Friday, March 05, 2010

 

Goodbye

Google says that, after May 1, 2010, Blogger will no longer support FTP publishing. Therefore, this blog is dead. Goodbye bloggie! It's been nice. RIP!

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Sunday, February 07, 2010

 

Thank You, Jeeves!

IMDb (1936) David Niven, Arthur Treacher. A very young Virginia Field of Perry Mason fame. Silly, spy story.

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Saturday, December 26, 2009

 

Greenfingers

IMDb (2000) A suggestion from Sue. Streamed it from Netflix. Incredibly schmaltzy. Predictable. Contrived. Some naughty bits and language. Good performances. Funny. You could tell they were messing with your brain, but you didn't care. Good for a restful evening.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

 

Jane in the Desert

IMDb (1984) A very curious and enjoyable little "movie" made, I believe, from a BBC TV series. It seems to be the episodes of the second series of the TV show pasted together. It is a clever combination of live action and animation. The story takes place during the war and involves mission to Egypt to bring back a scientist with a secret formula. Needless to say, spies and enemy agents make the task difficult. Jane was a character from a 30s comic strip that was a big hit during the war. She had trouble keeping her clothes on and was quite popular with the troops. More information can be found here and at the Wikipedia here.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

 

Another Era Bites The Recycling Dust

Made a run to Re-PC today and recycled of a bunch of old computers. A couple of these date to the early 90s. Good bye, sort of left to right, Monty, Shirley, Shayla, Mitsu, Ursula, Austin, Steve, Andrew, Tom, Birthe, Vern, a nameless Gateway 486 and (not in picture) Leslie. It was nice to know ya! There was also my HP Scanjet 4C scanner and several large boxes of PC accouterments such as speakers, motherboards, hard drives, CD ROM drives, PC cards and cables. The van felt quite sluggish carrying it all. It was a good day!

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Wednesday, October 07, 2009

 

Fred is Whacked!

Whacked Fred today. It's a little early, but the tree removers had started the process a few weeks ago. Good bye Fred! See you next year!

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Saturday, September 05, 2009

 

So Long at the Fair

IMDb (1950) B&W The DVD is from Spain but is in English with subtitulos en Castellano. And, I can't figure out how to turn off the subtitulos. Leslie wanted to see this one at the Film Festival but couldn't so I found it on eBay. I'm so nice! Stars Jean (we love her so) Simmons, Dirk Bogarde and David Tomlinson. Set in Paris in 1889, it's very atmospheric. Moulin Rouge. Dancing girls! Zowie! Sleepy time. Big mystery about to begin. Side note: This is really weird hearing dialog in French with Spanish subtitles. The movie is so so. Only interesting as a period piece.

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