Thinking Aloud: Post-HALLOWEEN-Edition: “Ever Since My Trip To CHICAGO…

…I’ve Been Drawn-To, And Excited-By, The Film “THE GREY” Starring LIAM NEESON.”

I’ve Been Fixated Upon-It, Actually.

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SEE !!!

I TOLD YA SO !!!

I’m SURE You’ve Noticed, But…

…I Really Just Can’t Help Myself.

The First Time I Saw It, I Liked It.

But, I Convinced Myself I Didn’t Like It So Much.

And Then I Watched-It A Second Time.

I Knew I Couldn’t Convince Myself To Dislike It Any Longer, So I Just Let The Greatness Of It Wash Over Me.

Then I Saw It A Third Time.

Then A Fourth.

I Just Can’t Help Myself.

To Me, It’s Like It Was After The First Time I Saw “KRULL” !!!

I Wanted To Watch It Again, And Again, AND AGAIN !!!

I Was The Same Way With A Few Other Choice-Flicks.

I Remember Doing It When “TOMBSTONE” Came Out.

I Remember Doing It When “LEON: THE PROFESSIONAL“…

(…AKA “THE PROFESSIONAL…)

…1ST Came Out.

I Remember Doing It When “ARMY OF DARKNESS” Came Out.

There Are Other Examples, But Needless To Say It Happens To Me At Times.

THE GREY

…Is…

…MY…

…Latest, Personal Craze.

To ME…

THE GREY

…Is Now…

…SPECIAL.

So Special, In-Fact, That I Can’t Stop Thinking About It.

It’s Directly Related To Having Received It AND Had My Second Viewing Of It While In The Second City Itself…

CHICAGO

!!!

The Film Makes Me Think…

…And Reflect…

…And Think Whilst I Reflect.

THE GREY

…Is Now…

…MY NEW FAVORITE REMINDER !!!

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A Reminder Of Being In The Company Of Those I Missed Most.

A Reminder That Some Things DO Deserve A Second Chance.

A Reminder To Think How I DO Think, Not How I SHOULD Think, Or FORCE MYSELF To Think.

And…

…Of Course…

…That I LOVE ME Some LIAM NEESON !!!

Period.

That Really Sums It All Up.

Does That Work For You ???

It Sure As Hell Works For Me !!!

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Alright, My Peeps, There’s A First Time For Everything… …Right?!?

RIGHT!!!

Well…

…As DEPECHE MODE Once Sang…

Let Me Take You On A Trip…

…Around The World And Back…

…And You Won’t Have To Move…

…You Just Sit Still…

…And Let Us Take A Flying Leap Together…

…Together Into Time And And Space Past.

Let Us Take A Trip Back To A Point In Our Lives Called…

HALLOWEEN

1998

…At FORT MEADE.

Now, I Know What You’re Thinking, My Peeps.

You’re Thinking…

That’s Not Around The World… …That’s Maryland.

…And For That, You’d Be Correct.

I Simply Didn’t Have The Time…

…Nor The Funds…

…Nor The Patience To Honestly Fly Y’all Anywhere.

My Bad, I Know.

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ANYWAY…

HALLOWEEN

1998

My FIRST HALLOWEEN In The NAVY.

Are You There, My Peeps?

Are You Waiting-Up For Me?!

GREAT!!

You Know I’m Doing The Same For Y’all, Right?!

RIGHT!!

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Alright…

…So I Should Have Know That It (HALLOWEEN 1998) Was Going To Be A Looong…

…A Looong Baaad Day.

Period.

I Should Have Known From The Very Moment I Made Mention Of My Halloween Costume, That Day.

It Was A Last-Minute-Thing, Ya Know?!

So Don’t Laugh At Me.

Seriously.

No Laughing.

I Went To My First REAL Halloween Party…

…Dressed As…

…”DR. STRANGELOVE“.

No…

…That Is NOT A Typo…

…And YES…

…YES You Read That Right.

For Halloween, 1998, I Went As “DR. STRANGELOVE“.

It Wouldn’t Have Been So Bad…

…Might Have Even Been Fun…

…Ya Know…

…Had Anyone Actually Known Who That Was.

One Other Guy Knew.

That’s It.

Just One.

And He Was My Roommate At The Time.

He Only Knew Because I Straight-Up Told Him.

