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by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Tue May 19, 2009 1:54 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Forrest J. Ackerman dies at 92
Replies: 12
Views: 2574

Over the years there were various plans to preserve and showcase his massive collection. I remember reading (circa the early-to-mid-'80s) that the California Science Center was going to take it. A few years later, it was announced (in Storyboard magazine, I believe) that the Disney-MGM Studios was g...
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Tue May 19, 2009 1:26 pm
Forum: Modern Calendar of Events
Topic: Film about monorails showing on June 4 in Los Angeles, CA
Replies: 1
Views: 126

Film about monorails showing on June 4 in Los Angeles, CA

Where: The Echo Park Film Center (in Los Angeles) see: http://www.echoparkfilmcenter.org/ When: Thursday June 4 at 8pm Cost: A $5 donation will be requested. What: Monorail: The Intelligent Alternative (produced by The Monorail Society) makes a compelling case that monorails are, in fact, far more f...
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Tue May 19, 2009 11:42 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Monorail: The Intelligent Alternative (film) showing 6-4-09
Replies: 2
Views: 1270

It's going to be at the Echo Park Film Center (http://www.echoparkfilmcenter.org/) at 8pm on Thurs. June 4th. A representative of the Monorail Society will speak afterwards. A $5 donation will be requested.

I'll re-post this info. under "events" along with more details about the film.
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Mon May 11, 2009 3:37 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Monorail: The Intelligent Alternative (film) showing 6-4-09
Replies: 2
Views: 1270

Monorail: The Intelligent Alternative (film) showing 6-4-09

This film, produced by the Monorail Society, will be shown in L.A. at the Echo Park Film Center in the evening of Thursday June 4. I'll post more details as soon as they become available.
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:10 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Life After People - History Channel
Replies: 9
Views: 1504

As some have probably noticed, Life After People is now a weekly series (in 10 parts): http://www.history.com/content/life_after_people/schedule The billboard advertising it shows Vegas covered in sand and tumbleweeds. (I wonder which episode will show that?) Of course, Damnation Alley depicted an a...
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:22 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: designboom e-mag shows solar cars
Replies: 1
Views: 1136

Re: designboom e-mag shows solar cars

Wow! That one concept by Honda (it looks like something from Blade Runner but brighter and cleaner) reminds me of Magic Highway U.S.A. with its ability to divide into smaller cars.
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:16 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: BUCKMINSTER FULLER’s Dymaxion: A dream that died at takeoff
Replies: 4
Views: 1157

I was just reading more about the Dymaxion home. There's a books called Design Like You Give a Damn with a chapter about it. The home was designed--in 1929-- with wind power generators; interior lighting with minimal lighting sources--the light was redirected by a system of mirrors in the ceiling; a...
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:07 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Sid & Marty Krofft profile
Replies: 3
Views: 1236

I recently saw a preview of the upcoming Land of the Lost movie. I thought it looked pretty entertaining, even though I'm tired of remakes, and the Rick Marshall character has been reinvented into almost a human Jar Jar Binks.
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:22 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: New film: Who Killed the Electric Car?
Replies: 43
Views: 11142

Here's a recent article about the air car and plans to bring it to the U.S.

http://finance.yahoo.com/family-home/ar ... %27s-Roads
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:46 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: "Ride's over at Coney Island amusement park"
Replies: 0
Views: 1023

"Ride's over at Coney Island amusement park"

By RICHARD PYLE, Associated Press Writer Mon Sep 8, 6:29 AM ET NEW YORK - When reports circulated over the weekend of a last-minute deal to keep Coney Island's historic Astroland amusement park open for another year, owner Carol Hill Albert was not amused. Indeed, her tone was bitter as she describe...
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Sat Aug 30, 2008 8:23 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Farrell's is on the Way Back
Replies: 16
Views: 4782

Wow, thanks!!
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Sat Aug 30, 2008 8:20 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: BUCKMINSTER FULLER’s Dymaxion: A dream that died at takeoff
Replies: 4
Views: 1157

Thanks for the pix and info.!! Are you familiar with a documentary called "Ecological Design: Inventing the Future"? Part of it focuses on Bucky, and many of the designers who speak in it were greatly inspired by him. There's movie footage of the Dymaxion car maneuvering on a city street a...
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Thu Jul 31, 2008 7:31 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Kubrick's The Shining set recreated
Replies: 1
Views: 1099

Seeing those twins again--even in this behind-the-scenes footage--gave me the creeps!

