Wednesday, November 26, 2008

America Has Spoken: Nuns Having Fun Is Recession Proof!

The Nuns Having Fun Calendar 2009 is well on its way to becoming a bestseller for the fifth straight year. Why? It's funny, it's tender, and it is a reasonable price for a great gift that gives 12 months long. The paperback book of best of the Nuns Having Fun Calendars called Nuns Having Fun (great title huh?) is also climbing the bestseller list and may take its place along with Growing Up Catholic the 25 year in print New York Times Bestseller by the same writers.

Don't fear the recession! The price is right for a stocking stuffer or office gift or just for someone you like (they don't have to know it didn't cost you an arm and a leg or a rapped knuckle.)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Nobody Is Getting Anything From Santa Claus This Christmas

We at Nuns Having Fun are well aware of the crunch everyone is feeling as the economy grinds to a shuddering halt.

What will we get Aunt Mae and what about all those cousins!?

Ad begins here: How about the very inexpensive Nuns Having Fun Calendar! Or a copy of that great icon of Catholic humor Growing Up Catholic. A year's worth of fun and rememberance!

Change from a twenty! Lots of change. Check out the very low price of intra-family peace at Amazon or your favorite independent bookseller.

Enjoy that moment when your extended family opens their gift and says: "I didn't know they were doing so well!"

Sunday, November 2, 2008

No Doubt: Meryl Streep Is The Greatest Actor Alive

La Streep has long been regarded
as the greatest actor of her time. In Doubt (adapted by John Patrick Shanely from his Pulitzer Prize Winning) she gets to play a nun. She has already played an angel of course.

Films of Streep. (Links from the International Movie Database-

Untitled Nancy Meyers Project (2009) (pre-production)
Julie & Julia (2009) (post-production) .... Julia Child
Doubt (2008) .... Sister Aloysius Beauvier
Mamma Mia! (2008) .... Donna Sheridan ... aka Mamma Mia! The Movie (UK: promotional title) (USA: promotional title) ... aka Mamma Mia! (Germany)
Lions for Lambs (2007) .... Janine Roth
Rendition (2007) .... Corrine Whitman
Evening (2007) .... Lila Ross ... aka Spuren eines Lebens (Germany)
Dark Matter (2007) .... Joanna Silver
The Ant Bully (2006) (voice) .... Queen
The Devil Wears Prada (2006) .... Miranda Priestly
The Music of Regret (2006) .... The Woman
A Prairie Home Companion (2006) .... Yolanda Johnson
Prime (2005) .... Lisa Metzger
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004) .... Aunt Josephine ... aka Lemony Snicket - Rätselhafte Ereignisse (Germany)
The Manchurian Candidate (2004) .... Eleanor Shaw
"Angels in America" .... Ethel Rosenberg / ... (6 episodes, 2003) - Millennium Approaches: Chapter Three - The Messenger (2003) TV episode .... The Rabbi/Hannah Pitt/Ethel Rosenberg/The Angel of Australia - Perestroika: Chapter Five - Beyond Nelly (2003) TV episode .... The Rabbi/Hannah Pitt/Ethel Rosenberg/The Angel of Australia - Millennium Approaches: Chapter One - Bad News (2003) TV episode .... The Rabbi/Hannah Pitt/Ethel Rosenberg/The Angel of Australia - Millennium Approaches: Chapter Two - In Vitro (2003) TV episode .... The Rabbi/Hannah Pitt/Ethel Rosenberg/The Angel of Australia - Perestroika: Chapter Four - Stop Moving! (2003) TV episode .... The Rabbi/Hannah Pitt/Ethel Rosenberg/The Angel of Australia (1 more)
"Freedom: A History of Us" .... Abigail Adams / ... (4 episodes, 2003) - Democracy and Struggles (2003) TV episode .... Margaret Chase Smith - Independence (2003) TV episode .... Abigail Adams - Liberty for All (2003) TV episode .... Mary Easty - Yearning to Breathe Free (2003) TV episode .... Mother Jones
The Hours (2002) .... Clarissa Vaughan
Adaptation. (2002) .... Susan Orlean
Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001) (voice) .... Blue Mecha ... aka A.I. Artificial Intelligence (USA: poster title)
"King of the Hill" .... Aunt Esme Dauterive (1 episode, 1999) - A Beer Can Named Desire (1999) TV episode (voice) .... Aunt Esme Dauterive
Music of the Heart (1999) .... Roberta Guaspari
Chrysanthemum (1999) .... Narrator
One True Thing (1998) .... Kate Gulden
Dancing at Lughnasa (1998) .... Kate 'Kit' Mundy
...First Do No Harm (1997) (TV) .... Lori Reimuller
Marvin's Room (1996) .... Lee
Before and After (1996) .... Dr. Carolyn Ryan
The Bridges of Madison County (1995) .... Francesca Johnson
"The Simpsons" .... Jessica Lovejoy (1 episode, 1994) - Bart's Girlfriend (1994) TV episode (voice) .... Jessica Lovejoy
The River Wild (1994) .... Gail Hartman
The House of the Spirits (1993) .... Clara del Valle Trueba ... aka Åndernes hus (Denmark) ... aka A Casa dos Espíritos (Portugal) ... aka Das Geisterhaus (Germany)
Death Becomes Her (1992) .... Madeline Ashton
Defending Your Life (1991) .... Julia
Postcards from the Edge (1990) .... Suzanne Vale
She-Devil (1989) .... Mary Fisher
Rabbit Ears: The Fisherman and His Wife (1989) (V) .... Storyteller
Evil Angels (1988) .... Lindy Chamberlain ... aka A Cry in the Dark (International: English title) (USA)
The Tailor of Gloucester (1988) (V) .... Narrator
Ironweed (1987) .... Helen Archer
Rabbit Ears: The Tale of Peter Rabbit (1987) (V) (voice) .... Storyteller
Rabbit Ears: The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher (1987) (V) (voice) .... Storyteller
Heartburn (1986) .... Rachel Samstat
Out of Africa (1985) .... Karen Blixen
Plenty (1985) .... Susan Traherne
Falling in Love (1984) .... Molly Gilmore
Little Ears: The Velveteen Rabbit (1984) (V) .... Storyteller
Silkwood (1983) .... Karen Silkwood
Sophie's Choice (1982) .... Sophie Zawistowski ... aka Sophie's Choice (Australia)
Still of the Night (1982) .... Brooke Reynolds
Alice at the Palace (1982) (TV) .... Alice
The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981) .... Sarah / Anna
Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) .... Joanna Kramer
The Seduction of Joe Tynan (1979) .... Karen Traynor
Uncommon Women... and Others (1979) (TV) .... Leilah
Manhattan (1979) .... Jill Davis
The Deer Hunter (1978) .... Linda
"Holocaust" (1978) TV mini-series .... Inga Helms Weiss
Julia (1977) .... Anne Marie
The Deadliest Season (1977) (TV) .... Sharon Miller
Secret Service (1977) (TV) .... Edith Varney