That fine broth of a blogger Toby O’Brien at Inner Toob mentioned this news a week or two back in December, and I was a little put out by the fact that after seeing I went to the USPS website and couldn’t find them online to order: Postal Service lifts curtain on next year’s stamps WASHINGTON (AP)… Continue reading A marriage of philately and nostalgia
Well, we’re nearing the end of 2008 and I guess for all intents and purposes this will be my final post of the year. Looking back at the archives, I’m amazed that this was the busiest month with 98 posts…compared to only three posts in April. (In my defense, April was crunch time at the former Castle Yesteryear, with… Continue reading Happy New Year!
On the holiday quiz that’s posted at Sergio Leone and the Infield Fly Rule, there’s a bonus question that asks: “What was your favorite movie-related Christmas gift that you received this year?” It was supposed to be answered after December 25th—but I sort of jumped the gun with my answer (Amazon.co.uk had a sale on their… Continue reading Naughty but ice
Courtesy of “Uncle” Samuel Wilson at Mondo 70: A Wide World of Cinema, the Library of Congress has announced the twenty-five films that were named to the National Film Registry in 2008: 1. The Asphalt Jungle (1950) 2. Deliverance (1972) 3. Disneyland Dream (1956) 4. A Face in the Crowd (1957) 5. Flower Drum Song (1961) 6. Foolish… Continue reading Advance and be recognized
Well, another Saturday night went by and there wasn’t much to stare at, TCM-wise, so I utilized Plan B and had a glance at Flix on Demand menu. The nice thing about Flix is that they stagger their schedule so as a rule you can find something on nearly every week… A Taste of Honey (1961)… Continue reading Saturday night is Flix night
From my CharredHer.net home page comes the sad news of the passing of rock/folk songwriter Delaney Bramlett, who’s gone on to his rich reward at the age of 69. Bramlett’s compositions include Let it Rain, Superstar and Never Ending Song of Love—a tune that I can proudly boast I knew all the words to at the age of 8, thanks… Continue reading Never ending song of love for you…both of you…
TCM finished up their Crime Doctor movie festival yesterday with two entries from 1947: The Millerson Case and The Crime Doctor’s Gamble. One of them features a promising start which unfortunately doesn’t pan out, and the other is my candidate for worst entry of the series. Plus—the two Crime Doctor opuses (opi?) that TCM didn’t get around to showing. The Millerson Case (1947) – As… Continue reading Doctor, doctor…give me the news…
Dennis Cozzalio at the critically-acclaimed Sergio Leone and the Infield Fly Rule blog has put up another one of his brain-bending movie quizzes, and believe you me, I was just as surprised as you’ll be to hear that I actually sat down and answered the questionnaire to the best of my ability. (In the past, I’ve been thrown… Continue reading “I’ll be seein’ you boys…prob’ly…”
I returned home last night from our family feast to see that Eddie Copeland had e-mailed me about the passing of Eartha Kitt at age 81. Eddie posited an interesting question: “How many special guest villains from Batman are left?” This is a question that I will let TDOY fans answer in their copious free time, because as I type… Continue reading Eartha Kitt and Harold Pinter, R.I.P.
Merry Christmas, everyone! By now, I’m sure you and your families are gathered underneath the Christmas tree, exchanging and unwrapping gifts—probably having a bit of a nosh in the form of danishes or pastries or Christmas cookies or whatever. (If you are…how about passing some over this way?) The big Shreve family Christmas festivities probably… Continue reading The Half-Assed Gourmand #4 (Christmas edition)