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  • 2006 - Salute to Excellence Awards/National Association of Black Journalists, published September 21, 2005

    "Alley Cat"

2005 Stories by Mike Seely

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  • My Louisiana Sky (2001)

    published September 14, 2005

    What would you do if both your parents were retarded and your grandma died? Would you go to Baton Rouge to live with your sophisticated aunt or... More >>

  • What's Up, Doc? (1972)

    published September 7, 2005

    The best thing about this "screwball comedy" is a young, almost attractive Barbra Streisand -- comfortably removed from the insufferable,... More >>

  • Tim Seely

    published September 7, 2005

    When my littlest brother, Tim, was nine, I used to pummel him with left jabs to his nose, which would often bleed like a crimson spigot. The... More >>

  • Cheers for Miss Bishop (1941)

    published August 31, 2005

    Released in the same year as Citizen Kane, Cheers for Miss Bishop is actually the superior film. While it's based on a brilliantly... More >>

  • Absence of Malice

    published August 24, 2005

    On August 3, Clear Channel Communications canned two KATZ (100.3 FM) disc jockeys, Kaos and Syllli Asz, amid pressure from prominent local and... More >>

  • Breaking Bread with Father Dominic: Episode 106 (1999)

    published August 24, 2005

    During the opening credits of this cooking program produced by St. Louis' very own KETC-TV (Channel 9), you see the feet of three priests walking... More >>

  • The Truck Stops Here

    published August 17, 2005

    As job titles go, "trucker" lacks a certain professional cogency. And so, on the citizens band, Davie Metzger goes by Applejack. His buddy Jeff... More >>

  • Police Academy (1984)

    published August 17, 2005

    Remember when Kim Cattrall -- that gruff bottle-blond strumpet from Sex & the City who went on to write a book about postmenopausal orgasms... More >>

  • Starman (1984)

    published August 10, 2005

    Ask a film buff for his list of Top 10 sci-fi flicks and Phyllis guarantees that John Carpenter's Starman won't be on it. Amid the... More >>

  • Hullabaloo, Volume 11 (1997)

    published August 3, 2005

    In many ways, Hullabaloo, Volume 11, is the perfect encapsulation of popular music in the mid-1960s. This is not to say that mid-'60s... More >>

  • 3 Nights in June

    published July 27, 2005

    On a sweltering June afternoon, Jack Clark quietly emerges from the visitors' dugout at Marinelli Field in Rockford, Illinois, dressed in black.... More >>

  • Xingu Black Beer

    published July 27, 2005

    As evidenced by the likes of Beamish Stout and virtually any porter on the market, dark beer is generally relegated to cooler, WASP-y climes.... More >>

  • Av Almighty

    published July 20, 2005

    Jesus had a lot of haters. Hence, his crucifixion. Avril Lavigne has a lot of haters, too. But fortunately for Lavigne, sounding awesome isn't a... More >>

  • Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936)

    published July 13, 2005

    According to its Web site, the goal of the 27-year-old North American Man/Boy Love Association (NAMBLA) is to end the extreme oppression of men... More >>

  • Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999)

    published July 6, 2005

    Deuce Bigalow is a product of Happy Madison, which is Adam Sandler's production company's moniker, derived from his first two -- and best... More >>

  • Space Truckers (1996)

    published June 29, 2005

    Shortly after wrapping production on this sci-fi sludge carnival about gravity-free beer-swilling long-haul truckers in the sky, Stephen Dorff... More >>

  • Lord of Dogtown

    published June 22, 2005

    His face flushed crimson, 24th Ward Alderman Tom Bauer stared down some 70 Bud Light-swilling Democrats gathered in a Hampton Avenue union hall.... More >>

  • 1987 World Series: There's No Place Like Home (1987)

    published June 22, 2005

    The 1987 World Series was unique for a couple of reasons: 1) it marked the first World Series in which the home team prevailed in every game, and... More >>

  • Beautiful Girls (1996)

    published June 15, 2005

    This Ted Demme-helmed Gen X quarter-life crisis flick has a lot in common with both The Big Chill and Garden State, and is widely... More >>

  • Behold the Forty

    published June 8, 2005

    Each day, Kenny rides his bicycle to Dean's Spirits & Sundries in downtown Collinsville and purchases six bottles of Milwaukee's Best beer. He... More >>

  • The Forty Challenge

    published June 8, 2005

    Event Description: Like the Pepsi Challenge, except with eight types of Forties, miniature corn dogs and popcorn instead of two kinds of... More >>

  • Best in Show (2000)

    published June 8, 2005

    Will Ferrell and Christopher Guest are arguably the two funniest men not named Howie Mandel currently walking the planet. While Guest acts in his... More >>

  • Dead Alive

    published June 8, 2005

    Philly's Blunt We were going to try to goad Phil Lesh into slamming Carlos Santana for his crummy... More >>

  • Apocalypse Now

    published June 1, 2005

    Mention the Salton Sea to most people, and they'll either conjure up notions of a vaguely familiar, barren locale that they can't quite place, or... More >>

  • Last of the Red Hot Lovers (1972)

    published June 1, 2005

    We end up wanting the time back a lot here at Blind Phyllis, Inc. Evidence last week's Longest Yard premiere in our Creve Coeur living... More >>

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