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.


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


"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.
"Kansas city confidential"
Lee Van Cleef gets bitch slapped more times than the rest of his career combined.

Five stars
"The Asphalt Jungle" John Huston and Sterling Hayden teach you the cost of $600,000


give up) is married to the local head mobster would be trouble.

You'd be right.


"Criss cross"
You might think that being the inside man on an armored truck robbery when your ex (who you can't QUITE
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January 14, 2017

Trivia of the moment

Lawrence Welk was awarded four US design patents:

 * A musically themed restaurant menu
 * An accordion-themed tray for serving food at a restaurant
  * An accordion-themed tray for serving food at a restaurant
  * An accordion-themed ashtray

January 07, 2017

Quote of the moment

"sometimes nobody's wrong."

-- Joe Walsh

January 03, 2017

Trivia of the moment

Only three mammals are known to experience menopause - orcas, short-finned pilot whales and humans.

-- BBC

January 02, 2017

Headline of the moment

Dog Mauls Owners After They Tried To Dress Him In Sweater

-- Huffington Post

January 01, 2017

Intense British situation of the moment as told by Timothy Laurence

Princess Anne's husband, Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, who accompanied her to the New Year's Day service, added that the Queen was feeling "not too bad".

-- BBC.com