Monday, August 06, 2012

Going Regimental with Madonna

   At The Cinema                           

Dare to Be Truthful

This Madonna "style retrospective" is of no particular interest to me, but it did serve to remind me of Medusa: Dare to Be Truthful.

When it was making the rounds on Showtime in 1992, I watched it several times without realizing it was a spoof (that's good spoof!). I knew who Madonna was, but paid little attention. In fact, the only time I'd seen her perform was on a Showtime concert.   A stage floor up-shot camera angle caught me by surprise.  For a moment I thought she was panty-less. This was before DVR, so there was no quick review.  I set the VCR to tape the next showing, and sure enough!  Madonna was flashing beaver. So, you can see why I could be taken-in by Julie Brown.

I rank Medusa as one of the top three  five mockumentary films ever made (This Is Spinal Tap, and The Old Negro Space Program, Waiting For Guffman, Best in Show )
  Unlike the other two four (watch-in-full links above), this six-part YouTube presentation is the only one I could find.  I don't have time right now, but later I will watch, for the first time in 20 years.  If I change my mind about its brilliance, I'll let you know.  

Stickin it to the man .. just because

Nanny State: One regulation away from total bliss
Damn the Torpedoes  
Because sometimes enough is enough

Res Ipsa Loquitor

Fake Faces

    Must Eat Brains                     

83 Million Facebook Accounts Are Fakes
Including, apparently, one fake American
Res Ipsa Loquitor

Somebody is a dirty liar

"If you're trying to change minds and influence people it's probably not a
good idea to say that virtually all elected Democrats are liars, but what
 the hell." TRKOF&S

"dirty liar"
Res Ipsa LoquitorThat was Face the Nation's Bob Schieffer, referring to Reid's accusation that Romney has not paid taxes in 10 years.   RNC Chairman Reince Priebus on Sunday called Reid a "dirty liar." Shieffer is wrong;  Joe McCarthy was Real American.  Priebus is spot-on; Harry Reid is a liar, and a crook.

All this Harry Reid crap made me to go up the attic and pull "Abramoff" out of the Harry Reid trunk.(The relevant transcript excerpt referred to  is here)

Aside: I have in my coat pocket the names of 0 places where you can watch "The Real American-Joe McCarthy."

Obammissariat Orders

After defeat of Senate cybersecurity bill, Obama weighs executive-order option

penis snake

Dr. Freud, CODE BLUE
Like its namesake, it appears to be quite blind
  Totally safe? Yeah, and the check's in the mail too.

Red Yawn

   At The Cinema                           

Remaking Red Dawn
North Korea Invades America in Dumbest Movie Ever

Has Hollywood ever done a remake that was better than the original? EVER?  I can't think of one off-hand.  Red Dawn was a pleasant surprise for me when I got around to watching it -- about 2 years after its 1984 debut (I expected teen hero trash). The only reason for anyone, really, to expect anything was that Harry Dean Stanton was in the cast. Who the hell was Patrick Swayze?  Now I regard it as one of the best anti-leftist action films ever made.   I don't think Obama would like it..



Res Ipsa Loquitor

Paraprosdokians: (Winston Churchill loved them) are figures of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected; frequently humorous, if not bizarre.
1. Where there's a will, I want to be in it.
2. The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on my list.
3. Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
4. If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.
5. We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.
6. War does not determine who is right - only who is left.
7. Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
8. To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism. To steal from many is research.
9. I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.
10. In filling out an application, where it says, 'In case of emergency, Notify:' I put 'DOCTOR'.
11. Women will never be equal to men until they can walk down the street with a bald head and a beer gut, and still think they are sexy.
12. You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.
13. I used to be indecisive. Now I'm not so sure.
14. To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit the target.
15. Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.
16. You're never too old to learn something stupid.