Monthly Archives: October 2010

Monsters & Midnight Munchies

Aaaahhhh! The scream of a thousand grisly deaths? Macabre ghouls haunting the streets? Witches brewing putrid potions? The reaper in his quest for souls? A mad scientist’s tortured creature? The shrieking eels!? No, it is far worse. It’s October 31st: … Continue reading

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Ratatouille Revisited

Leftover Recipe: Toast a hamburger bun Add sliced ham and provolone cheese Top with ratatouille Dip bun quickly into the sauce Enjoy!   (P.S. It also fits perfectly with spinach lasagna.)

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Flame & Citron

In a recent article by Orson Bean the opening paragraph addresses the lack of opposition to government takeover by Nazi extremists which spiraled into WWII, the imprisonment of some and silence of too many. A Danish film inspired by actual … Continue reading

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Ustinov

Peter Ustinov has quickly become a favorite of mine. Topkapi, Hot Millions, We’re No Angels, and Disney’s Robin Hood are wonderfully entertaining movies. To parahrase the Netflix blurb: Topkapi – A  jewel thief and a master tactician draft some ragtag … Continue reading

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Ratatouille – A Fortuitous Start

Ra·ta·touille 1. –noun a vegetable stew of Provence, typically consisting of eggplant, zucchini, onions, green peppers, tomatoes, and garlic, served hot or cold. 2. –noun a 2007 computer-animated film produced by Pixar about a rat who dreams of becoming a … Continue reading

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