So this weekend I spent most of Saturday sitting on the couch and going through some old movies. Well, when I say old movies I'm not talking Gone With The Wind, but more 80's stuff like Escape from New York.... yeah the one with Adrienne Barbeau. If you recall the glider scene -- shown very briefly at 0:55 in the trailer -- you have to remember this is way the fuck back in 1981 and there was no such thing as CGI imagery. The wire-frame computer graphics on the display screens in the glider were not actually computer generated, as computers capable of 3D wire-frame imaging were too expensive when the film was made. To generate the "wire-frame" images, special effects designers built a model of the city, painted it black, attached glow-in-the-dark tape to the model buildings in an orderly grid, and moved a camera with a black light through the model city. That's it. This cutting edge effect was done with five bucks and a trip to the hardware store and the model of the city set was repainted and reused for Blade Runner. Also, here's another tidbit of trivia: there's an opening bank robbery scene which never made the movie release.
And the additional shot of Adrienne Barbeau's death -- shot in Carpenter's and Barbeau's driveway long after principal shooting was completed -- was added after a then teen-aged J.J. Abrams suggested it to Carpenter. Abrams saw an early cut because his father worked for the studio that produced the film, and pointed out to Carpenter that Maggie's death was never fully established.
Roman numerals, the numeric system used in ancient Rome employs combinations of letters from the Latin alphabet to signify values. The Roman numeral system is a cousin of Etruscan numerals. Use of Roman numerals continued after the decline of the Roman Empire. From the 14th century on, Roman numerals began to be replaced in most contexts by more convenient Hindu-Arabic numerals; however this process was gradual, and the use of Roman numerals in some minor applications continues to this day. Roman numerals are still commonly used in generational suffixes for males who share the same name across generations: II for the second generation, III for the third, etc.
Hey fatass, you're gonna have to get back in shape so you don't look like a total stooge while hitting the books. Plus with all the time spent jockeying a desk doing home work, you're going to need all the workout help you can get; nine inexpensive pieces of exercise equipment that really work and don't just fall under the "As Seen on TV" bins that take up the corner of every Goodwill in your city.
Big cats, they're scary. This one swims a river to eat a Caiman alligator. Jon
My late father always told me that this was the "Holy Grail" to American gun ownership. I stumbled across it on Ebay and wanted to share it with you. Great stuff!! Ray
I'll tell you what else you can find on eBay: do a search for Captain Morgan visor and I bet you can find a visor just like this one.
Here's my mothafuckin' farm: three armed men jump out of a car to rob a man who had just finished withdrawing money from an ATM. What they didn't know, was that man was a lead farmer, mustafucka! On that note, here are the most popular concealed carry handguns under $300.
International Delight is a brand of specialty creamers found in many North American coffee shops, delicatessens and grocery stores. The product is distributed by the Dean Foods' White Wave Foods. The rich, continental flavor of International Delight's French Vanilla has been a signature of Parisian cafes for decades. Originating in the French style of ice cream, a little French Vanilla in your cup helps you ease into that smooth, subtle Parisian state of mind. Available at grocery stores in pints and quarts, and at your local convenience store coffee bar; and also available in convenient creamer singles.
Ernie- Long time fan, former neighbor of yours (I am in NH), sometime financial supporter (when I can swing it), and I guess I have a bit of a reputation for having passed on some of your better pix over the years, "where DO you find this shit???" Anyway, I heat with wood, and I got a little complacent with my log splitter this spring. Here's the results. Don't try this at home. I took off the top of my thumb and nearly removed my entire index finger. The good folks at Mass General work kinds enough to sew it back. After 3 months, I decided it wasn't working well, and I need to move on, so I had it 2/3s removed. Tell your viewers if they enjoy this post, please support LBEH.org, keep up the great work. FYI, I have hundreds of pix of this shitting thing that passes for a finger. If these don't cut it, let me know, I will send you some more. Rob
Old and busted: meteor in Russia. The new hotness: meteor in Mexico. As you might suspect, it was slower and lazier.
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, acting through the Attorney General's office brought a consumer protection enforcement action against the defendant, Fremont Investment & Loan claiming that in originating and servicing 14,578 loans, 50-60 percent of such loans were “subprime” mortgage loans on borrowers' homes between 2004 and 2007 acted unfairly and deceptively. Fremont's ability to foreclose on loans with features that the judge described as presumptively unfair. As of June 2, 2008, Fremont Investment & Loan was acquired by Litton Loan Servicing, a community-oriented financial institution, provides financial products and services for individuals, families, and businesses in California.
Also, here is some later Escape From New York by commentary Kurt Russell and then Ernest Borgnine.
i'm not making an analogy to wwii... then immediately makes analogy to wwii