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by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Tue Feb 05, 2008 9:26 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Are there any other obsessive NETFLIX consumers out there?
Replies: 28
Views: 2944

I've found a second use for the flap of paper that's left over when you prepare the return envelope: when I have to mail a check and I'm out of opaque envelopes, I wrap it in the flap.
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Fri Dec 28, 2007 6:17 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Original Star Trek goes digital
Replies: 8
Views: 592

I think it's unfortunate that our society obsesses so much on technical perfection over content (seemingly). Sometimes I think modern visual effects can even be a distraction. There's something to be said, IMO, for encouraging the audience use its imagination. I also tend to dislike "special ed...
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Tue Dec 18, 2007 7:05 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: School in Finland trains elves for a theme park & other
Replies: 0
Views: 336

School in Finland trains elves for a theme park & other

There's a picture of Santa Claus's Village in Finland on the left side of the story. There may be additional pix of it after you click on the first one.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071219/lf_ ... s_elves_dc
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Wed Dec 05, 2007 6:47 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Are there any other obsessive NETFLIX consumers out there?
Replies: 28
Views: 2944

I've been a member of Netflix for going on four years and have been impressed with their inventory. Among the few problems I've encountered has been my unsuccessful attempts to rent the bonus features of Who Framed Roger Rabbit (i.e., the director's commentary and "lost" scenes). The bonus...
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:56 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Original Sesame Street no longer suitable for children?
Replies: 4
Views: 1237

Original Sesame Street no longer suitable for children?

Warnings on Sesame Street The original episodes are apparently no longer suitable for today's toddlers. By VIRGINIA HEFFERNAN Published: November 18, 2007 Sunny days! The earliest episodes of “Sesame Streetâ€￾ are available on digital video! Break out some Keebler products, fire up the DVD player ...
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Mon Nov 12, 2007 8:05 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Question about Harwell Hamilton Harris
Replies: 4
Views: 349

Nothing about Thoreau, or the Semi-Tropical Spiritualist movement (is someone pulling your leg ?) at Fellowship Park, in the book shown above. SDR There was, in fact, a Semi-Tropical Spiritualist group in walking distance from Fellowship Park. That neighborhood/area is still known as the Semi-Tropi...
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Sun Nov 11, 2007 9:12 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Question about Harwell Hamilton Harris
Replies: 4
Views: 349

Question about Harwell Hamilton Harris

I've been told that Harris was inffluenced by Henry David Thoreau (sp??) and Thoreau's interest in living with nature and that Harris, while living in Echo Park, was a part of the Semi-Tropical Spiritualist movement. I've done some internet research and haven't been able to substantiate any off this...
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Mon Nov 05, 2007 2:48 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Pix of Toy Story Fun House (Disneyland) & unused Tomorro
Replies: 0
Views: 989

Pix of Toy Story Fun House (Disneyland) & unused Tomorro

I've added pix of the Toy Story Fun House to my fun house page at MySpace and unused concepts for Tomorrowland, which are described in my blog there. http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=170791086 Also, as I mentioned in another thread there are pix I took of...
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Mon Nov 05, 2007 2:43 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Imagination Land on South Park
Replies: 4
Views: 681

I'm a bit surprised that Ronald McDonald was a "good" character. Frankly, he's always terrified me... :oops: Yeah, I always preferred the non-human residents in McDonaldland. I tried to find, in Imagination Land, the Hamburglar and the French Fry Gobblins among the villains, but I didn't ...
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Sun Nov 04, 2007 8:31 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Imagination Land on South Park
Replies: 4
Views: 681

I want to get this episode on tape/DVD, just so I can try and spot all the characters in Imagination Land.
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Thu Nov 01, 2007 1:20 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Imagination Land on South Park
Replies: 4
Views: 681

Imagination Land on South Park

Did any one else see the three-part episode of South Park about Imagination Land? (That's not the title of the episode. I can't say it here.) It ran on Halloween, and I think there will be an encore soon (tonight?). There's probably stuff in it to offend almost everyone (in different ways), but I en...
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Tue Oct 09, 2007 10:07 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Movieland Wax Museum (1962-2005)
Replies: 19
Views: 5900

I was fortunate enough to go to MOVIELAND WAX MUSEUM with the folks from http://www.ULTIMATEHAUNT.COM [Knotts Scary Farm Fans] before hitting Knotts for the Halloween Haunt ..... All I want to know is how can I get ahold of VINCENT PRICE 's prints - signature in cement [so many celebs left their pr...
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Sat Sep 29, 2007 8:43 pm
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Amusement parks of yesteryear
Replies: 31
Views: 9053

I've posted pix of the Alice in Wonderland fun house from Santa's Village (San Bernardino, CA) at my MySpace profile devoted to fun houses: http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=170791086 I've also posted a few pix of the M&Ms fun house in Las Vegas. (I on...
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Wed Sep 26, 2007 1:59 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: New film: Who Killed the Electric Car?
Replies: 43
Views: 9167

Sometimes you just feel like you need some positive energy, even if the movie has something to offer in terms of educating I felt that I know what we need to do and what will happen if we don't, but I can't watch another film that will make me upset again. I just need to move forward and start acti...
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Sun Sep 23, 2007 11:10 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: New film: Who Killed the Electric Car?
Replies: 43
Views: 9167

