Monday, April 25, 2016

Musick Monday: Do the Konga

That's my favorite scene before Konga turns into a big, mean, dancing machine!

He doesn't really dance, but I had to make a mashup with Gloria Estefan's Conga.

You can get Konga (1961) on DVD with Yongary (1967) here.

I'm surprised they didn't pair Konga with Gorgo (1961),
since they're in comics together.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Poems about Pooches

Epitaph to a Dog (Boatswain) by Lord Byron.

Beau by Jimmy Stewart.

Ed McMahon called himself and Johnny Carson maudlin mutt mourners.
I am too, so decided to write haiku-esque poems about my Samoyeds.

Smart and strong,
No matter what life threw at her,
Snowball rolled on.

Spring followed Snow,
While bouncing to and fro,
Daisy was crazy.

Except when she was sleeping.

Vincent Price wrote a whole book about his dog!

The Book of Joe will be re-released on April 26.

Celebrate by joining the Dress Your Pet Like Vincent Price contest.
Post a photo of your pet dressed like Vincent on his Facebook page
with the hashtags #bookofjoe and #fundforanimals.
Then send your name and address to
If you're not on Facebook, just send your photo to that address.
Winners will receive a copy of the book and many other goodies.

Vincent also befriended the pooch Mooch in Mooch Goes To Hollywood,
who is played by Higgins (better known as Benji) in drag.
I love it and this wonderfully weird fan video:

This post is in celebration of National Pet Day and National Poetry Month.

I'm late as usual, but hope to join in on this poetry party:

Friday, April 8, 2016

Alternate Endings to King Kong

#1. Kong kills and bathes in the blood of all his enemies.

Color him blood red (or any color), send it to me and I'll post it.

Colored by Ladan Soodmand

#2. Kong is put in suspended animation and sent to Dinosaur Land.

#3. Beauty Ann (Fay Wray) slayed his hand, and wore it!

Gorilla in the Midst Costume

Starring Barbie in King Kong

If you're near the AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, Maryland,
you should go see the real ending at this epic event tomorrow:
You can get all the info here.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Gorilla v Superman and Star Trek v Planet of the Apes

Have a Super Easter by watching this episode of Adventures of Superman:

Superman - 2x14 - Jungle Devil by superannuatedlps
The gorilla comes in at 20:25

It made MeTV's list of 10 great gorillas (actors in ape suits) from classic TV.

I'll be posting more classic TV gorillas during Ape-ril.

Speaking of which,
today is Leonard Nimoy's birthday and William Shatner's was the 22nd,
so I must post this:

Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive

You can get the TPB which collects all 5 issues here!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Green Guys for Saint Patrick's Day

Frankenstein's Monster is my favorite green guy.
The Incredible Hulk is a close second though.

The Green Team: Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno

Sadly neither actor has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
They both deserve one, especially Bill Bixby.
So I was glad to see a Star Fund has been started for him!

Did you know he made his debut in another MeTV show?
Episode 5 of season 3 of The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis.
It's titled The Gigolo and you can watch it free here!
Episode 6 of season 2 The Face That Stopped The Clock as well,
which features these "beautiful jazzbos" as Maynard calls them:

They're suppose to be Confucius clock statues,
but look more like Slimer from Ghostbusters to me.
Perhaps they were the inspiration for him?

You can pre-order a Slimer Timer here!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Villainess of Horror

"I became the Evil Queen in my mind"
- Maila Nurmi (Vampira)

That quote is from an interview on an episode of Reel Wild Cinema.
Which you can watch here. It starts at 28:16.

It reminded me of this poem I wrote almost six years ago:

Femme Fatale Fairytale

Let's rewrite this sad little story,
I'll be the villain instead of the victim,
Replace ills with thrills,
Become a girl who kills,
Now that's a book that'll pay the bills.

Like Amanda Palmer, I'm NOT The Killing Type,
but sometimes I Want To Be Evil like Eartha Kitt:

If you want to unleash your inner Evil Queen too,
Villainess of Horror is the Facebook page for you!

It's a place for aspiring horror models to post their photos.
Or just women who like horror movies and taking selfies.
They don't have to be professional. The page is just for fun.
It was created by my friend Clifton Cliffhanger Croumbles,
who is a horror artist, photographer and filmmaker.
Check out my favorite short film of his in the Viewing Room.

Monday, February 29, 2016

Quantum Leap Day

You can watch all 95 episodes FREE here!

My favorite episode is a three-parter titled Trilogy.
About a girl named Abigail Fuller accused of murder.
Four murders actually, from 1955 to 1978 in Louisiana.
I was so enamored with the character as a kid,
I even used her name when playing pretend.
Perhaps because she reminded me of The Bad Seed in Part 1.

I also love Meg Foster as her mad mama, Laura Fuller.

Sam (Scott Bakula) plays her father in Part 1,
her fiancee in Part 2 and her lawyer in Part 3.
There's a big surprise in the last part too,
but I won't spoil it for you.

The episode Shock Theater is a close second though,
mainly because of this scene:

Hear the extended rap here and get it on the QL soundtrack here.

Al (Dean Stockwell), oh Boy, I had/have such a Crush on him.

One of the reasons why is he's so much like a vampire.
As I learned in another favorite episode, Blood Moon.

Al: He's a first-class flesh eater. He's got all the classic signs.
He's got the pale complexion, the beady eyes, the lustful stare.

Sam: Al? You just described yourself.

Al: "Vampires are not merely blood seekers. They are sexually obsessed.
And many of them possess insatiable carnal urges beyond the grave."
Now, what does that tell ya?

Sam: It tells me that vampires and holograms have a lot in common.

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