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Aug 1

A Not So Divine Comedy

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Friday, August 1, 2014 in Movies, Open Thread, Teh Funny

I love irreverent comedy. It’s one of my guilty pleasures, and quite something most people don’t know about me. Sometimes Hubby is surprised at my taste in comedy, even after almost 29 years. It’s not like I make a secret of my adoration for everything Mel Brooks, or the Coen Brothers. I appreciate all forms of comedy, some more than others. To this day, I refuse to watch Four Weddings and a Funeral.

I have standards. The may be low, but they are there just the same.

Last week my friend Osoloco posted one of her favorite movies on the social-site-with-faces, and it turns out it’s one of my guilty pleasure movies, too! So I have been watching it over and over again for the past ten days.

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I am not a gamer. I can count the number of times I played Tetris™ on one hand with fingers left over. I don’t like video games. Oh, I can sit and watch the kids play them, and Hubby as well. Especially when he plays Minecraft and a Creeper comes out and BOOM!!! That’s always hilarious to me. Not to them, though. Obviously I have a better sense of humor. Anyway, I may not be a gamer, but I am very familiar with the gaming culture, and this movie encapsulates the best and worst of it. And to have such wonderful talent like Doris Roberts, Shirley Knight, and Shirley Jones is simply divine.

So, what are y’all’s guilty pleasure movies? And are they on Netflix?? :D

Jan 3

The Song of Songs

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Friday, January 3, 2014 in Entertainment, Open Thread, Social

No, this isn’t Biblical. Not even close.

A few days ago, the entire family was warbling to the songs on the radio. We do that. Anyway, a discussion about the best songs ever written began. So did my headache, but I don’t think it was in relation to the topic. Quite a few classics were mentioned, some so great as to almost obscure the artists’ discography. The question asked by Hubby was, if you were able to claim one song written in the past 50 years as the only one you would ever write because you could never do better, what would it be?

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Several were mentioned:

  • Dust in the Wind, by Kansas
  • Bohemian Rhapsody, by Queen
  • Stairway to Heaven, by Led Zeppelin
  • He Stopped Loving Her Today, by George Jones
  • Wheel in the Sky, by Journey
  • American Pie, by Don McLean

So, my friends, which song would you pick as your definitive, ultimate, can’t-top-this-ever song? :D

Nov 26

Girlie Drink of the Week

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 in BOOZE!!, Entertainment, Social, TV Land

As some of y’all know, our friend Tiberius is here for an extended visit. Why? Because Texas is just THAT AWESOME.

Anyway, last year he sent me a DVD which, in my infinite ignorance, neglected to view. It’s of an Australian TV short series called Danger 5, and it is probably one of the funniest shows I have ever seen. Seriously, how can you go wrong with a TV show set in a 1960′s interpretation of World War II, where an international group of spies is trying to kill Hitler??

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Especially when every episode gives you a cocktail recipe?? EXACTLY!!

This week’s recipe is inspired by Danger 5.

The Perfect Fruiten Kamoon

  • One part gin
  • One part pomegranate syrup
  • Pineapple juice

Pour first two ingredients into a tall glass filled with crushed ice. Top with pineapple juice and stir. Garnish with a lime wedge if so inclined. I would have taken a pic of it, but it was gone before I knew it.

And make sure to check out the official Danger 5 site.

*goes off to sew her Danger 5 patch on*

Nov 8

Poet for the Common Man

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Friday, November 8, 2013 in Music, Open Thread

Yeah, late today. But better late than on some other day, like Monday.

Son has an interesting assignment for History. He has to pick a current music artist and defend the Walt Whitman idea of a poet for the Common Man. Some of the singers he had to choose from were questionable, such as *ahem* Kanye West. Others were a bit puzzling, like Bob Marley. Well, puzzling to me because I can’t understand him.

It got me to thinking about musicians, and which among my favorites comes close to being a poet for the every day Joe.

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There is not a song of his, solo or duo, that isn’t poetry to me. Carrie Fisher did a one-woman show not too long ago, and spoke of her marriage to Paul Simon. It wasn’t very pretty, and she mentioned the songs he wrote about her after the break-up. And as she recounted all the pain and heartbreak, she told the audience that if any of them had the opportunity to have Paul Simon write a song about them, to just DO IT!!!! Why? Because it is an immortal tribute, that’s why.

So, what music artist do y’all think is a poet for the common man?

Sep 21

One Less Thing to Watch

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Saturday, September 21, 2013 in Entertainment, Movies, Politics

Hollywood Reporter is breaking the the news that HBO Films is in talks with Jerry Weintraub to produce a new political film. Based on the book, Under Fire: The Untold Story of the Attack in Benghazi by Fred Burton and Sam Katz, the film is scheduled for debut 2015.

Yes, after the 2014 elections.

The book, published this month, has been billed as a heart-stopping narrative of the diplomatic mission’s efforts to fend off and escape a terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2012, which resulted in the death of four, including U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens. Fire reveals the 12-hour ordeal confronted by Stevens, Sean Smith, his Diplomatic Security contingent and the CIA security specialists who raced to rescue them.

