Tag Archives: Seventies

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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Lee Majors! The kickoff to Brushes week!

Another WizWorld Austin has come and gone! This year’s was great too. It finally had a gauntlet of people I wanted to see, meet, have photos with and get autographs of. Then comes the buying of crap but on the … Continue reading

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Scientia est bona

Another addition to my collection of fake school shirts. I’m not nuts about Animal House.  There’s some pretty funny moments and the sitcom was surprisingly good but I’ve always found the movie to be more Boomer navel gazing over a past … Continue reading

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