December 18, 2017

Thoughts on the 85th Oscars

I just finished watching the 85th Academy Awards. Seth MacFarlane’s jokes were lame and most of the musical numbers were over the top. The highlight of the evening was Shirley Bassey singing Goldfinger to commemorate 50 years of James Bond. At 76, she still has the pipes. On a Bond related note, Adele won her first Academy […]

Thoughts on The CT School Shootings

How does one begin to comment about the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut? What can one say about the slaughter of 28 people, 20 of them young children? Well, let me try if I can. Like everyone else, I am profoundly saddened, dismayed and bewildered by what happened today. My thoughts […]

Thoughts on National Same-Sex Kiss Day at Chick-fil-A

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Aaron Goldstein on 8.3.12 @ 1:16PM If same-sex couples want to kiss in front of Chick-fil-A restaurants around the country then by all means go for it. Bless your little hearts. Exercise your first amendment rights as you see fit. I look forward to future National Same-Sex Kiss […]

Thoughts on the 84th Oscars

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Aaron Goldstein on 2.27.12 @ 12:25AM The 84th Academy Awards concluded a short time ago. The Artist won four Oscars including Best Picture while Michel Hazanavicius won Best Director, Jean Dujardin won Best Actor and Ludovic Bource won Best Original Score. I was suprised to learn Bource had […]

Six Random Thoughts on the Presidential Race

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By W. James Antle, III on 2.3.12 @ 4:14PM 1. Mitt Romney needs to avoid giving his critics easy ammunition. The controversies over “I like firing people” and not being concerned about the poor are totally unfair. They are also totally predictable and involve phrases it should be […]

Thoughts on the 84th Academy Award Nominations

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Aaron Goldstein on 1.24.12 @ 11:53AM The Academy Award nominations just came out this morning. Of the nine films nominated, I’ve only seen Moneyball and had the same problems with it as I had with the book. Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill received Best Actor and Best […]

Thoughts on Huckabee’s GOP Forum

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Aaron Goldstein on 12.4.11 @ 1:59AM Kudos to Mike Huckabee for bringing together the GOP candidates (save for Jon Huntsman) for a forum on his Fox News Channel show. Each candidate was asked an extensive set of questions by three Republican State Attorney Generals – Ken Cuccinelli […]

Some Thoughts on “Thanks”

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Reid Smith on 11.24.11 @ 10:00AM When we say “thanks,” we offer an expression of our gratitude. The following can best be described as my humble expression on behalf of a friend who served our country — who has dedicated himself to an important cause, and one […]

Thoughts on Natalie Wood

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Aaron Goldstein on 11.20.11 @ 7:59PM With much fanfare, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s office reopened its investigation on Friday into the 1981 drowning of actress Natalie Wood. I still remember hearing about Wood’s disappearance and eventual demise on CBC Radio. At the time, I wasn’t familiar […]

Debate Thoughts

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Ross Kaminsky on 10.12.11 @ 12:46PM Those of you who want to read my thoughts on all the candidates’ performances in last night’s Bloomberg/Washington Post Republican presidential debate (transcript) can find them at this link. For now, however, I’d like to focus on the three front-running candidates: […]