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“ADRIANA”

Many of us could see this coming: Adriana‘s demise (last night’s “The Sopranos,” Episode 64, “Long Term Parking“). Also, most of which was anticipated, at least, by me: Tony Soprano moving back in with Carmela — meeting approval with Carmela and her asking price — and Little Carmine (“We’re in a fuckin’ stagmire!”) rolling over […]

OPINIONS ARE (THE SOPRANOS & ONLINE COMMENTS)

Opinions are who we are. About much of anything, everything, particularly as to tastes in visuals, audio and sensory appeal, or, lack of appeal, depending. But, you know that already. More of that opinion thing (what you know already). Allowing someone else to make a point, though, or just ruminate, about what they know already […]

WORLD HAS GOT ME DOWN

I’m working on a story about a man in a shower. I had a dream about a man in a shower the other night and then I thought there was a man in the shower with me for a briefly startled moment the other morning afterward. A friend of mine used to call me whenever […]

NO ONE KNOWS WHAT ‘SAFE’ IS

From: “WILLIAM GOLDMAN HAS NO SECRETS” William Goldman, screenwriter, in speech at the WGA Theater, March 2003, with Moderator, WGAw member and journalist F.X. Feeney FEENEY: Maybe you don’t remember exactly how it came to you, but in Marathon Man there’s that awful, beautiful line where the dentist says, “Is if safe?” It’s such a […]