Views: 60570

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Having the powers of the Star Trek transporter would effectively make you a god.

Sometimes, when I'm searching what might be worth seeing on TV in the future, I skip through the online guide and read across capsuled descriptions. It produces awesome writing prompts or at least movies that should exist:

-An outstanding jazz score highlights this tale of a rebellious schoolteacher who arrives in town with a homicidal nymphet.

-An incurable optimist is plunged into a rarely-seen world rife with sex, spirituality, robots, and the secrets of the Great Pyramid.

-A widower tries to save a ghostly woman from two space station astronauts.

-A Brooklyn chorus-girl sobers up two former White House aids invading Moscow.

-A giant octopus and a party-animal surfer head by station wagon toward San Francisco.

-Animal-headed men save King Richard and Maid Marian from a major league has-been.

-Tragedy follows when one of Santa's elves and a shy girl share Saturday detention.

I was walking around in an antique store a few days ago, and they had the local easy listening station playing, or, at least, it was what used to be the easy listening station. They were playing an Elton John medley that had parts of several of his songs strung together with a disco or techno beat. It was terrible. I like the four songs individually, but that medley was painful to listen to.

A little later, Whitney Houston's version of "I Will Always Love You" played, and it was immediately followed by John Cougar's "Hurt So Good." It was a mental gear-stripping moment.

There were a lot of records in different stalls in the store. I found a copy of the Blind Faith album and the Buckingham Nicks album, which I was sure I would never see with my own eyes. If I had a good turntable at home, I probably would have bought them.

I also ran across a Superman pogo stick and a Popeye wooden standup.

Very cool! "Antiquing" is something Tracy and I used to do quite frequently, but we stopped for some reason. (I wonder why?)

Neil Gaiman is the cover feature in The Washington Post Magazine"Neil Gaiman’s Books Have Enchanted Millions. Finally, Hollywood Is on Board."

The profile looks at how many of Gaiman's comics, graphic novels and prose novels have languished in development hell or were thought to be unfilmable until recent years. What made the difference? Neil Gaiman's direct involvement in some of these projects, and the belated realization that his stories can't be bent to fit the Hollywood mold. 

Seen in an antique store in Jackson TN

If it was in an antique store I'll bet it was overpriced.

Most of them in that box had $5.00 price tags.

From The Comics Beat (it may be even more dire):

"The DCEU is fine, if by fine you mean a flaming dumpster fire perched on the edge of a volcano full of poison sharks"

Story

This Martin Short bit from the Tonight Show will make your day, particularly the first few minutes.

He roasts Jimmy Fallon and the Trumps.

Reply to Discussion

RSS

Groups

Latest Activity

John Dunbar replied to Commander Benson's discussion Deck Log Entry # 240 An Empty Chair
"Commander, my deepest condolences to you and Cheryl, your family, and Rick's family and…"
1 hour ago
Richard Willis replied to Steve W's discussion Comical Comic Cuts
"(Only happened AFAIK in the Tobey McGuire movies)"
2 hours ago
Richard Willis replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"I looked and looked for a cover with the Golden Age Green Lantern fighting a wooden robot. Came up…"
2 hours ago
Richard Willis replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"so is Flash a puppet or a robot?  A puppet needs a puppet master and strings, a robot is…"
2 hours ago
Steve W replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
3 hours ago
Dave Palmer replied to Commander Benson's discussion Deck Log Entry # 240 An Empty Chair
"My sincerest condolences to you and your family."
3 hours ago
Travis Herrick (Modular Mod) replied to Alan M.'s discussion So, What Are You Reading These Days? (besides comics)
"I am currently reading Intellectuals and Race by Thomas Sowell. Dr. Sowell, took a couple of…"
3 hours ago
Richard Willis replied to Captain Comics's discussion Peter David suffers series of strokes
"Today's update: Todayby Kathleen David, BeneficiaryHe is scheduled for surgery to be…"
5 hours ago
The Baron replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"Featured on the cover:  Sakamoto, the Shinonome family cat, who can speak as long as…"
5 hours ago
Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod) posted a News post
6 hours ago
Lee Houston, Junior replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"Sorry to miss yesterday. Couldn't be helped, but to make up for it... While I would learn of…"
7 hours ago
Jeff of Earth-J replied to The Baron's discussion Movies I Have Seen Lately
"CASINO ROYALE: No Time to Die was, I think, the last movie Tracy and I saw in theater before…"
9 hours ago

© 2022   Captain Comics, board content ©2013 Andrew Smith   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service