Tuesday, December 27, 2005
'What are you people, on dope?'
A well-deserved honor!
Totally bitchin' flick, dude -- from the dugout make-out scene to Phoebe Kates' ... ah, upper body. Spicoli. The land yacht. Mr. Hand!
Name THE movie of YOUR senior year.
Don't feel too old. You're in my mom's graduating class and '82 was the year I was born.
Well, yer pretty dang bright-eyed and smart fer a young'un, MLB.
Correction: Its Phoebe Cates, not Kates.
Please God, more snow and cold, please!
I don't know if these were THE movies of my senior year, but they were ones that I enjoyed then and still enjoy now...Star Trek, the movie -- yeah, the first one. And, "The Jerk", one of Steve Martin's best movies.
And ER, don't you go and bother God none about the weather, it is just fine, now leave it alone.
("Head bust" = misspelling in a headline)
And, are you sure you have the comma in the right place in your headline?
As they say here in NC, I'm just pickin'.
I'm assuming you were addressing me though, so thank you.
"This dog's a lifesaver. That's what I'll call him. Lifesaver."
"That dog is shithead."
"OK. C'mon Shithead."
"I promise to send more money next time, as I should have more work. My friend, Patty, promised me a blow job."
Ah, but I digress. "Vision Quest" came out in 1985. Madonna was new. "Darling Nicky" was sung in the car as we cruised town but never came on the radio.
I watched "Night Tracks" on WTBS on a 10-inch black-and-white TV until my brother got a new, 19-inch, color Sony with a remote control. We were in high heaven -- I lived apart from my parents my senior year and with my brother, 10 years my elder.
Back to "Fast Times ...":
"Mr. Spicoli, what in the hell do you think you are doing?"
"Learning about Cuba and having a little food."
"(knock, knock, knock) Did you hear that? That's my skull. I'm so wasted."
"I hope you had a hell of a piss, Arnold."
"You aren't in my class."
"I am today."
Plenty of others from my teenage years. Can you identify the movies:
1. "Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son."
2. "I was born a poor black child."
3. "I'm not going to wreck this, eh. It's a beer truck."
4. "To really hock a loogie, it must come from one's soul."
5. "Hollyrood! Hollyrood!"
Now for a town this size a recent release would be a year old at least. So for a real recent movie, as in within that month, we had to wander down into a North Texas city of some size. So when a movie was released and when I finally saw it were independent occurances.
Hud for example I did not see until it was a free movie at my college in 1965.
After much thought, here are the movies I actually saw my senior year of H.S..
1. Lawrence of Arabia
2. Children of the Damned
4. Lord of the Flies
5. Mondo Cane
6. How the West was Won (In Full Cinerama)
7. Dr. No
10. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
And for all of these I can tell you who I went with, where we ate, and in six cases why they never dated me again.
Oh yes, one last favorite: White Slave Ship (That was a Thursday night one).
the throat, but from the soul."
I was going to say "The Last Picture Show" because I saw it my senior year. However, it was a 1971 release so I must have seen it in my junior year.
These are the top films of 1973:
Day of the Jackal
Now see, they knew how to make movies when I was young.
(If you doubt that, compare Cybil Shepherd's young ta-tas to any from your films.)
Dr. Lobojo, I bow to your supremecy when referring to "Revenge of the Nerds II".
1. "Animal House"
2. "The Jerk"
3. "Strange Brew"
4. "Revenge of the Nerds II, (something about) Paradise)
They emerged, as it were, with the bravado, as it were, of Phoebe Cates's some 25 years later, as they were -- but in a black-and-white film that created it's own environment that said, "Yes, she is bearing these nubile breastes right here and right now whether your parents, or your congressman, or your church, likes it or not."
Cybil's titties, in other words, beat all others, hands down, so to speak, for cinematic and cultural context alone!
Thank you, Trixie, for fueling my on-and-off-again obsession with Cybil!
(I drove by close enough to holler at her when they were filming "Texasville" [critically unacclaimed sequel to "The Last Picture Show"] in Archer City, Texas, in, what[?], 1990.)
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice
The Wild Bunch
Ann of the Thousand Days ( I took a date to this movie at the drive-in and I never saw the movie)
In that I have never actually grown up that extends over a very long period of time........
#1 Manos: The Hands of Fate (long long long driving in the car sequences here....)
#2 The Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (very red)
#3 The Killer Shrews ( the shrews were dogs covered in carpet with plastic fangs)
#4 Planet Nine From Outer Space (Ed what's his name movie)
#5 Viking Women Versus the Sea Serpent ( a Rodger Corman low low budget flick, with a canoe and push up bras)
At least 3 of these have appeared within the past few years on the MST. Thanks to my shiftless children I have seen a lot of the Comedy Channel and MST.
1. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
2. The Jungle Book
3. Bad News Bears
Lon Cheney once worked and live and married in OKC.
1. Where was Lon Cheney Jr. born in OKC.
2. Where did Mrs. Lon Cheney die in Oklahoma?
By the way, boobs were seen in movies long before Cybil bared them in "The Last Picture Show" I remember a scene in a movie from the 30's that showed some actress's nipple. but I don't remember who, or the movie. It was a Biblical era epic.
When TV first came out in Oklahoma they played all those old 1930s talkies over and over to fill up time. Lots of interesting things in them.
And for those wondering, yes, I am pre-atomic.
Other memorable flicks: "Southern Comfort." The first three or four "Friday the 13th"s. "First Blood." Oh, and one of my all-time favorites: "Red Dawn."
Drlobo, ya got me on the Lon Chaney Jr. trivia. Back then, he must've been born in St. Anthony? Or, the original Mercy?
I'm not sure which Mrs. Chaney he's referring to. Both Sr. and Jr. had two wives, for a total of four.
Sheesh! How would normal people know that? Spill it, Trix.
Trixie's right on the money. Lon Jr., which was just his stage name, was born in a shack on an Island as part of Belle Isle Park in Belle Isle Lake at the end of the Trolley line in Oklahoma City, in 1906. His moma was a singer downtown and daddy was working the side shows at the park. He wouldn't breath when first born so Lon Sr. took him out to the cold lake and dipped him in it and he started squalling.
Lon Jr.s mother was not mentally solid and drank a bottle of lye after they had moved out to Los Angeles. She was sent home to her parents in Oklahoma City and was finally comitted to the State Mental Hospital in Norman where she died.
I've often thought someone needed to start a practice of meeting in that Walmart Parking lot and baying at the moon on his birthday.
Trixie you're a plenty smart flybaby.
I've lived in OKC since, er, let's see... 1977-78ish. I've learned a lot about the legends of this burg in that time. And I've got a mind like a steel trap -- bloody and rusty.
Secrets are an archaic concept in this new century. Data are the new Rhetoric, and I once worked at NSA.
Wolfman and Gypsy costumes are required. Nothing will be provide, no fires allowed, and be prepared to be arrested for trespassing.
Howling will commence sharply at midnight.
Send this notice to all and any kindered spirits.
Can we all go see Rocky Horror Picture Show too? And Let's Do the Time Warp Again!
Talk all ya want, but I reckon you'd find that comfy bed to be the key to your evening adventures that night. Sheesh!