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About RMeingast

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  1. I asked my personal clairvoyant, Swami Yogadachi, to swami in to this controversy... His reply was cryptic.. Something about the actors portrayed having something to do with one another that a 1941 movie audience would recognize. So, Don Ameche and Claudette Colbert starred in 1939's "Midnight," a film that was added to the National Film Registry in 2013. https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-midnight-1939-don-ameche-claudette-colbert-midt-004p-l-29302237.html Adolphe Menjou and Norma Shearer seated together starred in films together: http://likelylooneymostlymerrie.blogspot.c
  2. I contacted TCM High Command about it and they replied that the official and highly technical cause was a Gremlin in the works. Specifically, the Gremlin from the 1963 "Twilight Zone" episode "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet." Canadian actor William Shatner was contacted to identify the Gremlin and it was the same one. The Gremlin hasn't been excommunicated/exorcised/whatever else you do to get rid of a Gremlin, so the problem may recur: https://vhistory.wordpress.com/2020/05/28/saturday-live-twilight-zone-tape-19/
  3. North Carolina and rural Georgia out, and my corner of Great White North, but others ok? Strange. Gremlin in the system, I guess... Oh well... Life goes on... I wrote about 8:50 we lost the feed but that was just a guess, it coulda been 8:40 p.m., too. All other TV channels ok. I flipped back and forth for some time but then gave up. Went back at 10 p.m. for "Night Moves" and all ok then. The TCM channel was just black after the feed was lost... No messages... Nada... But ok again by 10 p.m.
  4. I'll forgive Swami Yogadachi this time. It's a tough gig predicting the future. https://watch.plex.tv/person/c-henry-gordon
  5. Poor old Myrna Loy doing crap like that... But that's showbiz... https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Film/ThirteenWomen Miss Loy plays Ursula Georgi in the film. She's the swami who controls the other swami - Swami Yogadachi (my personal swami)... Anyway, just curious about the lost feed last night. No biggie...
  6. Well, we subscribe to Rogers Ignite TV (Cable TV bundle) where we live up in The Great White North. All other channels were working except for TCM last night about half-way thru "Blood Simple." Feed lost about 8:50 p.m. EST and lasted until end of film, I think. Next TCM feature - "Night Moves" - was ok. Not a big deal. Just weird. If all channels were out then problem with Cable TV, but it was just TCM and just during that one movie. My personal clairvoyant, Swami Yogadachi, missed it... Sorry Swami, you're usually correct but yesterday you missed the mark. Must be all that dang
  7. Howdy, Was watching "Blood Simple" Friday night on TCM and there was a blackout about 8:50 p.m. that lasted until the end of the film. next movie "Night Moves" was ok as was rest of night. Anybody else notice this? All other TV channels were ok on my TV, just TCM blacked out. Weird. Maybe rights issue in Canada but why they waited until half-way into movie, I don't know? Of course, if it blacked out in U.S. something else happened. Saw "Night Moves" after it came out in 1975. Parents took us kids to drive-in and it was one of the features. Don't think I've seen it since un
  8. Mr. Soles passed away recently: https://www.cbc.ca/comedy/he-who-laughs-lasts-canadian-icon-paul-soles-leaves-a-humorous-legacy-1.6046996 I remember him from his voice-work in programs like the 1967 animated TV series "Spiderman" (as Peter Parker/Spiderman): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spider-Man_(1967_TV_series) He did the voice of Hermey in 1964's "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer": https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudolph_the_Red-Nosed_Reindeer_(TV_special) Also did voice work in the Canadian animated TV series "Rocket Robin Hood," that I watched as a kid: https://en.wikipedia.o
  9. His father owned the company, his great-grandfather founded it. His family was one of the wealthiest in Toronto. His brother, Vincent Massey, was a Governor-General of Canada: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vincent_Massey The Wiki article about the company mentions the factory complex that was filmed and featured in the movie: "The huge complex of factories, consisting of a 4.4-hectare (11-acre) site with plant and head office at 915 King Street West (now part of Liberty Village), became one of the best-known features of the city. " https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massey_Ferguson
  10. Not much more to say about this film... Just that the idea of a 16 year old touching the male mammary gland of a million years old, old guy Yeti seems creepy, it is. But the actress, Antonella Interlenghi (billed as Phoenix Grant), was already married to an Italian count at 15 and had a daughter when the movie was made. There's supposed to be a Fay Wray/King Kong thing going on between Yeti and Antonella, so for some reason this scene was added to the movie... It is what it is, as they say... Just a time travel trip for me to see Hogtown as it was... Apparently they even filmed in Mel Lastma
  11. It is what it is... Funny scene where Yeti grabs a couple of fish for himself and the young lady and kid (Yeti's friends) to eat. Yeti's trout is like 6 feet long, but the trout for his friends is normal size. Yeti eats and licks the fish bones (some of the fish meat gets stuck up his nose) and then fashions a gigantic fishbone comb that he uses to comb the young lady's hair. The young lady is like: "That is so sweet. Yeti is combing my hair with a greasy fishbone comb that still has bits of fish meat attached to it. Oh, it feels so good..." Kid's name is Jim Sullivan. Young woman i
  12. Stage name, Dude. He was more than 50 movies: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Kendall_(actor) Real name Luciano Stella, but he was in all these sword and sandal and other flicks that played in US back in 60s and 70s. Adopted stage name Tony Kendall so he didn't seem so foreign for non-Italians.
  13. Yeah, just a trip down memory lane for moi. Seeing old Exhibition Stadium where Granny and I watched the Jays. Sheraton Centre, Ontario Place, Old City Hall, New City Hall, the old Hotel Toronto (now the Hilton Toronto), Caribana and the parade down University Ave., spotted the downtown Simpson's store, the Food Building at the CNE, the gigantic Massey-Ferguson factory on King West, and even the CN Tower features in many shots. At the start of the movie, you see shots done from the Observation Deck on the CN Tower. But for some reason, they don't have Yeti climbing the Tower? Maybe because Ye
  14. Here's the infamous n-i-doublep-l-e scene for Tiki from the Yeti movie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3baqt9l_nE U try this on yer Toronto beau, TikiS?
  15. "He tasks me; he heaps me..." Ok, dude, the Yeti movie ranks #7 on this bloggers list of the "7 Worst Horror Movies Shot in Toronto": https://reallyawfulmovies.com/2014/11/24/worst-horror-movies-shot-in-toronto/ BTW, the blogger refers to the Yeti film as "batdoo-doo insane." Of course, the Italians did the filming in Hogtown and then back in Italyland they did the bluescreen stuff with Yeti. Italian actor Tony Kendall with Canucklehead flag in background in screenshot from film: More information here: http://www.coolasscinema.com/2020/04/yeti-giant-of-20th-cen
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