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General Discussion / Re: HELLO POP Has Been Found!
« on: January 23, 2013, 10:00:56 PM »
"I've got it, the Puckerless Persimmon!  You're worth 10 grand ta' me!"   All kidding aside, I didn't believe it at first (found out via Facebook).  I had to re-read it a few times.  Excited would be an understatement for me; the fact that we now have one, precious copy of this film (literally - 35mm nitrate), I'm speechless.  I'm sure there will be many discussions about about this at the annual meeting, in May (which I'm definitely looking forward to).

By the way, a big 'hiya' to everyone.  I've been absent from the boards for a while.  Glad to be back.  [pie]

General Discussion / Re: WHO'S UGLIEST?!?
« on: August 19, 2011, 05:36:50 AM »
In fact, I was questioning why Curly is included in this poll. Some women have said to me that Curly was kind of cute, so I found it rather surprising that he's in this poll.

Haha, well I think we at least agree on one thing:  Curly Howard - not ugly.  Clint Howard, on the other hand, really got screwed in the looks department.

General Discussion / Re: Edith Fellows Dies at 88
« on: June 30, 2011, 09:12:36 PM »
Oh no!  So sad!  I know Ben met/interviewed her not more than a year ago.  RIP, Ms. Fellows.

General Discussion / Re: Head count
« on: June 26, 2011, 01:26:33 PM »
I'm back and better than ever, baby!

Crazy facts about MANOS is that a couple of cast members sadly committed suicide shortly after, and the literal English translation is HANDS: HANDS OF FATE.

I just watched the MST3K version a few days ago, after reading all this stuff.  I had heard of it, but had never gotten around to watching it.  ...The worst thing I've ever seen - needless to say, I loved it.  So bad, it's great - 'Torgo' is frickin hilarious.  After I did some reading up on it, a couple things made a little more sense to me, regarding it's shittiness (besides the acting).

1.  'Director' Hal Warren had no clue what he was doing - The only reason this film was made was because he lost a bet.  Literally.  Warren, a fertilizer salesman from El Paso, TX was having lunch, one day, with a friend who was actually in the entertainment industry; Warren poo-pooed, 'it can't be that hard to write and shoot a local movie.'  So he wrote a script, got around $19k together, a Bell and Howell 16mm camera, and hired some local talent.  Did I mention he cast himself as the lead (of course)?

2.  It was an editing nightmare - The entire film is basically jump-cuts  The Bell and Howell 16mm had to be wound by hand, and the longest take one could get with it was only 32 seconds - hence the jump-cuts.  

3.  Horrible dubbing - Because the entire film was shot on a Bell and Howell 16mm, none of the sound could be recorded.  So, Warren, and 3 or 4 other people had to dub all the dialogue and sound effects - and not a lot of it was matched well with the final takes.

Yeah, you're right Metal - the guy that played 'Torgo' did commit suicide.  His name was John Reynolds - I think he was around 25 when he died.  Apparently, it had something to do with the braces he wore on his legs during production, to give added effect to his character.  They really did a number on his knees, which caused him great deal of pain (probably due to the fact that Hal Warren had no idea what he was doing probably didn't take correct safety precautions, IMO).  He ended up turning to drugs, eventually killing himself like a month before the movie 'premiered.'

Nevertheless, if you're a fan of the 'awesomely bad' you gotta see this.  'Torgo' is definitely one of my new favorites.


General Discussion / Re: Pics of Your Pets
« on: June 01, 2011, 10:57:47 PM »
 :laugh:  Great pics, everyone.  Thanks for sharing!

Here's my doggy, Star.  We just lost her in November - like all Collies, she was prone to epilepsy/seizures.  She was almost 13.  Fantastic pooch, the best; very warm and lovey.  'Loved doting on her (yes, she was my 'baby' lol), although I never went as far as to dress her up, ugh.  I think it's stupid, and she wasn't having that shit, either. 

She was a tough old girl, in the end.  I don't know about 'never' getting another pet, but it's certainly gonna take me a long, long time.

