“NO NATION Could PRESERVE IT’s FREEDOM In The Midst Of CONTINUAL WARFARE.” — JAMES MADISON

 The 4TH PRESIDENT Of The UNITED STATES Of AMERICA

…AND…

The FATHER Of The CONSTITUTION

JAMES MADISON

(1751-1836)

“Hell, If KY-Jelly Went Off The Market, The Whole California Angels Pitching-Staff Would Be Out Of Baseball.” — BILL “Spaceman” LEE

BILL “Spaceman” LEE

-Former Starting Pitcher For The BOSTON RED SOX (1969-1978) and MONTREAL EXPOS (1979-1982)-

Calling The Man “UNIQUE” Would Be A GREAT Understatement.

Fo SHO Fo SHO, My Peeps!!!

So…

Who’s READY For OPENING DAY!?!?!?!

MEEEEEEE TOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

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“…Oh God, It’s Raining… And I’m Not Containing… My Pleasure At Being So Wet…” — DEPECHE MODE (“But Not Tonight” (1986))

…Here On My Own…

…All On My Own…

…How Good It Feels To Be Alone Tonight…

…And I Haven’t Felt So Alive…

…In Years. …

BUT NOT TONIGHT” From DEPECHE MODE‘s “BLACK CELEBRATION” Album (1986)

…The Moon…

…Is Shining In The Sky…

…Reminding Me…

…Of So Many Other Nights…

…When My Eyes Have Been So Red…

…I’ve Been Mistaken For Dead…

BUT NOT TONIGHT.

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What?

It Really REALLY Is Raining Right Now, My Peeps!

This Is A FAVE Of FAVES Song…

…AND…

…A Truly FORGOTTEN CLASSIC…

…So I Figured It Was VERY MUCH APPROPRIATE.

Don’t You?

SURE YA DO!!!

I’m So So SO HAPPY We (almost) ALWAYS Seem To Be On The (proverbial) Same-Page!!!

Aren’t You?

DAMN SKIPPY YOU ARE!!!

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What’s On NOW? “GET CARTER” (1971) … What’s On NEXT? “GET CARTER” (2000)

GET CARTER

(1971)

…Is A Damn-Fine-Flick…

…And…

…One Of The Very Best…

…From Actor…

MICHAEL CAINE

…And…

…From Writer/Director…

MIKE HODGES

.PERIOD.

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GET CARTER

(2000)

…Ain’t So Good…

…And…

SYLVESTER STALLONE

…Simply Didn’t Hit-The-Mark…

…At Least…

…To ME.

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… …

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MICHAEL CAINE’s

Jack Carter

…Is…

…Cold…

…Cruel…

…Methodical…

…Driven…

…Exactly As He Should Be.

SYLVESTER STALLONE’s

Jack Carter

…Ain’t.

He’s More Of A Thug, Honestly.

He Doesn’t Really Make Me Wanna Find-Out What’s Up…

…Or Why He’s Doing As He’s Doing.

He Just Kinda Flutters About…

…Cracking A Skull Here And There.

MICHAEL CAINE’s

Jack Carter

…Makes Me Say To Myself…

“I Wouldn’t Want THAT GUY After Me For ANYTHING. He’d Make Sure He Got Me, No Matter How Long It Might Take.”

SLY’s

Jack Carter

…Makes Me Say To Myself…

“Wow, If This Dude Was MICHAEL CAINE, I Wouldn’t Want THAT GUY After Me For ANYTHING. He’d Make Sure He Got Me, No Matter How Long It Might Take.”

Yeah.

Exactly.

My Point Appears Made.

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GET CARTER

(1971)

…Is…

…A GREAT MOTION PICTURE Of Its Genera.

GET CARTER

(2000)

…Is…

…Not.

SOOOOOOO…

…Why Do I OWN Them BOTH You Ask???

Well…

…I Own…

MICHAEL CAINE’s VERSION

…Because I LOVE IT.

.PERIOD.

