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Archive for January, 2011

NERDS!!!

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

One of my favorites of the classic 80’s teenage boobie films is the 1984 movie Revenge of the Nerds. It fit right into the mold of some of the other raunchy comedies of the era, while possessing extremely likable characters and a good heart. So I was pretty ecstatic that the Hollywood Show that I attended on Saturday, October 9, 2010, was having a Revenge of the Nerds reunion of a half-dozen cast members. Had Don Gibb, the large fellow who played Ogre, shown up as he was scheduled to do, we would have had seven. This posting will highlight the first three. Read the rest of this entry »

End of Summer 2006

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

This posting will be the last in the series of ‘missing links’ of 2006. I began the website on September 13 and thereafter chronicled two vacations from the summer that had just ended, but didn’t pick up the time period in the middle, so here I bridge the gap between August 6 and September 12. My Myrtle Beach posting did mention that in between the two vacations I opened our first Marketplace store on July 20 and that Ashleigh attended the NYC (National Youth Conference) week in Colorado of July 23-28. We left for Myrtle Beach the next day. What it did not mention was that Briana spent her first week at Woodland Altars from July 16-22. Read the rest of this entry »

Lita Hugged Me Deadly

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

When I was in my ‘heavy metal phase’ of 1987-88, I wasn’t much into girl singers at all. There was death metal, heavy metal, glam metal, and pop metal – and virtually nothing else that held my interest for that short one-year period of my life. Girls weren’t really allowed on MTV’s Headbangers Ball as far as I was concerned, unless they were there for eye candy. One of the very rare exceptions was Lita Ford, whose song Kiss Me Deadly and then, in a duet with Ozzy Osbourne, Close My Eyes Forever would often show up on music television. Read the rest of this entry »

Summertime ’86 – And the Livin’ Is Easy

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

I had a lot to look forward to going into the summer months of 1986. Eighth grade was over and it was time to have loads of fun. It was at this juncture in my life that I began what I sometimes think of as my ‘double-life.’ I was slimmed down, vastly interested in people of the female persuasion, ready for mischief, and to be a teenager on the prowl. On the other hand, I was a geek at heart. Always was. Always will be. I had a tremendous fascination with the movie world, collecting autographs, and especially Laurel and Hardy memorabilia…but we won’t go into that…yet. Read the rest of this entry »

Sean Young

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

Sean Young has had a wide and varied film career, starring in many that I have enjoyed over the years. Perhaps most notable is her part of Rachael opposite Harrison Ford in the cult classic sci-fi thriller Blade Runner – a film that I first saw after our meeting. But I had seen her in several films before our encounter at the Hollywood Show in Burbank, on Saturday, April 24, 2010. For instance, Stripes, Wall Street, Dick Tracy, Kingpin, and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. Read the rest of this entry »