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reviewed 2012 (movie). November 22, 2009
2012 (movie)
You don't have to believe in UFOs to enjoy watching CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND.  You don't have to believe in the whole global warming package to enjoy watching THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW.  …
reviewed Soupy Sales. October 23, 2009
Soupy Sales
Those of you younger folks will probably not remember Soupy Sales, but us old farts will.  He was a very funny man with an elastic face and a weird voice.  He had a kids' show that was sometimes …
reviewed John King Obituary. October 20, 2009
John King Obituary
Some of you may recall the review I wrote some time ago praising the wonderful CD of Bach played on unaccompanied ukulele.  The ukulele master of that CD was John King.  I learned yesterday …
reviewed Socialism and Wealth Distribution. October 16, 2009
Socialism and Wealth Distribution
An economics professor at a local college made a statement that he had never failed a single student before,   but had once failed an entire class.   --------------------------------------------  …
reviewed Government Run Health Care. October 15, 2009
Government Run Health Care
To the Congress:      The USPS. (Postal Service) was established in 1775 - you have had 234 years to get it right; it is broke.      Social Security was established …
reviewed Dead Like Me. October 12, 2009
Dead Like Me
Imagine you are a snotty, arrogant and hard to get along with 18 year old girl.  You constantly fight with your mother, you ignore you shy younger sister and you have almost no friends.  Then.....you …
reviewed Nilsson Sings Newman. September 25, 2009
Nilsson Sings Newman
I have loved the songs of Randy Newman since I first heard Judy Collins sing I THINK IT'S GOING TO RAIN TODAY back in the 60s.  A lovely melody and such bitter bitter lyrics, and then Judy's …
reviewed Identity (2003 movie). September 23, 2009
Identity
I have mentioned before that I love books and movies that keep me guessing.  Nothing is more of a put off to me than figuring out exactly what is going on within the first few chapters of a …
reviewed 9. September 15, 2009
9 DVD
Not sure whether this is about the world of the future, or the world of another dimension.  Could be either.  Human beings have been wiped out by evil machines.  The only life left are …
reviewed Baby Grand by Billy Joel and Ray Charles. September 04, 2009
Billy Joel and Ray Charles
I know, people.  It's weird to only review one song, especially since both Billy Joel and Ray Charles had so many hits and wonderful songs.  This one, though, is special.  I just refound …
reviewed Strange. August 30, 2009
Strange
I think I've mentioned in other reviews that I love most BBC productions.  I love DR WHO, PRIMEVAL and even some of the comedy shows (and who doesn't love MONTY PYTHON?).  Strange is another …
reviewed The Loved One. August 24, 2009
Ah, the British!!!  There was a time when they were the absolute masters of satire.  There was THE MAGIC CHRISTIAN, all of MONTY PYTHON, Peter Sellers, and then there is THE LOVED ONE.  …
reviewed Silver John. August 24, 2009
Silver John by Manly Wade Wellman
This is actually a multireview, since I want to cover several books and one movie.  Still, it is all about one man's writing and one major character.  Manly Wade Wellman is the writer, …
reviewed Les Paul. August 13, 2009
Les Paul
It is amazing to me how many people have never heard of Les Paul.  Of couse, most of these people are 25 or younger, so I guess it does make sense.  Les had his best days long before they were …
reviewed William Ackerman. August 06, 2009
William Ackerman
I am always amazed when I talk with someone and mention the name William Ackerman.....and they answer "who?"  I guess not everyone is into emotionally compelling guitar music …
reviewed Star Trek vs Babylon 5. July 29, 2009
First, I loved Star Trek when it first came on.  It was exciting and new.  It was the first real prime time scifi series.  Kirk was Superman, Spock was his robot sidekick and Sulu, …
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The title of the book is misleading.  Charles Fort did NOT invent the supernatural.  He chronicled it.  Unlike most of today's writers, Fort did not try to explain the events he chronicled.  …
reviewed The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis. July 17, 2009
I mentioned before that I love the writing of Max Shulman.  Dobie Gillis is one of his very best characters.  The first book follows Dobie from junior high to his marriage.  There …
reviewed Rally 'round the Flag, Boys!. July 17, 2009
Rally 'round the Flag, Boys!
