Thursday, December 29, 2011
Thursday, December 22, 2011
A Thin Man marathon is on TCM right now and if I had known I would have taken the night off.
It is a great regret that my only chance to see The Thin Man on the big screen was thwarted when I attended a funeral.
If you've never seen one rent it, buy it, download it, whatever you kids do today. It's a lot of fun.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
I miss my Apple ImageWriter II. And I'll tell you why. Because it worked! You pressed the print button and it went and went. I once wanted to print out a 250-page novel. I pressed the print button, went to work, and when I came back, I had my novel waiting for me.
Compare this to any inkjet printer. Try to print out a one-page Google map and it's a three-day ordeal. You get cryptic error messages, paper jams, and you run out of cyan halfway through the job.
I did try using a converter cable and GIMP software to make my OSX Mac print on the Imagewriter with mixed results (words looked good, images came out upside down!).
Apple please please. Make a magic plug-in and bring your orphans back home.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
I begged my dad to write a check so I could subscribe.
And I got my first issue, (#117) in which, the page count was cut to 32 pages, Frank McLaughlin replaced Dick Giordano on inks, Mike Grell did the cover. I would get twice as many issues but, the Golden Age for me was officially over.
Friday, December 16, 2011
And all I could think of was: This is what life's going to be like when I'm a grownup.
The Christmas and New Year's parties I've been to since then have been awfully disappointing. I thought they would be something out of Mad Men, but no, just people in jeans and sweaters. Maybe I hang out with the wrong crowd.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Three reasons this movie isn't nearly as good as critics say it is.
1) It's two hours of white people being mean to black people. That's the total extent of the plot.
2) There's a revenge scenario that is so gross I'm sure even the Farrelly Brothers would reject it.
3) The message the producers think they're sending out is: It's a tragedy that the only job black women could get in the '50 was being a maid. The message they're inadvertently sending out is: It's a tragedy that the only job a black actress can get today is playing a maid.
Anyone can cast a black woman as a maid, Hollywood's been doing it for 100 years! I'll tell you who should get the Oscar, the producers of "Columbiana."