(2) Fri Dec 01 2006 16:21 PST The Queen: I was happily typing away on my paper when Chris called me to let me know that "The Queen" is showing in Bakersfield. We hurried off to the first showing, because he has Boar's Head tonight, I'm working tomorrow, and who knows if it will still be playing because this is Bakersfield, after all. I have wanted to see it since one of my professors mentioned it and Leonard and Joellen had a discussion on the symbolism of the stag over thanksgiving. It was really good & a pleasant interlude. "Nuanced" is a word used by the rolling stone review which I think suits. It's also impressive how they managed to find good actors who look so much like the people they are supposed to be playing. I really like Cherie Blaire and the portrayal as the whole Blair family as opposition to the royal family. Now I am having a hot dog at Chris' and will soon go back home to finish my paper.