I've been to the hotel in Oregon where some of the exteriors were filmed.
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Thu Jul 31, 2008 7:20 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Remakes
Replies: 0
Views: 1099

Remakes

I think remakes can be a good idea, but lately, IMHO, too many classics have been tampered with (e.g., Charlie/Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Planet of the Apes). But I thought it would be quite a while before Rocky Horror Picture Show would ever be remade--but one is underway: http://www...
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Thu Jul 31, 2008 7:05 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Are there any other obsessive NETFLIX consumers out there?
Replies: 28
Views: 3433

Laser Blast was actually made before Star Wars came out, but because of the latter's success, extra effects were added to Laser Blast (i.e., new scenes of the stop-motion-animated aliens were added) as well as a shot of a Star Wars billboard blowing up. The blond-haired protagonist was played by the...
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Thu Jul 31, 2008 6:55 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Sid & Marty Krofft profile
Replies: 3
Views: 1236

The Kroffts have recently created a MySpace page:

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fu ... c8a9eddbed
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Wed Jul 30, 2008 11:32 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: New film: Who Killed the Electric Car?
Replies: 43
Views: 11142

If you look at the special features on the DVD, there's a short about the demise of street cars across the U.S. There's a page for "Who Killed the Electric Car" on MySpace. It's on my friends list. I've been noticing electric cars on the street lately. A lot of those charging stations are ...
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Tue May 20, 2008 3:33 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Magic Highway USA (1958)
Replies: 3
Views: 1130

One of the ideas in the film which I still hope to see realized is the flying ambulance-fire truck-accident-cleaner-upper, which clears up accidents in moments. It looks like part of this prediction may finally be coming true: http://blog.wired.com/defense/2008/05/the-potential-o.html?npu=1&mbi...
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Mon May 12, 2008 1:19 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Electric Mustang
Replies: 1
Views: 430

Wooah!! Whoever owns that car must score a lot!
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Mon May 12, 2008 12:56 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Bungalow News in Pasadena to close? Closed?
Replies: 2
Views: 242

Bungalow News in Pasadena to close? Closed?

This is what someone who lives in the SGV tells me, and given the increase of newsstands in the area, it sounds plausible. A few years ago, I was talking to an employee there who said Bungalow News had been there since the '50s (although, initially it was in another location closetr to Lake). A few ...
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:58 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Disneyland Revives 'House of Future'
Replies: 9
Views: 1891

Re: In other words

Their plopping down a 5000 sf McMansion in the middle of Disneyland and all the innovative (and probably superflous space) will just be on the highly corporate sponsored inside. I'd hope that a new House of the Future would incorporate at least some stuff along the lines of Eco-Home in Silverlake. ...
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Tue Mar 11, 2008 9:32 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: New monorails at Disneyland
Replies: 5
Views: 975

Thanks for the updates. It looks to me like they've managed to make the new monorail retro and futuristic at the same time (just my reaction).
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Sat Mar 08, 2008 10:39 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Life After People - History Channel
Replies: 9
Views: 1504

Re: I perused

the book at the bookstore and the show pretty much parallels the book. The author of this book, The World Without Us, was interviewed on the radio last week. It can be downloaded at this site: http://www.jonwiener.com/ (listed under March 4, 2008). It looks like listeners might have to listen to di...
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Wed Feb 20, 2008 10:32 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Magic Highway USA (1958)
Replies: 3
Views: 1130

Many years ago, I read that the Autopia at Euro Disneyland was to implement parts of Magic Highway U.S.A., but to this day, I still haven't seen any pix of it. One of the ideas in the film which I still hope to see realized is the flying ambulance-fire truck-accident-cleaner-upper, which clears up a...
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Tue Feb 19, 2008 12:38 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Disneyland Revives 'House of Future'
Replies: 9
Views: 1891

Wow! The pix at the first link are amazing! I didn't know these pix existed. If you search around here you'll find some good stuff on the Monsanto House of the Future... These will get you started: http://www.lottaliving.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=9848&highlight=monsanto http://www.lottaliving.com/b...
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Tue Feb 19, 2008 12:22 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Life After People - History Channel
Replies: 9
Views: 1504

Re: I saw it back when first

broadcast.. Woulda been more interesting to see LA or Las Vegas (decay in the desert).....seemed mostly NY centric. Why didn't it speculate on that or the silting up (and eventual topping) of Hoover dam or the whole State water project go unmaintained and the whole levee/dikes in the Delta or in Ho...
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Wed Feb 13, 2008 4:41 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Disneyland Revives 'House of Future'
Replies: 9
Views: 1891

From the article: The ''House of the Future,'' a pod-shaped, all-plastic dwelling that quickly seemed quaint closed its doors a decade later. I'm too young to have been through the original (I was born about two months after it closed), but I've never heard of anyone describing it as "quaint.&q...
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Mon Feb 11, 2008 5:42 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: The Smurfs Turn 50!!! Smurf 3-D Movie in Offing!!!
Replies: 0
Views: 287

The Smurfs Turn 50!!! Smurf 3-D Movie in Offing!!!

I meant to post this weeks ago, but I've been having computer trouble. "Les Schtroumpfs," as they're called in Belgium, sprang from the imagination of cartoonist Pierre Culliford -- under the nom de plume of Peyo -- in his 1958 medieval comic strip. Originally introduced as supporting char...
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Tue Feb 05, 2008 9:37 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Life After People - History Channel
Replies: 9
Views: 1504

I just watched it yesterday. Someone tivo'd it for me. There's some pretty amazing imagery in it! IMO, it's vastly more interesting than other movies that have depicted cities reclaimed by nature (such as Battlefield Earth, where automobiles, street signs, and even a miniature golf course survive 1,...

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