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Happy 4th from Pheasant Country?

Before all the military people go ballistic, I want to say, I think what this charity does is wonderful! Helping veterans to relieve stress while enjoying the great outdoors is awesome.

This is more of a critique of artwork on the trailer, and not just this trailer, but I see this often on other veteran organizations vehicle wraps.

Is it okay to create patriotic themes with the cross? I don’t know, not sure what the rules are on that. But pheasants flying out of a cross? Um . . .?

Big Band at Levitt

Another great night at the Levitt Friday!

I guess they have been counting the crowds with clickers the best they can, I await to hear the numbers.

JJ’s now has a full-liquor option for basic cocktails, and they serve up until 9 PM instead of 8:30.

It’s Up! Can we handle the influx of tourists downtown?

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City of Bell Scandal

With all the crap going on with the Parking Ramp, someone today in city government reminded me of this STORY. I had read it a few years ago, and it just shows when the stars align anything is possible;

The Bell scandal involved the misappropriation of public funds in Bell, California, United States, over a period of several years in the late 2000s. In July 2010, the Los Angeles Times published an investigative article on possible malfeasance in the neighboring city of Maywood, revealing that the city officials of Bell received salaries that were reported as the highest in the nation.[1] Subsequent investigations found atypically high property tax rates, allegations of voter fraud in municipal elections and other irregularities which heightened the ensuing scandal.[2] These and other reports led to widespread criticism and a demand for city officials to resign.[3][4]

In the end, seven Bell city officials, including former mayor Oscar Hernandez, former city administrator Robert Rizzo, assistant city administrator Angela Spaccia, and four city council members were convicted on graft and corruption charges, and were given sentences ranging from probation to twelve years in prison.[5]

This is a great example of why closed government, in any form is a NOT good thing.

Big Yellow (pink) House across the Pond

I will have to give props to Minnehaha CC Barth for sending me this story;

At Diter’s trial in January, the assistant public prosecutor Pierre-Jean Gaury said the work he had carried out on the property was a “pharaonic project, delusional, totally illegal and built in an illegal manner”.

It had been built in violation of urban planning regulations as well as of safety and environmental rules by an owner whose “only concern is money”, he said.

Sound familiar?

Daylight savings time. Why?

Recent interview with Michelle Obama

The Dark – movie screening – South Dakota Premiere

Johnny Roastbeef here, celebrate the Halloween season by going to a scary movie and supporting indie films in Sioux Falls. The Dark has been getting rave reviews and has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes right now. Check out the review from Variety

Horror mixes uneasily with psychological trauma as two abused teens — one a zombie — flee authorities in Justin P. Lange’s first feature.

Join IndiEvents and Club David, Wednesday, October 24 for the South Dakota Premiere of THE DARK.

THE DARK has played festivals around the world and won the best screenplay at The Fantaspoa International Fantasy Film Festival.

A murderous, flesh-eating undead young girl haunting the remote stretch of woods where she was murdered decades earlier discovers a kidnapped and abused boy hiding in the trunk of one of her victim’s cars. Her decision to let the boy live throws her aggressively solitary existence into upheaval and ultimately forces her to reexamine just how much of her humanity her murderer was able to destroy.

The screening will be at 7 PM and 9:30 pm Club David. Tickets are $8 in advance and $12 at the door.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-dark-movie-screening-south-dakota-premiere-tickets-51283039953

We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Five Fingers for Marseilles – movie screening- SD Premiere

Five Fingers for Marseilles

Join Indievents and Club David, Thursday, October 17th, for the South Dakota Premiere of FIVE FINGERS FOR MARSEILLES.

This Western from South Africa has been generating quite a buzz from film festivals around the world! From the Toronto International Film Festival to Fantastic Fest, FIVE FINGERS FOR MARSEILLES has been getting critical praise.

Twenty years ago, the young ‘Five Fingers’ fought for the rural town of Marseilles, against brutal police oppression. Now, after fleeing in disgrace, freedom-fighter-turned-‘outlaw’ Tau returns to Marseilles, seeking only a peaceful pastoral life. When he finds the town under a new threat, he must reluctantly fight to free it. can he free himself from his past? Will the Five Fingers stand again?

From the press:

“…almost too entertaining for its own good.” – Variety

“…demonstrates both the durability and elasticity of the genre.” – LA Times

“The best Western of the year – a must-see masterwork of story and craft” –

Birth. Movies. Death.

You can watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWT0hJhMZwk

The screening will be at 7 PM and 9:30 pm Club David. Tickets are $8 in advance and $12 at the door.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/five-fingers-for-marseilles-movie-screening-south-dakota-premiere-tickets-50870495020

We look forward to seeing everyone there!

The Queen of Holly Blvd – movie screening – SD Premiere!

The-Queen-of-Hollywood-Blvd

Join Indievents and Club David, Thursday, October 11th, for the South Dakota Premiere of THE QUEEN OF HOLLYWOOD BLVD.

THE QUEEN OF HOLLYWOOD BLVD is the feature film debut of Orson Oblowitz. It is an homage to gritty grindhouse films and features the last on-screen role of Michael Parks.

On her 60th birthday, Queen Mary (Rosemary Hochschild) receives a visit from Duke (Roger Guenveur Smith), a gangster who shows up out of the past to take back her beloved, aging Hollywood nightclub, given to her 25 years ago. But Duke is not a guy to be messed with, and to ensure Mary lives up to her side of the bargain, he kidnaps her son Otto. With the help of a teenage runaway named Grace (Ana Mulvoy-Ten) and an old friend Chet (Michael Parks), Mary must navigate seedy Hollywood to save her son, her life, and her club.

Here is some press:

“THE QUEEN OF HOLLYWOOD BLVD is beautifully shot and violent enough to quench the bloody thirst of exploitation cinema fans.” – Rue Morgue

“The film excels in its ability to find a role and story that are so typically suited to a man and then completely pushes it out of its comfort zone.” – Bloody Disgusting

“THE QUEEN OF HOLLYWOOD BLVD brims with visual poetry. It’s an aesthetic feast that revels in the neon and sleaze of Hollywood” – Nightmare on Film Street

You can watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5WRNj8ozoQ

The screening will be, Thursday, October 11th at 7 PM and 9:30 pm Club David. Tickets are $8 in advance and $12 at the door.

Advance tickets are available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-queen-of-hollywood-blvd-movie-screening-south-dakota-premiere-tickets-50523567350

We look forward to seeing everyone there!