Tuesday, July 31, 2012

"Oh, I wonder, wonder..."

I was reading a review on the new collection of George Orwell diaries.  In it was the author's observation that he had an endless number of "serious" stories and ideas he wished to write about.  But instead, he enjoyed the small daily thoughts that became his journals.  This hit a note in my own little noodles.  I have BIG IDEAS and medium ideas that I'd love to share with you...but in the wee hours, I find the little giggles to be my favourite pain relievers.  Certainly I felt this way on the air.  And I had a lot more stamina then.  So...

I once dated a magazine collector who was psychotic.  She had issues.

"Don't crucify me," Tom said, crossly.

Aldous Huxley owned two dogs.  They were the labradors of perception.

I once dated a terrible photographer.  Nothing developed.

Cats are being body searched at airports.  All they find is Friskies.

Jean-Luc Godard won't discuss his New Wave films.  He's a little vague on the subject.

Italian women take care of their skin with Neutrogena Lollobrigida.

James Mason, Perry Mason and Mason Williams were all rumoured to be members of some sort of secret group.  I wonder what they called themselves.

Frank Herbert drove a dune buggy.  Edgar Allan Poe would have driven a gold VW.

I wonder if Yoda had cable on Dagobah.

Does James Bond read Q?  Or watch and order from QVC?

Percy Bysshe Shelley originally wrote Prometheus Unzipped. Changed it later.

Jacqueline Susann wanted to write about her affairs with Rudy Vallee and Roald Dahl. I wonder what became of the manuscript.

Can Teletubbies take baths or will they be electrocuted?

Every time I hear the theme to A Summer Place, it's almost a religious experience.  I wonder if the composer was a man of Faith?

Author Anne Rice discovered while living in the Bay Area that she is related to Mickey Rooney.  Well, Rice, a Rooney has always been the San Francisco treat.

Does this song ring a bell?  "Out of the night, when the full moon is bright.  Comes the Thing that's known as Zitzo.  He's BOLD and he's BRAVE.  And he's been to a RAVE.  The Z, the Mark of Zitzo."  Oh, those childhood memories.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

"No cover charge. Your clothes get in free."

The photo is from my 1982 trip to Munich. I've been watching Mad Men Season 3 with Conrad Hilton portrayed and it reminded me of my stay at the Hilton in Germany.  It also made me consider the fact that if Paris Hilton had been conceived in Munich, she'd be Munchen Hilton.  I haven't seen the tape, but I think some others could be Munchen Hilton too.  Otherwise...

Honda is sponsoring the next tour of The Moody Blues.  It will be called "In Search of the Lost Accord."  Much better than Clearasil's proposed tour: "Days of Future Pussed."  ARGH, that would be awful.  Fortunately the acne skin company has decided to sponsor a Roaring Twenties Broadway musical instead. "Puttin' on the Zits."

This zombie craze has hit the works of D.H. Lawrence.  "Lady Chatterley's Liver."  (Served with a nice Chianti?)

The Fullerton Functional Furniture Warehouse introduced in 1961 the first coffee table ACTUALLY made out of compressed coffee beans.  "Anyone for coffee?" the hostess asked, before axing off a leg from the early American table piece, grinding it into the coffee maker.  "A Fine Coffee Table...An Even Finer Cup of Coffee" was their sales motto.  They stopped sales in 1963.

Nudist magazines in Braille are sought after collectibles.

Amzac is Prozac that hasn't made the big league.

"It's bigger in the inside."  Doctor Who trying to impress a girl he's just chatted up at the Paul Raymond Revue Bar.

How about Lucifer, the Morning Star, as a spokesperson for Life Alert?  "Help me! I've Fallen."

In New Guinea, the most popular show on cable is Mud Men.

New disco in Moscow: Doctor Zhiva A Go Go.

India remaking Bollywood version of Orson Welles classic.  Watch for The Third Mantra, the Adventures of Hari Lime.

Say the following ad tagline in a French accent: " I can't believe it's not butt hair."

If Yusuf Islam had become a Buddhist and married Chinese, he might now be known as Cat Chow.

Pete Townsend sells out the Who to Exxon-Mobil:  "Won't Get Fueled Again."

An original photo of Lee Harvey Oswald on sale on Ebay.  It's framed.

New disco in England based on Alfred Hitchcock: Vert A Go Go.

Mexican eye candy: Pez Vega.