Kiki Koronavirus Presents: Lost Girls!!!!

Lost Girls starring Oona Lawrence, Thomasin McKenzie, Amy Ryan, Gabriel Byrne

This is a really terrific film with some very familiar faces, nice job guys!!!

Lost Girls is a 2020 American dramamystery film, directed by Liz Garbus, from a screenplay by Michael Werwie, based upon the book of the same name by Robert Kolker. It stars Amy RyanThomasin McKenzieLola KirkeOona LaurenceDean WintersMiriam ShorReed BirneyKevin Corrigan and Gabriel Byrne.

Mari Gilbert relentlessly drives law enforcement agents to search for her missing daughter and, in the process, sheds light on a wave of unsolved murders of young female sex workers on the South Shore barrier islands of Long Island committed by the Long Island serial killer.

The film was well done and captivating: Oona Lawrence, star of Southpaw and my favorite short film, Penny Dreadful, does a terrific job in this as the complex daughter/sister in this film as does Thomasin McKenzie who played the other sister who did a bang up job in JoJo Rabbit as the hidden Jewish girl in the attic. I give this 5/5 stars. Well done and tense drama. Bravo!!!

It’s 10PM…do you know where your children are?

It’s 10PM…do you know where your children are?

Every night at 10PM a voice would come on the TV asking, “It’s 10PM…do you know where your children are?”

One night my mother proudly looked us over and said, “Yes I do!”

She smiled until my brother said, “Hey ma…didn’t you have a stillborn? Where is he?”

From then on my mother cried every evening at 10PM until my brother went off to law school.

Kiki Presents: “What has Ron Howard Done?”

Conquistador was written and performed by Ron Howard in the band Procol Harum. Which one in the band was he, I’d need more time to research this than I have allotted to this if I want to get to his other accomplishments.

Ron Howard wrote, “Light My Fire” for Jim Morrison and the Doors

Ron Howard wrote “Fool on the Hill” performed by the Beatles…He was also George Harrison

Ron Howard wrote some of Desperado performed by the Eagles of which he’s one. Here’s Linda Ronstadt performing the song who was offered one million dollars to pose naked in Playboy magazine…does she have no respect for money?)

Ron Howard wrote, “She’s Always a Woman to Me” for Billy Joel…Billy turns out to be Tim Curry.

Ron Howard wrote, “Rocket M an” for Elton John who turns out to be Billy Mummy. Here Taron Egerton performs the song.

Born to be Wild was written and performed by Ron Howard for the band Steppenwolf. He is also Peter Fonda. Dennis Hopper, in the film, is also Robin Williams who still regales about riding those big handled choppers.

Kiki Kreme Brûlée Presents: The Jigsaw Puzzle

The Jigsaw Puzzle

I bought a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle and diligently worked on it every night to put it together.

It took me several weeks to put it together.

When I put in my last piece I realized there was one piece still missing.

I told my brother that a piece was missing.

He pulled the piece from his pocket and put it in place.

“Now I finished your 1000 piece puzzle,” he smiled and smirked.

He then went to law school.

Kiki’s Korner Presents: Ed’s trip to LA

Thanks to everyone for a great stay in Los Angeles!! Being there in physical form is starting to grow on me. Loved Caroline Bowman in Frozen, Warner Brother’s Studio Tour, seeing Jumanji for a second time and the swimming pool at the Loew’s Hollywood (thank goodness it was heated). I think the staff were too cold to come out and tell me to get out when it was raining.

When I got to the hotel I tried to get some free breakfast passes, the guy was nice enough but said he didn’t have any to give out. I suspected foul play and decided to pull rank on him. “Do you know who I am? Do you know who I am?!!!,” I extolled. He said, “Do you know how many times a day I hear this?” I laughed but said, “Yeah, but I mean it!!!” Then I went into a chorus of, “How dare you! I’ve never been so humiliated in all my life!!” He then pulled out a stack of meal coupons, actually five which was pretty cool but when we got to breakfast the next day we were saddened to learn there was no buffet. My wife threatened to go to Mel’s Diner instead which was kind of a bluff and conduct unbecoming a queen. It wasn’t so bad as they let you pick whatever you wanted off the menu pretty much. Went back the next day with the two remaining coupons had a great meal but sadly after that we climbed into an Uber and went over to the Hilton for buffet breakfast. We then spend much of the rest of the vacation discussing whose overpriced breakfast was better, Loew’s or the Hilton. The Loew’s restored the buffet on Christmas morning which was a treat so we stayed. Now, who’s breakfast buffet was better? It went 2:1 for the Hilton with our resident Orc sleeping in every morning and missing breakfast. The Hilton featured many more Asian treats which I love and more variety, they mistakenly charged us only twenty dollars each for the first day but declared it was an error and went back to $28 or something like that the next day. Thanks to the Howards for taking care of that problem with my parents. I was trying to figure out how to deal with the issue of my sullen and angry parents disappointed in me and coming back from the grave to let me know. I don’t think too many people could have handled this, but the Howards did!! Brought my parents up to date with some of the things I’ve been up to and hung out with all the children. They were whole-heartedly welcomed, and even revered as the producers of the genetic material that the children came from. I have made inroads in my understanding of clones and their place in families. So, my clones are more closely biological understood as identical twin brothers. From a more social standpoint they are more easily seen as my children but they already have parents so I may fall back to Uncle Ed, or just Ed. So when my parents show up, in theory, they would be more like the biological parents of the children, however from a sociological standpoint they were revered and warmly welcomed as sort of ancillary grandparents, grandma and grandpa with their first names attached. When I grew up I worked in my father’s business and my grandfather worked there, all the employees called him ‘grandpa’ as if that were his actual name. His friends would call him Harry, his wife was addressed as grandma when she’d come by. BTW: Great job Kiki on His Dark Materials, looking forward to season 2. BBQ…stunning once again: your dad used the word flabbergasted to describe me…close enough. My best to all my family and friends, wishing everyone the best possible New Year! Wish I could be with you. Ed out