Thursday, June 24, 2010

Remake of the Black Lagoon?

From one of my favorite blogs, Monster Island News, the following item about one of my favorite movies, The Creature of the Black Lagoon.  Former Creature From The Black Lagoon Director Says Remake On Hold

Some things you shouldn't recreate, like this movie, or covers of Unchained Melody. But who knows.

Here's a clip from the movie. Enjoy. . .



And the poster. . .love this one

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The Clown Motel

There's a hotel in Tonopah, Nevada, called the Clown Hotel. I can't think of anything more delightfully creepier than that. (I find clowns unaesthetically pleasing, creepy, seedy and weird.) And, .  .  .  it's next to a cemetery! Can't get better than that.  The image shown here is one where the best face is put on the place; but from other photos I've seen (Google "clown motel") the place looks dusty, rusty, and run down. One description on Panoramio talks about the:
"motel office. . . [where]  the proprieters have every conceivable sort of clown image, stuffed clown, clown lighters, clown tissue boxes, etc, etc, etc. You name it, they had it. As I checked in, all I could think about was John Wayne Gacy. Gave me the creeps!"

image source: city data.com


Kerouac's Last Typewriter to be Auctioned

From New York News: Jack Kerouac's Last Typewriter Hits the Auction Block.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Mr. Potato Head Memory

Speaking of Mr. Potato Head (see post below) I was wondering if I remembered my childhood days of playing with my Mr. Potato Head toy correctly. When I tell the story to some people, they think I'm making it up, they even laugh at me! I know it sounds like a "I walked ten miles to school uphill in the snow, both ways," kind of thing.

I remember playing in the kitchen, while my mom or grandmother worked away, with my Mr. Potato Head. Which was a real potato! I'd sit on the floor, in the corner in between the fridge, which was -- yes -- turquoise, and the pantry, or long cupboard, where we kept food, including the bins of onions and potatoes. I'd sit there, happily sticking felt and plastic face parts and accesories into a potato or two.

This would have been about 1958 or so. The toy came out in 1952.

According to Wikipedia, Mr. Potato Head first came out with only the pieces, not the plastic head:
It was originally produced as separate plastic parts to be stuck into a real potato or other vegetable. 
Mr. Potato Head was born on May 1, 1952. The original toy cost $0.98, and contained hands, feet, ears, two mouths, two pairs of eyes, four noses, three hats, eyeglasses, a pipe, and 8 felt pieces resembling facial hair. The Original Mr Potato Head kit did not come with a "Potato Body," so parents had to supply their own potatoes for face-changing fun.

Elvis Mr. Potato Head

Mr. Potato Head has a new look: Elvis. Elvis Mr. Potato Head will hit the stores in August.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Marvel Black Light Posters

Thanks to Boing Boing for link; here are some groovy Marvel black light posters.

STARZ Buys US Torchwood Rights, Airs in 2011




The blog Monster Island News (great blog, great title) has an item about one of my all time favorite shows, Torchwood. Seems Starz has bought the U.S. television rights, and a 10 episode run will air in 2011. With John Barrowman/Captain Jack, and Eve Myles/Gwen, who really make the show. I can't imagine the show without Barrowman or Myles; their chemistry is fantastic, and Barrowman' Captain Jack character is Torchwood.

I realize that Dr. Who (of which Torchwood is a spin-off) changes actors, and it works, and the storyline involving Torchwood's history allows for different characters to come and go. (as we've seen in past seasons, with the passing of two characters: Dr. Owen Harper, and Toshiko Sato)  so I'm trying not to be unrealistic to the intergrity of the show, or unfair. It's just that I love Gwen and Jack so much!

And hey, is it possible for me to sound any more like a paranormal TV nerd?

reposted at Pulp Jello.