Friday, November 24, 2006


In light of last night's prodigious demonstration of gustatory prowess on the part of the 13 Old Men we know as the Elders, there will be no Friday Silly Movie Of My Youth Of The Day today.

(And mostly in light of the fact that I expect a maximum of about 4 visitors to the blog today.)

Indeed, that baker's dozen geezers ate so much turkey they're still sleeping off the tryptophan haze this morning. And the snoring! The farting! Good god.

Anyway, the FSMOMYOTD will be back, as scheduled, next Friday. Knowing full well that no one's gonna respond to my query, I'll nonetheless ask . . . any requests? (And please know full well, yourselves, that I may not be able, willing, or up to the task of fulfilling those requests, but I'll ask nonetheless.)

So enjoy the extra time you'll now have! Think of the added freedom, not reading a 14,000 word treatise on some obscure flick.


Anonymous John Royal said...

Well, since The Elders refuse to watch "Xanadu," I would like to suggest "Aiport '79: The Concorde," or "The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh."

12:58 PM  
Blogger Otto Man said...

If the old men are taking requests, I'd love to see a post on Death Race 2000 or Night of the Lepus.

The first has David Carradine, Sylvester Stallone, and in a minor role, Fred "Gopher" Grandy in a killing-racing spree, while the second has DeForrest Kelley ("Bones" from Star Trek) doing battle with giant killer zombie bunny rabbits.

No, I'm not drunk.

2:44 PM  
Blogger DED said...

Death Race 2000 would be a good choice.

I'd also throw a nod towards The Towering Inferno.

But I like the surprises that the committee comes up.

6:08 PM  
Blogger DED said...

Just got hit with another one: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes.

6:09 PM  
Blogger Otto Man said...

Disaster films would be perfect for this feature, what with the B-list celebrities and the improbable plots. Bring it on.

11:44 AM  
Blogger Ed in Westchester said...

Christopher Lambert

Sean Connery slipping between different accents.

The guy who plays the main foe (Clancy Brown) goes on to be a guest star on ER, Lost, and the main baddy on Carnivale.

Sword fights.


A love story of course.

Unintentional comedy abounds.

And yes, it is one of my favorite movies of all time.

10:15 AM  
Anonymous Mike said...

Well, the recommendations seem to be falling generally into three categories:

1. Disaster Flicks.
2. Car Chase flicks.
3. Preposterous Plot Sports Flicks.

The members of The Committee wish to remind you, however, that they can only "do" movies that a majority of them have actually seen.

So, some of the fine suggestions so far have been rejected to the Committee's stringent and unyielding by-laws.

That being said, some of the movies have analogs, sequels, prequels, related-subject-matter-quels, and the like. So, assuming "ballpark" counts, this may work out.

And . . . The Elders inform me the request lines are still open and being manned by the croaky-voiced codgers themselves.

3:47 PM  
Anonymous Barry said...

How about "The 50 foot woman" or "Them"? Both were 'stinkers' but great fun to watch now.
btw - even though I rarely leave comments, I do like your blog. Fun, sometimes plain goofy, and generally a little thought-provoking.
Keep on bloggin'

6:18 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

sometimes plain goofy

Well, good to see no mission creep setting in.

generally a little thought-provoking

Uh-oh! This could develop into a trouble spot.

6:38 PM  

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