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Rich Matarese

  • The Three Stooges - Pie Fight

    The Three Stooges, a society party and lots of pies. Does it get any better? From the 1941 short, "In The Sweet Pie And Pie".
  • Nah, Yiddish isn't "almost gibberish." If you've got any knowledge of German, it's pretty near perfectly intelligible even though it's rich in slang peculiar to the culture, and it's got boatloads of borrow-words from Hebrew.

    My problem is that I can't make transcription of this "Indian Chief" dialogue conform reliably to what I know of German spelling rules.

    Mel Brooks Indian Chief

    • by rlnunix
    • 6 years ago
    Mel Brooks as the Indian Chief in Blazing Saddles
  • Alongside Night Official Music Video

    Over a year ago when I asked Soleil O'Neal-Schulman to compose a theme song for the Alongside Night movie based on the poem I'd written back in the 70's for the forematter of the novel I did not sp...
  • Ingeniously filmed and edited video. I don't particularly like the song, but my tastes don't jibe with those of the audience intended.

    What the hell is the controversy, anyway? Anatomy?

    Miley Cyrus - Wrecking Ball

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    Music video by Miley Cyrus performing Wrecking Ball. (C) 2013 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
  • Not quite. "MAN-MADE" global warming (by way of CO2 increase) is a load of shit.

    That much has been evident for more than thirty years.

    The experts explain the global warming myth: Richard Lindzen

    Richard Lindzen, PhD, is an atmospheric physicist and the Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Meteorology at Massachusetts Institue of Technology.
  • And the film closes with the Eagles dropping into close escort.

    Gah-dayum. Does the U.S. Air Force get better free publicity than this?

    Air Force One (8/8) Movie CLIP - The New Air Force One (1997) HD

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    The President (Harrison Ford) is secured aboard a military transport plane, which changes its ca...
  • The load-bearing stuff showing up at 0:26:23 includes the ghodawful M-1928 haversack with which the Army entered World War Two, and which had been replaced - to the relief of everybody ever issued 782 gear - with the combat field pack combination that the doggies adapted from the Marine Corps' M-1941 system in the last year of the Second World War.

    By 1952, it's doubtful that an Ordinance Corps detachment in Japan (or anywhere else) would use those damned things in any kind of testing.

    Willie and Joe Back at The Front (1952) Occupied Japan

    Back at The Front (USA, 1952)

    Bill Mauldin was editorial cartoonist enrolled in the US Army during War II who created a comic strip about two hapless grunts named Willie and Joe that became very...
  • Richard Rogers' theme and the opening sequence for this show - the progress of the American flag, from thirteen stars to fifty - have stayed with me all my life.

    It's amazing how good television - well-written, well-produced, well-acted - could make an impact on the psyche of a whole nation half a century ago.


    Opening theme of The Great Adventure' s "Go Down Moses" episode. air date November 1, 1963. The one hour historical anthology series aired on CBS Friday nights at 7:30pm eastern time.
  • Of course, you can't put a suppressor on most revolvers (except for the Nagant M1895) that's gonna work worth a damn.

    The gap between the cylinder and the barrel permits too much escape of the burning propellant (not to mention the sound-barrier-breaking noise of the projectile) to make a "silencer" worthwhile.

    Sherlock Holmes (2009) - Dinner jacket

    "Sherlock Holmes" by Guy Ritchie

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  • This "three major reversals" formula sounds precisely like SF author A.E. Van Vogt's advice on writing science fiction stories, given as pretty much his stock-in-trade on "writing track" panels at regional and world science fiction conventions decades ago.

    The Destructiveness of Formulaic Screenwriting

    Don't try to put plot points on specific page numbers, says the screenwriting guru.

    Question: What's the worst screenplay-writing advice
    you've ever heard? Robert McKee: That there are
  • So Ellsberg considers our Fraudulence-in-Chief unimpeachable because that motherless bastard is (almost) half-Negro, and indicting that hideous criminal would possibly delight "racists."

    Gah-dayum, but do these leftie-luzers ever STOP playing the "race card"?

    The workings of whatever the average "Liberal" uses in lieu of a moral compass (much less a mind) continues to precisely the same way that other metastatic high-grade cancers do.

    Daniel Ellsberg on Snowden, Manning, Government and Whistleblowers

    Daniel Ellsberg--the legend behind the pentagon papers--speaks about Edward Snowden, Bradley Manning, and the necessary business of government whistleblowing in this Buzzsaw interview. Mr. Ellsberg...
  • How long...before the American people start voting from the rooftops?


    "You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass."

