Saturday, November 24, 2007

Friday, November 23, 2007

The Monkees-Valleri

Here is a good video from their show. It was done with the guys playing their own music on the show. Notice the huge amps in the back. Davy's singing must have been picked up by the boom mike. Also, a little known fact on this video is there is a cool pull away shot with Davy. He remains the size while the other 3 get smaller. This was done by having Davy sit on a chair that was connected to the camera. Usually the camera man or on movie sets the director sit in this chair but this time it was the actor so they could get this special effect.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

Ok here is one of my favorite strips from Bloom County. I know it says Christmas in the first panel but I with the Turkey dinner I always felt it better fit Thanksgiving. Hope you get a laugh from it and Happy Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Mid-Ohio Con is not on for me

Well it's not looking too good that I will go to Mid-Ohio con this weekend. Time and finances, mostly finances, aren't working together for me. Which is too bad as there are two men there whom I would like to meet. Herb Trimpe and Gene Colan. There are others of course but When I was a kid the main reason I read the comic books of Hulk and Daredevil is because I loved the look their art gave them. To meet them in person would have been great. If I can ever arrange my finances to save for next year I will do so. But even that is a dream at this time.
If anyone out there knows how to set up conventions and wants to do so for Cincinnati or Northern Kentucky area next year it would also help. If I knew how I would do it myself. For those of you who do go I hope you have fun.

The Equalizer season one on DVD

When you need help. When there is no one else to turn to, who do you call upon? Call the Equalizer. Edward Woodward played the Equalizer a man who was a former government agent who was targeted to be killed because he knew too much. A friend in the agency had his file down graded so he was not killed but kept a close eye on by the government.
He used his time off to take out an ad telling he could help the helpless. Those who called him sometimes needed his help as what had to be done ran opposed to some government operations. With agents already watching him it made things a but difficult for him to help people with his detective work. But it was fun to watch. The DVD set is a bit pricey at $49.99 but you can save some money if you pre-order at Amazon as they have it for $37.95.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Monkees Memorabilia Auction

Brad Waddell of the Monkees Home Page has said that there is a major showbiz auction that also features Monkees Memorabilia. It is from the collection of producer David Gest. You can see the collection if you Click Here. On the left hand side you can then click on David Gest collection put in the lot # of what you see below to look at his Monkees collection.

What is up for sale is:

394 - Monkees memorabilia, comprising a copy of
the album 'More Of The Monkees' signed in black
markers by the band; and two toy guitars by
Mattell, Inc., both in original boxes

395 - Four 'Monkee-Mobile' toys

396 - A "wax box" of Monkees 'Flip Movies' booklets, with twenty-four wax packs

397 - Six items of Monkees memorabilia,
comprising; a board game, unused; a hat; three
bracelets and a necklace (three on original card)

398 - Four items of Monkees memorabilia,
comprising; a binder and 'Record Tote' case, both
Raybert Productions Inc., a jigsaw puzzle and a
'Swingin' Numbered Oil Paint Set'

399 - An RIAA 'Gold' award for the single "Last
Train To Clarksville" by The Monkees, , named to " The Monkees"

400 - An RIAA 'Gold' award for the single "I'm A
Believer" by The Monkees, named to "The Monkees",

401 - An RIAA 'Gold' award for the single
"Pleasant Valley Sunday" by The Monkees, named to "The Monkees",

402 - An RIAA 'Gold' award for the single
"Daydream Believer" by The Monkees, named to "The Monkees",

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Hostess and Captain Marvel vs. Professor Sneer

Sorry about missing the Saturday version of my Hostess team up ads yesterday. My mind was on other things. I hope today I will make up for it with Hostess and Captain Marvel as they defeat Professor Sneer with the power of Twinkies.