January 31, 2014

quote of the moment

"he went from cool to fool."

-- b1-66er, context unimportant

XY top said that I had to write this down since there are no google hits against the phrase and therefore own the service mark on the expression.  my mind is so weak from not having worked for years that I immediately acquiesced.

it's an exercise for you, dear reader, to figure out if this is a good day or a bad day.

January 30, 2014

noir city 12 - day 5

"brighton rock." 

if you think a mobster who doesn't drink, doesn't smoke and doesn't have sex is harmless, then you don't know sweet fanny adams.

"it always rains on sunday"

pouting british teenagers, escaped convicts and laundry are never a pretty combination.

January 27, 2014

noir city 12 -- day 4

"berlin express"

1st american film made in europe after WWII.  3 things.  1. you STILL can't trust germans.  2. russians are incompetent.  3. and stupid.

"the murderers are among us"

1st post WWII german film.  1. berlin is way way way torn up.  2. xians may well kill nazis BECAUSE of xmas*.

*but russians won't.

January 26, 2014

noir city 12 - day 3

"stray dog" 
if you lose your gun in post-WWII japan, and it has 7 bullets, 4 people will get shot, including your godzilla-stalking boss.  and a tree.

"drunken angel" 
super young mifune has a scoffing battle with shamura-san.  TB wins.

January 25, 2014

noir city 12 - days 1&2 - TXT reviews

"journey into fear" 
orson welles as a turkish police captain to save/possibly rape innocent people.  worse (and funnier) than it sounds.

"the third man"
death with a missing side of lime...a zithering experience.

"border incident"
20-something mexican cop ricardo montalban watches his buddy get sewn into a crop.  2 severed thumbs up.

"in the palm of your hand"
if you're a clairvoyant, it helps if you really CAN see the future...otherwise you're gonna mistake the wrong dead body.

"victims of sin" 
the house band of illegitimate children and shootings is perez prado.  work it!

"too late for tears"
is it worse to sleep with anyone, double cross anyone or say, "I'm not sure I'd love you if you had a heart"?  2 extra points for push-ups.

"the hitch-hiker" 
more people are killed before the opening credits end than the entire rest of the movie.

January 13, 2014

quote of the moment

"your judgement is a little off at this time.  rely on friends."

-- fortune cookie received by special K