PATRICIA TAKES YOU WHERE YOU'VE NEVER BEEN BEFORE - 02/04/2021
I know, I know, we've heard the President talk about the home straight several times. But this time it seems to be the one...
To help you wait, you know me, I've concocted something to fill you with wonder and love with these Precious Beauties. Precious Beauties and Patricia Blanchet share the same initials. Coincidence? I don't think so. Well, today is April 2nd, so no more jokes and let's get back to basics. I wanted to celebrate the birthday of Marie-Ange Nardi, whom I fell in love with as a child when she presented the TV adaptation of Trivial Pursuit.
But my real love, the one that doesn't lie, the one we're celebrating today is my love for Michael Fassbender, whom I'd ask to stop making superhero films and go back to acting in works like Hunger.
Thank you Michel, we're counting on you to raise the bar when it comes to cinema worldwide, and keep working on your 6-packs, sweetheart.
Ah one more thing, today is also Rodney King's birthday. Dear Rodney was in the spotlight worldwide, in spite of himself, when on the evening of March the 3rd 1991, while he was fooling around, driving recklessly and under the influence, he was arrested by the LA police, dragged from his vehicle and beaten up for long minutes. He was tased twice and was hit 56 times with a baton.
Fortunately, all this was filmed by a witness who had the presence of mind to take out his videocamera. The following year, the police officers went on trial and were .... acquitted. This was followed by the Los Angeles riots, which lasted 6 days and resulted in the deaths of 60 people, many injured and a great deal of property damage.
In the end, the city paid him $3.8 million in compensation. With this money, he will buy a house for himself and another for his mother.
Thanks to this sordid affair, copwatch organizations were set up to make sure it didn't happen again. But we know that it continues to happen.
Lots of films have mentioned it, including Kathryn Bigelow's Strange Days and Spike Lee's Malcolm X, to name but a few. Even South Park has mentioned it. But the ones who talk about it best are Rage Against The Machine with their masterpiece Killing in The Name Of.
On that note, girls, I give you as big a hug as my strength allows and wish you a wonderful weekend.