Thursday, November 09, 2006

Post Number 500!

I was going to post some elequent lyrical masterpiece about post 500.
All I could come up with was Ed Bradley died today from leukemia.
A journalist and a damn fine broadcaster.

Ed Bradley 1941-2006

The world is a sadder place without him in it.

Done too soon.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Who ARE These Guys?

Remember these guys - coming out all guns blazing in the climax of Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid? Or in The Sting, taking a big-time gambler to the cleaners with a laconic smile? Sure, they're older now, a little more careworn, a little more lined, but it's still the same team.
It is more than 20 years since their partnership last lit up the screen - but for film fans of a certain age there's still something magical about a rare Paul Newman (Butch Cassidy) and Robert Redford (The Kid) reunion.
The occasion was the 25th anniversary of Robert Redford's Sundance Institute, founded by the star when he was at the height of his fame to encourage independent film makers.
Asked what had brought him out for a rare public appearance Newman, 81, wearing a sweatshirt on which he appeared to have written I Never Had A Crappy Gig Until Tonight, answered with one word: "Redford."
Redford, 69, and his work also drew a host of A-listers, including Uma Thurman, to the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York for the event.

How cool is that? Was there ever a better movie than "Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid"?

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