No One Knows About Persian Cats – A Movie

Fabia Sheen (not her REAL name) and me just finished watching “No One Knows About Persian Cats” and OH was it a GREAT movie!!!

Here is a very long thing about it, with pictures and videos, and some really different, but good music.

http://www.ponnie.org/2009/12/31/no-one-knows-about-persian-cats/

It is about:

Without spoiling anything, the film takes place in Tehran and centers around a couple, Negar and Ashkan, who are indie rock musicians of the dark & dancey Casio-twee variety, looking for a backing band so that they can go abroad to perform in London, since they’re not allowed to play public venues in Iran.

Their band name is Take It Easy Hospital.

Squeeky Fromm
Girl Reporter

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Fur – The Diane Arbus Movie

I watched this with a friend. It is about a famous photographer named Diane Arbus and her friend who looks just like a werewolf.

It was very good, but sad too, and I cried like a baby. You just have to see it when it comes on again. It has Nichole Kidman in it and Robert Downey, Jr.

Here is a link to the movie:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0422295/

What it is, Robert Downey Jr. has this hair problem where his hair grows long all over his body, so he looks just like a werewolf. Diane Arbus is a helper to her husbands photography business, but she kind of has a wild side. Which this is like the 1950s or maybe 1960s an everybody is very proper and wear long dresses.

Soooo, Robert Downy Jr. lives upstairs and he makes wigs and has a bunch of friends who are weird. Like they are transvestites, and dominatrixes, and midgets, and a lady with no arms, and stuff. So Diane Arbus starts meeting these people and so she starts to quit acting all snobby, even though she is a rich girl.

I don’t want to say anything else for spoilers, but this is true, and really good, and sad. Plus Diane Arbus has some really neat pictures, but you might not like them unless you are artistic like I am. Because we artists have to be open minded about some stuff.

Squeeky Fromm
Girl Reporter

The Baby Crocodile – A Squeeky Poem

First, the sad story, from last year, then the poem.

A STOWAWAY crocodile on a flight escaped from its carrier bag and sparked an onboard stampede that caused the flight to crash, killing 19 passengers and crew. The croc had been hidden in a passenger’s sports bag – allegedly with plans to sell it – but it tore loose and ran amok, sparking panic. A stampede of terrified passengers caused the small aircraft to lose balance and tip over in mid-air during an internal flight in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The unbalanced load caused the aircraft, on a routine flight from the capital, Kinshasa, to the regional airport at Bandundu, to go into a spin and crash into a house. A lone survivor from the Let 410 plane told the astonishing tale to investigators. Ironically the crocodile also survived the crash but was later killed with a machete by rescuers sifting through the wreckage.

Just to keep things straight, in the airplane crash today, the poor little baby crocodile didn’t kill anybody. He was stolen from his home by people, and when he got loose, everybody JUST PANICKED and tipped the plane over into a house.

The little baby crocodile survived, then for some UNKNOWN STUPID REASON, the human beings just MURDERED HIM with a machete!!!! I guess nobody ever thought about how scared he was. Anyway, I wrote a poem so that everybody will remember the MURDER of this poor little innocent baby crocodile who never hurt anybody, so maybe this will never happen again!!!

The Baby Crocodile

by Squeeky Fromm

Ripped from the waters of the River Nile.
They took the baby Crocodile.
They left his brothers there behind
To bask in the warm sunshine.

They stuffed him in a gunny sack
And threw him in the luggage rack.
There he lay, frightened and alone
Thinking only of his river home.

Until somebody had to sneak
A look inside to take a peek.
That is when he tumbled out,
Fell to the aisle, and ran about.

The people, they were scared and ran
This way and that without a plan.
They caused the plane to get lop-sided
With a house it then collided.

One person lived to tell the story.
The actions so retaliatory.
They found the little lost reptile,
Then they killed the Crocodile.

Squeeky Fromm
Girl Reporter