Sunday, September 20, 2015

Flip That Scarf! THE Doctor is Back.

In Case there are Doctor who fans that don't know -  BBC America has started running episodes from Tom Baker's Doctor Who years (1974-81) under the promo "Breakfast with Baker" (since the episodes are running (mostly) in the early morning).  As an aside to my kids (who would watch with me when you could only catch the Doctor on PBS in the US) - "Time to dust off the dancin' shoes for the Doctor Who Dance." 
If you don't get it - you're probably  not a parent.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

I Don't Wanna Grow Up............

Okay, it was a little chilly when I got up this morning (55 degrees) and after I slipped my jacket on and got comfy in my recliner (coffee- check, book - check, throw blanket - check) I chuckled.    I was buttoning my Superman jacket over my long-sleeved Batman tee, wearing my Ninja Turtle sleep pants over ( and this might be TMI for some) my Flash boxer-briefs.  What can I say?   And  the throw blanket over my legs - Doctor Who!  In some respects I think I will always be a paradox - an old kid! 
I still enjoy reading comics, watching (some) cartoons, and cheesy Sci-Fi! 
But what inspired this post originally was my thinking about something that shaped my childhood/early adulthood that is no longer around.   That is (drum roll please) Saturday Morning Cartoons!  Now you can watch cartoons at any time of the day or night - and I do sometimes.  But nothing can bring back the anticipation I used to have for the Saturday in September in which the new Saturday Morning Cartoon Block would be unveiled.  Now, thanks to magazines and newspapers, I would already know what shows would appear and in what order.  So I planned my viewing accordingly.  Deciding which shows I did not want to miss.  No tivo, No VCR back in those days.  (After all I'm 60  - and almost a half). :-)  Man those were the days.
Don't get me wrong.  I wanted to grow up, have a family, but as Joni Mitchell so aptly sang "You don't know what you got - til its gone!" 
Ya know - there are so many cartoon channels now, I would love to see one start running the Saturday Morning lineup (on Saturday mornings) again from the 60's and/or 70's.  That would be cool.  But I'd have to have my coffee.  Milk just doesn't do it for me in the morning any more.
Everyone have a great day!

Saturday, September 12, 2015

KUNG Fury - A Must See!

It is  so bad , it's great !! . You will "" Like it" OR "Hate it"   Kung Fury is about a kung fu cop from 1985 who goes back in time to fight Hitler and the Nazis. It has a runtime of just over 30minutes.  Its a heck of a ride with cheesy dialogue, over the top action, and retro music. It has Nazis, Vikings (including Thor), Dinosaurs, and David Hasslehoff all stirred in.  It makes every minute entertaining. Dedicated to the 80s style, its like a train wreck (but better) - you just can't turn away.

Everything harkens to the 80's:  First. Music & Background score: Electric drum with synthesizer & guitar  2nd. Action: Martial art movies , Japanese Animation, Video games, ,reference from the buddy cop movies (Super- Cop / Lethal Weapon)..etc  It's an entirely reference oriented movie.  But still, this movie is original & stands out! If you remember the 80's, at all, you will love it.  Its very over the top and makes no apologies.  I've already watched it twice and saved it on my Tivo list.
Everyone Have a Great Day!

Sunday, September 6, 2015

The weekend that is/was.......

It is currently just after 2 pm on Sunday afternoon and we (DKW & I) will be packing to go back home very shortly.  We came to Hattiesburg to see MSU open their season with Southern Miss in a very late starting (9 pm) TV game.  There were a lot of first game jitters and mistakes but State pulled away late to win by 18 (34-16).  Its said that the most improvement that a team will make occurs between games 1 and 2.  Lets hope so, because MSU will be at home next week hosting LSU.  Because rain and lightning forced the cancellation of LSU's game with McNeese State yesterday they will only play 11 games this year,  with the MSU game being their first.  On the personal side, we had a very nice time visiting and staying with DKW's friends, Teralyn and Andrew.
On Friday past, SHS defeated West Point 16-0 to go 2-1 on the year.  The next game is at home with first time foe, Kipp Collegiate (out of Memphis, TN).  Starkville will be heavily favored and it should be a game in which most, if not all, the players get to see some time on the field.  After the closely contested first 3 games of the year it will be nice to have a bit of a break.
I'll try to write more soon.  Everyone have a great day!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Football In Earnest

Watching the teams warm-up
This weekend the college football season will get underway for most of the country.  There is a game or two on Thursday (9/3), several Friday night, and a cornucopia of events to choose from on Saturday (9/5).  (To top the weekend off, the NFL season starts on Sunday.  FOOOOOOOTBAALLLLLLLL! (Eyes glazed, mouth drooling.)  And just so we don't forget - High School football on Friday night also. 
Now, my SHS Yellow Jackets evened their season record up at 1 & 1 as they handled Tupelo High (in the Little Egg Bowl) on a nation-wide ESPNU broadcast last Friday (8/25).  This coming Friday we play at West Point High (local radio only).  Starkville is favored in this one.
Mississippi State kicks off their season on Saturday down at Hattiesburg (MS) as the Southern Miss Golden Eagles play victim to  host the Bulldogs.  Depending on which web site you look at, MSU is favored by anywhere from 14 to 27 points. If Dak is on his game and gets good protection, I think it could be more than that.
SO, whatever team you support.  Enjoy a game or six this weekend.  I'm gonna try to.
Everyone have a great day!