Sam Agrees With Me

 Posted by at 12:44 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 052022

In a blog post a couple of weeks ago, I said that Terry and I had watched the highly acclaimed movie The Power Of The Dog and felt it was a waste of our time. Quite a few people agreed with me, although some others said that it couldn’t have won that many nominations and awards without having something going for it. I suspect those are people who have never actually seen the film.

As it turns out, I wasn’t the only one that felt that way. In a recent interview on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast, iconic actor Sam Elliott called the movie “a piece of sh**” and said the cowboys in the movie reminded him of a bunch of Chippendales dancers. See, don’t take my word for it, Sam agrees with me! You can hear Elliot talking about his acting career and his views on life in the podcast episode at this link.

Another show that’s been a disappointment to us is the new season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Amazon Prime. We really enjoyed the first three seasons, in which the star, Rachel Brosnahan, plays a housewife turned standup comedian trying to make it in the business. But this season is more of a badly played Jewish soap opera with a lot of bickering among her parents and in-laws, stereotypical mothers trying to fix their adult children up, neurotic men trying to find themselves (and failing badly at it), and very little of the comedy routines the series is supposed to be based upon. From what I’ve read, there will be one more season of the series, and I hope they figure out some way to revive it and make it worth watching until the end. But from what I’ve seen in the last few episodes, I won’t be holding my breath.

Terry took a friend to a dentist appointment yesterday, then stopped at Gary’s Meat Market to pick up some goodies on the way home. While she was gone, I watched a History Channel documentary on the Great Depression, taking notes on certain events for my new Tinder Street book, and then wrote another chapter. When I was done with that, I proofread the last several chapters, which I will be printing out today for Terry to go over next.

By the time I called it a day, Terry was home and had made a delicious beef noodle soup with her homemade noodles for dinner. Then we watched a couple of hours of television before calling it a night.

And finally, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us.

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Thought For The Day Did you know that “dammit I’m mad” spelled backward is “dammit I’m mad?”


Nick Russell

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  3 Responses to “Sam Agrees With Me”

  1. I haven’t seen Dog, and am not missing it LOL.

    I totally agree with you on Mrs. Maisel, though! I thought it was just me. Susie just has no redeeming value in this series, and Jane Lynch, well, it seems like she has a contract to be in the show but the producers actually don’t want her there so she just shows up at random and in pointless scenes.

    My wife and I also liked the previous seasons, and this season is just… bad. My wife still seems to like it, so we’ll soldier on. Me, I’d just give up on it and try again next year.

  2. I love your books. Have you read The Glory and the Dream by William Manchester? It has a lot good information of the depression years.

  3. I had not read it, John Huber. Thanks for the tip. I just ordered it from Amazon.

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