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About Matthew

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    Dr. Funkenstein
  • Birthday October 22

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  • Gender Male
  • Location San Jose, CA
  • Interests Jazz, Baseball and good writing.

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  1. Happy Birthday ROOSTER!!

    Happy Birthday!
  2. Chuck Berry R.I.P.

    Sad loss of a true rock legend: Chuck Berry RIP
  3. Now reading...

    The Stories of J. F. Powers
  4. Happy Birthday Big Al!

    Gosh, I missed it! A belated happy birthday!!
  5. Now reading...

    G. K. Chesterton: A Biography by Ian Ker. As always with Ian Ker, a well done, professional biography; this one on Chesterton makes a good companion to Ker's bio of John Henry Cardinal Newman. Though, I do find myself getting annoyed with Chesterton's worship of "common sense" -- not everything is quite clear, and obviously true as he makes out at times.
  6. Now reading...

    The Ambassadors by Henry James.
  7. Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai. I always find this an interesting watch.
  8. Island of Lost Souls (1932). Nicest version to my mind, Charles Laughton is very good, and seemingly very young.
  9. Vacation From Marriage aka Perfect Strangers. Nice little movie with Robert Donat (who is one of my favorite actors), Deborah Kerr, and a wonderful Glynis Johns. Mousey married couple at the start of the war, he joins the Royal Navy, she becomes a WREN, they become stronger people, thanks to the military. Now that they are different, will their marriage survive? Handled with a nice, light touch, nothing earthshaking. I wonder how a tired-of-the-war UK viewed the movie? it was made in 1945. Probably wry comments on the premise of the uplifting of life through the benefits of life in the Navy.
  10. Best track you heard all week

    Frank Foster: The House That Love Built. What a beautiful rendition.
  11. What Are You Watching

    The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Like many others, the death of Moore has caused me to revisit TMTMS, and I'm watching with a tinge of melancholy -- it was a wonderfully human show.
  12. R.I.P.Mary Tyler Moore

    My favorite Dick Van Dyke Show picture.
  13. R.I.P.Mary Tyler Moore

    RIP to a great actress
  14. Now reading...

    Jung's Map of the Soul: An Introduction by Murray Stein