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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Watch Mojo: Top 10 Alfred Hitchcock Movies

Source: Watch Mojo-
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No complaints here, I’m a big Alfred Hitchcock fan. Hitchcock movies is one of the few marathons that I could spend a day watching. (Well, at least several hours before I decided to get a life or something.) Because he covers everything that I like about movies. You get the whole package from Hitch. Mystery, suspense, thriller, action, adventure, drama and comedy. Well those are all the movie genres that I tend to watch. But one thing that makes Hitch special, is that you get all of those genres all in the same movie. North by Northwest, by personal favorite movie of all-time, is a perfect example of that. To Catch a Thief, would be another great example, as well as Rear Window.

Similar to Clint Eastwood, Hitch can make you laugh and be amazed not just in the same movie, but in the same scenes. Like with a guy kicking someone’s ass, or winning a great car chase and then making a great wisecrack about it. Which is why I believe Alfred Hitchcock is the greatest all around director of all-time. Alfred Hitchcock, was someone who combined a great knack for wit and drama, similar to Martin Scorsese and was so good at both, that instead of making a lot of dramatic movies and a lot of comedies, I guess decided to save himself some time and just combine both drama and comedy into his films. Martin Scorsese, did the same thing with movies like Goodfellas and Casino. So if you’re someone who likes variety in your movies and not just looking for one type of genre, Alfred Hitchcock would be the perfect director for you.

So, yeah I could spend a Saturday or Sunday, after running my errands and at least making sure I enough to eat and drink in the house, so I don’t starve to death or die of thirst, watching an Alfred Hitchcock marathon. Start with lets say Rear Window or Vertigo and check out Kim Novak and Grace Kelly for about five hours and then watch To Catch a Thief and North by Northwest after that. Again with Grace as well as Eva Marie Saint. And feel like this was time well spent, because it was fun. But a better way to do something like this is to do it in a group. With friends who also love Hitch, or do it with your family who also love Hitch, or do it with your girlfriend. (Just don’t check out Grace, Kim and Eva too closely) Because one thing about Hitch was that he was never boring. And always keeps you watching.
Watch Mojo: Top 10 Alfred Hitchcock Movies

NBA: Video: Unstoppable Bernard King: Mr. Smooth of the NBA

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Bernard King was so smooth, his game just looked so easy with all the ways he had to score. In that sense he reminds me of Clyde Drexler, but Bernard was more than a scorer. Someone who was very good on the boards, a solid defender who also made his teammates better. And I can only imagine how good the New York Knicks would’ve been had he not of broken his knee in 1985. And the Knicks had Bernard in the prime of his career with center Patrick Ewing. Because the Knicks would’ve been a championship contender earlier and perhaps won it all with those two.  

Bernard King was a true natural scorer. Someone who could score in multiple ways and always looking for a way to get the ball in the bucket. And if not from him, then get the ball to his teammate that had the best chance of scoring. He had a great jump shot, one of the smoothest jump shots in NBA history. With the ability to handle the ball, an excellent post game, especially when defenses tried covering him with smaller or bigger men. And ran the floor real well and scored off the break.

The toughest players to defend in basketball, are not just guys who can drive and get to the bucket and look like they can't be covered. But are the player who are triple threats, which I know is a cliche. But players who can handle the ball, post up and shoot. Players like that are very difficult to defend because you have to cover them everywhere. And be on alert for that player to do anything with the basketball. That was Bernard King and again without the knee injury, we are talking about probably a top ten scorer in the history of the NBA.

Monday, August 26, 2013

MSNBC: Lockup- Corcoran: Extended Stay

Source: MSNBC- Life at Corcoran State Prison-
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This is about the gladiator fights that went on at Corcoran State Prison in the California in the early and mid 1990s. That were run by Corcoran guards and set up by them. Where guards there would find inmates who didn’t like each other, or perhaps didn’t even know each other, to fight each other. And I believe put money on the fights that the inmates wouldn’t see a dime of. What happened at Corcoran is just another example of prison slave labor and perhaps the prison industrial complex as a whole. Where inmates are exploited for profits by corporations who make money from taxpayers and the inmates.

I’ve seen the MSNBC Lockup documentary on Corcoran and I’ve seen other shows about Corcoran. And to me at least it looks like a fairly efficient prison. Where some of the worst and most violent and probably evil prison inmates and criminals in America, are serving their time at Corcoran. And lot of them are their for life and doing sentences close to that. And yet what I’ve seen at least Corcoran looks like a fairly well run prison. Especially considering how tight their budget is and the lack of resources that California puts into Corcoran and how understaffed they are. And yet they generally do a pretty good job. But those gladiator fights did happen there.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

That Scene From: The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson- Bette's Midler's Farewell to Johnny Carson

Source: That Scene From- Johnny & Bette-
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I don’t know if there could possible be a better way to send off Johnny Carson so to speak on his Tonight Show, The Tonight Show at least as far as I’m concern than with Bette Midler singing to him. Because of her song One For My Baby with the lyrics Set Em Up Joe and One More For The Road. That song perfectly sends Johnny out and perfectly summarizes what is happening here.

