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The Hollywood Hills Were Alive…

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

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Bond Girls – Part 1

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

bond4It took me a while before I was ready to start collecting the so-called “Bond Girls” – and by Bond girls, I am referring to those actresses who in some way served as a love interest to the fictional character James Bond in the films of 007. The reason it took so long before I’d entertain buying autographs of them is that I hadn’t really seen any James Bond movies. But over the past couple of years, I’ve at least begun to scratch the surface, and have enjoyed them enough to collect them and plan to watch them all in the future. Naturally, there have already been passed-up encounters that I’ve grown to regret – but no sense dwelling on that. Since reconsidering my position, I’ve already amassed more than a dozen encounters and will present them in groups; this is the first of these postings. Read the rest of this entry »

Five He Slew in Halloween II

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

hwxxI’m not sure exactly how or when it happened, but at some point somehow some way, I got sucked into the whole slasher flick phenomenon, particularly when it came to the three biggest (by my estimation) ‘classic’ franchises: Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, and Halloween. It’s perhaps the many horror film conventions I’ve attended, which started out as a way of meeting celebrities who had done ‘other’ noteworthy films, that have gotten me hooked. Eventually the urge to collect all of the Jasons and Michael Myers was followed by a tendency to start picking up even the minor stars/victims. The Final Girls from the Friday films was a lot of fun, and then all of the hoopla surrounding Jamie Lee Curtis’ appearance at the Horrorhound Weekend event on November 17, 2012, also became too much to resist. Read the rest of this entry »

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The teen skin flick Porky’s is a childhood favorite. You may have a problem with that statement but it’s the truth, plain and simple. Now my parents were not in the habit of watching such Rated R movies, but my Grandpa Murphy was in the habit of video recording them (among many other movies of course) off of HBO and Cinemax. This was one of the favorites that I’d pop into their VCR during sick days spent at their house when my Grandma would leave to go walking or to a doctor appointment or something. Read the rest of this entry »

Berlin – Part 1

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

fb16I had trouble convincing everyone in my family to go to Berlin. Part of the problem was a pesky travel agent who told my Mom and Diana that there was no reason to go there, that only the southern portions of the country were scenic. I knew that it wasn’t going to ‘beautiful’ there, but still was desperate to make the trip (having arrived too late in Germany when I visited in 2008 to see Berlin with the Wileys). Basically, the bulk of what was on my bucket list could be found in Berlin. Admittedly, this had more to do with American history – or at least things that Americans had been involved with. Thankfully, eventually I was able to sway everyone into making the trip, even if it wasn’t scenic and it was roughly six or seven hours away from our home base in Trippstadt. By the time it was over, I think everyone concurred that it was a most important city to tour. Read the rest of this entry »