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On A Clear Day You Can See (And Hopefully Find) A "Rosebud" By Any Other Name

Funny story: On A Clear Day You Can See (And Hopefully Find) A "Rosebud" By Any Other Name

LOS ANGELES - Ahhh yes, "Rosebud". Once upon a time lost and eventually found, somewhere or thereabouts, deep inside the cozy cinematic confines of Orson Welles' oh so notorious, ultra-legendary, totally four-star Hollywood debut, "Citizen Kane." Apparently - as is now being (better late than never) unofficially reported by New York Post Page Six gadfly-on-the-wall (of pretty much everywhere...

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What The Buck?!? The Root Of All Evildoers, As Otherwise Added Up Accordingly Before Being Even More Unofficially Rearranged (Keep The Change)

Funny story: What The Buck?!? The Root Of All Evildoers, As Otherwise Added Up Accordingly Before Being Even More Unofficially Rearranged (Keep The Change)

AMMANBEINGAMMAN, Jordan - Sure, according to a significant amount of strategic unnamed sources (typically those without any sort of sufficiently accumulated sooner or later go-to funds, hopefully designated for any and all doomsday styled rainy days hell bent on impolitely presenting themselves, via whichever suddenly well past-due timeframe quickly proves to be dramatically necessary, and/or, ju...

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Virgin Births: If At First You Don't Succeed, Keep On Well, You Know, Until Someone Of A Rumored To Be Higher-Based Nature Can Step In Long Enough To Recklessly Drive You The Rest Of The Way Home From There

Funny story: Virgin Births: If At First You Don't Succeed, Keep On Well, You Know, Until Someone Of A Rumored To Be Higher-Based Nature Can Step In Long Enough To Recklessly Drive You The Rest Of The Way Home From There

WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND - A totally head scratching - hey, you gotta start somewhere - completely idiotic-sounding new and just slightly improved study commissioned by the usual assortment of well-dressed, overly schooled village idiots - otherwise responsible for the perpetual infliction of even more unsubstantiated inconsequential myths than you can shake a stick (among other things) at in the...

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President Obama Works The Worldwide Room At Mandela Memorial

Funny story: President Obama Works The Worldwide Room At Mandela Memorial

JOHANNESBURG - Although President Barack Obama hadn't planned on being the star of the show at Nelson Mandela's memorial service as it was broadcast Tuesday to the rest of the world from Johannesburg, that's exactly what happened to America's Commander-In-Chief once his ill-advised caught on camera activities instantaneously became the most trending-tested/viral-driven-disapproved topics circulati...

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The American Irrespective: President Obama's Good News, Bad News, and/or Worser News Regarding NBA Team Nicknames and Other Assorted In The Paint/To The Hoop Whatnot - Part 2

Funny story: The American Irrespective: President Obama's Good News, Bad News, and/or Worser News Regarding NBA Team Nicknames and Other Assorted In The Paint/To The Hoop Whatnot - Part 2

Yeah, I know, all things considered, big picture, grand scheme, nearest available supposed to be now and forever politically correct-wise, I probably should be addressing the current Washington Redskins name brand crisis. But, seriously, being as how this year's edition of said inside the beltway gridiron franchise totally sacre bleu - pardon my not even ever typically used by the French. A...

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The American Irrespective: President Obama's Good News, Bad News, and/or Worser News Regarding NBA Team Nicknames and Other Assorted In The Paint/To The Hoop Whatnot - Part 1

Funny story: The American Irrespective: President Obama's Good News, Bad News, and/or Worser News Regarding NBA Team Nicknames and Other Assorted In The Paint/To The Hoop Whatnot - Part 1

Sure, I suppose there's probably more for me to do around here than hang around the Oval Office all the live long day and well into each and every night, doing whatever I can to keep on keepin' on steering our nation even further into a more worthwhile direction that hopefully not only suits our present needs, but, more importantly, sets in now and forever forward motion a systematic readjustment...

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The 10 Anything But Best/Totally Unnecessary (More Or Less) Cinematic Remakes, Sequels, and/or Strategically Positioned Wide Release Tax Write-Off's of 2013

Funny story: The 10 Anything But Best/Totally Unnecessary (More Or Less) Cinematic Remakes, Sequels, and/or Strategically Positioned Wide Release Tax Write-Off's of 2013

Follywood - As usual, it's never too early to get started in on this sort of soon to be year end still soaking in it (Thanks, Madge!) this & that-a-thon gone so very wrong. Hence the right about now (and how) of where oh where some of us - well, at least one of us anyway - not paid to think so feel like going for the hi-ho-what goes to show-like had to be there hell, don't ask/do tell, fun of...