General Discussion / Re: The Rapture?
« on: May 31, 2011, 04:09:25 PM »
Where I do begin with this massive steaming pile of horseshit?  ...Go fuck yourself.

not trying to put myself in the middle of anything but...  [clap]  Where's the 'like' button?

General Discussion / Re: The Rapture?
« on: May 25, 2011, 05:05:44 AM »
Arabs of note: Danny Thomas, Paul Anka, Ralph Nader, Omar Shariff and Paula Abdul. A sad fucking list.

...Don't forget Casey Kasem!   ;D 

General Discussion / Re: Hyper sexual disorder?
« on: May 23, 2011, 05:13:40 PM »
The AMA is considering naming it as a new disease in the wake of Arnold fucking the help? LOL! So now rich and powerful men are diseased for wanting a little strange tail?

IMO, it's not so much that Arnold has 'hyper sexual disorder,' but rather he should be categorized under 'DSOS,' or Deceitful Sack of Shit.

General Discussion / Re: The Rapture?
« on: May 20, 2011, 10:35:58 PM »
You're forgetting that only the "true believers" will be raptured.

I know I won't be raptured.... because I listen to the Howard Stern Show.  I'm definitely a fan of the 'Tradio' prank calls:

Events and TV / Re: Seven days till liftoff
« on: April 26, 2011, 02:01:41 AM »
Too bad I don't have TCM, I've wanted to see this for a while, just because Joan is in it.  You're right, Rich - it's not that she disliked being in movies, but she did it more for her Dad, to please him.  She does have some great stories though.

Events and TV / Re: 2011 Stoogeum Open House
« on: April 22, 2011, 09:51:07 PM »
I live some 2,000 miles away (Denver metro area), so it's not an easy thing for me to plan a Stoogeum visit. But you oughta join the fan club anyway, so you can get the quarterly issue of the THREE STOOGES JOURNAL!

Lol, I live even farther from the Stoogeum than you; I'm in San Francisco.  But it's always worth it to make the trip out for the 'Meeting' every year.

Events and TV / Re: Seven days till liftoff
« on: April 21, 2011, 03:31:05 PM »
Wow, only 7 days left?  I can hardly wait!

I've got a bootleg copy DVD, but it's pretty grainy.  I'd love to see this film cleaned up.  Easily The Stooges' best feature film appearance with Curly.  They really shine throughout;the rhumba scene (and of course, The Maharajah routine) is just great.  There's something about Curly doing a shoulder-spin in a dress - 'cracks me up every time.

General Discussion / Re: Farrellys Talk About Their Stooges Movie..
« on: April 05, 2011, 10:58:28 PM »
Remaking a character (Batman, James Bond, Tarzan, etc.) is possible, because multiple interpretations are possible.   While some may find a particular actor to be the definitive interpretation (ie: Sean Connery as James Bond), at least a new actor and new story can reboot, or produce a story in a new fashion.

However you don't remake "people". 

The 3 Stooges were comedians - not characters.  They performed live.  They made movies.  They gave interviews. They lived & breathed.   Their unique personalities & talent made the act memorable.  We wouldn't expect to see a remake of Jerry Seinfeld (of course, I shouldn't be giving those stupid Farrelly Brothers ideas).

As much as they will tell the world this "honors" the original artists, they could find actual ways of doing that if they were sincere.

I couldn't agree with you more, Larry Larry.  I've gotten into a few heated debates over this topic and this was always the point I tried to make:  they tailor made their act; their dynamic and material was theirs alone.  Notice how no one has tried to remake The Marx Brothers (or am I mistaken?)  ...Ugh, I'm really not looking forward to hearing more about the casting. 

General Discussion / Re: Three Stooges Journal # 137
« on: March 11, 2011, 12:27:57 AM »
It's always a good day when it's Journal day.

I hear that!  Looking forward to getting mine in the next day or two.

Youtube and Google Videos / Re: Jesus Christ (Gotta Save Them All)!
« on: February 08, 2011, 04:57:03 AM »
I had to stop it at one minute - their voices were so grating that I couldn't take it any longer than that.  (Did anyone make it through the whole thing?)

