Wednesday, January 27, 2010

So, what are the Republicans going to do?

with their new 41-59 Senate "Majority"? I can remember a time when it only took 51 votes to get something done.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The Internet was Created for this moment

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Eee-mehr-gen-cee! Ev-lee-body to get from stleet!

One of my favorite Cold War movies - 1966's The Russians are Coming! The Russians are Coming!

A Soviet submarine draws too close to the New England coast when its captain wants to take a good look at America and runs aground on a sandbar near an island off Cape Cod. Rather than radio for help and risk an embarrassing international incident, the captain sends a nine-man landing party headed by the sub's second-in-command Lieutenant Rozanov (Alan Arkin) to search of a motor launch to help free the submarine. Soon, the citizens on the island are in a panic over the invasion.

For the ultimate in anti-matter viewing, try watching it as a double feature with 1984's "Red Dawn".

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Viva Knievel!

I caught this 1970's gem a few years ago on a local Spanish station (which somehow made it even more entertaining). The film also stars Gene Kelly, Lauren Hutton, Red Buttons, Leslie Nielsen, Cameron Mitchell, Frank Gifford and Dabney Coleman and was largely "Ghost Directed" by Irwin Allen.

From Wiki:

Daredevil motorcycle rider Evel Knievel stars as himself. The film opens with Knievel sneaking into an orphanage late at night to deliver presents: Evel Knievel action figures. One of the boys casts away his crutches, telling Knievel that if he could walk after his crashes, then he (the boy) can, too. Here is the amazing opening scene:

I don't think even El Santo could have pulled that off.

Later, drug lord Stanley Millard, (pre-Airplane Leslie Nielsen) plans to cause a fatal accident during a dangerous motorcycle jump in Mexico. He will then have Knievel's body transported back to America in an exact duplicate of the tour trailer, but one that has a massive supply of drugs hidden in the walls. Everything about this movie is just jaw-dropping.

Friday, January 1, 2010

A-Battery, B-Battery

Yes, it turns out that there were "A" and "B" batteries.