A Belated Xmas Quickie That Needs To Be Shared.

My Grandparents…

((aka Maw and Paw))

…Got Me This Book For Xmas:

The Untold Civil War

THE UNTOLD CIVIL WAR: EXPLORING THE HUMAN SIDE OF WAR

by JAMES ROBERTSON

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Honestly, I Was Left Kinda Speechless.

It’s An Expensive Ought-Damned Book.

But, I Did Want It.

She (Maw) Was Worried I’d Be Disappointed With It.

But, I Love It AND Her.

You See, My Peeps, She Took Me To See The Flick…

GETTYSBURG

Gettysburg (1993)

…Back During The Winter Of 1993.

Neither She, Nor I, Knew What We Were Getting Into With It.

When The 2-Hour Point Of The Flick Came And Went, She Kept Looking To Me Hoping It Was Going To Be Over Soon.

Little Did We Know We Weren’t Even Half-Way Through The Flick.

The Lights Came-Up, And She Assumed It Was Time To Head Home.

However, The Lights Only Came-Up To Signal The Intermission.

After The Intermission…

…Oh Yeah…

…Another 2+Hours Of The Flick Remained.

But, She Sat Through It.

She Sat Through All 4+Hours And Didn’t Complain About It One Bit.

Maw Knows I Love History.

She Knows I Love Documentaries.

She Knows I Love Historically Relevant Films.

She Knows I Love REAL Books.

She Knows One Of My Favorite Subjects Is The American Civil War.

So, Maw And Paw Totally Got Me The Royal Hook-Up With This Book.

I’m Already Loving It.

And, Honestly, I Likely Always Will Love It.

‘Tis An AWESOME Gift, Fo SHO, My Peeps.

And Sooooo…

…I Really Just Wanted To Say Thank You, Again, To Maw And Paw.

I Totally Appreciate How Well They Know Me…

…My Tastes…

…And Where My Personal Joy Lies In Wait.

THANK YOU!!!

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Hey Vern, Lookin’ For An Alternative To Classics Like “It’s A Wonderful Life” And “A Christmas Story”?!?!?

Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)

JIM VARNEY Is Mr. SubtleAsASledgeHammer ERNEST P. WORRELL In OneOf MY AllTimeChristmasFlickFAVES, “ERNEST SAVES CHRISTMAS (1988) !!!

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Eh?!

EH?!?!

That’s What I Thought.

Nuf Ced!!!!!

KnowWhatIMean?!?!?!?

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Have A Very Merry “DIRTY HARRY” Xmas!!!

So…

Not Doin’ A Lot, Today, Eh?

If You’re Reading This, That’s A Strong‘ish Possibility.

Unless, Well, You’re Really Just That Damned Devoted.

If So, That’s AWESOME And THANK YOU.

But, If You’re Just Reading This For The Sake Of Having Something To Do???

Well…

…THIS COULD HELP!!!

What Is It, You Ask?!

WELLLLL…

…Perhaps It’s Time For A…

DIRTY HARRYATHON!!!

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Maybe?!

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Me Thinks YES!!!

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The "DIRTY HARRY" Collection

TheDIRTY HARRYCollection !!!

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Shall We Begin At

…Hmm…

The Beginning?!

EXCELLENT CHOICE!!

I’ll Join You!!!

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1ST

((Arguably "THE BEST" Of Series, Or Is So Considered To Be By Most People.))

DIRTY HARRY

(1971)

Dirty_harry (via Wikipedia)

Starring

CLINT EASTWOOD

…As (the now iconic) San Francisco Police Inspector…

HARRY CALLAHAN

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Also Starring

ANDREW J. “ANDYROBINSON

…As The Killer…

SCORPIO

And

JOHN VERNON

…As…

THE MAYOR Of SAN FRANCISCO

Produced AND Directed By

DON SIEGEL

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2ND

((Absolutely "THE MOST UNDERRATED" Of The Series, Fo Flippin' SHO, My Peeps!))

MAGNUM FORCE

(1973)

Magnum_Force (via Wikipedia)

Starring

CLINT EASTWOOD

…As…

DIRTY HARRY CALLAHAN

And

HAL HOLBROOK

…As The Sinister…

LT. BRIGGS

Directed By

TED POST

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3RD

((Sadly "THE WORST" Of The Series, Though It Is Still Pretty Good. It's Just Not As Good As The Others.))

THE ENFORCER

(1976)

The_Enforcer (via Wikipedia)

Starring

CLINT EASTWOOD

…As…

DIRTY HARRY CALLAHAN

And

TYNE DALY

…As Harry’s New Partner…

KATE MOORE

Directed By

JAMES FARGO

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4TH

((Totally "MY FAVORITE" Of The Series, By Far Far FAR!!!))

