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Always Look on The Bright Side of Life

For those of you who appreciate the humor of Monty Python’s Life of Brian, I bring you the following little ditty to brighten up your day.

And for those of you that actually want the MP3 of said tune, you may find it here for a limited time.

The End of An Era – The Last Season of 24

Last week, the rumors about the impending cancellation of 24 became truth.  This season–the eighth–will be the last one for what is my favorite television show. The show was pioneering with its real-time format, and in the first five seasons, some of the plot twists were truly unexpected.

I will certainly miss the show, but the last three seasons have admittedly been alternately good and bad, action-packed and ponderous.  While this season has had some excellent character development in the relationship between Jack Bauer and Renee Walker, it has also introduced one of the the worst 24 subplots involving Dana Walsh, played by Katee Sackhoff.

This season has shown the limits of a drama that has reached a certain maturity in its story.  Basically, the writers have been hard pressed to come up with a new challenge to Jack Bauer.  Add to that its increasing cost and a desire to take the show to the big screen, and the decision makes sense.

So, it is with a heavy heart that I will take in the rest of Season 8.  I look forward to the finale and other happy returns in the theater.  Besides, imagine how much more foul-mouthed Jack could be on the big screen?

Weekend Arts & Entertainment

I took in a variety of various entertainment options this weekend with my better half.  It was a great way to spend the weekend.

  • Hot Tub Time Machine
    • On Saturday night, we took in the showing of Hot Tub Time Machine at the Landmark Harbor East.  For a nostalgic and hilarious look-back on the 1980s that is highly entertaining, go see this movie.  Rob Corrdry was the scene stealer in this movie, but the squirrel comes in as a close second.
  • Gertrude’s at the BMA
    • Brunch at Gertrude’s was tasty, and the menu had a delicious selection of good eats.  I had a cup of the Cream of Crab and had the Eggs Gertrude–a variation on Eggs Benedict with broiled crabcakes on the English muffin.  A delicious precursor to touring the museum.
  • Cezanne and American Modernism
    • Following brunch, we took in the Cezanne exhibit at the BMA.  The exhibit shows some of his works alongside those American painters where his influence was quite profound.  Again, a very enjoyable afternoon, with the exception of the rather loud (and new) audio tour guides used by other patrons.  Still, I recommend seeing the exhibit and also viewing the other items in the rest of the museum’s collection.
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