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Don't Ask/Do Tell: Chick-full-A You Know What Comes Home To Roost Again, And This Time It's Not Personal, Just Business As Unusual

Funny story: Don't Ask/Do Tell: Chick-full-A You Know What Comes Home To Roost Again, And This Time It's Not Personal, Just Business As Unusual

Retrograde-fil-A-Hole, Ga. - More or less, mild and crazy cause why guy Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy publicly aired his anything but easily digested (to anyone with half a brain, and/or, perhaps, anything close to an overcooked 1/4 pounder, with cheese, and, of course, fries with that, otherwise lodged in their gullet, and/or, upon request, collectively sitting in someplace or thereabouts for m...

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Topic "A" This!: Who Do You Have To Buck, Duck, and/or Muck Around Here To Get An Oscar Nomination?

Funny story: Topic "A" This!: Who Do You Have To Buck, Duck, and/or Muck Around Here To Get An Oscar Nomination?

HOLLYWOOD - Who knew?? Well, after seeing cool, calm, groovy as all get out of town, eyes on the surprise film guru Christopher Nolan's totally up front where it counts most, soon to be unleashed, full-service (Topic "A" - Hollywood style) documentary, "Who Do You Have To Buck, Duck and/or Muck Around Here To Get An Oscar Nomination?", it certainly appears as if the only valid from now on col...

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Slap Happy Holidays

Funny story: Slap Happy Holidays

Newark, NJ - Traveling anywhere these days can be quite the never ending, here to there, and, hopefully, all the way back, painful experience. All of which, of course, gets a decided, rollover-like irritation boost, of sorts, during the holidays. And, especially if, by chance, said travel plans takes you along a sometimes, anything but unamused, international-like route. That, more often t...

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The American Irrespective: President Obama's End Of The Year Good News, Bad News, and More or Less, Worser News (So Far)

Funny story: The American Irrespective: President Obama's End Of The Year Good News, Bad News, and More or Less, Worser News (So Far)

GOOD NEWS Well, as someone around here used to always like to say - when otherwise attempting to both stall, and essentially delay, the inevitable had to be there, would-be almost truth of their particular semi-sort of, anything but full disclosure-like, ring around a response/altogether never mind, so as to suggest that either they didn't hear the question, and/or (best bet) had no idea what t...

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The American Irrespective: Charlie Sheen's Good News, Bad News, and, More Or Less, Worser News (So Far)

Funny story: The American Irrespective: Charlie Sheen's Good News, Bad News, and, More Or Less, Worser News (So Far)

GOOD NEWS The good news is, I'm a winner. Always have been. Always will be. What can I say, that's me, in a nut shell. Candy coated finish not allowed. In other words, the real deal. Outside the box. Numero uno. The man in charge. A rock star. Hell, it even says so on my, uh, my man-size. My mighty mighty man-size. Either that, or Madagascar. Or, who knows, maybe even, Manitoba. H...

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The American Irrespective: President Obama's Good News, Bad News, and, More Or Less, Worser News (So Far)

Funny story: The American Irrespective: President Obama's Good News, Bad News, and, More Or Less, Worser News (So Far)

Good News: The good news is we're moving forward. And, are quite prepared to proceed even further. Provided, of course, unilateral efforts of others, that, till now, exist in a number of equally strategic locations, are accompanied by thoughtful intentions that don't otherwise interfere with the progress till now, and, at least from our perspective, the systematic, never-ending supply of enti...

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Citizen Emanuel Back In The Mayoral Saddle Again, Many In Hollywood Left Holding 10 Pounds Of Something Indescribably Undesirable In A 5 Pound Bag

Funny story: Citizen Emanuel Back In The Mayoral Saddle Again, Many In Hollywood Left Holding 10 Pounds Of Something Indescribably Undesirable In A 5 Pound Bag

HOLLYWOOD - With word coming out of Chicago last week, that the Illinois Supreme Court voted 7-0 in favor of Rahm Emanuel's unwavering claims of in-town residency, the former erstwhile mayoral candidate of the Second City is now back on board as a new and improved, ready-for-full-time, play along for real, totally legit candidate for that burg's highest profile-like public office. (Not counting...