Hehe, I did!  ...Wow.  How'd you find this gem, Jim?  It was so bad I couldn't look away.  I love this stuff; after going to Catholic school for 12 years *shudder*, there's very little about Christianity that I can take seriously.  But, I totally agree with you, Bill - they could be doing a hell of a lot worse (i.e. blowing people up in the name of their god).  Let em sing.

Quiz Corner / Re: What Is Wrong With That Picture?
« on: February 03, 2011, 04:21:10 AM »
The 3 Stooges don't have their footprints at Grauman's Chinese Theater

And what a shame that is!    :(

Quiz Corner / Re: Name that classic line!
« on: January 08, 2011, 04:21:05 PM »
"Ya know, we're not supposed to floit with the customahs!"

Curly, in "Mutts To You."

Youtube and Google Videos / Re: Hilarious Race Track Call
« on: January 08, 2011, 12:56:02 AM »
LOL  that was great!  You can't write that stuff   :laugh:

General Discussion / Re: 2010 Baseball - For Those Of Us Who Care
« on: November 02, 2010, 02:22:33 AM »
And that's all she wrote, The Giants end their 56 year drought and win the World Series over
the Texas Rangers in 5 Games. Incredible

Congratulations to all Giants fans, it's been a long time, enjoy it because your team earned it.

HELL YEAH!  I was literally in tears when the team ran out onto the field after Wilson's final K.  If this is a dream, don't anybody wake me up!  Can't wait for the victory parade down Market Street on Wednesday!  Please excuse me while I get back to my stock pile of airhorns and champagne. 

General Discussion / Re: 2010 Baseball - For Those Of Us Who Care
« on: October 29, 2010, 01:41:59 AM »
The Rangers need to come back and make this a good Series for the benefit of MLB. Otherwise we will see articles about how low the ratings are and how FOX and MLB depend on East Coast teams for ratings.

As much as I want The Giants to win, I really hope The Series gets taken back to SF.  2 reasons: 1) it'd draw things out a little more (c'mon, Rangers, give us a run for our money here).  2)  I would love to see a home field win.  Both of our post season clinches have been on the road.  I wanna see AT&T Park erupt!

Ugh, I've always hated FOX.  I'm at the point where I have to put the TV on mute, and listen along with the local radio commentary (gotta love Kruk and Kuip!).  It may be a few seconds ahead of the FOX broadcast, but anything is better than listening to Joe Buck.  Uggh.

General Discussion / Re: 2010 Baseball - For Those Of Us Who Care
« on: October 27, 2010, 10:08:50 PM »
Wow, what a combination of "nice play" by Aubrey Huff and "brain fart" by Ian Kinsler on the single/tag-out just now. That was impressive.

PS:  I had no idea about that rule.  Major brain fart.

General Discussion / Re: 2010 Baseball - For Those Of Us Who Care
« on: October 27, 2010, 10:05:53 PM »
I can't believe how may runs we've scored.  I expected it to be a much tighter game.  It's now 10-4, Giants.

Wow, what a combination of "nice play" by Aubrey Huff and "brain fart" by Ian Kinsler on the single/tag-out just now. That was impressive.

Yeah, really nice play by Huff Daddy.  And Renteria and Uribe have made some fantastic plays, too.

General Discussion / Re: 2010 Baseball - For Those Of Us Who Care
« on: October 27, 2010, 02:08:00 PM »
"Can a team that never, ever scores five runs beat a team that just won every game against the Yankees by five runs or more? I just don't think the Giants will score enough to win this."

The Yankees aren't exactly known for their defense.  Sure they have alot of big bats, but their pitching can be lukewarm, IMO (with the exception of Rivera).  The Giants, however, have built the team up around a first class pitching staff, and defensive game.  There's a reason why most of our post season games have been decided by one run (granted, The Braves and Phils battled very hard). 

As for our offense, "there's a new hero every night."  This is a very different team from the '02 Series: everyone in our starting line-up has contributed to a win in this post season, each of them can be a threat at the plate (Cody Ross, anyone?)  It's going to be anything but a cake-walk.

Giants, in game 7.

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