    -- former Imperial Japanese naval officer, explaining why there was no consideration of invading the continental US in 1942

    Obama's Afraid of YOU | Snowden's Big Brother Alert

    Abby Martin gives an update on the Edward Snowden case, calling out the corporate media for their biased coverage, and citing seeking asylum is a human right guaranteed under the International Decl...
  • Superb - as always with Leslie Fish.

    However tyranny manifests, there will always be those who stand in opposition, futile though it may seem.

    "Master of the secret dark, are you so surprised to see / The ancient foe you should well know, come to spoil your victory?"

    The Challenger Lyrics

    At the request of the CD's publishers, I'm adding the link to where you can buy this gorgeous CD, "Avalon is Risen". It was independently published by a small company called "Prometheus Music", whi...
  • When it was first run, coming to the TV show from Bob Kane's original comic books, I thought the "campy" crap was hideous, a perversion of the classic themes and stories developed with ingenuity and dedication (and real respect for the readers) by the artists and writers under the constraints of the spastic-sphincter'd Comics Code Authority.

    Remember, the earlier ~Adventures of Superman~ series (1952-58) had played it straight, without such flagrant contempt for the superhero genre.

    Superhero Rewind: Batman (1966) Review

    "Batman," (1966). Adam West, Burt Ward. Directed by Leslie Martinson.
  • This is undoubtedly the BEST review of this film I've yet seen.

    Superhero Rewind: The Incredibles Review

    "The Incredibles," (2004). Directed by Brad Bird.
  • Apollo 11 commemoration ("Hope Eyrie")

    • by eg2b
    • 7 years ago
    Song written by Leslie Fish & performed by Julia Ecklar. From the CD "To Touch the Stars" -

    Video editor: Per Malm

    Higher res version now at: http://www.yout...
  • Of course, since 1999 there's been NO GLOBAL WARMING whatsoever, and with Climategate we've gotten confirmation that the whole "carbon pollution" crap about CO2 is a concerted fraud.

    Under that make-up, those guys' faces have gotta be red, haven't they?

    Blue Man Group

    A great clip!!!
  • I remember seeing this in theatrical release (as a "B" movie), and thinking of it as a triple-length ~Twilight Zone~ episode.

    Heinlein wouldn't publish ~Farnham's Freehold~ (yet another story hinging on the terrors of nuclear holocaust) until a couple of years later.

    Panic In The Year Zero (1962) American Nuclear Holocaust [full movie]

    A family of four leaves Los Angeles for a camping trip just before nuclear bombs destroy the city. As lawlessness prevails, the father must fight to keep his family alive.

    Fail Safe (2000) The Wor...
  • Carrey is a better actor - comic and otherwise - than he's been cast to be, or than he's allowed himself to be.

    Kick-Ass 2 Official Red Band Trailer #1 (2013) - Aaron Taylor-Johnson Movie HD

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  • Well, it's the work of a volunteer. If you believe you could do it better, contact LibriVox and offer them a sample of your recorded voice working the same manuscript (available from Gutenberg-dot-org).

    How d'you like Piper's story? Accounts of how the story was written (and its various permutations) have always interested me.

    Uller Uprising - FULL Audio Book - by H Beam Piper - Science Fiction & Fantasy Novel

    Uller Uprising - FULL Audio Book - by H Beam Piper - Science Fiction Novel

    Uller Uprising is the story of a confrontation between a human overlord and alien servants, with an ironic twist at the e...
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  • With his background in science (baccalaureate in Physics, 1948), Anderson was typical of early SF writers and fans, and despite his chops in fantasy, his approach to speculative fiction throughout had been predicated on reasoned assessment of the phenomenal universe.

    That he remained throughout his life eminently "marketable" in spite of changes such as the New Wave of the '60s speaks to the validity of his approach. He's still read today, and will continue to appeal for decades to come.

    Interview with Poul Anderson

    Norwescon 15
    Sheraton Hotel, Tacoma WA
    March 28, 1992
  • Domesticated predators - like cats and dogs - seem to need example and instruction to be taught how to express their "killer instinct."

    Here as in other instances, the nurturing instinct can come to the forefront, and a cat or dog will make a "pet" of an unthreatening animal which shares its habitat.

    It appears to explain how and why the fissiped predators fit so well into human households with infants and very young children.

    No Fear Mouse Cuddles Up Next To Kitten

    • by Petsami
    • 2 years ago
    Here's something you don't see very often! Watch as a mouse curls up next to a sleeping kitty.

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  • Not just "how it sounds" but also (and primarily) how it makes them FEEL.

    The "Liberal" tends to think and speak and act on the basis of emotion, not reasoned consideration of the issue under discussion.

    Add that to the fact that the "Liberal" is untrustworthy - without a sense of personal responsibility - and he senselessly projects his own unreliability and irresponsibility on his neighbors, what you've got is a guy who's not only a weasel but a PARANOID weasel in the bargain.

