Matinee & Dinner

Went and saw an afternoon showing of a movie yesterday, then went out for pizza. The movie was excellent and the pizza was great.

There are so few films worth seeing that I tend to only see one in theatres per year. I don’t foresee any others being worthwhile.

I got my annual viewing in.

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Movie Time

This movie has been on my must-see list since I first heard about it. It will be in theatres soon. Can’t wait to see it!

I’m sure to get a few new, excellent ideas for cosplay items. Comic-Con 2020 is one goal of many that I’m working on.

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Wuxia Weekend!

Every holiday weekend involves binge-watching a marathon of some sort. This time around we are enjoying the original Star Trek series, as well as some of the best “Kung Fu theatre” films which do – or don’t – star the late, great Bruce Lee.

So far I think that Crippled Avengers has been one of the best!

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Ah, Gene…

Gene Wilder, b. Jerome Silberman: 11 June 1933 – 29 August 2016

Gene Wilder, best remembered for his role as Willy Wonka in the timeless classic Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory; based on the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, by Roald Dahl, passed away in the wee hours of the morning. From the New York Times:

Gene Wilder, who established himself as one of America’s foremost comic actors with his delightfully neurotic performances in three films directed by Mel Brooks; his eccentric star turn in the family classic “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”; and his winning chemistry with Richard Pryor in the box-office smash “Stir Crazy,” died on Sunday night at his home in Stamford, Conn. He was 83.

Eric Weissmann, who was Mr. Wilder’s lawyer for many years, confirmed the death. A nephew, Jordan Walker-Pearlman, said that the cause was complications of Alzheimer’s disease.

Mr. Wilder’s rule for comedy was simple: Don’t try to make it funny; try to make it real. “I’m an actor, not a clown,” he said more than once.

With his haunted blue eyes and an empathy born of his own history of psychic distress, he aspired to touch audiences much as Charlie Chaplin had. The Chaplin film “City Lights,” he said, had “made the biggest impression on me as an actor; it was funny, then sad, then both at the same time.”

Mr. Wilder was an accomplished stage actor as well as a screenwriter, a novelist and the director of four movies in which he starred. (He directed, he once said, “in order to protect what I wrote, which I wrote in order to act.”)

What can be said that hasn’t been said already, or will be said by those who knew him and loved him best? All I can say is, this man was a genius. His comedies have kept me laughing through the years, from when I was barely potty-trained through my early 20s. The first movie I saw him in was the one he’s best known for. I enjoy the newer version starring Johnny Depp, since it is truer to the book, but Gene Wilder will always be “the REAL” Willy Wonka in my eyes! I loved him alongside Richard Pryor in the movie “Silver Streak,” and he was hilarious in “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother,” along with Marty Feldman and Madeline Khan. Those three, together, guaranteed laughter from the first scene of any film they were in. Another movie that my brothers and I watched, when the ‘rental units were out of the house, was “Start the Revolution Without Me,” with Gene co-starring with one Donald Sutherland – it was one of the funniest things I recall seeing in my young life.

He was married four times, but I recall his third wife the best and most fondly: Gilda Radner, who died of ovarian cancer in 1989. Her death got him actively involved in promoting the awareness and treatment of cancer, and he founded the Gilda Radner Ovarian Cancer Detection Center in Los Angeles; and co-founded Gilda’s Club.

I have no words…I just want to remember the laughter he brought to millions. I’ll close with three of the best clips from “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.” Rest in peace, good man…your light will always shine brightly in my universe.

Sepultura’s Friday Fun-time: Movies!

The topic of this post might surprise those who follow me and actually read what I write!

For those who are new to my blog, or just haven’t been paying attention, I don’t do movies or television shows. When I do watch, I watch sports or reruns – most of what is aired these days bores me to tears, save for comedies, animated series, or my anime on [adult swim]. I prefer books, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t watch ANY movies! I decided to post an awesome scene from three films that I genuinely like, and me liking a movie is a rare thing, indeed. The movies that I like might surprise many, as well – but, that’s what you get for having prejudiced expectations, LOL!

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First movie: Ladyhawke. It was on TV last weekend, and I had it on while I did some housework. Hadn’t seen it for years, and I’m sure many consider it a B-movie, but it wasn’t bad as far as I was concerned. Here’s one of the best scenes from that film: “The Transformation.”

