Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Losing Focus

Just why were Brian May and Freddie Mercury so obsessed with fat bottomed girls and bicycles anyway, BuzzardBilly?

I've been pondering that question most of the day, since I listened to Queen's Greatest Hits on the way to work this morning. I used to wonder what "got a mousche" meant. For years. Then I discovered the lyrics to Bohemian Rhapsody are "scaramouche, scaramouche...," and refer most likely to a dramatic character in a play, named after some novel or something-or-other from the early 20th century.

Who cares? I can't get the damn thing outta my head!

Things get stuck there sometimes, and it takes some purging to become somewhat functional again. Here's the vent:

I may be delusional, but there seems to be a Baldwin brother on every reality series on TV.

Finally! Others are starting to see through Oprah's shallow facade. Wonder if I can get tickets to her show soon? When public opinion starts to tank, O starts giving away cars!

There is some speculation that Morbius, The Living Vampire will be the villain in the upcoming Spider-Man 4 flick, directed by Sam Raimi. If Morbius is the villain I predict it'll be the best Spidey flick ever, with the evil dead and his army of darkness carrying out their simple plan to drag Peter Parker to hell.
(Whew...that was a stretch.)

No matter how many times I saw it, I always laughed at the opening of Married With Children, when Peg Bundy dropped her cigarette butt into the salad she was making.

Despite feeling as though I was again sitting in Mrs. Dietz's Biology class at Summersville Junior High School--where I ruled the back row, by the way-- I loved the recent series on the classification of West Virginia hot dogs. Do yourself a solid and read it at the West Virginia Hot Dog Blog. Stanton, Chris James and Big Daddy are always informative and entertaining, but this series was exceptional. I could smell the chili from the picture those guys used to illustrate the Utilitarian Dog.

Did I mention Oprah has some detractors?

Man, I gotta see a movie soon...

11 comments:

primalscreamx said...

Yeah, but Morbius isn't a real vampire. No baby vampires. No zombies. I'd love to see Morbius and the Lizard (since they screwed up the Sandman story) or maybe Kraven.

The Film Geek said...

Yeah, it would be cool. I geeked out for minute about the description I used for the film, but couldn't figure out any other way to includs as many Raimi movie titles as I did in the sentence.

Paul Higginbotham said...

It wouldn't surprise me if they went in the vampire direction to capitalize on the Twilight craze. But I don't care if the villain is a cranky Phyllis Dyller as long as the script is better than part 3. Emo Spidey FTL.

Chris James said...

Did the Stonewall Jackson Diner have good dogs? I only ever got their fried chicken.

Spike Nesmith said...

Go see "Up". It's absolutely stunning.

The Film Geek said...

I remember the Stonewall made a great cheeseburger. A GREAT cheeseburger. But I can't remember eating a hot dog there...

Spike: I hope to see UP this weekend. Write about it (or talk about it on your show), and let me know what you thought.

Jackie said...

Where did you steal "Do yourself a solid" from? Oh yeah...me. Now that's integrity!!

Really, maybe you should consider blogging about actually doing stuff....instead of about what other people are doing/done. It must be kinda sad to be you Film Geek. But at least your in uh, sad company.

The Film Geek said...

I thought I stole it from NYPD Blue, where Andy said it ,like, every other episode for the ten years or so it was on. Maybe that's where you got it too.

Regardless, I doubt I owe you anyroyalties from the copyright of a pretty common phrase.

Jackie said...

You admit you stole it. That in itself speaks a lot about your character...or lack of. Integrity, integrity, integrity Film Geek! Work on that or your new boyfriend is gonna drop you like he drops seven-sided-dice...

Anonymous said...

Maybe you just shouldn't say "do yourself a solid" regardless of where it came from!! It doesn't suit you. -Cara

Anonymous said...

We saw Up and I was incredibly depressed afterwards :)

Skip "Drag Me To Hell" if you can. You'll FEEL like you're in hell anyway.

Dianne