He Didn’t Laugh.

Didn’t Even Titter A Bit.

He Just Went Right Into Explaining HIS Costume.

He Was Dressed In His Navy-Issue Black Uniform Pants…

…His Navy-Issue Black Sweater…

…His Navy-Issue Watch-Cap (aka a sock-hat)…

…His Navy-Issue Boondockers (aka black utility-boots)…

…And He Was Beginning To Blacken-Up His Face With Shoe-Polish.

The Only Person In The Barracks Whom Could Rival ME As The Whitest-Man-ALIVE…

…And He Was Blackening-Out His Entire Face In Black Shoe-Polish.

What The Hell Are You Doing, Dude?!

…I Would Ask.

To Which He Would Respond…

Dude, This Is Gonna Be EPIC! Just You Wait And See!

And So…

…I Waited.

Patiently, Yet Impatiently, I Waited.

Once He’d Finished…

…He Turned To Me.

I Couldn’t Decided If He Were A Burglar…

…Or A Ninja.

Okay, Dude. What Do Ya Think?!

…He Asked…

…With His Eyes All Alight With Fun, Hope, Possibility, Excitement.

I Replied…

You Look Fine, Man. So Which Are You, A Burglar OR A Ninja?!

???

Sounds Like A Reasonable Question To Ask, Right?!

That’s What I Was Thinking.

BUT…

…No One Could Have Prepared Me For The Eventual Answer.

Neither One, Dude. Can’t You Tell?! I’m Going As “JOHNNIE COCHRAN”!!!

:O

Seriously, My Peeps.

HA HA HA, Very Funny, Dude. No, But Really, Are You A Burglar OR A Ninja?!

I Told You, Neither One, Dude, I’m Tellin’ Ya, I’m Going As “JOHNNIE COCHRAN”!!!

I Sincerely Couldn’t Help Myself.

I Was In Shock.

Mortified.

I Was Always Up For A Good Joke, But He Wasn’t Joking.

He Was Dead-Pan-Serious, Actually.

Had I Not Been There…

…My Friend…

…One Of The Whitest People I’ve Ever Encountered…

…Would Have Honestly Gone To A Navy Halloween Party Dressed-Up As OJ’s Black Defense Lawyer, “JOHNNIE COCHRAN”!!!

O. M. F. G.

!!!

So What Does One Say To That Other Than…

DUDE!! Have You Just Totally Lost Your Goddamn’ Mind!?!?

He Had Hadn’t A Clue.

He Didn’t Know What He Was Doing Would Likely Have Totally Offended Any AND Everyone.

To Him…

…It Was A Joke…

…But Not Just A Joke Between Friends…

…But As A Joke For EVERYONE To Relish In.

What Dude? This Is Gonna Be SWEET! I’m Gonna Be “JOHNNIE COCHRAN”!!!

NO, Dude, NO YOU’RE NOT!!! You’re Either A Burglar OR A Ninja! You Are NOT Going To This Party, Nor Any Other Party, Dressed Like That, Saying What You’re Saying. PERIOD!

He Seemed Surprised At My Sharpness.

Dude, I’m Not Getting My Ass Kicked Just Because You, My Friend, A Very VERY White-Dude, Decided To Go To A Party In Black-Face Saying “I’m JOHNNIE COCHRAN” It’s Just NOT Happening!

In The End…

…He Relented.

He Went To The Party As A Burglar.

And He Wasn’t Happy About It.

I…

…On The Other Hand…

…Stuck With My Original Plan.

I Went To The Party As “DR. STRANGELOVE“…

…And Ended-Up Fielding Questions Alll-Niiight-Looong.

Who Are You? “DR. STRANGEGLOVE”??? Who’s “DR. STRANGEGLOVE”???

No No No, “StrangeLOVE” Not “StrangeGLOVE”.

Oh, Okay. So He’s Strange, But Wears A Glove. “STRANGEGLOVE” I Got It.

NO… “LOVE” NOT “GLOVE” It’s “LOVE” I’m “DR. STRANGELOVE”!!!

I Eventually Gave-Up On Trying To Make Everyone Get Who I Was.

I Exited The Navy Barracks…

…And Went Across The Courtyard To The Air-Force Barracks.

Sadly…

…They Didn’t Get Who I Was, Either.

