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Page 10 POST-GAZETTE, OCTOBER 5, 2012 ~oooooeooooooooooooooooooooooouoooeooooeooooo~ i b_.yy Bob M_. orell__o ! WS. . . more than meets the eye : 000Q00000600000000000000000000000 THE BIG BANG THEORY: FIFTH SEASON (2-Blu-ray+3 DVD) Warner Home Video The geniuses of 'The Big Bang Theory' get thrown for a bell curve _~ all 24 epi- sodes of the phenomenally funny fifth-season of the hit show. The supernova in the television landscape contin- ues to soar as Penny and Leonard's relationship is re- launched in full "beta test" mode. Sheldon, Howard and Raj discover the feminine mystique is something that cannot be easily graphed or calculated. Sheldon makes begrudging amendments to his "Relationship Agree- ment" with his 'friend-who- happens-to-be-a-girl' Amy Farrah Fowler. Raj contem- "~ttes an arranged marriage nd Howard is all-systems- go for both his NASA space launch and wedding to the spirited Bernadette. Also contains three featurettes. Hilarious!!! THE TIGGER MOVIE (1 -Blu-ray+ I DVD) Disney Celebrate family, friend- ship and the eternal magic of childhood with this be- loved Disney classic. Back to delight a whole new genera- tion of fans, "The Tigger Movie" is presented on Blu- ray high definition for the first time ever! Follow Tigger on an epic journey to find other Tiggers in his "family tree." Then share the won- der when after a series of exciting adventures, he dis- covers that families come in all shapes and sizes. The young and the young-at- heart will love this collect- ible masterpiece filled with original songs and the bonus "Special Edition" will be trea- sured by the whole family! THE PITTSBURGH STEELERS: BEHIND THE STEEL CURTAIN (DVD) NFL Films+ Gaiam Vivendi Ent. The Chuck Noll-led, 70's Pittsburgh Steelers were truly a dynasty. In an ll- year span, Noll drafted nine future Pro Football Hall of Famers, won seven division titles and four Super Bowls. The Steelers' image changed forever, from lovable losers to the finest franchise in the National Football League. This DVD goes behind one of the greatest sports dynasties in sports history to show how Noll, Mean Joe Greene, Terry Bradshaw and scores of others came to dominate the NFL in the '70s as the Steel Curtain dropped! LOL CDVD) Lionsgate Miley Cyrus and Demi Moore star in this cute mod- em day technology film that proves -- you can change your status, but not your heart. In a world connected by Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, Cyrus is a teen girl navigating through the peer pressures of high school romance and friendship while dodging her protective mother (Moore) in this fresh, coming-of-age comedy. ED WOOD (Blu-ray) Touchstone Ent. Tim Burton's true-life story of the wackiest film- maker in Hollywood history, Ed Wood. Johnny Depp stars as the high-spirited direc- tor who never let terrible reviews or hostile studio executives derail his big- screen dreams. With an oddball collection of showbiz misfits, Ed takes the art of bad moviemaking to an all- time low. Bill Murray, Sarah Jessica Parker and Martin Landau are hilarious in this warm and witty comedy. Enjoy a multitude of madcap moments! TIGHT (DVD} Wild Eye - MVD Visual Four hot adult movie stars attempt to break into rock 'n' roll under the management of industry superstar Bree Olson to form the first all- girl, former porn star, rock band Tight! The question is, will this gorgeous quartet learn their instruments in time for their first gig or kill each other before they even get there? Join Tight's tour in this sexy, hilarious and humor-filled mockumentary! FUNKYTOWN (DVD) Wolfe Video The King of Disco. The man with a secret life. The rising star eager to get ahead. The music producer desperate for one more hit. In Montreal in 1976, they all wanted to see and be seen at the trendiest club in town and juggled freedom and tra- dition, lovers and family drugs and sobriety, fame and anonymity, in a time when excess was the norm, and disco ruled. A soundtrack complete with classic disco hits as, "Disco Inferno," "Don't Leave Me This Way," "Knock on Wood," "Doctor's Orders," "Hot Stuff," "I Feel Love" and "Funkytown." All sure to create a strain of 'Saturday N!ght Fever'. HAPPY ENDINGS: SECOND SEASON (3-DVD) Sony Pictures Home Ent. The sophomore season of 'Happy Endings" is six best friends navigating life and love in Chicago's hip down- town. Alex and Dave become real friends again, as Jane hilariously tests out her maternal instincts while hubby Brad unwittingly gets a "work wife'. Max actually lands the perfect boyfriend that the gang falls in love with. Meanwhile, Penny struggles with everything from birthday curses to '80s- themed scavenger hunts. Laughs all-around Thank you! t The time has come, the walrus said, TO TALK OF MANY THINGS of shoes and ships and sealing wax of cabbages and kings by Sal Giarratani LOOKED LIKE SOFT SUPPORT FOR HER About a week ago, while getting ready to take a left onto Freeport Street from Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester, I noticed during my red light that there were about 30 or so union work- ers from the Bricklayers Union at the corner by the gas station holding their "Elizabeth Warren" signs for an evening rush hour standout. As I looked at my car's digital clock going from "5:59" to "6:00," every single sign holder just stopped everything, put their signs under their arms and walked across the street to the union building. I guess their support only lasted until the appointed hour of 6:00 pm. I mention this only because on Tuesday, Sep- tember 25, I was part of a standout in East Boston for Scott Brown along with many others. When the time came to shut down the standout, many wanted to stay longer but Brown and his wife had another com- mitment to attend. JUBILEE CELEBRATION IN MATTAPAN Worshippers, politicians and area residents all showed up at Jubilee Christian Church in Mattapan on Sep- tember 28 as Boston's larg- est church celebrated its 30~ anniversary and Bishop Gideon