Monday, November 30, 2009
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I woke up this morning, got myself a cup of coffee, and then came back to bed. I have the same routine every morning -- turn my laptop on, check for earthquakes where Nichelle is, make sure there are no hurricanes are where Nicole is, read my email, check Facebook, and then read the news. Today the news is extra stupid -- people have lost their marbles.
They're trying to ban flat screen TVs in California, saying they use too much energy. Television is important to people and they're not stupid. They'll buy them in other states. I have this image of families sitting in dark rooms, with their curtains pulled tightly closed, watching their flat screen TVs in fear. If that's not stupid enough, in Pennsylvania there is a story about a lady getting complaints about hanging her clothes outside to dry. The neighbors don't want to look at her unmentionables. Here's a tip -- don't look. So, they don't want people using too much energy watching TV and they don't want people saving energy by not using their dryers. Huh? And, if that's not stupid enough, now the USPS is stopping their letters to Santa program. Apparently, one loon back east was a sex offender and they caught him before he could send letters to children. So because of one person, they're stopping the entire thing. I swear, the USPS is becoming an absolute joke. The people at our local, small town office are rude as hell. No wonder people go postal -- err, I mean, lose their marbles!
So, forget about your kids getting a letter from Santa, don't get caught watching TV in your basement, and don't even think about hanging your underwear out to dry! Common sense is being thrown out the window and everyone is going mad. Now, where did I leave my marbles ...
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Such a classic cartoon -- this one always cracks me up. Foghorn is ruthless to that darn dog. Anyway, I woke up with my back spazzing again, which explains why I've spent the morning watching cartoons. I took some Motrin, but it's not helping. I really don't want to take the meds I have for this back stuff, since they'll knock me out and I won't be able to do school. Regardless, I hope everyone has a great day!
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
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When it comes to great Hollywood actors John Boles is no exception. What an amazing man. I watched the 1931 version of Frankenstein recently and noticed he was in that film. He plays a character named Victor, who is friends with Dr. Henry Frankenstein. If you've read the original book by Mary Shelley, you'll notice the movie is based more on the theatrical play of the 1920s. In the book, Dr. Frankenstein's first name is Victor, but in the film he's called Henry and Boles plays Victor. Talk about confusing! However, you might recognize John Boles from other films such as Curly Top and The Littlest Rebel with Shirley Temple. For a list of his other films, click here.
To me, John Boles is the epitome of a classic Hollywood actor. He had it all -- acting talent, the ability to sing, and the tall, dark, and handsome look that made women swoon. He was born in 1895, so obviously he was a little before my time. He died from a stroke in 1969 at the age of 74. I was four. His parents wanted him to become a doctor, but John was more interested in acting and singing. He got married the same year he graduated from college. In WWI, he worked as a spy for the US. After the war, he moved to NYC to study music and began appearing on Broadway. He caught the eye of Hollywood producers and started his film career. Wiki claims his role as Victor Moritz in Frankenstein is his most well known because the film has been so widely available. However, if you're a Shirley Temple fan, you'll probably recognize John Boles right away.
I couldn't find any video clips from Frankenstein on You Tube that really showed John's part in the film. The trailer shows him, but not that much. He's awesome in that movie. He's totally in love with Dr. Frankenstein's fiancee, Elizabeth. Sadly, he never gets the girl, but that doesn't stop him from trying to woo her. Personally, I think Elizabeth is the crazy one, not Dr. Frankenstein. He's ugly and a loon, whereas Victor runs around tending to her every need, without a single hair out of place. Okay, so sure, his pants are a little high, but I can overlook that. It was 1931 after all. Here's a video I found of John Boles, obviously made by a fan loonier than me. That's John singing in the clip as well. It's not really my kind of music, but like his high-waisted pants, I can overlook it just with the Pretty Boy factor alone ...
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
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Congratulations, Kelly! Your name was the one pulled from the pot. Well, it was more like a cup, but it did the job just the same. I'm pretty sure I still have your address, so I'll get your prize to you right away. Congrats, again! I loved reading the comments everyone left. Some of them were really funny and I decided to repost them here ...
Justine said ... My mama is a llama. Wha? It's true!
Walter said ... Dilly so help me if you don't tell me where you put my horns ...!
Nancy said ... Cheeeeese!
Edward said ... I would melt if I didn't see an elk.
Gale said ... Do I have something in my teeth?
Elysabeth said ... Why can't I get a suntan on my hide?
Leanne said ... Does this look okay? Or does this smile look fake?
Brenda said ... Do you think I have a chance at winning the next California Cow Contest?
Kim said ... I am smiling.
Outdoor Mom said ... Eat your heart out boys, these babies are for real, no dentures on this mama. Single tan female, looking for meaningful relationship without the bull. Predators need not apply.
Kelly said ... Hey Rena, there better be a group of elk in your Lemur Troops & Critter Groups Book!
Gale said ... Which one of you uttered the word 'venison'? I heard that!
Adrienne said ... No, I don't know where Bambi is. I'm an elk.
Bish said ... You better not be laughing at my ears.
Tracy said ... What are you looking at? We all have bad hair days.
Angela said ... Drink it in, people. I am that hot.
Nancy said ... Oh no you dih'nit!
Tara said ... Welcome to my world. You realize there aint a decent mochaccino within 200 miles of this place?
Tara said ... Dang. That was the third rejection this week. Editor said he was sick of talking elk stories.
Tara said ... If you post this on Facebook, I'm gonna post that pic of you from junior high. You know the one I'm talking about, pizza face.
Kate said ... Beauty is in the eye of the beholder; behold my lush, warm beautiful coat; behold and admire; then leave in peace, or pieces if you prefer.
Chris said ... Oh no you di-in't.
Kim said ... Don't you wish your girlfriend looked just like me?
Angela said ... I'm too sexy for my shirt.
Susi said ... So ... you won't show me to your parents?!
A lot of these gave me a good laugh. It would have been really hard to pick one favorite, which is why I decided to do the random drawing. Thanks again for playing along and participating! In closing, I'd like to leave you with a You Tube clip that Nancy showed me the other day. It was filmed in Estes Park, Colorado, near Rocky Mountain National Park. The video is of the elk rut, which is a huge deal there. I've never seen anything like this before. The only elk ruts I've seen were in Yellowstone and Grand Teton and they were nothing like this video. It's downright crazy! Enjoy!