Wednesday, April 4, 2012

What's for dinner? Fried pizza, of course!

Now who can't resist the thought of a fried boxed pizza mix for dinner? I mean, look at the kid's face! You see his eyes looking down lovingly at the frying pizza, which is drowning in canned tomato sauce and grated/dried processed cheese food. To make it "extra" Italian-y (is that even a word?), they could have added a little olive oil to the skillet before pressing the flour and water crust into it, to give it that extra Pizzeria pizzazz.

The ad says its ready in 15 minutes. I don't know about you, but I think I'd rather call in a pizza for delivery with my choice of toppings and forget about trying to fry my own fake cheese pizza.

Thursday, March 29, 2012


Bob e Barbie 1984 by meeeeeeeeeel
Bob e Barbie 1984, a photo by meeeeeeeeeel on Flickr.

Ok, Barbie and Ken came out in 1959. After 25 years together, we can see that Barbie is clearly out with another doll, as per this photo taken in 1984!

I always thought that Barbie looked a little slutty. I even used to slut her up more by adding more make up and teasing her hair up really big, before she would go out on a date with Ken.

They would go on dates to the drive-in, always perched in barbie's convertible. (And we all know what teenagers do at drive-ins!) I wonder where Bob took Barbie on their date? Knowing how slutty Barbie is, I would say it was "The No Tell Motel"...

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Its F-Ugly Christmas Sweater Time!

Nothing says Christmas more than wearing a butt-ugly Holiday Sweater! Ugly Christmas Sweater Parties are becoming so popular now, that truly ugly sweater prices have skyrocketed.

As my place of employment is sponsoring an "Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest" this year, I have been searching the web for some inspiration. Here are some of the best I've found:

When I think of Christmas, I ALWAYS think "Brown and Pink", don't you?

This beauty looks like Buckingham Palace meets the Griswald's!

Oh, Pointsettias, how lovely ar't thou.

What can I say? Is it the fugly green color or the latch hooked quality of the teddy bear that makes me want to puke?

Icey blue with white holly and turquoise candy canes always say "Christmas" to me!

Just so you know, I bought a sweater today on Ebay which I will "bling" up when it arrives. Stay tuned for pictures. Here's a sneak preview before anything is added:

Pretty, huh? My mind is swimming with ideas for this one!

Monday, November 7, 2011

A Half-Pint of Scope

"What do Melissa Gilbert and a bottle of Scope have in common?", you may be asking yourself. Well, I will tell you MY thoughts on this.

First off, I always thought (on the rare weekly occasion I watched this TV series), Half-Pint looked to me like she probably had bad breath. Why? I don't know. Maybe it was her buck teeth overbite?... Maybe it was too much wholesome food? Maybe it was helping out "Pa" too much on the farm? Hell, I don't know. Maybe I just found her repulsive?

Secondly, I always thought it would be funny if Half-Pint really slipped and let loose with an obscenity. Then "Pa" could wash her mouth out with some of "Ma's" home made lye soap. That way I would see that and for at least a couple of minutes, Laura's (a.k.a. Half-Pint's"), breath would be releived of stench.

Of course, that never happened. One can only dream....

Friday, October 14, 2011

Freaky Fridays ~ Fickle Finger of Fate????

I was bored and just mindlessly "internetting" today when I ran across this old movie poster. I thought to myself - "Hummm, this was either an advertising ploy or it was a very racey interesting movie for its time." Noticing that the old hottie, Tab Hunter was in the cast, I decided to research a little further and this is what I found out, which ain't much!
From the Internet Movie Database:

"This little-known Spanish comedy, with an outrageous performance by Tab Hunter, was one of the many low-budget films made in Spain in the mid-late 1960s by producer Sidney Pink. These generally tended to be quirky films, much too quirky to be Hollywood products, and featured interesting American stars--Barry Sullivan, Guy Madison, Cesar Romero, Jeff Hunter, Rory Calhoun, and here Tab Hunter. Pink discussed this film in his autobiography, and he made it quite clear that he did not get along with star Tab Hunter. Hunter has always had a flair for comedy, and he is quite funny in this film, which is basically the standard "American overseas who gets caught up unintentionally in some intrigue" plot. Perhaps because he was outside of Hollywood and his Hollywood image while in Spain, Hunter lets himself go here with a performance that rivals his one in THE AROUSERS as his most over-the-top. Many of his gay fans will probably love this film if they can find a copy. The supporting roles--Luis Prendes as an annoying drunk who sticks to Hunter like flypaper, Gustavo Rojo and Fernando Hilbeck as comic impediments to Hunter's progress, Pedro Mari Sanchez as a boy who does chores for Hunter and eventually becomes a friend-- are handled well. Interestingly, the film was directed by Richard Rush, of Psych-Out and Stunt Man fame. How he got involved with this film and what he thought of it must be an interesting story. Unfortunately, the video copy of this that circulated in the budget bin in the 1980s is in black and white AND has cheesy new video titles-- the film was released theatrically in the US in 1967 in color. I hope someone will release this legitimately in color and with the full credits. I would love to have a commentary track by Tab Hunter himself, or director Richard Rush--or maybe they could be recorded separately and we could get both perspectives. Anyway, I won't be expecting a DVD release of this anytime soon. Still, the budget video of this can probably be found used, and it's a worthwhile purchase for Tab Hunter fans (such as me!) or fans of Sid Pink's 60s Spanish body of films. Hunter's autobiography is supposedly coming out next year, although I doubt that this film is significant enough to rate much coverage there. Hunter fans are also advised to check out his fine Italian western SHOTGUN (fine except for an awful musical sequence near the beginning) and his euro-spy film THE LAST CHANCE (and if anyone could help me with finding his other euro-film LEGION OF NO RETURN, please get in touch!). Overall, a fun low-budget comedy with Tab Hunter in fine form."

Well, if I ever see in in the dollar bin at the local discount store, I might buy it and see just exactly how good or bad it is... but I doubt THAT ever happens!


Saturday, September 24, 2011

The Bee Gee's Revisted....

Heard this song today and it rings true to the things that happen in life. The Bee Gee's "Broken Heart". Sometimes you don't know what you got 'til its gone.....

"I can think of younger days, when living for my life
Was everything a man could want to do.
I could never see tomorrow, but I was never told about the sorrow."

Smart Men, weren't they? Or at least the person who wrote the song...

Sunday, September 11, 2011

fREaKy fRiDaY - Decor' Overdone?

This past summer we made over our kitchen. Mostly cosmetic stuff, like repaint, new border, re-surface the countertops, etc... We did break down and buy all new stainless steel appliances, too. (Yay!)

While I was pondering what type of border to purchase, (torn between a "coffee" theme or a "chef" theme)I happened upon this picture. Hummm, I thought to myself, that is a very nauseating interesting chef inspired kitchen...

Needless to say, I learned what NOT to do from this photo and I ended up with a very tasteful, subdued color palatte with a really cute chef-inspired theme.