Good evening. On the, more familiar by the day, 4:30PM out of the City. My usual tail is off today. So Clive Owen, who also disembarks from my stop, is here. More on him later.
Chris Cooper is here. He’s sitting in a seat on the upper deck. For those of you unfamiliar with Mr. Cooper’s work, he is an everyman actor. You have seen him in almost everything. His most prominent roles include American Beauty and the handler for Treadstone in the first Bourne movie. He is hauling a huge briefcase, probably full of scripts. He’s reading Variety magazine as he contemplates the state of the industry.
Die Hard Bears Fan is here, seated about eight seats back. If you have been following my travel FB posts prior to blogissness, you may remember this classically fed, straight out of an SNL Wendt-Farley-Myers skit, fellow commuter. He has been working out and dieting, banning cheese from his intake in solidarity for the Monsters of the Midway. He has lost a complete half-back, which we all hope gets selected in a fourth-round draft pick for next season.
Margaret Cho is here. The comedienne-actress is the poster child for health-consiousness and judicious use of reconstructive surgery.
Ms. Cho has a date – a short, bearded, dwarvish Jewish man. All I can see is his wool, plaid but grey-green yalmuka. They look happy together. Good for them!
Clive Owen is here. He is watching me. Well, he isn’t directly, but I am looking at this with fresh eyes now.
My very conservative friends, and my government watchdog friends on the left, both agree (how about that!) that the current Administration hasn’t really held back seemingly Draconian measures stemming from the 2002 USA Patriot Act and its extensions. Being a Person-Of-Intent looking fellow, and my proven observational skills, I am afforded a detail. Harvey Keitel and Clive Owen are on the detail. We’ll see how it goes. Stay tuned.
Also here and to be mentioned include Young George Carlin, Martha Radditz, Eleanor Roosevelt, Linus’s Dad from Oceans Thirteen
Former Governor Jim Ryan (R-IL) is out of prison. The local NPR station, WBEZ, interviewed other former federal inmates, including Betty L. Maltese of Cicero, whom I discussed earlier. Know you federally incarcerated leaders, folks!
Happy Tuesday. Safe travels.