Thompson was hon- ored for 40 years in the min- istry. Thompson first came to Boston back in 1972 to preach at Shawmut Com- munity Church of God on Shawmut Avenue with a congregation of 41 members. In 1978 he began his quest to serve in a much larger church. At first his services were held at the old Bradford Hotel and then at the Strand Theater in Upham's Corner. At Jubilee he achieved that long ago 1978 dream of his as 6,000 people now attend service at his church. Con- grats to Bishop Thompson. JOHN R. SILBER, R.I.P. Longtime B.U. president John R. Silber, has passed away at 86. He came to Bos- ton University from Texas back in 1971 while I was a junior at Boston State Col- lege. He stayed a long time and turned B.U. into a top-notch national univer- sity. In 1990 he even ran for govel~nor against Bill Weld but lost mostly due to his very politically incorrect per- sona. During that campaign, in a TV interview, he chewed off Natalie Jacobson's head over what he considered a stupid question to ask. Years later, when asked if he had regrets about that interview, it was only that it lasted far too long. That interview hurt him, especially among fe- male voters. He was hurt by a remark he made aboutthe elderly and healthcare costs, when he responded by talk- ing about Eskimos saying, "When you're ripe, you got to go.' Lost~the elderly vote with that one ..... I liked him because he was always honest and upfront. He never pandered or kissed you know what. For many years he and I had a series of letters back and forth. I valued that corre- spondence we had with one another. He probably would have made a great governor had he kept his mouth shut longer at times. KITTY KLEARANCE SALE The no-kill Quincy Animal Shelter recently held a "Kitty Klearance Sale" on Saturday, September 29~ and Sunday, the 30th. Adoption reps were available to discuss pet ownership. Currently, the shelter has a record number of kittens in need of loving owners. There were also older cats and dogs up for adoption that day and still are right now. I adopted my older cat "Nica" over two years ago from this shelter and never regretted that de- cision. If you are interested, you can contract the Quincy Animal Shelter at Quincy or call the shelter at 617-376-1349. A GREAT ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI QUOTE TO REMEMBER "Start by doing what's nec- essary; then do what's pos- sible and suddenly you are doing the impossible." Might I add, you might just want to start by adopting a cute little pet to love and before you know it, you'll feel better about everything in life! HONORING DR. TAYLOR OVER IN EASTIE The East Boston Neighbor- hood Health Center has an open invitation to the com- munity in celebration of Dr. James 0. Taylor on the occasion of his retirement and his 42 years of commu- nity service. They have declared October 11 as "Jim Taylor Day." Join the neigh- borhood in celebrating with Dr. Taylor at the health center from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. LOWER END NOW HAS UPPER END COFFEE SHOP Full gentrification has come to South Boston with the news that Starbucks is coming to West Broadway. The old "Quiet Man Pub" next to Broadway Station will soon be serving up all those va- nilla lattes and frappuccinos real soon. Many in Southie say they hoped it was going to be a Dunkin', but take it from this Knight of Dunkin' Donuts, you will love Star= bucks. By the way, whenever I get my mocha frappuccino, I always ask for a real blended banana in it. Oh, I still like Doughboy the best. SOUTHIE REMEMBERS VIETNAM VETERANS Four-star general and also South Boston-born Joe Dun- ford joined many Vietnam veterans who showed up in South Boston on September 16~ for the 31st anniversary of the South Boston Memo- rial at Medal of Honor Park. This was the first war memorial in the country dedicated to Vietnam veter- ans. Southie never forgets its own. Always and forever! As General Dunford told the crowd, "We remember their service, their humor, their friendship and we remember how much we miss them." SEAN FOLAN TV SHOW FUNDRAISER A fundraiser will be held on October 20 at 7:00 pm at the Irish Social Club in West Roxbury with music by Margaret Dalton and Erin's Melody. For more info, call Scan at 857-719-6979. UPCOMING WILBUR EVENTS On October 6, Bob Newhart will be at the Wilbur Theatre and then on October 12, cel- ebrate the real Columbus Day with "Tower of Power Average White Band." For more information, log on to BPD HONORS MOTORCYCLE UNIT'S FALLEN On September 16th, the Boston Police Department marked the 100th anniver- sary of their Mobile Opera- tions Patrol Unit (MOP Unit) with a long procession of motorcycles. Riders gath- ered inside Fenway Park and rode throughout the city to honor the men of the Motor- cycle Unit killed in the line of duty. There have been, thank God, only six deaths in 100 years and each of them was reverently remem- bered. The American Police Motorcycle Museum honored the six police officers by fur- nishing six motorcycles from the years of their deaths. SOUTHERN DISHES TO YOUR LIKING Over in West Roxbury, where I dine often at the West Restaurant, right across Centre Street is the "Red- Eyed Pig" with down home, southern and barbecue food. You'll keep coming back for more. It is difficult not to pig out here. For more informa- tion, call 617-325-1700. OVER AT THE CITI PERFORMANCE ARTS CENTER Coming soon to the Citi is "Chicago" with Christie Brinkley and John O'Hurley. They will be there Novem- ber 1-4 for shows not to miss. Meanwhile, Jerry Seinfeld will be there live on Novem- ber 17. For more informa- tion, go to FIRST ANNUAL ALZHEIMER'S AUTO SHOW "Hot Rods for a Cure for Alzheimer's First Annual Car Show" on October 6. It takes place at Atria Marina Place and Marina Bay Skilled Nursing and Rehab- ilitation Center from noon to 3:00 pm. There will be a great '50's band playing those great oldies. Trophies for best cars and don't for- get the Quincy Police canine demo. Seaport Drive in Marina Bay, Quincy.