Sunday, July 31, 2011

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Sibling Witchery

So one thing nice about me is I have friends. Also, last Friday after eating grilled salmon some of those friends and I watched Teen Witch, the 1989 classic I had never seen.

The most fascinating thing to me was NOT the "Top That" rap (a close 2nd), but the younger brother. I had recently re-watched Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead, and was highly entertained that the little brother in that was also the little brother in Adventures in Babysitting - that young man was featured in the whole subgenre of Babysitting Adventure movies in the late 80s.

To put a point on it, the lil' brother from Teen Witch was as distracting to us as corn in a salad. Who was this actor? Was it a short lesbian in a vest? Was he ALSO played by Zelda Rubenstein?

Here he is in the opening scene:


And then, here's my favorite scene, when he is under her spell and being nice to her. He seems to be making some sort of pig call at the start:

When I'm a grown up, after I've written my first book, Shelley 3, the third volume in Shelley Winters' memoirs, and my second book, on the religious allegory in Poseidon Adventure, I'm going to do a book on the younger brothers in 80s movies. And if bookstores still exist, I hope you'll run out and buy it.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Ship Song

What is this? Why is this?

I love this song. I love Nick Cave's version, I love Concrete Blonde's version, I love the Nick Cave with Concrete Blonde version, I love Amanda Palmer's version. And now? Nice.

Thanks Australia. Good job.

Oh, and what's with Martha Wainwright? She's from Canada, not Australia. I did see her in a restaurant in Sydney once. And now she looks like that Nurse Jackie who takes the pills.

In conclusion, The End.

Monday, July 25, 2011

America's Pearl

This article has EVERYTHING.
  • Pearl Bailey
  • Richard Nixon
  • Senators Javits, McGovern, & Muskie plus VPs Agnew & Humphreys
  • reference to Washington, D.C. as "Dee Cee"
  • Carol Channing
  • turnip greens
How I wish I was a subscriber to Jet Magazine in 1970.

Friday, July 22, 2011

You Have GOT To Be Kidding Me

Dear Chelsea Market: That ain't right.

Monday, July 18, 2011

of Museums and Culture

Yesterday, I went on an educational jaunt to QUEENS. Whaaaa?!? Yep, Queens.

See, the Museum of the Moving Image had a little show about the Muppets - I'll blog about that later. The last time I went to the MoMI, it was raining, and we saw a double-feature of Night at the Opera and Der Blaue Angel. If there's one thing I can suggest, don't ever go straight from a Marx Brothers movie to one where someone dies from loving Marlene Dietrich. It does not make for a fun night. However, my companion found a $20 bill outside the museum on our walk home, so you never know.

HOWEVER, this Sunday none of that happened. Here's a few of the gems they have on display.

Elsa Lanchester's wig! Who knew the bride of Frankenstein was a ginger?

They had a whole Star Wars toy exhibit, which was pretty awesome - I remembered owning and playing with each and everyone of of the Action Figures. What I did not remember, was this quasi-NSFW C3-P0 tape dispenser.

I have a question on these books here below. Did Betty Grable, Judy Garland, and Ginger Rogers figure in as characters in these novels? A little research is in order, but I don't want to be late for work.
Furthermore, I wish I had this Julia lunchbox growing up. I loved that show. The legs really are the last thing to go.

In conclusion, my favorite bit of memorabilia was these Geraldine and Flip Wilson dolls. God, but they'd look grand on my fireplace mantle.

Television is great. Also, movies. Queens, not so bad.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Heads, Tails, We're Dancing

This is the most beautiful ballet I've seen since that all-boy performance of Swan Lake.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

These Are My Questions

Did Indiana Jones' girlfriend retire to Ptown and open a bed & breakfast?

Really, what's a cross between Garrison Keillor and Mary Tyler Moore? I kinda wish I had gone to this.
In conclusion, vacations are fun. And baffling.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Monday, July 4, 2011

The Perfect Costume For The Day

Happy Birthday America from Ptown!