The Butler and Racism in America

Big Red Car here.  If you haven’t heard about the new movie The Butler please go get a physical right away.  Haha, funny stuff, Big Red Car.

The movie is the “true” life story of a black butler — Cecil Gaines in the movie and Gene Allen in the real world — in the White House who served Presidents from Harry Truman to Ronald Reagan.  It is a racial road map of America and how its views on race evolved over a protracted period of time with a lens held up to the Oval Office.

It stars an interesting cast including Forrest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Jane Fonda, Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding, Jr, Robin Williams and the BRC’s personal favorite — Minka Kelly.

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Stop the Guilt, It’s OK to Work Remotely

Big Red Car here.  The Boss is wandering around on Daufuskie Island — apparently the most relaxing place he has been in a recent series of very relaxing places.

Spotty cell phone service and weak Internet service but I think that may all be a subterfuge to avoid and ignore the rest of the world.  He can be like that sometimes.

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Blood Suckers Alert

Big Red Car here.  Bit sunny here in the ATX and going to be 103F today.  Going to be over 100F for the rest of August — bring it, Mothah Nature, bring it.

But it is only 18 days until the first Longhorn football game on 31 August v New Mexico State.  Of course, it is a night game and should only be 98F by 7:00 PM.  Those boys from the New Mexico will have no problem handling the heat, Mothah Nature has not been cutting them any slack this summer.

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The Pursuit of Happiness and the American Dream

Big Red Car here.  Well, The Boss got skunked on the tarpon in Key Largo.  [Kind of like to see The Boss get his butt knocked in the dirt from time to time.  Good for him to learn a bit of humility, haha.  Watch yourself, Big Red Car.]

Final score — The Boss 0, Tarpon 7.

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