October 29, 2010

childhood horror movie favorite....

death dream, dead of night, night walk, whispers, the veteran, the night andy came home... these are various titles of the same 1974 canadian horror film that i was as a child.  i saw a lot of horror movies, and for some reason this one scared me the most.

it's taken me years to remember the movie and research the storyline to find it.  the DVD was released a few years ago with commentary from tom savini (it was his first special effects job!)

IMDB synopsisA young Soldier is killed in the line of duty in Vietnam. That same night, the soldier returns home, brought back by his Mother's wishes that he "Don't Die"! Upon his Return, Andy sits in his room, refusing to see his friends or family, venturing out only at night. The Vampiric horror is secondary to the terror that comes from the disintegration of a typical American family.

i remember thinking that the guy was creepy for wearing turtlenecks.  and that the mother character was a horrible bitch.  the dad was a crabby old alcoholic who loved the family dog.

it all ends badly and the final scene, where he drags himself back into his own grave, always made me sad.  it's a horror movie, for sure, but it's also quite depressing.  seeing it on DVD for the first time in over 30 years was amazing.

FYI- i originally saw it on "super host".  remember him???

October 24, 2010

where the wiki takes me....

spending my morning on wikipedia.  i've been reading about kenneth anger, donald cammell, and various underground hollywood directors.  i ended up on the wiki for lupe velez and recalled hearing her story before.  i couldn't remember if it was a film or tv show, so i searched on google and found it.  it was "frazier" of all things!

anyways, i always loved this bit of dialog.....

Roz:  What's eating you?

Frasier:  Oh, I'm sorry. It's just this thing with my father and this,
this person he wants to hire. I thought I'd started my life
with a clean slate. I had picture of what it was going to
be like, and then, I don't know...

Roz:  Ever heard of Lupe Velez?

Frasier:  Who?

Roz:  Lupe Velez - the movie star in the '30s. Well, her career
hit the skids, so she decided she'd make one final stab at
immortality. She figured if she couldn't be remembered for
her movies, she'd be remembered for the way she died. And
all Lupe wanted was to be remembered. So, she plans this
lavish suicide - flowers, candles, silk sheets, white satin
gown, full hair and makeup, the works. She takes the
overdose of pills, lays on the bed, and imagines how
beautiful she's going to look on the front page of
tomorrow's newspaper. Unfortunately, the pills don't sit
well with the enchilada combo plate she sadly chose as her
last meal. She stumbles to the bathroom, trips and goes
head-first into the toilet, and that's how they found her.

Frasier:  Is there a reason you're telling me this story?

Roz:  Yes. Even though things may not happen like we planned,
they can work out anyway.

Frasier:  Remind me again how it worked for Lupe, last seen with her
head in the toilet?

Roz:  All she wanted was to be remembered.

Will you ever forget that story?

October 20, 2010


my new album cover...

kayne west is crazy.  besides this album cover, he has replaced his bottom teeth with a gold and diamond implant.  yes!!!

October 14, 2010

dark & dreary morning....

feeling tickety boo!!!

i'm getting really strange anonymous spam comments again.  someone tells me my blog is "tickety-boo, fanciful & acutely interesting!"  another posts a link to a debate about lady gaga winning an MTV over sting.  huh?

1. Going smoothly, doing all right. Copacetic. 2. Proceeding quickly. This expression may have originated in Scotland, where it's the title of a popular children's song. A song called "Everything Is Tickety-Boo" was recorded by Danny Kaye as part of the film "Merry Andrew". This expression is heard more often in Canada nowadays. May have originated in the British military. Possibly related to the Hindi expression "tickee babu", meaning "everything's alright, sir". Some people spell it "diggity boo" or "tiggity boo".
Everything is tickety-boo, tickety-boo, tickety-boo...

mostly i seem to be getting spam related to stupid hipster clothing companies.  i don't know why, but it's kind of interesting.  like this message about buying your son a bomber jacket...

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So now you know your winter wardrobe for men and young boys, the best possible option will be that of, “stupid high end fashion company”.

October 11, 2010

deer, dogs, weird bedding...

 we've got a herd of deer these days....

 gilly's famous "stick legs"!

new memory foam mattress topper.  weird.....

October 6, 2010

gilly & griffin....

 gilly has turned 1 year old.  we got her on october 24th of 2009.  it's been quite a year.  the photo above pretty much captures what griff & gilly love to do.  play!!!!

 she's calmed down a bit.  she sometimes contemplates life as she looks out the window.  deep thoughts....

and she hates ribbons.

October 4, 2010

unhappy meal...

 i saw this sign as i drove up for my morning coffee... of course i had to get out of my car and snap a pic, giggling the whole time.  yes, i am 40 years old....