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Don't Cry For Me Chicagoland: Rahm The Mon's Mayoral Bandwagon Leaves The Building, And Heads For The Farther Sun and Way Out There West Coast

Funny story: Don't Cry For Me Chicagoland: Rahm The Mon's Mayoral Bandwagon Leaves The Building, And Heads For The Farther Sun and Way Out There West Coast

HOLLYWOOD - Have no fear Mr. and Mrs. Concerned Chicagoland Citizen, and greater Cook County lost ships at sea. Even though, your erstwhile, almost, but not quite, fearless leader, Rahm Emanuel's bid for the top dog, Chi-Town mayoral prize has apparently met with a major it-can bump in the road, due to his untimely failure to satisfy certain have to be there residency requirements, the longti...

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La Regle Du Sundances With Wolves In Sheep's Clothing Jue: Festival Dispatches Part 6

Funny story: La Regle Du Sundances With Wolves In Sheep's Clothing Jue: Festival Dispatches Part 6

PARK CITY, UTAH - And so it was. Still not sure why, maybe just because. All in all, business as unusual, I suppose. But, to show you just how much the whole have to be here muss and fuss has a way of paying off big time, Sony has already announced a major pickup deal of "Mudderized For Your Protection," with no wink promises to turn it into a major summertime tentpole. All of which will,...

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Beneath The Valley Of The Sundances With Wolves In Sheep's Clothing: Festival Dispatches Part 5

Funny story: Beneath The Valley Of The Sundances With Wolves In Sheep's Clothing: Festival Dispatches Part 5

PARK CITY, UTAH - Don't look now, but it's finally a Sunday fun day here at the Sundances With Wolves In Sheep's Clothing Film Fest. And while, in every other end of the out-of-town yard and/or corner of the everywhere else pool, it's a more or less a day of rest, here at Sundances' hipper-than-thou ground-like zero, it's anything but, and, more often than not, a whole lot more. Especially...

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Even More Sundances With Wolves In Sheep's Clothing: Festival Dispatches Part 4

Funny story: Even More Sundances With Wolves In Sheep's Clothing: Festival Dispatches Part 4

PARK CITY, UTAH - And so, the Fest continues, and the weekend arrives. Not a minute too soon. In other words, thank Harvey Weinstein (or, if unavailable, Quentin Tarantino will do just fine), for all things bright and (maybe you have to be here) beautiful, for being so right on time. In still other words, there's nothing quite like a cold, crisp, high in the Utah mountains morning after mom...

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More Sundances With Wolves In Sheep's Clothing: Festival Dispatches Part 3

Funny story: More Sundances With Wolves In Sheep's Clothing: Festival Dispatches Part 3

PARK CITY, UTAH - Meanwhile, back in the states. Or, at least this here current state of like-mind, where a seemingly endless loop of films are still being run, seen, and talked about continually, whether anyone actually understands them, or not. In other words, it's all a matter of potential, baby. And/or, what and who is gonna be flying high by the seat of some (hopefully) big money guy's...

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Son Of A Sundances With Wolves In Sheep's Clothing: Festival Dispatches Part 2

Funny story: Son Of A Sundances With Wolves In Sheep's Clothing: Festival Dispatches Part 2

PARK CITY, UTAH - Sure it's cold and snowy and everything else that harsh winters in this end of the yard hope to offer the otherwise weary moviegoer. But still, you can't beat the heat of the cinematic competition, gearing up all over this burg in anticipation of what everyone associate with each and every film is like, for sure, banking on. Namely, an enthusiastic first night reception, pos...

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Sundances With Wolves In Sheep's Clothing: Festival Dispatches Part 1

Funny story: Sundances With Wolves In Sheep's Clothing: Festival Dispatches Part 1

PARK CITY, UTAH - Every year Robert Redford's legendary Sundance Film Festival showcases more and more indi-films that are top-heavy with A-list talent. Each of which seems ultra-anxious to make more than just the usual splash, as they collectively hit the sometimes slippery slopes of critical opinion. And, by doing so, insure that they'll get a quality, hipper than thou seal of approval, head st...

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Wrong Words For The Right Now Time: The Not Nice Ones May Disappear, But The Melody Lingers Wrong

Funny story: Wrong Words For The Right Now Time: The Not Nice Ones May Disappear, But The Melody Lingers Wrong

NEWARK, NJ - Emboldened by the recently successful attempts of various politically correct watchdog groups to, at long last, finally have the dreaded "N" word removed from Mark Twain's landmark 19th Century All-American literary classic, "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, numerous other "What about us?" players in the growing field of diversified perennial chip on their shoulder ethnic and/or so...

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