July 26th, 2007

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This guy at left if my old friend Chris Elwood. He's a Columbus, GA native and we met when he was a teenager acting in a local community theater. I didn't like the acting part of working in the theater, but did a lot of work running lights and flys and such. Chris' parents are Bill & Deni, and he has a sister named Heather who owns a children's gym here in Columbus. I first met the family when the Springer (state theater of GA) was doing a production of Best Little Whorehouse In Texas, which I helped do scenes on. Chris played one of the Aggies, and his mother played Miss Mona. His father has done some acting and a lot of work behind the scenes, and Heather has done some as well.

When Chris was in high school, his parents separated for a short time and his mother rented an apartment in the same building as me. We were alread acquainted through friends, but it wasn't until Deni lived underneath me that I really began to know the family. Once his parents got their issues worked out and bought a new home, I lost touch with them until a few years ago when I started taking Avery to Heather's kid gym, and her father was there. I got quickly reacquainted with him, and saw Heather several times afer that. They told me that Chris was in LA and was acting whenever he could get work, and that he was happy.

I know that a few years ago he had a part in the movie How High, there are stills of him here, here, and here.

Imagine my surprise last night when I was watching the new Bravo show called Flipping Out, and lo-and-behold Chris is one of the castmembers! You can see his bio video here. He hasn't changed much, except his hair is a bit darker than I remember. When he was younger it was very blonde, and because of that and his height a friend of mine nicknamed him Bamm-Bamm.

Way to go, Chris!

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FOX ATTACKS BLOGGERS

With the prospect of YearlyKos and the celebration of the liberal blogosphere just around the corner, Robert Greenwald’s Brave New Films has a new progressive action video on FOX News’s hackery.

If you want to fight back and become a “Fox Attacker”, sign up here.
We’re fighting back by identifying and calling all of FOX’s advertisers. All of them. Particularly local advertisers who probably have no idea the kind of hatred their money is supporting.

This is not a boycott. We are simply calling advertisers and informing them about FOX. And making Bill O’Reilly’s life a living hell.
Watch the video, the money shot is at 1:28 when Tom Delay has the nerve to say "It just seems that the Left are never held accountable".

I couldn't have made that one up, seriously.

Also, check out Greenwald's YouTube channel - I use it often and am a subscriber myself.

Is THIS What They Mean By Supporting The Troops?

Army's 'Debt Of Service' Leaves Vets Perplexed
Unbelievably, Soldiers Must Pay For Damaged Equipment

Servicemen and women who made huge sacrifices fighting in the war and now paying yet another price, even after coming home.

One soldier in particular is currently battling against a new “debt of service.”

Brian Rodriguez is a fighter, an honorably discharged soldier who’d been deployed in Iraq.

“I was a combat engineer,” Rodriguez said. “We deal with land mines, explosives.”

He fought for his nation, only to return to his homeland and wage a fresh battle.

Former Army Specialist Rodriguez started getting bills for $700 for lost or damaged government property this summer. Although he was discharged some four years ago, bills recently arrived demanding payment, but giving no details on what or why — nor do they offer a way to dispute the charges.

“For doing my job you’re going to bill me?” Rodriguez said.


Source: http://wcbstv.com/seenat11/local_story_204222600.html