Those of you who remember life before smartphones, might also recall the TV comedy sensation, “TW3.”
This Was The Week That Was.
Or, maybe it should read, That Was The Week That Was.
It may actually have part of another show??? “Laugh In,” perhaps? Duh?
Anyway it was a satiric take on the newsworthy events from the previous 7 days, or precisely length of time it took You Know Who to create heaven and earth in full. Well, almost in full. The Deity was so tired from all his hard work, he forgot to provide Donald Trump with a full head of hair. But did leave instructions for a comb over.
Anyway, last Saturday morning, I reviewed events around the globe, large and small from last week. All the news and snarky commentary that fit. At least that fit into my three minute FPK 91.9 segment.
Creeping into our consciousness all of a sudden as one of the leading actors of the day is this Tom Hardy fellow.
Loved him earlier this year in a one man tour de force, “Locke.”
And he sizzles again as bartender Bob in this atmospheric crime potboiler, “The Drop.”
He carries the film, which is surprising. Because, this is James Gandolfini’s last cinematic endeavor, and he’s as nuanced and marvelous as ever as the resentful guy who used to own the bar, but lost it to the Chechen mob.
I really liked this movie. For more reasons why, listen up.
Do you wonder if I’ve lost all the marbles, clanking about in my head? Or, if I’ve actually got a nice little tale to tell about a sublime moment that happened last week? Something you’ll find fascinating?
I hope it’s the latter. If so, your indulgence for a few minutes while listening to last Saturday’s exposition from my weekly gig with James on FPK 91.9 shall be well served.
Is your curiosity peaked? (Or, should that read, “peeked?”)
Looking at the title of my essay, presented this Saturday past on FPK 91.9, you might wonder — legitimately so — what my need for a new washing machine and the big issues plaguing society have in common?
I understand your confusion.
But, if you listen to this brilliantly thought through, brilliantly reasoned, brilliantly constructed and brilliantly delivered — if I do say so myself — radio essay, you will understand how it all comes together, and illuminates as if a fireball of enlightenment across the evening sky.
Many of you shall probably consider it worthy of a standing O, even if you have listened alone at your computer station.