Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Song of the Day

Away for a while

I'll be away from the computer for a while.  I'll have a few posts, but not many, as I'm feeling rotten.  I hope to be back and better in a few days.

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The Worst Music Festival in History

The Worst Music Festival in History

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Gordon Daniels, Top Gun, Crest, 1963

10 Long Lost Cities (That Have Recently Been Discovered)

10 Long Lost Cities (That Have Recently Been Discovered)

Happy Birthday, Frances Crider!

My mother's birthday was pretty much ruined by another big event that happened on this date in 1963.  You oldsters will remember what I'm talking about and exactly where you were when you heard the news.  I'm not going to dwell on that, however.  I'm just going to remember my beautiful mother. She's in the red blouse, second row.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Greatest Hair Metal One-Hit Wonders

Greatest Hair Metal One-Hit Wonders

Song of the Day

7 famous seafaring felines

Cats at sea: 7 famous seafaring felines 

Today's Vintage Ad


I Talked to 150 Writers and Here's the Best Advice They Had

I Talked to 150 Writers and Here's the Best Advice They Had: JOE FASSLER ON SEVEN OF THE MOST COMMON WRITING TIPS

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Peter McCurtin, The Assassin #1: Miami Massacre, Dell, 1973

I Miss the Old Days

The Swinging Sixties: 49 Snapshots That Capture Couples in the 1960s 

Overlooked Movies: CHiPS

CHiPS might not be the worst movie I've ever seen, but it's the worst movie I've seen in a long, long time.  It's allegedly based on the innocuous TV series of the same name from the late '70s and early '80s.  It has the same characters and the same name, but that's about it.  The two motorcycle cops are still Ponch and Jon, but Ponch is an undercover FBI agent with a disgusting personal problem, while Jon is a former track racer now broken in body, addicted to opioids, and trying to save his marriage.  

The plot is chaotic, the alleged humor is crass and sometimes downright repulsive.  The trailer (see below) is bad enough, but the movie is worse.  And while there are lots of explosions and violent episodes, they don't really advance the plot.  The movie seemed interminable. I wish I'd overlooked it.

So why did I watch it?  I blame my daughter. She's the one who turned it on and watched.  I was trapped in the same room.  Next time I'll find the exit.

CHIPS