Tuesday, February 18, 2014
There's No Movies Like The Old Movies
As a kid, I had to sit through such memorable movie flops as "Godzilla" and "Day Of The Triffids" in order to appreciate a good movie. "Gone With The Wind", The Godfather" and many more movies bring back great memories.
That said, there does not seem to be very many good movies this day and age. The advent of great graphics and special effects seem to affect today's movies, while writing and plot seem to suffer.
Obviously, just as I had to sit through "Godzilla", today's youth are being subjected to zombies, vampires, car crashes, explosions and other special effects, ad nauseum while not being exposed to movies of merit.
Some movies come out today and some are so bad that they go straight to video. It looks like the Hollywood types are more interested in slanted politics than concentrating on their trade.
The News As I See It: Scientists are working on a new contraceptive for women that works for 90 days straight. They are referring to this new contraceptive as sweatpants.
NASA is getting a direct feed from a robot on Mars, but we still have to go outside to make a cell phone call.
The Slovenian woman who won the gold medal in alpine skiing is also a pop star in her country. So Justin Bieber is not the only pop star going downhill fast.
This Date In History: 1600; Italian philosopher, alchemist, and Copernican theory advocate Giordano Bruno was burned at the stake for heresy by the Inquisition. 1801; The electoral tie between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr was broken by the House of Representatives who elected Jefferson president.
1817; Baltimore became the first U.S. city lit by gas. 1864; The Confederate submarine Hunley, equipped with an explosive at the end of a protruding spar, rammed and sank the Union's ship Housatonic off the coast of Charleston, S.C.
1904; Puccini's opera Madama Butterfly premiered in Milan. 1972; President Richard Nixon left on his trip to China. 1996; Chess champion Garry Kasparov beat the IBM computer, Deep Blue, winning the six-game match. 2008; Kosovo declared independence from Serbia.
Picture Of The Day: Although a bit long (4 hours), GWTW was one of my favorite movies of all time. I remember there being an intermission in the middle of the movie, but no one seemed to mind as it was well publicized.
Printable Things I Never Told You: 1) You know she really loves you when you wake up in a pool of ice in the motel room bathtub with only one kidney removed. 2) They should make a reality show called, "So You've Been Drinking and You Think You Can Dance?" 3) Every year on Valentine's Day, I put a smile on my girlfriend's face by taking down the Christmas tree. 4) Idiots are fun. It's no wonder why every village wants one. 5) I went for my routine checkup today and everything seemed to be going fine until he stuck his index finger up my ass. I think I.m going to change dentists.....and that's five !
Today's Horoscope: Aquarius - February 17th: You're doing really well, keep it up! If you feel unhappy today, smile and go to the toilet. This should turn things around for you.
Birthdays: My friends Karen and Todd - Happy Birthday guys! 19XX, Arcangelo Corelli, composer and violinist 1653, Samuel Sidney McClure, editor and publisher 1857, Thomas John Watson, Sr. industrialist and philanthropist 1874, Jim Brown, Pro football player 1936, Michael Jordan, Pro Basketball Player 1963.
The AREA 51 Retirement Home Bar And Grill: I saw a poor old lady fall over today on the ice! At least I presume she was poor. She only had $1.20 in her purse.
My girlfriend thinks that I'm a stalker. Well, she's not exactly my girlfriend, yet.
My girlfriend has been missing a week now. Police said to prepare for the worst. So, I went to the thrift shop to get all of her clothes back.
The Hits Just Keep On Coming: My thanks to my friends Mike, Vivian and Wally for their contributions to today's stories.
Two Irish nuns were sitting at a traffic light in their car when a bunch of rowdy drunks pull alongside of them. One of the drunks shouts, "Hey, show us your tits, ye bloody penguins!"
The Mother Superior turns to Sister Immaculata and says, "I don't think they know who we are. Show them your cross."
Sister Immaculata rolls down her window and shouts, "Screw off ye little fookin' wankers before I come over there and rip yer balls off!" Sister Immaculata then looks back at the Mother Superior and asks, "Was I cross enough?"
A man picked up his lovely date at her parent's home. He had saved enough money to take her to a fancy restaurant. She ordered shrimp cocktail, foie gras, lobster and Dom Perignon champagne, the most expensive items on the menu.
He asked her, "Does your mother feed you like that when you eat at home?" She replied, "No,but my mother's not expecting sex tonight." He asked, "What would you like for dessert?"
That's it for today, my little bran muffins. Remember, you know that the temperature has hit zero degrees when all the Canadians are wearing shorts, playing frisbee and barbecuing outside.
More on Wednesday.
Stay Tuned !