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Page 10 POST-GAZETTE, JANUARY 24, 2014 I!iiiiii " 'iI i; iiiii l i**"'"**" The timehas come, the walrus said, , TO TALK OF MANY THINGS Plj'r'|-I " meets the eye :l of shoes and ships and sealing wax of cabbages and kings I q,. ... more man by Sal Giarratani OOeeOOQOeOOeOOOOOIOOOOSOOOOOe@OOOO@O00| PARK THE CAH IN to go it alone." This email Another friend of mine PRIDE AND PREJUDICE: KEEPSAKE EDITION (2=Blu-ray) Lionsgate Home Ent. Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice' has taken its place as one of the greatest tele- vision productions of all time, thanks to A&E & BBC's adaptation. With a master- ful script, deft direction and star-making performances from Colin Firth and Jenni- fer Ehle, viewers are trans- ported to Georgian England, where affairs of the heart are an exquisite game and marriage the ultimate prize. But, Elizabeth Bennet -- spirited, independent and one of five unmarried sisters is determined to wed for love, not money or privilege. Experience one of the great- est love stories ever told with this 'Keepsake Edition.' SESAME STREET: BE A GOOD SPORT (DVD) Warner Bros. Home Ent. When Elmo takes a game of Hot Potato too seriously, he hurts Abby's feelings. Can Leela help Elmo learn that winning isn't every- thing? Remember, winning is exciting, but it is impor- tant to remember how your opponent feels when you win. Then it's on to the court for some hoops! Abby uses magic to help Elmo's basketball skills, but is being good better than being himself? The Clippers' Blake Griffin talks about "champions" and includes 'Elmo the Mu- sical Athlete,' 'The Worm Games' and more in 2+ hours of fun. COLLISION (Blu-ray) Lionsgate Home Ent. On their honeymoon in Morocco, a couple ventures out on a day trip through the Sahara desert. Unbeknownst to her husband Scott (Frank Grillo), Taylor (Jaimie Alex- ander) has been plotting to murder him with the help of her lover. But the plan goes terribly wrong and the newlyweds find themselves stranded in the middle of the remote desert. To get out of the desert unscathed, they have no choice but to join forces. Their journey is soon fraught with twists and turns, lies and betrayals, revealing nothing happens by chance. APRIL FOOLS/THE WAR BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN/WHO IS HARRY KELLERMAN (DVD) CBS Home Ent. CBS has released three vintage movies this month. THE APRIL FOOLS stars screen legends Jack Lemmon and Catherine Deneuve in this delightful, romantic comedy. This ur- ban adventure truly demon- strates the power of great love and great entertain- ment. THE WAR BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN is a hi- larious comedy, just in time for Valentine's Day, follows Peter (Lemmon), a near- sighted cartoonist who ab- hors women, children, and dogs but falls for Terri (Bar- bara Harris), the divorcee who comes bag and baggage with all three. Peter and Terri couldn't be more wrong for one another right? WHO IS HARRY KELLER- MAN and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me? The film follows Georgie Soloway (Dustin Hoffman), who successfully writes love songs, but ironically cannot love others, or himself. He spends his days dreaming of suicide and trying to track down a man named Harry Kellerman, who had been spreading outrageous lies about him. Also starring Barbara Harris in her Oscar-nominated role as Allison Densmore. CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 (3D Blu-ray) Sony Pictures Home Ent. Inventor Flint Lockwood thought he saved the world when he destroyed his most infamous invention a ma- chine that turned water into food causing cheeseburger rain and spaghetti tornadoes. But Flint soon learns that his invention survived and is now combining food and animals to create "foodi- malsI" Flint and his friends embark on an adventurously mouth-watering mission to battle hungry tacodiles, shrimpanzees, hippotato- muses, cheesepiders and other foodimals to save the world again! Blu-ray ver- sion has four deleted scenes, and a Foodimal-Funimal App. THE PRINCESS TWINS OF LEGENDALE (DVD) Lionsgate Home Ent. Join the enchanted adven- ture about Princess Dawn, a girl who dreams of a world beyond the land of Eternal Daylight. Certain that the forbidden Night World holds the key to her past, Dawn embarks on a mystical moonlit adventure and dis- covers that the two worlds were divided by an evil sor- ceress. The kingdom's only hope is revealed when Dawn encounters her twin sister Ever, and they realize that they alone hold the power to unite the kingdom. With spellbinding music by the award-winning singer and songwriter Kara DioGuardi, 'The Princess Twins of Legendale' will capture your heart -- day and night! Spe- cial features include five Bratzillaz bonus episodes. What Happens When You - ! Nothing: For information on advertising in the Post-Gazette, call 617-227-8929. IIARVARB YARD? A few weeks back, I read an opinion piece in a couple of local weekly news- papers concerning parking stickers. The columnist made a sug- gestion that could make money and reduce the num- ber of cars on our streets. She suggested charging folks $50 a year for a neighbor- hood parking sticker. A sec- ond car in the household would be charged $150. The writer goes on to say that with our city neighborhoods all near public transit, this strategy could discourage folks from owning cars. Talk about (discourage), I am not happy that isn't it bad enough city residents have to sign up for parking stickers to begin with. I live in Eastie, if I go to visit friends in Charlestown, find- ing a parking spot some- times takes me across the High Bridge looking for a spot near Filippo Ristorante and then walking back across the bridge to City Square. In all transparency, I've only done this once. Liberals love trying to force folks out of their cars to save the environment. Cars are