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I told him to clean up!

I told him to clean up!

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Ya gotta love this picture!

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Went to see the Bees movie tonite.  As this is one of my favorite books of all time, I was somewhat skeptical that it could live up to the book and figured that the casting of Alicia Keys, Queen Latifah would be too much star power and detract from the story.  I had no concerns about Dakota Fanning filling the part of Lily – I knew that was a perfect fit the first time I heard she had the role. I was impressed with the job Paul Betany did playing Lily’s father – nailed it.  I thought all the sisters were good, particularly May and thought Jennifer Hudson played her part very well.  The setting was much as I had imagined it, although I don’t recall that the house was a two-story, but perhaps so.

If you haven’t listened to or read the book yet, do yourself a favor and get a copy of the audiobook narrated by Jenna Lamia – she puts the perfect voice to Lily.

All in all, I give it up two thumbs up – great acting, great production.

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Seeing lots of ads tonight on the eve of the election by www.goptrust.com trying to scare people by linking Obama to Rev. Wright. Seeing these ads repeat over and over again on CNN and MSNBC and probably overwhelmingly on FOX.  Disgusting – they can’t win on their own good ideas for the country so they have to keep tossing out the same ol’ tired rhetoric of divisiveness and hate.   Not gonna work this time boys and girls.  I predict a landslide for Obama,  which I think is great, because it signifies a repudiation of the past 8 years and everything that has gone haywire in this country.

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