Second movie: Hero. This movie was awesome, in my not-so-humble opinion – and I despise Quentin Tarantino, so that says a lot! I love this scene in particular: “Courtyard Battle.”

Last, but definitely not least, Blade Runner. To me, it is, and always will be, one of the most epic films ever made. The best version of the movie, for me, is the 1992 Director’s Cut. I think that it is the most pure, unadulterated version of the 1982 original, without the annoying, unnecessary narration. Even though the movie is nothing like the book that it is based on, titled Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (which I own and have read), it is brilliantly done.

This scene is the climactic moment: “Tears in the Rain.”

Sunday Serenity…and a Lunar Eclipse!

What a nice, relaxing Sunday it is! I decided to put my gaming project on hold for the weekend and pull my face off of the computer screen for a bit, and have been binge-watching some TV shows and movies. I’ve been enjoying watching some of the older Doctor Who episodes, with Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor; today, there is an Alfred Hitchcock double-feature airing, of a couple of movies I’d never seen yet: Psycho and The Birds. Sometimes it takes me a while to get around to watching so-called ‘classics’ – for instance, I didn’t get around to watching Soylent Green or The Andromeda Strain until the late 90s, LOL

The moon was beautiful last night, and there are clear skies forecast for tonight as well…I look forward to the lunar eclipse! It should be very nice. I’m going to see if I can capture some decent shots of it – if not, oh well! Seeing it will be a treasure.

That’s it for now…here are two songs about nightingales, just because! Enjoy…

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Tribute: Eiji Tsuburaya

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Eiji Tsuburaya: 7 July, 1901 – 25 January, 1970

Today’s Google Doodle inspired me to do a post about Eiji Tsuburaya (円谷 英二, Tsuburaya Eiji?) (Eiichi Tsumuraya (円谷 英一, Tsumuraya Eiichi?). He was the special-effects director for many Japanese sci-fi movies; he was one of the co-creators of the Godzilla (Gojira) series, and was the main creator of Ultraman. From IMDb:

Eiji Tsuburaya ranks alongside Willis H. O’Brien and Ray Harryhausen as one of the great visionary SFX masters of twentieth century fantasy cinema. Best remembered as the amazing special effects genius behind the “Godzilla” series of monster films commencing in 1954, he also contributed effects to a host of other Japanase monster / fantasy / science fiction / drama / propaganda films for over four decades.

Eiji Tsuburaya had a keen interest in the cinema from a young age, and legend has it that he acquired a second hand movie projector when he was only ten years old, and pulled it apart and put it back together with relative ease. He began work as a cinematographer in Kyoto around 1919, and then enhanced his skills to include camera work throughout the 1920s, at which time his eye for detail was in high demand from many studio’s. Around 1938, he became head of Special Visual Techniques at Toho Studios, and during the Second World War he was involved in the production of several Japanaese propaganda films. He went freelance after the war, and in 1954 he collaborated with director Ishirô Honda on the monster epic Godzilla (1954) (aka “Godzilla”). The film was an enormous hit in Japan, and additional scenes were filmed with US actor Raymond Burr and then inserted strategically to give the movie western appeal. “Godzilla, King Of The Monsters” was then released in the USA to strong box office takings, and Godzilla has since appeared in over two dozen films spanning over fifty years, becoming a key cult icon of Japanese culture!!

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I’ve been a fan of his movies since I was a tiny tot…public radio and public television exposed me to many things – all of them good, IMHO!

Here’s a great song by a fantastic band, with footage from the original Godzilla: King of the Monsters. The American version has Aaron Burr in it…just a testament to the racism of Holly-white – I mean, HollyWOOD…we know the drill!

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Remembering Robin Williams

Robin McLaurin Williams: 21 July 1951 – 11 August 2014

Ah, me…. My heart aches today, following the news of the untimely death of actor, comedian, and comedic genius Robin Williams at the age of 63. The funnyman who was beloved by many and who made countless people laugh, took his own life yesterday. From the BBC:

“US actor and comedian Robin Williams took his own life at his California home, police have confirmed.

Marin County Sheriff’s Lt Keith Boyd said Williams, 63, had been treated for depression and killed himself by hanging.

The entertainer was last seen alive by his wife on Sunday evening, and was found dead at about noon on Monday, Lt Boyd said.

Tributes have poured forth from President Barack Obama and others.”