😦

Oh Well, Right?!

RIGHT!!!

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Please Enjoy Your Halloween, My Peeps.

I’m Gonna Do My Best With What I’ve Got.

I Think I Smell A Scary-Movie-Maraton About To Take The Field.

Sound Good To Y’all?!

NICE!!!

Sounds Good To Me, Also!!!

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“DOWN — Certainly, Relentlessly Down! It Vibrated Within Three-Inches Of My Bosom…”

I Struggled Violently, Furiously, To Free My Left Arm. This Was Free Only From The Elbow To The Hand. I Could Reach The Latter, From The Platter Beside Me, To My Mouth, With Great Effort, But No Farther. Could I Have Broken The Fastenings Above The Elbow, I Would Have Seized And Attempted To Arrest The Pendulum. I Might As Well Have Attempted To Arrest An Avalanche! …

EDGAR ALLAN POE

(From His THE PIT And THE PENDULUM)

The Song Stuck In My Head: “MAXWELL’S SILVER HAMMER” by THE BEATLES (1969)

… …

“…Back In School Again

Maxwell Plays The Fool Again

Teacher Gets Annoyed

Wishing To Avoid An Unpleasant Scene

She Tells Max To Stay

When The Class Has Gone Away

So He Waits Behind

Writing Fifty Times

“I Must Not Be So…”

“…But When She Turns Her Back On The Boy

He Creeps Up From Behind…”

MAXWELL’S SILVER HAMMER Is Off Of The 1969 AlbumABBEY ROADBy THE BEATLES !!!

“…BANG BANG

MAXWELL’S SILVER HAMMER

Came Down Upon Her Head

BANG BANG

MAXWELL’S SILVER HAMMER

Made Sure That She Was Dead. …”

… … …

… …

I’ve Had This Little Number…

MAXWELL’S SILVER HAMMER

by THE BEATLES

…Rolling Around In My Head The Past Two-Days…

…And I Simply Couldn’t Take It Anymore.

I Knew If I Wanted It Out Of My Head Badly Enough, I’d Blog About It.

And So…

…Here I Sit…

…At My Computer…

…Writing To All Of Y’all…

…Hoping Like Hell This Actually Works!

(*teehehe*)

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It’s Not Because I Have Anything Against This Song.

Far From It.

But When You’re Wandering About The House Whistling It To Yourself…

…Yeah…

…It’s Time To Blog It, Baby.

I Suppose I Could Also Tie This Into The Coming Day Of Halloween, Since It’s About A Young Dude Who Likes To Beat People To Death With A Hammer.

Now How Often Do You Think One Could Blog About Something Of That Sort?!

EXACTLY, My Peeps, Not Very Often At All.

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I’ve Made Mention Before That…

MAXWELL’S SILVER HAMMER

…Is A Guilty Pleasure Favorite Of Mine…

…And I’m Sure There Are Others Out There Whom Do Think Of It In The Same Manner.

Is It THE BEST SONG From…

THE BEATLES

?!?

Nah.

Not Really.

Is It A Super Fun And Infectiously Catchy Little Number, Regardless Of Who Did It?!?

YOU BETCHA, My Peeps!!!

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Released In 1969 On The Album…

ABBEY ROAD

…This Song Wasn’t Well Received.

Most Folks Would Expect A Colder Reception For A Song Like This One.

I Find It To Be Rater Cute In Its Quirkiness.

It’s Definitely An Odd Jam, That’s A BIG FO SHO.

I’m Sure There Are More People Out There Who Hate This Song, Versus People Who Love It As I Do.

But That’s Okie The Dokie, My Poke-Poke Pokeys!!!

I’ve Never Had Any Issues In Loving Things Most People Can’t Stand.

And NO, I Don’t Just Like The Song Because Everyone Else Hates It.

Honestly, I’ve Been A Fan Of This Song Since The 1980s, Before I Even Knew Other People Despised It At All.

I Think It’s A Fun Song, And…

…Since This Is MY Blog…

…I Figure I’m Entitled To MY Own Opinion…

…Especially When It’s Something The Bulk Of Civilization Can’t Stand!

(*hehehe*)

If You’ve Never Heard Of This Song Before, No Worries.

I’m Sure There Are Many Peeps Whom DO Know The Song, And Simply Wish They Didn’t.

