Showing posts from August, 2016

Twin Peaks--1990/1991

Look—If you made it here on your “Twin Peaks” Internet hunt, you probably did it on purpose. If, on the other hand, you were looking for a web-site on “Twinkies” or “Pekinese” then I figure you're just a crappy speller—feel free to leave now and continue your Internet frenzy. Those of you who actually came here for Twin Peaks elucidation need to become more aware of your inner selves. I figure that if you came here on purpose and of your own volition, you already know the story, such as it is, and I need not re-tell it. Oh, like I could anyhow. There is this…..If you insist on watching this thing, try to have some mushrooms and chemicals on hand to ease the pain. The creator of this stinker is David Lynch. He's originally from Missoula, Montana, and the winters are cold and long up there, leading some to suicide, and everyone else towards far too much introspection. FAR TOO MUCH!! And psycho-active drugs. When you add in the psycho-babble, imitation Inju

The Games of Brazil, 2016

The Olympics lost it's glow for me sometime in the past, but I was wondering if there's anything at all worth going to Rio for (other than a wax)? Is it normal to have bevies of international athletes arrested for minor offenses then brought before courts who demand cash payments as an alternative to a trial? “C'Mon down to Rio—It'll be a blast”. Except for that institutional bribery thing, of course. On the other hand, there is the Brazilian Wax……….

Night World--1932

Television Notes From the land of Eminent Rainfall—Castle Rock, Washington I don't normally much care for the movies from the 30's. No, I don't really know just why—Depressing from the Depression mebbe. Or maybe it was just the way things were filmed, written, directed….. The exception that proves the rule is Night World from 1932. Everybody has a secret, and everybody holds a grudge. Nasty business, what with gangsters, cheating women, and other Night World stuff. We got cigarette smoking galore, and we all know that where there's cigarette smoking, there's gonna be some gunplay.  That's the real reason that cigarettes are so deadly, and everybody knows it, The men wore suits and combed their hair, and the women were dressed to kill.  Or be killed. Way too much story here, especially considering that the movie only lasts 50-some minutes. Night World is just PACKED!! with intrigue. If Pulp Fiction has a genealogical predecessor, this is it. W

Jive Junction--1943

Television Notes from the land of Eternal Rainfall—Castle Rock, Washington Eternal Rainfall? Did I really say that? It's been a warm summer week here. Without rainfall. In these parts, if it doesn't rain for two consecutive days, people start talking drought. Even though there's a wide fast-moving river just a few feet from the front door. Drought. HAH!! It's Sunday, and you know what that means—That's right…..New stuff on Pub-D-Hub. One of today's new things was that 1943 barn-burner, “Jive Junction”. I KNEW you were waiting for Jive Junction. I just knew it. Wait no more. This fast moving jitterbugging musical will only take an hour out of your life. It's got no stars, and precious little story to get in the way of the plot—It's a musical about putting on a show. Look—this was war-time and people needed to get away from it all. And they didn't have the Internet yet. Or cell phones. Not even Velcro. And they al

Olympic Events (and Colors!)

Nope, the Olympics haven't really held my attention much since the fall of the Soviet Empire. It used to be the Good Guys (Us) versus the Bad Guys (Them), and it felt like it meant something. Titanic struggles on the wrestling mat and on the track. And all that. The current crop of Bad Guys don't really have a country and don't actually field much of an Ice Hockey team anyhow. So, my interest has waned. But I did take a look to see what events are now considered “Olympic”. Here's a partial list: -5 events in Badminton -2 events in Beach Volleyball -A total of 16 (!) events in Canoe -2 events in Golf -2 events in Rhythmic Gymnastics -2 events in Rugby -2 events in Soccer -4 events in Table Tennis -2 events in Trampoline I figure that Croquet and Rubik's Cube can't really be very far behind. In all fairness, they are also having some track and field events, and some shooting competitions too, but…….Really now, Olympi

Your Real Horoscope (Redux)

Aquarius - January 20 to February 18   You have an inventive mind and are inclined to be progressive. You lie a great deal. You make the same mistakes repeatedly because you are stupid. Everyone thinks you're a jerk.   Pisces - February 19 to March 20   You have a vivid imagination and often think you are being followed by the FBI or the CIA. You have minor influence on your friends and people resent you for flaunting your power. You lack confidence and are a general dipshit.   Aries - March 21 to April 19   You are the pioneer type and think most people are dickheads. You are quick tempered, impatient, and scornful of advice. You are a prick.   Taurus - April 20 to May 20   You are practical and persistent. You have dogged determination and work like hell. Most people think you are stubborn and bullheaded. You are nothing but a goddamn Communist.   Gemini - May 21 to June 20   You are a quick and intelligent thinker. People like you because you are bisexual. You are incli