Saturday, July 12, 2014

A Premier, of sorts

Unreleased Bill Murray
film resurfaces online

1984 sci-fi film, Nothing Lasts Forever

Whilst Bill Murray was revelling in the success of Ghostbusters in the summer of 1984, he was also involved in another film, though this was one that didn’t quite match the success of Ghostbusters. In fact, it was canned before being released.

The sci-fi comedy Nothing Lasts Forever was directed by Tom Schiller, at the time renowned for his short films on Saturday Night Live, and starred both Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd in supporting roles as well as Gremlins’ Zach Galligan. Schiller described it as “the weird move I’d always wanted to make” and sees an aspiring artist joining a group of radicals who plan to drive a bus to the moon. The film was intended for a September release, so as to capitalise on the success of both Ghostbusters and Gremlins, but MGM postponed the release date and then canned it altogether.

Nothing Lasts Forever has never been released officially in theatres, and nor has it been released on home media. But the cast and crew often put on screenings of the film, usually at Murray's insistence; now the whole thing has resurfaced online. The film has been available on YouTube for 3 years but is only now being rediscovered. It’s a spectacularly odd film, as one might expect from that era of Murray films, featuring musical numbers, jumps into colour, and clips from old movies thrown in for good measure.

Schiller has said that he never received a straight answer as to why the film was canned, although he believes it was because the film wasn’t “commercial” enough or that the number of old movie clips caused copyright problems for the studio. [here]

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HYMN # 365 .

              HYMN # 365   

This is too funny - but I suspect the minister didn't appreciate it.

A minister was completing a temperance sermon. With great emphasis he said, 'If I had all the beer in the world, I'd take it and pour it into the river.'

With even greater emphasis he said, 'And if I had All the wine in the world, I'd take it and pour it into the river.'

And then finally, shaking his fist in the air, he Said, 'And if I had all the  whiskey in the world, I'd take it and pour it into the river.'

Sermon complete, he sat down...

The choir leader stood very cautiously and announced, with a smile (nearly laughing), 'For our closing song, Let us sing Hymn #365, 'Shall We Gather at the River.'

See you in a camper down by the river!
Bring your own glass!

Our Guy Ellis



Mexico declares war on the US

Mexico Declares War                                

Pat Buchanan fatuously argued against impeaching Obama,  using the weasel argument "The GOP would be throwing away a winning hand for a losing one" The same thinking that has reduced the GOP to little more than playing the sucker for Democrat Party shell gamers.   Peggy Noonan gets it.

Barack Obama has failed to protect our borders,  and that undeniable fact is prima facie evidence, and cause for his immediate removal from office.  Say Amen.

cuzzin ricky

The Messiah

Firebrand Steve Stockman


 Firebrand Rep. Steve Stockman filed a motion Thursday directing congressional police to arrest ex-IRS official Lois Lerner for contempt of Congress and take her to the D.C. jail for questioning.

The Texas Republican filed a resolution that would instruct Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to issue a warrant for Lerner’s arrest, commanding the Sergeant-at-Arms “to arrest and take into custody forthwith, wherever to be found, the body of Lois G. Lerner, and bring her to the bar of the House without delay to answer to the charge of contempt of its authority, breach of its privileges, and gross and wanton insult to the integrity of its proceedings.”
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Firebrand?  Indeed.

I stand before God and my countryman,  and ask,  why isn't Lerner already facing a Grand Jury?  And Lois Lerner is not the only person in this administration who deserves demands similar treatment.