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I Understand, My Peeps…

…I Do I Do.

ANYWAY…

…Y’all Please Please PLEASE Take Care And Be Good.

If Any Of Y’all Need Anything, Hit Me Up.

I Probably Won’t Be Able To Do Anything About It, But You Can STILL Hit Me Up.

Ya Know…

…If Ya Wanna.

No Pressure, Kiddies, No Pressure.

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Have A Damned Decent Day, Folks!

Holla Wheneva!!!

PEACE!!!

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Random (Halloween’ish) Movie Mention: “TALES FROM THE CRYPT Presents: DEMON KNIGHT” (1994)

TALES FROM THE CRYPT

…Was/Is An All-Time Favorite Television Series Of Mine.

If You Don’t Know, It Used To Air New/Original Episodes On The HBO Network.

So When I’d Heard They Were Releasing A Big-Screen Adventure, I Was VERY Ready To Give It A Go.

I Was 14-Years-Old.

I’d Been A Huge Fan Of All Things Horror For About…

…Oh…

…Maybe Seven (7) Years, At That Point.

I’d Been Watching Horror (In Secret) For So Long By 1994…

…I Sincerely Can’t Be Sure How Long It Had Been Going On.

I Was Addicted To A Programing Setup Called…

USA: UP-ALL-NIGHT

…On The USA Network.

Anyone Remember That Stuff?

Anyone?!

(*counts hands*)

COOL!

More Of Y’all Than I’d Expected!!

That’s GREAT!!!

Okay, YES…

…The USA Network Was AWESOME Back-In-The-Day.

Ms. RHONDA Used To Host It…

…And They Would Feature All-Sorts Of Horror Flicks.

Yeah, They Were Edited For Some Of The Most Extreme Content…

…But They Still Showed A Lot Of Stuff One Might Not Have Expected.

I Saw The “FRIDAY THE 13TH” Flicks For The First Time Thanks To The USA Network!

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ANYWAY…

…Sorry Was Drifting From The Point…

…But YES…

…I’ve Been A Horror/Thriller Geeky-Fanboy For A Very VERY Long Time.

OKAY…

…So In 1994, The Film…

TALES FROM THE CRYPT Presents: DEMON KNIGHT

…Was Released!!!

It Stars…

BILLY ZANE

WILLIAM SADLER

JADA PINKETT-SMITH

CCH POUNDER

THOMAS HADEN CHURCH

…And An Assorted Selection Of “D-LIST” Celebrities.

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The Gist Of The Flick Is…

…There’s A Strange Drifter Named “BRAYKER” (WILLIAM SADLER), And He’s On The Run.

He’s Attempting To Evade “THE COLLECTOR” (BILLY ZANE).

So…

…”BRAYKER” Finds His Way To A Run-Down Boarding-House To Hold-Up And Catch His Breath.

This Said Boarding-House Is Inhabited By An Odd Motley-Misha-Mash Of Other Really Strange People.

“BRAYKER” Knows He Can’t Run Forever, And “THE COLLECTOR” Eventually Makes His Way To This Boarding-House.

You See…

…”BRAYKER” Is In Possession Of A Key.

It’s The Last Of SEVEN (7) Keys.

The Said SEVEN (7) Keys Are Religious Artifacts That Protect Humanity From The Forces Of EVIL!

And Now You Know What “THE COLLECTOR” Is Truly After.

It’s Not “BRAYKER” He Really Wants…

…It’s The KEY!

When The Forces Of GOOD And EVIL Collide Here In Our Boarding-House…

…WHOA…

…We’re Talking PRIMO-HORROR-DELIGHT!!!

So What’s Gonna Happen?!

?!?!?

Now You Kids Know Good-And-Hell-Well I’m Not Gonna Tell You!!

It Would SPOIL THE FUN, And I Simply HATE Spoilers!!

If You’re Curious…

…Why Don’t You Just Check-It-Out!!!

Go Ahead, I’ll Wait Right Here.

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YES, My Peeps…

…I’m Not Joking When I Say This…

…I Truly Truly DO Enjoy Watching This Flick.

Period.

The Peeps At “TALES FROM THE CRYPT” Sure Did Make It A Damn Fun Flick, Fo SHO!!!

