Tough Times Part 3

Easter 2020. Well, this is the most weird Easter celebration of my life. All family celebrations and gatherings are canceled. We are now 4 weeks in lock down modus and everyone’s convinced the measures will be extended next week by the National Security Council. But hey, there are also some benefits: empty streets, no traffic jams, no chemtrails, the pandemic has cleaned the polluted skies.

I’m spending a lot of time in the studio during the day and in the evening I’m catching up some series and movies. I recently watched 10 seasons of Larry David’s ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’. Larry David stars as a fictionalised version of himself in one of the funniest comedy series ever. He also created the television series ‘Seinfeld’, together with Jerry Seinfeld.

Today was a big disappointment. The Easter Bunny, a folkloric figure in this part of the world, didn’t show up to bring me chocolate Easter eggs. I don’t know if it’s related with the Covid-19 situation or Jimi who’s on guard in the garden. After staying inside for months he can now check out the garden. So far, he seems to like it out there and thank goodness, zero escape attempts.

Enjoy this beautiful day, my friends, wherever you are. Peace, love and understanding.

Pretzels

“These pretzels are making me thirsty.” This is one of the first popular lines to emerge from the sitcom Seinfeld. The New York Post listed the “pretzels” line as one of “Seinfeld’s 25 greatest contributions to the English language.” Seinfeld is my favourite sitcom in television history.Temperatures will drop below 30 degrees Celsius next Wednesday. Hooray! It’s about time… This heat is making me thirsty and leaving me longing for ice cream.

Enjoy this beautiful day, my friends, wherever you are. Peace, love and understanding.

Enough Said

Enough Said: I’m a romantic fool. I should hang my head in shame for having let this particular movie stay under my personal radar last year. And you should hang your head in shame for falling asleep watching this movie, Mr. Bowie! This melancholy movie will make you laugh and leave you in tears. Enough Said is a romantic comedy about middle-aged parents with broken relationships and kids about to leave home. It’s a romantic comedy that is romantic and funny and I mean really funny. The film stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Gandolfini (in one of his final roles), Toni Collette, Catherine Keener, Ben Falcone, and Toby Huss. The film is written and directed by Nicole Holofcener. I loved Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Elaine Benes in Seinfeld, and James Gandolfini for everything he’s been in.

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Enough Said happens to be the second-to-last film with James Gandolfini in the cast. He died in June 19, 2013 from a heart attack at age 51. James Gandolfini will appear next September in the film The Drop, adapted from a Dennis Lehane story. The film is directed by Michaël R. Roskam, a Belgian film director known for Bullhead (2011). Bullhead was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2012.

Now excuse me, there’s someone knocking on my door. Could that be Julia Louis-Dreyfus? Okay, I’m a romantic fool…

Morning Briefing

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How to tell when you are finished reading the newspaper. Don’t be offended, Blondie. You’re done reading the newspaper. Let’s hope it just means that Mr. Bowie wants your attention and you can stay for coffee and dessert. But judging by the look on his face…

“It’s amazing that the amount of news that happens in the world every day always just exactly fits the newspaper.” – Jerry Seinfeld

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