Tag Archives: Seventies

Kong: Skull Island: Worth Seeing!

Kong delivered where the recent Godzilla failed. How? Firstly, Godzilla is the “hero” monster that kind of shows up to defeat two other moth-like things. Its pace was blech and when it was all over, Godzilla was the lesser problem. Kong on the other … Continue reading

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RIP Chuck Barris

According to his obituaries I read today, Chuck was quite a Renaissance Man; songwriting, producing TV shows, running daytime programming for ABC and obviously performing. His most famous creation, The Gong Show, was often something my brother and I would watch … Continue reading

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Black Sunday

I have been saving this movie for when the Super Bowl comes around because the plot is hinged on the big game. Somehow, I’ve missed the deadline three years running thanks to illness or other emergencies. It isn’t on Netflix lately … Continue reading

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Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey ending

This old form of entertainment limping across the finish line wasn’t really surprising. Circuses such as it work just fine on TV and a live audience would be too busy looking at its phone to really care. I did get … Continue reading

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RIP: Carrie Fisher

I really thought she was going to make it when Carrie was moved to stable condition, but hey, 2016 didn’t think it was craptacular enough. Like most people my age in Gen X, I first encountered Carrie as Princess Leia … Continue reading

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The Red-Headed Stranger…Willie Nelson!

Of course it’s when Willie was younger, I’m willing to go with the Seventies before he started graying. Willie is also wearing his reading glasses because I couldn’t find a Lego head with the reddish beard in other capacity. Now … Continue reading

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Austin Toy Museum

Every time I went to WizWorld, this organization brought a diorama to advertise their existence. So Somara and I finally checked the place out. It’s located downtown and on the East side of the interstate in a modest-sized building. Overall it was … Continue reading

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RIP: Florence Henderson and Ron Glass

Two mainstays of my TV consumption passed away over the holiday weekend. Florence Henderson of course was always Mrs. Brady from the cheesy The Brady Bunch, the sitcom family I think many of us in Gen X wanted to belong to. … Continue reading

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High-Rise

I remember seeing the trailer for this and then it never showed up at any theater. When it popped up on Netflix, I pounced on the opportunity to see another JG Ballard story brought to life. His other most famous … Continue reading

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Three offbeat comics to check out

They’re back for the fourth time and are now part of what’s called the Hasbroverse alongside the Transformers, ROM the Spaceknight, GI Joe and MASK. What I’d give to read the original Marvel run of about five years. Micronauts was a rarity … Continue reading

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