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  1. Jekyll and Hyde... Together Again (1982) Bess Armstrong embodies goodness and mercy, wholesome family values and the power of pure sweet love to conquer any challenge. This movie has none of that twaddle. Here she has the intelligence and morals of a leech. Her engagement to a brilliant young surgeon is conditional on him raking in big fees from cutting people open and will quickly end if he abandons it for pure research. Her only trace of naïveté is that she does not suspect that deep inside her upright and uptight Dr. Jekyll is the sex-addled cocaine-fiend Mr. Hyde. Th
  2. The Time Travelers (1964) Scientists accidentally create a portal which leads more than a century into the future and then collapses to trap them there. Mutants, androids and an all-hope-ends-at-a-certain-moment countdown are suitable challenges for the intrepid scientists. Some of the reviews for this movie are absolutely glowing. I suspect that I am in quite different time continuum as I found it as slow as a broken watch. The true highlight of the movie is the excellent editing at the end. I can not speak of it because it is a spoiler but it is sufficiently interestin
  3. "You keep your shirt on and I'll go get my pants on." The Giant Claw (1957)
  4. Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet (1965) Year: 2020. Two astronauts have a hard landing on Venus. They assemble their Ikea-inspired robot and begin exploring only to be attacked by midget Godzillas. Three more astronauts with a bubble car go to rescue them. Big Bird's distant cousin who has been on crack for twenty years attacks the bubble car. Exploration reveals the remnants of a civilization and much time is spent pondering navels, beautiful alien women and man's place in the universe. This movie is a sort of three-for-one special. It was orig
  5. Betty White During WWII she served in the American Women's Voluntary Services. She drove a truck delivering supplies in Southern California to assist with the war effort.
  6. I have never been able to firmly establish if this 'line' is brilliant or idiotic: Speedy (1928)
  7. It is common medical practice to not issue a death certificate for a patient who is braindead until the heart stops beating. The difference between these 'deaths' may be years.
  8. It is rare for us to venture into Nashville. It is only when we both have appointments there that we essay to dip over to McKay's. It is common for us to each spend from thirty to sixty dollars there. That may not seem to be very much but most books and DVDs are two dollars or less. I purchased a two-sided DVD with: No, No, Nanette (1930) and: Dinner at the Ritz (1937) for twenty-five cents. The disc is not in pristine condition but I believe it likely that it will play adequately on at least one side. My one expensive purchase was a Criterion Collection edition of: The Hidden Fortress (1958)
  9. Rhubarb (1951) This is a quite joyful little romp! Gene Lockhart is a crotchety old coot who is awed by the spunk of a stray cat. He adopts him and then leaves his immense fortune and holdings to him. One of these properties is a luckless baseball team. Ray Milland is the press secretary for the team and is made guardian of the cat. A complication is that the girl whom he is trying to marry is very allergic to it. The millionaire's daughter objects to the loss of the inheritance and does all in her power to get rid of the cat. I hesitate to tell of the more amusing
  10. If I may weigh in with my forty-six cents' worth: (that is the original two cents adjusted for inflation) Only whole filets should be fried or grilled. Patties made from shredded or ground fish should only be baked to prevent excessive formation of nitrates. The 'lesser' grades of olive oil are more suited to frying than 'extra virgin' because of the higher acid contents and previous exposure to high heat. The 'extra virgin' is most suitable for use on salads or in spritzes because of its clean taste. It is a common practice when using virgin olive oil as a frying medium t
  11. I am sorry to say that I could not discern the first part of the joke and so I am not sure what it is that I am to ignore. 😉
  12. You seriously do not want to start comparing families during childhood! My life was complicated even before I was born.
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  14. Classic Movie Bloopers: Uncensored (2013) This is a wonderful selection of flubbed lines and other boners. Many great stars and many great movies are represented. I found it compelling because 'I knew I knew' who they all are but was unable to place a name or title to an alarming number of them. There are some whom I will have to track down by remembering who their co-star was in a different movie and work backwards from there. It is singular in that there is no narrator nor presenter for the individual clips. It is simply clip after clip after clip after the initial introduct
  15. The majority of my work is telecommunicated. A significant portion of the remainder is my traveling to specific sites. I would be an excellent candidate for such relocation. I have been in Topeka, Kansas. There is not sufficient money in the free world to induce me to live there.
  16. I am beginning to suspect that the contract ended on: January First and no one with the authority to renew it has noticed. That is the only explanation why my thread concerning the Danish animated character has remained. No one has used any bad words but far tamer things have disappeared quite quickly.
  17. Kinetic energy rounds are the hardest to protect against but one A-Bomb per shot seems a bit expensive.
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