Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Creature from the Black Lagoon trailer

What a great trailer to a great movie. Possibly the best man in a suit monster ever. I've shared my love of this movie several times, but since we are so close to Hallowe'en, here's the trailer again (I'm going to assume any previous ones have been taken down already).

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Time's Black Lagoon

this is a novel about the Creature from the Black Lagoon, set in 2015 (President H. Clinton is presiding). the climate has warmed so much that a young marine biologist proposes genetically engineering people to live in the sea. he is of course, met with derision.  But something has to be done, or humanity is probably doomed.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Thuvia Jane...

Came into my life six years ago, right around her birthday, which happens to be today.  She's still part kitten, despite being seven years old.  She was a year old when I got her.

Her name was Yoyo at the time, and the ladies at Rescue House were so glad I was going to rename her.  I didn't know exactly what her name would be, but she got named after two ERB heroines.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Back in Black - AC/DC

OK, it's not quite AC/DC, but it's pretty funny, and at a little over a minute doesn't wear out it's humor. I mean, anything with Beaker even acting a little serious is hilarious, and this is synced up pretty well with both him and the band.

Monday, August 11, 2014

R.I.P. Robin Williams

This caught me completely by surprise.  Like many kids from the 70s, I was there when Mork appeared on "Happy Days" and then was almost immediately spun off into his own series "Mork and Mindy".  Since it was set in Boulder (I've seen the "house" they lived in) almost every kid in the state watched the show just because of that.  Heck, some kids even got rainbow colored suspenders to wear.  Not anyone I know, of course...

Sunday, August 10, 2014

the Beast is a jerk

And by Beast, I mean the one from 20,000 Fathoms, not Hank McCoy, who is a relatively nice guy (well, at least the last time I read a comic book about him he was).

I just watched the movie again, and it's always better than I remember it being.  There's no time wasted on talking heads, and the love story doesn't seem too forced, which is nice as well.  The actors are all good in their roles and the music gets the job done.