Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Top of the Music Chart and more...

Eric Cowperthwaite, an acquaintance on Facebook asked, “What was the #1 song on the day you were born? Copy and paste this to your profile…write the answer as a comment…”

So I wrote in his comment section. “Mule Train by Frankie Lane was at the top of the charts when I was born. He's more known for Ghost Writers in the Sky and Rawhide. Rock and Roll had yet to be born, guess that makes me”

Interesting side point, I watched one of Gene Autry’s cowboy movies, Riders in the Sky, just last week. The song was sung at the beginning and end of the show; the way Gene made most of his movies. You’ll notice how I spelled “Riders” in my original comment; must be one of those “hearing challenged” things that surfaced as in imperfect memory.

Another goofy challenge going around Facebook has to do with movies. Linda Sanders posted, “It’s movie line week here on Facebook. Cut and paste this to your status, and in the comment box write your favorite line from a movie and see how many people know the movie and the lines! Don’t forget to comment on your friend’s movie lines.”

“We don’t need no stinkin’ badges”, came to mind since it may be one of the most often borrowed and then “changed to fit” lines from a movie, at least to my knowledge; just change the last word and it becomes quite useful.

There’s a “B” movie, Fakers, I caught the other day when I got tired of watching Ice Dancing competition at the Olympics. I’m not alone on this; some of you may have increased your movie watching during other Olympic events like Curling; gosh and oh by golly that was exciting. “It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood”, watching Mr. Rogers put on his sweater and soft shoes while waiting for the next “rock” to go tearing down the ice.

Back to the movie, Fakers; here’s the short version , “Nick Edwards owes £50,000 and has no way of paying-off wannabe crime lord Foster Wright. This is until he stumbles across a lost sketch by legendary Italian artist Antonio Fraccini. Problem is it's only worth £15,000. A plan is hatched to forge the drawing, and sell it to five Mayfair galleries within an hour before anyone cottons onto the fact that there's a scam going down.”

Okay, so the movie isn’t all that great and there’s mild nudity, a woman being sketched while half naked; but it has to do with an artist so it really was done tastefully. I liked the way it finished; all the pieces of fakery coming together when needed the most, a reason to smile. The link to watch the movie trailer didn’t work so unless you purchase the movie at some clearance table trying to get rid of low budget movies you may never get to see this one. I tried to find it on Videos on Demand and it wasn’t listed, not even when it was playing on their cable system that same day; go figure.

Spring training has started; Astros pitchers and catchers are tuning it up. Baseball may not cure the economy, stop Iraq from building nuclear warheads to take out all the infidels or do anything about global warming; but it makes for a better diversion than Curling. “We don't need no stinkin' Curling!”


T. F. Stern said...

I'll correct a slight typo here in the comment section, that last paragraph listed Iraq; but should have been Iran. Sorry if I've triggered any further unrest in the Middle East. Thanks for bringing that to my attention Peter.

Oopps, isn't that what the fellow said when he accidentally pushed the button launching a missile from a silo in Nebraska aimed at Moscow?

Starsplash said...

Hey on the curlers thing. I knew to world champions back in the day.
(cough) 32 years ago. Famous men in my old home town of Superior Wisconsin.

Played in the first curling compitetion of the Olympics. Got the bronze or something like that.