Sunday, September 28, 2008

Me and Mrs. Dow Jones

A Rocky Face Man has won the MegaMillions and, as you see, he has a rocky face as well as a Gone Fishin' potholder. The check seems to be signed by someone named Margaret. Not John Beresford Tipton? Tipton, as you recall from the television show, signed a check for a million dollars and then dispatched his personal secretary, Michael Anthony, with the money. Perhaps Eddie Nabors will donate his check to Wall Street to "save the economy."
"It's important to remember that in the mid-1950s, one million dollars was an absolutely huge sum of money. Those were the days of penny candy and nickel sodas. It was the equivalent of someone winning a mega-lottery today!" - madabouttv.com
One of the restrictions on the million dollars was that the receiver could not tell anyone (except their spouse) where the money came from. Sound familiar Mr. Dow Jones? (cue Me and Mrs. Jones). Where is the money coming from?

The show's main roles were played by two of the great stentorian voices of Radio/Television:
Marvin Miller ....... Michael Anthony [Also voice of Robby the Robot in Forbidden Planet]
Paul Frees .......... John Beresford Tipton (Voice) [also voice of Boris Badenov] Robby the Robot, sans Miller, appeared as a maid on The Banana Splits.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

SNL Palin video

Palin does have a midwestern accent. On this site she asks "What is it the Vice-President does?" Having not read the Constitution I'm sure she does not know. The VP also breaks ties in the Senate like if there is a vote on whether the universe is 6,000 years old. That's not the universe Sarah, dear, that's John McCain/

Friday, September 19, 2008

Gator Got Your Granny

Elvis That's the Way It Is is two-disc boxed set. The second disc features the original 1970 Denis Sanders version in featuring split-screen. Where else can you see, in Panavision, Elvis rehearsing as another part of the screen shows a dripping ham emerging from boiling grease? The jumpsuited King sings items like "Polk Salad Annie" and "This Time the Girl is Gonna Stay" as freakish asexual fans with thick horned-rim glasses right out of a Daniel Clowes comic book drool. It has elan worthy of Beyond the Valley of the Dolls.

In 2001 Ted Turner released a massacered version of the same including footage "found in the MGM vaults" meaning the cutting room floor (the movie on the first disc). All of Sander's brilliant direction and editing is destroyed. The freaks are gone. It is an insult. The same thing happened to the Guggenheim Museum. I keep thinking how Turner now owns the Wizard of Oz. We must rescue our beloved Judy from him.