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On the scene: Holiday films a very mixed bag

Holiday movies a very mixed bag

Upon receiving an e-mail about some holiday movie releases, I paused to reflect. “Hitman,” “Aliens vs. Predator-Requiem” and “Beowulf.” Hmmm. What a snapshot on the social intelligence of our society. Of course, then came a Sony Pictures Classics e-mail, and such movies as “Moliere” and “Jimmy Carter Man From Plains” seemed to balance the score card a little.

Another e-mail informed me that Banner Mountain Artisans had as many as 700 customers at the sale last weekend. They were thrilled!

Junior high students from western Nevada County are auditioning now for the13, the rock band. Go online to the13.org and download an application, which needs to be in by Thanksgiving.

Gail Entrekin says, “There’s some really good work posted right now at the Women’s Writing Salon Web page. Go online at http://www.nevadacountyartscouncil.org and click on Women’s Writing Salon on the left.

Congrats to KVMR-FM (89.5) in Nevada City: Its recent membership drive set an all-time record of $110,530 (as reported in YubaNetNews). Way to go!

I’m about to say something heretical- but are you as sick as I am about the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” series? Everything in life, it seems, has a book with that title. I’m thinking of writing “Chicken Soup for the Entertainment Editor’s Soul.” Would you buy it?

In an e-mail from The Peace Company: “As we enter this season of peace and thanks-giving, may you nurture this capacity for hope within yourself: Visualize your desired outcomes; read stories of triumph and courage; spend time with resilient people; take one action to improve your life today.”

Party trivia: “Stewardesses” is the longest word typed with only the left hand.

– Pam Jung, pjung@theunion.com; (530) 477-4232

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