"who killed the electric car" was depressing and made me really angry. I didnt even watch the al gore one because I can't bear it.... The new movie about global warming, The 11th Hour, is rather depressing in the first half, but the last half instilled me with hope. There are CGI depictio...
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Sun Sep 23, 2007 9:35 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: "Esmeralda" of Bewitched dies at age 81
Replies: 0
Views: 372

"Esmeralda" of Bewitched dies at age 81

Sat Sep 22, 6:35 AM ET LOS ANGELES - Alice Ghostley, the Tony Award-winning actress best known on television for playing Esmeralda on "Bewitched" and Bernice on "Designing Women," has died. She was 81. Ghostley died Friday at her home in Studio City after a long battle with colon...
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Tue Sep 11, 2007 9:07 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: Disneyland NEW Submarine Nemo Poster
Replies: 3
Views: 1456

Has anyone been on this ride yet? I loved the Submarine Voyage, and I loved Finding Nemo (one of my favorite Pixar films), but I'm not sure if they belong in the same room together. The Submarine lagoon is in Tomorrowland, but a Finding Nemo ride sounds more appropriate for Fantasyland. I imagine it...
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Fri Sep 07, 2007 9:01 pm
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Disney legend Ward Kimball's trains dismantled
Replies: 3
Views: 628

My father remembers this train from the late '30/early '40s. He and his sisters carpooled to nursery school with the the Kimball's daughter Kelly. I think he attended birthday parties in their backyard with the train. When I visited their home in '97 or '98, they recognized my last name and remember...
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Fri Sep 07, 2007 8:50 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Rialto theater in South Pasadena threatened?
Replies: 12
Views: 3014

Yes, the silent version of, Phantom of the Opera at the Rialto sticks in the memory. I couldn't recall the anniversary though. The 60th, Thanks! Quite a night. Didn't an organist play for the ocassion? We took the opportunity to finally sit up in the mysteriously closed balcony which added to the f...
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Fri Sep 07, 2007 8:38 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Rialto theater in South Pasadena threatened?
Replies: 12
Views: 3014

The Academy Theatre in Pasadena is a worst case scenario for a classic film house in my opinion. It went from a classic palace to a mutilated multi-plex back in the mid-1980's. At least I had a chance to see the place inside before the lobotomy took place. Some remnants remain in the lobby but that...
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Sun Sep 02, 2007 11:33 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Rialto theater in South Pasadena threatened?
Replies: 12
Views: 3014

It seems to me that the Rialto had greater attendance when it was primarily a revival theater. There would be double features (and marathons and festivals), which changed every day or two. Even in the middle of weekdays, when I should have been in high school, the turnout wasn't too bad. When the de...
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Sat Sep 01, 2007 8:38 am
Forum: Roadside Rambling
Topic: 10 Things I Miss About Disneyland (article)
Replies: 2
Views: 1149

It's gotten expensive to transfer home movies to VHS/DVD, but you shouldn't have a problem selling copies to Disney collectors as a way to recoup your money. I have someone's (very impressive) home movies from the '50s through the late '60s. The person was able to sell it at Fantasy Fan Club convent...
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Tue Aug 21, 2007 1:00 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Pacific Hastings Theater "will go dark" on August
Replies: 8
Views: 1553

I remember The Island of Dr. Moreau (Frankenheimer's remake) I know someone who saw the 1970s version of Dr. Moreau there. I always hated driving down there only to realize the movie I wanted to see was at the other Hastings up the street (ahhhgg!!). I used to call a second phone number that they h...
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Sun Aug 19, 2007 3:54 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Acres of Books in Long Beach
Replies: 5
Views: 2077

Ray Bradbury has mentioned his trips there in the 1930s with his friend Ray Harryhausen. (They traveled by Red Car.)

The store is a great resource. I usually find what I'm looking for and things that I don't expect to find--at reasonable prices.

The used book store next door is really good, too.
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Sun Aug 19, 2007 3:47 pm
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Pacific Hastings Theater "will go dark" on August
Replies: 8
Views: 1553

BTW, Blade Runner was one of the more impressive presentations I recall experiencing at this theater.

I remember how in crowd scenes I could actually listen to conversations that extras were having. (I'm sorry I didn't take notes afterwards.)
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Sat Aug 18, 2007 8:02 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Pacific Hastings Theater "will go dark" on August
Replies: 8
Views: 1553

My parents remember the drive-in theater. They say there was a playground behind the screen and (I think) a train ride. For some reason, I've always made it a point to keep mental track of the movies I saw on the big screen. I've written down some that are on the top of my head. (I may add more as a...
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Fri Aug 17, 2007 10:49 am
Forum: Mid Century Modern Preservation Discussion
Topic: Pacific Hastings Theater "will go dark" on August
Replies: 8
Views: 1553

Pacific Hastings Theater "will go dark" on August

Closing the curtain By Janette Williams, Staff Writer Article Launched: 08/15/2007 01:00:29 AM PDT PASADENA - Home to one of the area's last old-style big screens, The Pacific Theatres Hastings 8 movie theater will go dark Aug. 27 and be demolished for retail redevelopment. In a statement Tuesday, P...
by I_LUV_POWER!!!!
Fri Aug 10, 2007 9:17 am
Forum: Everything Else and the Kitchen Sink
Topic: Plan 9 at 48
Replies: 5
Views: 819

I just found my program of the musical. If I can get my scanner working, I may try to post it.

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