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snow: it crunches.

started last night as we watched "The Great Escape" with Steve McQueen and James Garner and Charles Bronson. Bad flick. Makes allied concentration camps look like my old neighbor's playhouse set-up. In any event, we entertained ourselves with early 60's drama while the cats napped and scratched and bit and all the stuff that cats do.

My baby is still looking for a job. I keep forgetting to take my new pants to the tailor to have them taken up. We're thinking of trading in the ps2 games and movies we've finished for a new movie or game tonight. its life. plain and boring. eyeing the constant iraq related reports, avoiding the superbowl, and getting stuck on PBS to watch and hour-long Nature episode about puppy training.

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lisagoddess
Jan. 28th, 2003 09:43 am (UTC)
yeah, james was fired a few weeks ago and has been unable to find work. its stressful on both of us. we all know how it is.

yes, we should hang. but i HATE this cold weather. lets wait until it gets above 30 shall we!?? hee hee. wait, maybe this weekend!
jpjohnsn
Jan. 28th, 2003 07:11 am (UTC)
Sorry you didn't like the film. The thing is that despite many obvious Hollywoodisms, it's closer to the truth than you think. The Great Escape actually happened and not all camps were concentration camps. The one in The Great Escape is actually a replica of the actual camp the movie is about and one of the prisoners involved in the escape was a technical consultant for the movie. Allied Air Force prisoners (or Kriegies as the called themselves) where under the control of the Luftwaffe and not the SS (who ran the death camps). Life was extremely tough for the Kriegies but they were treated reasonably well in comparison with all others. The camp had a theatre where prisoners put on plays (including home-made costumes), an orchestra and other amenities. They also suffered food shortages, disease and other privations but NOTHING like those suffered in Auschwitz or Treblinka.
lisagoddess
Jan. 28th, 2003 09:41 am (UTC)
good to know. i supposed it was a hard thing to show the hard life in 60's hollywood movies. the way life is portrayed in "The Great Escape" is better than some people live here in NYC!
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