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Live Wire: Krulik’s Derby, Day 1

In which Jeff Krulik arrives at Churchill Downs for Kentucky Derby week …

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You like “Master of Hounds.” What does that say about the American 3-y-olds?

Posted by David on May 3, 2011 @ 9:30 pm

Splendid. But, please, get rid of that word, “excited.”

Think of it as that one horse in any upcoming race that, for whatever reason, is the first automatic toss.


Well, there’s a thesaurus that’s very popular with the public relations hacks – the people who generate the same press releases, almost verbatim, each & every time after their clients checks clear.

Its price is certainly affordable, for it has but one word in it.

Guess which one it is?

Seeing that amicable tour guide, that reminds me. Let us know if you run into anyone this week working a crowd with the innocently-posed question as to how to pronounce the name of Kentucky’s state capital:

“Is it ‘Ver-Sallys” – or “Ver-Sighs?’ ”

My own tour guide in 2003 (in Lexington) had the rest of us perfectly set up.

Hence his exasperation when I didn’t realize what he was up to & just as innocently asked him, “Say, isn’t the state capital Frankfort?”


Willie from AZ – can’t bet, can’t lose, luckiest day of his life. And much to my dismay, he darned well might be right about Uncle Mo.

There’s nothing less deflating when the Derby winner pays $10.00 & you have to hit a Sixteenfecta to get your money back.

Posted by Don Reed on May 4, 2011 @ 1:12 am

Author PhotoJeff Krulik is the Washington, DC-based award-winning filmmaker who in 1986, with collaborator John Heyn, took a camera to the parking lot of a Judas Priest concert arena -- the result was the cult sensation, Heavy Metal Parking Lot. Krulik's rapport with his subjects yields some of the best verite documentaries you'll see -- I Created Lancelot Link, Ernest Borgnine on the Bus, Obsessed with Jews, Hitler's Hat. His current projects include Heavy Metal Picnic, about one of the most raucus field parties ever, and Led Zeppelin Played Here, about an apocraphyl Led Zep concert in a Maryland gymnasium on the night of Richard Nixon's inauguration. Visit his website. More by  ›