Words fail me at the moment…Robin Williams has been a screen presence for me during my entire lifetime, and I’d just heard that he was working on a sequel for the film Mrs. Doubtfire – I’d idly wondered out loud to my husband what the premise would be. Would ‘Daniel’ reprise his role as the matronly Brit for one of his grandchildren? There were three kids involved in the first film…IIRC, ‘Liddie’ was the oldest of three, so it isn’t a far stretch to presume that ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ would reappear to help her with her own marriage and child-rearing issues. The end of the original film had him hosting a children’s show at the end, so anything’s possible in the land of make-believe.

Digressing…I grew up watching Mr. Williams in his role as the alien named Mork, from the planet Ork, in the series Mork & Mindy. I admit to having had a tiny, 6-year-old crush on the guy with the twinkling blue eyes; the shaggy, unruly mop of brown hair, who sported rainbow-coloured braces (also known as suspenders) and would declare “Nanu, Nanu!” in a semi-robotic voice – that statement was essentially like ‘Aloha’ is to Hawai’ians.

The first movie role I saw him in was when he starred in the movie Popeye, which was what we call a “live-action” film in these modern times. For the nimrods out there, “live-action” is essentially when a fictional character, depicted only in animated cartoons, graphic novels or ‘comic books,’ is brought to life and “made real” with living actors and specific special effects. Transformers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Superman, Batman, and X-Men are but a few examples of this. I thought that the movie was good, and Robin perfectly captured the essence of the squinting sailor with the bulging forearms and obsession with spinach.

The next role I saw him in was The World According to Garp, which was a fairly obscure rendition of an equally obscure book; I read the book not long after I saw the movie, which came out in 1982 – the book was originally written in 1978, but the cover was updated to show Mr. Williams as the title character after the movie was released.

I haven’t seen a lot of the movies he was celebrated for, such as Dead Poets Society, Good Will Hunting, Good Morning Vietnam, Patch Adams, or Birdcage, but I thought that he was great in Jumanji, Mrs. Doubtfire, and of course, the voice of the djinn in Disney’s adaptation of Aladdin. I thought he did some fantastic work in other small-screen roles, including some notable appearances in Homicide: Life on the Street and Law & Order: SVU.

He was one of few celebrities that I found likable in a completely human way, beyond the lights and cameras of Holly-white. He was open about his struggles with cocaine, alcohol, and depression. That is the price of being a genius: we creative sorts want to rise above the pain and chaos of humanity by offering something joyful and beautiful, but we are only too human ourselves and aren’t immune to the ugliness and hatred that surrounds us. Thus, we try to escape like Icarus and strive to touch the sun – but end up paying a terrible price.

I don’t know what to say that hasn’t already been said by countless others: he was one of the few true, comedic geniuses that come along once in a blue moon. He is in the pantheon of artists that include Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor, and George Carlin. You never knew what to expect when he was a guest on any show – but you could guarantee that it would be fucking hilarious and you’d be laughing until you cried. One of the best guest appearances I saw Robin Williams in was when he was on Late Night With Conan O’Brien, when Conan was still on network television. There was a power outage which caused some sort of studio malfunction, so the scheduled band couldn’t perform. Robin went off the chain with some impromptu comedy which resulted in him scampering across the stage like a chimpanzee, acting like he was hurling feces in every direction! That was too gawddamned funny…on top of that, he was wearing one of the craziest-patterned suits I’ve ever seen – but it worked. It fit. It was perfect! Few people could have pulled off that look and made it seem like…just another suit! “Weird Al” Yankovic is one in that category, as is Katt Williams. I searched for that clip, but couldn’t find it…but there are so many others that are just as hilarious, so it was worth the search.

*SIGH*…I’m speechless. Still processing it all. So many unexpected, senseless deaths have occurred in the past few days in all corners of the world – it’s overwhelming. He was one who made so many laugh…yet, the sorrow inside was too much and he felt so utterly alone that the endless emptiness of death was somehow more alluring than the boundless joy of life. Life that he seemed to embrace so fully and so completely, with his entire heart and soul. All I can say is: “Ah, me…”

Rest in peace, Robin – you will be sorely missed. I will remember all of the times you made me laugh and cry with your talent for just being. I know I’m not alone in that.

Multitudinous Musings…

A musing gargoyle…

National and world events over the past couple of weeks have been stewing in the back of my mind. A weekend wedding interrupted my planned posting, so…here it is, better late than never.

