This one’s still in the US doing duty for a fried chicken joint in Kerrville, TX. But the next lifetime for it might well be Guatemala.
La Camioneta: The Journey of One American School Bus
(La Camioneta) 2012NR1hr 11m You rated this movie: 5 stars – Average of 25,249 ratings: 3.5 stars Follow the journey of a school bus from the United States to Guatemala, where it’s resurrected as a vehicle that transports Guatemalans to work.
The murderers are killing the bus drivers and anyone else who strikes their fancy. Thousands of orphans from homicided parents. And trekking to the US with all the risks is their best chance, even with legions of pedophiles waiting every step along the way. And a welcome from the Statutes of Liberty and a citizenry with a motto, “I got mine!”
I love old school busses. Maybe I’ll get to be born in Guatemala next lifetime. Or better yet, maybe you will, my fellow Americans.
I was watching a movie on Netflix last night about Puerto Ricans living in Chicago, a considerable enclave of them. At one point a 15 year old girl was asking her sister how old she’d been when she first had sex with a man.
“Ohhh. Mom hasn’t talked to you yet? We’ve got to get you a dildo!”
“I don’t want a dildo.”
“No, what you don’t want is a kid before you finish school. A dildo is what you want.”
Earthy, practical. Unexpected.
Streaming on Netflix. Generally a fairly lame movie, other than the thing about the dildo.
(Boricua) 2004R1hr 47m In this edgy character study set in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood, a group of young Puerto Ricans grapple with issues of identity.
On the other hand, All Night Bodega 2002R90 minutes was okay as such things go:
Seeking a better life for herself, 15-year-old Venus breaks away from her rough neighborhood and gets caught up in a world of violence and crime. More Info
I was going to tell you and forgot. Graduation day at the cardiac physical therapy facility a little fat guy about my age who’s always pretended I don’t exist was standing nearby as I chugged water. He asked one of the other guys who the graduation banner was up for.
“It’s for Jack. He’s graduating today.”
“I wonder if he’ll celebrate by getting a shave and haircut.”
To which I couldn’t resist, “No, but I might try to gain 40 pounds, get six inches shorter and start picking my nose a lot.”
I’m thinking I might have run into the guy in an all-night truck stop when I was hitching through in 1965. 2 am drunken local good old boys noticed me in a back booth swilling coffee waiting for daybreak.
“Hey, what have we got here? Are you one of the Beetles?”
74 years old, a resident of Leavenworth, KS, in an apartment located on the VA campus. Partnered with a black shorthaired cat named Mister Midnight. (1943-2020)
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I’m sharing it with you because there’s almost no likelihood you’ll believe it. This lunatic asylum I call my life has so many unexpected twists and turns I won’t even try to guess where it’s going. I’d suggest you try to find some laughs here. You won’t find wisdom. Good luck.