Sunday, January 25, 2015

Happy Belated #NationalHatDay

I missed National Hat Day which was January 15 :-(

Women don't seem to wear hats as much as they used to, I blame Vatican II.

From Perry Mason "The Case of the Duplicate Daughter"

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Daniel Boone's wife, Patricia Blair, wore a funky hat in "The Case of the Badgered Brother"

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Fancy people have fancy hats in "The Case of the Torrid Tapestry "

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and poor, downtrodden people have poor downtrodden hats:

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The Art of Manliness blog lamented the loss of men's hats on their March 1, 2008 post "Bringing Back the Hat" Not certain if it's fair to blame Vatican II for men not wearing hats, but I don't care about fairness and will blame VII anyway.


Sunday, January 18, 2015

#TheMusicMan 's Mrs. Shinn would've been appalled at smutty Kristin Chenoweth

The viewer questions of Kristin Chenoweth on"The Talk After Dark" S4Ep9 1/15/2015 would've made "The Music Man" Mrs. Shinn blush. All the questions were Freudian variations of Barbara Walters' infamous: "If you are a tree, what kind of tree would you be?"




except the heathen viewers all asked, if you fornicated with random people under a tree, who would they be?

Q1.









Q2. Alas, no ménage à trois for poor Alan Alda :-(












Q3. but Najimy and Griffin luck out













Mrs. Shinn would NOT be amused!!

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Marian the librarian: "[ Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam is ] beautiful Persian poetry"

Mrs Shin: "It's dirty Persian poetry....it's a smutty book"

Sunday, January 11, 2015

What to do when you can't find a good seat at a restaurant: stab people

I suspect Miss Manners would not approve of the strategy perennial Perry Mason villain, John Hoyt, employed in the "The Black Castle" of stabbing people with a sword in order to get a better seat at a restaurant:


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Sir Ronald Burton, alias Richard Beckett: I can condone poor swordsmanship but not bad manners. Gentlemen, Mr. Fender will accept your apologies

ott it's not surprising that poor Mr. Hoyt was cast as the villainous Prof. Samuel Langley in "The Winds of Kitty Hawk" biopic of the Wright brothers. However, apparently being typecast as the bad guy seems to have provided Hoyt with job security throughout his life.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

#BibleQuote in #PerryMason

Perry Mason quotes Proverbs 1:10 in "The Case of the Accosted Accountant "


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"My son, if sinners entice thee, Consent thou not."

and from the original Hebrew:

Monday, December 1, 2014

I think people who use the word "lover" are creepy

The Mr. Bannister character sarcastically describing his estranged wife as "lover" from "The Lady from Shanghai"

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reminds me of the creepy Will Ferrell SNL seeming spoof of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?":



with a couple of screen saves:


Sunday, November 30, 2014

"The British Museum Works for the cause of science..."

Most dubious quote from the 1932 horror film "The Mummy":


"The British Museum Works for the cause of science, not for loot"

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Democrat theory of saying stupid things

An illustration from "Pooh's Birthday Book"






















Describing the "wisdom" of the character, Owl, also seems to illustrate the Democrat theory on rationalizing the dumb things their members say:





























"You can't help respecting anybody who can spell TUESDAY, even if he doesn't spell it right."

According to Democrats, Obama is just tired when he says stupid things:


















as when Obama can't remember how many states are in the union (50 vs 57)






Conversely, Obama's "gaffe" may have been an oblique signal to his Islamist comrades in the 57 member Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) from JERRY TODD — JUNE 9, 2012 "Western Journalism" article:

"Was his '57 States' remark a signal that all was well in the world of Sharia where its 58th member isn’t too far from joining its brethren? He also stated there is not one thing the MB infects societies with that does not comply with Sharia, including its American incursions. Military and government officials at all levels take a solemn oath to 'protect and defend the US Constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic.' Sharia and the Constitution cannot co-exist. Period! Are Obama officials in the Military, Homeland Security, HEW, and attendant czars simply useful idiots or co-conspirators? Treason by default?"

Saturday, November 1, 2014

#BigBangTheory Sheldon Cooper Doppelgänger on PBS

A clip from the PBS documentary "Great Old Amusement Parks" includes an interview with a roller coaster enthusiast, Bill Linkenheimer

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who looks like the "Big Bang Theory" character Sheldon Cooper:




A photo of Bill:



who looks like he's about to perform a Vulcan Star Trek hand salute: