There are two fascinating world leaders of the past I have been thinking a lot about lately: Evita and Abraham Lincoln. Evita has been analyzed, hated, and revered to death and in a strange way the current Hillary campaign reminds me of this woman. Both of them females/first ladies, both of them admired/despised, both married to powerful men, and both with an insatiable ambitious desire for power. Maybe someday we'll have the Hillary musical, HILLARITA? And then there's good ole' Abe Lincoln. A homely strange-looking giant man, reportedly tormented by depression and insecurity yet able to achieve the highest office in the land and stand as one of history's most admired U.S. presidents in the midst of a brutal civil war that almost tore the country apart in the 1860s. I think Spielberg is gonna make a movie on his life with Liam Neeson in the title role. And the circumstances/events of Lincoln's tragic assassination are equally as fascinating, but more on this I hope at a later post.
Earlier this week, I got to watch this fascinating program rerun on PBS on Windsor Castle and all that goes into keeping the place running throughout a regular year for the British royals. MY GOD MAN! A really interesting view of all the pomp and circumstance and detailed meticulousness to keep the high and mighty on their thrones! SHEESH! There's an army of people cleaning, organizing, cooking, and doing all they can to keep the joint in top shape; us mere mortals shall never know how the rich truly live I suppose. The Queen is gonna live at least another twenty years man, for the women in her genepool really seem to live a long long time.
This shooting just outside of L.A. recently is really stirring people's emotions. A gay teenager was shot by his hateful classmate. Truly terrible.
My eye is healing nicely, and thanks again for all the sympathy/shock/awe comments in the previous post.
I dig this picture taken at the Obama/Hillary debate last night, which was pretty good. Talk about completely different body types! LOLOLOL!
P.S. The Oscars are this Sunday! WOOHOO!