A collection of entities, concepts, and such that I'm mildly protesting or otherwise black listing.

Julie Andrews versus Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady

In the movie My Fair Lady (1964, directed by George Cukor) the role of Eliza Doolittle should have been played by Julie Andrews. Why?

Shirley Temple versus Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz

In the movie The Wizard of Oz (1939, directed by Victor Fleming) the role of Dorothy should have been played by 10 year old Shirley Temple instead of 16 year old Judy Garland.

Ms. Temple was probably the greatest child movie actress ever but she never got a role in a great movie. Since Ms. Temple was about to retire as a child actress, she should have gotten that role as a grand finale.

Mind you:

Nevertheless, when I watch the movie, I can't help but picture Ms. Temple in the role.

KLM Dutch Royal Airlines Slaughtered Squirrels

This is based on a little article I saw in the June 27, 2000 issue of the Detroit Free Press:

Squirrel Slaughter

Prosecutors in the Netherlands are taking KLM Royal Dutch Airlines to court for grinding up 440 live squirrels from China in an industrial meat-processing machine, officials said Monday. The incident happened in April 1999, but public outrage is still strong. The government made its decision to prosecute Monday and will take several weeks to interview witnesses.

KLM apologized for the deaths of the squirrels and said it deserved criticism. The squirrels were killed after they arrived from China without import documents or proper cages.

This is unacceptable. If you found rats, you might fumigate them, but you wouldn't grind them up live. I'm keeping my head up for a resolution on this.

Curtiss Candy Names the Baby Ruth Candy Bar

Lies! Lies! Here are the alleged lies:

Here are the facts:


Most likely Curtis Candy Company named the bar close to Babe Ruth, the ball player, for marketing purposes and then brazenly denied the whole thing!

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