Those of you my age will remember a time when we had very few channels on TV compared to now. There were no specialty channel's and a movie from the theatre coming on TV was an EVENT. I remember when they first showed Star Wars on television in the late 70so. You could have shut our little base and the whole country for that matter. This was the time before the 'Age of Video'.
Sunday night's always meant two things in our house - a bath (as dad would say if we needed it or not) and 'The Wonderful World of Disney'. This was a showcase for all the best films and animation that Disney had done throughout the years. While now you have 'Pixar' and 'Dreamworks' doing great animation, in those days, Disney was the only game in town.
On father's day they showed a tribute to fathers with Goofy and Donald Duck cartoons. On the Fourth of July they got all patriotic. They would show their spectacular nature programs and of course, their best movies. These were always done in two parts.
I always hated that the film would end JUST while it was getting good and would hate waiting a whole week for the finale. But at that age, aside from Christmas and your birthday, it was the only thing you really had to wait for.
The "Scarecrow of Romny Marsh' was my favorite live action film from that show. It was set in Revolutionary times with Patrick McGoohan playing the masked hero, The Scarecrow who fought the evil British. It has a great opening song and a maniacal laugh from the Scarecrow. I was hooked.
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.