Today, I will rate and review two recent entertainment events: 1. David Bowie Although I do not consider myself old school as a Bowie fan, I must say, he performed an excellent show at the Shrine Saturday. Mrs. D-B loved it! She was a happy camper. He did some old school tunes like Fame, Under Pressure, China Girl, Rebel Rebel... At 59, he still rocks. Reminded me somewhat of the Rolling Stones. 2 hours, 30 minute show. Encores were (4) songs, including Ziggy Stardust. It was nice to see a quality concert (like Simon and Garfunkel) where you did not need lots of videos, lasers, and hoopla. The Shrine: Cool place, terrible on the leg room. I was so squished. Don't know how people sat in the balcony for Academy Awards in the past. 2. Taking Lives New movie, has not been released yet. Saw a premier screening last night. Staring Angelina Jolie, Ethan Hawk, and Keifer Sotherland. Very suspenseful, very fast moving, fun, but definitely scary movie. A few scenes were gorry... but nobody in the theatre could have guessed the outcome. It made you say.. "hmmm..." Good flick. Although it was free, I would have paid to see it. As an aside note: I was searched and evaluated more on security last night for the screening in Sherman Oaks, than at Charles De Gaulle airport in France. Go figure. If France had as good as security as the movie theatre in Sherman Oaks, international affairs would be better off. *** 3. Bonus review: god bless the French I am not going to go into it too much, but here is the point: Why does the French government have to insist their whole society assimilate with one another, and not have indivudual ethnicities. (and religions) Although the majority of this current ruling is anti-Muslim, it is also eliminating rights of Christians and Jews. What a great government. Kind of reminds me of the whole WWII response. (or lack of response) (our our support for Iraq from the Frnech) It was all over CNN last night. [link=http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4138363/] French ruling on displaying religous items[/link] *** Please note: this is not my opinion, but is based on fact in the above article. Also, see our history books for WWII info.