May 20th 2010 4:23PM I worked in Top 40 radio during that era. The most amazing thing was that every six weeks another great Creedence song was released. They were all different, they were all musically interesting. It was a run of high quality music that has rarely been surpassed.
I know it's not Lennon McCartney but that's not what they were shooting for. For sheer visceral energy the opening licks to Fortunate Son and Down on the Corner showed the joy of rock'n'roll.
May 20th 2010 3:07PM How can they do that to Animal House? This must be a generational thing. I loved both but AH rocked in a primal way - so many scenes are part of our culture now.
Jan 15th 2010 1:51PM I continue to be surprised by my growing admiration for Sofia Vergara. Most similar characters in sitcoms have to utter a series of predictable lines; however, the whole interaction with Bradley is done almost completely devoid of dialogue. Also, she is so hot she's a parody of hot.
Dec 16th 2009 4:14PM I never thought about the fact that of my three favorite action movies (Aliens, Terminator 2, and The Road Warrior) two of them have female heroes.
Another weird thing - they are all sequels.
Oct 23rd 2009 11:04AM When I was about 13, maybe 1959, I went to a demonstration at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. They had a bank of instruments and did really sciency sorts of things, but the finale was the basket of popcorn kernels they brought onstage and zapped into popcorn. I probably got about 20 lifetimes of microwaves that day.
So anyway, real microwaves for the kitchen were well into the 'sixties.
Oct 23rd 2009 10:55AM One of the best of the season. Aziz wasn't around much but he had the best line - paraphrasing - "I have two doing caps in my wallet."
Sep 30th 2009 9:09AM Deadwood - one of the greatest shows ever.
Biggest crime - David Milch ditching Deadwood to do John from Cincinnati.
Sep 10th 2009 11:03AM Overall I enjoy the show. Two things grate - the wife is just a dimwit, too much so.
Also, I am decades out of high school and so are my kids, but most faculty at any school I've ever been around would have stopped that performance in mid-note and seriously considered major punishment.
As they say, "What's next? The Andes plane crash cookbook?"
Jul 25th 2009 5:25PM Wilford delivered one of the best beatdowns in movie history in the movie Absence of Malice. He deserves his place just for that.
Part One: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZahHekI0gE&feature=PlayList&p=7E07F058682D768A&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=66
Part Two: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XV5JWOU7sqs&feature=PlayList&p=7E07F058682D768A&index=67
Jul 23rd 2009 1:57PM Two things -
1. Did they have that kind of twist-off top in 1976?
2. Something even funnier was the old National Lampoon ad from about that same time: Terrier - from deep in the heart of a dog.