I could start bitchin' about the lack of comments this week but we have beaten that horse to death by now. You all know you are getting gold from me people, GOLD! However, this one is PLATINUM studded with diamonds.
I used to do this impression of Lawrence Welk (again, if you don't know who that is consult your elders, children) that would have them rolling in the aisles. One of my favorite 'bits' was having Mr Welk introduce the band 'Quiet Riot' on his program (omg I am dating myself - legendary granny music show combined with 80s heavy metal hair band) where he would tell the audience (is his distinct accent) to 'bang their heads' and remember that 'that mental health will drive you mad'.
I guess you had to be there.
I could have chosen one of the very many lame song clips from the LWS but this version of 'Ghost Riders In The Sky' is actually quite cool so thus perfectly suited for being highlighted on the 'Cave of Cool'.
This video from Quiet Riot is a prime example of 80s video storytelling. Very pretentious and self-important visuals and terrific hammy over-acting by really unattractive musicians (is there any other kind?)
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.