So I stayed inside, and watched the sports movie, The Pride of the Yankees with Gary Cooper and Teresa Wright. Overall it's a good movie where Cooper plays Lou Gehrig, and Wright playing his adoring wife, there are other stars like Walter Brennan, who keep the story going, but it does seem a bit overly long and also a bit overly syrupy, sentimental, but I feel like it captures the time frame well. Still it's not a bad way to spend a cold day, and has a cameo role in it too with the real Babe Ruth. Of the two more famous Cooper roles, Pride of the Yankees or Sergeant York, and I guess you could throw High Noon in there too, I tend to favor York. If you've never seen the movie, Sergeant York, it's worth watching also, again based on a nonfictional character, but both movies have some excellent scenes. In Pride of the Yankees the director captures the stadium and crowd scenes well, so it all appears epic and larger than life.
Later on I made some nine bean soup. I soaked the beans the night before, and cooked them yesterday as I made some brown rice. There's plenty there so I can eat on them just about for the rest of the week. I tend to enjoy meals of this nature. I'm a stay home, hunker down, eat leftovers-type guy.
Yesterday was Veteran's Day, and although I didn't serve, my Dad did in WWII, in the Invasion of Sicily and onward into Italy. He was drafted into the war pretty much right out of high school around the age of nineteen or so and was sent to Morocco first. I'm sure it was an early experience he carried with him all his life. I found some old Disney and Warner Brother cartoons centered around the WWII effort, and it seemed to fit well with the day. These are the type cartoons I tend to remember from my youth, and the sort that I tend to enjoy now ever so often.
Ran into this gaming site, which I was unaware of called The Escapist. I don't play a lot of games, and have never owned a console, however, I have an interest there somewhat. There's also pop cultural reviews there and that sort of thing.
Also over the weekend I watch the documentary on Bill Hicks called, America: The Bill Hicks Story.
Hicks was a young comedian out of Houston, Texas. It was pretty good, if you don't mind his working blue occasionally. I thought it was amazing that he knew what he'd want to do with his life at such a young age growing up in the Houston suburbs. Overall it's a pretty interesting movie.