The violence in Gaza is horrific and terribly one-sided, as always. Innocent Palestinians are blasted by Israeli rockets on a daily (oft-times hourly) basis, while Benjamin Netanyahu excuses the civilian death toll by blaming Hamas. Why Israel gets whopping, unconditional support from many nations is beyond me…their ‘Iron Dome’ ensures relative safety, while Palestinians aren’t secure in hospitals, schools, or refugee camps set up by the United Nations. Reporters in Tel Aviv wear polo shirts; the ones in Gaza City wear flak jackets. The disparity is glaring and has been for years.

Gaza reporter wearing a flak jacket – no ‘Iron Dome,’ here!

Vladimir Putin keeps on with his unique brand of brutal jackassery by virtually ordering his rebel scum to shoot down a passenger plane over Ukraine, then hindering the investigation of it by having his thug squads harass and intimidate the workers. Even if he didn’t give a direct order, he is still to blame – so why are people claiming that President Obama is responsible? News flash, morons: PUTIN IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DOWNING OF MH17. Too many people believe the ridiculous propaganda being shat out by FauxNews because every other station picks up on it and re-broadcasts it as facts, then people tweet it and keep repeating it. Propaganda has nothing to do with facts! It was a Malaysian airliner that was blown out of the sky – for that reason alone, the conspiracy theories have been flying – bad pun unintended. No, this plane was shot down over a war zone by people who have the same mentality as neo-nazis, separatists, and Teabaggers in the U.S. Keep an eye on that ilk so that you know what to expect from them!

The schoolgirls in Nigeria are still missing; they remain captives of Boko Haram, but few people give a rat’s arse about them anymore. It’s testament to the brief attention-spans of many: “They aren’t being talked about so they must not be important…but let’s see what the Kartrashians are doing!” I feel for their families – I really do. Anybody who has experienced the horror of a missing family member, especially if that family member is your own child, knows that pain. Why is nothing being done? Can anything really be done? We heard about the teens in Norway who were slaughtered and terrorized by Anders Brevik immediately after he set the bombs off in that summer camp. That tragedy played on the airwaves far longer than the disappearance of the girls, who had been missing for two or three weeks before they were given small air-time on international media. The attention lasted for a week, if that, and has now fallen by the wayside in favour of the illegally-detained Al-Jazeera reporters. To top that off, another Ebola outbreak is making a new, widespread emergence in the area…very sad and disheartening.

Please…let’s not forget about them.

Back to the U.S.A.: Another person of color has been murdered under the guise of being “detained” by police. Eric Garner was hassled by cops because he was suspected of selling untaxed cigarettes. Three officers took him down, one applying a lethal (and illegal) choke-hold. You can clearly hear him pleading with them: “I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe.” No medical attention was provided, and I was disturbed to see his clearly lifeless body being loaded onto a gurney like a sack of potatoes – no breathing mask, no CPR being applied, nothing. To top that off, the cop who applied the death-grip had the temerity to wave smugly at the person who was recording the incident on their cell phone. Repulsive and disgusting, but sadly, not surprising. We know the drill.

Eric Garner reaching out for help as his life is choked away…

“Open-carry” seems to be very popular in many states now, with some strange movement that has caused places such as Target and Chipotle to request that people leave their guns at home, or at least leave them in their vehicle before entering their business establishments. I find it interesting that all of the idiots carrying their AR-15s and AK-47s around are your typical inbred, white-trash rednecks, making this yet another “whites-only” movement. I personally don’t own a military-style assault rifle, and see no need for one as a civilian. I own plenty of guns: rifles, shotguns, and pistols, only two of which are semi-automatics. I also possess two concealed-carry licenses – one for the state of Washington, and one for the state of Oregon. A multi-state license is the next step.

Personally, I LOVE Chipotle – in small doses!

