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Graffiti from Pompeii

Warning, not terribly worksafe (duh!)

Moldy Oldy

Apr. 22nd, 2017 03:14 pm
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Someone mentioned Benson in a post I was reading somewhere the other day. So I went digging.

At first I thought that show was a spinoff from Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, but digging further got the right show, Soap.

So I added that to the rotation of what Fay and I watch when we've run out of current episodes of things.

It worked great too. Benson was being Benson within the first five minutes of the first episode. As I expected, Fay loved it.

We wound up watching a second episode, and I'd forgotten that Jodi Dallas (Billy Crystal's character) was not only gay, but trans (at least a crossdresser if not TS). Heck, they even refferred to him as a TS.

Considering that it was a 40 year old comedy program, they actually handled it well.
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A while back, I stumbled across my DVD of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. I thought [livejournal.com profile] fayanora might like it. So I copied it to the media server.

Last week, I finally remembered to show it to her. She definitely appreciated the silliness.

Now we've been watching old episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and it just so happened that the one we watched after the movie had the first appearance of Spkie.

Now there's a character in "a Funny Thing" who is incredibly self-centered, full of himself, and thinks he's the gods gift to women. The Captain who is buying the virgin slave if you've seen the movie.

So Spike pops up and we realize his character has *so* much in common with that of the Captain.

Hence the title of this post.

That out of the way, if you haven't ever seen A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, you should. It's *classic* comedy. With several masters of comedy in it.

Also, in spite of the slapstick and farce, it may come closer to daily life in Rome than most of the "Roman epic" films of the era did.
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Watching yet another Captain Scarlet. And one of the important character is Dr. Denton.

Made it really hard to take him seriously.

Oh yeah, the target for destruction in this episode is the "Place of the Angels". Took me all of ten seconds to put Los angeles at the head of the list of potential targets. Took Spectrum 15 minutes into the show (many hours in real time) to figure it out.
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someone posted the link to this on a mailing list I'm on.

https://www.reddit.com/r/tumblr/comments/3k5tmm/insurance_company_fanfiction/

I'm only partway thru it,but it's already insanely silly.
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https://t.co/W8Wvq1KgJi

I'm trying to picture someone doing this at Orycon.
Gandalf comes slinking onto the stage, poses, blows kisses to the judges...
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Q: Why do children love their parents?
A: Stockholm Syndrome

Old movies

Sep. 5th, 2015 04:46 pm
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I recently got prompted to go looking for old movies.

It all started when [livejournal.com profile] fayanora made a tumblr post about polyamory that used a pic from the end of Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice

I'd seen that in the theatre and I wasn't impressed. We'd gone to see the other feature The Harrad Experiment.

So, I did some digging and found a copy of The Harrad Experiment. Fay and I watched it the other day. It was the first time I'd seen it since the theater showing. It actually held up fairly well. Kinda tame by modern standards. But Fay enjoyed it, especially the scene where the Casanova type tried making a move on the wife of the guy running things.

Anyway, I had been reminded of a few other old movies I wanted to track down. One of them was Nudist Colony of the Dead. I only knew of it because the theme song is a perennial favorite on the Dr. Demento show.

Well, luck was with me and I found it as well. Fay & I watched it last night. The opening sequence (the local Bible thumpers vs the residents of a nudist colony in court) was worth it all on its own. The movie is a musical and the songs are incredibly hokey. But fun.

Wonder of wonders, if you accept the premise (and allow for it being a comedy spoof of teen slasher movies) it even makes sense. Even the big reveal in the final scene. *Not* what we were expecting.

We thoroughly enjoyed it. I receommend it to anybodyy who wants so seriously *silly* horror, with a good dose of making fun of the nastier sort of fundamentalists.
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My allergies were acting up and I was using a kleenex to wipe my eyes. I flipped it around between eyes so as to not spread anything from one to the other.