That Johnny Carson is ending thirty-years as The King of Late Night as the host of The Tonight Show. And then you throw in her voice and her baby-face adorable expressions and how sweet she is, she was just perfect for this part. I’m not a big fan of Bette Midler, at least her music. I think she’s a hell of an actress and one of the funniest people in Hollywood if not all-time, but she does have a great ability to put things in their place and the way they are.

And sending Johnny out with One For My Baby is a perfect example of that. Especially when you consider how much Bette and Johnny truly love and respect each other. As I think is pretty obvious in this performance. Johnny had perfect timing with his comedy and I he knew himself so well and how we wanted to be remembered and go out. And Bette Midler is a perfect example of that.
The Scene From: The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson- Bette Midler's Farewell To Johnny Carson

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Washington Redskins: Video: Sonny Jurgenson & Billy Kilmer: The Sonny-Billy Rivalry

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Sonny Jurgensen was clearly a better quarterback than Billy Kilmer. But Bill better fit head coach George Allen’s conservative offensive personality better. So George could say "see this is why we need to run more and Bill won’t take as many chances throwing the ball. Because his arm wasn’t as good as Sonny’s". But a better head coach with perhaps a better understanding of offensive football, who didn't have a conservative defensive mindset that George Allen had, would've known better. And what worked better for the Redskins offensively. 

There are many horrible tragedies of Vince Lombardi dying and when he did. In 1970 at the age of fifty-seven when he could've probably coached another 5-10 years had he taken better care of himself. But one of those tragedies that Sonny paid the heaviest price for with the Redskins, was George Allen coming in, in 1971 as the head coach/general manager of the club. The Redskins did pretty well under Allen. Seven winning seasons, five playoff appearances, an NFC East title and NFC title. 

But had Vince Lombardi lived and continued on with the Redskins in the 1970s, Sonny Jurgenson not only finishes his career with the Redskins, which he did, but he would've remained the full-time starter with the Redskins at quarterback, had he stayed healthy. Because the Lombardi would've figured out quickly that Sonny was the better quarterback than Billy Kilmer. And the Redskins would've won more games, more NFC East titles, played in more Super Bowls and perhaps won at least one Super Bowl in the 1970s. 

Friday, August 23, 2013

Golden Cyber: Wonder Woman Defeated by The Pied Piper

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Its kind of hard for me to imagine someone as strong as Wonder Baby, I mean Wonder Women could be defeated by, well disco music. You would think someone strong enough to knock down brick walls and jump up on tall buildings and beat up 300 pound men, would be strong enough to take on disco music. Without falling asleep. Wait, I guess disco music was really that bad. And perhaps boring enough to literally knock people out. Even wonder goddess’ like Wonder Woman. Perhaps disco was to Wonder Women what kryptonite was to Superman. Yeah, maybe the Pied Piper was the only one in the history of the Wonder Woman TV series to discover Women Women’s weakness. Which is really bad music that puts her to sleep. She might be strong enough to tackle bears and stop speeding cars with he bare hands from the outside, but disco music will bring her down to size.
Golden Cyber: Wonder Woman Defeated By The Pied Piper

Thursday, August 22, 2013

General Blanketchips: Wonder Woman- The Girl From Ilandia

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Allan Arbus, who of course played Dr. Sidney Friedman on MASH, showing his versatility here. By not just doing comedy, but doing action/comedy. Playing a smartass bad guy. Who kidnaps Wonder Girl, or whoever the girl was. And of course the Wonder Goddess, or Wonder Baby, which is what I call Wonder Woman, because she was so hot, sexy and adorable, comes in and saves the day. This episode was from 1978. So I’m probably two years old at this point, so no I don’t remember this episode. But I saw the repeat of this show last summer on Me-TV. The writing on this show always seemed twenty-years behind. And it seemed stuck in the, gee that’s swell universe of people who wouldn’t use strong language to save their lives. And the writing looked like it was from a show from the late 1950s instead of the late 1970s. But this scene on this show was pretty good.
General Blanketchips: Allan Arbus as Bleaker in Wonder Woman- The Girl From Llandia

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

John Horse: Video: Martin Luther King & Malcolm X Striking Similarities

Minister Malcolm & Dr. King
John Horse: Video: Martin Luther King & Malcolm X Striking Similarities

I have a lot of respect for both Dr. Martin L. King and Minster Malcolm X. But where they are different relates to what part of the civil rights movement that they represent.

Dr. King, was the most important leader in the 1960s civil rights struggle. Because without his non-violent approach those laws simply do not get passed. Because non-African-Americans wouldn’t take this movement seriously. And basically would’ve seen this movement that was of course multi-racial and multi-ethnic as thugs, criminals and terrorists. But because the Dr. King wing of the movement was non-violent, the so-called mainstream media took it seriously and gave it fair coverage. And as a result Americans took noticed of it and got involved especially young people, but public officials and celebrities in entertainment that had influence. As well so these marchers and activists were seen as peaceful, mainstream and responsible.

