Howard Hughes and his Kleenex box shoes?

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OK, so the night before last we finally watched “The Aviator”. And afterward I went around the net reading up a little more on him, most all of which turned out to be the same few facts repeated over and over again. Seems no one could give an account of his four plane crashes in one article, which I thought …

The Show Must Go On (not, but seems to be)

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“Pinocchio, you’ve returned!” And here am I, the first decent morning I’ve had in a while, the whale’s mouth opening a crack. H.o.p. is running in to yell, “The garbage truck is here! The garbage truck is here!” Bang, boom, crash. He sits back down at the computer to draw some more of the marvelous pictures of robots he’s been …

Blogging Santa Conquers the Martians

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I’ve not pulled together my blog of “Santa vs. Satan” but plan to. Here’s one I did last year of “Santa Conquers the Martians” which stars a child Pia Zadora. It’s actually an anti-war film that had me clearly thinking way too hard, being as overwhelmed as I was. A fascinating bauble from the 60s. Santa Conquers the Martians Directed …

The grandparents of the Power Puff Girls

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The grandparents of the Power Puff Girls are those big-eyed waif pictures from the 60s and 70s that went so well with Tang, the space-age powdered orange drink choice of astronauts. The prototype were those painted by Margaret Keane, and despite the cutesy factor, the world looked cold for those parentless children. When I was a kid in the suburbs …

Edward Scissorhands

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I rewrote a number of fairy tales for H.o.p. when he was little. Last night we watched “Edward Scissorhands” with him for the first time. I’d held off on watching it because I remembered best the last half of the film and worried it would be a bit intense for him, despite his love of Tim Burton and this tale …

Give me one good reason why futons aren’t legitimate furniture

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Boy am I feeling lucky. I found “Atom Age Vampire.” I could only watch the first several Italian minutes of it right now, but that was enough to get me giddy, stomach fluttering with happy butterflies over the awesome seedy badness of equilibrium-blowing, tin can dialogue and bleached blondes in flight (literally). I’d feel guilty for neglecting to mention the …

A little cheesecake with that A-Bomb

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A Little Cheesecake with that A-Bomb, Declassified, 2005 tinted photo Film poster held by Jean Nelson, from the “Hanford Historical Photo Declassification Project”. Read the introduction to the Remixing the Hanford Declassified Project paintings Don’t miss this vital film! “You can beat the A-bomb.” Free showings. Columbia High School, Feb. 19 thru 22. Get tickets for yourself and family from …

Theaters of war

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Hanford Tap Dancer, Declassified Digital painting 2005-2006 Original photo from the “Hanford Historical Photo Declassification Project”. Read the introduction to the Remixing the Hanford Declassified Project paintings The woman in the photo is a participant in a WWII talent show at the Hanford Theater. My assumption is she is tap dancing. Tap dancing was popular then and remained popular into …

I vote we tie Rove in a chair, force him to watch "Oliver" 40 times in a row, and see what truths of soul commence to happen

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I am drinking the worst coffee in the world. That came out of my very own French press. Hours ago. It was this bad hours ago. It was this bad when fresh. Tasted like the proverbial 20 year old Converse sneakers that climbed up on the counter and said look I’ve got holes in my soles I really am a …

Write supporting the Yellowstone Buffalo Preservation Act

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In my email: Proposed Legislation Would Put an End to the Slaughter of Buffalo Crossing Yellowstone’s Borders In a bold effort to end the senseless slaughter of America’s last wild and genetically pure buffalo, U.S. Reps. Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) and Charles Bass (R-NH) introduced legislation on May 18th to protect the Yellowstone herd. The Yellowstone Buffalo Preservation Act (H.R. 2428) …