And I thought "gotta avoid cross-contamination" (hey, I'd just read a scene in a fanfic involving forensics)

Then the punster in my mind flashed on "cross" contamination. Alll sort of silly weird mages. Like tiny crucifixes scattered across a vampire hangout, or huge Roman executioner cross with all sorts of "ick" on them or...

Too many possibilities, too little time.
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How do you know you are pansexual?
(like should be safe for most places)

Silly idea

Dec. 25th, 2014 11:29 pm
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I was reading some rather silly fiction by someone from the Traveller mailing list. He had a guy using a cover ID of an agent of the EPA.

This bit caught my attention:

“Most of my supervisors at the EPA could not care at all about the state of Humanity. But they are very deeply concerned about the state of The Earth.”

This led my brain down some strange paths and out popped the idea of the Environmental Prevention Agency.

A bit of backfilling led to this:

"Sorry, you've made a common error. Many newcomers to Mars make it. We aren't the environmental Protection Agency. We're the Environmental Prevention Agency."

"Huh? Why would you want to prevent the environment. Hell, how could you?"

"Remember? This Mars. We are charged with preventing the development of anything the EPA bureaucrats back on Earth could call an environment. Because if there ever is one, they'll find a way to use their rules to force us off of Mars."


So now I'm wondering what sort of logo the Mars Colony EPA might have. Because Fay and I would love to print up some ID badges for use at cons.
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I'd been wondering about some spikes in my blood sugar readings.

They were infrequent and occurred at times when I hadn't eaten anything. I finally noticed that they seemed to coincide with certain (ahem) "recreational activities".

But a test of what I *thought* was the cause didn't show a spike.

Tuesday morning I forgot to take a fasting level before playing around. Had quite a spike later when I finally did.

So I tried again that evening. Had a spike (50 point jump) but it still didn't seem to track when what I'd been assuming was the cause.

Then a while ago, I thought of something and checked the ingredients list on something. And there it was. Thee first three ingredients were chlorhexidine gluconate, gluconolactone, and glycerin. Culprit found. Those all are essentially sugar when your body gets done with them.

What was it? A water based "personal lubricant" (think K-Y Jelly clone).

Gee, apply that to a mucous membrane and your body will absorb it fairly fast and turn it into glucose.

That's one they don't tell you about in diabetes education classes!
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Yep, a punk band filmed a (very short) bit of porn on the front lawn of the "church" we love to hate.

http://gawker.com/punk-band-shoots-porn-film-on-front-lawn-of-westboro-ba-1440680143

I don't entirely approve, but then again, the odds of *that* ground actually being hallowed are slim.

Do I have to tell you this is Not Safe For Work?
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While reading Customers Suck, I came across this post Mysty’s List

Besides being insanely funny it had an *amazing food idea: meatloaf cupcakes...
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Girls with Slingshots guest strip

The first and last bits are the winners...

"I don't get it. Why would a deaf person want to go clubbing?"

"I don't get it, why would a hearing person want to go clubbing?"
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Watching the 2007 St Trinian's remake with Fay.

Evil thought. A student exchange program with Hogwarts. Picturing Malfoy, Crabb & Goyle trying to survive. And no, I don't think their magic would help, shotrt of the Unforgivable Curses.
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(from an email)

  1. Schizophrenia --- Do You Hear What I Hear?...
  2. Multiple Personality Disorder --- We Three Kings Disoriented Are ...
  3. Dementia --- I Think I'll be Home for Christmas
  4. Narcissistic --- Hark the Herald Angels Sing About Me
  5. Manic --- Deck the Halls and Walls and House and Lawn and Streets and Stores and Office and Town and Cars and Buses and Trucks and Trees and.....
  6. Paranoid --- Santa Claus is Coming to Town to Get Me
  7. Borderline Personality Disorder --- Thoughts of Roasting on an Open Fire
  8. Personality Disorder --- You Better Watch Out, I'm Gonna Cry, I'm Gonna Pout, Maybe I'll Tell You Why
  9. Attention Deficit Disorder --- Silent night, Holy.... oooh look at the Froggy - can I have a chocolate, why is France so far away?
  10. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder --- Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells,

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