If Carl Reiner were a painting, he would be a Picasso. Reiner will leave 'permanent marks on every discipline he entered' -- television and film producer, writer, director and comedian. At 90, this eclectic showman is a true role model for every person who has ever attempted to entertain the masses.
In conversation with Turner Classic Movies creative exec, Tom Brown, prior to the TCM Fest screening of his great comedy classic, Young Frankenstein (1974), director Mel Brooks dug deep into his memory bank. "They were playing Frankenstein at the Commodore Theater in Williamsburg [Brooklyn]. My mother took me ... You know, the big guy who scared the shit out of us?"
The government can reward good behavior by subsidizing broccoli, lentils, kale, pumpkin -- all the produce we know we should be eating, rather than subsidizing beef, no one's idea of health food. How the government allocates the funding for our food system is a pivotal issue in the upcoming Farm Bill -- one we should watch.