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Bruce, Movies, And Amazing Events

February 27, 2017

Bruce, a close friend of mine since our broadcasting days in 1982, observed decades ago that we were witnessing events that simply could not be made up.  From the impeachment process for President Bill Clinton to the many weeks of waiting for the legal gears to move in order to name an eventual presidential winner in 2000.   Almost every time we get together there is a verbal reminder about how much happens in the world that is just way out of the ordinary.

Last night as James and I were at the end of the Academy Awards show from Los Angles I blurted out “God, I wish Bruce was here!”  The simply unbelievable ending to the broadcast made me so very much aware, once again, that Bruce’s statement is still accurate.

For years Bruce and I met for films and would even come up with our own predictions for the Oscars. We even predicted how many hours the broadcast would air.  We were very into the Oscars!  We both loved the movies and the way they made social statements or simply carried the viewer into another place for a couple of hours.   The years have passed and I make more political predictions than ones for the movies, and Bruce spends time with his musical group.  But our love of movies remain.  That will be one thing that never changes–even though the world seems to offer up plenty of the most amazing events.

Such as last night at the Oscars!

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  1. Bruce permalink
    February 27, 2017 1:32 PM

    Yes, I was thinking the same thing as I watched the Oscar broadcast last night. Our long standing tradition of witnessing and commenting on all things crazy and unpredictable is alive and well!

    Whether it’s entertainment, politics, world events, or even the weather (68 degrees in February?), the best Hollywood scriptwriters would be kicked out of the business if they dared to dream up what reality continues to throw at us.

    Mark Twain probably said it best:

    “Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t.”

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