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Everything posted by Bilgewasser

  1. Probably not the best way to endear yourself to your future father-in- law. Some chess players can really go ballistic when they lose--to another person or to a machine. I remember I had a Satuday night ritual. I'd take a shower and then get ready to watch Chiller Theater, and then a little while later it was bedtime.
  2. My memory of much of this stuff is fuzzy, and I only remember 13 as WNET, the public TV station. Some of the shows you mentioned I don't think I watched. I do remember Soupy Sales scrambling up the ladder to put the name of the show on the theater marquee, but I don't remember much of the show itself. I do recall that just about every Saturday night I watched Zacherly, I believe on WPIX. That was must see TV for me and most of my friends. I was surprised when he later became a DJ on WNEW-FM. Now that was spooky. I remember many years later when Bobby Fi
  3. I haven't thought of old Claude in a while. I remember watching him, though I didn't remember the name of the show. I do definitely remember Clownie. Maybe I've got it wrong, but I recall him as one sarcastic, mean s.o.b., at least in the context of a kids' show. My favorite meal at the time was a peanut butter and honey sandwich which I'd eat getting ready for Claude and Clownie. And shortly after that it was bedtime. Weird going to bed while it was still light outside. Later on there was Officer Joe Bolton showing the Three Stooges and his Now remember, don't t
  4. RHCP getting Dosed. Over a quarter century of tube sock rock.
  5. "You mother wears combat boots." "Hey, keep it down. She's just two trenches over." Most people don't realize that the prototype for the Slinky came out of the battlefields of World War One.
  6. Kitty Wells, Lord I'm Coming Home. Goodbye Kitty. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aR94_zFKqus&feature=related
  7. The other Miss Kitty...Kitty Wells singing If Teardrops Were Pennies. Kitty's cover version of Jim Reeves' bit hit with the necessary gender changes, She'll Have To Go.
  8. As Bill Clinton might put it, It all matters what your definition of modest is. In the US, I'd say Jeepster was very modest, not that it matters all that much. It's still a pretty good song. The early 1970s T. Rex sound is pretty recognizable.
  9. Well, not really. Jeepster was a hit in the UK, but not in the US, where it didn't even make the Top 100, according to Wiki. Get It On, etc. went to #10, but their other singles only got into the 70s. They didn't do much better in Canada, but they did very well in Ireland (Irish Republic). Slade probably has similar numbers. Shame to him who thinks evil of Wiki. My bad, it's Burnt Weeny Sandwich. Maybe it's one of those East Coast vs. West Coast things. Hey, TVLand is back on, so Viacom and DirecTV must have come to an agreement. And Enco
  10. This is the new secret handshake, straight from Berlin. That old Sieg Heil thingie was too conspicuous and besides it was getting kind of old. *Macht Schnell Mr. Moto* After a certain date which will live in infamy, Mr. Moto decides to update his identity. He now calls himself Herr von Mannheim, has traded his eyeglasses for a monocle, and given up jujitsu for dueling. But world events move too fast and Moto soon finds himself doing origami in an American jail.
  11. The late, great Kitty Wells singing Making Believe. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hB6offRVHJc
  12. "No player ever rises to prominence solely on talent. They're molded by forces other than themselves." I can't help but wonder if Gary ever shared that theory with Ayn Rand while he was making The Fountainhead ? I kind of doubt it.
  13. I'm not sure where they came up with the name, but on first hearing, it does sound like some type of speed metal outfit. I believe they started out as more hardcore and then changed to a more melodic sound. Too bad Zappa couldn't get his record company to put out a CD that combined Uncle Meat with Burnt Weenie Sandwich, but I suppose that ship has sailed. Good song by Galaxie 500. I don't think I would recall that name, except for the fact that they do a cover of Yoko's Listen, The Snow Is Falling, which I have heard before. It ends with a couple of minutes of solid noise disto
  14. The Meat Puppets playing Taste Of The Sun.
  15. "Sonny, how old are you? Twenty-nine? Don't you think you're a little too old to have mommy rock you in her arms?" "And then old Mr. Bumblepuss yawned and said 'Nighty, night,' and everybody went right to sleep."
  16. I was going to post this one anyway, but it does go along with T. Rex. Slade also had a lot of hits in the UK, even more than T. Rex, but never did that much in the States. I believe they were the most successful 1970s UK band as far as singles went. Slade doing their later day hit Run Runaway. Christmas in July:
  17. As you likely know, T. Rex was really big in the UK during the early 1970s, but they never made much of an impression in the US. I believe Get It On (Bang a Gong) was their only big American hit, so that's why it's the only one that gets played, but there are indeed a lot of other good T. Rex songs out there. More T. Rex poetry from Telegram Sam.: Bobby's alright, Bobby's alright He's a natural born poet, he's just out of sight. B-)
  18. It's not so much the rhyme as the idea of mama passing away while making homemade jam. That's always struck me as rather humorous, while at the same time not taking anything away from mamas that have passed away while actually making homemade jam or even preserves. T. Rex had a number one UK hit with these lyrics: Telegram Sam, Telegram Sam, You're my main man. As some poets have remaked, it's sometimes the sound of the words that are more important than the actual meaning of those words.
  19. The Supremes singing I'm Living In Shame. Came a telegram, Mama passed away while making homemade jam. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxeFTX2_r7w
  20. The Acme School of Cosmetology had beginning students work on dogs before they were allowed to even touch a human being. The Stooges were disappointed when they learned their IQs were lower than a dog's....their combined IQs.
  21. Yeah, Crosby was scraggly for a while, plus he liked drugs and guns, not the best combo. Zappa abstained from drugs. Hey, nobody's perfect. Hell, if Crosby was Bing's son, Bing would have went after him with a pair of hedge clippers. Jackson Browne, the middle years. He had the middle part for a long time. He went to a left of center part sometime ago, not exactly sure when, probably have to go back and look at the album covers.
  22. See, this is how small-town gossip gets started. As the movie makes clear, Allison and Norman were wearing their bathing suits, but Rodney (he put the rod in Rodney) and Betty were skinnydipping. We see Rodney's pants drop to the ground just before. The old biddie saw Rodney and Betty in the buff and mistook them for Alison and Norman, whom she had seen bicyling to the pond, but she didn't see Rodney and Betty before they went au naturel. And then she telephoned the rumor around town. It was fun to watch Lana pop her cork when the two kids got home. And Norman's mot
  23. It's true that the Encore channels don't have similar programming to the Viacom channels, but it's better than nothing, and it's even a premium service. Of course if you already have it, it doesn't matter. I lucked out. The only one I watch is TVLand and those are repeats anyway. So I guess I'll be watching Taxi Driver tonight. A little while before they went to the mix channel I was watching Bonanza. On the bottom scroll DirecTV had a message blaming Viacom. Then about a third of the way up there was a thick black bar where Viacom was blaming DirecTV. Now that was annoyin
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