Lest you think HBO is breaking ground being the first to make a film about Benghazi, this came out after Thunder Road Pictures released their intentions to make a film based on the book, The Embassy House. A lot of people think this is a step in the right direction as far as telling the country (the world already knows; it’s our LIVs who don’t) what happened in Benghazi on September 11, 2012. Personally, I have my doubts that HBO will be even remotely unbiased in this attempt. It’s not like they have ever, ever, been biased before.

Aug 23

Balls That Chain

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Friday, August 23, 2013 in Open Thread, Social

My sweet niece is getting married this coming May. I am über excited about it, because she has asked me and my youngest sister to help her with decorations and favors and all sorts of pretties to make her outdoor (yay…outdoor wedding in Texas…) wedding look stunning without too much moolah.

We got this. Trust me.

Anyway, I started thinking about the HUGE expense a wedding can be, and how a lot of it is completely unnecessary. Take one wedding I attended several years ago. The bride is a friend of mine from college, and she absolutely adores white roses, particularly tea roses, and particularly with a hint of pink. Well, she got married in December. And roses are not easy to come by in December. And so her parents spent five figures on roses for the wedding.

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I know weddings can be expensive, but that’s just ridiculous. All of those roses died within two days! The parents were better off buying a freakin’ CAR for the couple. Oh, and since people with allergies weren’t warned about the massive influx of flora (there was more than just the roses, too), the service was periodically interrupted by sneezing and sniffling.

Weddings and balls can be extreme. There’s a reason so many reality shows are centered on them. I’m just glad I don’t have to deal with that for a few more years. The term “elope” is definitely in our dictionary.

So, what is the most outrageously expensive thing you’ve ever seen at a wedding? And the bride doesn’t count :P

Mar 5

Icon of the Week

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 in Awesomeness, Icon, Retro hooker

It has been a long time since I featured an icon. But I was watching Vertigo a few days ago, and remembered how beautiful and striking Kim Novak was back in the day.

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The first movie I saw her in was Bell Book and Candle. I loved that movie, and my dad said if I really liked her, I should watch Vertigo. Needless to say, that was awesome. And then she quietly retired to Oregon, where she raised horses and llamas.

Is it any wonder I like her??

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And she liked pearls, too.

If y’all would like to watch some of her movies, Turner Classic Movies will be hosting a Kim Novak tribute with an interview and several of her films on March 6. Grab some popcorn :)

Mar 1

Pass the Popcorn

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Friday, March 1, 2013 in Movies, Open Thread

I love old movies. There was a certain gallantry and finesse to them, no matter what the genre. It didn’t matter if it was Sink the Bismarck or Destry Rides Again or even Glen or Glenda. The celluloid was magical. It helped to suspend the disbelief, and give my imagination a new venue in which to flourish.

No, not with Glen or Glenda. I have my limits.

Anyway, a few days ago, I watched one of the newer “Fill-in-the-blank of the Dead”s. The idea behind it was to scare the ever living crap out of people, but I was just disgusted. All it was, was gore. I see enough of that on the Discovery Channel™. If a filmmaker wishes to scare people, he should think about the psyche, not the butcher’s table. To this day, Psycho is one of the scariest films ever made, in my humble opinion. Hell, Alfred Hitchcock knew the psyche very well. He tormented Tippy Hedren on and off the screen to the point of ruining her life! I will never watch The Birds again. And don’t get me started on Rebecca.

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That’s not to say I don’t appreciate bloody scenes. My favorite director when it comes to spraying blood everywhere has to be Akira Kurosawa. The blood spurting from the decapitated bodies in Ran was cinematic artistry.

And how do you like your scary movies?? :D

Feb 25

Like We Needed Proof

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Monday, February 25, 2013 in Celebutards, Politics

If you had doubts that Hollywood is an arm of the White House, you shouldn’t now.

Michelle Obama surprises Oscars by presenting Best Picture award

On an evening when the most elite gather to give each other props, I found it rather apropos to have the Cremè de Politics give the award for Best Picture.

Y’all can go vomit if you haven’t done so by now.

Feb 24

The Oscars, or Time to Watch Paint Dry

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Sunday, February 24, 2013 in AssHatery, Celebutards, Movies

Tonight is that awards show of awards shows, the Academy Awards. This is the award given to those who their peers consider as having delivered the performance of a lifetime, or rather the previous ten months, really.

Fred Astaire never won.

Marilyn Monroe never won.

Peter O’Toole never won.

Cary Grant never won.

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Some may have received the Lifetime Achievement Award for “sticking around long enough”. But they never won a competitive award. And that’s what counts to those myopic, fishbowl-living, Brown Derby-styling celebutardic actors. Frankly, I like to call it the Meyer Awards. Let’s face it: it’s a bunch of weenies full of bologna.

It’s too bad I gave up booze for Lent. It would have been a nice drinking game every time someone brought up some libtardic talking point in their winning speech :D