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FBI has a sense of humor…

November 8, 2012

While perusing the “fun” links on the internet I discovered that the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s official site has a link called “Fun and Games.” Nestled in amongst a Hurricane Sandy Fraud Hotline, the Most Wanted, and Scam and Safety are links for “Kids and Teens, Avatars, Spies and Counterespionage (a side-splitting subject), and Tools of the Trade (guns mostly).” So, if you don’t find terrorism, violent crime, interstate flight et cetera entertaining enough be sure to check out
http://www.fbi.gov/fun-games
and change your “threat level” to “laugh out loud.” Can we get a link for “fisting?”

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Top Ten Films Not Usually Seen On Top Ten Lists: Westerns

April 26, 2011

Every blogger who’s watched eleven movies in one lifetime has put togther a Top Ten films list. I’ve read half of those. Within each catagory are features well-known and well-worn. Embittered clashes have arisen over each list, and its inclusions and/or exclusions, to rival the Caputlets and Montagues, Hatfields and McCoys, Sunnis and Shia, and even the Yankees and the Red Sox. But this is list is different. I’ve dedicated this series to those films that rarely, if ever, show up on the select litanies so often found in the blog-o-spere. With that may I humbly introduce for your perusal: The Top Ten Films That Don’t Usually Make Top Ten Lists. These are gems often overlooked, neglected, and ignored… due to no other fault than not being as good as the Top Ten.
To keep this list current is troubling so I will only include films between 1950 and 2000 (fifty great years of film). I have opted not include the “classics” era due to the heavy hands of Selznick, Mayer, and many others who ran the “star system” of that time (the star system produced many great films but the doors were closed to new actors and directors).
Westerns: Quigly Down Under, Bite The Bullet, Big Hand For the Little Lady, The Man From Snowy River, Two Mules For Sister Sara, The Misfits, Bad Company, Jeremiah Johnson, Goin’ South, Electric Horseman.

Amended recommended films

April 26, 2011

Worth a look…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frozen_River

Top Ten Films Not Usually Found on Top Ten Lists: Sci-fi

April 22, 2011

Every blogger who’s watched eleven movies in one lifetime has put togther a Top Ten films list. I’ve read half of those. Within each catagory are features well-known and well-worn. Embittered clashes have arisen over each list, and its inclusions and/or exclusions, to rival the Caputlets and Montagues, Hatfields and McCoys, Sunnis and Shia, and even the Yankees and the Red Sox. But this is list is different. I’ve dedicated this series to those films that rarely, if ever, show up on the select litanies so often found in the blog-o-spere. With that may I humbly introduce for your perusal: The Top Ten Films That Don’t Usually Make Top Ten Lists. These are gems often overlooked, neglected, and ignored… due to no other fault than not being as good as the Top Ten.
To keep this list current is troubling so I will only include films between 1950 and 2000 (fifty great years of film). I have opted not include the “classics” era due to the heavy hands of Selznick, Mayer, and many others who ran the “star system” of that time (the star system produced many great films but the doors were closed to new actors and directors).
SciFi: Alphaville, Twelve Monkeys, Fantastic Voyage (1966), Fahrenheit 451, Gattaca, Tron, Rollerball, District 9, Slaughterhouse-Five, Brazil.

Top Ten Documentaries Not Usually Seen In Top Ten Lists

April 14, 2011

Every blogger who’s watched eleven movies in one lifetime has put togther a Top Ten films list. I’ve read half of those. Within each catagory are features well-known and well-worn. Embittered clashes have arisen over each list and its inclusions and/or exclusions to rival the Caputlets and Montagues, Hatfields and McCoys, Sunnis and Shia, and even the Yankees and the Red Sox. But this list is different. I’ve dedicated this series to those films that rarely, if ever, show up on the select litanies so often found in the blog-o-spere. With that may I humbly introduce for your perusal: The Top Ten Films That Don’t Usually Make Top Ten Lists. These are gems often overlooked, neglected, and ignored… due to no other fault than not being as good as the Top Ten…
Documentaries:
Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould, Thin Blue Line, My Best Friend, Harlan County USA, Titticut Follies, A Great Day In Harlem, Crumb, Nanook Of The North, In The Year Of The Pig, Shoah.

In the tradition of…

January 29, 2010

the Scarlet Pimpernal, comes America’s newest superhero: the Mauve Flamer! Mild mannered florist by day… until a call for help–get away from me you cretone bully! Into a nearby closet and out emerges the Mauve Flamer protector of those who can’t fend for themselves… for fear of ruining their manicure. Hurling mauve balls o’ fire, the Flamer rushes to the aid of those who needs AID… not AIDS but aid… and… um…

A card for anyone born on 07 December…

December 7, 2009

Happy? You just wait Yankee dog...

Vincent Van Moe nee Van Mogh

October 30, 2009

GOP calls Obama Timid… WH: Get Over It…

June 22, 2009

Republicans congressmen called the actions of the President, “timid” in his response to the disputed Iranian election. The White House line, in reply, has been a pejorative, “Get over it.”*

Spokesman for the party, Rush Limbaugh, is expected to rebut the comment with something un-researched and without bearing on the situation. Few individuals with a triple digit are expected to accept the corpulent former drug abuser’s words as serious.

* http://electionlawblog.org/archives/002445.html

ANY-thing more…

June 9, 2009

Is there anything more annoying than a rhetorical question?