My Tired Eyes: Or, How Bradley Learned To Continue Worrying And Became Rutger Hauer

Oh, These Winter Blues.

Oh, How They Really Do Love Me.

Well…

…It, Honestly, Feels More Like They Really Hate Me.

Like, Really REALLY Hate Me…

…A Lot.

As I Told A Friend The Other Night…

…I Looked At My Eyes And I Said…

I Look Tired.”

Not “Sleepy”

…But Tired.”

There IS A Difference.

A Difference I’m Sure Y’all Would Be Able To Distinguish Between.

I Also Told Him That My Eyes Have Seen Enough To Be Worth Four (4) More Pairs Of Them.

I’ve Seen Things With These Eyes That Would Stagger Some People.

I’ve Seen Things I’ll Never Be Able To Forget, No Matter How Hard I Try.

Exceptional Things.

Terrible Things.

Happy Things.

Horrid Things.

Some Of Which I Can Discuss, These Days.

Most Of Which I Could Never Discuss, Regardless Of The Day.

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[[[—Right Now, Honestly, I Feel Like RUTGER HAUER At The End Of “BLADE RUNNER” When He’s On The Building’s Rooftop With HARRISON FORD.

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I’ve Seen Things You People Wouldn’t Believe

Ya Know It?!

The One RUTGER Eventually Closes Out By Saying:

“…All Those Moments Will Be Lost In Time, Like Tears In Rain. Time To Die.”

EXCEPT, I’m Not Dying.

AND, I Don’t I Have A Bird To Play With And Fondle.

AND, I’m Not A Replicant.

BUT, Otherwise, I’m Totally RUTGER HAUER.—]]]

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But, They Are Tired, My Peeps.

They’re So SO Tired.

And, The More They See, The More They Experience, The More Tired They Make The Rest Of Me.

The Eyes Are Very Powerful.

Windows Into The Soul, And What-Not.

Winter Days, Like The Past Few, Really Do Bring Out My Mopey, Down-Trodden Self.

While My Very First Memory Is Of A Smell…

…Most Of My Memories Are Of That Which I’ve Witnessed.

Of Which I’ve Seen, Up-Close, In Person, Nothing Edited.

Wonders.

Horrors.

Yes, I’ve Seen AND Remember So Much In-Between…

…But, Like Most People, The Wonders AND The Horrors Stand-Out The Most.

I Remember So Much That Does Make Me Happy.

But, It All Blurs Much Easier AND Faster Than I Could’ve/Would’ve/Should’ve Expected.

It Blurs Much Easier AND Faster Than The Horrors.

The Horrors Dont Blur.

If Anything, They Shine More So.

Theyre More Vivid These Days Than Theyve Ever Been.

I Close My Eyes, I See Them.

I Open My Eyes, I See Them.

Damn You, Eyes, Why Did You Ever Look?

Why Did You Ever See?

Why Did You Burn These Images Into My Mind?

They’re There Forever, Now.

To Be Recalled Over And Over Again.

Recalled For The Rest Of My Life, However Long Or Short It May Be.

Damn These Tired, Tired Eyes.

Have They Betrayed Me?

Have They Failed Me?

No.

If Anything, They’ve Worked Tooooo Well.

They’ve Picked-Up Details Most People Would Never Even Consider.

But, Damn Them Anyway.

Damn Them.

When I Sat Down To Write This, I Sincerely Didn’t Know To What End I Was Writing Toward, Nor For.

Maybe I Still Don’t.

It’s Not Finished.

At Least, It Doesn’t Feel Finished.

Not. At. All.

Not. At. All. At. All.

So…

Whats The Cure For Tired Eyes?

And No, I Don’t Mean Plastic Surgery On Them To Make Them Appear More Life-Like.

In Fact, I Know Of No Surgery That Could Ever Reverse The Damage.

Well…

One Could Always Get Lobotomized.

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Welcome To Your Weekend “HAUER-FEST”!!!: Episode 1: “BLIND FURY” (1989)

That’s Right, My Peeps.

Today…

…We Begin A New Weekend Series…

…Showcasing Our Love And Affection For…

RUTGER HAUER
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I Know, I Know, I Know…

…It Sounds AMAZING!!!

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First…

…Here Are The Links To TWO Of My Former Pieces Starring Dear Mr. HAUER!!!

(http://youjivinmeturkey.com/2012/03/19/totally-not-random-movie-mention-the-hitcher-1986/)

(http://youjivinmeturkey.com/2012/05/05/what-just-so-happens-to-be-on-right-now-nighthawks-1981/)

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Today’s Installment Will Cover One His Very VERY Best…

BLIND FURY

(1989)

…Co-Starring…

TERRY O’QUINN

NOBLE WILLINGHAM

…And…

RANDALL “TEX” COBB

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This Flick Also Boasts One Of THE GREATEST Taglines In THE HISTORY Of Taglines…

("HE'S LUCKY HE CAN'T SEE WHAT HE'S UP AGAINST.")

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One Word:

BRILLIANT!!!

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RUTGER HAUER

…Is…

NICK PARKER

…A Vietnam Veteran Who Was Blinded And Left For Dead On The Battlefield.

He’s Been Missing In Action For Over 20-Years.

He’s Finally Home Again…

…And His Mission Now Is To Find His Old Friend From His Army Days.

He Wants To Forgive Said Old Friend For Leaving Him Behind.

However…

…While Missing In Action…

…PARKER Was Found And Kept Alive By One Of The Local Tribes.

While With Theย Indigenous People, He Was Taught/Trained To Use His Other Senses.

He Was ALSO Trained In The Use Of SWORDS.

He Now Carries His Own Sword…

…ย Concealed To Serve The Dual Purpose Of Being His Walking-Stick.

When PARKER Does Arrive In The U.S. Of A. To Find His Friend…

(His Friend ("FRANK DEVEREAUX") Is Portrayed By TERRY O'QUINN)

…He Discovers That Said Friend Is Being Forced To Cook-Up Some Fancy Drugs For A Big-Time Crime-Boss.

(The Crime-Boss ("MacCREADY") Is Portrayed By NOBLE WILLINGHAM)

DEVEREAUX Decides He’s Finished And Destroys Most Of The Drugs…

…And Now He Teams-Up With His Old Buddy PARKER In Order To Rescue His Kidnapped Son.

Sooo…

PARKER Is Now Caught-Up In The Middle And Is Trying To Help DEVEREAUX Rescue His Son, While Fighting-Off Hordes Of Baddies!

(The Biggest Baddie Henchman Is Portrayed By Classic '80s Favorite RANDALL "TEX" COBB!!!)

It’s A Battle To The Finish…

…And A DAMNED EXCITING ADVENTURE!!!

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BLIND FURY

…Honestly…

…Is Very VERY Hard To Resist, My Peeps.

We’re Talking SLICE And DICE ACTION!!!

I Fell Deeply In Lust With This Flick At First…

…Hmm…

…Sight???

Hmm.

That Sounds Like A Rather Feeble Attempt At Humor…

…Doesn’t It?!

Yeah.

I Kinda Agree.

MOVING ON, MOVING ON!!!

RUTGER HAUER

…Is Absolutely PRICELESS In This Little Flick.

This Is One Of His ALL-TIME GREATS…

…And A LIFE-LONG FAVE Of FAVES!!!

If You’ve Seen It Before…

…Then I’m VERY SURE You Can Understand My Feelings Here.

And If You DON’T Understand Them…

…Well…

…BLAH!!!

I’ve Had A Copy Of…

BLIND FURY

…In The Ole Collection Since 1990…

…And I Couldn’t Imagine ANY Collection Without It.

PLEASE PLEASE Give This One A Go, Kiddies.

It’s A CLASSIC-CLASSIC Among CLASSICS Of 1980s CINEMA!!!

ENJOY THE REST OF YOUR WEEKEND, My Peeps, With A Little…

HOT RUTGER HAUER ACTION

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What Just So Happens To Be On Right Now??? “NIGHTHAWKS” (1981)

If Ever There Were A Forgotten Classic Of The 1980s That Should Have NEVER Been Forgotten In The First Place…

…It Is…

NIGHTHAWKS

(1981)

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Starring SYLVESTER STALLONE, BILLY DEE WILLIAMS, and RUTGER HAUER!!!

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In Fact…

NIGHTHAWKS

…Is Among My TOP FIVE (5) FAVES For Both…

SYLVESTER STALLONE

…And…

RUTGER HAUER

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Am I Smellin’ A Tagline?

You Betcha!

("A Terrorist Holds NEW YORK In A Grip Of Fear -- And Only STALLONE Can Take Him On.")

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Already Sounds Like A Classic In The Making, Doesn’t It?

You Betcha AGAIN!

!!!

RUTGER HAUER

…Is…

WULFGAR

…Our Calm…

…Cool…

…Collected…

…EVIL…

…Terrorist MO-FO!

!!!

SYLVESTER STALLONE

…Is…

DEKE DaSILVA

…Our Not-So-Calm…

…Pretty-Damned-Cool…

…Questionably-Collected…

…HERO…

…Street-Wise Detective!

!!!

WULFGAR

…Has Been Terrorizing Europe For Years.

His Most Recent “Job” Was The Bombing Of A London Department Store.

Feeling The Noose Closing Around Him…

WULFGAR

…Eventually Lands In…

…Yep…

…You Guessed It…

NEW YORK CITY

!!!

After Being Assigned To The New Anti-Terrorism Unit…

DaSILVA

…And His Partner…

FOX

(Played by BILLY DEE WILLIAMS)

…Become Embroiled In The World Of…

WULFGAR

…And Terrorism In General.

It’s Only A Matter Of Time Before A Cat-And-Mouse Game Ensues Between…

WULFGAR

…And…

DaSILVA” & “FOX

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The Question Becomes…

Where Will WULFGAR Strike Next AND Can The Police Stop Him?

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Yeah, My Peeps…

NIGHTHAWKS

…Is A True Gem Of 1980s Cinema.

We Get Totally Solid Performances All Around…

…And An Exciting Plot-Line To Work With.

NIGHTHAWKS

…Is Also The American Film Debut For…

RUTGER HAUER

…And He Definitely DOES NOT DISAPPOINT!!!

If You’ve Seen This Flick…

…GREAT!!!

If You’ve Never Even Heard Of This Flick…

…I’m Sadly NOT Surprised.

As I Said In The Beginning…

…It’s A Forgotten Classic That Should Have NEVER Been Forgotten In The First Place.

It’s Got ACTION!

It’s Got DRAMA!

It’s A TOTALLY GREAT THRILLER, Fo SHO!!!

I Can Easily Recommend It…

…And Highly Suggest You Do Check-It-Out!!!

Even People Who Aren’t Big Fans Of…

SYLVESTER STALLONE

…Have Told Me This One Was Different Enough From His Other Flicks To Make Them Enjoy It.

I…

…On The Other Hand…

…Do So Enjoy His Flicks…

…And Especially Enjoy…

NIGHTHAWKS

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Give It A Go, My Peeps.

You’ll (likely) Be Pleased You Did.

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(TOTALLY NOT) Random Movie Mention: THE HITCHER (1986)

"THE HITCHER" (1986) Starring RUTGER HAUER, C. THOMAS HOWELL, And JENNIFER JASON LEIGH!!!

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Why Even Bring This One Up?

Mainly Because I Just Watched It…

…For Like The 98,000TH TIME!!!

(oooohhhh yeeeaaahhh)

Seriously.

Alright…

…Maybe It Was Only The 97,412TH TIME…

…But That Is Still A LOT!!!

Right???

RIGHT!!!

My Intro To…

RUTGER HAUER

…Was Actually…

1982’s

BLADE RUNNER

…Then…

1985’s

LADYHAWKE

…Then I Went Backward And Saw…

1981’s

NIGHTHAWKS

…But THEN Came…

1986’s

THE HITCHER

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Needless To Say…

…As A Child…

RUTGER HAUER

…May Have Been…

…THE…

…MOST TERRIFYING MAN IN FILM…

…To ME…

…At THAT Point.

He Was So SO TOUGH!!!

In Fact…

…I’m Gonna Use The Term…

“BAD ASS”

…Since That’s All He Seemed To EVER BE!!!

And I LOVED HIM For It.

PERIOD.

So…

…When I Saw…

THE HITCHER

…For The Very First Time…

…Yeah…

…I’m Pretty Sure That’s Why I STILL Tend To Speed-Up When I See Someone Hitchhiking.

I AIN’T STOPPIN’…

…And…

…There Ain’t NO WAY Whoever That Person May Be Is Gonna Get The Chance To SLICE & DICE ME.

PERIOD PERIOD.

In Fact…

…This Film MAY Have Marked The Beginning Of The End…

…For MOST Hitchhikers…

…WORLD WIDE!!!

I Have NEVER ONCE Actually SEEN A Person…

…Randomly Pick-Up An Unknown Hitchhiker…

…EVER.

NEVER ONCE.

Could THIS FILM Be The Reason???

I’d Say It Sure As Shit HELPED!!!

Wouldn’t You Say So, Also???

Maybe???

You’re In Luck, My Peeps.

I Can So SO LIVE WITH A MAYBE!!!

Can’t You???

SURE YOU CAN!!!

This IS The…

“LAND Of The PERPETUAL MAYBE”

…As I’m VERY SURE You’re All VERY Well Aware.

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Enjoy Your Evening, Kiddies.

I Shall Endeavor To Do The Same.

Maybe.

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