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Friday, December 25th, 2015
3:08 pm
Merry Global Christmas
Here in Mobile the temperature is a record near-80 and the dew point is a hangover from last July.

Guess Ted Cruz needs to find another way to lie about the global warming data this year. Merry Christmas, Ted!

By the way, you have a week to catch any of these movies right here. Or these. But you have an extra half a week to catch these Samurai classics from Criterion, so Banzai!
Tuesday, November 24th, 2015
1:24 pm
It Should Go Without Saying...
But the most comprehensive list of movies leaving Netflix Instant on December 1st is definitely right here.
Tuesday, November 17th, 2015
5:51 pm
Screw That, I Did It My Way
I happened to be checking something on my Shop Your Way page and discovered a message that they'd loaded $11.00 worth of points on my account to be spent at KMart, and expiring tomorrow. So I talked my dad and sister into driving to that side of town for our regular Tuesday lunch excursion and dropping by the KMart afterwards. I couldn't believe my luck when I found they had black jeans on sale for $10.99. I'd quite forgotten that I'd thrown out my last pair of black jeans after the thighs became 100 percent fray.

Then I couldn't believe it when the cashier told me I had zero points. I hadn't realized that the Shop Your Way card on my keyring and the Shop Your Way site on my computer were for two entirely separate Shop Your Way accounts I'd signed up for over the years.

So when I got home I checked and found that, yeah, the $11.00 credit was on an entirely different account number. But I hated to pass up free jeans, so I printed out my membership card, drove back to the KMart and picked up those free jeans. They didn't even charge me sales tax! That's a big deal in Mobile, where the sales tax is like ten percent and they charge it on everything, groceries included. They even threw in a bunch of coupons for my next visit! But the heck with that, I'll wait until they give me more free money.

In other news, the coupon for a free bottle of Old Orchard juice that I signed up for on-line finally showed up in my mailbox, but KMart doesn't stock it.
Sunday, November 15th, 2015
2:45 pm
I won a $5 Amazon gift card, which gave me enough in my account to order an Amazon Fire Stick with free shipping. Now I'll finally be able to watch the movies I keep writing about!
Saturday, November 14th, 2015
12:00 pm
The Most Wonderful
I generally start my holiday shopping around the time I hear hooves clattering on my rooftop.
Thursday, November 12th, 2015
4:51 pm
Thunderbirds Are Go
Worth watching for the cameo by The Shadows, if nothing else.

But holy crap, that Lady Penelope is one bloodthirsty dame.
Wednesday, November 11th, 2015
11:26 am
Ben Carson
The guy's stories are riddled with more holes than Sonny Corleone.
Tuesday, November 10th, 2015
11:05 am
Great Ideas in Horticulture
I thought of crossing Cranberries and Raspberries to make Craspberries but then I realized some smartass would just shorten it to Crapberries.
Monday, November 2nd, 2015
10:32 am
A Question for My Amazon-Savvy Friends
If you rub two Fire Sticks together, do you make a Kindle Fire?
Sunday, November 1st, 2015
3:29 pm
All Hallow's Leftovers
I didn't even know Tootsie Roll Pops came in Pomegranate.
Saturday, October 31st, 2015
9:12 pm
Away We Go On A Comet
Not counting paid programming that filled the wee hours, the newly launched Comet channel kicked off (as far as my waking self was concerned) with Fred Olen Ray's Alienator, a microbudget sci-fi romp distinguished by the usual Ray cast of celebs just past their celeb-by date (Jan-Michael Vincent, John Philip Law), 50's B-movie stalwarts (Leo Gordon, Robert Clarke), a B-horror icon (Robert Quarry), and Ray regulars Dawn Wildsmith, Jay Richardson, Hoke Howell and Ross Hagen. Poor P.J. Soles is stuffed into an outfit with two panels cut out over her cleavagenal area, which really isn't a flattering look for her. It's all somewhat redeemed when one character reminisces about getting Edgar Rice Burroughs tales from the Science Fiction Book Club.

But hey, even James Cameron cast Dick Miller in the day's next feature, The Terminator, to be followed by the goofy nadir of Bond pictures, Moonraker. Later tonight, Dead Space. And they'll be airing re-runs of Stargate SG-1, apparently.

An interesting mix of fare, although it's worth keeping in mind that over on Get TV, November will be Noir Month. Or, as they prefer to call it, Noirvember.
Friday, October 30th, 2015
12:51 pm
Now They're Really Reaching
Mail in my spam folder letting me know that my online account has been suspended with Diners Club International.
Thursday, October 29th, 2015
12:23 pm
For Your Viewing Pleasure
The same local station that carries Columbia's back catalog on MeTV is now adding another channel: Comet Sci-Fi, firing up October 31 at 5 a.m. I can hardly wait to see what riches they mean to present us. The name isn't quite as off-putting as the description I saw for Galaxy Buck - "Christin Sci-Fi For Kids!" - but it will do until the real thing comes along.
Monday, October 26th, 2015
1:43 pm
You Know What They Say
Every time you hear cowbell, a devil gets his pitchfork.
Sunday, October 25th, 2015
6:51 pm
John Carpenter's The Fog
The shadow of Amando de Ossorio hangs pretty heavy over this enterprise, wouldn't you say.
Friday, October 23rd, 2015
3:13 pm
But Does Anyone Listen?
It was my idea to call it Spooky Movie instead but my suggestion wasn't well received.
Thursday, October 22nd, 2015
2:20 pm
I thought I had a toothache when I woke up this morning, but I guess it was all in my head.
Tuesday, October 20th, 2015
3:50 pm
A Phrase to Remember
"What are those black spots on your clothes?"

"Squid marks."
Monday, October 19th, 2015
8:29 pm
You Know You're Getting Old When You Talk Back to Your Inbox
"Why, yes, Bank of America, it would be suspicious if you had any sign-in activity for my account."
Sunday, October 18th, 2015
5:05 pm
My New Favorite Headline, Ever
New Research Indicates Grit and Perseverance Not As Important As We Thought
Business Insider
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