a necessity these days and we all know it. Stop trying to squeeze more money out of us. The cows are all going dry. COAKLEY, BAKER AND THE MINIMUM WAGE Recently, Martha Coakley knocked Republican Charlie Baker over the minimum wage issue as the battle for Governor has begun in ear- nest or in this case on email. She stated that Baker "would side with big corporations and leave working families was the first time she took on Baker since launching her campaign. Baker has apparently declined to sup- port a current bill in the State Senate which would raise the minimum wage to $11 an hour by 2016 and tie future hikes to inflation. Coakley is seemingly try- ing to sound like an eco- nomic populist in her Demo- cratic nomination battle against front runner Steve Grossman and several other Democrats who are running for governor this year. Personally, I think creat- ing jobs for more workers in this chronic jobless economy should be the first priority of candidates on the ballot this fall. You need a job first before worrying about an hourly minimum wage, don't you? WHO WILL REPLACE WALSH IN HOUSE Now that Marty Walsh is now Mayor Walsh, there is yet another special election for his vacant 13th Suffolk House seat that covers much of Dorchester and the Montclair neighborhood of Quincy. The latest candidate to hold his Campaign Kick- Off was Dan Hunt who began his nomination form drive last Saturday over at the Phillips Old Colony on Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester. I have known his dad Jim Hunt for years since Jim was active on the City of Boston Credit" Union board. Back in the day, elec- tions for the credit union were taken as serious busi- ness. My father who worked for 36 years at Boston City Hospital always took me with him to vote at the old City Hall back as a kid. Jim O'Toole from Cedar Grove is also running for this seat. More are also running for the March 4th primary and April 1st election. Hunt ap- peared hunting well for votes across the Neponset River as I met Joe Doyle, the chair of the Ward 3 Quincy Demo- cratic City Committee. GREAT BILLBOARD MESSAGE I noticed a great billboard message while stuck in rush hour traffic on Stuart Street in the Boston's Theater District right by Tremont Street. It was sponsored by Citi Bank and simply stated, "You need talent to be good and passion to be great." How true! VANDALS DEFACE STREETCARS AT GREEN LINE STATION News that two historic streetcars always parked on an old rail spur at Boylston Station were recently defaced and that the Transit Police are hop- ing to catch the so-called artists who did the graffiti. The vandalism reportedly took place between 1:00 am and 5:00 am. From the look at the work done, it took some time. Isn't there a fence between the inbound platform and where these streetcars have been for years? How did the graffiti artists gain access? DID YOU KNOW? In the history of the Bos- ton City Council, there have only ever been two women out of 71 council Presidents since 1910. The two are Louise Day Hicks from South Boston and Maureen Fenney from Dorchester. News Briefs (Continued from Page i) If you don't know about those "Billy Jack" movies, you need to get them on Netflix or someplace else. By the way, as I said he was quite the liberal actor and he was actually on the bal- lots in several state prima- ries running for president in 1992, 2004 and 2008. I never voted for him but did like his movies. Progressive Wing of Democrats? I caught a brief news story in the Boston Globe about a group of progressive Demo- crats who were diehard sup- porters of Elizabeth Warren for president in 2016. They believe Warren is best posi- tioned to push the Demo- crats to the left and have or- ganized a group called Pro- gressive Change Campaign Committee. I thought the Democrat Party was already a progressive wing? This group actually thinks the Democrats are too centrists. What rock has this group been hiding under? The Democrats have become the party of entitlements. Costs are no problems. After all, liberals are always ready to spend someone else's morley, usually our hard earned money. Judge OKs Email Acess Over Ariz. Law A federal judge has given foes of Arizona's anti-immi- gration law access to emails, memos and letters between supporters of the law and state lawmakers to see if there are racial overtones in the messages. One of the supporters of this immigra- tion law called the court ruling an "invidious fishing expedition ... it's broad and vastly intrusive and inter- feres with our First Amend- ment liberties to interact with public officials." This Guy is No Perry Mason The California Supreme Court has granted a law license to a man living in this country illegally for over 20 years; a ruling lib- erals hope will open the door to illegals seeking profes- sions such as law or medi- cine. The court decision was unanimous, meaning Sergio Garcia who came to this country illegally as a teen, attended law school and passed the state bar can begin practicing law. A law- yer is an official of the court and is bound by the law but remains in this country illegally. I hope I am not the only one who sees this stupidity. Does any other country in the world allow such a thing to happen? Does it even make sense? California re- cently approved a law autho- rizing the state to give law licenses to illegals. What part of the word "illegal," don't state lawmakers get? They're Coming to Take Him Away I get a good laugh when I see Al Sharpton, the seem- ingly racial spewing hustler, whose apparent venom is welcomed at MSNBC dressed up in his official white lab coat when he talks about global warming and climate change. I guess he thinks if he looks intelligent, what he says will sound intelligent. It doesn't. He looks like "Mr. Wizard" back when i was a kid. Nope, don't call the NAACP or start a march, my Mr. Wizard wore a white lab coat not a sheet.