Thursday, February 26, 2009

Bad Day at Black Rock Review

Bad Day at Black Rock (1955, MGM/UA, B&W Not rated)

John Sturges captures the stranger Spencer Tracey in an unfriendly town. Spencer Tracey has that charm like grace that makes me want to watch more and more of him as I root for his blundering humanness. Bad Day at Black Rock shows what happens when small communities lock themselves up from them the outside world: A Darkened Heart!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Why would I buy this?

Little Umi by Master Doll Artist Wendy Dickson offers a quality silicone collectible that looks like a real orangutan. Are my neighbors raising really ugly children? Where would Umi be shown, on the coach with a remote control gazing at my T.V.? Do I really want every detail of Umi's face, hands and feet?
Please someone
help me!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Country Bear Jamboree

Henry (The Host of the Country Bear Jamboree):
Howdy Folks! Welcome to the one and only, original Country Bear Jamboree, featuring a bit of America - our musical heritage of the past....
that's what I use to say, before they turned out the lights September 9, 2001. That was right after the release of our motion picture.
We did not see it coming that a clueless little yellow bellied, lover of honey would be the devil himself. It hurts. Management at Disney told me that Winnie drew in more of the little tots than my band of jug playing crackers. Between you and me, brother Wendell and I still sing, "Mamma don't whip little Bufford" on the back porch of our trailer.
(from Wikipedia article on Mineral King Ski Resort and Country Bear Jamboree)

Walt Disney Ski Resort

Disney's Mineral King Ski Resort was a project developed by Walt Disney and Company in the late 1950s and 1960s. Disney had become interested in skiing around this time, and decided to build a ski resort in Mineral King Valley. At the time, many skiers believed this to be the largest potential resort in all of California. Disney's bid won out over those of other developers, with plans made to build 27 ski lifts, serving an expected 2 million annual visitors, by 1973.

The ski resort was never built though, due to environmental concerns raised by a coalition of preservationists, led by the Sierra Club[6]. After years of legal battles between pro-development and preservationist groups, the Mineral King Valley was annexed into Sequoia National Park in 1978 by an act of Congress. That legislation effectively stopped the plan to ever develop the area into a ski resort.

Country Bear Jamboree Originally to be at Mineral King Ski Resort...

The Country Bear Jamboree was originally intended by Walt to be placed at Disney's Mineral King Ski Resort which he was trying to build in the mid 1960s. Walt knew he wanted some sort of show to provide entertainment to the guests at the resort, and he knew he wanted the show to feature some sort of bear band. The project was assigned to imagineer Marc Davis.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy Birthday....

To my wife Jessica and my brother Andrew... I hope you all had a great birthday on the 13 of February!!! 

Thursday, February 12, 2009

One Minute Writer

"Tick tock and you don't stop. Tick tock and its all writers block. Tick tock the bomb of creativity explodes, implodes, into chaos without form; into the void we look at tick tock, what could it possibly mean.
Does it mean stop."

That was my one minute free write for the day; get a boost for your creative mind by starting your day at the ONE MINUTE WRITER. Each day the ONE MINUTE WRITER posts a seed idea that can help: "English Teachers looking for journaling ideas for their students, Bloggers with writers block, Writers who want to start journaling daily, Toastmasters looking for Table Topics prompts."

Monday, February 9, 2009

Think Globally buy Locally

Want to find somethng truley Southern, a piece of candy from the old times, or just some laundry soap?  Then check out the General Store Groceries, Sundries and Memories located at 125 South Kentucky Avenue in Historical Downtown Lakeland.  

Think Globally, Buy Locally:

is in the 33813!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

February 5th, Happy Birthday Dad!

Dad some famous people in history who also share your birthday, want to wish you a happy one.

We'll I'll be pardner Dave, put it there, we share the same birthday. I'll keep my eyes on youse." Belle Starr
(American Outlaw in Texas and Oklahoma Territory)

You aint no politician I've heard of but thanks for sharing my birthday.
Adlai Stevenson

Hit one out of the park today. Go Braves!
Hank Aaron

"I'll be throwing it your way. Lets go Cowboy and Score a Touchdown!"
Roger Staubach

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to me, happy birthday stay out of trouble... and away from Whitney... happy birthday to me...
Bobby Brown
R&B Singer

Hello Cleveland, ummh Denver, Happy Birthday to you!
Christopher Guest

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

30 Years and Still Golden

Let's Get 3-D Baby!

Who gave the idea of 3-D?
1840 England:
Sir Charles Wheatstone was a quite lad who invented 3-D pictures. His dad was a music teacher who taught all the kids of England to play "three blind mice". 3-D lead many Victorians to episodes of seasickness, after movies they held onto street lamps and "zig-zagged" home.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Capicorne One (1978)

Capricorn One
"One Hot Love Affair
with A Slide Rule"
Really cheesy movie... felt like it should be on Mystery Science Theatre... so if this is your cup of joe drink it up, for me I must give it the heave ho, into the garbage can... thumbs way down....
Lazarus/Associated General. Director Peter Hyams; Producer Paul N. Lazarus III; Screenplay Peter Hyams; Camera Bill Butler; Editor James Mitchell; Music Jerry Goldsmith;; Art Director Albert Brenner

Elliott Gould
James Brolin
Brenda Vaccaro
Sam Waterston
O.J. Simpson
Hal Holbrook

I discovered this movie from the I-Tunes A Fistful of Soundtracks - Assorted Fistful: Music from movies and TV.

Monday, February 2, 2009

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