Hey, did you miss me yesterday? I decided to take a day off from Howdygrammin’ and spent my entire Sunday in various stages of sloth ... sleeping, eating, watching old movies and occasional combinations of all three. Monday, though, started off with more promise, waking up at 5 and spending the next three hours at my desk swallowing pills, drinking flat leftover Coke Zero from last night and sneezing.
The Howdygram’s Hollywood correspondent — moi, if you care — is frownyfaced today and sad to report that teeny movie powerhouse Mickey Rooney died yesterday at age 93 even though practically nobody realized he was still alive. (Judging from the following geezer portrait it’s easy to make that assumption.)
- Broadway to Hollywood (1933) with Alice Brady and Frank Morgan.
- The Devil Is a Sissy (1936) with Freddie Bartholomew and Jackie Cooper.
- A Family Affair (1936) was the original Andy Hardy “pilot.” With Lionel Barrymore.
- You’re Only Young Once (1938) with Lewis Stone and Cecelia Parker.
- Captains Courageous (1937) with Freddie Bartholomew and Spencer Tracy.
- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1939) with Walter Connolly.
- The Human Comedy (1943) with Frank Morgan and James Craig.
- Killer McCoy (1947) with Brian Donlevy and Ann Blyth.
- Boys Town (1938) with Spencer Tracy.
- Men of Boys Town (1941) with Spencer Tracy.
- National Velvet (1944) with Elizabeth Taylor.
- Babes on Broadway (1941) with Judy Garland.
- A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1935) with Ian Hunter.
And now for the Howdygram’s latest Putz of the Week! Let me introduce you to Glenn Grothman of Wisconsin, a Republican
Grothman also decided to trash Kwanzaa, the week-long harvest and gift-giving celebration celebrated by African-Americans, saying that “almost no black people today care about Kwanzaa” which was promoted by “white left-wingers who try to shove this down black people’s throats in an effort to divide Americans.” What?
Then Grothman tried to cut a program that provided free birth control to women and promoted a bill that labeled single parenthood as “a contributing factor to child abuse and neglect.” Holy crap.
Seriously? MONEY IS MORE IMPORTANT FOR MEN? Yes, you miserable dickhead, I suppose you could argue that point if you were participating in the Misogynist Primary Debates, because women just waste their money on silly, frivolous crap like food, rent and tampons.
All of a sudden I want to strangle somebody really hard.
Thank you for putting up with me.