Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Another sighting of Roger Murtaugh's house from the Lethal Weapon
movie series. Roger's house is on the Warner Ranch lot in Burbank,
California. This sighting comes from the television show called "The
Partridge Family" (1970-1974). Way before Lethal Weapon, but this
house DOES go back a long way.

Here you can see the Partridge Family bus driving by the home
headed to another groovy gig (the Partridge Family is a band FYI).
Not a great picture. It was a screen shot from a news story. Best
I could do. But it's ROGER'S house so it's gold!

Monday, June 27, 2022

America's Birthday is coming up next week and we bought a shiny
new barbeque from Walmart to help us celebrate the day. We did
not want anything expensive and this "Expert Grill"...

....fit the bill at $19.97. It is 17.4 inches which is great for
what we need. Just some burgers and dogs and BAM!
We are good! It is going to be a beautiful day.

This is the box that the barbeque came in.

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Folks have asked and yes, Borden Cinema does
indeed have it's own dedicated popcorn salt shaker.

Thursday, June 23, 2022

A new Zippo lighter to celebrate the day. 2nd Amendment.
I bought it over at Walmart. It was a little pricy at $16.98,
but I went for it. This will be added to my little collection
of Zippos and remain unopened.


Sunday, June 19, 2022

This is an 8x10 sheet with photos of some actors who at
one time or another played cowboys in Western movies, some
more than others. I'm not sure where and when I acquired
this sheet, but one thing is for sure, I am not the original

Top row left to right:
1. George Houston, 1896 - 1944
2. Robert Livingston, 1904 - 1988
3. Ray Corrigan, 1902 - 1976

Bottom row left to right:
1. Don "Red" Barry, 1912 - 1980
2. Bob Nolan, 1908 - 1980
3. Buster Crabbe, 1908 - 1983

Saturday, June 18, 2022

It is Knife Day again here at El Rancho De La Tex!
Today's knife is one that I bought because, well, it's a SCREAM,
baby (if'n ya know what I mean). It is the Buck Model 119. As far as I know
there are two models, the 119 and the 119 Special. I think the Special has
a longer blade. That's really all I think I know about this knife and I could
be totally full of it. The 119 has been produced since 1942.

My 119 came with a cordura sheath which
I don't love, for this knife anyway. I would have rather had leather.
There is a plastic sleeve in the sheath and the knife rattles around
inside of it, making a lot of noise.

Anyway, this knife is really common and there are those who love
them, and those who hate them (the synthetic resin handle material).
I am just happy to own one.

Thursday, June 16, 2022

I made this.
It is a Deep Space Probe Ship. Call sign B52.

And no, it is not for sale.

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Just a random photo I took at the Gene Autry Museum of 
Western Heritage, Griffith Park CA in 2012. A barrel out
on Trails West. Trails West is no longer there, which in
turn makes this barrel no longer there. You know how
I feel about that.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

~ National Flag Day, 2022 ~
I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America,
and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under
God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

Friday, June 10, 2022

~ Random Around the Ranch Photo of the Day ~
The oranges are looking a little thin on this tree.
They will come back.

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Solar lights along the driveway.
This is inevitable.

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

 I broke down and bought "Thor: The Dark World" and "Thor: Ragnarok"
 on DVD instead of Blu-ray for three reasons:

1. I have REALLY wanted to see these movies... for a LONG time.
2. I have "Thor" and it is on DVD, not Blu-ray.
3. The Blu-rays are pretty expensive and times is slightly tight.

Then I went out, made some pancakes and...

...enjoyed the day's hazy view.

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Another beautiful American Election Day...

...and I voted - June 7th - 2022.

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Before he makes tracks!

My mom took this picture.

Friday, June 3, 2022

 "We're family!"
Lethal Weapon 4 onscreen at Borden Cinema.

And so another Lethal Weapon Film Festival comes to an
end at Borden Cinema. It was fantastic as usual. I will miss
my friends but we will be together again. I know that sounds
stupid, but I love those guys and I am always a little sad when
the Festival ends. But hey! Next week there is going to be a
Star Wars Film Festival! Yeeeee-haw!

Thursday, June 2, 2022

The Borden Cinema Lethal Weapon Film Festival is going
GREAT and will continue with Lethal Weapon Part 3 tonight!

One bit of sad news though, to those of us who are big LW
fans. I just learned (and perhaps I am late to the game), that
the Lethal Weapon house on the Warner Ranch Lot in Burbank CA
has either by now been or is soon to be demolished. This from
what I understand is to make way for 16 new sound stages.

This is not the only house/facade set for destruction. There is
going to be a whole lot of movie/television history erased. I was
always hoping that one day I would visit the home of Roger
Murtaugh. It was kind of a Holy Grail. I guess it is not to be.