SUDDEN IMPACT

(1983)

Sudden_Impact (via Wikipedia)

Starring

CLINT EASTWOOD

…As…

DIRTY HARRY CALLAHAN

With

SONDRA LOCKE

…As The Vigilante…

JENNIFER SPENCER

And

PAT HINGLE

…As…

CHIEF JANNINGS

Produced AND Directed By

CLINT EASTWOOD

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5TH

((Very Much "THE WILD CARD" Of The Series, As There Are Some Whom Think It The Worst, While Others Think It Pretty Damned Good.))

THE DEAD POOL

(1988)

The_Dead_Pool (via Wikipedia)

Starring

CLINT EASTWOOD

…As…

DIRTY HARRY CALLAHAN

And

LIAM NEESON

…As Film-Maker…

PETER SWAN

Directed By

BUDDY VAN HORN

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With Five (5) Flicks To Choose From, I’m Not Going To Try Telling Y’all How You Should Handle Watching Them.

Some Prefer The Classic Approach Of Starting With The First Flick, And Rolling Forward Through To The Last Flick.

Some Prefer To Watch Them By Order Of Their Favorites.

Whether You’re Watching Them Worst-To-Best

Best-To-Worst

Favorite-To-Least-Favorite

Least-Favorite-To-Favorite

Backward

Forward

Side-To-Side

With-A-Shimmy

IT DOESN’T MATTER!

You’re Going To Do It YOUR OWN WAY, Regardless Of What I Say.

I’m Just Planting A Seed, Here, My Peeps.

YOU Needed Something To Do.

I Needed Something To Do.

So, WE Are Working TOGETHER!

WE Are ALL In This Thing TOGETHER!!

That’s Just LIFE, My Peeps.

I Sure Hope This Helped Ya.

Have A Very MerryDIRTY HARRYXmas!!!

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Who Else Got “LICENCE TO KILL” On The Blu-ray, On Good Ole Xmas Eve?! HA!! I WIN!!!

My Copy Of "Licence To Kill" (1989)

Timothy Dalton was James Bond 007 in 1989‘s Licence To Kill!!!

(What?)

((I DO!))

(((I WIN XMAS EVE!!)))

((((ME!!!))))

(((((DAMMIT! DALTON ROCKED!! ACCEPT IT!!!)))))

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Songs That Make Me Smile: “CHRISTMAS In HEAVEN” by MONTY PYTHON (1983))

“…Its CHRISTMAS In HEAVEN

The Snow Falls From The Sky

But, Its Nice And Warm

And Everyone Looks Smart, And Wears A Tie…”

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Monty Python Sings - Monty Python (via Amazon.com)

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“…Its CHRISTMAS In HEAVEN

Theres Great Films On TV

The SOUND Of MUSIC, Twice An Hour

And JAWS I, II, And III…”

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Ill Just Say It Now

I Don’t Honestly Have Much To Say About This One.

I Just Kinda Figured Everyone Could Use A Good Smile, And A Good Giggle.

MONTY PYTHONs

CHRISTMAS In HEAVEN

Seemed Like The Perfect Solution.

Was I Correct?!

MAYBE?

Well, When Have I Ever Turned-Down A Quality MAYBE?” That Yall Know Of?!

EXACTLY!!

Tis A Very Rare Occurrence, Indeed.

Today Is No Different.

Should It Be?!

Nah.

Not. At. All.

I Sincerely Hope Everyone Has A Mighty Fine Day.

Please Take Care, My Peeps.

Enjoy Your Holidays.

I Know Not Everyone Celebrates The Same One

Nor In The Same Way

So, I’ll Just Content Myself With That.

Fair Enough?!

MAYBE?

AWESOME!!!

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A “Christmas Movie” I Decided Was TOO TERRIBLE To Mention ON “Christmas Weekend”…

…Is One You (very VERY likely)…

…Don’t Even Know EXISTS.

PERIOD.

Sooo…

…How Many Of YOU, My Peeps, Have EVER Heard-Of…

National Lampoon’s

CHRISTMAS

VACATION

2:

Cousin Eddie’s Island Advanture

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???????

?????

???

That’s RIGHT!

 ALMOST (Nearly) NONE Of YOU!

EVER.

NEVER EVER.

PERIOD.

