Cosmos Fashion Influences

Cosmos Fashion Influences

And now for something completely different. First, the theatrical

Napoleon Dynamite

napoleen dynamite

For those of you who do not know, this is from one of my all-time favorite movies, “Napoleon Dynamite.”
You can see the comparison; the same hairstyle, but mine was darker and his hair was brown. Thanks to Matt Jacobson, who is part of my weekly Zoom sessions, which we have been having since May 2020. He is always finding great items, often embarrassing,  that he shares with his zoom buddies.  I thought that these were worthy of sharing on my blog and my FB page. It is a follow-up to my earlier posting on FB of the BOC photo below.

As Wiki explains it,

This article is about the film. If the television series based on the film, see Napoleon Dynamite (TV series). For the singer, see Elvis Costello.

[1] https://en.wikipeNapoleon Dynamite is a 2004 American comedy film produced by Jeremy CoonChris WyattSean Covel, and Jory Weitz, written by Jared and Jerusha Hess and directed by Jared Hess. The film stars Jon Heder in the role of the title character who befriends a new student who emigrated from Mexico and assists him with his class presidential campaign, but Napoleon’s uncle, with whom he does not get along, has temporarily moved in to look after him while his grandmother recovers from an injury in the hospital.

Heder was paid $1,000 for starring in the film but successfully negotiated to receive more after the film became a runaway success. The film was Hess’s first full-length feature and is partially adapted from his earlier short film, PelucaNapoleon Dynamite was acquired at the Sundance Film Festival by Fox Searchlight Pictures,[2] who partnered up with MTV Films and Paramount Pictures for the release.[3] It was filmed in and near Franklin County, Idaho, in the summer of 2003. It debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2004. Most of the situations in the movie are loosely based on the life of Jared Hess. The film’s total worldwide gross revenue was $46,122,713.[4] The film has since developed a cult following[5][6] and was voted at number 14 on Bravo‘s 100 funniest movies.[7]

For the rest of the wiki article read here:

St Lucia True Story; a nice diplomatic memoir,

Reminds me of a true story.  During today’s zoom meeting, my zoom buddies asked me to come up with a positive diplomatic story from back in the day rather than the various stories of death, and fraud that I had been sharing.  Then Matt sent the item above and I remembered a true story. Here it is. Back in 2008-2009 when I served as the St Lucia officer in charge of the U.S- St. Lucia, I got to know the opposition leader in St Lucia, who later became Prime Minister after I left.

One day when we were clearing out office files, we found a picture of him with a 70’s” afro”. He was half black, half white, black father and white mother, I believe. At the time I knew him he was my age, and like me, had lost most of his youthful hair.

I also had a picture, perhaps the same picture of me with a “Jewfro”,  which is what we called white boys with an “afro” back in the politically incorrect days of the ’70s.  On a trip to St Lucia, I presented him with both pictures. He said he loved it and we became good buddies.  He always took me out for a drink after that.

Oy … the musical comparisons continue…

———  heh•heh•heh tr°°°


The picture is from 1974, when I served as Student Body President at BHS. The girl who looks like Angela Davis is Joy McKinley, who served on the Board of Control which was the name of our student body student council.


Finally, Sammy Davis immortal Candy Man  (click on Sammy)

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