Idiocy abounds in ‘entertainment,’ per usual. Shitty-looking movies such as Sex Tape, 50 Shades of Gray, The Expendables III, and Defenders of the Universe are currently being advertised. 50 Shades has me laughing because it is based on some soft-core ‘novel’ that has women frantically jilling off over it. How lame and how tame – if you can’t rely on your own imagination for erotic fantasies, then you have problems! At any rate, the only movie I’m waiting for is the third (and final) installment of The Hobbit, which hasn’t had any trailers yet…as far as I know! Another re-hashing of Hercules is coming out, with ‘The Rock’ starring as the demigod hero. I wanted to see the sequel to How to Tame Your Dragon, but I think it was here and gone already! I’ll have to check showtimes for the beer-and-pizza cinemas to see when they pick it up.

it’s coming…soon…

On the small screen, two shows that I happened to see advertisements for just had me scoffing in derision: Utopia and Naked & Afraid. Look them up if you’re so inclined! Because they look so moronic to me, that’s a guarantee that they will be hit shows that go on for at least five seasons, if not more. I simply don’t like the shitty shows that the majority of people gravitate to! My scorning those shows means that people will be watching them and talking about them incessantly…I feel it in my bones.

I’ll close this post with a bit of good news – sanity does still exist! Wretched, racist puke Turd Nugent, the so-called ‘Motor City Madman,’ has had a couple of concerts cancelled by the venues where he was supposed to appear. The Coeur d’Alene tribe in Idaho was the first to do so, followed closely by the Puyallup tribe here in Washington state. From KGW.com:

“TACOMA, Wash. — Emerald Queen Casino will cancel two Ted Nugent concerts that were scheduled August 2 and 3 over allegations of racist remarks by the singer.

Puyallup Tribe officials said the decision came after learning that Nugent has said racist remarks.

“The first amendment gives people the right free speech, but I think racism is intolerable and not acceptable here,” said Puyallup Tribal Council Vice President Lawrence W. LaPointe. “We’ve been getting lots of complaints from the community and other organizations.”

“I don’t want to take away his right to say what he wants to say, but we don’t need it here.”

Nominee for ‘Dickhole of the Decade!’

Can you believe the gall of that paranoid pants-shitter?!? “There’s a conspiracy to shut me up because I speak the truth and tell it like it is!” No, dude, the only conspiracy is the one in your muddled cranium. Using white-supremacist terms to describe and deride the current POTUS doesn’t go over well with some people, especially when you’ve insulted those same people in your lyrics and in every interview you rant in. Claiming that you aren’t a racist, simply because you were partially influenced by Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley, is a laughable cop-out. You feel that freedom of speech means that you can say whatever the hell you want, whenever and wherever the hell you want, about anyone. Fine. Just be willing to take the same shit you dish out, m’kay? Whinging and whimpering about a couple of cancellations is infantile – suck it up, go suck an egg, and take a flying fuck at a rolling doughnut while you’re at it! Douchebag.

A pair of old, haggard, racist fuckwads – how charming!

I need some good old-fashioned head-banging music after this…enjoy!

Alice In Chains: “Again

Drowning Pool: “Bodies

Rob Zombie “Hands of Death (Burn Baby Burn)”

1st Post 2014!!! ** UPDATED **

Belated blessings, greetings, and Happy New Year to my dear readers! It may appear that I dropped the ball and neglected to do a post for the Winter Solstice AND the New Year; in fact, I was enjoying my honeymoon and decided to disconnect from the ‘Inter-webs’ for a time. I am enjoying the Seahawks standings in the NFL immensely and have re-discovered a certain long-running British series, so I have plenty to talk about besides the bullshit of politics and pop culture. Without further ado, let’s get started and get the ball rolling again!

First off, my fiancée and I tied the knot in December – I started 2014 as a married woman! The wedding was a small, intimate affair which was attended by a few select family members – it was perfect. Who says you need a huge, chaotic service with 100+ guests, a champagne fountain, open bar and catering? How anyone can stay sane putting together something lavish and over-the-top is beyond me. Just the little thing we threw together was mildly stress-inducing, but we pulled it off!

Our honeymoon was delightful, especially since we didn’t need to travel far from home and get stuck in an overcrowded airport somewhere. The deep freeze that has slammed most of the USA has left the West Coast virtually untouched, as usual. We got a little bit of snow during the first week of December, and have had some frozen mornings when it’s been clear and cloudless overnight, but nothing close to the blizzards and 20-below temperatures of, say, Chicago or New York City. Amazing that our hummingbirds are still around – seeing them zipping about when there was snow on the ground was pretty amazing! They are surprisingly tough and resilient little critters. Speaking of critters, the deer wander through on a semi-regular basis, and we have seen a ring-tailed masked bandit make a few nocturnal visits. We’ve dubbed him “Sir Fluffy-pants” and have marveled at how stealthy and careful he is – he sets off the motion-detector lights once in a while, but not every time he skulks through the yard. I love our local wildlife! We also blasted into the New Year with a nice volley of fireworks – and we still have some left to shoot off on July 4th, but we will buy more before that date rolls around.