"Christmas Vacation 2" (2003) is THE MOST TERRIBLE Holiday Motion Picture EVER. The PROBLEM, actually, is It's SO SO TERRIBLE... It Becomes A BRILLIANT STUDY In The Realm of "O.M.G.! This Is SO BAD It's NEARLY WONDERFUL!!!" It Happens, My Peeps. You Know It. I Know It. We ALL Know It!!! 😉

Yeah, Kids…

…It Was TRULY…

…THAT AWFUL!!!

Yet…

…SO AWFUL…

…It DID “Make-Me-GIGGLE” Some.

It Also “Made-Me-CRINGE”…

…Many MANY Times!!!

I Cannot Deny It…

…So Why Bother Trying…

…ya know???

SURE.

YOU.

DO.

PERIOD.

PERIOD.

Randy Quaid as "Cousin Eddie" May Be (one of) THE WORST Character(s) In Motion Picture HISTORY... and (one of) THE MOST COMPELLING! "Cousin Eddie" IS The Official "Car-Wreck" of The Industry, BY FAR and FO FLIPPIN' SHO! Gotta Love'em, Eh!!???!?!?!?!

Hope Y’all Enjoyed Your…

…”Christmas Weekend“…

…and I’m SURE You (likely) Could Have!

Yeah…

…I Do LOVE My “Wishy-Washy” Approach To These Moments.

Makes Me Feel As Tho I Truly “Learned My Craft” Very…

…VERY Well.

Perhaps I Should Become Involved In Politics?

Nah.

The World Has TOOO MANY Of The “Wishy-Washy” Types There.

Perhaps I Should Just Be A “Lobbyist“!!!

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So WHAT’s Bradley Alan’s FAVORITE Xmas Tune???

Roy Orbison's "Pretty Paper"

PRETTY PAPER

By

Roy Orbison

Pretty paper, pretty ribbons of blue
Wrap your presents to your darling from you
Pretty pencils to write I love you
Pretty paper, pretty ribbons of blue

Crowded street, busy feet, hustle by him
Downtown shoppers, Christmas is nigh
There he sits all alone on the sidewalk
Hoping that you won’t pass him by

Should you stop, better not, much too busy
You’re in a hurry, my how time does fly
In the distance the ringing of laughter
And in the midst of the laughter he cries

Pretty paper, pretty ribbons of blue
Wrap your presents to your darling from you
Pretty pencils to write I love you
Pretty paper, pretty ribbons of blue

"Pretty Paper" by Roy Orbison is THE Xmas Classic To End All Xmas CLASSICS! I've Loved It FOREVER, and Know I ALWAYS Will. PERIOD.

“Christmas Kitty” Madam MISSY (aka The OTHER-Boss)

Mystique (a(MAINLY)ka) "MISSY"... As John Wayne Would've Said, "WOMAN Of The HOUSE..." (hope you get that one btw ;-| hehe)

A Good Friend Told Me I Should…

…”Show-Her-Off”…

So I Figured “Why Not?!”

To Start, She Was BORN…

…A Farrell-Kitty.

She Was Found In The Woods Near A Friend’s House…

…A Few Years Ago.

She Was MAYBE 3 or 4 Weeks-Old At That Time.

And We Honestly Haven’t The Foggiest…

…As To (exactly) What Breed(s) She Is?

Amazingly BLUE-Eyes.

White’ish + Charcoal’sih + Black’ish + Brown’ish = Her “Coat”

Medium-Length-Hair…

…That SHEDS Bad-Enough…

…TO BUILD A NEW CAT With The LEAVIN’z!!!

BUT BUT BUT…

…She’s INTELLIGENT.

I KNOW “They” Say 90% of “House-Cats” are “Brain-Dead”…

…But (totally) NOT “MISSY”!!!

"FROM A View To A MISSY" (hehehe) 😉

I’m Honestly Not Sure…

…If The Pictures Are Showing You…

…Her TRUE “Mass”…

…Honestly Honestly, I Tell You!

SHE.

IS.

HUGE.

(For A “Little (devil) Lady”)

"She's ALWAYS On Her Back... sheesh... Get A Room, Lady!"

BUT BUT BUT (again)…

…She SURE-AS-IT-GETS…

…Has ME “Trained”!!!

Sheesh.

It BEGAN With…

…”HER”…

…As…

…”MY Kitty”!!!

It Has BECOME…

…”I”…

…Am…

…”HER Human”!!! !!!

PERIOD.

"The Iron-Woman"... STRONG. DIGNIFIED. Loving. C R A Z Y !!!

Yep.

That’s My “Missy Missy”…

…A Rather Remarkable Woman, Fo Sho.

Maybe…

…ONE DAY…

…I Shall Re-Take My Usurped-Reign From Her???

Yeah…

…I Doubt So, Also.

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