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Archive for September, 2011

Sid Haig

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

I wouldn’t have known who Sid Haig was if it weren’t for director Quentin Tarantino, that brought Sid Haig back into a mainstream film in 1997 with the film Jackie Brown. This was mostly in homage to the numerous Blaxploitation films he had starred in with Pam Grier under the direction of Jack Hill (ie. The Big Doll House, Coffy, and Foxy Brown). Tarantino had chosen to star Pam Grier in Jackie Brown, and Sid Haig’s presence as a judge gave a further nod to their films together in the 60’s and 70’s. Tarentino would utilize him again in Kill Bill Volume 2. Read the rest of this entry »

White Sox, Monsters, and Foods. Oh My.

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

After fiddling around for what seemed like an eternity waiting for and trying to find the photos that I had paid to have taken with some celebrities of the Wizard World Comic Con on Saturday, August 13, 2011, my friend Jason and I were finally ready to get moving to the next event for the evening. Jason whilst making a trip to the car to charge his phone, had discovered that it was now raining – which put a bit of a damp damper on this event – an evening at U.S. Cellular Field to watch the White Sox play the Kansas City Royals. Read the rest of this entry »

Deb and Hilly

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

At last…at long last, I present to you…Deb and Hilly. It was some twenty-five years in the making – as I entered the planning stages, plotted, pined and longed, and finally encountered these two teenage vixens who represented the geek’s unattainable ideals, only to be conquered and won over by geeks like me. Yes, I’m referring of course to the two classmates of Wyatt and Gary in the epic teenage 80’s film Weird Science. Read the rest of this entry »

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Saturday, September 24th, 2011

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Growing Pains

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

As sitcoms of the 1980’s go, I’d have to say that Growing Pains was one of the most subdued and wholesome of them all (despite Kirk Cameron’s goofy sidekick named Boner). However wholesome it was, once Kirk Cameron became an Evangelical Christian, he began to insist on the removal of anything in the series that might be construed as racy. This would also eventually lead to him alienating most of the cast, and having fellow cast member Julie McCullough fired from the show. In the meantime, fat jokes directed at daughter Carol Seaver (played by Tracey Gold), would eventually lead to the actresses real-life battle with anorexia. It was all the dreamstuff that Hollywood True Stories are made of. Read the rest of this entry »