Wednesday, September 29, 2010

New car

With the considerable help from my brother and his wife, Mary and I purchased a new car: a 2009 Chevy HHR. While we've bought our share of cars in the past, for some reason – largely financial – I was quite worried about the process. I deeply appreciate the help my brother gave me as he absolutely loves buying cars – God bless him.

With our road trip to Rock and Shock coming up – yes soon the pimping of our booth will begin on this blog and on Facebook – Dogboy has declared the new ride "the party car." I'll have the get the DVD system and wet bar installed before then!

Mark also did the following graphic. There is only one mistake: It's silver grey! Lucky has not ridden in it as yet nor has he christened the tires, but I'm sure he will on both counts soon.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Do you ever forget what you have? And why you have it? I stumbled across a copy of "The Penguin Film Review," a slight paperback book from 1948. I think I picked it up at a tag sale and I had forgotten about it. When I found it I realized why I have bought it.

It has an essay by Fritz Lang, a director I much admire, about happy endings and it reveal interesting things about him. I was hooked when he admitted he didn't know how to create suspense.

He said that out his successes and failures he had "developed a kind of automatic reflex device that guides my work."

I thought my fellow film fans would appreciate the chance of reading what Lang thought about story construction and how a story ends. He was one of the greats.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Stuff on eBay

I'm starting to go through stuff that I've been lugging around for years and out it slowly but surely in eBay. I wish I could simply sell it at a show, but that is far more expensive and labor intensive that the 20 minutes or so it takes to something on eBay.

In one way I'm reluctant to part with any original art from my very limited collection, but in this case it doesn't make any sense to hang onto to the painting seen here.

I'm going to go through my still collection as well, but even in this age of being able to scan an image and sell the original I'm reluctant to let the best go.

Here's the link to the vampire painting

Here's a "Chicken Run" action figure set.

And here is the link to the factory sealed Popeye set.

I've got two of of the Popeye sets, if anyone locally is interested. More stuff to follow.