Archive for May 25th, 2015

‘Short Shorts’ (1958) The Royal Teens

Monday, May 25th, 2015

Short shorts:

Banquet For Flies

Monday, May 25th, 2015

Today is Memorial Day. Often this means abandoning the ease and comfort we’ve developed for civilized dining – to eat outside – with the flies.

Typically, the Dad drags out the charcoal grill, dumps on too much lighter fluid, and then jumps back from the 2-foot flames.

“I’ll be ready for those steaks in about 10-minutes!” he shouts to his eye-rolling wife who’s just thankful he didn’t set the house on fire. The kids groan when they see a backyard inferno like they haven’t seen since the wildfires on television.

“MOM! Can we go to McDonalds?”

”No!” she yells back. “We’re a family – and families eat outdoors together on Memorial Day. It’s important to your Father.”

Louder groans. “Why?” one yells.

“God friggin’ knows…,” she thinks as she scoops salads onto paper plates from plastic containers.

“Go set the table! Use the paper plates and plastic silverware.” More groans.

Even before the kids find the long lost picnic supplies, the wind picks up and a new species of aggressive fly is attracted to the smell of burning meat. Finally the family is seated. Paper plates are held down by mayonnaise salads and one hand – as the other tries to shoo away the unrelenting pests.

And despite the fact that everything on the grill is now uniformly burnt to a crispy black, Dad asks the punch line question, “How would you like your steak?”

The best steak is made with a plastic bag and a blowtorch:


‘Dracula In Pakistan’ (1967) Trailer

Monday, May 25th, 2015

‘Dracula in Pakistan’

Rent A Lamborghini – $1500/day

Monday, May 25th, 2015


So you’re going to Los Angeles for a business meeting and need some wheels to tool around.  The bean-counters at your company want you to pick up a Chevy or Ford from Hertz at the airport.  Ech.  This is LA, BABY and how many lives do you have?  You don’t drive a Lamborghini just to get from Point A to Point B.  You drive a Lamborghini for a memory that will last a lifetime! 

And what if you see Sandra Bullock hitching down the 401?  You think she’s going to get into a Taurus?

Rent a Lamborghini:

“Iraqis Showed No Will To Fight”

Monday, May 25th, 2015
US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter

US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter

Washington Post:  “What apparently happened was that the Iraqi forces just showed no will to fight,” Carter said in a CNN interview that aired Sunday. “They were not outnumbered. In fact, they vastly outnumbered the opposing force, and yet they failed to fight.”  Read more:


‘Cheeseburger In Paradise’ (1978) Jimmy Buffet

Monday, May 25th, 2015

Cheeseburger in Paradise:

Thank You To Those Who Gave Their Lives …

Monday, May 25th, 2015


…  so we have the freedom to give our opinions.

Brief history of Memorial Day: