Writing a blog is like brewing a cup of tea. You won't find God in the cup, or meaning in the cup, or purpose in the cup, but you will find tea in the cup, and if you're lucky, the tea tastes good. And if someone sits down and shares the tea with you, all the better.
Thank you for sharing with me this cup of tea called the Mythical Monkey.
Named for Katie-Bar-The-Door, the Katies are "alternate Oscars"—who should have been nominated, who should have won—but really they're just an excuse to write a history of the movies from the Silent Era to the present day.
To see a list of nominees and winners by decade, as well as links to my essays about them, click the highlighted links:
Look at me—Joe College, with a touch of arthritis. Are my eyes really brown? Uh, no, they're green. Would we have the nerve to dive into the icy water and save a person from drowning? That's a key question. I, of course, can't swim, so I never have to face it. Say, haven't you anything better to do than to keep popping in here early every morning and asking a lot of fool questions?