    John Stossel - Texas Vs California Gun Laws

    A comparison of gun policies and crime statistics in America's two most populated states.
  • "The latest polls I've seen show maybe a third of the population believes in anthropogenic global warming...."

    For a conjecture that had supposedly been "settled science," isn't it friggin' strange for anybody to talk about what a chunk of the U.S. population BELIEVES?

    Or is this a matter of religious faith and not a consideration of objectively verifiable reality subject to proof by way of evidence?

    None of which we've had from the climate "consensus" quacks in over 30 years of fraudulence.

    Noam Chomsky: How Climate Change Became a 'Liberal Hoax'

    In this sixth video in the series "Peak Oil and a Changing Climate" from The Nation and On The Earth Productions, linguist, philosopher and political activist Noam Chomsky talks about the Chamber o...
  • At about 10:00 PM local (when the ambassador called for help), two squadrons of F-16C strike aircraft were ready to spool up in Italy, with a forward airbase in Sicily for refueling, and elements could have been overhead to bring the enemy assault force under fire within about an hour and a half after the first pair of fighters took off.

    The 2 ex-SEAL security people held off the attackers until both were killed by mortar fire at about 4:00 AM.

    But the U.S. military was told to "stand down."

    Bill Maher Gets Owned by Glenn Greenwald Over Benghazi and Interventionism - May 10, 2013

    Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO.
    Aired May 10, 2013.
  • the close proving (yet again) that traffic accidents are more deadly over the long run for military personnel than experience in combat.

    Two Avro Ansons landed together after mid-air 1940

    The mid-air collision of two Avro Anson aircraft, on a training flight from No. 2 Service Flying Training School (2SFTS) based at Wagga Wagga, resulted in this dramatic and successful crash landing...
  • I've known men who'd served in strategic heavy (B-24, B-17) and medium (B-25, B-26) units during War Two, and mostly they recounted how much they'd hated the job, not only because of their own casualties and the agony of flying at high altitudes in unpressurized, unheated aircraft but also because of the devastation they couldn't avoid inflicting on civilian targets.

    They'd known what they were doing, and it ate at them even then. The fighter and tactical attack aircrews had it markedly better.

    Aircraft Graveyard scene from The Best Years of Our Lives

    By popular demand the entire aircraft graveyard scene from the 1946 movie "The Best Years of Our Lives" that I used in my B-17 movie (Bit O' Lace)
  • Andersonville? Yeah, where Confederate poverty and starvation was reflected in the population of Union prisoners who remained there because Lincoln's government refused exchange and parole for them.

    Camp Douglas (in Chicago) was deliberately run as an EXTERMINATION lager from 1863 through the close of the war, with the camp commandant (for example) deliberately denying the prisoners access to fresh vegetables for no other purpose than to subject them to scurvy and other diseases.


    Gettysburg, 1st Day: Reynolds Arrives

    • by Zappiss
    • 6 years ago
    Fighting continues as Reynolds' First Corps reinforces Buford's cavalry.

    From the movie Gettysburg.
  • I've taken some particular note of Nataly's skill with the base guitar.

    Not too many female musicians are willing to skill themselves on such an un-"sexy" instrument, but she does fine work with it.

    My Terrible Friend- I Started a Joke (the Bee Gees)

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    My Terrible Friend is a collaboration between Lauren O'Connell and Nataly Dawn.
  • Did Sheffield have a stunt double? The risk of injury in some of those scenes had to have been such that the production company couldn't have allowed Sheffield to do his own gags with the chance he might get too bashed-up to keep with the filming schedule.

    Tarzan & Boy

    Excerpts from "Tarzan Finds a Son!" (1939)
  • Back in the '70s, this blooper reel was screened at most of the major science fiction conventions, and I got stuck with operating the projector in one of the film rooms during the wee hours of one extremely drunken Saturday night.

    On one of the interminable re-runs of this damned thing, rather than rewinding the film I just ran it backwards, end to beginning.

    The audience, instead of leaving in disgust, roared with laughter and demanded it that way again.

    Trekkies. Even then....


    • by rodday
    • 7 years ago
    Bloopers from the original series from the 60`s.
  • Surprisingly good miniatures work, especially for the late '50s/early '60s production values on what had to have been shoestring budgets.

    Adapt, improvise, and overcome. .

    Fireball XL5 - Start & Theme Song

    I wish I was a space man.
    The fastest guy alive.
    I'd fly you round the universe,
    In Fireball XL-5.
    Way out in space together,
    Compass of the sky,
    My heart would be a fireball,
    A fireball,
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