Monday, November 30, 2009

Itsssaaahhh meeee-aaahhh

as usual, I had a fluffin' great time in Portland!

I had several Thanksgiving Dinners this past week, but after the first one last Tuesday at Mykey's we played a game called HOT DICE. Mykey was obsessed and had a new gleam in his eye. It's a gambling game & I've never considered myself a gamblin' man... so I stuck what felt right and for this Ness (Skeletor) accused me (Battle Cat) of being a boring player. But check it out! I WON!
this is what I did over Thanksgiving break:

Saturday, November 28, 2009

A long time ago, Cole told me about and last night he finally showed it to me. Wow! Put in any video html into the intro page and set the speed and go crazy!

maybe this will work:

Monday, November 23, 2009

In an article called THE DOCUMENTARY CRISIS, author Ian F. Svenonius talks about a Cuban director named Santiago Álvarez who made over 700 films w/ a complete disregard for licensing and property laws. Please take a moment to read this article and watch these 2 clips of his film, which is mentioned in this article, LBJ.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Sometimes my buddy Mykey can recommend really bad movies just because he's hilarious, but I was actually surprised to find that THE COLOR OF MONEY w/ Paul Newman & Tom Cruise was actually not that bad. The music is horrible but both actors play their parts pretty well... but it's a really funny sequel that picks up where 30 years previous THE HUSTLER had left off. It's not hardly as depressing as THE HUSLTER was though... damn that movie seemed like it was written by Tennessee Williams or something.

This documentary is a really great telling of the classic Union Workers VS the Corporate Ogre story in America. These strikers also have great style.

this is amazing, but try not to listen to the music that some jerk put to it
A couple of weeks ago, when I had burgers w/ I. Bickelhaupt .... he played for the me the Parsnip Snips LP by Michael Hurley. It's so good! Every song is so pretty & haunting. Although this song "Werewolf" is not on the album I have... it gives you a nice idea of his sound. I should get this record too!
Directed by Billy Wilder

You Can't Kiss Away A Murder!
It's Love And Murder At First Sight !

Walter Neff: "That was all there was to it. Nothing had slipped, nothing had been overlooked. There was nothing to give us away. And yet, Keyes, as I was walking down the street to the drugstore, suddenly, it came over me that everything would go wrong. It sounds crazy Keyes, but it's true, so help me, I couldn't hear my own footsteps. It was the walk of a dead man."

Such a well an excellent movie w/ a really great screen play by Billy Wilder & Raymond Chandler. The two of these men hated each other however and after watching a documentary about this film, I found it hard to believe that they even pulled it off! Ness & I tried watching the 70's made for TV version that pretty much uses the exact same screenplay and scene for scene and it was horrible! Barbara Stanwyck was so good at being evil in this movie and her blonde wig is so funny.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A Yeti & Death came to visit Walter circa 2006

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The DEVILS (1971)
Dir. Ken Russell

I only went to the Olympia Film Festival twice this year (bummer), but luckily I caught this rare screening of The DEVILS. All the film reels were broken up which left 20 second pauses in between and made it seem like I was missing out on ... something ... but it was so dark, funny, and intense. The cinematography & set design were really something and Oliver Reed & Vanessa Redgrave were brilliant.

Monday, November 16, 2009

This is a photo of Ness' family on her Mothers side, the Wade's. The color, lighting, and clothing of the whole gang is amazing. I just wanted to post this picture cause I liked it so much.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Smokey is getting his shots and losing his nuts today, & I'm sittin' at school writing about this guy.

In other news, Johnny Burnette is one of my new Rock n' Roll heroes!

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Smokey has been living w/ us for a week now and for the most part he's been the best kitten I've ever met! And look at the progress the other cats have made by accepting him into their little bed of fluffy royalty!

In other news, I am off to Ian Bickelhaupt's for a FALL BURGER BALL! He got 2 lbs. of meat from Stewarts.... it's gonna be amazing. This morning I had my first training for packing cheese at the West Side Food Coop and it was really fun. The Gouda Bacon & the Wasabi Horseradish were by far the best! mmmm cheese.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

My 2 homies w/ 4 names: Cole Jon Roy Doig & David James Sawtell Weinburg have this music class they teach in Portland, OR and they just started a blog! This video is cool!:

The Omega Man (1971)
Directed by Boris Sagal

This movie is hilarious, ridiculous, and really well filmed. But the end kind of sucks. It was based on that book I AM LEGEND. I never saw the re-make w/ Will Smith... but it probably sucks anyways. The best part of this movie is seeing him drive around LA when it's completely empty.... and Heston's bad acting in scenes by himself. The poster for this movie rules though.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Monday, November 02, 2009

This is Smokey. I adopted him from Sarah Cass, who basically rescued 3 kitties who were malnourished and eager for love from loving humans. Sarah & Joel A. D. could not keep all 3 kittens in their adorable little love shack and noted that our house would be purrrfect for a kitty in need. I was hesitant, but after one little cuddle encounter I decided to bring him over for a visit to see how he liked it, & he immediately ran around, fell asleep, and seemed right at home. How could I say no? Look at this little dude! Could you say no?

Benny P. came up for Halloween/Tyvek times (which was awesome) and he suggested that Smokey would be a good name for a little gray fluffy guy and after I saw the KOKO & SMOKEY poster at Christina's it just seemed like the right thing to do. Here's that Koko & Smokey poster...

we also really wanted to name him Alfred Pennyworth.