Thursday, March 17, 2016


For St. Patrick's Day. Our celebrations used to include consuming green bagels fresh from Western Bagel Bakery and my drawing St. Patrick and assorted snakes for my better half's elementary school classes, whereupon he'd have the kids make papal mitre headgear out of newspapers and drive the "snakes" out of the classroom. (For Scottish celebrations, he had the little kids toss cardboard mailing tubes that substituted for Scottish cabers. Very humorous to have all Latino kids in assorted Highland Games.) But he's now retired, so... behold below, a review of Darby O'Gill and the Little People by an actual Irish lad who, albeit cheekily, agrees with me that this is the scariest film ever made...imagine, a wailing personification of Death appearing at your door to take your loved ones away forever...scared the crap out of me when I was young:

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