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Me and my PayPal

So, as I previously mentioned, I’ve returned to the waiting arms of eBay—where I have been welcomed back into the fold by being feted with wine, women and song…plus they have those little chicken wings you used to find on the buffet tables at Ponderosa, the mere presence of which makes me weak in the… Continue reading Me and my PayPal

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Movies I’ve stared at recently on TCM #2

I know, I know—there was precious little Alpo on the blog yesterday (more like a hell of a lot of meat by-product, to be honest)…but it’s not like anybody ever reads it on the weekend anyway. Instead, I spent a good bit of time working on putting together a little inventory to hawk on eBay,… Continue reading Movies I’ve stared at recently on TCM #2

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“If you wanna know—ask Joe…”

When I’ve written in the past about old-time radio anthology programs—like Lux Radio Theater and Screen Director’s Playhouse—I inevitably point out my disappointment with the broadcasts because, more often than not, I’ve already seen the movies. This hasn’t always been the case, particularly with Playhouse (which I listened to back in the 80s on Savannah’s WWSA as part of Victor… Continue reading “If you wanna know—ask Joe…”

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“I’m just waiting for Barry Lyndon to stop buffering…”

Here’s an article that I thought was odd: The 10 movies you shouldn’t watch online Movies are increasingly creeping online, as video sites like YouTube and Hulu are adding feature films to their extensive libraries. At the Google-owned YouTube, there is the YouTube Screening Room, which every two weeks, adds four new films — mostly… Continue reading “I’m just waiting for Barry Lyndon to stop buffering…”

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Movies I’ve recently stared at on TCM (part 1 of an ongoing series)

Payment Deferred (1932) – This one has been on my “Must-See” list for sometime, and I’m glad I wasn’t disappointed. MGM adapted this from a popular stage play (by Jeffrey Dell, from a C.S. Forester novel) that starred Charles Laughton and wife Elsa Lanchester—sadly, Elsa didn’t make the transition to the silver screen; she was replaced… Continue reading Movies I’ve recently stared at on TCM (part 1 of an ongoing series)

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Like meat with a pause button

With the economy sliding further and further into the crapper, it’s reassuring to know that some inexpensive comestibles and foodage remain stable, price-wise: Through war and recession, Americans have turned to the glistening canned product from Hormel as a way to save money while still putting something that resembles meat on the table. Now, in a sign… Continue reading Like meat with a pause button