But where I give the edge to Malcolm X, was his movement was freedom from start to finish. And didn’t see the future of the African-American community as dependent on the New Deal, or Great Society. But was someone who was a big believer in education and opportunity. So people would have the freedom to take care of themselves and not have to live in poverty. And would’ve continued to push this approach of empowering African-Americans and perhaps others, to have the freedom to live their own lives. And not have to live off of public assistance in order to take care of themselves. Whereas Dr. King, was about redistribution of wealth. Taking money from the wealthy to take care of the poor. Which would’ve been the next stage of his movement had he lived. But what Malcolm X, was pushing for was empowering a whole community. To be able to take care of themselves and create their own wealth instead.

Dr. King and Minister Malcolm, are the two most important players in this movement. I think that is obvious but they represented different wings of this movement. And moving forward post civil rights of the 1960s would’ve pushed different economic agendas.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Lynda Carter: Just One Look

Source: Lynda Carter- Wonder Woman!
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Just one look and you see a gorgeous sexy baby a wonder women. Lynda Carter, is truly special which is why she’s truly a Hollywood Goddess. Gorgeous, baby-faced adorable, tall with a great body. Great voice, which is why she can sing. And is someone whose almost completely responsible by herself for making Wonder Woman the hit show that it was by herself. Because the show Wonder Woman, didn’t exactly have a lot of great material to work with. Simply not believable, it starts out during World War II in the 1940s and then moves to present day when the show was on in the late 1970s. The writing was fairly cheesy to the point you might of thought it was 1945 when you watched it. Even when the show actually took place in present time back then. Would have been 1977, 78, 79, etc. But Lynda Carter kept people watching it, because she was Wonder Woman.
Lynda Carter: Just One Look

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Waters 1964: Video: ESPN: USFL 1985-Week 14-Memphis Showboats @ Portland Breakers: Short Video

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Playing pro football in a baseball park which is what Portland Civic Stadium was before they converted it to a soccer stadium. And Portland will need a football stadium if they are going to get another major league pro football franchise. But Memphis and Portland are markets that the USFL should’ve been looking at back then and should be looking at today. If they are serious about coming back. Something they’ve talked about since 2011-12. Because these are markets that are not currently occupied by the NFL. And they wouldn’t have to compete with the NFL for their fans. And Memphis and Portland are major markets that can both support major league football franchises. Which is what the old USFL was and what a new USFL would be. If they get an agreement with the NFL about training their players in the spring.

Friday, August 9, 2013

NBC: Days of Our Lives- Kristen and Marlena Argue Over John- 2007

Source: NBC- Deidre Hall on Days of Our Lives-
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I don't want to make this scene seem less than it is, but I love watching these two gorgeous sexy adorable women interact with each other. Marlena attacking Kristen proves that she is not as adorable, sweet and innocent as she looks. That Big Baby can attack and is more than cable of defending herself and protecting what is hers when she believes she needs to. And Kristen playing sexy, gorgeous yes, but a tough bitch, who doesn't have many if any limits on how far she'll go to hurt people she despises like Marlena. These two characters Kristen DiMera and Marlena Evans played by Eileen Davidson and Deidre Hall, literally hate each other. And Kristen literally using Marlena's biological son Eric and her stepson Brady to hit Marlena. By having affairs with both, which is a Hurricane Katrina size disaster waiting for both men to have a women like Kristen who is always looking for her next move and who and where to strike at against. And Marlena knows that, because she knows Kristen and that is what this fight is about. That she is not going to let Kristen use her sons.
NBC: Days of Our Lives- Kristen and Marlena Argue Over John- 2007

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Talking Points Memo: The Morning Joe- Joe Scarborough: 'FOX News, MSNBC, Exactly the Same'

Source: The Morning Joe- Mike Brzezinski & Joe Scarborough -
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Joe Scarborough is right in the sense that MSNBC prime time and Fox News both represent political perspectives in America. They are both mouthpieces for different ideological movements in the country. Fox News is essentially the official voice for the right-wing in America and MSNBC prime time at least represents a part of the Left in America, I would argue the Far-Left at least with their prime time talk shows. Rather than both being networks for people to go to who are just looking for the news and what is going on in the country and around the world.

CNN represents the mushy middle, people who don’t know what they think and to a certain extent equal balance and they bring on people from both sides. But generally smart sane people on both sides, people who don’t look like they are on medication from some shrink or need to be or perhaps even need to be committed. Unlike FNC and MSNBC that many times shows you what the nut houses on the Left and Right are thinking. And bring in escaped mental patients to show you those perspectives, or people who should be committed.

I mean if you are someone who is truly interested in news and people who just give you that and then brings in experts who are truly that and know what they are talking about and gives those perspectives based on old fashion things like facts and personal experience, things that might not be considered awesome by today’s young people and hyper partisans, then CNN is still the best place for that. As well as the network news shows, as well as C-SPAN and perhaps Bloomberg.
Talking Points Memo: The Morning Joe- Joe Scarborough: 'Fox News & MSNBC, Exactly The Same'