Friday, February 27, 2009

Morning In Beverly, Twilight In Thebes

Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a-prey
Where wealth accumulates and men decay.

Oliver Goldsmith

Oliver Goldsmith wrote "She Stoops to Conquer," some lines of which have come to mind. The snap above is of Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills. This morning's Cheery Thought was inspired by a drive through FameLand with a gonzo-economist guide. I love L.A. The highway signs talk to you here. While stalking Julia Roberts who doesn't really even turn either of us on we couldn't help but notice how surprisingly few nice places there are to live amongst these mansions.


Unknown said...

It's not that Julia Roberts doesn't turn me on......... but I'm still in counseling from those mental images of her being with Lyle Lovett.:)

Naj said...


Unknown said...

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Vincent said...

The worst cinematic experience I had (apart from Yentl, which I attempted to watch five times when it was screened on cable in Jamaica, but fell asleep each time---I suppose I should describe that as a good experience, for it was delightful sleep) was watching The Mona Lisa Smile. It seemed to instigate a life-long allergy to Julia Roberts, though this fortunately started after I'd enjoyed Notting Hill Gate.

The principal difference between you and me, Marc, must be that you are surprised how few nice places you could find to live amongst the LA mansions

MarcLord said...


no, not really surprised, but you can roam through the preserves of the rich better in these hills than anywhere else in this country. And Julia Roberts never did a thing for me but it's fascinatingly weird like exhibits in a zoo where the cheetahs sleep out of sight.

New York actresses, different story...the zoo comes to you and bites you.

Anonymous said...

I have to admit, if I were a lesbian, I could really worship Julia Roberts. She's gorgeous. However, since I'm not, I preferred Richard Gere much more in "Runaway Bride."

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