Not going to go into any great detail here. But, there’s a really spooky place in my community. It’s called Souls Chapel. It was a story about a preacher gone bad and worshipping Satan until the locals killed him. Then things got creepy. I lived real close to Souls Chapel for a while. I had to move. A local guy has written a book about it. I just ordered a copy. If you like good ghost stories, this should be an excellent read!
My thoughts? This is flippin Jennifer Love Hewitt. She hasn’t won any Oscars. She’s not doing Shakespeare. She’s not reciting Plato. She’s not doing surgery. She’s selling a tv show. She’s known for two things and neither of which are “modesty”. She’s known for her boobs. Has been since she was a young lady. This has never bothered her that I am aware of. She’s made a lot of money. Some of her work has been pretty good. But, the bottom line is, for someone to edit out boobs on a Jennifer Love Hewitt photo shoot is simply stunning to me. I mean, can you imagine the chatter during this edit session?
Staff Member 1: OK, who’s going to be the model for this show?
Staff Member 2: Apparently, Jennifer Love-Hewitt
Staff Member 1: OK. Better airbrush her boobs, they’re too big and attractive. We don’t people buying our magazine for the wrong reason, y’know?
Staff Member 2: Already on that, boss. I’m well aware of how amazing her boobs are, and will make sure they are covered properly or if necessary, mostly removed.
Staff Member 1: Good work. Don’t want a bunch of housewives feeling bad about themselves either, now do we? By the way, send me a copy of the original pics. To my personal address. OK?
Last season the Broncos were wallowing around playing pretty poorly. Tim Tebow stepped in at quarterback and did what everyone has said he couldn’t do his entire career, win. He promptly took them to the playoffs, and even led the woeful Broncos to an unexpected win over the Steelers in dramatic fashion in overtime.
The country went crazy. People were Tebowing all over the place.
With all that success on the field and the marketing windfall of Tebowmania, what do the Broncos do?
Announce Tebow won’t be the starter next season and go after a seriously injured aging quarterback.
In 1990, Roseanne Barr gave the worst performance of the National Anthem ever. Bar none. In her mind I think it was performance art. In the minds of everyone else, it was awful to the point of blasphemy. She was roundly criticized, justifiably so.
Last night, Steven Tyler, long time member of Aerosmith, of whom I’m a fan of, and more recent judge of American Idol, almost one-upped Rosie.
He started flat, forgot the lyrics, and finished with a screech. It was awful. Fortunately I missed it. In defense of Steven, he can get it right:
Ohio State lost to two ranked teams and one unranked team. Those three losses have bumped them to #6 in the land. One of the teams that beat them, has also lost three games, two to ranked teams, one to a rather awful Davidson team. For that, Kansas is #7. Right after that, you have North Carolina, who has lost to one ranked team, Kentucky, and two unranked teams. Including a rather humiliating thrashing by 30+ points to unranked Florida State. For that, they are #8. On and on it goes. Inertia dictates that teams AP expects to be good, are there whether they truly are any good or not. And then teams that a truly good are fighting that inertia trying to get the recognition they deserve. At this time, three teams are still undefeated, Syracuse, Baylor, and Murray State. It can be argued Murray State’s not played a quality schedule, but, no one questioned some of the cinderellas of the last couple of years. Going 18-0 as gotten them to #12.
If you doubt me, think about this. One team has lost five games now, two to unranked teams, one of those a 31 point blow out. Their stats appear like this:
Points per game – 122nd
Assists – 85th
Field Goal Percentage – 186th
For that, Louisville is ONLY ranked 21st. Being as they lost again tonight, I’m sure they won’t be ranked next week. But, most people would have suggested after getting blown out by an unranked team, they shouldn’t have been in the top 25. That kind of applies to North Carolina too if you think about it.
Indiana beats Kentucky for the first time in about a decade last week. After it was over, IU fans rushed the floor. Apparently Megan Dills, a huge UK fan, got roughed up in the melee. What makes this story Moonagian is the fact that Miss Dills is a Playboy model. That got my interest on the Foxnews page. BUT, Foxnews ran a pic of a generic Playboy model apparently and NOT Miss Mills. So, to better assist Fox, I decided to chip in and help:
The family went to see Hugo last night. From watching the previews I figured it was a kid’s movie and since me and the boy needed some downtime, this would be a good way to do it. Boy, was I ever right. This movie is sedentary as you can get. It’s a very, very, very easy movie to watch. It’s kinda loonie in a whimsical way. And, it’s pretty much so far out there it’s pretty impossible to believe. But, during the movie, one scene kept bugging me all the way through the movie.
I’ve been a sci-fi junkie all my life and recognized that picture immediately. It’s from the very first “official” sci-fi movie ever made, A Trip to the Moon. However, in Hugo they attributed it to some whacky film director named Georges Méliès who went bankrupt due to World War I.
Did a little reading today. There actually WAS a Georges Méliès who actually DID produce A Trip to the Moon. What’s even weirder is this is what Georges Méliès looked like:
And this is Ben Kingsley’s portrayal of him:
The true story of Georges Méliès is almost as fantastical as it’s portrayed in Hugo. He did make fantastic movies YEARS before anyone else. He did make COLOR movies by painting each frame years before anyone else. Most of his movies were destroyed to make shoes. The primary object of his focus in the movies was indeed his wife. There’s one very different fact tho. Georges Méliès did go bankrupt as the movie portrays. But, it was not because of World War I. It was because Hollywood outmarketed and flat out stole a lot of his movies. It was a rather ruthless destruction of an incredible talent. One of the people that would have been instrumental in that would have been a fellow named Lewis Selznick. The movie is based on a book called The Invention of Hugo Cabret, written by Lewis’s great-grandnephew, Brian Selznick. He even has an uncredited part in the movie.
A really stupid flick called New Year’s Eve got the biggest numbers over the weekend. But, I’m telling you THIS is the release of the week to watch. It will keep small kids occupied because of the fantastic imagery of the movie. BUT, the story is unforgettable. It’s a movie where you really don’t see what’s coming, but moves around and finishes in a very satisfactory way. The movie is not at all what it seems. It’s very complicated, very historically enjoyable to watch, and the acting, especially by Sascha Baron Cohen, is fantastic. It’s all thumbs up. It’s not at all what I expected, it’s LOTS better. GO SEE THIS MOVIE! Am I clear enough?
In the meantime, here’s the original A Trip to the Moon in it’s entirety:
Red Rain’s always been a favortie of mine. For some reason there’s been tons of songs about rain. Being a cold, rainy day in November, thought it’d be a good day to discuss favrotie rain songs. What’s yours?