It’s time for the quiz again, Mom.
But first, as always, we begin with my timely announcements!
This better be good, Shana!
On October 27th the Lion King 2, “Simba’s Pride”, a sequel to the 1994 “Lion King”, turned 20 years old.
I seriously doubt that anyone cares!
Lots of people complain about sequels…
…but this one is pretty good. Something I never realized about it before is that, apparently, it has elements of Romeo and Juliet.
“But soft, what light on yonder window breaks?”
Actually, Mom, it’s “What light through yonder window breaks.”
Aaaaah!!!! How is it that you know every stupid thing???? Oh, right, “Shanapedia”!
“It is the east…and Juliet is the sun.”
Mom! In case you haven’t noticed, I’m right in the middle of things that turned 20!
“What’s in a name?”
I’m going to ignore you. Also on October 7th my favorite show, “Charmed”, turned 20. For those of you who don’t know…
…and that would be everyone…
…it’s a show about sisters who happen to be witches.
Oh, well; when doesn’t that happen???!!!
I was sad to learn that show-runner Brad Kern turned out to be a jerk. He was in the news last year because of unacceptable behavior behind the scenes on a different show and apparently he carried it forward. Still, what I love about this show is that the three main female characters are really believable as sisters.
…as sister witches, right? What could be more believable than that! Why can’t you get into “Bewitched”?
“Calling Dr. Bombay, calling Dr. Bombay, emergency, come right away!”
“I was skiing in the Alps with my nurse!”
Mom! I know that “Bewitched” was your favorite show, and I promise that someday I’ll watch it. Now where were we?
Things that turned 20.
I was about to say that there was also a book tie-in series that came out in 1999, with the last book being released in 2008. Two books are novelizations of actual episodes, others were made-up plots the authors came up with. The books are really good from what I’ve read of them and I wish they were made into actual episodes of the show. I never read all of them so I hope to find used copies for a cheap price.
I sensed we lost India and Pakistan as you careened into “novelizations”!
I forgot to mention last month that September marked the 41st anniversary of James Taylor’s “Your Smiling Face”.
And there goes Greece!
I missed the actual 40th anniversary last year. Anyway this is mostly an excuse to share a great video I found …
It’s a montage of James Taylor clips from various concerts–real fancy-schmancy editing! I’m so glad I fell down this rabbit hole.
Is that what you’re calling your room now? Well, if it’s fancy-schmancy, let’s see it!
Alternatively, this year (actually last month) “The X-Files” and “Frasier” turned 25.
Oh and actor, Burt Reynolds, died.
“Saturday Night Live” used to do a skit called “Celebrity Jeopardy” which always seemed to feature “Burt Reynolds” as played by comdian, Norm McDonald; so, in honor of Burt Reynolds, here is a sample of “Celebrity Jeopardy”.
How best to describe Burt Reynolds… A totally irresponsible, and yet boyishly likable, playboy.
I love SNL’s “Celebrity Jeopardy”! You know, that could be 20 years old too! Also I can’t believe it. The universe must like me or something…
Well, I should certainly hope so!
…because Conan O’Brien…
…is apparently doing a stand up tour.
Oh geez! This isn’t going to cost us money, is it?
He’ll be at the Borgata next month.
And remember, Mom, you take the Brigantine exit!
I know, I know!
Also, Elton John announced two more shows at the Wells Fargo Center, which I just got a ticket to!
One other thing, The Rolling Stones…
Oh no, not the Rolling Stones again!!!!
…are releasing a remastered, uncut version of their concert at Joe Robbie Stadium from the VooDoo Lounge tour.
We already have that, so don’t buy it again! I think it’s time to start the Quiz!
Who’s in the Quiz this month?
It’s “Hillary E. Clinton” again–not to be confused with Hillary R. Clinton.
“Hillary E. Clinton” again???? What’s wrong with her this time?
She’s angry and hateful.
Oh, angry and hateful; well, that’s different. Never mind!
Last night I woke up around 2 am feeling really angry and hateful towards my husband.
Two nights ago I got into a bad fight with him and found myself moving into a very angry, hateful place. I noticed that my sense of hearing was really sensitive (almost seemed as if sounds were reverberating in my body) and I had a knot in my stomach.
I had thought all that had faded away by last night, but apparently not.
It sounds like _______________________ to me.
I took a dose of ________________30C. I couldn’t believe how quickly the anger and hatred melted away.
I really didn’t think that kind of emotion could be responsive to homeopathy.
Well, there you have it! What do you think the remedy was? Write to me at and let me know. The answer will be in next month’s ezine. See you then!
Elaine Lewis, D.Hom., C.Hom.
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