This Flick Also Has A KILLER Of A Soundtrack, Featuring Songs From…

PANTERA

MEGADETH

ROLLINS BAND

MINISTRY

…And MORE!!!

Is This One I’d Recommend To Y’all?!

Well…

…If You Have A Stout Stomach…

…Then YES!!

(*teehehehe*)

It’s Pretty Damned Cool, Actually.

It Has A Nifty Melding Of HORROR And DARK-COMEDY That Could Potentially Delight You.

I Know It Did So For Me!

So Give This One A GO, Kiddies!

I Think You’ll Have Fun!

I Know I Did!

I Know Everyone I’ve Discussed This Flick With Did.

So The Odds Are In YOUR Favor!!!

How Often Does THAT Happen, My Peeps?!

EXACTLY!!

No Bloody Often Enough!!

I Do Hope You Enjoy This Little…

DEADTIME STORY

…As The “CRYPT KEEPER” Would Say!!!

(*MMMUHAHAHAHAHAHA!*)

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Random (Halloween’ish) Movie Mention: “MADHOUSE” (1974)

Since We’re Well Into October, Now…

…I Figure Throwing Out A Little Halloween’ish Cheer Is Totally Called For.

Sooo…

…Why Not Mention A Personal Favorite Of Mine…

MADHOUSE

…Starring…

MY Man

VINCENT PRICE

MY Other Man

PETER CUSHING

And MY Other Other Man

ROBERT QUARRY

!!! !!!! !!!

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So What’s The Gist?!

Well…

VINCENT PRICE Is “PAUL TOOMBES

…A Horror Film Star.

He’s Engaged To His Beautiful Co-Star…

…But The Night Of Their Big Announcement Party, The Fiancee Ends-Up DECAPITATED!

When “TOOMBES” Discovers Her, He Goes Insane And Has To Be Sent To An Asylum!

Some Years Later, He’s Declared Sane And Is Released.

His Career In Horror Films As “DR. DEATH” Is Long Over…

…But A Sleazy TV Producer (ROBERT QUARRY) Gives “TOOMBES” Another Shot At Stardom, Along Side His Former Writer Friend (PETER CUSHING).

And Then The Body Count Begins To Crank Away Again!!!

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Yes, My Peeps…

MADHOUSE

…Is Exactly As It Sounds…

…A HELLUVA LOT OF FUN!!!

I Mean, Come On!

When You Get THREE Of The Biggest Names In Horror To Come Together To Make One Little Ole Movie…

…Yeah…

…It’s Pretty Hard Not To Lap-It-Up!!!

I Think The Little Tagline For This Film Totally Sums It All Up.

LIGHTS… …CAMERA… …MURDER!”

Yeah…

…PERFECT, Eh?!

PERFECT, INDEED!!!

ENJOY, My Peeps!!!

Trust Me On This One…

…You’re Gonna Looooooooove It!!!

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Random (Halloween’ish) Movie Mention: “1408” (2007)

Based On The Story By…

…Oh Yeah…

STEPHEN KING

…This Flick…

1408

…Is An Utter Delight For Fans Of The Horror/Suspense/Thriller Genera.

It Stars…

JOHN CUSACK

…And…

SAMUEL L. JACKSON

…And Was Directed By…

MIKAEL HAFSTRΓ–M

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1408

…Is Actually A Lot More Fun Than A Load Of The Critics Would Have Led You To Believe.

JOHN CUSACK

…Is Solid As Author “MIKE ENSLIN”…

…Who Writes Books About Supernatural, Spooky Things/People/Places.

CUSACK‘s Performance Is Honestly Noteworthy.

Like I Said…

…This Flick Is Fun.

It’s Spooky.

It Has Its Share Of Thrills And Chills.

SAMUEL L. JACKSON

…Does Justice To His Part As The Hotel Manager.

You See, Kiddies…

…FIFTY-SIX (56) Deaths Have Occurred In Room “1408” Of The DOLPHIN HOTEL…

…And Ole SAMUEL L. Does His Best To Sway CUSACK From Staying In Said Room.

But It Just Wouldn’t Be A Flick If He Listened To Him, Now Would It?!

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No One Has Ever Survived More Than An Hour In Room “1408“…

…But CUSACK Is Going To Do His Damnedest To Try And Survive The Night.

