[Reel Infatuation Blogathon] Not Incompetent, Irrelevant, and Immaterial! The Case of the Crush-Worthy DA

My final post for this year’s Reel Infatuation Blogathon!

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Integrity is not considered an aphrodisiac. It is usually given a place-setting at the moral banquet, but rarely makes an appearance during discussions of sex-appeal. 

Rebels dominate this conversation. Six-pack abs and an air of danger are optional; attitude isn’t. But rebels, like all culturally celebrated things, don’t need my words in order to shine. They are ubiquitous in the American pop culture landscape. Finding them attractive and charming is not only acceptable, but, by this point, to be expected. It is, dare I say, the norm.

This brief post is my attempt at adding a faint notch in the other, largely overlooked column.

Here are ten bullet-pointed reasons why I have a crush on Hamilton Burger (William Talman), the beleaguered District Attorney on Perry Mason, who is the embodiment of the phrase I’m just doing my job. And his job–that of putting away criminals–is a worthy one. He’s not a hitman or kitten killer. He…

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[Reel Infatuation Blogathon] Dear Mr. Kolchak

Another piece I did for the Reel Infatuation Blogathon, wherein I sing the praises of Carl Kolchak.

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Dear Mr. Kolchak,

You don’t know who I am, but I’ve been following your career. Not the public side of it, although the articles that make it to print in newspapers across the country are fine. You’re a talented newsman, no matter what you write about. I know that your editor at the INS forces your hand. It’s understandable why he wants to play it safe. I don’t really blame him. Or, at least I wouldn’t if you weren’t so good at the other thing. You’ve really a natural calling, and, well, thank god. Thank god, because there are so few people willing to do what you do, and fewer still who do it as well.

You’re probably wondering how I know about this shadow vocation of yours. I can’t say, of course. I’m confident that you’ll appreciate my need for circumspection. I also hope you will accept my word of honor that I’m not…

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Here Are the Next Two Reel Infatuation Blogathon Banners!

More banners for June’s Reel Infatuation Blogathon!

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As promised, here are banners three and four for the 2017 Reel Infatuation Blogathon! Keep your eyes out for the final two banners.

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Have you signed up for the blogathon yet? It’s not too late! Go here for more information.

See you in June.

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Announcing the 2017 Reel Infatuation Blogathon!

Hey, just so you know…The Reel Infatuation Blogathon is back. Please join us!

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Sometimes an experience is so much fun that you cannot wait to do it again. This impulse is one of the reasons why people keep revisiting amusement parks and beaches, museums and restaurants. The comfort of the familiar, when hitched to the promise of a fresh, unpredictable variation, is pretty thrilling to the average human.

We’re no different. Thus…

while a blogathon is marvelous, a yearly blogathon is one step  better on the scale from here to fabulous!

On that note, along with my co-hostess with the mostest, Ruth of Silver Screenings, I’m happy to announce the return of the Reel Infatuation Blogathon!

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It’s time to sharpen your pencils and start thinking about your favorite character crushes. They can come from film, television, or books. Remember: the character is the thing. We want to hear about specific character crushes, not generically dreamy performers. To learn more…

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What Are You Reading in August?

Do you believe in the concept of beach reads? I don’t. Not for me, anyway! My habits are fairly solid year-round.

I’ve been burning through books the last few weeks, which, coming on the heels of a few slow-ish reading months, is such a nice (and familiar) feeling.

Since 1st August, I’ve finished:

  • Andy Warhol: A Biography by Wayne Koestenbaum
  • Elsa Schiaparelli: A Biography by Meryle Secrest

I’m currently reading:

  • The Andy Griffith Show by Richard Kelly
  • The Witch of Lime Street: Seance, Seduction, and Houdini in the Spirit World by David Jaher
  • Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley by Charlotte Gordon

To be read by 31st August:

  • The Human Age: The World Shaped by Us by Diane Ackerman
  • Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration by Ed Catmull
  • And a few more books still to be determined

Which book on your list do you most look forward to finishing?

Please share with me in the comments.

Happy reading!

Dah-lings! Reel Infatuation Blogathon Coming Soon

It’s almost here! Please join us.

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Whee! The Reel Infatuation blogathon will be here in a couple of weeks!

This is a blogathon where we dish about our secret (or not-so-secret) film or book character crushes – past or present. Click HERE for the original announcement and list of participants.

If you, like us, have trouble picking one fictional character, you can choose two or three!

We’d love to hear your choice in the comments below.

See you June 13-17!

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