Tuesday, August 1, 2017

I went to see "Atomic Blonde" starring Charlize Theron.

Fun movie. The 80's soundtrack was fantastic. Really great.
That cannot be overstated. The action? Good loud gun play
with some fun close quarters action. The fights? Well, pretty good.
I didn't think that they were too imaginative, but I still liked  them.
As I've written before, Charlize never lets me down. This one I will
be buying for sure when it comes out on Blu-ray.
At this point I will rate Atomic Blonde 6.5
out of 10 bottles of Stolichnaya.

Fun something to look out for: 
CIA officer insulted and follow up.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

"They drew first blood, not me."

~ John Rambo figure - 1985 ~

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

I finally bought "The Boy" on DVD. It came down in price
quite a bit. Been waitin' for that. People have dumped all OVER
this one, but I still want to see it. We shall see how it is.

They dumped on Annabelle 1 as well, but I liked that one okay.

P.S. I like the picture on the DVD cover, that food.
I wonder if the doll eats that.


...later that night.

Okay, I watched "The Boy". This is one of those movies that
you just cannot say much about, or you will give it away. That
said, I am going to say that it kept me entertained, it gave me
the willies in a spot or two, I did not see what happened coming
(and that may be because I am an amateur), and it was worth
watching. I will rate "The Boy" 5.5 out of 10 Peanut Butter and
Jelly Sandwiches. Don't pay more than $7.50 for it.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Years and years ago my mom and her husband were on a
trip somewhere (I cannot remember where), and she bought
this scarf slide for me. It must have been my kind of place
they were visiting because...

...this slide is really beautiful. The beadwork is great and has held up
for years. I THINK, I'm not certain, but I THINK that the bone
is some kind of animal vertebrae. That's what it looks like to me.
But with my limited knowledge, I could be totally
wrong (most likely). I really wish I knew more about it.

Very awesome piece.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Yeah, I will have this.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

 I craved a chocolate shake and for the first time since
Monday, July 14, 2014 I treated myself to one at
Jack in the Box. Does this not look goooooood?

It was good. Too good. Real too good. It was too big too.
I drank it all. Big mistake. It was just too much for me and
I was sick the rest of the day and night. Dang it was good.
But I felt so terrible that it will be a good long time until I
have one again and when I do? It will be SMALL.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Somebody tied a swing to their tree.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

All those years ago when I first saw
 "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope"
at the theater, I never thought that I would
be standing here in 2017, SO many years
later looking at stuff like this.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

A beautiful day to sit in the car, listen to
the radio and enjoy a pizza lunch.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

This boy gets around.

Monday, July 10, 2017

 This is my Star Wars Transformers Crossovers
TIE Fighter/Darth Vader.

And this is my Star Wars Transformers Crossovers
Snowspeeder/Luke Skywalker.

Both are by Hasbro and both transform from vehicle to the respective
Star Wars character. I bought them about eight years ago because they were
all I could afford in a larger than small Snowspeeder and TIE Fighter.

I have never "transformed" them. I am afraid that I would never get them
back together again. I think you can still buy these, but they are out of
production, pretty sure.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Just a day in the life of a Glacier ice/water machine.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

 I bought "Ghost in the Shell" starring Scarlett Johansson.
I had seen this in the theater and I thought it was fun.
It's too bad that my beloved Borden Cinema is currently
having much difficulty playing Blu-ray disks to the point
that it is unable to read them at all. I am not quite sure what
I am going to do about that, but this version comes with a
DVD as well, so I am good for this show.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Years ago when they use to have them, I liked to go to
the Inkslinger's Ball held annually at the Hollywood Palladium
in...... Hollywood. They would host tattoo artists from all
over the world during the three day run. Inkslingers
who you would only see in magazines would be there and if
you were lucky you would be able to book some time with
your favorites, IF... you were lucky. They were usually booked
ahead of time and doing work for daily contests which in turn
would pay off, win lose or draw, in more notoriety for them.

They had some great jewelry there. I bought some really cool stuff
there on occasion and unfortunately for me, I lost some really nice pieces
in a motel incident that shall remain a distant memory. One item that DID
survive some crazy times was this skull and crossbones concho in sterling
silver. Now to some this design may be a hair controversial (unbeknownst
to me at the time of purchase). But to me this concho is about pirate
and nothing BUT pirate and always will be. 

I think that it is a great piece and it just gets better with age.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

If you have ever seen the movie "Phantasm"...

...you will always walk AROUND these two posts
and NOT between them.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

"Nah, leave it there. I'll eat it later."

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

~ Independence Day 2017 ~

Monday, July 3, 2017

I like that.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

A day or two or three ago I found a new incense burner at
Walmart. This one was only five dollars. I like it.

