Saturday, June 30, 2012

Fan Bingbing Just Classes Up The Cave

Retrospace Yearbook Photos

Retrospace has been killing me lately with his School Daze posts. The genius has gone and found yearbook pictures of senior students and finds the ones with the best comments accompanying the pictures. It's too good a bit for me to let go so I will steal a few from him occassionally to hightlight at the Cave of Cool.

This first strip is priceless. Bob seems like my kind of guy. Knows what he wants and goes for it and is not ashamed to defend his choice with other who might not feel the same way he does about BUSH (not the Presidents).

I suspect that Laura found him disgusting and Teresa hung out with him just because he could get his brother's van sometimes on the weekend. Go HERE to find the rest of the Retrospace goodness.

The Greatest Bowling Story Ever

If you truly want to read a remarkable story of one man's shot at bowling immortality, you have to go HERE.

He's REAL And He's Groovy But He Still Freaks Me Out A Little Bit With His Googly Eyes

Before there was Liberace, there was Korla Pandit (literally). Korla Pandit had a daily afternoon music TV show in LA back in the 1950s where he played his unique percussive style of Hammond organ while mystical cloud projections passed in the background and the camera focused in on his dreamy hypnotic eyes. So dreamy & hypnotic, in fact, that wealthy women started sending him really expensive gifts, like grand pianos. Rumors began to circulate that Pandit was actually hypnotizing women thru the TV & the concern got so great that the station cancelled him and he was replaced by an up and coming pianist - Liberace. Korla slipped into obscurity, eventually playing organ at silent film revival houses in LA until Tim Burton cast him for a cameo as himself in Ed Wood.

"Hey Buddy, Your Sink Keeps Shrinking"

Anna Nalick - Breathe

2 AM and she calls me 'cause I'm still awake,
"Can you help me unravel my latest mistake?,
I don't love him. Winter just wasn't my season"
Yeah we walk through the doors, so accusing their eyes
Like they have any right at all to criticize,
Hypocrites. You're all here for the very same reason

'Cause you can't jump the track, we're like cars on a cable
And life's like an hourglass, glued to the table
No one can find the rewind button, girl.
So cradle your head in your hands
And breathe... Just breathe,
Oh breathe, just breathe

May he turn 21 on the base at Fort Bliss
"Just a day" he said down to the flask in his fist,
"Ain't been sober, since maybe October of last year."
Here in town you can tell he's been down for a while,
But, my God, it's so beautiful when the boy smiles,
Wanna hold him. Maybe I'll just sing about it.

Cause you can't jump the track, we're like cars on a cable,
And life's like an hourglass, glued to the table.
No one can find the rewind button, boys,
So cradle your head in your hands,
And breathe... Just breathe,
Oh breathe, just breathe

There's a light at each end of this tunnel,
You shout 'cause you're just as far in as you'll ever be out
And these mistakes you've made, you'll just make them again
If you only try turning around.

2 AM and I'm still awake, writing a song
If I get it all down on paper, it's no longer inside of me,
Threatening the life it belongs to
And I feel like I'm naked in front of the crowd
Cause these words are my diary, screaming out loud
And I know that you'll use them, however you want to

But you can't jump the track, we're like cars on a cable,
And life's like an hourglass, glued to the table
No one can find the rewind button now
Sing it if you understand.
And breathe, just breathe
Woah breathe, just breathe,
Oh breathe, just breathe,
Oh breathe, just breathe.

In My Garden

Image Avalanche

I Never Miss A Good Doug McClure Movie

There was a time in my life when Doug McClure was the biggest action adventure hero in the movies. He seemed to always be in pictures set on some mysterious island or at the center of the Earth. He fought bad CGI to defeat the monsters and win the love of some savage jungle beauty.

By 1978 he was a little long in the tooth but he still had that great 'love me' charm. I imagine in real life that he was a guy who couldn't get enough out of life and living. That is what always came across to me the most. You knew things were going to be okay if Doug McClure was involved in the situation.

War Lords of Atlantis is the fourth in a series of science fantasy adventure films produced by John Dark and directed by Kevin Connor. Doug Mc Clure has been the star of each of them. The first was 'The Land that Time Forgot', based on material by Edgar Rice Burroughs. It presented the exploration of a strange land in a period netting. Trick photography and special effects were to the fore with the strange animals of this land.

There was a sequel and the rescuing of the hero of the original with 'The People that Time Forgot’. The best of the four is a very entertaining exploration of the centre of the earth, 'At the Earth's Core'. One of the strengths of this film in the performance of Peter Cushing. There is a repetition of the stories in the other films - and also a presentation of the monsters but the tongue-in-cheek irony in stronger in this film. Something of this remains in 'War Lords of Atlantis’. This is, quick paced and colourful and has guest appearances from Cyd Charisse and Daniel Massey. The monsters are again very effective. All in all a very entertaining and popular science fantasy series.

The Giant Octopus is the true star of the movie. He attacks multiple times and meets out judgement to all those who do evil. The thing was also unkillable. You gotta put them down the first time or they will be back to mess with your day and your expedition. I have never seen an octopus so pissed off at the crew of a ship where it left the ship alone after plucking each one off one by one. Usually everything ends up at the bottom of the sea.

If your gun runs out of bullets, don't throw it at the octopus. You might just find a box of bullets later in the movie. Plus you have to know better than to shoot all your bullets at ONE tentacle. They don't care if they loose 7 arms in a fight if they can strangle you with the eighth. You only shoot for the giant eyeball. Everyone knows that.

What happen to the kitty? I hope the kitty is safe on the ship. Maybe that is why the filmakers didn't have the ship sink - so the kid and the kitty could wait out the rest of the film. I am gonna be worried about the kitty until I know the truth.

I enjoyed how the inhabitants of Atlantis were perpetually in a bad mood. Evolution didn't help anyone's manners did it?

The effects and mat paintings were cutting edge for their time and were among the last of their generation to be fully rendered without the use of computer. For that reason alone they deserve more praise than movies of this type ever get.

Lea Brodie imediately catches the eye of McClure as Delphine. She is great in all her peasant girl glory. Brodie was also part of the cast of Space 1999.


She Checked Out The Book Because She Loves Me

Semi-Precious Gem Stone Of The Day - AMETHYST

It's Important To Know The Person Who You Take Your Cotton Candy From

Or there might be some 'unpleasantness'.

One Of These Things Is Not Like The Others

It's A Beautiful Dream

The Native American Code of Ethics

1. Rise with the Sun to pray. Pray alone. Pray often. The Great Spirit will listen, if you only speak.

2. Be tolerant of those who are lost on their path. Ignorance, conceit, anger, jealousy and greed stem from a lost soul. Pray that they will find guidance.

3. Search for yourself, by yourself. Do not allow others to make your path for you. It is your road, and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.

4. Treat the guests in your home with much consideration. Serve them the best food, give them the best bed and treat them with respect and honor.

5. Do not take what is not yours whether from a person, a community, the wilderness or from a culture. If it was not earned or given, it is not yours.