Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Happy Birthday!


“Personally, I think if a woman hasn’t met the right man by the time she’s 24, she may be lucky.”

Deborah Kerr (30 September 1921 – 16 October 2007)

Happy Birthday Haley!


You are the funniest, smartest, most beautiful big sister and daughter in the whole world. You make us so proud and so happy!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Premiering Tonight...


Amazing Race: Season 15 Premieres tonight at 8:00 PM on CBS.
(I'll still watch it even though we didn't get picked to participate....)
(But I won't watch it on CBS....I'll go with CTV out of Montreal)

Friday, September 25, 2009

This Day In History...


September 25, 1987: "The Princess Bride" is released.

Premiering Tonight...


Law & Order returns for Season 20 tonight at 9:00 PM on NBC.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Wonder Woman Flip Flops!



This item was found on Amazon Princess, a great blog that Bubba Shelby contributes to on a regular basis.

You can purchase the flip flops HERE!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A Video Mash Up



I have seen the Monty Python/Return of the Jedi mash up all over the place recently. After watching it, I saw this in the suggested scroll. I found it funnier.

I really HATE that Rudolph movie.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Out of Context Comics

Hey, Kid Colt!What's your favorite Elvis song?
Panel from Kid Colt, Outlaw #103 (March 1962), script by Stan Lee, art by Jack Keller

Saturday, September 19, 2009

A picture for you...

This blog has been a little scattershot and all over the place recently. I am not sure what I want to do with it.

On the same track, I have neglected my tumblr account like Bill and Hillary ignore Roger (best I could do....maybe Lee will have something better?).

Either way, I found this picture at Sabino's tumblr feed. enjoy!
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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

"What I'm Reading"

The Way Home The Way Home by George P. Pelecanos


My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I am a lucky man. I know that. I live a quiet life, relatively normal and straight.

But I know there is another world out there, even in the quiet and calm of The Green Mountain state. People who live lives with no purpose or with malice in their hearts.

"The Way Home" shows a little bit of that world in and around Washington, DC. A teenage boy's life goes off the tracks and takes the lives of his family with him. Even as he tries to straighten things out, a decade later as a young man, his old reality crashes in on him.

A few years ago, Stephen King, in his column in Entertainment Weekly, recommended another of Pelecanos novels which I read and enjoyed. That one was a bit of a crime/mystery/thriller if I remember properly.

I saw this at the library and picked it up. Not the sort of book I usually read...more a slice of life story rather than the "incredulity straining fiction" I really enjoy but worth the time to read. I am going to read some of Pelecanos' other books sooner rather than later.

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Monday, September 14, 2009

"Dirty Dancing" star Patrick Swayze dead at 57

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Patrick Swayze, who went from Broadway dancer to Hollywood star in box-office hits like "Dirty Dancing" and "Ghost," died on Monday after a two year battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 57.


Swayze died at home with his family at his side, his publicist said.


He became a pop culture icon with 1987's "Dirty Dancing," which defied Hollywood expectations to become one of the most-watched movies of all time.


Swayze played the swaggering dance instructor Johnny Castle in the film opposite Jennifer Grey's sheltered teenager Frances "Baby" Houseman, who becomes smitten with him while on vacation at a New York resort during the 1960s.


Swayze was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer, one of the most deadly forms of the disease, in January 2008. He said at the time that the cancer had already spread to his liver.


But the actor and former dancer vowed to fight the disease and had treatment with an experimental drug. He then surprised Hollywood by filming a new detective series for television called "The Beast" in which he played the grueling lead role. The series was broadcast earlier this year.


"Dirty Dancing," which was made for a modest budget and almost scrapped by its studio, became a massive box-office hit, earning Golden Globe nominations for both stars and spawning the Oscar-winning hit single "(I've Had) The Time of My Life."


Producers did not have high hopes for the film but it reaped $64 million at the U.S. box office and $214 million worldwide.


Swayze co-wrote and performed the song "She's Like the Wind" for the movie's soundtrack, which went to No. 3 on the pop music charts. The film remained widely popular more than two decades later and recently spawned a stage musical version.

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Confused Batman is Confused



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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

"What I'm Reading"

The Graveyard Book The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman


My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Now this is the Neil Gaiman I like. It was spooky, funny, touching, and mysterious. My only complaint might be that some of the mystery was played too close to the vest.

If you like British humor, a touch of the macabre and don't take the idea of ghosts and the afterlife too seriously, you will probably enjoy this.

I found two copies in my classroom library. I am not sure if I would recommend this much below 6th grade, unless you have a fairly sophisticated kid on your hands.

Whereas"Coraline" started strong and faltered, leaving a less and less positive spot as the memroy dims, this book is one I will revisit someday. I hope the author does too.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

"Do I dazzle you?"


I don't think I have a hatred for "Twilight" like others do, but this still made me chuckle.

Monday, September 7, 2009

What's Keeping Me Up Tonight?



Yesterday it was "Wing Commander" while I was working....tonight (actually, this MORNING!) it's "The Fifth Element."

Korben Dallas: What's your name?

Leeloo: Leeloo Minai Lekarariba-Laminai-Tchai Ekbat De Sebat.

Korben Dallas: Good. That... that whole thing's your name, huh? Do you have, uh... a shorter name?

Leeloo: Leeloo.

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