Oh Katrina; You Bad-Bad Girl
Add another 40 bodies to the mounting Katrina death toll. Officials found the bodies at the New Orleans hospital. Some insiders say that some of those bodies were already in the hospital morgue – dead days before the storm - but workers who were at the site say temperatures in the power-deprived hospital reached a whopping 106 degrees. Over 200,000 survivors will be provided temporary housing using trailer homes in Louisiana for the next five years. These homes are expected to create temporary cities. Sidebar: Does anyone see a potential for another deprived slum area?
DC Down Low; Well, The Straight Version
Washington DC has long been known for its fleet of government workers. Most DC residents don’t really know what their neighbors even do for a living. Now CBS plans to create a program around the private lives of DC folks who work in classified and covert operations. Elwood Reid is in the midst of writing the script and he will co-executive produce with Larry Sanitsky.
The Ski Trip; Thanks Logo
Logo, a new gay channel that had its debut after many missed deadlines this past June, finally gave me some cream-puff programming last night as it aired a not-so-new, but definitely funny movie, The Ski Trip. The movie follows a group of NYC gay friends – minorities, mind you – as one friend in the group turns 30 and comes to terms with not having done much with is life. Without giving away any of the plot details, the movie has plenty of stereotypical and campy moments, but admittedly, it always makes you laugh. Most important, I could not only see myself in several of the characters, I wanted to be friends with most of them. Ultimately the movie finally shoots for the predictable ending, although my sentimental ass still had tears and a smile as the credits rolled. Logo, like many of the other sister cable channels, runs their movies several times in a month, so please be sure to stop by the new, open-minded station and catch this gem.
Outside of any immediate family, what person has had the greatest impact on your life? Why / How?
** Please note that the impact may be positive or negative. **
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