It burns stick incense unlike my other burners. It's fun
to burn sticks for a change. They burn longer than the cones.

The door on this thing creaked like The Black Pearl when I
opened and closed it and I was afraid that it would stress the hinges
to the point of breaking. So I went into my personal tool chest,
pulled out a little file I bought and filed the top and bottom
of the door a bit. Now? Smooth baby, smooth.

I have added "carpenter" to my resume.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

This is a picture from my 2010 visit to the Gene Autry
Museum in Griffith Park, California. This is a prop "Wanted"
poster from the movie "The Big Bonanza" (1944). Pictured
is Richard Arlen who stars as Jed Kilton, a Captain in the Army
who escapes from prison after being falsely court
marshaled for cowardice.

Anyway, this item is no longer on view as it was in one of the
window displays here on the "Western Street Sound Stage"
section of The Autry, and this was
dismantled about four years ago.

Friday, June 30, 2017

I added yet another movie to my small but glorious
Jason Statham collection. I cannot believe these great
and fun movies are for the most part in the $3.74 bin
at Walmart. This is "Killer Elite". Once again my Jason
is a bad-ass guy. This time he is a retired hit man. You
do get to see him in hit mannish action and a bit of why
he decided to retire. This is another movie that did not
disappoint. No spoilers here.

Here is Jason with his suppressed Beretta Model 92SB
chambered in 9x19mm. He puts this gun to good use. I am
going to rate this movie seven out of ten Video Taped

Oh... I forgot to say that Robert De Niro is in this movie.
He is okay. He doesn't do a WHOLE lot. One good
scene where he kicks butt.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Family Guy's The Giant Chicken vs. Peter. A Mezco figure
that depicts a running joke of sorts on the television show.
I bought this figure seven or eight years ago. I wish I could
set it up as the stand is cool, but it would require more room
than I have.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

This is Trails West at the Autry Museum in Griffith Park, California.
I have shown pictures of Trails West before, but I am showing this one
today because The Autry has made some unfortunate changes to TW.

This is "Trails West" today. It is now a place for cool people to
sit and read about plant life and yoga and finding yourself.
The Autry has asked me to reserve judgement until I visit,
but I don't have to. These pictures are of a garden that I can
visit in any backyard in Brentwood. Beloved Trails West, gone.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

...and may I have some pepperoncinis on the side please.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Knife Day at El Rancho De La Tex!
This is the Kershaw Scallion knife designed by Ken Onion.
I bought this knife in 2009.

The steel is 420HC. Overall length is 5.75 inches with a 2.4 inch
bead-blasted blade. The closed length is 3.5 inches. The pocket clip
is in the position pictured and that position only.

This knife has what they call their "SpeedSafe" assisted open.
Basically that means that you flip the blade open just a wee bit and
then the knife takes over and whips the blade out. There is also what
they call their "Tip-Lock" which is a little sliding button that
will keep the blade from flipping open on it's own. This is pretty
much why I stopped carrying it. Disengaging the Tip-Lock was
a pain in the butt. But I didn't want to carry it without the Tip-Lock
engaged for fear that the knife would open up in my pocket or
purse and would poke me when I reached for it. I just didn't care for it.

Kind of like carrying Condition One. Not my fav thing.

It also has a frame lock and frame locks mess with my nails (as I
have written before). So anyway, it is a nice little knife, just not
for me. It has traditionally been given rave reviews by most users.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

You should be on board.
Just pray it's not. too. late.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Another pleasant little sitting
spot in the middle of the stinky city.

Friday, June 23, 2017

 What is the difference between a barbecued pig and a pig barbecue?
I believe the saying goes: A picture is worth one thousand words.

(Ace Hardware)

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Oh my GOSH!

They killed Brian Griffin!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

About two years ago I had posted a photo of some NASA Space
Mission patches that had come my way one way or another. This
Space Shuttle patch was my favorite as I loved the shuttle.

Around the same time I received the patches a family member gave
this ERTL brand die-cast shuttle to me. This is the Colombia. It launched
for the first time on mission STS-1 on April 12, 1981. Unfortunately, on
February 1, 2003, the Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated over
Tyler Texas during reentry, killing all seven crew members:

~ Rest In Peace ~

 Rick D. Husband
William C. McCool
Michael P. Anderson
Kalpana Chawla
David M. Brown
Laurel Clark
Ilan Ramon

Here is ERTL's Colombia with it's payload bay doors open.

 This die-cast vehicle is pretty heavy. It also
has retractable landing gear.

 The main engines on the shuttles are huge
and incredible. Here they are on the ERTL.
This is a great toy or model or whatever it is.

The ERTL Co.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Another "Late Night" Del Taco coupon. I just love late night
stuff. Something happened to me before I was born or when
I was very little to make me happier at night. That is what I think.