All West Wing, All The Time May12

All West Wing, All The Time

Next week starting Monday morning, at ten a.m., Bravo is showing all the episodes of West Wing starting with the pilot episode. If you need me I’ll be in the recliner with a couple bags of Doritos and a stack of comics under comforter.

TROY and Other Films

TROY Well, I can’t say I wasn’t warned. Someone actually referred to this movie as “The Brad Pitt Porno Posing Movie”. I sat through the whole thing. Truthfully? It’s a good “Saturday afternoon with time to kill” kind of movie. Big fight scenes, lots of swords and arrows. Not that bad. But wow, all that death and destruction because of some guy thinking with his wienie……. OFFICE SPACE Laura and David were right. I laughed my ass off. They told Ruth and I we would like it and boy did we. Some really funny stuff. I love the scene when they go postal on the fax machine. RIPPER 2 The worst...

Doin Nuthin’ – and doin’ it well Apr18

Doin Nuthin’ – and doin’ it well

This weekend consisted of my doing not much of anything. Ruth worked in the garden, I read comics. I read a whole lot of X-Men comics. X-Men dating back to the days when they only had 1 title on the stands, The Uncanny X-Men. Now of course there are about thirty seven different x-titles out there for our consumption, but the originals are still classics. I picked up and started at about issue 101 and read whatever I had up to about 400. Not being a collector anymore I have some gaps, but it was still very relaxing. I think Professor X died and came back about three times. Magneto also died and came back quite a bit. But I love X-Men comics....

Boiled, Hard Boiled Apr09

Boiled, Hard Boiled

Hard Boiled When hard boiling an egg you take something very fragile and drop it into water so hot that it is turning into steam. Water at a rolling boil, violent and potentially dangerous. This kind of sums up hard boiled pretty nicely I think. So, you might be thinking to yourself, what doe this have to do with anything? Well, it’s a lead in for this: downbytheriverlyrics “Down by the river I shot my baby Down by the river, Dead, oh, shot her dead.” Neil Young writes some fairly hard-boiled lyrics at times. So did Warren Zevon. In fact there re a lot of hard-boiled songs. There are a lot of hard-boiled songs out there. Some you might not...

Warriors…..

Warriors……. Come out to plaaaaAAAAaaaayyyyyyy Waaarriooooors……. Cooooome out to plaaaaAAAAAAAAaaaaayyyyyyy! >cue bottles clinking together< Sol Yurick wrote the book in 1965, based loosely on The Lost Patrol. In 1978 Walter Hill took it to the screen as Director of The Warriors. It’s a theme that’s actually pretty basic and hard not to rally behind. People fighting their way back home against insurmountable odds. Underdogs, doing what they need to do. But between The Warriors and the film adaptation of Richard Price’s The Wanderers, the summer movie scene scared the hell out of a lot of adults. And some of the fear might have been for...