27/2013 at 4:22 PM

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