Posts Tagged ‘50’s’

Museum of Flight, part deux….

Sat ,01/04/2017

So following on from the previous post regarding touring the Shuttle Trainer at Boeing’s Museum of Flight, here’s the rest of all the ‘plane nerd’ photos from most of the rest of the museum – enjoy!

I have to say, despite no flash, that ridiculous new phone of mine actually takes decent pics… on one from the gallery, then click it again to get the high-res version….


Good thing…

Sat ,25/02/2017

Ayn Rand never had kids!


100 Photos…

Fri ,03/02/2017

Amazing stuff, both for good and bad reasons…

Timeline view here


Christopher Lee – RIP

Sat ,13/06/2015

One of the baddest of the all-time bad guys passed away over the weekend – Christopher Lee, at 93. RIP, Lord Summerisle…..

Christopher Lee dies at the age of 93

Wikipedia bio


Jim Henson – what a guy.

Sun ,15/02/2015

Came across this video from Jim Henson’s memorial tonight on YT – very hard to believe he’s been gone for 24+ years(?) and yet his star has anything but diminished. Would that the rest of us had such a positive and uplifting effect on the world while doing it with humor and grace, while not being afraid to be zany and weird when the mood suited. This video really captures the essence of Jim Henson – enjoy and be inspired.


Speaking of small, troll-like gray haired men…

Wed ,06/08/2014

A friend’s comment regarding HR Giger (see previous post) made me remember good ol’ Brother Theodore from Letterman back in the 80’s (and his brief appearance in The ‘Burbs). As I tend to gravitate towards the weirder, increasingly sociopathic comedians (Emo Phillips and Norm McDonald being among the better known, but I miss Sam Kinison) I miss the true psychos (or at least the expert fake psychos) like BT, who could turn it on and off like a faucet when they wanted too, and if you hadn’t seen them before, you were convinced they were about to kill the interviewer. In revisiting his story in wikipedia, I had no idea he was a longtime entertainer well before the Letterman stuff and had even known Einstein – wild.

This video has terrible video quality but several very funny bits, including Letterman sassing him back in at least 3 places – classic stuff! Both Conan and Letterman were funniest on Late Night, no question about it. There are several more on YT too.

Rant on, Brother!


Bulli Bulli!

Tue ,01/07/2014

Love it!


Only a few days, and counting….

Sat ,10/05/2014

here’s where I’ll be, hoping Thu night!

Cinerama – Coming Soon

in the meantime, 3 comics from another person who can’t wait for the new movie…. (keep scrolling)…..

aquaman, bitter


Interesting, and unique.

Sun ,04/05/2014

I have always been fascinated by iconoclastic people – some being celebrities, many politicians or leaders, musicians – the list is somewhat long. In a recent discussion with a friend about the somewhat old movie Westworld (1973), I happened to come across this interview with Yul Brynner. What an interesting and candid guy – compared to most celebrities, he seems fairly genuine, relaxed and happy to simply talk and open whatever the interviewer wants to talk about:

I then found a Biography-style one hour piece on him. Between this and the info on IMDB, it paints a very interesting picture – besides his unique physical appearance and charisma, he was just a guy comfortable with being mysterious, yet a perfectionist and an extremely hard worker that also got to enjoy the results along the way. My favorite is the anecdote they tell about his directing days in the early 50’s at CBS, proving he defnitely had a sense of humor as well as his own self and value to the network at that time:

Of course for me the iconic role was in fact Westworld – I knew about The Magnificent Seven but have never watched it – i’ll definitely be going back to check out some of his older stuff. I saw The Ten Commandments when I was a kid but may have to even go back to that one, too!

A true original, to be sure.



Sat ,18/01/2014

This was how I felt about the lame Sony Godzilla movie attempt of 1998! Thankfully that mistake is about to be rectified this coming May….This also makes me think of Bugs Bunny and the Lions….. :)