Classic Movies

“Ladies and gentlemen… I guess that takes in most of you…”

…seventy-five years ago on this date, M-G-M released A Night at the Opera (1935)—a film that has come to be recognized as one of two genuine comedy masterpieces featuring the Marx Brothers (the other being Duck Soup [1933], natch).  Edward Copeland at ECOF (that’s blogosphere shorthand for Edward Copeland on Film) asked if I would whip a little something up to commemorate the… Continue reading “Ladies and gentlemen… I guess that takes in most of you…”

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Stuff You Should Know

You want fries with that?

Wendy's sells new fries with potato skin, sea salt (AP) NEW YORK – With an eye toward appealing to foodies, Wendy's is remaking its fries with Russett potatoes, leaving the skin on and sprinkling sea salt on top. The fast-food chain has been changing its menu to focus on "real" ingredients to win more fans.… Continue reading You want fries with that?

Classic Movies

“Honey, if you’re an average girl then I’ve been dating boys…”

One of my earliest classic movie memories as a kid was sitting down in front of the TV to watch a film starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis…it didn’t matter which one; I pretty much loved them all and thought Dean and Jer were two of the funniest people to walk the planet.  (Though I… Continue reading “Honey, if you’re an average girl then I’ve been dating boys…”

Television

Bottled in (Ward) Bond (updated)

Well, as should be apparent by now, I was a bit recalcitrant in getting up this week’s Mayberry Mondays feature—a lot of factors came into play: I watched Halloween-themed movies Sunday night, spent most of Monday night with those great silent shorts (from the likes of D.W. Griffith, George Melies, and Thomas A. Edison) on TCM, and… Continue reading Bottled in (Ward) Bond (updated)