April 2, 2010
EARACHE MY EYE
Performed by Alice Bowie
My momma talkin’ to me tryin’ to tell me how to live
But I don’t listen to her ’cause my head is like a sieve
My daddy, he disowned me ’cause I wear my sister’s clothes
He caught me in the bathroom with a pair of pantyhose
My basketball coach, he done kicked me off the team
For wearin’ high-heel sneakers and actin’ like a queen
—— lead guitar ——
The world’s comin’ to an end, I don’t even care
As long as I can have a limo and my orange hair
And it don’t bother me if people think I’m “funny”
‘Cause I’m a big rock star and I’m makin’ lots of money
money, money, money, money, money, money
Ahhh! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha…
I’m so bloody rich! Ha ha ha ha
I own apartment buildings and shopping centers! Ha ha ha ha
And I only know three chords! Ha ha ha ha
If you don’t understand this and need an explanation check out the official Wikipedia entry for Earache My Eye (Click Here)
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March 17, 2010
One of my favorite movies when I was 10 or 11 years old was the classic “Billy Jack”.
Apparently my parents did not pay close attention to what the content of the movies they dropped me off at the local 4-plex to see included.
Billy Jack was about a “half-breed” American Cherokee Indian, Green Beret Vietnam War veteran, hapkido master who defended the hippie-themed Freedom School and its students from the racist and ignorant townspeople who did not understand or like the school or it’s students.
Though originally released in 1971 I am pretty sure I did not see it until it’s wide and highly profitable re-release in 1973.
It’s Marketing Taglines –
Just a person who protects children and other living things.
You’ve got due process, Mother’s Day, supermarkets, the FBI, Medicare, air conditioning, AT&T, country clubs, Congress, a 2-car garage, state troopers, the Constitution, color television and democracy. They’ve got BILLY JACK
When you need him, he’s always there!
Some Highlights –
The local rich boy jerk Bernard – dumps flour on some students denied in their attempt to buy ice cream because they are indian in order to make them “WHITE”. Billy Jack finds out and goes BERSERK –
There is the scene where the aforementioned Bernard is forcing a very well endowed female student with the nickname “Miss False Eyelashes” in to having sex with him and cuts her bra off and you see her large breasts DROP as the bra is cut away. Trust me very cool when you are a 10 or 11-year-old boy.
Billy Jack forcing Bernard to drive his Corvette in to the water on the count of three and then saying ”1…2….FLOOR IT”. Very cool when you are a 10 or 11-year-old boy. Also worth watching to see how inflation has affected the price of Corvettes.
Billy Jack kicking Bernard in the testicles when he confronts him prior to killing him in an act of revenge for raping the head of the school. Very cool when you are a 10 or 11-year-old boy.
In general it was a very good movie for one that claimed to be about non-violence and acceptance.
Here is the original trailer which will give you a nice overview. Watch for a young Howard Hesseman. At that time a member of “The Committee” Improv group out of San Fancisco but more popularly known a few years later as Dr. Johnny Fever on WKRP in Cincinnati.
And of course there was THAT SONG –
I wonder if this movie could be considered to have a liberal agenda?
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March 12, 2010
I am not planning on getting a divorce but if I ever do, one reason for my wife filing could be that I REFUSE to ever order for her in a restaurant.
That is comedian Elayne Boosler’s fault.
If you are the target demographic for this blog you know very well who Elayne Boosler is.
She had a joke as part of her routine probably back in the early to mid 80’s where she mocked men who ordered for their dates. The best description of which I found in a review by Lynn Harris of the book -Comedy at the Edge: How Stand-Up in the 1970’s Changed America written by Richard Zoglin.
….about waitressing in restaurants where men order “for the lady.” Boosler: “It made it seem like there could be only one lady. ‘The lady will have coffee.’ ‘OK, the slut’ll go get it.’ “
Because of that joke I can not bring myself to order for my wife and have often refused to do so when asked.
Even ordering a shared appetizer for the two of us makes me feel a little queasy.
Tip to Elayne – If my wife DOES name you in our divorce you can buy her off by finding homes for all the dogs she rescues through your Tails of Joy rescue organization (click here to visit the site)
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February 13, 2010
It started snowing in Atlanta Friday afternoon so both my wife and I came home early. With nothing to do and not wanting to watch Wall to Wall coverage of “THE BLIZZARD” we decided to watch a movie on HBO that we had missed when it premiered last week, Temple Grandin with Claire Danes.
I was somewhat familiar with the real life Temple Grandin story (Click here for a full bio) because my wife is currently reading her book “Animals Make Us Human” and there was a profile of her on 60 minutes a few years ago.
The primary thing to know about Temple Grandin is that she is a highly educated and respected animal scientist and professor but is also autistic. Most importantly for this post is that as part of her autism she says that she – “Thinks in pictures”, like internet pages. She visualizes anything she has seen, in her mind and can pull it back up and piece it together with other like material – Basically she is a human google.
All of this is covered in the HBO movie and is quite fascinating. But while watching the movie it dawned on me – SHE’S A REAL LIFE “CHUCK”!!!
In case you are not familiar with the NBC show Chuck – it revolves around a central character named Chuck who has had massive CIA files downloaded in to his brain. And when he recognizes something he “flashes” and all the information stored in his brain for that item is downloaded in to his conscious mind – LIKE A HUMAN GOOGLE!!!
This has to be obvious to everyone who sees both because I am SOOO bad at making these kinds of connections like everyone says that the movie “Clueless” is based on Jane Austen’s “Emma” – Once told I see the connection but I’m not one to spot it.
If you are not convinced watch the show on Monday nights on NBC and watch the movie on HBO. Then make up your own mind.
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