What He Discovers In The Room…

…However…

…Is An Evil Beyond Measure!

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Wanna Know More, Kiddies?!

THEN WATCH THE FLICK!!!

And…

…As JOHN CUSACK Says Multiple Times During This One…

STAY SCARED!!!

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MMMUAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

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A Rather Dark Song To Spread Halloween’ish Cheer: “FLY ON THE WINDSCREEN” by DEPECHE MODE (1986)

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Death Is Everywhere

There Are Flies On The Windscreen

For A Start

Reminding Us

We Could Be Torn Apart

Tonight…”

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“…Death Is Everywhere

There Are Lambs For The Slaughter

Waiting To Die

And I Can Sense

The Hour Slipping By

Tonight…”

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“…Come Here

Kiss Me

Now

Come Here

Kiss Me

Now. …”

FLY ON THE WINDSCREENIs A Personal Favorite Jammy-Jam-Jam From The 1986 AlbumBLACK CELEBRATIONBy DEPECHE MODE !!!

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Is It Odd Of Me To Say, My Peeps, I Actually Enjoy This Song To The Point WhereΒ  Makes Me Smile A Tad???

Good.

I Was Hoping Not.

Like I Said…

…It’s Rather Dark…

…Or…

…So The Lyrics May Lead One To Believe.

While I’m Sure That Presenting A “Dark”er’ish Jam Was Totally The Intentions Of The Band…

DEPECHE MODE

…I’m Not So Sure About The Whole Smiling A Tad Portion.

However…

…Music Is Supposed To Evoke An Emotional Response…

…And It’s Generally Always Meant To Make One Smile/Laugh/Cry/Reflect…

…Or To At Last Touch One In Some Way/Shape/Form.

Can We Agree There?!

GREAT.

Kinda Figured You’d Have My Back, My Peeps.

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The Album…

BLACK CELEBRATION

…Was Released In 1986…

…And Is A Very Dark Chapter For The Story That Is DEPECHE MODE, And It Proved To Be A Big Success For The Band.

It’s An Album I’ve Owned For Over A Decade…

…And One That Gets Plenty Of Frequent Playtime.

My Favorite Jam On The Album Is…

BUT NOT TONIGHT

…But…

FLY ON THE WINDSCREEN

…Is One Of The Very Best Cuts From This Rather Exceptional Song Collection.

While Later Album Entries Would Prove To Be Superior…

BLACK CELEBRATION

…Was DEPECHE MODE‘s Best Album To Date, Come 1986.

It’s An Album I Can Recommend To Y’all With My Head Held High.

Yes…

…It’s A Personal Favorite, Sure Sure…

…But There Are Many A Folk Out There Whom Truly Believe…

BLACK CELEBRATION

…To Be The Finest Entry In DEPECHE MODE‘s Discography.

Period.

As For The Jam Jammy Jam Jam…

FLY ON THE WINDSCREEN

…It Has Been Hailed As A Fan Favorite Since Its Initial Release…

…And Remains One To This Day.

So If You Get Bored, My Peeps…

…And You’re Looking For Something To Add To Ye Ole Collection…

…Might I Suggest…

BLACK CELEBRATION

…And…

…If You Don’t Want The Whole Album…

…At Least Give A Listen-To To…

FLY ON THE WINDSCREEN

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You’ll Be Thanking Me Afterward.

Or…

…Well…

…So I’m Hoping.

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And Just In-Case You Weren’t Aware…

…It’s FRIDAY!!!

WOOOHOOO!!!

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β€œTHE BEST” -Vs- β€œMY FAVORITE”: Episode II: “It’s All In The Reflexes.”

Howdy, Kids.

What’s Shakin’?

Yeah…

…Not Much Here, Either.

T’Is Another Of Those Mornings Where I’m Awake Way Too Damned Early.

It’s My Fault, Though.

Went To Bed Too Damned Early.

What’Ya’Gonna’Do, Ya Know?!

Exactly My Point!!

Anyway…

…I Digress.

Let’s Get To The Meat Of This Thing, Shall We?!

LETS!!

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In This Episode…

…I Wish To Cover A Couple Modern-Day Directors.

I’ll Begin With A Personal Favorite Of Mine…

…And Someone I Know Some Of You Really Enjoy…

JOHN CARPENTER

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So…

…What’s JOHN CARPENTER‘s BEST Work?!

