Saturday, August 29, 2020

Weekend Post

Who doesn't love a little visual humor?  Or a reminder of the days we could go out into the world? 
They do charge if you want a rollaway bed for them, however.
This is for real,
If Pole Dancing becomes an Olympic Sport I see her getting the Gold.
From my friend, Russ Woody -- an actual sign in a bathroom in Russia.
Hey, it's hard to find crap that's really fresh.
Ana from 50 SHADES OF GREY -- her car.
An authentic newspaper ad.  Back when the whole family drank beer... even the kids.
Okay.  I just couldn't resist.
And finally, here's a photo I took myself.  On Ventura Blvd. in Studio City they have plaques on the sidewalk like they do in Hollywood.  But in Studio City they salute those great movies and TV shows that were filled there.  Including this one:


Lemuel said...

SNEED'S SEED AND FEED (formerly Chuck's)

Michael said...

Friday question: I read on Jamie Farr's wikipedia page, that he, Alan Alda, and Mike Farrell all served in the military in Korea. Did any of them share their experiences when you were filming MASH?

Troy McClure said...

You laugh but Japanese people eat KFC on Christmas Day. It's their national tradition.

The sign in the Russian bathroom is also a storyboard of the video that Putin has got of Trump and some hookers.

Tucker Carlson produces fresh crap every time he opens his mouth.

"Ideal beer for hame use."
Palouse should have hired a proofreader.

I wonder how much the ghostwriter got paid to write Palin's autobiography. I think it's hilarious that a publisher decided to put out a book for someone who's never read a book, let alone written one.

Anonymous said...

I have this a couple of miles from my house and I've seen it in other places in America.

There's sign at the start of the little road to the cemetery that says "Dead End."


Barry Traylor said...

I like the adv for beer. At one time it was safer to drink than the water.

Michael said...

The Colonel Sanders Christmas album reminds me of the two greatest album covers in music history, and I will brook no disagreement:

--The Boston Pops disco album, Saturday Night Fiedler, featuring the conductor in the Travolta outfit.

--Flatt and Scruggs's album of the Bonnie and Clyde soundtrack, which they did. The cover has them in pinstripe suits and fedoras, carrying their instrument cases.

tb said...

The bottom right on the bathroom sign, haha, what?

Troy McClure said...

Eloquent tribute to Chadwick Boseman by President Obama:

"Chadwick came to the White House to work with kids when he was playing Jackie Robinson. You could tell right away that he was blessed. To be young, gifted, and Black; to use that power to give them heroes to look up to; to do it all while in pain – what a use of his years."

Greg Ehrbar said...

That's only volume one of Colonel's Sanders Christmas albums.

Kinda hard to beat Ethel Merman's disco album, but William Shatner still reigns supreme with his "Tranformed Man" disc.

Shatner later recorded a song for a Bozo the Clown CD called "What is a Bozo?"

Jeff Boice said...

That beer ad's circa 1910. Upton Sinclair's "The Jungle" had come out and food purity was all the rage. And the brewers were battling the prohibitionists so they also put out ads emphasizing beer's nutritional and medicinal properties. On the University of Washington Libraries digital collection site there's a wonderful Rainier Beer ad from 1906 showing Grandpa and his little granddaughter splitting a bottle- "Beneficial to Young and Old".

Al in PDX said...

The Palouse Brewing Company? That would've been in Washington State University territory. Somewhere, Tom Tuttle salutes you and breaks into the fight song.

Alan Parks said...

I believe Leonard Nimoy was in Zombies Of The Stratosphere.

Mike Doran said...

That street plaque for Zombies Of The Stratosphere:

Studio City CA was the home of Republic Pictures, and their Westerns, B-thrillers, and cliffhangers.

After Republic went under, the studio plant went through several owners over the years; the most recent one that I can recall was CBS, which did the later seasons of Gunsmoke and Perry Mason there, among most of their filmed TV (as I said, they were the most recent that I know of; correction welcomed if necessary).

I'm guessing that Studio City commemorated various others of their products here, which leads me to ask if one particular Republic 'B' is here: Alias The Champ from 1949, wherein Gorgeous George (in his only feature film appearance) defends the reputation of honest professional wrestling.

Years ago, I wrote up this Klassik on Steve Lewis's Mystery*File website (the critique(?) is still up there, if anybody's interested); I'm just curious if they decided to pay tribute on Ventura Blvd., is all.

Barry in Portland said...

What was a nice Jewish boy like Lorne Greene doing on a Christmas album?

Maybe 'Merry Christmas Neighbor' was indeed about 'come over, neighbor, to see my menorah'. Anyone have an MP3?

-3- said...

I, too, am loving the Palouse Beer ad.

I hope you don't mind, but i think i'm gonna swipe it to run on my blog (with a credit & pointer).

My hermit cave's address is on the Palouse Highway, so that ad touches close to home as both Odd in nature and local in location.

I mentioned previously that Cheers was my dinner time vid these days. I'm closing in on the end of season 11 and i'll have my nomination for best season soon. (Obviously using different criteria than your personal consideration, else why bother?)

Unknown said...

I have 2 out of the 3 of the Colonel Sanders's Christmas albums. When you got a bucket of chicken, and an album back in the 70s.

Jahn Ghalt said...

Never mind "stereotypes" - to see Martha and that reference to a "felony" is to be reminded of two things:

- The criminality of a "law" which makes "lying to spooks" a felony.

- Don't talk to spooks - not even to educate them WHY one is not talking.

(they aren't trainable in any case)

Without that assurance from your friend, I'd have suspected that Russian sign is a hoax.

A couple takeaways from the beer ad (and thanks to Boice for the context)

1) Typhoid was a real thing pre-chlorinated water (and before pasteurized milk?).
2) Parents had actual prerogatives back them - before their erosion by various "protective services" ministries and "police protection" that sanctions recent fearful helicopter tendencies.

mike schlesinger said...

Poking fun at Republic is easy sport, but they did serials, B-westerns and other such films better than almost anyone else. They also made many A-level classics, including John Ford's Oscar-winning THE QUIET MAN (as well as RIO GRANDE and THE SUN SHINES BRIGHT), Nicholas Ray's JOHNNY GUITAR, Lewis Milestone's THE RED PONY, Budd Boetticher's THE BULLFIGHTER AND THE LADY, and Allan Dwan's SANDS OF IWO JIMA, which earned John Wayne his first Oscar nomination for Best Actor.