I watched the classic film, “A Pocketful of Miracles” last night. It’s one of my favorite stories of all time and the character interaction, the acting and the direction (by Frank Capra)are all outstanding. It’s the story of Apple Annie (Bette Davis), a Broadway street vendor and Dave the Dude (Glen Ford) a local mob boss with a big dream. Annies sells Dave the Dude her lucky apples and his businesses (shady of course) are all successful. I don’t want to give away the story so I won’t say anything more, but LISTEN TO ME – GO GET THIS MOVIE AND WATCH IT THIS WEEKEND.
Some of the cast: Bette Davis, Glen Ford, Peter Falk, Hope Lange, and the debut of Anne Margaret.
I watch TV regularly, so I see certain commercials on a pretty regular basis. I have a new love/hate list.
The “Mother’s Day” Publix (local supermarket chain) commercial showing 3 dads and their kids preparing a special breakfast for their moms is sweet. I stop to watch every time it comes on. (stopping on a dime get’s more difficult with age – it’s comedy watching me jerk to see the commercial if I was doing something else and my chiropractor loves it)
I hate the commercial that explains that one would need 2 trucks to pull 20 trillion pounds unless you use the “whatever truck they’re advertising” with the enclosed pull thingie (cue to a guy showing us the enclosed thingie). Do most truck buyers across the country actually haul shit? In Atlanta, most truck owners use their trucks to 1. block the highways during rush hour, 2. make it difficult for non-truck people to back out of parking spaces, and 3. generally block the view of people driving behind or besides them so.
I pick Melinda Doolittle to win Idol this year. She’s an amazing talent. People may hate the show so: Turn it off – there are other channels to watch and other things to do. I don’t understand the people who “vote for the worst” – why screw up someone’s chance for something you claim to hate? Sabrina was voted off waaaay to early because of the bullshit.