While…

…I Own…

SYLVESTER STALLONE’s VERSION

…Because I BOUGHT IT BEFORE I EVER WATCHED IT.

.PERIOD.

Now…

…Why Am I WATCHING Both?

Well…

…I’m Watching The Original…

…Because It’s Great…

…And I’m Watching The Remake…

…Because It’s NOT Great.

(hehehehehe)

Such Is Life, I Suppose.

Right???

RIGHT!!!

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Hey, As KISS Sang It… “Don’t Wanna Wait Till You Know Me Better… Let’s Just Be Glad For The Time Together…”

…Life’s Such A Treat And It’s Time You Taste It…

…There Ain’t A Reason On Earth To Waste It…

…It Ain’t A Crime To Be Good To Yourself…

…LICK IT UP…

…LICK IT UP…

…(OH OH OH)…

…IT’S ONLY RIGHT NOW…

…LICK IT UP…

…LICK IT UP…

…(OH OH OH)…

…OOOOOH YEAH…

…LICK IT UP…

…LICK IT UP…

…(OH OH OH)…

…COME ON…

…COME ON…

…LICK IT UP…

…LICK IT UP…

…(OH OH OH)…

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"LICK IT UP" By KISS (1983)

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I’m OFFICIALLY Dedicating This Song…

…To ALL Y’ALL Taking Part In A…

“SPRING BREAK”

…This Year!

You ARE Supposed To Enjoy Yourselves!

That’s WHY You’re THERE!

Sadly…

…I Never Really Got Into The…

“SPRING BREAK”

…Mode.

Well…

…At Least Not In A Way That Really Was Super…

“SPRING BREAK’ish”

…Ya Know?

The Beaches.

The Big Cities.

etc

etc

It Really Just Never Crossed My Mind To Do So.

I HATE CROWDS.

Like, Horribly.

Like, HORRIBLY Horribly.

My Peeps Would Say Something Like…

“We’re Goin’ (*Here*), And We’re Doin’ (*This*), And You Should SO Come!”

Then I’d Say…

“That Would Be Cool.”

And Then I’d Spend My Time AVOIDING Said Friend(s) Until I Was 100% SURE It Was Tooo Late To Actually GO.

It Was Just Never My Scene.

Parties Are FINE, Sure Sure…

…With A FEW Friends…

…Or Fam…

…Or A FEW Random Peeps.

But NOT 50,000 Random People…

(90% Of Them TRASHED, btw, Though The The Being TRASHED Was The Least Of My Concerns)

…Bumping Into Me…

…Spilling Drinks On Me…

…Yelling In My Face For Using “Choice Language” Toward THEM, The HORSE They Rode-In-On, AND Their Questionable Parentage…

…Being Told That I Look “Uncomfortable” Over And Over AND OVER Again.

blah

blah

blah

etc

etc

BUT BUT BUT…

…Those Random Folks DID Totally Convey ONE MAJOR FACT To ME…

…THEY “CAME TO HAVE FUN!”

And I Could ALWAYS So So SO Tell…

…They Were Doing EXACTLY THAT!!!

!!!

!!!

 SO, MY PEEPS…

…PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE…

…Have A WONDERFUL Time Taking Your Break This Year.

BE SMART.

BE SAFE.

But TOTALLY HAVE A BLAST!

As The KISS Song Goes…

… … …

…Don’t Need To Wait For An Invitation…

…You Gotta Live Like You’re On Vacation…

…There’s Something Sweet You Can’t Buy With Money…

…LICK IT UP…

…LICK IT UP…

…It’s All You Need So Believe Me Honey…

…It Ain’t A Crime To Be Good To Yourself…

…LICK IT UP…

…LICK IT UP…

…(OH OH OH)…

…IT’S ONLY RIGHT NOW…

…LICK IT UP…

…LICK IT UP…

…(OH OH OH)…

…OOOOOH YEAH…

…LICK IT UP…

…LICK IT UP…

…(OH OH OH)…

…COME ON…

…COME ON…

…LICK IT UP…

…LICK IT UP…

…(OH OH OH)…

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