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"


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"


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



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:

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

I Hate Fake Trumpet Playing in Movies

Fred Astaire portrayed a trumpet player in the 1940 film Second Chorus.  I have an irrational hatred of actors who do a carp job of fake playing an instrument as Astaire and his sidekick, Batman's Penguin, did:


 More horrible fake trumpet playing:


Conversely, Artie Shaw and his orchestra probably fake played their instruments to playback on stage, but did a better job pulling off synching their actions to the music since they at least knew real fingering:


The entire film:

To contrast, others find Astaire as one of the few redeeming aspects of this film:

However, I'm not the only person who finds bad fake trumpet playing annoying, from the PBS show "Theater Talk" episode discussing new Broadway play about the trumpet player Louis Armstrong "Satchmo at Waldorf":


The playwright, Terry Teachout, states:

"I never wanted an actor to pretend to be playing the trumpet. That never looks right."

and the entire "Theater Talk" episode:

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Creepy Choreography ruins perfectly good Mozart music

Nederlands Dans choreography of Mozart's "Finale" of "Petite Mort" starts out w/classical version of "Let's Get Physical" @0:58:

and morphs into half naked people jumping on each other:

However, dancers seem to enjoy whatever this is, according to youtube comments, so I must be a philistine:

Footnote, the Olivia Newton-John reference, whose video I find to be sophomorically amusing:

Friday, October 3, 2014

#NewYorkTimes Blasphemes against #ObamaMessiah

Staff at the New York Times better not eat almond flavored cookies after their September 14. 2014 crossword puzzle blasphemed the Leftist Messiah:

32 across clue "Obama caricature feature" and the answer = "Big Ears"

FYI, a complete list of clues and answers appears at

Back in the day, when Obama said jump, MSM yelled "How High?!!", or, more typically, when he said grovel, they replied "how low?"

Obama, when running for re-election, whined that he was allegedly bullied b/c of his big ears, from March 10, 2011 CBS News report "Obama: I was bullied for my big ears" with this rather prescient quote:

"'As adults, we all remember what it was like to see kids picked on in the hallways or in the schoolyard,' he said."
This quote implies Obama was always a bystander and never bravely intervened to defend victims of bullying, which explains how he runs US foreign policy today. Most lefty cartoonists dutifully laid off our thin skinned POTUS and eschewed graphically teasing him in any way. However, as of late, artists are lampooning his big donkey ears:

This is good, b/c as Newsweek Evan Thomas points out in Ken Burns recent documentary about the Roosevelts, it's bad for US presidents to have a cult of personality built up around them, at least if they're Republican:


MRC Kyle Drennen points out PBS's anti TR bias in his 9/16/2014 article "PBS Doc: Teddy Roosevelt An 'Imperialist' 'Killer' Who Glorified War" and includes a transcript of above clip:

"THOMAS: He comes back from war and he senses that he is what America wants to be. Out of Roosevelt's self-importance, but also fed by a real adulation, there emerges a kind of cult of Roosevelt. People simply worshiped this guy in a cowboy hat, this easterner who had become a westerner"
I suppose the TR cult of personality to which Evan Thomas referred was illustrated by the Simpsons episode "Bart Stops to Smell the Roosevelts":


Of course, Evan Thomas is the same idiot who thinks Obama is "Sort of god", from Kyle Drennen's June 5, 2009 Newsbusters article "Newsweek’s Evan Thomas: Obama Is ‘Sort of God’"

Thomas elaborated on Obama as God, patronizingly explaining: "He's going to bring all different sides together...Obama is trying to sort of tamper everything down. He doesn't even use the word terror. He uses extremism. He's all about let us reason together...He's the teacher. He is going to say, ‘now, children, stop fighting and quarreling with each other.’ And he has a kind of a moral authority that he – he can – he can do that." In response, Matthews wondered: "If there's a world election between him and Osama Bin Laden, he's running a good campaign." Thomas agreed: "Yes, he is." 
From The Daily Gouge, Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 article "The Press and Dr. Faustus"

One can only hope the same thing happens to the idol worshiping MSM as happened to the pagan idolaters of Moses' time @1:09:30 "The Ten Commandments"

or cued up to the golden calf scene in the Charlton Heston version:

Thursday, October 2, 2014

#Jeopardy the movie

Thought panel of Jeopardy on Fri 6/6/14 episode

had imdb doppelgangers.  Molly looked and acted like prissy Nellie Oleson girl from Little House on the Prairie:

According to random people on youtube, French people like evil Nell:

Thought Kathy looked and acted like Greer Garson's nerdy younger sister, Mary Bennet,  in Pride and Prejudice:

and Vince reminded me Farley Granger from "Strangers on a Train"

and the cast answering double Jeopardy questions: