Country music has always had its fair share of creeps. Porter Wagoner — the man who brought Dolly Parton to a national audience — also gave us perhaps the nuttiest song in the annuls of C&W. For your approval: from his 1972 RCA album, What Ain’t To Be Just Might Happen, I give you, The…
Don’t You Think You Were a Little Hard on the Beaver?
If you hurry on over to eBay, you may still be able to land this awesome — and I’m sure, completely FUN — Hasbro board game from 1959 “based” on TVs Leave It to Beaver.
Viddy Well, My Droogie
Love these Clockwork Orange “phantasy” bubblegum cards. I’m still waiting for the “Last Year at Marienbad” set. (Link courtesy of Boing Boing).
I’m Gonna Strap It On
This is one of my favorite audio oddities. I originally heard this on an old cassette. I carried that thing around for years and played for the special few. Here’s a cleaned up version I found on a CD compilation. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you, An Unidentified Irate Preacher. Please enjoy responsibly.
Growing up in San Antonio in the early ’80s, one of my fondest memories was Saturday night. That was when they showed “Nightmare Theater” on the local CBS affiliate KENS-TV. It was a cheaply produced affair that showed two horror movies starting at 10:30 pm hosted by The Grim Reaper, a sort of cornball jokester…
Apply Directly to Forehead
If you own a TV…or know someone who does…chances are you might’ve seen those completely annoying ads for HeadOn…And you might know what to do with HeadOn…if you were paying attention…File under marketing genius.
King Leer — Russ Meyer, a Re-Appreciation
Lately I’ve been reading “Big Bosoms and Square Jaws: The Biography of Russ Meyer”. Anyone who’s known me the past 15 years knows that I’m a big Russ Meyer fan. Or at least I was a big Russ Meyer fan. I’d believed I’d out-grown the man’s work — the last time I’d tried to watch…
Addicted to Breathing
I have a confession to make. Although I was blessed with a big honker, it’s frequently stopped up due to allergies and/or seasonal dryness. It makes sleeping a restless chore, as anyone who’s had the sweet/sour opportunity to spend the night with me could attest. Of course the sinus problems would be bad enough, but…
Netflix – So Many Movies, So Little Will
I’ve never had a problem with Netflix. Heck, I thought it was the best way to rent movies…especially after a nasty experience at a local Blockbusters in Brooklyn. But even though it’s convenient…and they do have a nice selection…I dunno, something about having to watch three movies a week — or more — just to…
KFC’s New Famous Bowls — “Like Throwing Up in Reverse”
I considered having one of these for lunch the other day but then thought better about it…Submitted for your approval. (From LA Times — so registration is probably required…but worth it.)