Monthly Archives: March 2011

Fear & Rango in Las Vegas

Don Knotts. John Huston from Chinatown. Threatensome inbred bumpkins from Deliverance. Clint Eastwoods’ The Man with No Name. The yodeling from Raising Arizona. What else do you want from an animated movie? Oh, yes, Johnny Depp! And a cameo by … Continue reading

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Scooby Who?

I used to be a Scooby-Doo expert. That is, there was a time when I could say that I’d seen every Scooby-Doo show multiple times, and was knowledgeable about every single story. But somewhere along they way, they lost me. … Continue reading

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What I Like About Foreign Films

Some people have problems with subtitles in movies. Not me. 5 minutes into the film, and I don’t even notice that I’m reading subtitles any more. They become invisible to me, and somehow I just know what they’re saying. It’s … Continue reading

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Does Moses Have a Tree Named After Him?

The Joshua tree is a yucca plant that can play basketball. You can tell that it’s not just an unusually tall yucca plant because, unlike the yucca, it doesn’t have little white vegetal hairs growing on the leaves. Early Mormon … Continue reading

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What I Hate about the Grand Canyon

Depending on how you look at it, visiting the Grand Canyon on March 1st is either just in time, or just too late. From December thru the end of February, you get to drive along the roads to all the … Continue reading

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No Trilobites Allowed

By order of the fire marshall. If you knew what trilobites do like I know what trilobites to, you’d say so too! But at least they’re not tribbles. Head on over to my Zazzle page to buy this and more … Continue reading

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Tomorrow, El Morro

Long ago I stumbled upon Lava Beds National Monument in the far north of California. It’s an outrageous place, with all sorts of volcanoes and lava flows reminiscent of fresh ones in Hawaii, and tunnels with year-round ice, and the … Continue reading

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Loosely Speaking, Strictly Ballroom

I first heard of Baz Luhrmann from his 1998 CD Something For Everybody. There was 1 song on there that I’d heard somewhere and desperately wanted. It’s the “Wear Sunscreen” one, the words of which were once attributed to Kurt … Continue reading

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Where to go?

Sometimes you just know. From somewhere deep beyond your uvula you hear the words: “This year we go to Indianapolis!” ┬áSometimes you’re not so sure, and from somewhere past your sinuses you hear: “Or maybe Albuquerque?” Besides the Best in … Continue reading

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Truly Pro Auto and Service

Imagine that you’re driving your car somewhere in the Imperial Valley of Southern California. All of a sudden you realize: There’s something terribly wrong with my vehicle. Whatever shall I do? I don’t know how to fix it! Do you?!!! … Continue reading

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