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PCR #228  (Vol. 5, No. 32)  This edition is for the week of August 2--8, 2004.

LA FLORIDIANA
Book Review: "Cadillac Beach" by Tim Dorsey
 by William Moriaty
THIS WEEK'S MOVIE REVIEW
"The Manchurian Candidate"
 by Mike Smith
ODDSERVATIONS
Oompa Loompa doompa-da-dee! I got this photo of John Ker-ry!....Getting Cramps....The Reaper - Cream Anyone?....Goodbye Eugene Roche
 by Andy Lalino
COUCH POTATO
Patriotism or Big Brother?....Remembering Barbara Stanwyck....Couch Potato Picks
  by Vinnie Blesi
THE OGRE
Social Snobbery of the Rich....The Blockbuster Video Incident
 by Clayton Smith
MATT'S RAIL
Stupid Is As Stupid Does....Bush Speak
 by Matt Drinnenberg
MIKE'S RANT
Did You Go To Plant?....Happy Birthday....I'm Like A Leprechaun, Only I'm Not Drunk....Interview....Are You Talking To Me?....The Challenge....Meet The Beatles, Part 28
 by Mike Smith
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Oompa Loompa doompa-da-dee! I got this photo of John Ker-ry!

Oompa Loompa doompa-da-do!
I've got a dorky photo for you!
Oompa Loompa doompa dee-dee
And it's of Democrat John Ker-ry!

Did you see that NASA pic of John Kerry?
He looked like a TV-Loompa, man, that's really scary!
When the photo was leaked, it caused such a ruckus!
'Cos people know he's the next Dukakis!

Getting Cramps
More good news on the local concert front: the venerable B-movie horror band The Cramps are slinking their way to the State Theater in St. Petersburg on Friday, October 1st, 2004. I saw them last year with fellow "Filthy" alumni Eddie Sturgeon at the same venue - what a show. I hope they make up for not playing "Ultra-Twist" this time around.

The Reaper - Cream Anyone?
Good news from the Enigma Films front: Rick Danford's "The Reaper" has been completed and will be making it's world premiere at Romeo's Coffeehouse in Ybor City. Everyone is invited. The following is from Rick:

Hello All
I would like to invite all of you out to the "Coffee House Film Review" Thursday August 12th in Ybor City. TOO Productions puts this event on every month to try and help the Florida Indie Film scene and they can use all our support.
This month they will be showing a couple of shorts from production companies around Florida including the premiere of the Enigma Films latest short, "The Reaper".
Please come out and give us your feedback on our new film (Please be gentle) as well as the others and network with the growing Film community as we continue to grow by leaps and bounds.

See you then.
Rick Danford
ENIGMA FILMS

Goodbye Eugene Roche
Familiar '70s character actor Eugene Roche died on July 28th, 2004 of a heart attack in California. Fanboys will remember him as "Edgar Derby" in the 1971 sci-fi film "Slaughterhouse-Five", the "Ajax" man, and his guest stints on "All in the Family". Roche was 75. He'll be missed.



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