I love the writing of Max Shulman.  He gave us THE MANY LOVES OF DOBIE GILLIS, BAREFOOT BOY WITH CHEEK, and my all time favorite, I WAS A TEENAGE DWARF.  He wrote sex comedies that were …
reviewed 7 Faces of Dr. Lao. July 16, 2009
This film is based on the novel THE CIRCUS OF DR LAO by Jack Finney.  It stars Tony Randall as Dr Lao, Merlin the Magician, The Abominable Snowman, Pan, The Serpent, The Lock Ness Monster and Appolonious …
reviewed Tin Man. July 10, 2009
Tin Man
First, I love THE WIZARD OF OZ.  I can't watch it anymore, since I"ve seen it probably 100 times, but I did love it when I first saw it.  In fact, I loved it so much that I immediately …
reviewed John Keel. July 07, 2009
The Mothman seen on 9/11
John Keel was not a household name, but he was the best known unknown during his lifetime.  He wrote books about "mysteries" like the Bermuda Triangle or UFOs.  He wrote in what could …
reviewed Ghost Story (book). July 06, 2009
Ghost Story
GHOST STORY was the first Straub novel I read, and I still think it's the best.  I was getting tired of King's newer stuff and Barker's blood and gore.  A friend suggested this novel to …
reviewed Jacob's Ladder (1990 movie). July 06, 2009
Jacob's Ladder
Personally, I love a movie or book that keeps me wondering "what the hell is going on?"  The first time you see this movie, it does that.  There are monsters, creatures, strange …
reviewed Meister Eckhart. July 06, 2009
Meister Eckhart
"The only thing that burns in Hell is the part of you that won't let go of your life; your memories, your attachments. They burn 'em all away. But they're not punishing you, he said. They're freeing …
reviewed Pogo. July 03, 2009
Pogo Possum by Walt Kelly
These books are hard to find now.  Pogo, unfortunately, has been out of print for years.  Still, they can be found sometimes.  Pogo was a weekly and Sunday comic strip, and probably the …
reviewed The Magic Christian. July 03, 2009
The Magic Christian
I think, by now, that I have established that I am a huge Peter Sellers fan.  I love his timing, his deadpanning and his comedic brilliance.  I loved THE MOUSE THAT ROARED.  …
reviewed The Wiz. June 26, 2009
The Wiz
This was simply a retelling of THE WIZARD OF OZ.  It could very easily have fallen flat and been forgotten.  It wasn't, however, primarily because of the wonderful actors and actresses and the …
reviewed Michael Jackson. June 25, 2009
Michael Jackson
No matter what you think about Jackson's personal life (or rather public life), he was as important to the history of music as Elvis.  Starting with the Jackson 5 when he was just a child, he changed …
reviewed Strange Eons. June 25, 2009
Strange Eons
Robert Bloch, as a teenager, was one of the "Lovecraft circle".  In fact, the early stories Bloch published were primarily pastiches of Lovecraft's ideas.  In this, he certainly was …
reviewed Farrah Fawcett. June 25, 2009
Farrah Fawcett
First, she was all hair and nipples.  It was only much later that America realized that, although she would never be a great actress, she did have the talent to do more challenging roles than the …
reviewed the mouse that roared by Wibberly. June 24, 2009
This is humor, but definitely humor with a bite.  The Duchy of Grand Fenwick is a country somewhere close to France.  It is 5 miles long and 3 miles wide.  The only export they have is …
Zelazny's A Night in the Lonesome October
This has never been made into a movie, but I wish they would.  I also wish I could give this more than 5 stars.  This book is one of the most wonderful books I have ever read.  Imagine …
reviewed Damnation Alley by Roger Zelazny. June 24, 2009
Damnation Alley by Roger Zelazny
Roger Zelazny was a scifi phenom.  His very first published story A ROSE FOR ECCLESIASTIES won a National Poetry Council award, a National Writer's Circle award and was submitted for a Nebula and …
Partners In Wonder
As you can probably tell from my earlier review, I like the writing and creativity of Harlan Ellison a lot.  This book, however, has short stories which Ellison and other authors worked on as a collaborative …
reviewed The Call of Cthulhu. June 24, 2009
The Call of Cthulhu
Hopefully, there are a few of you who are aware of the writing of H.P. Lovecraft.  He was instrumental in creating the modern horror story by leaning more on science as modern magic, and creating …
The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson
I just reviewed THE NIGHT LAND.  THE HOUSE ON THE BORDERLAND relates to the Night Land, but it also stands on its own.  This time, Hodgson did not have to rely on prose from another age, since …
reviewed The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson. June 22, 2009
I wish I could give this 5 stars.  This concept is so creepy, so wonderful, so terror and horror inducing and so fantastically creative that it deserves even more stars.  However, because of …
reviewed The Innocents. June 22, 2009
The Innocents
Henry James was considered a great writer.  Of course, the writing style of the time was very verbose and probably somewhat difficult on modern readers.  James wrote one supernatural ghost story, …
reviewed A Boy and His Dog. June 22, 2009
A Boy and His Dog by Harlan Ellison
For those of you who don't follow classic scifi, Harlan Ellison is one of the major writers of the 50s, 60s and 70s.  He is short (5'3"), abrasive, intense and very creative.  He was also the …
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