Well…

…There Are Two Schools Of Thought On This One.

Some Believe His BEST Work To Be…

HALLOWEEN

(1978)

…And It Is Hard To Scoff At That One.

I LOVE The Original…

HALLOWEEN

…Very VERY Much So.

The Other School…

…However…

…Would Say…

THE THING

(1982)

…Is…

THE BEST

…Of His Work.

That One Is Even Harder To Scoff At…

…At Least For ME…

…Because I’m Of That School.

I Think…

THE THING

…Is His BEST Work.

.Period.

BUT…

…Are Either Of Those Films…

MY FAVORITE

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No.

I Love Them Both Dearly…

…And Have Owned Copies Of Both (in one format or another) For The Past Two-Decades.

So What Is…

MY FAVORITE

???????

That Would Be…

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA

(1986)

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Yes…

…I’m VERY Well Aware…

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA

…Is An Inferior Film To Both…

HALLOWEEN

…And…

THE THING

…So You Don’t Have To Remind Me Of That Fact.

I’m With You, My Peeps.

I Am.

BUT…

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA

…Is The Flick Attached To The Most Memories.

It’s The Film I Never Could Get Enough Of.

It’s The Film I Sit-Down To Watch With My Nephew When We Both Need A Bit Of Escapist Adventure.

It’s The Film I Had To Place A Special Order For While In The Navy Because It Sold-Out At The Video Store The First Day It Was Released.

No Foolies, My Peeps.

HALLOWEEN

???

LOVE IT!

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THE THING

???

LOVE IT LOVE IT!

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BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA

???

LOVE IT SO SO SO MUCH IT’S CRAZY!!!

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The Second Director I Wish To Cover Is Another Modern Fan Favorite…

WES CRAVEN

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So What’s WES CRAVEN‘s BEST Work?

???

Well…

…Again…

…There Are Two Schools Of Thought At Play, Here.

Some Say It’s His Original Directorial Work…

THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT

(1972)

…And I Can Understand And AGREE With That Line Of Thought.

It IS A Truly Powerful Work, To Say The Least.

It’s Gritty.

It’s Nasty.

It’s So Damned Realistic You Feel Like You’re Watching A Snuff-Film.

It Would Get My Vote As His BEST.

The Other School Would Easily Say…

A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET

(1984)

…Is…

THE BEST

…Which Is Also Hard Not To Agree With.

A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET

…Is An Iconic Piece Of Work…

…Just Like JOHN CARPENTER‘s…

HALLOWEEN

…Both Of Which Have Spawned What Seems Like An Endless Stream Of Sequels.

.Period.

BUT BUT BUT…

…Are Either…

THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT

…Or…

A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET

MY FAVORITE

…Of His Works?

??? ??? ???

Nope.

That Honor Goes To…

SWAMP THING

(1982)

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Now Don’t Get To Laughing At Me So Soon!

I Do Admit…

…It’s An Odd Choice.

It’s Drastically Inferior To Both Of The Preceding Flicks…

…Sure Sure Sure…

…But Does That Change My Feeling???

NOT. IN. THE. SLIGHTEST.

.PERIOD.

SWAMP THING

…Has Been My Personal Favorite Since The Beginning.

It’s Another I’ve Owned (in one format or another) Since It’s Initial Release On VHS.

I Would Venture To Guess I’ve Seen…

SWAMP THING

…Perhaps…

…Oh…

…412 Times?!

Perhaps Even…

…Oh…

….4,012 Times?!

I Don’t Really Know.

I Just Know It’s A LOT A LOT A LOT!!!

SWAMP THING

…Was A Childhood Hero Of Mine…

…And He Remains So To This Very Day.

Next Time My Nephew Is Here With Me, I Plan To Bust-Out The…

SWAMP THING

…And Have Him Check-It-Out.

I Think It’s A Flick He’d Truly Get A Major Kick Out Of.

FO SHO, My Peeps!!!

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Was That FUN For Y’all?!

I SURE HOPE SO!!!

It Was Fun For Me, Anyway!!!

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Please Try To Enjoy The Day, Kiddies.

Y’all Hang-In-There.

Take Care.

Be Good.

See Me Soon.

And Talk To Me Sooner.

L8r, Taters!!!

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