February 24, 2017

Quote of the moment

"A society that laughs at evil eventually laughs at good, and then loses its way."

-- Roger Ebert

February 22, 2017

quote of the moment

"time is what stops everything from happening at once."

-- john archibald wheeler

February 14, 2017

Quote of the moment

Metalachi: The World's First and Only Heavy Metal Mariachi Band

On a hot summer night in Veracruz Mexico circa 1982, Consuela Espinoza stumbled out of her dilapidated shanty and into Rock N Roll history. What began as an innocent night of snorting horse tranquilzers in a hotel room with seven members of the village jai alai team went on to produce the greatest metal band to ever live.  From these bleak and humble begins grew the seed that would eventually be the band we know today. Often referred to as the greatest heavy metal band to ever live..always referred to as... Metalachi.

-- metalachi promo materials

February 08, 2017

Quote of the moment

Be you, and be relentlessly you.

-- Lady Gaga

February 07, 2017

Quote of the moment

We live in such a cynical, jaded world...

--  Jack Millard

February 03, 2017

Quote of the moment

Tiger Woods grew a line beard last year. A line beard, for those unclear on the concept, is the heavily constructed beard cut to the jawline and no further. It is sometimes known as the chinstrap beard, the jowl-quator, the R&B Lineup, or for Knicks fans, "The Dolan". It is commonly used like a wire fence across territory lacking natural borders. Everything on one side is face; everything beneath it is surrendered to the body. Like most fences, it requires a lot of maintenance, or else it collapses within months.

Unless you are one of the people currently wearing one, it is universally agreed that it is one of the worst facial hairstyles ever conceived of by mankind.

-- Spencer Hall

Headline of the moment

Cheesecake Factory Bomb-Thrower Wanted In Pasadena

-- CBSlocal.com

Headline of the moment

Family finds rattlesnake in toilet, then 23 more underneath their house

-- CBSnews.com

February 02, 2017

Headline of the moment

Punxsutawney Phil: incompetent -- or evil?

January 31, 2017

Headline of the moment

Search party looking for 21-year-old woman finds man's body, again

Quote of the moment

'It's hard to establish rapport with a potential terror recruit when — as one former worker told the AP — translators repeatedly mix up the Arabic words for "salad" and "authority."'

January 27, 2017

Quote of the moment

"necessity is the mother of, 'let's do it like a mother.'"

-- special K

January 25, 2017

Quote of the moment

"Among the 34 countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the United States ranks 31st in the percentage of eligible voters who turn out to cast ballots."

-- LA Times

January 24, 2017

Trivium of the moment

1/3 of all US emergency room visits are due to falls.

-- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
"cruel gun story," Japan. Essentially "the third man" meets "the mysterians." Fabulous. Probably will be my best of the fest.

January 23, 2017

"the killing" - early Kubrick predicts "pulp fiction" timelines.

1/22

"The big risk" - death on the beach early will end with a sudden declaration of off screen gillotining.

1/22

"Rififi" - 30 minutes of silent theft bliss, followed by 2 hours of a scheme corroding apart.

January 21, 2017

"four ways out"

Early Fellini writing isn't as good as later Fellini direction.
"Violent Saturday"
Gimme a flick with James Coburn and a gun any day.