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PCR #214  (Vol. 5, No. 18)  This edition is for the week of April 26--May 2, 2004.

Florida’s Commuter Airlines from the 1960’s to the 1980’s: Part One
 by Will Moriaty
"The Punisher"
 by Mike Smith
"The Punisher"  by Nolan B. Canova
Tambay Film Festival, Neck Aches, Horror Movies, Etc.
 by Andy Lalino
Cable Channels Fighting For An Identity (and Viewers)....Couch Potato Quick Takes
 by Vinnie Blesi
Politics: The World of Two Extremes....Put It In Your Planner....Save The Ship....Who Needs Indy?
 by Brandon Jones
Coming Soon....A Nice Cape....A Salute....What About "The Night Chicago Died"?....Cool Venues....Meet The Beatles, Part 14
 by Mike Smith
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Attention Conservatives and Liberals: You are NOT always right. Yeah, I know. Oh, I’m what? One of them?

Yes I am. A Moderate. Sure, there is a gradient scale with the Conservatives on one end and the Liberals on the other. Of course, none of the candidates will admit to those labels. If fact, there is a liberal scale devised for voting analysis and John Kerry was number one on the liberal chart. Number One! He denies being Liberal.

Of course, the most frustrating part of all of this is the name calling: “those Moderates”, “the ones in the middle” – completely dismissing the concept that their party could be wrong. Both sides use name calling regularly and it’s just pathetic. No, I don’t have thin skin, it doesn’t make me weep. It’s just sad.

Rush compares Kerry’s hiding behind the “skirts” in his camp to the terrorists hiding behind their children (Tuesday’s show) while even our own Matt D. refers to the comments out of the “mouths of the insane” or calling them “morons.” I don’t have the energy to even start on Michael Moore.

I read an article recently that discusses the successful economy (from the Bush perspective) and the decaying economy (from the Kerry perspective) and frankly, they’re both right and both wrong. It’s insulting for Bush to not address the exit plan from Iraq and the finances involved and it’s equally nauseating for Kerry to create his own version of the “misery index” to suits his means.

Don’t try to sway by claiming that they are “lying” to me! They always lie to me. Clinton couldn’t tell me the truth and I was screaming for him to just come clean. (Ew, sorry, poor choice of words.)

The candidates that stand more in the middle of different issues will never get the support from their party to get a nomination. Swaying my vote is not about who served where and when 20-30 years ago. Iraq is not Vietnam, but it IS a mess – so, tell me how to fix it. This isn’t mudslinging, it’s just pathetic. What a joke we must be to other countries.

Who will I vote for? I don’t know. Since no one wants to address real issues, it’s going to be awhile for me to decide.


Trying to remember something? Use your day planner or creative a daily “to-do” list. This is a great and effective way to remember things. Of course, if you’re going to rob a bank, maybe not such a great idea.

Ask John Sarver, he pleaded guilty to robbing six banks. When authorities searched his home, they found a “to-do” list entry of “rob bank.” The rest is history. I just want to note that, had I inserted this or wrote this into a screenplay or movie, I’d be pasted. Reality is much more insane that fiction.


USA Today posted a survey which revealed that fans are in a frenzy to prevent the cancellation of “Enterprise”, the latest Star Trek send-up. I read on and saw that “Arrested Development” is second. “AD” (You have to use abbreviations these days) is a comedy with dialogue driven jokes and insightfulness – yes, it’s over the heads of the masses. Similar to the lackluster response of Christopher Guest films, the public just doesn’t get it.

Sorry, wasn’t I talking about Star Trek or something…I guess that makes my point.


I read the script for “Indiana Jones IV” and thought, “thank God they’re not going to make this film.” That was over two years ago and it is all over the internet now. The plans for the sequel keep hitting snags, but I’ve read over and over that it does NOT involve the hunt for Noah’s Ark.

Now the real life adventure begins as a U.S. and Turkey venture has gotten the greenlight. Twenty people will climb over 17,000 feet in search of the storied relic. During the press conference, and I quote: “We are not excavating it. We are not taking any artifacts. We're going to photograph it and, God willing, you're all going to see it.” Didn’t they learn from “Raiders”, I’ve got my eyes closed already.

That’s all for now. I’ll keep it short and pithy saving my other ramblings for the message boards.

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