Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson

Nigel Bruce's portrayal of of Dr. Watson on the Sherlock Holmes movies did not fit the original stories: the famous side-kick was less of a bumbler than Bruce's character. However, the actor did such a superb job of making the role his own that it is his personna that likely will be burned into Sherlock fans' memories. Just a wonderful job of acting.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Richard Diamond just got knocked out by a gun but in The Eddie Burke Case. Is anyone surprised?

Thursday, November 10, 2011

We preachers are prone to "quote at" texts - that is, to paraphrase them, or just to get close to the text. I wonder if we are as satisfied to "get close to" the doctrines contained in them.
There was a school sign on the way to work this morning with the Word of the Week: Courage - "the ability to do that which frightens you." That is true some of the time, but sometimes that would be merely a definition of foolishness, if we are wise enough to be frightened by that which is frightful.

Business selfishness needs to have some restrictions

I definitely think that governmental regulations get out of hand oftentimes and needlessly stifle the economy and hinder legitimate business enterprises. However, I also know that businessmen, if not restricted, would be utterly self-serving and would do whatever promoted their own interests, no matter how many other people it hurt. Yes, some regulations are necessary.
One of the books in Jack Benny's library: "Gertrude Eichelberger, Girl Plumber".

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Did you know that it is a settled fact of law that there is a difference in significance between a paper clip and a staple? One is recognized as indicating a temporary situation and the other permanence.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

The freedom of any country boils down to the police and the military. They must do their jobs, but they must be strictly controlled so that they do ONLY their jobs.