Roman Polanski


V.21 No.2 | 1/12/2012
It’s all fun and games until somebody has a nervous breakdown.

Film Review

Carnage

Is Roman Polanski really the best guy to deliver a lecture about bad parenting?

The French play God of Carnage became the toast of Broadway in 2009 when it hit the Great White Way with high-wattage film actors Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, James Gandolfini and Marcia Gay Harden in the lead roles. All four actors ended up nominated for Tony Awards, and the production became one of the longest-running stage plays of the 2000s. Now infamous director Roman Polanski takes a stab at a movie version starring Christoph Waltz, Kate Winslet, John C. Reilly and Jodie Foster. That’s hardly what you’d call a step down in quality from the stage version. But what soars on a stage doesn’t always fly on a movie screen.

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V.20 No.38 |

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The Daily Word in Stephen King, paper money, rape and cafeterias

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Well, duh. Roman Polanski admits he's a rapist. Meanwhile, the federal definition of rape is 80 years old and only applies to women.

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V.19 No.31 |
John Bear

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Sunday morning, clawing nose

Why my cat is evil

I live in Belen and spend a lot of time alone.
After checking out the local club, music and social scene, I bought a cat at the shelter for ten bucks. It was the only way to keep from going crazy with loneliness.
My cat’s name is Scoop. She likes to roll around on newspapers and put her paws on notebooks.
I keep a bucket of fake mice on the coffee table. She likes to pick them up, fling them at my face, fetch them and bring them back. About 150 of the neon rodents lay stockpiled beneath the couch.
The beast compliments my more obsessive compulsive tendencies. She sits at perpendicular angles to the edges of rugs and kneads her paws a set number of times.
It’s been good. She makes a fine companion.
Having said that, she:
* Wakes me up daily at five thirty with a claw and whisker facial.
When I refuse to wake up she:
* Bites my feet.
* Jumps on my face.
* Lets out a trill that would be cute at, say, 3 p.m., but is nerve racking when day is just beginning to creep over the horizon (on little cat feet?).
This morning Scoop Polanskied me. For those of you who haven’t seen “Chinatown,” Roman Polanski makes a brief but memorable cameo in which he sticks a knife up Jack Nicholson’s nose and slices his nostril. Since Scoop lacks opposable thumbs, a knife was out of the question. She chose a hind claw.
Needless to say, I woke up. There’s nothing more depressing than television at 5:30 on a Sunday morning.

V.19 No.27 | 7/8/2010

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The Daily Word 7.19.10: Roman Polanski, Bubble Lounge Shooting and Sandia Man Cave

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V.19 No.28 | 7/15/2010

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The Daily Word 07.12.10: Barefoot Bandit, Roman Polanski, Monkeys with Guns

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The Barefoot Bandit is captured.

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The story of humans turning into goats turned out to be a hoax.

An alligator bit a guy’s hand off.

Polanski is free.

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