I found and watched a documentary about Mel Blanc today, entitled "Mel Blanc, Man of a Thousand Voices", and I wanted to share it with you as well. This one man has given me and countless other people so much joy over the years, that I can't thank him enough. He's gone, but knowing the … Continue reading Mel Blanc: the man of a thousand voices
The BBC put together a Fry & Laurie reunion show in which I got to see them together after many years. I was glad to learn more about their start in showbiz and about how they met, which was the biggest surprise of all. I had no idea Emma Thompson went to school with them, … Continue reading The story of Fry & Laurie
It got panned by the critics. Val Kilmer's acting was indulgent at times. It was somewhat cliché. What was up with those knee-high socks that Elizabeth Shue's character wore throughout the movie? Those are some of the things that come to mind when I think of "The Saint" (1997). But it struck a chord with … Continue reading I like "The Saint"
I was watching Rafter Romance a few months ago, when I saw Fritzie, the cab driver with a supporting role in the movie, and my mouth dropped. There, on the screen, in front of my eyes, was GW, in 1933! It was almost the same man -- the resemblance was uncanny. There it was: an incredibly … Continue reading George Bush is a dead ringer for Guinn Williams
If you follow along with my classic movie reviews, you may think I have only good things to say about them. Truth is, I don't usually choose to write up movies I don't like. But I've recently seen three classic movies that were so bad I needed to point them out. I'll look at each … Continue reading Three classic movie duds
One of the many wonderful comedies made during the Great Depression, Theodora Goes Wild explores a young woman's quest for freedom in a society where tight constraints are the norm. The film's humorous and entertaining look at some of the hang-ups of the period is a very fun way to spend about 90 minutes. Interestingly … Continue reading Theodora Goes Wild (1936)
Bourne Energy's RiverStar: a fresh approach to hydropower http://tinyurl.com/34j39h # Analysts see 'ringback tones' becoming an $800 billion industry http://tinyurl.com/2nbd6x # Ringback tones are one more way for fiscally dumb people to spend their money. Completely pointless ways to show off. # Nokia Trips the Silverlight Fantastic http://tinyurl.com/3cftxs # New colors, button-shift and accelerated market … Continue reading Condensed knowledge for 2008-03-05