James LaRue Avery: 27 November 1945 – 31 December 2013

I was saddened to hear of the death of James Avery, the gentleman who played ‘Uncle Phil’ on Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. I used to watch that show on a regular basis…I’d almost forgotten that Will Smith was enjoyable before he got sucked into the cult of Scientology! Go figure…there was a Fresh Prince marathon on the Centric channel a few days after the news, so I tuned in to a few episodes for a bit of nostalgia. I finally found a channel that has repeats of Bernie Mac and Girlfriends – I absolutely LOVE those shows! Rest in peace, Mr. Avery…you join the ages.

Speaking of great shows, I was in despair over the limited fare that has taken over the BBC channel. Used to be that I could find hilarious episodes of Mr. Bean, Absolutely Fabulous, The Young Ones, and One Foot in the Grave, just to name a few. Now there’s tripe that must appeal to AmeriKKKan audiences, such as James May’s Man Lab, Top Gear, the Graham Norton Show, and endless Star Trek: TNG repeats. Don’t get me wrong; I like Star Trek but have pretty much seen every single episode, so it’s just gotten old. Not to mention, the things about it that annoyed me when it first came out are more glaring and irritating to me now that I’m paying more attention! Anyway, there was a Doctor Who marathon on between New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day – I’d forgotten how much I love that show! I watched it off and on during my ‘teens-ages’ because it would be shown on PBS from time to time. It had obvious appeal to a fan of the original Twilight Zone and Outer Limits series, which could be seen on Nick at Nite from time to time.

Segueing from the small screen to the large: We finally saw The Desolation of Smaug at a small, local theatre and had a great time – I look forward to the final installment, but still feel that plenty of justice could have been done by making it a single, 4-hour movie. At any rate, I’d forgotten that a movie experience can be enjoyable when there are less than 15 people in the seats, spread out so nobody is interfering with anyone else. The trailers for upcoming movies continue to show why I only see one film per year, if any! Ye gawds…mindless dreck such as a sequel for 300 – really?!? Or how about Devil’s Due, which seems to be an infinitesimally re-written and re-titled remake of Rosemary’s Baby. Holly-white hasn’t had a new idea in decades, but people still lap up the shite and call it sugar. Go figure!

Speaking of consuming fecal matter, self-hating psychotic Dennis Rodman continues to smooch the ass-cheeks of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un. Looks like Dennis was tapping into his inner Marilyn Monroe when he sang ‘Happy Birthday’! No surprise there…whatever diseases he caught from all those white-trash cunts, on top of all the drugs he’s done over the years, have finally taken their toll. Perhaps young Jong-Un will put him out of his misery! Deon Cole, one of the writers on the Conan show, had a great take on ‘the Worm’…check it out!

Conan O’Brien: Deon Cole on Dennis Rodman

Finally, to the story that made nationwide (and possibly international) headlines: ‘Rocky Mountain High’ has a new meaning, now that Colorado became the first state in the USA to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. My home state of Washington is supposedly going to do the same thing in late spring or early summer, so we’ll see about any so-called ‘pot tourists’ passing through. It would be a better crowd than the usual, local tweakers!

Well, that’s it for my first post of 2014. I have a bit of playoff fever and am ready to see a big game between my Seahawks and the Saints later today. They met earlier in the season and the ‘Hawks put a walloping on the Saints; I have a feeling that today’s game will be well-played and hard-fought on both sides, and the score will be a bit less lopsided…Seahawks by 10 points would be my wager, if I bet on sporting events!

** UPDATE **

My Seahawks were victorious over the Saints! Final score: 23 – 15…I fell within my own 10-point spread estimation! Not too shabby, if I do say so myself – anyway, the NFC Championship game will be in Seattle on Sunday, where the San Francisco 49ers will face the ‘Hawks and the thunder of the “12th Man” at ‘the Clink!’ This will be a game for the ages…I can’t wait!

Time for some tunes – enjoy!

U2 – “New Year’s Day

Slade – “Here’s to the New Year

Renaissance – “Northern Lights

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